Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Pinata Meets Shotgun

While I will joust with the occasional wind mill and will gleefully take a whack at my favorite pinata, Che Guevara and those who idolize him, I in no way come close to the job that Humberto Fontova does on destroying the mythology of the left's icon.

While I might take a whack at the pinata, Humberto Fontova uses a shotgun.

Go read the whole thing.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Ammo Prices Heading Down?

Do not get excited just yet but there is talk of ammunition production from U.S. arsenals may be winding down. This may result in older ammunition being designated as surplus and disposed of. Should this come to pass I will stock up again.

Hat tip to Says Uncle.

Hell Yes

I am not one to fantasize over weapons from science fiction shows, books or games.

However this time I have actually been very impressed.

Gears of War, a game for the Xbox 360 has an assault rifle with an integral chain saw bayonet.

That's right a bayonet you can rev up like a chainsaw and cut your enemies into two at close quarters.

Here is a little footage.




Nothing says, "grooovy" like chain sawing your enemies.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Exploding The Myth

The Volokh Conspiracy has a post on the myth that the late, unlamented National Socialist German Workers Party was as its name suggests socialist in operation.

Another example of how those who think they know what is best for you on the left of the political spectrum have a history of delivering widespread misery.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

A-Viking

The Danes are on the move again.

Ware the terror from the sea. No doubt the isles and the coasts of Europe are feeling the numbing fear as the raiders from the sea are loose again.

Well not quite.

These modern Danes have built a long ship and are sailing it to Dublin. No plans have been made to carry off cattle, despoil churches and kidnap women.

Now if you will excuse me I find myself moved to sharpen my bearded axe, oil my sword and paint my shield.

Hat tip to Law Dog.

Next Time You Hear

How dangerous it is for police officers and how they need all the tactical gear and the element of surprise that "No Knock" warrants provide them think of this chart:

Notice that in the top 10 most dangerous jobs neither police officer or fireman appear.

This is another reason that my heroes have always been farmers. Granted I am likely to be genetically predisposed to this position as a large percentage of my family were farmers. But that does not change the facts. You are more likely to die working a farm than in police uniform.

So the next time you hear someone speaking of the dangers of their jobs you should tell them to try wearing overalls and getting on the old Oliver tractor to disc their field or harvest beans, wheat or corn, knowing that emergency medical care is hours away.

Indeed we should take care to think of those who supply us with the food we all eat, from the farmers and fishermen to the truck driver who delivers it to our grocery stores, their jobs represent three of the top 10 most dangerous jobs.

Guide To Spotting Concealed Weapons

Conservative Scalawag has a post on behavior that is watched for by police on spotting concealed weapons.

Note they leave out deliberate behavior displaying the concealed weapon. While this is contrary to logic those who deem themselves predators at life's watering hole will "flash a glimpse" of their weapon to intimidate others. This can be inadvertently done by perfectly law abiding citizens as well.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Show Me Change In Gun Control

The Show Me state, my place of birth, today had reasonable changes in gun control laws enacted.

This is not a new "assault weapon" ban, a ban on large capacity magazines or ban handguns in the state capitol. Nor is this change to restrict purchases to one gun a month.

Missouri enacted its Castle Doctrine law. No longer will unscrupulous Nifong's (I apologize for the redundancy) be able to bring charges against home owners who shoot intruders.

Also the principal tool for discriminating against those deemed "undesirable" as firearms owners, the legal requirement to go to the county sheriff and obtain a permit to purchase a handgun has been eliminated.

These changes are powerful statements to the criminal class; stay away from our homes. Here you are the prey not the predator.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

You know Its Bad When

Christian religious leaders are begging for their country to be invaded to relieve the starvation.

ZIMBABWE’S leading cleric has called on Britain to invade the country and topple President Robert Mugabe. Pius Ncube, the Archbishop of Bulawayo, warned that millions were facing death from famine, unable to survive amid inflation believed to have soared to 15,000%.

Mugabe, 83, had proved intransigent despite the “massive risk to life”, said Ncube, the head of Zimbabwe’s 1m Catholics. “I think it is justified for Britain to raid Zimbabwe and remove Mugabe,” he said. “We should do it ourselves but there’s too much fear. I’m ready to lead the people, guns blazing, but the people are not ready.”

Some parts of Zimbabwe have seen 95% of crops fail, leaving families with only two or three weeks’ food supply to last a year. Prices in the shops are more than doubling every week and Christopher Dell, the American ambassador, predicts that by the end of the year inflation could hit 1.5m%.

Formerly the breadbasket of Africa, Zimbabwe now has massive starvation due to Mad Bob Mugabe's land redistribution program. This is where farms were taken out of the hands of descendants of Western colonists and given to ZANU party supporters and his Chimurenga "war veterans".