Saturday, February 24, 2018

Indeed:

THIS is so very true.

each and every last one of 'em is much better than that.....

A suggestion for the NRA:

Y'all need to make a statement about all these folks who, prior to the current "Gun Control/Hate the NRA" putsch by the liberals (as they dance in the blood of 17 dead kids and school teachers)...

Just say, to all those folks who wanted out business, and now in order to Virtue Signal, suddenly don't...

Just say to them all:

"FUCK. YOU.

Our Members WILL remember you. "






Make a list of all those companies. Post it. Publish it in all the NRA magazines. Do it for a year.

Give us a list so we know exactly who NOT to spend our money with.




Stolen meme:

I stole it from the Freeholder. (with permission)

'Tis true enough though.

Lets all be careful here. Wouldn't wanna be inconsistent. Folks that are 18 shouldn't be allowed to sign contracts, get married, hold bank accounts, join the military, etc.

I mean, we gotta make sure that they are able to handle all those things and all...




who among us hasn't had a night like this at one point in our lives?

Overheard:

"CNN is to journalism what those Broward county deputies are to law enforcement"

How sadly true.

And, from AESOP in the comments:



Thanks for the artwork!

Friday, February 23, 2018

and even curiouser yet....

So not only ONE officer was, apparently, a coward.....BUT 3 others just stood there while shots were being fired in a school? I could buy one cop being a coward, but I find it hard to believe that 4 could be. Hard to believe that 4 cops could be that inept that they would just hide behind their cars while kids were being murdered. (I know I come across sometimes as Anit-Cop, but few of them are cowards)

As I said in previous posts....Curiouser and curiouser.  Things just fail to add up. (Just keep reading down for more examples....)

And one wonders how the cops could figure out who the shooter was in 10 minutes when they had a 20 minute delay to watch the videos....


Damn, I thought I had stocked enough tinfoil for hats for all my household...Now I may not even have enough for myself.


go for it. All the way

Read:

28 or Bust

I say, fuck'em. 

Yep, piss off 5 million customers:

Enterprise, (and National and Alamo...all the same company) and First National Bank of Omaha, Symantec (lifelock and Norton anti virus) and others have decided to "Cut discounts to the gun lobby’s members". 

Here's a hint for you folks: We , as NRA members, aren't the "gun lobby".... we are individuals who joined to keep our rights and joined an advocacy group that will defend them. We aren't the "Gun Lobby".....I'm not the gun lobby. I'm just a guy who like the shooting sports, who hasn't (and doesn't want to) hurt anyone, and who just wants to protect my rights from the organized folks who want to take my rights and my firearms away.....I joined the NRA because that is what they do....protect my rights.

And we, as individuals, have a lot of disposable income. (for those that don't know, guns aren't cheap, and ammo is expensive....Check out how many folks go to the NRA conventions...and how much money they spend). Folks like me spend a lot more than 20-somethings that can't pay their bills and live in their parent's basement.

Next month, I will be travelling. I will rent a car for a week. It (now) won't be Enterprise or any of their affiliated companies. (the discount isn't really much, but in principle, I simply won't do business with them because of this).
Poke a stick in my eye? Not an issue. I will simply do business elsewhere. I moved my entire retirement saving from Chase over their Virtue Signalling stupid donations to SPLC last year, (a Not Insignificant sum) because I would not let those fees charged nor the commissions gained in the handling of my money go to pay the salaries of the CEO who makes such foolish SJW moves.

Same with these companies. I have other places to spend my money.
They have, simply, chosen to reject my business and to alienate me....For good.

'Cause I have a long memory.

The only way they fix this is to reverse the decision and FIRE those responsible....publicly and loudly....and apologize Until then, I spend my money elsewhere.

ETA: Hertz too. I just cancelled my reservation with them for the rental car next month. 


Remember, Donald:

T'was , in large part, the gun owners who put you into the office you hold right now.

And trying to appease the folks that want you to restrict our freedoms is foolish.
Firstly, they won't ever be happy until there is a complete ban on private ownership of firearms. Secondly, do you really think that doing this will in any way help your position with those who opposed you? They didn't vote for you, they will never vote for you, and, indeed, they despise you and all that you stand for. Pandering to these people will alienate the folks who DID support you, who DID vote for you, and, (if you don't step on your wedding tackle too many times between now and the election) will likely vote for you again.

If you wish to fix things to prevent the sort of shooting that happened in Parkland, Fla, fix the mental health system, fix HIPPA so that mental health issues can be reported to the NICS database. Get people with mental health issues off the street and into places where they can get help and where they, and society, will be protected. Fix things so that cops can report, and get evaluated, those individuals who are disturbed, in order that they can be addressed and, if needed, taken out of society for safety, theirs and ours.

But don't piss on those who are your supporters for short term political gain. Don't bend to those who oppose you anyway....Stand there and be a leader.


Waking up this morning,

I kinda feel like shit.

But at least my name isn't Scot Peterson.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

But he went home safe at the end of his shift.....

Seems that there WAS armed security at Parkland Florida.

Deputy Scot Petersen was outside when the shooting started. and he, apparently, stayed outside.

Sheriff Scott Israel said Deputy Scot Peterson should have “went in. Addressed the killer. Killed the killer.”

If one is gonna take the role of protector, then one should, indeed, be a protector.

Now, instead, he's branded as a coward. I find it hard to believe that any man could not try to intervene, but would instead cower outside. Admittedly, this happened very quickly, but he could have at least TRIED.

I find it odd, cops are usually better than this.  But if fits with the rest of THIS. Just one more of those odd coincidences that keep popping up. 

questions re: cooking

If you could have only one spice mix in your cabinet (Montreal Steak Seasoning, Mrs Dash, Lemon Pepper, Seasoned salt, etc.)

What would it be?

Everyone has their "go to" seasoning.

Spread the word. Also, tell us where you grew up and learned about that spice, and/or where you are now if that spice is a regional thing.

I' m curious, that's why...Besides, I'm tired of commenting on the asshattery of the Liberals and their willing RINO victims. Change of pace. 

Strains the credulity

Watching the bits and pieces of the CNN "town hall" (and the rest of the MSM ) I am amazed that they that anyone would believe that the entire process with the "Students" and some politicians was anything but a scripted bit of theater. One where the questions that were asked, in the order that they were, was anything but a show designed to scare people...and to tug at their heartstrings and to make the politicians look bad.

One might think that in somewhat intelligent people (by that I mean more intelligent than a housecat....or a microwave oven) that it would be obvious enough that this was merely theater, and blatant theater at that.....



But then again, have you seen a commercial for Chevy cars lately? Apparently, theater works for a great number of our fellow citizens.

2020z ETA: Via Kenny we have this, to show how that "Town Hall" could have gone, if we had had someone who was a leader instead of a worm there. Sadly, all we had was Marco.





This should open up a # 10 can of annelids...A thought:

So after this latest school shooting, and despite the normal calls for "More Gun Control" from the Usual Suspects....

And now people are saying that we should "Strengthen the Background Check procedures".....All of , by the way, were followed.....There was, simply, no reason to deny Mr. Cruze the purchase of a firearm because there was nothing on the record for which to deny him.....No "strengthening" would have fixed that.

And people are saying that "Law Enforcement should have done something"...(which, in the case of the FBI, may be true, but in the case of the locals....what should they have done?).

I have a thought:

We have over the course of my lifetime...which is more half half a century now...as a society, completely screwed up the mental health system in our society. People who are a danger to themselves OR OTHERS are routinely pushed back out onto the street. People who should be taken in for a mental health examination simply aren't, as the police know that it is a waste of their time and their effort. At one time, these people WERE pulled away from the rest of us and held because they were a safety issue for society.

Now, having said that, at what point should someone be examined and/or held?  When should they be held? There used to be some sort of criteria, and there were places for those people that, once deemed to need it, to be held. We have destroyed the system that worked, and that kept people that were a danger, for the most part, away form the rest of the society at large.

Now, having said THAT, I need to point out that the fear that this would be abused is real, and that there are those, mostly on the Left, but also on the Right, that would abuse it, were they able. We saw that when Barry Obama tried to take freedoms and rights away from those veterans who needed help on their taxes and/or benefits, claiming that that was proof that they were incompetent....

And, really, none of us want to see another mass shooting by a disturbed teenager (as in the latest), or a young male who is drugged to his eyeballs in an attempt to keep him on the streets (Aurora, Colorado, Jared Loughner in Tucson (who should have been denied the firearm, but Momma worked for the Police Department and they never charged him when they should have) and Adam Lanza in Connecticut)

Yes, the Constitutional issues are present, and yes, this can be a very slippery slope. I understand that. No one said this would be easy. And no, I don't think that the Constitutional issues are of little import.  But, ultimately, society has to police itself and keep it's defective and dangerous members away from the rest of us much in the manner that we fence or leash a dangerous dog to protect the rest of society.

And one thing that I feel it is necessary to point out is that, logically,  if a person is deemed too much of a danger to society to be allowed the purchase or ownership of a firearm, then they are too much of a danger to society to be allowed to coexist with the rest of us....period.

Reread that sentence above: For those that would use the mental health claim to keep many of us from owning firearms: You'd have to incarcerate us. Because, again: If people are too dangerous to own a firearm, then they shouldn't be allowed near other people in society. Not have the ability to own rocks, scissors, knives, automobiles, flammable liquids, etc.  Yes, it is a statement that many disagree with. I don't care. If you are deemed unfit to own a weapon, then you shouldn't be mixing with the rest of the "normal" members of society....for the safety of the others.








Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Question:

Who, exactly, is paying for all the "teenagers" and "high school students" to travel to the state capitals and Washington DC to "talks with legislators" (and pose for the Cameras)???

Who (or what organization) is organizing the transportation and paying for the busses, lodging, meals and setting up all these meetings? Who is tipping off the media so they can have camera crews ready (and talking heads ready to commentate and pontificate)??

I mean, we are talking MILLIONS of dollars here, when you add it up. Couple of hundred dollars per "student".

Enquring minds really, really want to know. 

True:

Starting to not add up

Yes, I understand what I am beginning to sound like.

And yes, I realize that I need to buy more Reynolds Wrap. Perhaps two boxes....I have a Beanie, maybe I need a Yarmulke as well...

But really, folks, at some point, the coincidences and oddities add up, don't they?..... Strain the credibility of even a sane and normal person, much less one like me...

I mean, somehow, all these kids from Parkland, Florida got themselves organized for protests.....by themselves?

High school kids organized themselves that well and that quickly?

All those other kids across the country got together for nearly simultaneous protests?

Really? I'm expected to believe that high school kids could organize themselves like that? Across the country....all at once?

I find that odd. Very odd. The Media had people primed and ready when this happened....almost like they had advance knowledge that this shooting was coming.

All the mistakes that Law Enforcement made.....the roommate who was so well primed "he had the right and i wouldn't stop him".....The collection of Anti and Ex-NRA folks....all those who are firearms owners but who "want restrictions on Second Amendment rights" that they are interviewing (I've never met a firearms aficionado who wants restrictions on their right to keep and bear....ever).....No way they came up with all those in a few days.....

Yeah, I went there, and yes, it disturbs me that I can even consider that people would do what I am suggesting.

Add in the info from the post BELOW....

Things just seem....off ....here....I am actually beginning to wonder if this is a false flag event.


(07:58CDT) ETA: AAANNND then there is THIS to consider.....Curiouser and curiouser, innit?

1933 Z ETA(2): And then there is this, as well. 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Gotta ask: Where did he get the money?

Seems that this Cruz fellow, who shot up the school in Florida, somehow, despite working as a clerk in the Dollar store, was able to find the scratch to buy 10 firearms in the year preceding his crime at the school.

Ten. Firearms.

Now, I don't know what he had, exactly.

But figure this:

His AR cost about $600 (to start, more if he got fancy).

Magazines, he had IIRC, 10, so that was about $100.

Plus 9 other firearms. Figure a minimum of $250 each if he went used.  So that is another $2500 or more.
Odd that....Odd that he could come up with that kind of cash.....On a salary just a bit above minimum wage. Probably not full time, either, as the Dollar store has few full time folks.

When I was making minimum wage or a bit more, I didn't have the scratch to FEED my one gun purchase (which I bought used, and saved for MONTHS to buy), much less buy 9 more....
Where did he get the money?

Don't forget, he had $500 or more worth of other "tactical" gear on that day as well.

Where did he get the cash for that?

Perhaps he stopped eating for a month or two.....

Election time is approaching

And, with it, the cries about making "The Wealthy" and the Millionaires and Billionaires having to pay their "Fair Share".
Especially on the Chicago TV stations. Were one looking at it from outside our culture and country, you'd think every one of the candidates is a Socialist...

'Cause they all want all of the "Wealthy" (note that wealthy is undefined, but most of the candidates have a fair bit of wealth) to pay whatever they think (but won't define) is a "Fair Share"...


Really? Cause if we do that, folks, you won't like it.

Tax revenues will drop by about 45% if we all paid our "Fair Share" Most voters taxes aren't even a rounding error in the actual tax tolls. The bottom 40% don't even PAY taxes. It is the top 10% that pays the bills for the rest.

So, tell me, what, exactly, is the "Fair Share" of which you speak?? Should we all pay 20%? 30%? 50%? What, (and please, be specific) constitutes a "Fair Share" of income that we all should pay?

(Note I said "All". Yep, if you want to do 50% taxes, then we all get to do 50% from the kid making minimum wage on up. 
That's "fair" in my definition.) 

I'm all for it, but I'd like it defined beforehand. 

Monday, February 19, 2018

But of COURSE they had no idea

No idea at all as to who might have organized the Anti-Trump rally. 

Sure, they had no idea. (I believe that, the Easter Bunny told me so, along with Santa.)

It was, apparently, the "Russians".

And the MSM (at least the mostly liberal leaners, anyway) who gave good coverage to the "Anti" rally and scant coverage of the "Pro" rally.

( I have always thought that the press had a tie in with the "Russians"....The Soviets used them well during the Vietnam era to disseminate propaganda manipulate public opinion regarding the war, and there are, if one bothers to look, many other examples of foreign manipulation of the press.

Unwitting? Perhaps, but not likely. They aren't that stupid, they had to know. Not saying Trump and his campaign are completely innocent, but the press was SURELY colluding to manipulate the election (and not for Trump). Perhaps with the Russians, surely with each other.

If you believe otherwise, then you are either a fool, a dupe, or a tool.


Like shooting goldfish in a Fishbowl

Press the right buttons.....

Dude at the gunshow wearing a "Bernie Sanders" shirt (complete with some logo) :

Me: "Bernie was Robbed, Hillary stole the nomination"

Him: "Yes, you are right! In fact, there is proof that.........."

Everyone else moved away, and he was still gibbering to anyone who would listen (and no one in particular) when I too walked away.
I have no idea how long it took for him to wind down.

I just couldn't resist though. 

Y'know..

If all those folks who are screaming about Gun Control ("We must take action!!!") would take the time to organize and spend half as much energy as they do in ineffective "protests" that really do nothing but boost the egos of the people leading them, and instead would organize to patrol and defend around and near the schools, they could probably actually accomplish something, either by deterring the next miscreant or being in a position to take action if and when. Wouldn't even need to be armed with firearms, really. A decent truncheon would work..or a Tazer or pepper spray (all of which are illegal in these school zones).

But that would require that they actually think, think ahead and plan, and not just be reactionary....which is where their failing is. Likely, in about 10 days, they'll find another shiny object meme of the day to watch and froth over.

Plus, of course, it would require them to take action themselves, and not expect someone else to do so, which is (generally) their thought process.




Some days

I'm just sayin'


Sunday, February 18, 2018

Terribly sexist ad

I'm posting this as an example of one. just so you'll know what they might look like:



Saturday, February 17, 2018

In which the Feebies take some of the blame:

Or, as some call them, the Feebles.

Either way, kids are dead, likely because of their inaction and lack of attention. How many folks will get fired for this (Yes, that was a rhetorical question, we all know the answer is zero)



On January 5, 2018, a person close to Nikolas Cruz contacted the FBI’s Public Access Line (PAL) tipline to report concerns about him. The caller provided information about Cruz’s gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting.

Under established protocols, the information provided by the caller should have been assessed as a potential threat to life. The information then should have been forwarded to the FBI Miami Field Office, where appropriate investigative steps would have been taken.

We have determined that these protocols were not followed for the information received by the PAL on January 5. The information was not provided to the Miami Field Office, and no further investigation was conducted at that time.

Off to the Gunshew

Valparaiso gunshow (Dunes Pistol and Rifle Club).

I'll be selling raffle tickets for My gun club.

And, of course, shopping for bargains.

If yer there, stop by and get a raffle ticket at the VPRC table. .


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Quote of the week:

"A well fed man has many problems, a starving man has but one."

Source unknown

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

I'd like to see this:

Seems that Trumps budget includes a proposed cut (to zero in 2 years) of funding for both PBS and NPR.

Now, I do believe that once these were good uses of Federal money. Once.

Now, both PBS and NPR have become biased, and they run commercials , actual PAID commercials. Which makes them government funded propaganda outlets for the DNC that also get to charge for advertising time just like a commercial station.

PBS and NPR haven't been evenhanded in their reporting or the commentary they allow in many decades. They took the gloves off during the Clinton (Bubba, not Hillary) days, and then ramped the liberal game up after that, especially during the days of Barry the O.

They don't even pretend not to be a spokesman for the DNC anymore.

So yes, I support the defunding of both NPR and CBS. Where they were once educational and gave a platform for budding artists and for history and documentaries, they have lost their mission long ago.
If they and their programming are worth saving, then someone will fund them. If not, then they deserve to fade away. 

Well, that's a change for me....Flashlights

So like most folks, I had always believe that a brighter flashlight is a better flashlight. I mean, more lumens makes for more happiness, right? More lumens make it easier to see, and work, and (up till now) I had never said "gee I wish this light (or headlamp) was dimmer and had a much lower output".

Yeah, that was before I had to fly at night. The lowest output light I own (I brought 3) is about a hundred lumens.....Which is about 94 lumens too many for the task in a small airplane at night. I mean, I had 2 lights with me that have both red and white light which are what I would have considered "low output" (and they were too bright by a factor of 10), and one additional  light that is like looking at the sun......

But in a small plane at 4500 feet, trying to look outside and compare what I see below and read a sectional chart, one needs a lumen count in the single digits, not one with 3 zeros to the left of the decimal.....

And now I gotta go find a decent LOW output penlight or headlamp.

Pilots: any suggestions? 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Interesting:

So some executive orders that were enacted illegally cannot be undone by a second executive order......

Or at least that is what the courts said today. 

Seems that a Clinton appointed judge says that an Executive order that was, on it's face, illegal (But written and signed by a Democrat) cannot be undone by a legally enacted Executive order by a Republican....

So somehow, Executive orders become law if they are in place long enough....IF done by Democrat. Why do we allow this? This wasn't LAW, enacted by the legislature it was a proclamation. Why do we allow ANY president to use executive orders this way? 

I mean, I may not be 19 anymore, but.....

Someone seems to think that I need some of those Wood Pills,

A lot.
They keep sending me mail offering great discounts.

I'm not sure what the difference between Levitra,Cialis and whatever it is that starts with a "V".

I'm not sure why they think so, either.....nor am I comfortable having someone think they know all that about my member, even if they are (so far at least) wrong in their assessment.....

So far, my junk still works, so I just send those messages to Spam.

Must be a lot of profit in chinese knockoffs of stiffy pills though. 

Monday, February 12, 2018

Exactly right:

"I will support a package consistent with what the voters said," Jordan told "Fox News Sunday." "What they want is border security first. Build a border security wall, end the chain migration, get rid of this crazy visa lottery. Sanctuary city policy, get rid of those. Do those things first and then we will deal with the [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] situation."

It isn't that I don't feel for the DACA kids. Some are truly wanting to be citizens, and have the US as their primary loyalty.

Some, however, don't.

And Illegal Immigration leads to Undocumented car reposessors, unlicensed street pharmacists,  and other crimes along with those who just want a better life. Plus suppression of wages, especially at the bottom end.

At the end of the day, everyone should want border security, unless you are a Latino first and a US citizen second, which means you put Race before Country.

Wall. First. Then we can deal with the rest. BUT BUILD THE WALL FIRST. 

I larfed and larfed

And then I laughed some more....


It is kinda true. And funny as hell:





Can you imagine though, if a white man parodied some of the things that are strange (to us) about a Black gathering?

Oh the HughManatee!!

Remember Trump said

That Europe wasn't spending enough to keep it's commitments to NATO?
That they couldn't field the required naval, airforce, or land forces?

He was right:

 German defense official warned the country’s navy is running out of combat-capable vessels & will be unable to deploy overseas. He said that several frigates & auxiliary ships were already decommissioned due to their age.
“The Navy is running out of deployment-capable ships,” Hans-Peter Bartels, chief of the German parliament’s defense committee, told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper. He said that the problem has snowballed over time, because old ships were taken out of service but no replacement vessels were provided.

NATO doesn't have the ability to fight, because they don't have the personnel nor the materiel with which to do so.

They've been spending the money they SHOULD have been on their military on Social Programs for at least the past 20 years.....and hiding behind the Skirts of the US for military defense. ...same as the rest of NATO.....and Canadia.

****

And this is what the Obama administration tried to do to the US armed forces, and the DNC type folks are STILL trying to do to the US military.
The US military isn't far behind that of NATO.....maintenance has been deferred, ships and planes haven't been replaced, other material is not in the pipeline for replacement as it wears out. 

Sunday, February 11, 2018

And this is scary:

Seems that there is a shortage of Blue Agave, which leads (soon) to a shortage of tequila. 

Now, for some, this is a serious issue.

Luckily for me, I no longer drink tequila, having learned that there is a correlation between how much of that evil drink I consume and how many fights I get into, and, as a consequence, how many interactions with the po-po I have afterwards (Seems that tequila makes me break out in handcuffs....usually proned out on the ground).

But for some folks I know, this could be a serious issue.

Besides, real (ahem) mature men drink whiskey. 

Rightthink:

Now, I don't know the methodology, nor how the kid controlled for other variables, nor if the kid is biased or not.

However:

A science fair project at a California high school faced criticism earlier this week after it compared race and IQ levels in connection to participation in an elite program at the school, The Sacramento Bee reported Saturday.

Seems that people complained abut the conclusions without ever finding out if the methods used led to a valid conclusion.

Now, I know a significant number of very intelligent folks of African ancestry. Same same (although fewer) of people of southeast Asian ancestry (I just know fewer of them). Same with Hispanics.

Lots of very smart people, and, lets face it, lots of dumb ones too. Same with white (european ancestry) folks.

I would think that the incredibly smart percentage of those minority students are already IN better schools, and likely their parents area also exceptional examples who are likely wealthy enough to not need to sent their kids to public school....therefore they weren't a part of the studied group. This does not, however, make the study inaccurate. The study does match my experience with people  in general.

Are the results and conclusions of the study correct? I dunno. I really don't care.

However, the fact that the science fair project was pulled because it makes some people uncomfortable is what I find objectionable. 

Just plain fookin' stoopid?

Or is this a setup for GoFundME campaign to get even more money?

I find it hard to think that anyone could be THAT stupid. (on second thought, no, I really don't, look at their ages. Probably were Obama voters and SJW types too)
'Tis one thing to follow your dreams when you are in your 20's. It is another to embark on an adventure like this with NO experience, NO insurance and NO knowledge of what the hell you are doing.

'We sold everything to do this and lost it in 20 minutes': Couple, who ditched their lives to move to a 28-foot sailboat despite having no experience on the water, have to be rescued when their boat SINKS two days in

The compassionate part of me feels sorry for them......(Nope, who am I kidding. I don't)


Saturday, February 10, 2018

Food for thought:

Read THIS. (and read the embedded link therein)

She's right..mostly. But so is "Thales" (follow the links to see what I am talking about)....Go ahead, I'll have a cuppa while you read 'em...


Back? Ok, who is right?

Answer: BOTH of 'em are. There are exceptions, but for the most part those generalities are correct. Stereotypes exist for a reason.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I gotta go outside and plow (and shovel and otherwise clear) snow.....Bein' as I am the man and all.

YMMV.




Friday, February 9, 2018

Google/Blogger issues.

Not just my blog, lots of Blogger sites are having issues. Conservative and other wise, so it isn't a conspiracy like we thought. (Not that Google doesn't have the right to kick us all off, if they chose to)

Do not adjust your set. 

Snowpocalypse?:

So the forecast is for snow.....maybe 8 inches....maybe 12 inches over a 24 hour period.

Now, if this were Houston, I could see where it could be an issue. This is the greater Chicago metro area.
In Winter.

And yet they are acting as badly as the folks in Atlanta did last year. I mean, inches of snow....not feet. Pretty much zero wind. Slippery roads, but that is part of Winter.

Jesus. What wimps they are making us into.  Or maybe what wimps this next generation of Millennials is....I dunno.


Not happy

This budget bill SUCKS BALLS.

It goes to show, again, how ineffective out Republican leadership is, at least in Congress.

In my opinion, they should have stood fast and made a decent budget. Let the shutdown happen if that is what it takes.

I'm not so sure Trump should have signed this bill.

And, Republicans.....And Donnie: WHERE IS THE FUNDING FOR THE BORDER WALL?

C'mon boys! Where is the wall y'all promised?

Yer letting thousands in every day. Maybe tens of thousands.

I'd go for minefields as a temporary measure.....


He still can't stop talking about it.

So a week or so ago, I heard one of the young men who works the front desk at the flight school where I am taking my lessons say that he wanted to fire a pistol someday.

"Not a problem," I said, "tell me when you are available. I belong to a range, so we can go anytime but Tuesday or Thursday."  (competition nights)

He took me up on my offer, and brought one of the other guys who work at the school who has a few firearms, and we did a range night with pistols.

Safety briefing, rules, and then to the shooting.

Strung targets at 21 feet and then we were off.

Started off with a 1911-22 and a Buckmark, then to a Sig 250 in 9mm, then a couple of 1911's. He liked the .22's, not so much the Sig 250, and really liked the 1911 in ,45 ACP.

Yeah, that smile.You know the one I am talking about, if you've ever taken a newbie to a range.

He's still talking about it. Wants to know when we can go again.

Anti-Gunners can't compete with that....