Thursday, February 26, 2009

Simple, Handy, And Under The Radar

Recently, while scouring the local pawn shops for bargains, I aquired an old "Springfield Arms" side by side 12 gauge.(not the one pictured above) The old girl was actually made by the Crescent Arms Company sometime in the 1940's. Back then Crescent Arms made a lot of utilitarian "farmer guns" under a variety of names and mine is one of them. The previous owner had allowed the stock to get loose and quite a bit of filth and some rust to accumulate. This same genius had removed about 2 inches of both tubes. I assume he used a hacksaw but from the look of the wound it could very well have been done by a grizzly bear with steel teeth. Anyway, I tightened the stock, cleaned it up, and had a gunsmith trim the tubes to 21 inches and install a brass bead. While she still isn't much to look at she does have some nice wood and everything works fine.

Now to the interesting part, this handy little shotgun with twin cylinder bore barrells will put 6 of 9 00buck pellets in a man size target at 25yds and if that doesn't impress you, it will put 3 of 9 in the same target at 50yds. That's right 50 yds! Kingselfish and I were also able to quickly and easily hit a man sized target in the vitals with a slug at 50yds using only the bead sight. After our shooting session I think I can safely say that bad guys should stay at least 51yds away from anyone armed with this type of weapon.

Now my question. Why don't more homes have one of these? For the guy who isn't interested in guns but sees the value in protecting his home, this gun is perfect. It is handy, as simple as they get, devastatingly powerful, and legal to own in all 50 states. They have the added benefit of looking "old timey" and don't seem to cause the gun haters to soil themselves like handguns and the black guns do.

If you've got 300ish dollars, and a need for a Spartan no frills weapon that will allow you to repel the huns when they come to sack your castle, something like this could be just what you need.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Love, Sharia style

Muzzammil Hassan and his wife Aasiya are a Muslim-American success story. They came here from Pakistan 25 years ago and settled in Orchard Park, Ny, a suburb of Buffalo. They soon became influential members in the thriving Muslim community of Buffalo. Mr. Hassan was a successful banker until 2004, when at the behest of his wife he started a television station designed to combat the negative perceptions some Americans have of Muslims. The tv station has been a relative success and things have been going well for the couple, at least professionally. Unfortunately, their perfect romance would not last forever. Mrs. Hassan eventually came to realize she no longer loved her husband and recently made the painful decision to file for divorce. Then, predictably, things got all beheady.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

This Week in Islam

It seems things may be on the upswing in the Muslim world. A 23 year old Saudi woman was recently-gang raped by 5 dudes who probably look a lot like this pig. The good news is that instead of being stoned to death for adultery she was sentenced to a year in jail and 100 lashes. It's a start.

A publisher and editor of a newspaper in Calcutta have been arrested for hurting the feelings of Muslims. Seriously.

Remember Geert Wilders, the Dutch politician and film-maker who was charged with hate crimes in Amsterdam for his Islam documentary? Well, the British House of Lords invited him to England to show his film, then a British Muslim in Parliament threatened to have 10,000 frothing Muslims riot in the streets, then the House of Lords told Wilders to forget the whole deal, then he said screw you I'm coming anyway, then he went to England where he was met by customs officers at Heathrow airport, then he had his passport confiscated and was told to go home, then he said the Brits were a bunch of girls.

And that ends this week's This Week in Islam.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

No kidding

Trust me on this, Mexico City is the kidnapping capital of the world. World, I say! In 2007 the official number was 789, although Mexican authorities say most cases go unreported. And in the first 4 months of 2008 that number increased 76 percent. Kids, tourists, businessmen, and rival gang members seem to be the ransom bait of choice for the discriminating Mexican kidnapper. Fingers, toes and hands are systematically chopped off until the victim's family pays up. And I don't need to tell you what happens when the ransom isn't paid. But I'm sure none of this surprises you. Everyone knows that Mexico is a cesspool so let's move on to something more interesting, like second place.

Alright smarty pants, which city comes in number 2 on the list? Think carefully. South America is a big, bad place. Russia and parts of Eastern Europe are no strangers to all manner of foul play. Virtually the entire African continent is corrupt. And don't forget the vile pit known as the Middle East. Oh, hell, let's just get this over with, it's Phoenix, Arizona. The Phoenix, Arizona. In America. The Mexicans are playing their game on our field. Dang.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

It's about time we had some Koala cuteness on this blog

This young Koala was abandoned by its mother during a recent heatwave in Australia. Fortunately it was rescued by a family who provided sweet, refreshing water which the baby bear first tested...
then drank...
and finally...

Elections have consequences

Back in the soon to be good old days of W, the collective Left never missed a chance to ridicule the president. The hate crazies never failed to seize upon even the most trivial George Bush faux pas, using each one as a means to undermine, make fun of, and otherwise prove his unfitness for office. But my how things have changed. In his first few weeks in office, His Awesomeness has confused a window for a door, bumped his head while boarding Marine One, and made a really stupid face at an elementary school. Meanwhile the Left averted it's gaze, weakly cleared it's throat, and pretended not to notice.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Lone Ranger

America has an all volunteer military. Correction, America has an all but one volunteer military.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

By their fruits ye shall know them

Over the past few weeks I have heard several intelligent political insiders say that after being out of power for the last eight years the Democrats plan to do whatever it takes to never lose control again. They say that amnesty for illegals and creating an even larger dependent class with the help of the criminal stimulus bill are two of the methods by which the Democrats intend to create a one party state. The article below explains another.

Little noted move on census by Obama could spell GOP disaster

by Rick Moran

There's a reason the Census Bureau is a quaisi-independent agency that reports directly to the Commerce secretary.

Once every ten years, numbers from the census are used to draw the lines for Congressional districts. What makes the Census Bureau such a pivotal player, especially today, is that it is generally recognized that the districts which contain high concentrations of minorities and illegal aliens are undercounted. This is not the fault of the Census Bureau who rely on thousands of local residents to help them in carrying out the door to door counting of people but rather the general mistrust of government that keeps people from applying for the temporary jobs offered as well as the relative safety of the canvassers in many neighborhoods where the undercounts are alleged.

The census has been taken since the very early days of the republic and always in as non-partisan a manner as possible.
Until now.

The Capitol Hill publication Congressional Quarterly yesterday reported that the White House, responding to minority groups' concerns about Gregg's commitment to funding the census, has decided to have the director of the Census Bureau report directly to the White House.

Minorities are traditionally concerned about an accurate count because the census numbers are used to apportion political power, through redistricting, and federal funding, reflecting demographic changes over the past decade.

The White House move angered some House Republicans, who called it a power grab directed by White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.

Last, Congressional Quarterly updated the story, noting, "The White House took a small step back from what the senior official told CQ, releasing a statement late Thursday that couched the relationship between the Census Bureau director and the West Wing as one in which the director would work with the high-level officials rather than report directly to them."

Trying to game the census for political purposes is just about what we'd expect from this crew. They have talked so long about building a permanent majority, manipulating numbers to perhaps overcount their core constituencies should not be put past them.

If Bush/Rove had dared to do something like this it would have been headline news nationally. As it is, we hear barely a peep from the media and are not likely to in the future.

Monday, February 2, 2009


Yesterday I linked to an article from Fox News which stated that President Obama had asked for an 11 percent cut in the defense budget. Congressional Quarterly says Fox is wrong and that instead of a cut the Joint Chiefs have been given the green light for an 8 percent increase. Hell if I know. The stimulus bill is still criminal.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

The stimulus package is criminal

The Wall Street Journal calls the $825 billion stimulus package "a political wonder that manages to spend money on just about every pent-up Democratic proposal of the last 40 years". Believe it. I'm not smart enough to know if we even need a stimulus bill, but I am smart enough to know that we certainly don't need one in which only 12 cents of every $1 has any chance of spurring economic growth. And so are the Democrats. Of course, what's good for the country seldom coincides with Democrat desires.

Below is $314 billion of fat that the Democrats have included in the stimulus, every penny of it some form of welfare designed to buy votes. And while you're choking on the numbers, remember that Obama has just instructed the Joint Chiefs to cut the defense budget by almost 11% - $55 billion. Priorities.

• $83 billion in welfare payments (the earned income credit for people who don't pay income tax)
• $81 billion for Medicaid
• $66 billion on "education", more than the entire Department of Education required just ten years ago
• $36 billion for expanded unemployment benefits
• $20 billion for food stamps
• $8 billion on "renewable energy" projects, which have a low or negative return
• $7 billion for "modernizing federal buildings and facilities"
• $6 billion on urban transit systems, dominated by unions and which, almost universally, lose money
• $2.4 billion for "carbon-capture demonstration projects"
• $2 billion for child-care subsidies
• $1 billion for Amtrak, the federal railroad that hasn't turned a profit in 40 years
• $650 million for "digital TV conversion coupons" (on top of billions already spent)
• $600 million on new cars for government (added to the $3 billion already spent each year)
• $400 million for "global-warming research"
• $50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts

The Clueless Left

It is hard not to feel a twinge of pity for our homegrown America haters when the very people they try desperately to cozy up to spit in their faces. Watching the smelly little iranian prophet monkey call the Obama administration weak for agreeing to talk reminds me of one of those teen movies where the fat girl with braces and acne can't make a friend no matter how hard she tries.

Conservatives learn from history so we know that the muslims want us subjugated or dead. We know that the only reason the enemies of America prefer leaders like Obama is that such leaders make us that much easier to defeat. Leftists don't appear to learn at all. Since they hate America AND our foriegn enemies hate America, the homegrown leftist can't understand why all of that hating doesn't lead to a big hatred hugfest. Hello, you are still Americans and they will always hate you! It is sad and scary that they are too stupid to see this but still smart enough to win an election.

Radical islam and hardcore communist hate Jane Fonda and Jeremiah Wright as much as they hate Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney, but they can't dupe the latter into helping them harm America. It is a fact that traitors are almost always despised, not only by the people they betray but by the benefactors of that betrayal as well. George W. tried hard to appease the left wing in this country and look where that got him and us. If President Obama uses the same tactics to deal with our external enemies, he and we, will suffer.