Archive for November, 2008

Managed to get some range time in yesterday to put the Para through its paces. This was the pistol I was supposed to have all this time. Only one hiccup, and that was the infamous "ride the trigger" event where you can lock the pistol up if you only halfway release the trigger after a shot. My fault, though and not the pistol's. I was watching people left and right of me miss at 7 yards. I couldn't help but peek at their grips to see if I could discern anything. Some were "tea cupping" and one...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/30/2008 4:34:06 PM | Feedback (10)
So, early this morning the UPS Harbinger of Joy dropped by the house and reunited me with my Para Gun Blog .45. Much happiness ensued. Everything clicks and whirs, trigger works, safety safetifies, magazines go in and out. I'm dying to hit the range to make sure all goes well (and to practice shooting at 25 yards more). Now, I'm almost out of the wonderful ammo supplied by International Cartridge Corporation, and while I'd love nothing more than to plow away using their wonderful composite...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/28/2008 8:52:10 PM | Feedback (8)
The eldest tied her own shoes today. Wow. It goes so fast.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/28/2008 12:18:12 PM | Feedback (3)
The Para just showed up. Need to figure out how to hit the range this weekend somehow, although I don't think the schedule is going to allow for it.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/28/2008 9:58:40 AM | Feedback (0)
No. Really! Screw the diet, forget about the cholesterol (I know I will be) and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/27/2008 10:16:08 AM | Feedback (3)
You sure as hell don't ask someone who shoots a mother holding her infant (in the face, I might add) to hawk your rifles. You could power Congress for 3 years with that much dumb....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/26/2008 1:41:47 PM | Feedback (5)
Growing up in Atlanta, it was a law that on any drive longer than 1 hour, you had to stop to eat at a Waffle House. Being a law abiding citizen, I always followed that to a T. I love Waffle House. Greasy, messy, and totally delicious. I never did figure out how they added 80% gristle into a T-bone steak, but they did. A few nights ago the family had a bunch of stuff going on and the Mrs. and I pretty much fed the girls and skipped dinner ourselves. Eventually I got hungry and, with the lack of...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/26/2008 9:38:12 AM | Feedback (8)
Mad Rocket Scientist goes toe to toe with an individual armed with a lethal sense of stupidity. Speaks RS and soon enough I found myself in discussion with a person who, well, I think this says it all: That decision reflected right wing dogma that ignores the availability issue and attempts to divert the desire to address the root of the problem by arrogantly prescribing that "criminals" are the problem.   I mean, wow... I can't even begin to consider how to argue with something like that....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/26/2008 8:16:12 AM | Feedback (7)
Next time, bring a lot more insurgents FARAH PROVINCE, Afghanistan — In the city of Shewan, approximately 250 insurgents ambushed 30 Marines and paid a heavy price for it. ... “I didn’t realize how many bad guys there were until we had broken through the enemies’ lines and forced them to retreat. It was roughly 250 insurgents against 30 of us,” the corporal said. “It was a good day for the Marine Corps. We killed a lot of bad guys, and none of our guys were seriously injured.” OOHRAH!...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/24/2008 8:55:28 PM | Feedback (14)
This article is outstanding Imagine there's an elderly widow down the street from you. She has neither the strength to mow her lawn nor enough money to hire someone to do it. Here's my question to you that I'm almost afraid for the answer: Would you support a government mandate that forces one of your neighbors to mow the lady's lawn each week? If he failed to follow the government orders, would you approve of some kind of punishment ranging from house arrest and fines to imprisonment? I'm...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/24/2008 12:59:52 PM | Feedback (4)
Breda is shocked to find her blog is Gender Analyzed to be 59% man. I only pegged out at 72%. I attribute this to the fact that I said "I'm sorry" one time, and that automatically dings any man-points you might have. For fun, let's check out the gender of some other web sites. CNN We have strong indicators that is written by a woman (93%) MSNBC comes in at a manly 79%, but that's primarily due to the large number of Rogaine ads. And my favorite, The Lightbringer's own page ...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/24/2008 12:43:35 PM | Feedback (5)
I prefer the answer of "No carpet. Hardwood floors" myself.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/24/2008 11:23:46 AM | Feedback (11)
Over at Tam's, discussing Obama as "The Light Bringer" The light he brings will remind us of CFLs: Really bright, expensive, and hard to read by. Oh, and toxic when broken.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/24/2008 10:01:55 AM | Feedback (0)
Yesterday, I received a package in the mail from Para USA that contained a 2009 Calendar (which I'm this close to putting up at work) and a DVD from Blackwater. Lo and behold, it's got the full video of my first shoot house run. That was the most fun I have ever had in my life. I admit, I was surprised as everyone else that I did that well. I don't honestly remember if I used my Crimson Trace laser sights or not. I was more concerned with only shooting 6 shots then reloading, which I managed...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/22/2008 10:05:20 PM | Feedback (6)
I'm not going to lie, I don't need a Desert Eagle. You can't conceal them, they're too heavy and bulky, but dammit you can shoot a .357 Magnum out of them and what red blooded American doesn't love the .357 Magnum cartridge? It's all about the WANT!!! Granted, most people would get the DE in 50AE or 44Magnum, and I can't blame them. But there's a soft spot in my heart for .357 Magnum and if I ever hit the lottery and finally get my fill of 1911's in 10mm, the Desert Eagle will be next on my...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/22/2008 9:46:19 AM | Feedback (11)
Sorry, but if you need a study to figure out this The other statistic that emerged from a study of active killers is that they almost exclusively seek out "gun free" zones for their attacks. you're a little behind the times. We've been saying this for ages.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/21/2008 3:27:07 PM | Feedback (4)
Just realized my GTI has Launch Control. It's like fate wants me to get a speeding ticket.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/21/2008 2:31:40 PM | Feedback (5)
Bring me back my Para! Just got notice it should be on its way Monday, meaning I'll have it on Tuesday. So, I definitely have to get some range time in before the next IPSC shoot. I may skip December in order to get a bit more practice time in being that I may have come in last place due to malfunctions, I definitely didn't shoot as well as I should have nonetheless. 20% tighter grip - that's my training goal for the next time.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/21/2008 2:28:32 PM | Feedback (0)
Four officers used batons and capsicum spray to remove him. They found a 750-millilitre jar around his penis and noted that Weatherley attempted to continue "pleasuring himself in between bouts of wrestling". A search of his car uncovered pornography, a home-made sex aid, women's stockings and a Jack Russell terrier. I guess that's how they roll Down Under
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/21/2008 10:38:10 AM | Feedback (2)
Sig229R. I love Sigs. Every one I've handled felt right and the ones I've shot were wonderful. Personally, I love the .357 Sig cartridge although that'd be a bear to reload.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/21/2008 7:31:36 AM | Feedback (6)
Another WANT SO BADLY BUT CANNOT AFFORD - STI sent me and email informing me The Two: The first is called the "Perfect 10" and is a knock off of a gun that we created for a movie a while back. Pretty big pistol! Think 6" Tactical in 10mm with Unique slide and full length dust cover cut for multiple tactical accessory catches. This is the only pistol that we plan to chamber in 10mm. I love the 10mm. I want so badly a 1911 in 10mm that I can taste it. Unfortunately, I've yet to find a 10mm 1911...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/20/2008 11:44:26 AM | Feedback (15)
I owe everyone an apology. My post regarding the officer shooting a guy accidentally apparently was a little uncalled for. Brad reminds me that I shouldn't make hasty judgements considering it wasn't my ass on the line in that situation. And he's entirely correct. I am a police officer. I have had occasion to run with a firearm in my hand. I have been in stressful situations while making felony arrests. During some of these arrests, I thought my life was in danger. I have had adrenaline...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/19/2008 8:20:56 PM | Feedback (12)
Turbaconducken. Making and eating something like that has just found its way onto my bucket list. That, and the fact that there is a web site devote to bacon just made my day. Hat tip to the most well armed, Baconiest librarian I know
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/19/2008 1:19:40 PM | Feedback (2)
But apparently common sense doesn't fly with "Only Ones" FDLE: Marshal's Shooting Of Suspect Accidental, Justified Ok, riddle me this - How can an accident be "justified"? Justification is required for intentional events, not "Oops! Sorry!" The FDLE has released an 83-page report about the shooting of David Christopher Sills, who had been sought on felony drug warrants when he was shot Oct. 16. Sills, 26, was later arrested at St. Joseph's Hospital on felony cocaine trafficking warrants. 83...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/19/2008 1:17:03 PM | Feedback (6)
I'm celebrating not by purchasing ammunition, but rather the gear needed to make my own in .45 ACP. This, of course, assumes my Para will actually come back to me... Official Web Site
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/19/2008 9:28:42 AM | Feedback (3)
Seriously. How many pairs of pants did this idiot go through when writing this article? Thousands of weapons are for sale. Glock 23 fully automatic pistols, Uzi nine millimeters, Colt 44 magnum Anacondas. Some cost less than $100. ... He points to a Springfield XD 9 millimeter semi-automatic pistol. "Not legal in California," the box reads. "The only things these are used to hunt for is people," Zelenka says. Joe Zelenka is a complete fucking moron, too. I'd say there are hundreds of...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/18/2008 4:50:48 PM | Feedback (5)
From Armed Canadian over in a rather spirited discussion at Sebastian's about the term "Fudd" the only difference between a hunting rifle and a sniper rifle is the target. A good point to hammer home in the heads of Fudds hunters who don’t mind banning weapons they don’t use.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/18/2008 3:14:26 PM | Feedback (7)
4th Generation Glocks - Same gun, different pattern on the grip! OOOH, maybe they can come in different shades of black and be called 5th generation! Seriously, when I consider a different model of a firearm, I want it to have major changes, not just a different stippling pattern. Heck, change the grip angle since that seems to be the #1 complaint about Glocks. I love my G29. Reliable, ugly as a brick, and conceals nicely. Uncomfortable to shoot more than a half hour. Feels like an extension of...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/18/2008 1:03:48 PM | Feedback (4)
Come time, I think I might give old Charlie the boot. I have no need for this: Crist, Palin Differ On Path For GOP ... That success, Crist said over and over, came from a new kind of Republicanism he's fighting to put into practice in Florida, and that he says the party should practice nationally. Virtually every time he spoke, Crist threw in the word "inclusiveness." Unlike other attendees, he didn't look for chances to trash Democrats, or blame the party's problems on the press. "In my...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/17/2008 1:36:12 PM | Feedback (13)
A teenage boy shoots himself with a blank-loaded pistol The gun somehow fired at about 6:20 p.m. Saturday as Tucker removed it from the locked cabinet in preparation for a show an hour later, Van Fleet said. The shot hit Tucker in the head, and despite being rushed to the hospital, he was dead before 10 p.m. When I was in combat training in the Marines, we had an instructor put a cleaning rod in an M16 loaded with blanks. He pulled the trigger and lodged the rod into the trunk of a tree. That...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/17/2008 10:52:44 AM | Feedback (10)
Man Who Threatened Suicide Fatally Shot By St. Pete Officer It was suicide by cop, to be sure, but it's still an odd way to go.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/17/2008 10:26:22 AM | Feedback (1)
So, the eldest of the crotch-fruit had her Fall Festival on Friday which was a lot of fun. It was held at the local high school's football field, so being a school function on school grounds, it would have been illegal for me to carry my concealed firearm (my father the cop, however was under no such restrictions). So, assuming I was a law abiding gun owner and disarmed, how exactly did that make those kids any safer? I tried to look for the invisible force field that kept the criminals out as...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/17/2008 10:17:17 AM | Feedback (3)
Because how the hell can I beat this? Going to a Bond flick and complaining about the lack of a plot is like going to an Episcopalian church service and complaining about the lack of strippers.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/17/2008 7:37:32 AM | Feedback (4)
My cat can lick its own neck.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/15/2008 4:52:15 PM | Feedback (5)
A man who helped kill a police officer is offered a reduced sentence for coming forward about the crime. He declines Then Gamble spoke. He didn't want his sentence changed, he said. He deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison. All he wants is for the remaining suspect to be brought to justice and have to face the victim's family. Gamble was involved in the murder of a police officer when he and his group were busted planning a bank robbery. For years, nobody knew what happened to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/14/2008 12:40:35 PM | Feedback (1)
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/14/2008 10:18:53 AM | Feedback (5)
This doesn't help at all. Shortened story - 8th grade girls decides to see how "tolerant" other kids in her school are by wearing a McCain T-shirt. Turns out, not so much "People were upset. But they started saying things, calling me very stupid, telling me my shirt was stupid and I shouldn't be wearing it," Catherine said. Then it got worse. "One person told me to go die. It was a lot of dying. A lot of comments about how I should be killed," Catherine said, of the tolerance in Oak Park....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/13/2008 2:11:04 PM | Feedback (11)
For 8 years, the rabid left has been calling Bush a coke-head for his past usage and that it affected his ability to perform as CiC. Obama has apparently snorted a little happy powder from time to time in his past as well and I wonder how important that is now to the same people? Watch closely as I don't hold my breath. Personal view? Couldn't care less about either. A person could have mainlined Ty-D-Bol to induce hallucinations of Merle Haggard and Barry White singing covers of Metallica for...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/13/2008 9:34:44 AM | Feedback (3)
Uncle wears Crocs?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/13/2008 8:45:31 AM | Feedback (8)
Xavier solves a problem I've had with my Ruger 22/45.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/13/2008 7:35:36 AM | Feedback (1)
Yeah, I'm in a poopy mood but I have to admit at least dinner this week has been nothing short of amazing. Tonight, the Mrs. made pasta fagioli which was phenomenal. And the other day, we had balsamic glazed chicken which literally was painful to make (both because I had a paper cut on my finger and the fact that the marinade smelled so good it made my stomach hurt). We topped it off with grilled asparagus, one of my girls' favorite foods. I highly suggest you try that recipe. You might want to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/12/2008 7:07:17 PM | Feedback (0)
If you're in my age range, you might remember the big hit of Hypercolor T-Shirts. I had one myself and I loved it. It was like a tie-dyed shirt that was constantly changing. I was reading something somewhere and it brought back memories (in fact, I actually signed up for the Marines wearing my Hypercolor shirt!) I remember one girl in high school, though who had one that was black, but turned pink when hot. I remember it clearly because she only ever had two, large pink spots on her shirt at...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/12/2008 1:47:20 PM | Feedback (3)
Ah, gun bigot and all around compulsive liar John Rosenthal (who may also be a child molester, he probably hasn't been caught yet, but I can't confirm that) brings up 7 magical, fairy tale dreams on how The One can stop "gun violence" from day one of his rule administration. #1 Mandatory criminal background checks for all gun sales Basically, ban private sales. This is the ever failing but never giving up strategy of closing the mythical gun show loophole. Of course, they have a point. If...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/12/2008 12:39:23 PM | Feedback (3)
Unfortunately, my depression has decided to show back up, crushing my spirit and sucking every last happy thought right out of my skull. Oddly, as horrific as depression is, I'm still not receiving commands from my gun collection to fellate a muzzle and play fast and loose with the Four Rules. My mini-arsenal is so disappointing. In an amazing twist of irony, the same brain that decided life sucks and that I should just mope around like an angst ridden teenager apparently has decided that a...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/12/2008 9:53:28 AM | Feedback (12)
While nowhere near the longevity of it's brethren rovers that are still hobbling along the surface, it did serve its purpose and worked longer than was expected November 10, 2008 -- NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander has ceased communications after operating for more than five months. As anticipated, seasonal decline in sunshine at the robot's arctic landing site is not providing enough sunlight for the solar arrays to collect the power necessary to charge batteries that operate the lander's...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/11/2008 9:48:14 AM | Feedback (8)
John Gutmacher explains Got an email today, and I thought I'd better give you a quick warning about warning shots -- just in case you haven't already read my book, and don't know. A warning shot is always the "use of deadly force" in Florida, and therefore unless you can lawfully use deadly force at the time the warning shot is fired -- you could be arrested and charged with a felony (normally aggravated assault) that carries a twenty (20) year mandatory minimum sentence vs. the three (3) year...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/10/2008 3:07:28 PM | Feedback (9)
When Obama imposes his Mandatory Volunteerism on the public by executive order, maybe he should make blacks pick cotton. I mean, slavery is slavery, why bother hiding it anymore?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/10/2008 11:09:18 AM | Feedback (9)
Seriously. This guy finds the assault on rights, welcome. And in his comments, the Fudds agree that nobody "needs" anything more than a $7000 shotgun for hunting, totally unaware that they're next. Of course, the common meme that people are afraid of the gestapo busting down their doors to steal their guns is paraded around when we're all saying that's not the case. The problem is the incremental approach to making X features banned and adding on Y costs to make Z impossible to do legally....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/10/2008 11:08:17 AM | Feedback (5)
Tragedy can be avoided. Glad everyone was ok, especially Uncle! This is also why I'm not a big fan of more than 1 safety that requires 'thought' to engage / disengage.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/10/2008 9:55:37 AM | Feedback (0)
For a few days, I started thinking this Obama thing might turn out better than I had expected. I watched as the term "President-Elect" became almost holy in nature as his minions (and even himself) started talking about all the miracles he was going to do within minutes of taking the office. I also started watching many people seem to realize he wasn't going to be able to deliver on all his promises. There was talk of "lowering expectations" from the Obama camp, and that put me a little more at...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/10/2008 8:52:56 AM | Feedback (32)
233 years old and still kicking ass!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/10/2008 7:44:26 AM | Feedback (2)
And I must concur
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/7/2008 10:42:21 PM | Feedback (2)
Gays will vote in the Democrats that will more than happily throw them under the bus. Sucks to have your rights trampled, doesn't it? Maybe if you concentrated on not allowing the government so much power and teaching your fellow man and woman to respect those old fashioned notions of personal property and liberty then you wouldn't have to worry so much about the mind set that makes people think they can simply vote away your rights and the government complying. Personally, while I didn't vote...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/7/2008 1:06:34 PM | Feedback (7)
Earlier this year, I made a good call on purchasing an AR style rifle, knowing the election could easily put them out of reach. My fears seem to be well founded as stories of gun shops selling out of gear and long waiting times on receivers and the such are popping up left and right. Make no mistake about it, Barack Obama is an enemy of the Second Amendment. While he may not have as much time to go after guns since he'll be too busy trying to explain why everyone isn't getting their ponies and...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/7/2008 11:04:59 AM | Feedback (8)
So, my blog mama discusses the impending implosion of the far-right and how they're already turning into the far-left they so despise Hey, right wingers? You have become the people you hate. You have become everything you screamed at people for being in 2004. You are running around claiming that Obama cheated, lied and bought his way to the White House. Looking around the blogosphere and its comments I see the words slimy, corrupt, devil, Antichrist, communist, evil, Stalin, Lenin, Hitler....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/7/2008 9:20:54 AM | Feedback (2)
But for this, I'm just going to forgo it completely. Trust me, it's better that way.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/6/2008 3:13:12 PM | Feedback (3)
Tampa's Without Walls Church Faces Foreclosure The credit union that holds the mortgage for Without Walls International Church wants to foreclose on the megaproperty. Sorry, couldn't resist.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/6/2008 1:44:17 PM | Feedback (1)
Yeah, I only wish I was this funny So for now, let's put politics aside and celebrate this historic milestone. In his famous speech at the Lincoln Memorial 45 years ago, Dr. King said "I have a dream that one day my children will live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." Let us now take pride that Tuesday we Americans proved that neither thing matters anymore.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/6/2008 1:39:45 PM | Feedback (0)
This should scare you shitless Rep. Rahm Emanuel of Illinois, President-Elect Obama's choice for chief of staff in his incoming administration, is co-author of a book, The Plan, that calls for, among other things, compulsory service for all Americans ages 18 to 25. The following excerpt is from pages 61-62 of the 2006 book: It's time for a real Patriot Act that brings out the patriot in all of us. We propose universal civilian service for every young American. Under this plan, All Americans...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/6/2008 12:52:33 PM | Feedback (12)
Oh...wait... I was. I get to at least blame two incomplete stages due to equipment malfunctions ;) Interesting that some people got a DNF (I assume Did Not Finish) while I just got a metric shit load of penalty points for misses. I'll have to ask why that is.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/5/2008 7:31:26 PM | Feedback (4)
Just want to make sure everyone is clear on the situation with my pistol. Para has a lifetime warranty. So, they will fix it no matter what for as long as the pistol is... well, a pistol. They are paying for the shipping of the gun back to the repair shop and the shop has been instructed to include an extra Power Extractor, just in case. Para USA called me at home to discuss the problem. They're going out of their way to ensure I have a working pistol. In fact, the specific breaking of the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/5/2008 3:49:58 PM | Feedback (7)
Had a demo of an application I've been working on for a long time. In fact, I'm several weeks behind (luckily, it's not a deadline type project, but more a 'pet' project), but today was finally the demo. Like the title said, it went over like a lead balloon. It's hard to explain to people that looking at over 20,000 disparate entities is not possible at any resolution and get any meaningful data out of it. It's also hard to explain to people that yes, the grid they want to see appears two...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/5/2008 3:37:18 PM | Feedback (5)
Liberty cannot survive in anarchy. Government is a necessary evil but one we've grown too accustomed to expanding to fill our needs. The cost of government is more than taxes, it is the very freedoms you enjoy. We must be willing to sacrifice a little to ensure we gain the most. In fact, it's a capitalistic transaction. However, there comes a point where too much government does nothing for your security and well being and in fact becomes harmful. We are well past that point already. It's...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/5/2008 11:58:14 AM | Feedback (1)
Obama is president elect. Congratulations to him on that. While I'm sure there was plenty of voter fraud, I don't think it was enough to swing the election. Obama's nebulous message of hope and change resonated in the American psyche and they voiced their desires at the polls. Obama will be the next President of the United States. Let us not fall into the nutroots' mode of declaring him "Not my president" or "Don't Blame Me I Voted McCain". Seriously, McCain wouldn't have been much of an...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/5/2008 7:55:49 AM | Feedback (9)
Now do you get it? You will not win by moving left. Sorry, the Democrats and progressives have a monopoly on that segment and you're not going to win them over. Those who support liberty and freedom are not going to be excited about supporting you if you espouse the same garbage your competitor is. Yes, it is unfortunate that a large swath of Americans are wooed by the thought of government mandated fairness and wealth redistribution. However, I truly believe an even larger swath would be move...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/5/2008 7:44:00 AM | Feedback (7)
I do some technical work for Anvil Arms, the company that engraved my AR receiver. The owner asked me to update their calendar to cancel this week's gun show appearance *Due to the current political climate and the massive panic buying for the last 2 weeks we have sold out of almost everything we have to sell. We are currently taking back orders via email at With the current price of fuel, hotel rooms and tables at the show with us not having any meaningful inventory to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/4/2008 6:11:34 PM | Feedback (2)
Certain phrases can be used repeatedly over and over in negative situations to apply a negative connotation to them. BOSTON (AP) — Boston Police investigating an armed robbery lifted a man out of a wheelchair and found he was sitting on three guns, including two with high capacity magazines and one with a laser sight. High capacity magazines, laser sights... Ooooh scary stuff. I'm telling you, this is a coordinated conspiracy against gun ownership. By constantly associating certain key...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/3/2008 6:30:10 PM | Feedback (7)
But he's registered to vote (and just guess his party!) "Bob Smith does not exist at this address," Taylor said. Bob Smith is a character Taylor made up to get rid of sales calls. "The salesman would say who do we need to talk to and we'll say, well, Bob Smith." Apartment No. 2 doesn't exist, either. "There's somebody out there registering phony people who's going to commit voter fraud," Taylor said. ... Like MacManus, Taylor is concerned enough voter fraud could sway the election in Florida....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/3/2008 3:59:34 PM | Feedback (1)
Shouldn't all elected positions in the government be 'part time'? Especially local? I mean, how else better to have representatives who, you know, represent you than the very people who have to eke out a living just like you do under the same conditions?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/3/2008 3:27:07 PM | Feedback (11)
Their victim might take it from them and use it against them DALLAS — A homeowner who answered his door to find a robber pointing a gun at him grabbed the handgun and fatally shot the man, police said. Knock knock! Who's there? I'm shooting I'm shooting who? Besides you, with your own gun? ...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/3/2008 2:48:08 PM | Feedback (2)
The puppy-blender speaks On the other hand, if the federal government were properly limited to its constitutional powers, there would be much less to fear, and elections would be less stressful for all concerned. Just a thought. That's not "just a thought" but in my mind the very core of what the founding fathers envisioned. When you self govern, the people in those spots are just representatives, not leaders or rulers. I'd prefer it if we were arguing over who is more like "Mr. and Mrs....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/3/2008 9:21:31 AM | Feedback (4)
First IPSC competition, first stage, first magazine - extractor shears off. Bye bye Para. Luckily, another guy had a 1911 I could borrow. Second stage, second magazine - Turns out my magazines didn't fit. So, after the first mag, I couldn't get another round down range. So, two stages, two complete failures. Some other guys pooled some different magazines for me and I was able to shoot the other 4 stages with no failures. I definitely need a lot of work and while my patented Todd Jarrett,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/2/2008 7:12:29 PM | Feedback (9)
Do not pee in the Millennium Falcon. From my very favoritist Blog-Mama.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/1/2008 10:48:08 PM | Feedback (1)
Last night, taking the munchkins out for trick-or-treating, McCain signs outnumbered Obama 30 to 1. This neighborhood, and even the general area I live in, is strongly Republican. Hope and Change you really can believe in.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/1/2008 10:33:14 PM | Feedback (1)
My wife wasn't raised around guns. Her family never really had any, she remembers her father had a shotgun and that was about it. Boy was she wrong! The other day, we were over at the in-law's house for dinner and her father brought out his collection. And kept bringing them, and bringing them, and bringing them. I've known the man for nearly a decade and only assumed he had a shotgun and something about a pistol. He had several shotguns, several rifles, and a few pistols. Both the Mrs. and I...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/1/2008 9:38:41 PM | Feedback (8)
I'm now on Facebook. You people win this round, but I refuse to Twitter unless I do it Tourette's style.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/1/2008 4:50:18 PM | Feedback (7)