Archive for March, 2008

Went to Disney World on Sunday (first time since I was like 5 or 6!) with the oldest. Went to Downtown Disney today for Bibbidy Bobbiby Boutique (for Georgia, not me. Although I seriously considered scheduling a session for myself before I get my next driver's license picture). I'm toast. We were at DW from 9AM to 10PM. Georgia was a trooper and didn't complain, but I had to hold her every here and there and let me tell you, they're making 5 year olds out of lead these days. And the poor thing...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/31/2008 7:49:37 PM | Feedback (5)
And Breda shows us how it's done! Awesome job!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/29/2008 8:24:06 PM | Feedback (2)
Sile, over at The Gun Blogs, opines It really PAINS me to find myself leaning towards agreement with the state of New York in anything, much less when it comes to banning of firearms. New York is considering a ban on "brightly painted guns", you know, the bright reds, blues, and worst in my opinion, orange. I'm not a guy who believes that the looks of a firearm should be a factor in determination use, but at the same time, I work in the law enforcement area and know that a orange gun (if they...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/28/2008 2:03:02 PM | Feedback (8)
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/28/2008 8:44:34 AM | Feedback (1)
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/27/2008 9:19:21 AM | Feedback (2)
So, a few minutes ago, my wife and I were sitting in the office when it sounded like someone picked up a school bus and hit the side of our house with it. She just realized what it was. A sonic boom. Living in Florida has its perks!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/26/2008 8:58:56 PM | Feedback (3)
But I have to disagree with the NRA's push here in Florida for SB-1103 / HB-503. Here's the bill in a nutshell. It would prohibit employers from searching your car for a firearm. I believe that the contents of my vehicle or private and should not be required to allow anyone to search it sans warrant. I agree that my employer can terminate our relationship at any time for pretty much any reason except those that violate my civil rights. They can't fire me for my race, gender, or sexual...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/26/2008 1:57:43 PM | Feedback (1)
When you run your own mail server, it's a good idea to make sure the external spam verification systems you use are, well, still around "At noon today (Eastern Standard Time), the long dead ORDB spam identification system began returning false positives as a way to get sleeping users to remove the ORDB query from their spam filters. The net effect: all mail is blocked on servers still configured to use the ORDB service, which was taken out of commission in December of 2006. So if you're not...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/26/2008 12:53:53 PM | Feedback (1)
This was definitely weird GRETNA, La. - Celebrated chef Paul Prudhomme was setting up his cooking tent on the practice range at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans on Tuesday morning when he felt a sting in his right arm, just above his elbow. Prudhomme shook his shirt sleeve and a .22 caliber bullet fell to the ground, a spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said. Rule #4 is still in effect, even at a mile and a half or so.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/26/2008 11:06:36 AM | Feedback (3)
Clayton is running against the Republican incumbent. I wish him all the luck in the world. I've thought about it myself, but the public life just isn't for me. At least in the military, you knew the enemy and they openly tried to kill you. With politics, it's a little harder to discern who's after you.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/26/2008 8:41:30 AM | Feedback (2)
Don't be shy. We see you looking through our blogs, sniffing for your name. Yeah, we've pretty much stopped talking about you because, well, it's pretty pathetic that you got a gig with some minor gun-control group and they completely disowned your homophobic ass. How did it feel when they wouldn't even recognize you on their web site? I mean, they gave the UFO chick billing and not you? What have you been up to lately? I've not seen any new false flag gun blogs (well, 'cept for the VPC blog,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/25/2008 10:21:10 PM | Feedback (2)
Personally, I have no compunctions about punishing people who do stupid things with firearms. In this case, a charge of manslaughter is perfectly acceptable SEDALIA, MO. (AP) -- Officials are trying to decide whether to file charges against a Missouri man who fatally shot his wife while trying to install a satellite TV system in their home. Thirty-four-year-old Patsy Long of Deep Water was pronounced dead Saturday evening after being shot in the chest with a .22-caliber handgun. Her husband,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/25/2008 8:43:47 PM | Feedback (3)
Because they tend to abuse them more than the average citizen OCEANSIDE, Calif.—An 8-year-old boy who was with his mother when both were shot by an off-duty San Diego police officer in a parking lot confrontation was hit once in the leg, police said Tuesday. The boy's mother, Rachel Silva, was hit twice in the arm, said Oceanside police Lt. Fred Armijo. Both were hospitalized after the shooting but have now been released. The officer, Frank White, fired five shots during the March 15...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/25/2008 8:27:00 PM | Feedback (3)
The .223 / 5.56mm was primarily designed to humiliate the person being shot. The 6.8 was designed to kill, even if it doesn't hit the intended target. Even though they both use the same lowers, you can clearly see that the 6.8 Remington Special Purpose Cartridge is a superior round. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words* *And of course, Photoshop's worth about $500 bucks...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/25/2008 7:09:04 PM | Feedback (8)
I just found out it'll be at least 3 more weeks before they work on my upper. Plus shipping time. I can't tell you how stressful that is. It's not Ko-Tonic's fault, per se. They're selling uppers faster than they can keep the parts in stock. My only complaint is that should have been noted at the time I ordered it so that my hopes and dreams wouldn't have been dashed ;) They're out of 16" barrels. Part of me wants to switch to the 18" because I'm impatient... But then there'd be some other part...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/25/2008 1:12:06 PM | Feedback (3)
That was the word used by a coworker to describe Exxon's profits for last year. *Big Sigh* It's amazing how other people's profits are obscene yet people will readily accept a new, higher paying job, or a raise without blinking twice. I asked this guy if he accepted his raise (as paltry as ours was this year) and he said "That's different". Different how? Each person looks out for his own self. Charity begins when you're needs have been met and you realize that it is in your best interest to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/25/2008 11:33:46 AM | Feedback (8)
RNS has another "Support the Troops, BUT.." article I’m not going to quote the guy, since in his first paragraph he denotes just how out of touch the radical left is, and it is just plain embarrassing. Put simply, his point is thus: They won’t admit to it, but because that book’s author and I believe it, anyone who says they joined to serve their country or for other patriotic reasons is a liar. They may not know they’re liars, but since neither the author or I can picture “Service” or...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/25/2008 11:15:02 AM | Feedback (6)
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/25/2008 9:48:09 AM | Feedback (1)
Went to a drive in theater last night down in Ruskin, Fl. to see Horton Hears a Who with the family. I think the last movie I saw at a drive in was Mary Poppins or Jaws. The coolest thing was that the owner didn't mind people walking into the projector room so I got to see an old school projector with all the film AND Georgia (my oldest) got to actually start the movie! He let her flip the switch and open the shutter with the light. Great, great, great movie by the way. I highly recommend it....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/22/2008 5:06:28 PM | Feedback (4)
Apparently, a lot of people are giving him shit for the machine gun part of his arguments. He responds quite gracefully From Subguns The solution to 922(o) will have to be political in the end. The fact is, outside the gun community, the concept of privately owned machine guns is intolerable to American society and 100% of all federal judges. If I had suggested in any way — including, by being evasive and indirect and fudging the answer — that machine guns are the next case and this is the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/20/2008 1:28:45 PM | Feedback (5)
But remember, human rights are inherent. Governments may make the free exercise of them awkward but they can only impede; even when penalized or barred, your rights exist. Such a great point. Hobsonian as the choice may be, you still can exercise your rights at any time.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/20/2008 8:20:20 AM | Feedback (2)
I left a comment, but it was hard to keep my cool. The amount of nanny-state PSH in this article just got my temperature rising. Help me out here (for God's sake, she's quoting HEMENWAY) but be polite.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/19/2008 8:38:21 PM | Feedback (12)
Today, oral arguments for Heller will be heard. Logic and history are at our side and I feel confident that we will prevail, but the battle will not be easy. May the good Lord bless Mr. Gura and Mr. Levy and should they prevail, a national holiday should be held in their honor.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/18/2008 9:47:35 AM | Feedback (6)
(Cross posted at The Line is Here) "Who watches the watchmen"? For the longest time, I believed that the increases in technology that allow us to take a picture, a video, audio, or any document and have it on the Internet literally within seconds would promote freedom to a degree never before seen on the face of this planet. Now that we are not slaves to the media and can find whatever information we want at any instant in time, we can keep closer tabs on our representatives and those in...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/17/2008 11:09:10 AM | Feedback (7)
Joe has an interesting post regarding some points on the new totalitarianism that's always just on the horizon. A friend sent me this link to a video (about 45 minutes long). The synopsis is: Naomi Wolf on It not only can happen here, it is happening here. Mussolini created the blueprint (with inspiration from Lenin), Hitler elaborated on it, Stalin studied Hitler...Here's how it works (notice how many Bush & Co. is using now.):1. Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy2. Create...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/15/2008 1:52:45 PM | Feedback (8)
Just ordered the upper. Went with the grunt version with flip up front sight. Slick handguards to come later, just couldn't put them in the budget right now. In fact, I got a browbeating over the phone from the Mrs. for going so far over budget. Apparently, my wife is an expert telebrowbeater. Tim from Ko-Tonics was a pleasure to talk to. I informed him that is was his outreach to the bloggers at GBR II that made the sale. No harm in rewarding good behavior. Should get built some time next...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/14/2008 11:36:11 AM | Feedback (9)
Really... Woman sat on toilet for 2 years It appeared the 35-year-old Ness City woman's skin had grown around the seat, said Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple. The woman initially refused emergency medical services but was finally convinced by responders and her boyfriend that she needed to be checked out at a hospital. "We pried the toilet seat off with a pry bar and the seat went with her to the hospital," Whipple said. "The hospital removed it." ... "She was not glued. She was not tied. She...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/13/2008 4:56:08 PM | Feedback (4) I just got off the phone with Len Savage.Lou Dobbs Tonight is featuring him in two segments. Per show producer Chris Murphey: We will possibly split this story into a two part event…either way we’ll be running something tonight in the show…airs 7P-8p EST on CNN…unsure of the hit time for this piece, but expect it in the first half-hour.So it may be one segment tonight and another segment tomorrow. Anyway, plan on...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/13/2008 4:49:11 PM | Feedback (2)
It's not the Vltor stock, but honestly I couldn't tell the difference. Bushmaster lower, marked in .223/5.56, but oh well. I'll probably be ordering the upper some time next week from Ko-Tonics. Uncle, damn his black little heart, insists that I (a) go with a railed handguard and (b) get a front sight. I wanted to avoid the railed handguard because I didn't want to get caught in the trap of "Hey, this attachment would be cool. And I just happen to have a place to put it!" It's bad enough I'll...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/13/2008 12:37:20 PM | Feedback (8)
Gah. Vista did an update, my PC rebooted, stayed online for a minute, then died. Can't get it to reboot from work, the Mrs. had no luck (just sits there and spins on the loading screen), so I'm going to have to try to fix it when I get home. Not that you care, but hey, it's my *&$#ing blog, I'll $#*!ing bitch and moan if I *(@^%~ing feel like it. *&#(!!!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/12/2008 2:19:54 PM | Feedback (7)
But the more PSH I read like this, calling it a "SUBMACHINE GUN!!!!!"* makes me want to get one (when they come out) just to annoy the hoplo-incontinent among us. *According to Justin, it is a submachine gun. However, since it causes rectal leakage in the gun-fearers, well my point still stands.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/11/2008 10:00:45 PM | Feedback (5)
The Mrs. is in the other room, watching Idol with her laptop. I'm in the office. She sneezed. I IM'd her to say Bless You. Now I'm blogging about it. All within 30 seconds.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/11/2008 9:33:05 PM | Feedback (2)
It's official. The Mrs. has been nagged into submission finally understood my desire to pick up an EBR before McHillBama gets into office and has given me the green light. I have decided on a Ko-Tonics KT68 16" inch SPR w/ Specter Tube Forend in 6.8SPC, mostly due to Sebastian and Uncle's recommendations. I was planning on going the cheap route, but even the most precursory reading told me that what I was looking at was junk and would have cost more in the long run. To this I'm adding the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/11/2008 9:31:07 PM | Feedback (8)
Nearly $5000 an hour for a hooker? What the hell does she do for the other 54 minutes?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/11/2008 11:14:34 AM | Feedback (6)
David has his Gun Free Zone sign, I have mine.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/9/2008 8:05:46 PM | Feedback (3)
Every here and there I'll be directed to a blog that I used to read, but stopped because it became too popular and the comments were no longer worth while. Each time I go back, I notice the habit of the commenters to try to be "FIRST!", which only proves my point.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/7/2008 11:23:14 AM | Feedback (7)
Free and Flawed - Alternative Gun Control I've seen what we can do as a group. These are the minds we should be aiming for. Poisoned with the lies of the media and anti-gun lobby, but young and not permanently scarred. Lots of misconceptions there that we can try to correct.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/7/2008 8:51:04 AM | Feedback (9)
Bow to the immense power of the .09 Caliber Pistol. Deadly. Concealable. Terror inspiring.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/7/2008 8:13:25 AM | Feedback (0)
He's done some wonderful work. Please give him some of your time and attention.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/7/2008 7:42:03 AM | Feedback (0)
The EBR itch has been scratched, namely in the form of "Oh, lovely, I just rear ended someone". Luckily, the 3" steel bumpers on the front of the Jeep took the brunt of the hit, crumpling just enough to only scratch the lady's bumper. Literally, it was just a scratch. Luckily for me, she had already smashed her bumper a few weeks ago and was already in the process of getting a new one. No police or insurance was involved. But my Jeep is going to need a little body work and there goes any...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/6/2008 8:41:20 AM | Feedback (4)
I admit it. I've got EBR fever. I want an AR-15 but not in .223. Either .308 or something more esoteric like the 6.8 SPC or 6.5 Grendel. However, I need to be able to buy ammo in bulk. I'm more for function over form kind of guy. If I can shoot 5" groups offhand at 100 yards, I'm more than perfectly happy with it. However, like always, I'm broke. So I was looking at kits from Model 1 Sales. Anyone have any thoughts about kits like this? I found Ko-Tonics had a lower for $150 for the 6.8, but...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/5/2008 7:34:15 PM | Feedback (5)
Small town, large arsenal Until recently, the Blue Lake Police Department had a chief, a sergeant, two officers and 27 submachine guns. ... An investigation report by the Humboldt County District Attorney's Office in Gundersen's case file includes a list of firearms reportedly taken from the Blue Lake Police Department and, law enforcement experts say, the numbers are staggering. Among the 46 weapons listed, 27 were submachine guns, according to the report. Eureka Police Chief Garr Nielsen...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/5/2008 3:49:52 PM | Feedback (1)
I'm the only Liberty minded person on my floor. All the nanny statists gathered in my office to attack me and my views a few minutes ago. None of them used logic, they all used the "sick, handicapped, orphan without medical insurance" shtick. I'm literally shaking with anger. These people would give the state every last one of their rights. Then came the "Global Corporations Own the World" meme. Gah. How do you fight a 873 pronged attack of illogic with logic? I need to hit the range tonight...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/5/2008 2:45:47 PM | Feedback (10)
The Armed Canadian has a fantastic article regarding the oft repeated "we only want to ban assault rifle" shtick. Go give it a read.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/4/2008 3:33:33 PM | Feedback (0)
(Cross posted at The Line is Here) Last night I took my oldest to the Strawberry Festival in Plant City, Fl. It's your standard carnival - rides, $8 hot dogs, and loads of extremely overweight & slovenly people eating deep fried funnel cakes. And police. Lots of police. In bullet proof vests and riot gear. Now, most of the police walking around were your basic white shirt Sheriffs. Of course, their utility belts would make Batman jealous, but I can understand cops being around. Of course,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/4/2008 11:28:00 AM | Feedback (7)
Two articles have really caught my attention so far this weekend, and they both are relevant to me in some way. First is this illustrative story from Breda. One day last winter, I pulled on my boots, buttoned up my coat and went out into the snow to fill the birdfeeder. We kept the seed in a large bucket in the garage and when I went to scoop some out to carry to the feeder, I noticed that the supply was running low. It was dark in the garage and even darker in the bottom of the bucket. I...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/1/2008 4:50:00 PM | Feedback (4)