Monday, December 29, 2008

Payback's A Bitch



This morning there were some healthy booms off to the north, just forceful enough to rattle the windows a little bit. Continuing my tradition of sleeping through explosions and gunfire, I completely missed the big one at 0430 hours, only to find out it woke half the company up. I did get to hear the one at 0630 while checking out the news on Gaza, in which the European branch of CNN is working overtime to present Israel as blood-thirsty genocidal maniacs held back from the final solution of ridding Gaza of Arabs due to the UN's tireless efforts. Favorite news anchors questions this morning: "Don't you think this response is disproportionate?" and "Certainly there must be a compromise you can reach with Hamas" directed to the Israeli spokeswoman. The answers "No" and "You can't compromise with terrorists" didn't seem to make the talking head very happy.

Here's my suggestion for a "proportionate" response: every time some asshat doing a verbal allahu akhbar loop launches a rocket towards the biggest cluster of Israelis at hand, the Israeli army gives a 2 hour warning, and drops the biggest building near where it was launched. Eventually that's going to be huts made of goat shit and rock, but that's not much of step downward at this point.

It'll never be over until one religion or the other is utterly in charge, and only one of them is dedicated to eradicating the majority of the other, so have at it. If you're going to sling dog shit into your neighbor's yard on a daily basis, don't bitch when you wake up to a dump truck load of pig's guts being dropped in yours some time down the road.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Sunday Ugly Gun



The New Ruger® Charger™
Long-range small game and target shooting has always been a challenge for .22 rimfire shooters (especially if someone has disappeared their buttstock, and the sandbags, shooting bench, and truck have scared away everything close enough to hit with a .22lr). Now the new Ruger 22 Charger™ provides a rock-steady platform for those challenging shots (conveniently flat, stable, adequately elevated surface and ability to ignore glaringly ugly stock not included).


I've never minded laminates on the whole, in that they do provide quite a benefit to accuracy thanks to warp reduction; but I do draw the line when they're the same color and pattern as a pair of polyester pants I had as a kid back in the '70s.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Back To Work



Whoopee. I'm sick of this place. I don't care if there's three feet of snow at home, it's incomparably better than the desert/garbage dump I'm living in now.

Monday, December 22, 2008

I May Be Middle-Aged....

but I can still hump my half of a 250 lb Fijian heart attack patient on a folding litter into a running Blackhawk helicopter at 0200 hours in the morning when I have to.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Ugly Gun Sunday


Someone put a lot of time, effort, and money into this Beretta Model 92. Too much of all that on someone's hands, but no taste apparently.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Ugly Gun Sunday

I'm just waiting for the guy who has a HeIIo Kitty AK to come out after this with the assertion his pink rifle is much of a reliable ass kicker than this one.....

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Just Keeps Getting Better


Tuesday morning, mandatory urinalysis testing with me being the meatgazer, enforcer of all that is good and honest about peeing into a cup without cheating;


Wednesday, the chow hall strikes again, resulting in more time spent in the latrine than the radiology area;


Thursday, get informed out of the blue that I have information related to a court-martial, and need to it turned in immediately, followed by an order for x-rays at the same moment I'm packing up to leave for training down south, resulting in being unable to get money for the trip, resulting in being effectively broke as the ATM machine at South Camp that I find out about upon arriving, and the local network will not recognize my laptop, needed for online classes, no matter what I do, and IT support won't be back until I'm back on the plane up north.


Tomorrow I have to swim in the ocean. I'm really hoping the current run of luck stops before that.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Additional Duty Tomorrow


SGT MM.....


Everybody else....

Profit!
Just how I wanted to start my morning.....

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Friday, December 5, 2008

Hookicrafts



Probably the most useful function this waste of oxygen has ever performed.

H/T to The Lone Voice.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Dammit, Stop Thinking For Yourselves!


'Faith schools must stop selecting pupils according to religious background'.

Next up, parents must stop acting like adults to promote unity with hormonally driven urge community.

I suspect certain portions of the populace will be exempt from being accepting or tolerant of other religions if this goes through, since they have a tendency to blow things up if they're "insulted".

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

It Occurs To Me...


that I would like to kick every one of these fuckwits wearing mismatched uniforms in the nads repeatedly.

Not one of you will ever be worthy of wearing those uniforms.

Gaia help you if an actual Marine runs across you wearing them. Cause I guarantee your friends won't once there's an actual chance of getting hurt.

Monday, December 1, 2008


Doctors shocked at hostage's torture.

I'm not. Two different middle-eastern countries in five years, and here's what I've noticed.

There's a lot of poverty and ignorance. Guess what. Peasants aren't big on peace, love, and understanding. They are big on getting even, grabbing what they can for themselves, resentment, hate, bigotry, and intolerance.

Respect, tolerance, and diversity? Excuse me while I laugh myself sick. When you don't have jack shit except religion, and the religion tells you to hate everybody not in it, that's OK to beat the shit out of your wife/wives, animals, and kids, and it's your duty to lie, cheat, and steal from anybody not like you, you don't tend to be a liberal humanist.

Does that mean I think we should pump money into the local economy to "spread the wealth around" to quiet all this anger and social discontent?

Hell NO!

You won't have any prosperity until the local system of racial, ethnic, and cultural hatred they call a religion is gone. The only places on the planet with a high standard of living and Islam in the same area are spots that have a natural resource AND the technically advanced foreigners to develop it. I long for the day when oil is gone; those of us who know what actual science is will find something else; certain other parts of the world will recommence raiding each other for women and dates (the kind you eat, and not the women) to make a living.

Bah. There's too many optimistic idiots in the world.

The Perfect Weapon



is a show on the National Geographic Channel, featuring, what else, weapons. Now, if the underlying theme of the whole show is weapons, one would expect some degree of research on your topics.

But.

When you start your comments with "this is a reproduction Colt Navy revolver; you'd think you would shoot it one-handed, but it's really heavy and kicks like a mule" you know what ever else comes out the host's mouth, it's probably going to be downhill from there.

And so it was.

However, the vintage weapons vs pig carcass was interesting, although it wasn't a complete carcass. Take what you can get over there I suppose.