Monday, January 30, 2012

It's Good To Be The Queen

50K in flimsy clothing?

You know what else is $50,000? The US median household income.

Remember folks, we have to crack down on that unjust income distribution. Starting with underpaid underwear executives.

H/T Ace of Spades

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Ugly Gun Sunday

Reminds me of the "ban-beater" AR rifles that were common back in the '90s. I tend to think of lever actions as guns I'd buy for their retro appeal. I'm curious what aspects of this rifle appeal to buyers.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Watch the SOTU Address?

I think not.

I don't think I can sit through an hour plus of self-congratulations, lies, and socialist blueprints for a "socially just" economy that only leads to more equality in poverty for most us.

I'll vote for a road-killed possum if that's my only alternative to four more years of an American Great Leap Forward.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Ugly Gun Sunday

And that's about as utilitarian as it gets.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Ugly Gun Sunday

"Sgt. Aaron C. Torian, a team leader assigned to B Company, 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, Regimental Combat Team 5, examines a modified insurgent sniper rifle pulled from a buried cache site in Zaidon, Iraq."

I'm guessing from the buttstock that it's a Mauser, from what looks like a bolt disassembly inlay. The scope reminds me of some of the ones I've seen on the old Mosin 91/30 sniper models, although I'm too lazy to seriously research that. What really makes it interesting is what I believe is an attempt at a locally produced suppressor that appears to be made from some kind of plastic pipe. Shame the photographer couldn't get a closer shot of the uncovered action.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Go Team RINO

So Romney has been endorsed by John McCain. The man who pretty much convinced the nation that a young, inexperienced, smooth prompter-reading, telegenic empty vessel was the answer to all our problems.

I've loathed McCain as a venal, self-serving political hack who would sacrifice anything, especially his constituents, in pursuit of power and exposure. Viet Nam was a long time ago, and what he's done since then has pretty much invalidated his admirable acts. But Mitt seems happy with him. RINOs of a feather hang together, or some such dreck.

After Carter, we got Reagan. This time Obama looks to be followed by Obama Lite.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

It's Caucus Night!

Which means we won't have to answer the phone thirty times an evening starting tomorrow.

I care about politics. But at this point, I'm sick of it. The fix is in for Romney (I'm for/against/for/against/for/against........), Ron Paul (It's our fault Iran hates us!) supporters are embarrassing the hell out of me as an Iowan, and my guy probably won't make the top three because he's not a great speaker in debates. That last one is important, because as we've all seen the last three years, the ability to speak eloquently (even with a teleprompter) for the masses is directly correlated to outstanding leadership ability.

There has to be a better way to winnow down candidates than this.

Monday, January 2, 2012


This kind of response to "have you stopped beating your wife?" questions needs to happen more often. In fact, Gov. Perry could have improved on his response by asking the reporter what he will do about the anonymous Politico staff allegations of deliberately fabricating untrue stories.