Month: June 2012

The search for The Hat.

OK I am officially looking for The Hat. Not just any hat but The Hat, the one that goes with me and that will cover the empty surface on top of my dome.

According to the Wife, In look particular dashing in my lumberjack image…

…but that only works for about two weeks when the temperatures in Miami drop below jungle averages.
So I need something double cool, both visually and temperature wise. I have worn fedoras when I was younger, had long hair and had no facial astroturf; nowadays I look like a B Movie 40s gangster. I have Baseball caps aplenty but they are just blah.

So, knowing that I will be sorry, I am open to suggestions.

On CSGV holding itself hostage and public mistrust of Accredited Media & fanatical advocates.

In the Twitter-Verse, CSGV apparently was not able to deal with the free exchange of ideas.

I am far form a Twitter Aficionado but, Isn’t blocking access to your messages counterproductive to your cause? Not that I mind one bit though.

I did a quick check on the Usual Suspects’ Facebook pages (VPC, Brady, CSGV, etc.) and I was disappointed to see that they offered nothing new or substantial for me to get my wookie suit on. If anything it appears that their foothold on the social media is weak and support minimal. I am just guessing here but I am thinking people are not buying their storylines anymore since they have to answer our questions and people now have access to information that previously was tightly controlled or just unavailable. They don’t hold a monopoly on the spread of information and that drives them crazy, they hate being challenged by clarity and truth.

A couple of days ago, I was polled on the phone right after the Obamacare SCOTUS decision. I was asked where do I get my news & information and after a bit of thinking I had to admit that it was via the Internet only. Unless it is a major event going on live either locally or in the country, I really do not check on the news via boob-tube and it has been many years since I subscribed to the Miami Herald. If there is a copy lying somewhere, I might pick it up and spend all of 5 minutes through the whole paper and shake my head at the pitiful lack of content which mirrors their online version.

News has stopped being something we meekly intake by the Accredited Media and has become an active two way process. You tell me something and I will double check what you just said with other sources, seek alternative opinions and then decide if you are blowing smoke or telling me the truth on a subject matter. The news corporations unfortunately have driven us to question every byte of information they publish which is a good thing in the end because we know treat every advocacy group the same way.

“I am a real reporter, not a blogger out somewhere.” That is what Juan Williams said not too long ago to Michelle Malkin when they were discussing the Fast & Furious boondoggle. Yet, barely 2 weeks later, the Attorney General of the United States is held in contempt of Congress for refusing to release DOJ documents regarding the scandal brought to the light by two bloggers and this is not the end in this case. Most of Accredited Media had been ignoring Fast & Furious and now they are trying to catch on or whitewash the whole issue, but the tons of information available on line is making that impossible plus it is harming their reputation even more because they look both useless and complicit.

The blogosphere is a constant source of information and opinion with thousands upon thousands of fact-checkers and resource finders available one click away. If you lie on purpose on line, you will be subjected to derision by your readers. If you need more info on a subject, people will give it to you, if you make a mistake, people will tell you and provide the correct info and sources to back it up. This kind of checks and balances cannot be afforded by the Accredited Media or even bother to seek it. Their pride is so gargantuan that they will not issue a correction unless they are thoroughly embarrassed and brought t the inconvenient spotlight and then only a half assed attempt will be made.

The Future Professional Journalist will be somebody within the Accredited Media who will have to be in contact with his readership as much or more than with his sources. The old days of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein needing two sources to confirm a story are long gone because, what happens if both are lying as is the case when dealing with politicians? But a couple of thousand of online fact checkers will keep the Future Professional Journalist in the straight and narrow providing the best information available. And also humble because Pride goeth before falling flat on your face just like what happened to Juan Williams.


It is too damned hot. (Life Saving Tips)

The New Cool Blowing Box In The Closet came with a thermostat that has all kinds of cute apps and info. I just read on it that the outside temp is 94 degrees. HOLY CRAP!

As somebody with two previous Heat related incidents (one sending me to the ER) I cannot but say “Screw it, I ain’t going shooting tomorrow or any time till the temps are in the low 80s” Yes I need a couple of matches under by expansive belt, yes tomorrow is the IDPA Classifier and if I want to attend a sanctioned match I need to be classified within the year. But I am not risking another brain cooking, sorry.

Instead I’ll stay home and harass SWMBO till she almost neuters me and then watch a movie or something.

In the meantime, go read this old post about Heat related maladies and how to avoid them and and how to treat them. We have used them in our club more than once unfortunately.

Been busy…..

I am playing with some kydex…. doing some clean up around the so-called office and other odds and ends. I’ll just add random thoughts and bits…. Updating through the afternoon.

(3:34pm) I am a firm believer that New Yorkers are all talk and zero balls. Not only they are being whipped into good socialist comrades by Mayor Bloomberg, but the moment they get in a confrontation where physical violence is a strong possibility, they collapse faster than a Jenga  game playing in a rollercoaster. See Paparazzi V. Scum Baldwin

(3:45pm) I am sad to see that famous holster makers are selling crap products. Wife got me a Snap-Off Elite for my Rossi snubbie and it has been a total disappointment. I had to replace both snaps since the originals fell off and had to add a kydex insert because the leather was so thin and malleable I had difficulties holstering the gun. I contacted El Paso Saddlery when the first snap came off and I am still waiting to hear from them. The only reason I have not tossed the damn thing out is because SWMBO paid $80+ for the damn thing that now looks like Frankenstein had a hand on it.

(3:50) Gorilla Glue will bond kydex with leather. But be a frigging miser with the damn glue, even the new transparent one that allegedly does not foam as much or you will have a reprise of The Blob.

(3:57pm) Excess glue removed before it dried too much. Off to make coleslaw.

(4;45pm) Coleslaw done, dogs ready to boil, buns ready to steam. Waiting for the Boss to get home. Holster is officially fixed, must scrape excess glue.

OK, this crap is boring…. shutting it down

Get ready America. (Graphic Content)

What Gun Owners have been suffering since 1936 1934 with BATF will now be applied nation-wide with the IRS. Don’t pay eccentric taxes will get you arrested or burned and/or killed.

Remember Waco? Branch Davidians? Because they allegedly failed to pay a $200 tax per full automatic gun that the ATF never proved they existed, only that the Branch Davidians “could” build them, a raid was launched against them.

When it failed, they brought reinforcements and conducted a whole media campaign against the Branch Davidians accusing them of child molestation and drug trafficking while toning down to a minimum the guns angle. The Media never questioned why a federal tax agency dedicated to enforce taxes on Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms was doing drug enforcement and local child abuse laws. Not one peep.

When they got tired of negotiating, they pushed the envelope and the nastiest reality TV show was seen in screens all over the USA.

And I am not going to delve on who started the fire. But the Fed did send the tanks that started to crush the compound. And I won’t even say yeah or nay about the adults inside the compound. But over 20 children died in the fire and that I cannot stomach ever.

And all this for a $200 tax stamp. An “Individual Mandate” imposed by the Federal Government in 1934.

The ten most dangerous words in the English language are “Hi, I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.”

RONALD REAGAN, remarks to Future Farmers of America, Jul. 28, 1988

Remember in November.

PS: Guy Fawkes was a pussy.

PS2: The book is out of print so the few examples out there are expensive, but one must read Unintended Consequences by John Ross. You local Library may have it, but I doubt it. Ask Amazon to make it available in Kindle format.