Monday, February 27, 2006


It has come to my attention that you need to log in to blogger to comment on my blog. I changed the setting to now allow anyone. My apologies to my reader(s) for any inconvenience.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Giraffe reports, you decide.

My home state is once again trying to be the mouse that roared. Hopefully, we will be successful. If so, there will be much wailing and gnashing of teeth in the blue states.

Here is the deal

What do you think?

Our state is taking on a large financial burden in challenging this. It has been speculated that a fund will be set up to help defray these expenses. I will post a link if such a fund develops so that you can contribute to the fight if you wish. I am sure lots of money will come in on both sides.


From Zek, a commentor ar Vox's. This is just disgusting

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

An old draft post I have to put out:

Res Ipsa started a blog. Another one I check daily. He started by posting about RCBS, and telling what a create company they are, and how good their customer services is. I have a few issues with them as a reloader. Not RCBS, but their parent company, Alliant Techsystems. I am just a little disgusted that Federal cartridges, another Alliant Techsystems company, sells factory steel shotgun ammunition that outperforms anything that you can reload. Federal sells wads, but not steel shot wads, and Alliant powder sells powder, but apparently not the high performance powder used in the factory shells. I don't understand why they do this. So I am stuck using Alliant's powder, and someone else's wads to produce shells that don't perform as good as factory. Well, that is not really true. What I mean is the premium factory loads are better than the best handload recipes. Reloading is about saving money, but it is also about better performance.

Steel shot reloading for waterfowl is just about a dead art anyway. The cost of the shot and wads has gotten higher, and the quality of factory ammo is much better and the price is much lower than it used to be. I still have some loads that beat factory velocity, but I can't match speed they get with large payloads.

WND, getting a little unbalanced

So I went to WND this morning, and saw that the number of opinion articles had doubled. So I clicked on the line for The Cheney Incedent just to see what could possibly be said that hasn't been said yet.


You would think that if WND was going to add writers from the left they could find someone with the mental capacity above that of a bowl of oatmeal. On second thought, it might be more difficult than first imagined to find any signs of intelligent life on the left.

Thursday, February 16, 2006


So Nate was talking about deer cartridges a while back. This is a subject that I love. I am a gun nut, and a hunting nut. I read endlessly about guns. Not so much about hunting. Hunting you just have to do. I get pretty bored with most of the hunting magazines that are out there. They seem to be aimed at the novices. I just got a subscription to Rifleshooter, so far I like that one. I like articles that have a little depth to them, not just gun p-rn. I also handload my own ammo, both for rifle and shotgun. I haven't shot factory ammo at big game for about 5 years. I still have to buy some shotgun shells because I can't keep up with the volume I need for waterfowl hunting. Plus, you don't recover all your empties, and some of them aren't any good. These loads are very powerfull, up to 3.5 inch 12 gauge.

I hate to go into too much detail on this. Probably bore the heck out of most people.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

I knew I screwed up going to engineering school!

You Should Get a MD (Doctor of Medicine)

You're both compassionate and brilliant - a rare combination.
You were born to be a doctor.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Odds, Ends

Any minute the wife is going to call when she gets off work. We are going for supper.
My experiences in the blogosphere so far have mostly been as a consumer and not as a producer. I wander around and read and comment. Apparently some of the commenting led people back here. And they commented here. Gonna hafta figure out the tip jar thing. Just kidding.

It was heartening to see that a couple people visited. Bane sometimes links to others and says something to the effect that he "despairs of ever being a writer" after reading someone's post. I got a lot of that going too. I really don't get the admiration for Hog on Ice though. Dude, if you ever grace my blog with your presence and read this, really, who cares about his damn TV cabinet. That is probably unfair because he used to write good stuff. He as much as admitted that he was only blogging to get his book published, and now that he accomplished that he doesn't care anymore.

Heidi wrote once about not wanting to reveal too much. I don't have to worry much about it cuz I don't really blog much. But if were to, it would concern me. I don't care what people I don't know think of me. But there is just something about putting it all out there, I would be embarrassed if someone I knew read it. Don't know why, but there it is.

The biggest obstacle is I blog from work. Dialup at home. I can't blog when I should be working, so I have to do it after work. Hard to find the time and privacy. I really need to cut down on the time wasting during working hours.

Phone ringing, bye for now.

sweet land of LIBERTY

LaShawn Barber was asking what makes this country great. So I have to throw in my two cents.

1. Ambition. Our forefathers landed on this continent and saw opportunity. Sure they killed most of the Indians, that might have been a little bit wrong. They moved west knowing that with hard work they would be able to own their own land, get a little slice, the American Dream and all that. Of course there were many failures, but it is the trying, the sacrifice, the work ethic that more often led to success. And it still is a great route to sucess. I suppose it is ironic that greed, which is ambition gone to far, is partly responsible for what makes America not so great. Liberals try to destroy ambition by giving people money for nothing, (welfare, entitlement programs) and denying them the fruits of their labors (high taxes). Is our work ethic as good as it once was?

2. Christian values and morality. It is our values, derived from Christian teaching, that hold our society together. Helping others, giving to the needy, selflessness. Love. My dad used to shovel snow for our neighbors just because. I don't think many people do that kind of thing anymore. Bill O'Reilly is a tool and an idiot but he is right when he rants about secularism. Secularism pollutes ambition and our values. Ambition is no longer about getting enough to raise a family. Now we put family aside so we can get enough. Ambition is now about keeping up with the Jones'. I think God blessed this country. I don't think He will continue to do so if we as a nation worship material things. Liberals go out of their way to ridicule traditional values. They are in all out attack mode on Christianity.

3. I believe that the most important thing that makes this country great is freedom. Freedom to say what you want. Freedom to make your own choices. It is very telling that the ideal of liberals is socialism, and socialist countries are the least free. The liberals want to infringe on freedom by taking away guns. Private ownership of firearms makes this country great. The second amendment guarantees the rest of the Bill of Rights. So join the NRA dammit. John McCain sided with Feingold to create the abomination that bears their name, and Bush signed it into law. Freedom slowly chipped away. Or taken in big chunks.

So to sum up: ambition, Christian values, freedom, and the NRA are good.
Liberals are everything that is wrong with this country.