Tried to visit the Rott today and saw a placeholder site. Hacked by his enemies?
Saturday, September 30, 2006
Friday, September 29, 2006
A Newfie decides to travel across Canada to see the Pacific Ocean. When he gets to Nanaimo, he likes the place so much that he decides to stay.But first he must find a job.
He walks into the MacMillan-Bloedel office and fills out an application as an 'experienced' logger. It's his lucky day. They just happen to be looking for someone. But first, the bush foreman takes him for a ride in the bush in the company pickup truck to see how much he knows.
The foreman stops the truck on the side of the road and points at a tree. "See that tree over there? I want you to tell me what species it is and how many board feet of lumber it contains." The Newfie promptly answers, "It's a Sitka spruce and contains 383 board feet of lumber." The foreman is impressed. He puts the truck in motion and stops again about a mile down the road. He points at another tree through the passenger door window. and asks the same question. This time, it's a bigger tree of a different class. "It's a Douglas fir and has 690 board feet." says the Newfie.
Now the foreman is really impressed.The Newfie has answered quickly and got the answers right without even using a calculator! One more test. They drive a little farther down the road, and the foreman stops again. This time, he points across the road through his driver side window. "And what about that one?" Before the foreman finishes pointing, the Newfie says, "A Yellow cedar, 242 board feet."
The foreman spins the truck around and heads back to the office. He's a little teed off because he thinks that the Newfie is smarter than he. As they near the office, the foreman stops the truck and asks the Newfie to step outside. He hands him a piece of chalk and tells him, "See that tree over there. I want you to mark an X on the front of that tree." The foreman thinks to himself, "Idiot! How does he know which is the front of the tree?"
When the Newfie reaches the tree, he goes around it in a circle while looking at the ground. He then reaches up and places a white X on the trunk. He runs back to the foreman and hands him the chalk. "That is the front of the tree," the Newfie states, cocksure. The foreman laughs to himself and asks sarcastically, "How in the hell do you know that's the front of the tree?" The Newfie looks down at his feet, while moving the toe of his left boot clockwise in the gravel, replies, "Cuz someone took a shit behind it."
He got the job.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
The Enemy Press AP reports in the (Extremist) Democrat & Chronicle of Rochester NY, that a teenaged son of a Cuban American used his dad's credit card to buy a ticket to Cuba to live with his biological mother - who apparently doesn't have custody. The father, Alfredo Diaz wants the US Government to work for his return.
Of course we can expect the illegitimate thug government of Cuba to immediately go into the home of his mother, guns drawn, ready to take him to the nearest US interest section of some third party embassy, right? Hey, look, donuts! We know the truth, but at least our government will work for the return of the child....
Well, no. "The teen has lived with his father in the United States for six years. The elder Diaz said his ex-wife agreed to let their son come to this country. Diaz said U.S. authorities told him they cannot help because his son traveled to the island voluntarily to live with his mother, and because the father has no written proof of custody." Can't help but shake your head at that. There's no proof that Elian didn't come voluntarily either, but armed men under the direction of our illustrious former attorney general invaded an American home to forcibly remove a child and send him to a slave state. The fact that the child has legally resided here for six years seems to mean nothing to whomever it is that decided to not help an immigrant. The "authorities" are never named, but I wonder if it wasn't someone in the Justice Department but someone in the "always side with the enemy" State Department who refused help to a free man in deference to a dictatorial regime?
Hopefully things will work out in the end as the father indicates that the child was angry because of failed ballot box stuffing for a school government race.... Hey, wait a minute, this kid sounds like a leftist, maybe Cuba should just keep him....
All levity aside, does anyone think that the thug government of Cuba won't try to use this story to their advantage as they did with Elian Gonzalez? If Diaz does regain his son, expect that some money or other consideration will have to be paid to get him back to freedom. Perhaps we can trade Jimmy Carter for him?
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Only twenty seven parts. That must be including the magazine. Let's begin at the beginning shall we?
I've shot my Bulgy Mak three times so far. Each time I've had failures to fire. The worst ammo of the lot was Norinco Commie crap. Yeah, I know the Peoples Liberation Army makes money on all Norinco products, no matter what people say. But that was the only ammo available on a Sunday, unless I wanted to spend $20/50 for Federal.
The ftf rate was about 25%. I've also tried Wolf ammo, it also had some failures, but maybe only 10%. The best ammo I've put through the gun so far is Silver Bear hollowpoints. One box of fifty, no failures. I guess that proves the old adage, you gets what you pays for. Better ammo, better performance.
S'w'anyway, I thought it was about time to detail strip the old girl. The serial number of the piece dates to the early eighties and I wouldn't be surprised if it hasn't been detail stripped since the last Bulgarian soldier or policeman serviced the weapon. The ftfs might be caused by dirt as well as the ammo, so I downloaded a takedown schematic and set to it.
Indeed, it was rather easy to take apart. In fact, so easy, I should have known it wouldn't be so easy to put back together.
Well, not really, only the sear. The Makarov is an amazing all steel gun, the fact that it has so few parts makes it easier on those with little firearms experience to feel as if he can service it himself. The gun is simple to disassemble, you can practically do it with just the takedown tool and your fingers. A pair of needlenose pliers works a tad bit better than your finger however. It must have been my eagerness to try a detail strip that led me off into the adventure of swearing and yelling that would characterize the reassembly. After a good spraying of Breakfree and some swabbing, the gun was cleaned and oiled. I bought a replacement firing pin and recoil spring from the good folks at Makarov.com and was planning to set them in, but I decided to wait on the pin as it is placed in the top of the slide and can be changed without major disassembly. I did replace the recoil spring with a 19lb spring instead of the standard 17lb one to try to lessen the blowback stress on the gun. After I test fire the Mak, I'll decide whether to replace the firing pin.
All the parts went back in easily, except for the sear. I struggled mightily with it for about fifteen minutes, then things really went down hill. I must have gone back to the takedown instructions four times to see what on earth I was doing wrong. I finally figured out that I wasn't putting it far enough forward to fit the pin into the slot on the right side of the frame. I kept trying to put it in tilting in backwards and rocking it forward into the slot when I should have tilted it forward and rocked it backward. One good hour gone from my life! Well it didn't really take me an hour to do it, it just took that long because I kept dropping the darned thing when trying to insert it. Stupid, worthless tools, and the pliers weren't much help either!
The main spring did give me some trouble reinserting it, but I did finally get it reassembled. It seems to be working properly. At least a far as I can tell dry firing. I've decided I will not, however, do it again, for quite a long time at least.
Sniff, oh Boo Hoo! I think I'm gonna cry. Poor, poor "Palestinians." Imprisoned in a world not of their own making. Well, not really. Enemy Press Outlet Reuters places a sob story out in the news world concerning some UN hoodlum complaining about the just rewards for terrorism visited upon the so-called "Palestinian" people. Mind you, this blog isn't unmindful of the suffering people trapped in Gaza are undergoing. However, all you have to do to alleviate it is to stop killing people! Guess that's too hard after all these years of getting away with it.
The UN special (oh, so special) rapporteur - just call it reporter for cryin' out loud - from the former Apartheid state, now current thug state of South Africa, a certain John Dugard (a lawyer, natch) claims that all the problems faced by the people in Gaza are the fault of Israel. He said, "the suffering of the Palestinians was a test of the readiness of the international community to protect human rights. If ... the international community cannot ... take some action, (it) must not be surprised if the people ... disbelieve that they are seriously committed to the promotion of human rights," he told the United Nations' Human Rights Council." Like Darfur, right? Or the brand new UN Human Rights Council?
So first order of business is to check out the bona fides of our special rapporteur. OK, Frontpagemag.com has a little story from last year about our alleged hero. Seems like he's called for the end of Israel. Well, I guess that makes him the perfect unbiased person make reports about conditions in Gaza. Of course, I kid. He's exactly the kind of person who would willingly join those who tried to eliminate Jews earlier in the last century. Would he actually do it? Maybe he'd just stamp the papers. Who knows, although he certainly is an apologist for those who would bring on a new Holocaust, UN approved no doubt.
Feel free to read the rest of the Enemy Press story, but what little I've shown should be more than enough for anyone to see exactly what's on the agenda. Demonization of Israel and the Jews. Note to those who do feel for the "Palestinians": encourage them to turn out the terrorists among them. Israel is not calling for the destruction of the Palestinian state, the Palestinian leaders must do the same - and mean it.
UN Human Rights Council
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Well, took the Mark I to a reputable gunsmith and was told the headspacing on the replacement bolt was marginal. The Remington replacement closed on all his gauges, go, no go, and field. He tried one of his '03 bolts and it closed on all but the field. The Smith said go ahead and shoot it, but the best thing to do would be load your own. It needs to be necked down 1/8 of an inch.
Great, now I've got to get into reloading or take a chance on splitting cases and possibly damaging the gun. I'm not sure if it would be better to shoot factory loads or go with milsurp. It would be interesting to know what powder loads the milsurp Greek HXP and the Lake City ammo available from the CMP are compared to off the shelf new Winchester and Remington.
Fortunately for me someone at work used to reload and has some spare equipment laying around. I might get a deal on them. I see a long and ever widening road ahead if I go down the reloading trail. Start with ought six for my Springer and Savage, then make my own 38s for the S&W, stumble across some dies for the Swiss, make my own Makarov loads, then become so consumed by the roll your own that I'll even load 22s!
Cost, time, and lack of workspace may save me from this affliction. Although I do believe that reloading is cost effective and fun for many, I'm still not sure whether to get into it myself. But, I'm open to trying it someday.
Monday, September 18, 2006
WPXI.com reports on the shooting of five basketball players from Duquesne University. The station reports that "Police said someone fired six to 12 shots with a semiautomatic weapon. Witnesses told police the shooter was described as a black man, is 5 feet 4 inches tall, and was wearing a white T-shirt at the time of the shooting."
Will there now be predictable calls for more restrictions on firearms? Of course there will. Notice however that the suspect is listed as a black male. Will those enlightened gun banners or anyone also call for blacks to be disarmed? That would be immediately, and rightly, denounced as racist. We'll see the person who actually did the crime demonized by some, and excused by others. Because the shooter isn't responsible for his act, he was forced to do it by easy access to the gun.
Previously, in a more sane time, the gun itself wasn't considered an actor in its own right. Today we see false front groups that claim to care about gun violence (Brady) or your well being (Physicians for Social Responsibility) who demonize the gun itself and seek to control your access to them. The UN is on their side with their campaign to disarm the people of the world and leave them to the evil designs of thug governments and bureaucrats (ie themselves).
Such unfortunate incidents like the University and Montreal shootings may influence people who care about apparent rising crime rates into believing that banning or restricting access and ownership of firearms will curb violence and make them safer. Many studies have shown the opposite. Castle doctrine laws and loosening of concealed carry laws have not resulted in bloodbaths or old west shootouts in the street. Those who hate your ability to have arms know this. They just don't like the fact that you can resist if and when they decide you've had enough freedom and must obey their superior wisdom. The fear of being justly removed from their positions of power and authority is the impetus for the attempts to restrict your Second Amendment rights. Rights not granted by the Constitution, but merely acknowledged as pre-existing God given rights to self defense.
Second Amendment bloggers, the NRA, the JPFO and other organizations fight a never ending battle against those who would use fear of crime and lawlessness to bully free people into confirming them into a perpetual ruling class who brook no opposition to their self arrogated divine right to rule. We must be vigilant in protecting our rights or we will someday lose them.
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Fox News reports a case of a man on trial for arms violations claiming he sold "illegal machine guns" to a government agent to set up court challenge to gun control laws.
Unfortunately for Second Amendment supporters, the background of the defendant, Keith Gilbert, is full of apparent racism and murder plots. Gilbert's past will not help those who believe that most, if not all, gun control laws are unconstitutional.
Meanwhile, prosecutors are belittling the defendant's claims. "Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Friedman told jurors that Gilbert was a small-time gun trafficker whose motive was making at least a few hundred dollars from each sale. The claim that he was trying to make himself a 'Second Amendment martyr' was a surprise, Friedman told Judge Marsha Pechman. He and fellow prosecutor Andy Colasurdo quickly put together a rebuttal case, recalling four witnesses to dispute Gilbert's claims. The prosecutors argued that if Gilbert wanted to be arrested, he could simply have called police and told them to look in his basement, where he kept five of his own machine guns. 'He could have gone out there and stood on a soap box on the corner and talked about the Second Amendment. That's not what he did,' Friedman said. 'He's a firearms trafficker selling these guns for profit.'"
Strange that the government is making such a big deal about dismissing Gilbert's claims. It seems they wouldn't really have to make such a stir about it if they didn't believe that a jury would accept the defendant's views. Believe it or not, possession of machine guns is not a crime. Making your own rifles is also not a crime. Selling guns is not a crime. These acts require licenses, but are not illegal. The prosecutors are probably not telling the jury those facts. We don't know as their testimony isn't given in the Fox News story.
That's the gist of the whole Second Amendment debate. What exactly does it mean? Are any type of arms to be off limits to the people? No! The founders other writings make it quite clear that the Second Amendment exists to allow Americans to fight against government tyranny with arms if need be. Leftists and other freedom haters like the UN cannot stand against the clear meaning of the words.
Too bad for those of us who believe gun control laws are unconstitutional that we have such a poor example to uphold as a defender of our true rights. Perhaps this case will lead to something better to once and for all declare again the true meaning of the Second Amendment and rescue it from the hands of those who would do violence to it.
Enemy Press Network MSNBC reports on their rag Newsweek, that Chinese companies plan to enter the crowded US automobile market.
The cars will be sold exclusively at Wal-Mart....
Enemy Press Network CNN posted a story about non-lethal weapons being tested on Americans before being employed on the battlefield. What a splendid idea! The flyboys can attend each and every Code Pinko, Sheehan campout, and Democrat caucus and blast all of them with whatever great new weapons they have!
Imaging the joy we'll have when these America Haters dance around in well deserved pain as bursts of microwaves fry their little brains! Hee Hee! Let's add some Hippies to the mix too! Fry all our enemies and make popcorn at the same time. Sweeeeeeet!
Non Lethal Weapons
America will be endangered by a boneheaded plan put forth by Rep Heather Wilson, a Republican House member, and supported by the House leaders of the Intelligence and Judiciary committees, according to Enemy Press Network CNN.
Tucked into a story about Vice President Cheney attempting to push the White House plans for electronic surveillance of terrorists and terrorist sympathizers, is this paragraph: "That measure, sponsored by Rep. Heather Wilson, R-New Mexico, and endorsed by the GOP chairmen of the Judiciary and Intelligence committees, would require the administration to wait until a terrorist attack to open an electronic surveillance program.
Wait until a terrorist attack?!
Wait until a terrorist attack?!
Wait until a terrorist attack?!
What kind of idiocy is this?!! How can anyone seriously believe this is a good idea? Waiting until someone attacks is foolishness. We already have information about certain people. Why would we need to give them the opportunity to kill and maim Americans before acting? This is a dangerous precedent to set for our enemies. Giving them the freedom to act unimpeded is madness. Congress has failed for years to do much of anything about the GWOT and now, because of a few terror enabling rulings from Carter and Clinton appointees, Congress wants to set too many restrictions on how and when we can collect information about terrorist acts and gain information. What fools demand terrorists be given Constitutional or Geneva or Hague Convention protections? Congressional fools apparently!
Rep Wilson's "contribution" to the War On Terror is House Resolution 5825.
Some relevant points: "`Sec. 112. (a) In General- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, but subject to subsection (d), the President, acting through the Attorney General, may authorize electronic surveillance without an order under this title to acquire foreign intelligence information for a period not to exceed 45 days following a terrorist attack against the United States if the President submits a notification to each member of the congressional intelligence committees and a judge having jurisdiction under section 103 that--
`(1) the United States has been the subject of a terrorist attack; and
`(2) identifies the terrorist organizations or affiliates of terrorist organizations believed to be responsible for the terrorist attack."
"`(b) Subsequent Certifications- Subject to subsection (d), at the end of the 45-day period described in subsection (a), and every 45 days thereafter, the President may submit a subsequent certification to each member of the congressional intelligence committees and a judge having jurisdiction under section 103 that the circumstances of the terrorist attack for which the President submitted a certification under subsection (a) require the President to continue the authorization of electronic surveillance under this section for an additional 45 days. The President shall be authorized to conduct electronic surveillance under this section for an additional 45 days after each such subsequent certification."
That's right. Ninety days. I guess Rep Wilson has great faith that all lose ends will be tied up in ninety days. This blog has no such illusions.
Congress has a job to do here, but this type of foolishness helps no one - but the terrorists. The correct option is for Congress to legislate one time on guidelines that need approval only once. Rules and regulations for surveillance, not demanding to see all information about all those who are in need of watching. Too many times we've seen officials and staff leak sensitive information. Briefings should be left to only the House and Senate leadership, not each committee member.
It's important that Americans write their House representative and demand rejection of HR5825. Protecting America is an important job, but waiting for an enemy attack is abdication of responsibility. We cannot allow that.
Monday, September 11, 2006
Five years ago today America was attacked by terrorists. September 11 of each year has been designated by Congress to be called Patriot Day.
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America.
As we remember those who died on that day, let us also remember those patriots who came before us.
Not A Patriot
Whose side are you on?
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War on Terror
Saturday, September 09, 2006
Failed leftist Mexican presidential candidate Manuel Obrador is poised to declare himself the President of Mexico and set up a parallel government his supporters say, according to an Enemy Press AP story posted in The Daily Camera.
"Since Mexico's top electoral court rejected Lopez Obrador's allegations of widespread fraud in the July 2 vote, he has focused on a Sept. 16 convention where supporters will declare him leader of a resistance government." Typical leftist thought. What exactly are his "government's" plans? "...the parallel government will fight for recognition in international forums and launch street protests against free trade reforms and privatization of government enterprises. It also will set up a still-unspecified capital, form a Cabinet and set policy." Gee, sounds like a CIVIL WAR! to this blog. You know, like in Iraq, where no one has formed a "resistance government" and no insurgent groups claim to be the legitimate government of Iraq. Maybe there'll be a quagmire!
Of course this "government" is completely illegitimate, however, expect the usual groups of thugs and totalitarians to immediately "recognize" this false administration. Castro and Chavez and the Democrat Party will rush to proclaim the Obrador junta the real voice of the people. Too bad for them this new movement is destined to end in tears.
"The main question is how long Lopez Obrador can keep mobilizing his followers. His actions already have alienated many and hurt the PRD. The same election Lopez Obrador terms fraudulent was the most successful ever for his party, making it the largest opposition force in Congress." That's the sticking point for the "resistance leader." Only Obrador failed to get elected, his party won many seats and local governments. How can you be a parallel government when you are the government in many places? You can't. Eventually his supporters will see that they have power already. Obrador isn't out for power for anyone but himself. His party already can influence the direction the Mexican government takes, but his insistence that he be the leader will cause alienation among his followers when they see his intransigence gains them nothing and could cause them to lose the power they have. Megalomaniacs care for nothing but themselves and they eventually destroy those who would ally with them. All in the quest for personal domination.
Friday, September 08, 2006
Enemy Press outlet Reuters reports that Mexican failed presidential candidate Manuel Obrador is finding his supporters deserting him in massive numbers. His large street carnival/protest is quickly losing its steam as the dejected leftists either are going home or endorsing the election of the true election winner Felipe Calderon.
"The small Convergencia party, one of three groups in a coalition that backed Lopez Obrador's run for the presidency, has defied the leftist leader and recognized conservative Calderon as president. Some leftist state governors say they will work with the conservative, who beat Lopez Obrador by just 0.56 percentage points in the July 2 election." Sad news for the true believers, but that's the way it goes. They should have known that crying and lying doesn't win elections.
It's been rumored that once Obrador has taken some time off to wipe his tears, he is planning to start a shadow government cum television station to keep Mexican leftists deluded into thinking he's the true president. Also, Obrador will be making appearances throughout the third world blaming President Bush for his defeat and he will also address the moral issues of the day from a leftist perspective. It's not clear whether he will be seen passionately kissing his wife.
Thursday, September 07, 2006
And looking for a BLO job.... Click "Continue Reading" for tasteful nude pix.
The Mark I stock was black when I picked up my CMP rifle at the Big Reno Show. My first thought was to have a professional strip the stock for me as it has no interesting cartouches to save. The stock is a WWII replacement without the usual proof marks.
I had searched a few gun boards and finally decided to strip the stock myself and use EasyOff Heavy Duty oven cleaner. I applied the cleaner three times for the whole stock, and also three applications to certain areas that stayed very dark. The cleaner worked very well for the most part, but there are still stubborn areas that won't get lighter even after six total cleanings. I decided to leave the stock alone after the last attempt as it appeared that the wood was beginning to soften around the sharper edges.
The next move will be to decide on a finish. It will probably be boiled linseed oil as I would like to keep the stock on the light side. I might consider a Danish type oil as I finished a table and some chairs from an unfinished furniture store and I liked the look of the completed set. Comments and suggestions are welcomed.
Saturday, September 02, 2006
As a follow up post to this story, the Enemy Press AP reveals at The Clarion-Ledger.com that the army intends to execute the soldiers accused of killing civilians in a raid on a purported Al Qaida stronghold.
"Lt. Col. James P. Daniel Jr. concluded that the slayings were premeditated and warranted the death sentence based on evidence he heard at an August hearing. The case will now be forwarded to Army officials, who will decide whether Daniel's recommendation should be followed." What?! There hasn't even been a trial yet and the army has already decided to execute the men?! This is an outrageous affront to our soldiers engaged in defending us from ruthless killers! "The soldiers are expected to be tried at Fort Campbell. They have been jailed in Kuwait since their arrests this year." Is this how the military currently conducts trials? Decide upon their guilt before a trial? This is communist thinking at its worst.
This blog will not speculate further on the guilt or innocence of the soldiers. It may well be true they have committed these acts with criminal intent. However, to announce that execution will be the punishment for our soldiers' acts while releasing terrorists to kill again is hypocrisy of the highest order.
If the soldiers are found guilty, then President Bush should step in and immediately commute the sentences to life in prison. Murder must not be condoned, but treating our own more harshly than the enemy is not moral superiority, it is evil. Murderers, terrorists and rapists all have their supporters demanding leniency, yet those who give their lives up to protect us are left to the gallows.
This pre-arranged death sentence must not be carried out. It must not stand, it should be taken off the table. President Bush must act, or we the people should.