Monday, 30 November

09:55

 So Slo Joe was trying for a photo op by playing with a dog.  Apparently his mind is not the only brittle thing so he broke his foot (guess that's what he gets by coming out of his basement).  His mobile press corps of course went with him to the hospital where they were prevented from getting out of their vans or taking any pictures.  And they are acting surprised.  But there is precedent--Biden, or his team, have locked at least one reporter in a closet back in 2011.  If he was a Republican, the hue and cry would have been loud and long.  But the press is, instead, commenting on the color of his socks and claim there is no bias......

Anonymous, In Comments

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 08:33, Monday, 30 November

 I'm having fun with this.  We have another Anonymous who seems to believe that he or she has all the answers. In pertinent part:

I'm a nurse and I've repeatedly seen the effect covid has on people. You may be one of the lucky asymptomatic ones

Funny you should mention that.  The gal I wake up beside every morning, known to readers as Belle, is a registered nurse.   She has practiced in a med/surg environment for forty years.  Most of my medical opinions are informed by her.  And, I do consider myself to be a lucky man, simply because she lets me hang out with her.  

Belle believes that masking is generally ludicrous, except in a surgical environment.  She goes along with it recently but thinks that it is socially expedient, not necessarily good medicine.  Don't get her started on Big Pharma.

Thanks for commenting.

If standing up for civil liberties is a problem, then I am the problem.

Not where we camped, but a reasonable facsimile.

It was an interesting weekend, to say the least.

While I had pulled the RV out from under its cover on Tuesday, poor weather, the Thanksgiving holiday and migraines kept me from doing much to prepare for our trip until Friday morning. No biggie; over the years we have gotten the process of getting ready to go down to maybe a couple of hours of slow but steady effor...

Hell Hath No Fury

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:44, Monday, 30 November

 A woman is behind bars after Huntsville police said she fired more than a dozen shots at her husband Thursday morning and failed to hit him. [More]

I wonder if Annie Doh!kley votes Democrat...

[Via bondmen]

Community Marred By Gun Violence!

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:28, Monday, 30 November

 Resident shoots 2 suspects in Lynchburg home invasion [More]

Gotta get the narrative back on track and most people only read headlines...

[Via bondmen]

A Nation of Quislings

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:24, Monday, 30 November

 Norway Criminalizes Hate Speech Against Transgender People... In Private Homes Or Conversations [More]

Just to show that "conservative" is a relative term...

[Via  An Hour of Wolves]

Insult to Injury

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:14, Monday, 30 November

 When he leaves office, can ex-President Trump be trusted with America's national security secrets? Ex-presidents are entitled to classified briefings. Some ex-intel officials think Trump shouldn't get access to any national secrets when he leaves office. [More]

But the guy married to Hillary and the guy mentored by Bill Ayers, no problem.

[Via Michael G]

 Remember when Black Lives Matter activists made “defund the police” the core demand of their movement? After two teenagers were shot to death Friday, now they want police to apprehend the killer [More]

The logic is above my pay grade. Maybe we should ask Norman...

[Via Michael G]

Hate Speech Isn't Free Speech!

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:52, Monday, 30 November

 University 'First Amendment Support Team' suspended after complaints from BLM chapter [More]

Besides, we all know the amendment was written by slave owners and free speech really is hate speech! Just ask a racist, communist mob!

[Via Michael G]

Whoppers of Omission

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:45, Monday, 30 November

 On Monday, NBC's Today show covered the stabbings, but, unlike Fox & Friends, did not update the story after the involvement of an illegal alien was revealed. A Nexis search finds that the morning and evening news casts on ABC, CBS, and NBC have otherwise ignored the story. [More]

Just in case anybody thinks I'm just joking and I don't really mean it when I call them "the DSM."

[Via Michael G]

What's to Hear?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:18, Monday, 30 November

 Supreme Court agrees to hear Trump’s plan to remove non-citizens from census [More]

Don't worry. Joe will make it moot.

Good thing this has nothing to do with that "single issue"!

[Via TM]

Not Exactly Leading By Example...

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 08:12, Monday, 30 November

 Robert Reich Tweets On Thanksgiving Day: "No Human Being Is Illegal On Stolen Land" [More]

So he's admitting when he assumed his cabinet position and freely took an oath to the Constitution he was lying, or does he believe in pledging fealty to invaders and genocidal conquerors? By the way, has he initiated proceedings to cede any property he might own back to the indigenous peoples from whose ancestors it was taken?

Mayors and Governors “had police departments stand down in their cities, allowed protesters and rioters to take over police precincts and damage and vandalize buildings.” Now, they want to add insult to injury. Liberal politicians are after law abiding citizens. [More]

But if they defy tyrannical edicts, they're not really "law-abiding," are they?

Anyway, good on the sheriff. I just wish he'd take a similar public stance on enforcing citizen disarmament orders.

[Via Jess]

The End Justifies the Means?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:58, Monday, 30 November

 Justice Department rushing to expand execution methods like firing squads for federal death row inmates [More]

I still have those mixed feelings I've talked about before.

[Via Mack H]

Cindy McCain eyed by Biden for US ambassador to the UK: report [More]

A homewrecker, a continued adulteress, a drug abuser who stole from her own charity?

Who says she's not qualified for government work...?

And I wonder if "Cindy McCain tapped" was deliberate, which could explain why the headline was changed but the url remains.

[Via Henry Bowman]

High Time

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:36, Monday, 30 November

Time for Hard Choices on Federal Drug Enforcement [More]

Lentil stew, anyone?

And what about Hunter?

[Via Mack H]

 As per established practice, this post will be updated throughout the day as new and non-repetitive links are received. As always, look at everything with an eye toward testing claims for proof. 

They Voted for It

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:16, Monday, 30 November

 As their city circles the drain due to rising crime, Minneapolis City Council members have the perfect solution: cut the police force. [More]

I don't suppose anyone is interested in a real solution...?

[Via Michael G]

Fisking Fisk

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:12, Monday, 30 November

 It was because learning for myself that Fisk was a fraud, a fabricator and a fantasist was fundamental to my understanding of the very concept of journalism, and the responsibility that this profession is supposed to carry. [More]

Ha! Good one!

[Via Michael G]

You Can't Stop the Signal.

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 07:09, Monday, 30 November

 

The "reporter" can't shake his slave mentality.

[Via Jess]

What deer rifle for an old hunter?

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 08:51, Monday, 30 November

 Friend of the Blog Tim Wholer is getting into deer hunting now that he is retired.  He has been borrowing a rifle which is obviously less than ideal.  He is looking for advice on what to look for in a deer rifle and I expect that more than a couple of you will have some good advice.  

His post has a picture of the terrain from his tree stand.  It looks wooded, with a fair amount of brush (i.e. no 300 yard shots).

He also has a very interesting question that some of you might have grappled with as well:

It's my hearing that is the problem.

My sons tell me that they generally hear the critters before they see them.  Well, other than the deer that must have nearly crashed into my tree ten minutes before shooting hours started on the Opener (and Lordy that musta been one big, clumsy deer) I pretty much never heard the deer coming.

...

Of course, you might not be able to charge it at times, and you might have to freeze in winter, because we can't generate enough power to run all this stuff."
 The proposals, set out in a report by the Distribution Connection and Use of System Agreement (DCUSA), warns that “Electricity networks in Great Britain were not designed to accommodate the significant additional demand that certain consumer devices (such as electric vehicle (EV) chargers) presents.”
...
People affected by the cutoffs would not be offered any form of compensation under the proposals, while a new, third-generation electricity smart meter would also have to be installed to facilitate the plans. Other high-drain devices, such as electric central heating systems, could also be affected by the “last resort” actions.
Much like Ca...

where a father & son ran a gang of bandits, and the son's refrain, no matter what was messed up, was "Listen to Papa!" because Papa could not be wrong.

Sounds an awful lot like idiots screaming "Listen to the Experts, no matter what you hear!", doesn't it?
On Feb. 6, a scientist in a small infectious disease lab on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention campus in Atlanta was putting a coronavirus test kit through its final paces. The lab designed and built the diagnostic test in record time, and the little vials that contained necessary reagents to identify the virus were boxed up and ready to go. But NPR has learned the results of that final quality control test suggested something troubling — it said the kit could fail 33% of the time.

Under normal circumstances, that kind of result would stop a test in its tracks, half a dozen public and private lab officials told NPR. But an internal CDC review obtained by NPR confirms that lab officials decided to release the kit anyway. The r...

Iowahawk on the Missing Utah Monument

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 08:15, Monday, 30 November

I drove 1000 miles to spraypaint FART on it, and they just… took ithttps://t.co/9nngP17BhO

— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) November 30, 2020

Baby Yoda Cocktail

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 07:29, Monday, 30 November

Haenel CR6.5 – New Semi-Automatic Long Range Rifle

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 08:00, Monday, 30 November

TFB has written a lot about the German manufacturer C.G. Haenel lately, but the dust seems to have settled a little. First, they won the tender for Germany’s next army weapon, then they didn’t. It’s all quite confusing even for those who are trying to keep up on a daily basis, but in this article, […]

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New SAR 2000 9mm Pistol from SAR USA

by Matthew Moss in The Firearm Blog at 07:00, Monday, 30 November

Alabama-based SAR USA have introduced their double action/single action all-steel SAR 2000. A hammer-fired 9mm pistol with a 17 round magazine and a 4.5in barrel. SAR USA also recently introduced their SAR 9X Platinum, you can read about that here. Here’s SAR USA’s announcement in full: Auburn, AL — SAR USA by Sarsilmaz, one of […]

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06:55

Despite poor recent performances, media and academic polls have an impressive 80 percent record predicting the winner during the modern era. But, when the polls err, non-polling metrics do not; the latter have a 100 percent record. Every non-polling metric forecast Trump’s reelection. For Trump to lose this election, the mainstream polls needed to be correct, which they were not. Furthermore, for Trump to lose, not only did one or more of these metrics have to be wrong for the first time ever, but every single one had to be wrong, and at the very same time…

Patrick Basham
November 27, 2020
Reasons why the 2020 presidential election is deeply puzzling
[Via Scott Adams and daughter Jaime.

We live in interesting times.—Joe]

Neck Surgery

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 05:00, Monday, 30 November

 Got it scheduled.  24 December.  ACDF.  Fix my neck.  

I have to isolate 7 days before hand (Covid precaution), and then home for 2 weeks after.  

Found out a guy at work had the exact same thing done.  He said he woke with a catheter and a collar and yet felt GREAT.  Said it was the best moment of his life.

"You have a wife you've been married to for 25 years and 3 kids, man"

"I said it was the best moment of my life!"

That's encouraging.

 I notoced this in front of the house Archie lived in.  Yikes.




Regional Cooking

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 04:45, Monday, 30 November

 Here in Louisiana, we do a lot of regionnal cooking.  Something that is considered crucial to a recipe is omitted entirely in other parts of the state.  For example, Stuart's comment illustrates this in the perfectly.

Heretic!

One cannot make gumbo without RoTels. Period.

Red Gumbo!  I've seen that in the River parishes and in Natchitoches.  It's a regional variation, and tickle the taste buds.   In some places, okra is added.  In other places a scoop of potato salad is added.  The first time I was served gumbo with potato salad, I was a bit confused.  It' ain't bad, but I'll take my potato salad on the side, thank you.

Jambalaya is another food with regional variations.  You'll find brown jambalaya, red jambalaya, and white jambalaya.  They are all good, ad all different. In central and north Louisiana, we generally make our jambalaya with sausage end fowl.  In South Louisiana, you find a lot of seafood jambalaya.

My maternal grandmother grew up in New Iberia, along the Bayou Teche.  She cooked gumbos, sauce picante, and courtbullions.  My pa...

A New Way to Exile All You Haters

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 06:39, Monday, 30 November

 Su’s approach to the platform’s censorship will focus on “transformative and procedural justice.” [More]

We're still going to muzzle anyone who doesn't get with the program, but we're going to use deliberately amorphous terminology to justify it.

[Via Jess]

 The increase of border crossings by children, and of overall apprehensions, could prove to be an early and thorny immigration policy test for the incoming Biden administration. [More]

What, the one attracting them with the inducement of a "pathway to citizenship"?

You can have too many Democrats?

Good thing this has nothing to do with that "single issue"!

[Via Wynn A

5 injured, including 2 teens, in overnight gun violence across Philadelphia [More]

Say, you don't think...?

At least we know what didn't work.

 “As an organization we support the Second Amendment. We draw the line, however, at military grade weapons in the hands of civilians. We’re talking about weapons like the SIG MCX semi-automatic that was used to murder 49 LGBTQ people and wound 53 more at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. These deadly weapons of war belong in the hands of soldiers, not civilians,” Williams said. [More]

In other words, Troy Williams doesn't know what the f*** he's talking about.

Here, of All Places?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 05:58, Monday, 30 November

 One person dead, 14 hurt after shooting at nightclub in SC [More]

This is my shocked face.

[Via Sweet Babboo]

The Best Coat Pocket Defensive Pistols

by Greg Ellifritz in Active Response Training at 03:53, Monday, 30 November

Written by Greg Ellifritz

 

The weather is starting to get colder.  Many of you folks will soon be wearing large winter coats.  Have you ever tried to draw your defensive firearm while you are bundled up in a winter parka?  Sometimes it’s harder than one might think.

 

A friend recently sent me an email asking for some winter coat carry advice.  He normally carries a 9mm Glock 19 inside the waistband.  He lives in Minnesota and found access to his Glock to be rather difficult when the gun is covered up by his heavy winter coat.  My friend wanted to supplement his Glock with a smaller pistol carried in his outside coat pocket for quicker access in cold temperatures.  Which pistol would be the best choice?

 

That’s a good question.  I regularly carry a pistol in an outside coat pocket and have some thoughts on the subject.

 

Revolver vs Auto Pistol?

Most of you carry autopistols for defensive purpose...

Post Turkey Smoke and Drink

by David in Musings Over a Barrel at 05:18, Monday, 30 November

After devouring a delicious Thanksgiving meal lovingly prepared by Colleen, while the family "rested" in the living room, I sought my solace on the back deck. The sun had not yet set, and the temperature still hovered in the upper 60's. 


Lighting a Rocky Patel LB1, I contemplated a beverage. I'd been looking forward to a glass of bourbon as a digestive. However, we had enjoyed some bubbly Prosecco with dinner, so I continued that with the cigar.



The Rocky Patel LB1 boasts a smooth Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, along with a Honduran binder and Honduran and Nicaraguan fillers. Coffee, cedar, and a...

Loading Tool for a .31 Caliber Volcanic Repeater

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 05:27, Monday, 30 November

One thing I have not really though about before is how best to carry extra cartridges for a Volcanic repeater. They are self-contained, but still rather fragile compared to today’s ammunition (and they were originally packaged in metal boxes). Well, at least one person clearly did put some thought into this, and made themselves this 30-round cartridge carrier and loading tool. It uses six pewter tubes soldered together, with a sliding lid that allows each tube to be opened in sequence. This would make for a very quick reloading of a Volcanic, by simply pouring the contents of a tube directly into the magazine of the pistol. Neat!

ZULU6 Image Stabilized Binoculars from SIG Sauer

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 06:00, Monday, 30 November

Binoculars – a great tool for a lot of things where the activity includes any kind of shooting. Regardless if you’re hiking, hunting or spotting hits for yourself or a friend, they’re a great tool to get a closer look at the target and what’s going on there. One of the main issues is stability, […]

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02:55

Assorted Calibers Podcast Ep 129: Erin is Dreading Black Friday

by Weerd Beard in Weer'd World at 01:53, Monday, 30 November

In This Episode:
  • Erin and Weer’d discuss some new events in the Kyle Rittenhouse case;
  • Connie returns with a new Washington in Plain English segment where she discusses her work with the nonprofit organization Every Legal Vote;
  • and then Weer’d sits down with Sarah and Jon Hauptman of PHLster Holsters to talk about the Enigma Holster Chassis.

Did you know that we have a Patreon? Join now for the low, low cost of $4/month (that’s $1/podcast) and you’ll get to listen to our podcast on Friday instead of Mondays, as well as patron-only content like mag dump episodes, our hilarious blooper reels and film tracks.

Show Notes

Main Topic:

Evolution Of The AK-47 Rifle

by ENDO-Mike in Everyday No Days Off – Gun Blog at 00:08, Monday, 30 November

I actually didn’t know or remember a lot of that history, so it was worth watching. They did a nice job of the vector animation.

Thoughts?

On a related note.. YouTube sure has a TON of ads now.  Pre roll, then 3 spaced out midroll ads when I watched the above video.

...

We definitely all have known someone like this 😂:

It always seemed to happen after summer break too. Someone would try and flex how they learned how to start a fire in the summer, shot some guns, built some forts (guys typically in some ...

Mantis X10 Elite Review

by Forrest Lund in Recoil at 06:00, Monday, 30 November

Mantis Cover
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We love a good story, and here’s one by Ashlee Lundvall about a recent redemption elk hunt that she took with outdoor personality and real deal of a hunter Kristy Titus.

Ruger Precision Rifles, Rugged Reliable Firearms. Ruger precision rifles are purpose-built to distance itself from the typical long range rifle.

Sponsored by Ruger

I’ve known Kristy Titus for many years now. She has been a woman in the outdoor industry t...

Sunday, 29 November

23:55

Uncle Joel cuts tile sometimes…

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 09:10, Sunday, 29 November

Inexpertly, but you do what you can.

Having achieved hot running water in Ian’s Cave, it’s time for the next step in the all-important Let’s Have a Shower in the Gulch project.


As that wall is anything but flat, the choice of tiles was kind of unfortunate. But they have the greatest qualification possible for the job, being free, and grout will cover if not entirely hide a multitude of sins. And getting some time on the tile saw was fun afte...

Preparedness Notes for Monday — November 30, 2020

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 23:05, Sunday, 29 November

Satirical novelist Jonathan Swift was born on November 30th, 1667. — Today we are featuring another review by our stalwart Field Gear Editor, Pat Cascio. — Shipments of Survival Retreats & Relocation are continuing. This is a book that I recently co-authored with my #1 Son, Jonathan Edwards Rawles. If strong interest continues, we will try to have one more printing run completed before Christmas. The book is available through both Amazon and Jonathan’s SurvivalRealty.com site. The e-book is available at $9.99 as both a PDF and on Kindle. Here are the current ordering links: Main link: https://www.survivalrealty.com/survival-retreats-relocation/ Ebook (direct) Paperback …

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Ruger American Compact .45 ACP , by Pat Cascio

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 23:04, Sunday, 29 November

I’m a big fan of the .45 ACP cartridge. The “official” FBI tests show that there isn’t a lick of difference between the 9mm, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP rounds – when loaded with high-performance JHP ammo, when it comes to stopping power. But I refuse to believe that those three rounds are all pretty much the same when it comes to stopping a deadly encounter. I do a lot of shooting, and I mean a lot of shooting for my articles, as well as for target practice, tactical shooting and just plain ol’ fun shooting. If there is one …

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Recipe of the Week: Smothered Chicken

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 23:03, Sunday, 29 November

The following recipe for Smothered Chicken is from The New Butterick Cook Book, by Flora Rose, co-head of the School of Home Economics at Cornell University. It was published in 1924. A professional scan of that 724-page out-of-copyright book will be one of the many bonus items included in the next edition of the waterproof SurvivalBlog Archive USB stick. This special 15th Anniversary Edition USB stick should be available for sale in the third week of January, 2021. The 14th Edition sold out quickly, so place a reminder in your calendar, if you want one. Ingredients 2 small chickens or 1 …

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Economics & Investing For Preppers

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 23:02, Sunday, 29 November

Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. Most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor, JWR. Today, we look at rural real estate. (See the Tangibles Investing section.) Precious Metals: Gold and silver both were pushed down last week, as was Bitcoin. But in the long term, we know the fate of the U.S. Dollar. o  o  o Record Silver Shortage in 2020? o  o  o A primer: Physical …

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The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 23:01, Sunday, 29 November

“[T]he people as ultimate sovereigns, retain the ultimate power – and even the duty – to overthrow any government that fails to respect their authority.” – Glenn Reynolds

The post The Editors’ Quote of the Day: appeared first on SurvivalBlog.com.

16:55

They have nothing to do with Jesus.  While I am not a tree hugger, it does seem a waste of perfectly good conifers.   Messy while the needles are falling.  Also, we always bought a tree Christmas Eve because of grad school while the kids were small. 


Today we bought an artificial pre-lit tree.  It was cheap enough that we could buy three real trees for this reusable resource.   It is a very realistic appearance.   Amusingly enough we were watching Home Improvement while Tim and Jill are trying to assemble a Binford tent, with predictable results. 
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Can you prove you're not a robot?

by Tam in View From The Porch at 15:51, Sunday, 29 November

when you need to confirm you're not a robot pic.twitter.com/nueeljlewl

— Stevie Martin (@5tevieM) November 29, 2020

Automotif CXCV...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 15:32, Sunday, 29 November

It was a good weekend for carspotting there at the intersection of 54th & College. When I pedaled over to Fat Dan's for lunch today, I brought the Nikon F5 because it was sunny and I had it loaded with Ektachrome 100 and wanted to get some shots around the neighborhood. But just in case there were cool cars out, I threw the little Nikon 1 J4 wearing the 30-110mm zoom in my jacket pocket.

I was glad I did!

Cool old Chevrolet! The round lamps in the grill and horizontally ribbed chrome trim above the bumper make it a 1953 and the level of trim...most noticeably the chrome spears down the sides...mean it's a 210.

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POTD: Henry Repeating Arms – Big Boy .30-30

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 16:30, Sunday, 29 November

We have been publishing the Photo Of The Day for years. Our focus is on firearms, sometimes a new product, a classic or a weapon in the hands of soldiers or sport shooters. Sometimes the pictures work just like pieces of art, like the one above. The star here is the Henry Big Boy in […]

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13:55

It's a Belleversary!

by Murphy's Law in Lagniappe's Lair at 11:40, Sunday, 29 November


Seven years ago today, I got up bright and early and drove out to a dog pound in Ranson, West Virginia. I was there to give a mangy, dirty female German Shepherd a bath in a tub with a cold water hose.

 Today's the Day

Then after I signed a couple of papers, she was whisked off to a vet by the pound people and dropped off for pre-adoption medical work and a check-up. My cost at this time was $25 to the pound.

Then I went to pick her up from the vet a few hours later and was told that she had Heartworm and Lyme Disease and that the cost to treat both in addition to her other required work would run about a thousand dollars. I didn't really have a spare thousand dollars, especially when papered and pedigreed Shepherd pups were selling for about five hundred dollars. The vet said I could send her back to the pound and there'd be no cost to me other than the $25, but he also said that no one else was likely to spend that kind of money on a shelter dog and that the pound would probably euthanize her. So I sighed and wrote a check and later that day I drove home with the most ...

中國工廠定制偽造選票的電話錄音 pic.twitter.com/YGRRkifWMD

— 薇羽看世間 (@weiyuksj1) November 27, 2020

Via Gateway Pundit:

A video was released on Friday in Mandarin Chinese of a phone call request for fake ballots customized by Chinese factory.

The manufacturer is reportedly in Kwangtung, China.

In the video a caller is heard requesting a bulk order of ballots to ship to the United States.

FYI- Our Mandarin speaker confirmed the translation is accurate.

Two readers say at the 0.54 second mark you can see Charlotte County Florida on the ballots.

Recent Technical Difficulties

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 11:01, Sunday, 29 November

I had to get the NYM site moved to a different (higher-priced) server in order to cause the Security Certificate to be automatically updated every 90 days, so as to avoid warnings from your browers about this being an “insecure site.”

Like most moves, it produced some problems, and –of course!– all this naturally occurred over the Thanksgiving Holiday long weekend when hosting service support is thin on the ground.

Please be patient. All this will be resolved.

10:55

 11/29/2020 Philadelphia Inquirer:

The Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office cannot account for more than 200 guns that are supposed to be in its custody, some of them part of the office’s arsenal and others confiscated from people subject to protection-from-abuse orders, according to an investigative report released Wednesday by the City Controller’s Office.

The investigation found serious problems in the Sheriff’s Office with recordkeeping, a lack of policies and proced...

 From Dawn Tangan Teele, Forging the Franchise: The Political Origins of the Women's Vote (2020), p. 97:

 “Gaslighting – The term originates in the systematic psychological manipulation of a victim by her husband in Patrick Hamilton’s 1938 stage play “Gas Light,” and the film adaptations released in 1940 and 1944. In the story, the husband attempts to convince his wife and others that she is insane by manipulating small elements of their environment and insisting that she is mistaken, remembering things incorrectly, or delusional when she points out these changes.

The play’s title alludes to how the abusive husband slowly dims the gas lights in their home, while pretending nothing has changed, in an effort to make his wife doubt her own perceptions. The wife repeatedly asks her husband to confirm her perceptions about the dimming lights, but in defiance of reality, he keeps insisting that the lights are the same and instead it is she who is going insane.
Today we are living in a perpetual state of gaslighting. The reality that we are being told by the media is at complete odds with what we are...

 



I just got a notification that True Course - Lessons From a Life Aloft has won Gold in the 2020 Independent Author Network Book of the Year Award (Outstanding Non-Fiction. Young Adult)

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Leftover Gumbo

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 07:02, Sunday, 29 November

 There is an axiom in Cajun cooking that gumbo is best on the second day.  The flavors have time to mingle and blend and offers a depth of flavor and intensity that simply is not found on the first day.

My basic gumbo recipe is here.

One of my holiday traditions is to take the turkey carcass, drop it in a stock pot, and boil it for stock.  Drain it, strain it, and add sausage, onions, peppers, and the leftover bird to make a big gumbo.  Roux, of course, for traditional flavor.  I made this one yesterday and left it in the slow cooker overnight.


The kitchen smells wonde...

What are you afraid of people seeing?

by Tam in View From The Porch at 07:20, Sunday, 29 November

"Liberté, égalité, non photagraphie!" https://t.co/hkI15WYxC1

— Tamara K. (@TamSlick) November 29, 2020



Loads of Reasons For Suspicion

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 10:54, Sunday, 29 November

Patrick Basham, in the Spectator, does an excellent job of listing the very many reasons that the alleged result of the 2020 Presidential Election vote tally does not make sense.

To say out-loud that you find the results of the 2020 presidential election odd is to invite derision. You must be a crank or a conspiracy theorist. Mark me down as a crank, then. I am a pollster and I find this election to be deeply puzzling. I also think that the Trump campaign is still well within its rights to contest the tabulations. Something very strange happened in America’s democracy in the early hours of Wednesday November 4 and the days that followed. It’s r...

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On a personal level, I’m a free thinker who is allergic go along, get along, group think. The ideals that drive my life are freedom and truth and any attack on these ideals represents an existential threat to all that I hold dear.

Gad Saad
2020
The Parasitic Mind: How Infectious Ideas Are Killing Common Sense
[From Amazon:

“Read this book, strengthen your resolve, and help us all return to reason.”  JORDAN PETERSON

This could be said of me from the time I was in the first grade. My grade school experience was hell because of this. Two of the three teachers I had in my first eight years of formal schooling tried to make me believe absurd things. Example include such as three doubled was nine, and the letter ‘y’ is always marked as a long ‘i’ when marking up a word by its sounds. The third teacher had her faults as well but non compliance was not so harshly puni...

 

Mr. Justice Gorsuch's Opinio

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 05:05, Sunday, 29 November

 Much has been made of a recent case here in Louisiana where a pastor challenged our Governor's Covid-related restrictions on church capacity.  On Friday, the Supreme Court declined to hear the case, and the Governor is touting it as a victory for his restrictions on capacity.

I'm no lawyer, but I suspect that the reason the Court declined to hear the case is that they decided a remarkably similar one on Wednesday.  We talked about it then..  And, they were quite clear that the Free Expression clause in the First Amendment takes precedent over Covid restrictions.

On this rainy, thunder-y Sunday morning, I re-read Mr. Justice Gorsuch's opinion, and it is quite clear.  He concludes thus:

It is time—past time—to make plain that, while the pandemic poses many grave challenges, there is no world in which the Constitution tolerates color-coded executive edicts that reopen liquor ...

My work computer recently started having a strange problem. The notifications area in the taskbar was showing that I have no internet connection even when everything internet related was working fine.

I could open a web browser and connect to websites, check my e-mail, etc.

This is mostly just an annoyance, however there are some Windows functions that check this and if Windows 10 tells them there’s no connection, they don’t even try to work.

Apparently this is something that happened with a recent Windows update, Microsoft knows about it, but hasn’t figured out a fix yet.

I searched and searched and searched for a solution and finally found something that worked for me. I’m posting this on the off chance that someone else having the same issue finds this post helpful.

Here’s what I found:

Open Device Manager (easy way, just push the windows key on your keyboard and then type “Device Manager”, Windows will find it and you’ll see it pop up in the results.
...

St. Ambrose - Veni Redemptor Genitum

by Borepatch in Borepatch at 05:59, Sunday, 29 November

A contemporary image of Ambrose
St. Ambrose is often described as one of the four Latin Doctors of the Church*, influential theologians who established the foundations of the church in the fourth century.  Unlike his compatriot Doctors, Ambrose was a most unusual saint.  He was the Roman governor of the province around Milan when he (kind of accidentally) became bishop of Milan.  He was quite popular as Governor and when the crowd was beginning to get rowdy debating who would become the next bishop, someone called out his name as a suggestion.  Suddenly it was a done deal.

...

Elbonian M52/57/61 Paratrooper Carbine

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 05:27, Sunday, 29 November

In 1960, Elbonia set out an RFP for a new carbine for a fledgling paratroop brigade. They wanted a rifle to provide a higher volume of firepower for these troops, rather like the intention of the FG42 in German WW2 service. What they got was actually based on surplus Czech vz52 rifles, adapted to use AK mags and drums, chambered for 7.62x39mm, and fitted with a flashy-looking ventilated barrel shroud.

The true story behind this rifle is still a bit of a mystery to me. As I said in the video, I have seen 5 or 6 of these in the US, some in person and some in photos. They do not appear to be a legitimate military or police configuration, and I have been able to find nothing to substantiate the rumor that the were used by Czech police. I suspect they were a fun project by someone her win the US in the wake of the early importation of vz.52 rifles. Since the 7.62x45mm ammunition those rifles u...

Saturday, 28 November

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Preparedness Notes for Sunday — November 29, 2020

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 23:04, Saturday, 28 November

Today is the birthday of writer Clive Staples (“C.S.”) Lewis, who was born in 1898 and died 22 November 1963. — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present the final entry for Round 91 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include: First Prize: The photovoltaic power specialists at Quantum Harvest LLC  are providing a store-wide 10% off coupon. Depending on the model chosen, this could be worth more than $2000. A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate. This can be used for any of their one, two, or three-day course (a $1,095 value), A course certificate …

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I Survived Running for Office, by W.W.

by SurvivalBlog Contributor in SurvivalBlog.com at 23:03, Saturday, 28 November

In light of the current political turmoil and contested election, some readers may be thinking of throwing their hat in the ring for elected office. I would like to share my experience of my candidacy for U.S. Congress for the 4th District of Pennsylvania in 2012. As you may recall this was the general election where Barack Obama was elected president and the Tea Party was quite active. I’ve earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History and have always been interested in the political process. Back in the 1990s I served on the executive committee of the Political Action Committee (PAC) …

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JWR’s Meme Of The Week:

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 23:02, Saturday, 28 November

The latest meme created by JWR: To share this, you can find it here: https://kapwi.ng/c/kC3rft0Q Meme Text: Joe Biden Advised Us: “Get a Shotgun” I Hope That He Likes My New One With 30-Round Drum Magazine

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The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 23:01, Saturday, 28 November

“Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. For every man shall bear his own burden. Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in …

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Drop-In T-Track Channel Covers

by USCitizen in Traction Control at 19:52, Saturday, 28 November

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Automotif CXCIV...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 18:49, Saturday, 28 November

'62-'65 Austin-Healey Sprite Mark II

I was sitting at my table in front of 20 Tap when this car stopped at the light, northbound on College. 

I scooped up my camera and left all my stuff sitting on the table to get a bit further south, hoping to get a clear photo. The driver saw me on the sidewalk with my camera and nudged his kid, pointing at me as the light turned green. 

The kid waved, smiling, and I waved back as I one-hand...

Downright chilly and off & on rain,

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 19:27, Saturday, 28 November

a bit miserable out there.  Fortunately,















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Almost all of my training has been through Insights. I highly recommend them. They are having a sale on their training. Here are the details:

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POTD: U.S. Marines in Irregular Firing Drills in Jordan

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 16:30, Saturday, 28 November

TFB’s Photo Of The Day is the place where you can discover the World of firearms through the lens of a camera. Every day we run a new theme, a bunch of selected pictures and a short story. Above you can see a U.S. Marine with the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, assigned to the Special […]

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From a Johns Hopkins University study so widely linked that they took it down  (fortunately the Wayback Machine has it!)

From mid-March to mid-September, U.S. total deaths have reached 1.7 million, of which 200,000, or 12% of total deaths, are COVID-19-related. Instead of looking directly at COVID-19 deaths, Briand focused on total deaths per age group and per cause of death in the U.S. and used this information to shed light on the effects of COVID-19.

She explained that the significance of COVID-19 on U.S. deaths can be fully understood only through comparison to the number of total deaths in the United States. 

After retrieving data on the CDC website, Briand compiled a graph representing percentages of total deaths per age category from early February to early September, which includes the period from before COVID-19 was detected in the U.S. to after infection rates soared.

...

It's a Two-Fer

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 10:16, Saturday, 28 November

 Shortly after Squirrel knocked down her little buck this morning, son Matt got a nice doe on the same lease.


That's son-in-law Greg in the background.  Can't tell what he is doing.  But, Matt got a nice doe and Squirrel got a nice little buck.  Matt shoots a Ruger 77 in .25-06 using the family handload recipe. (WLR primer, 50 grains RL 22, and a 117 grain bullet, either Hornady or Sierra.)

Brother and sister both got deer this morning.  Plenty of venison in the freezer.

...it is sure easy to spend a LOT of time on Wikipedia!

Today's rabbit holes include:

Curtis Tactical 9mm CT700P vs Ruger 77/357Good afternoon subsonic shooters and welcome back to another edition of TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the YHM R9 suppressor. Last week we looked into the classic three lug mounting system and the YHM R9 as a capable and affordable pistol caliber carbine suppressor. This week we return […]

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I conclude with high confidence that the election 2020 data were altered in all battleground states resulting in a hundreds of thousands of votes that were cast for President Trump to be transferred to Vice President Biden. These alterations were the result of systemic and widespread exploitable vulnerabilities in DVS, Scytl/SOE Software and Smartmatic systems that enabled operators to achieve the desired results. In my view, the evidence is overwhelming and incontrovertible.

Navid Keshavarz-Nia, Ph.D., Ed.D.
November 25, 2020
DECLERATION OF DR. NAVID KESHAVARZ-NIA
[I wish the lawyer writing this up knew how to use a spell checker.

Via daughter Jaime.

See also HUGE! Sidney Powell Witness Whom NY Times Described as “Always the Smartest Person in the Room” Concludes Hundreds of Thousands of Votes Transferred from Trump to Biden IN ALL ...

Hermits in the Mist

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 06:30, Saturday, 28 November

Stayed in bed late again this morning because when I first woke up it was cold outside the blankets and the bedroom furnace was working to keep up. So I did the manly thing; rolled over and went back to sleep for two hours.

When the outside gets good and cold overnight, that’s a sign the clouds have gone away. Without a cloud cover the high desert can get very cold indeed overnight. Suspicion was confirmed when the sky lightened enough to see it; the clouds had rolled away and I wouldn’t have to worry about my batteries today.

Then half an hour later…

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Squirrel Gets Her Buck

by Pawpaw in PawPaw's House at 07:01, Saturday, 28 November

My father nicknamed my daughter Squirrel when she was a toddler.   She has carried that nickname since.

She got her buck this morning.  While her husband is looking for trophies, she is looking for meat.  Trying to feed a family.


It's a nice little yearling buck,  She took it at about a hundred yards early this morning. She shoots a Ruger American in .308 Win with a Leupold 3X9 scope.

Glock Meets 1911: The Alchemy Arms Spectre

by Ian McCollum in Forgotten Weapons at 05:27, Saturday, 28 November

Alchemy Arms was a company formed in 1991 making parts and accessories for both the Glock and 1911 platforms. Its founder, William McMoore, got the idea to combine elements of both pistols to make the perfect hybrid. It was essentially a Glock slide and striker-fired system attached to a 1911 style frame, with both grip and manual safeties. It was announced at the 2000 SHOT Show in .45 ACP, with plans to add 9x19mm and .40 S&W options. However, quality control and tolerancing problems plagued the production, magazines were slow to have made (many pistols were shipped with one magazine instead of the advertised two), and the refinement and development of other calibers became a money pit. The company was dissolved in 2006, with only an estimated 100-200 of the pistols having been made.

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (November 23, 2020) – The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the creation of a new award in honor of the late 1987 Cowgirl Honoree Betty Gayle Cooper Ratliff. The Betty Gayle Cooper Ratliff Fast-Time Award is in celebration of the inaugural National Finals Breakaway Roping (NFBR) during the Wrangler NFR. 

National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame Creates a New Award betty gayle cooper ratcliffBetty Gayle Cooper Ratcliff pursues a calf (2012.201.B0143.0104, photo by J. Argo, Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection, OHS)....

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Awful Range Results

by New Jovian Thunderbolt in New Jovian Thunderbolt at 04:30, Saturday, 28 November

 Now I want to go back.  Try again.  At least get my trigger pull more polished up.  

Only one or two time I liked my trigger pull.  Disappoint.  But there is a cure for that.  Take 4 full mags and go next week.  It'll come back, and it's a shame I let it go this far downhill.


14 rounds of American Eagle, no malfs, 1259 total through the gun since built.  


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Preparedness Notes for Saturday — November 28, 2020

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 23:04, Friday, 27 November

500th Anniversary, today!  On November 28th, 1520, Magellan finally reached the Pacific Ocean after navigating the dangerous straits on the southern tip of South America that now bear his name. He became the first European explorer to reach the Pacific from the Atlantic. — SurvivalBlog Writing Contest Today we present another entry for Round 91 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include: First Prize: The photovoltaic power specialists at Quantum Harvest LLC  are providing a store-wide 10% off coupon. Depending on the model chosen, this could be worth more than $2000. A Gunsite Academy Three …

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Packing Antique Iron – Part 2, by The Lone Canadian

by SurvivalBlog Contributor in SurvivalBlog.com at 23:03, Friday, 27 November

(Continued from Part 1. This concludes the article.) PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER You now should have your holster and all the necessary pieces cut out. At this point there are a bunch of steps that need to be completed before final assembly. I’ll try to keep these all in the right order, or at least the order that I use, which has worked for me so far. Most of these steps require that the leather be damp/wet. Again, watching a few videos on the internet will help with understanding this process. Suffice it to say that for the following steps …

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Editors’ Prepping Progress

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 23:02, Friday, 27 November

To be prepared for a crisis, every Prepper must establish goals and make long-term and short-term plans. In this column, the SurvivalBlog editors review their week’s prep activities and planned prep activities for the coming week. These range from healthcare and gear purchases to gardening, ranch improvements, bug out bag fine-tuning, and food storage. This is something akin to our Retreat Owner Profiles, but written incrementally and in detail, throughout the year. Note that as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. We always welcome you to share your own successes and wisdom in the Comments. Let’s keep busy …

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The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

by James Wesley Rawles in SurvivalBlog.com at 23:01, Friday, 27 November

“And the whole congregation of the children of Israel assembled together at Shiloh, and set up the tabernacle of the congregation there. And the land was subdued before them. And there remained among the children of Israel seven tribes, which had not yet received their inheritance. And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, How long are ye slack to go to possess the land, which the Lord God of your fathers hath given you?  Give out from among you three men for each tribe: and I will send them, and they shall rise, and go through the land, and …

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Project 1911 – Pre CZ: Dan Wesson Pointman Major 1911

by Mr. RevolverGuy in Day At The Range at 17:27, Friday, 27 November

I acquired this 1911 knowing it had a few bugs with the intent to learn more about the innards of the 1911 but most importantly making it run.

Around about 1995 Dan Wesson shut up shop when the company fell on hard times. About a year or two later Robert W. Serva purchased the firm’s patents and trademarks and moved production to a new factory in New York. With newly purchased CNC machinery and other modern equipment that allowed for tighter manufacturing tolerances and improved accuracy, Mr Serva put Dan Wesson back on the map shipping new revolvers again in December 1997.

Three years later, the 1911 Dan Wesson Pointman Major was introduced. It was a stainless steel target gun designed for IDPA and IPSC competition.

This full-sized .45 ACP pistol features a fully adjustable Millett or Bo-Mar-style rear target sight; match-fitted barrel, bu...

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Gun Owner

by JulieG in Blog – Julie Golob at 17:57, Friday, 27 November

It’s that time of year! Check out my latest video on gift ideas for the shooter, firearm enthusiast, and gun lover in your life. Links are below As I mention in the video if you’re thinking about gifting a firearms, stay legal! Info on gifting guns can be found at NSSF.org. Gun Owner Gifts: Wheeler […]

Chilly out there

by Firehand in Irons in the Fire at 19:29, Friday, 27 November

 Not inside at study time





 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 So tonight, November 27, CBS is running Frosty the Snowman; NBC is running the original How the Grinch Stole Christmas; and ABC is running Santa Claus is Coming to Town all at the same time.  I don't have a DVR and it kind of ruins things to tape and watch anyway.  

I read that fucking Apple is unclenching its deathly grip on Charlie Brown and it is going to be shown on PBS on December 4.  They are generous enough to allow it to be streamed for free on Apple TV from December 11-13 (I hope you are correctly sensing my sarcasm).

They suck, they suck, they suck.

Is this another part of the 2020 curse?


Edited to add:  Does anyone else see the resemblance between the BurgerMeister and Fauci?  Neither of them want us to have any fun or toys.

A Right Denied

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:09, Saturday, 28 November

 Unite the Right organizer Kessler denied concealed handgun permit [More]

I thought Virginia was a "shall issue" state. What among the allegations rises to the level of disqualifying him?

You don't have to like the guy, but if they can do it to him for other than legal reasons, they can do it to you.

[Via Mack H]

UPDATE (received via email):
Kessler was denied his concealed carry permit in Albermarle County (Charlottesville, VA) by their Circuit Court judge after receiving an affidavit from the Commonwealth's Atto...

Plea hearing set for El Salvadoran citizen who has entered U.S. illegally at least four previous times​ [More]
God, America is such a cruel and hateful country!

[Via Mack H]

 In a rational world, that would be the headline. [More]

An autobiography...

by Tam in View From The Porch at 14:52, Friday, 27 November

 


2021 Joy Of Shooting Calendar

by Kirsten Joy Weiss in Joy of Shooting at 15:33, Friday, 27 November

It's here! The 2021 Joy of Shooting Calendar! Join me as we celebrate freedom with inspiring photography and stirring quotes to propel you successfully through your year.

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2021 Joy of Shooting Calendar – Autographed

by Kirsten Joy Weiss in Joy of Shooting at 15:12, Friday, 27 November

The official page for the extremely limited edition, autographed & personalized 2021 Joy of Shooting calendar.

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POTD: Jäger Shot Competition 2020

by Eric B in The Firearm Blog at 16:30, Friday, 27 November

Photo Of The Day: Above you can see two U.S. Soldiers, assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade, fire at targets during the Jäger Shot competition at the 7th Army Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area (GTA), Germany. Let’s say that the shooting support is a bit unusual. The 7th ATC conducted the Jäger Shot competition during […]

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 The two Lenovos have performed well, but I know my x140e was a bargain priced for students model, and uses an USB ac WiFi--less than ideal when I am on the road. Something blindingly fast would be nice.  Ditto for my wife's slightly newer Lenovo.  I really like my x140e's very compact size, but an internal CD-ROM would be nice (reduce the mating ball of cables on my desk. 

My wife's never goes on the road.  Hers could be a desktop.  I am not sure if the Lenovo dock will work with non-Lenovo laptops or not.  It is just a USB corrector to let me hook up three monitors, and a few USB devices.  (You do not want to see the collection of devices on the USB bridge that plugs into it.)

I have resisted doing this because the prospect of reinstalling dozens of applications was too frightening.  Fortunately there are several apps that do both data and application transfers.

Suggestions?  Apple: no.  Linux I like, but I have yet to see a release that will not drive my wife mad; none have reached Windows ease ...

Sheesh…

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 09:02, Friday, 27 November


I had one of those adventures going to chicken chores this morning – one of those mornings when you really wish your Jeep had windshield wipers and you end up driving with a hand out the window holding a broom so you can de-opaque the windshield every hundred feet or so. Now that I’m back I expect the snow to suddenly stop, just to give Murphy a giggle. But it’s still coming down hard.

I didn’t see snow in the forecast, but will admi...

I don’t do holidays, as you know. But not all my neighbors agree and so sometimes the holidays kind of reach out and do me.

That came out wrong.

Or did it?

(ahem) Anyway – This year I’ve got one set of full-time neighbors gone to the city to visit family and another set that have taken the pandemic thing very seriously and so are ‘social distancing’ more sincerely than usually. So no invitations this year: I’m on my own in the desert physically but – happily – not in spirit.

Check this out…

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Ol’ Pet Semetary Joel

by Joel in The Ultimate Answer to Kings at 10:41, Monday, 23 November

Laddie’s marker may be delayed due to literacy difficulties beyond our control, but Landlady bought three markers and that meant I needed to get to work on the other two…


I have a form I built to cast standard pedestals. Unfortunately…

...

The problem with scattering targets around an area you walk through regularly is that you’ll be tempted to shoot at them.

Of course that’s also the reason I scattered the targets, so mostly it’s just important to carry practice ammo. You know, the kind you can reload yourself when the store shelves are empty – not that anybody around here sells .44 Special anyway.

Oh, I have lots. I got caught with my pants down on certain calibers the last time this happened seven or eight years ago and I try to only repeat the fun mistakes. When I got this much better pistol over a year ago, I took advantage of an opportunity to stock up. Still…

...

…is just a very counterintuitive thing to do. But I gotta do it.


Because I did something I honestly didn’t think it possible to do: I hoarded too much flour. Okay, there’s no such thing as “too much” if doomsday has arrived and there never will be another bag of flour at another store ever ever ever, but for normal storage in the boonies “almost enough” turns out to be too much. Because…

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A Good Clip

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 13:21, Friday, 27 November

 I purposely did not include a link at the end of my latest "gun safety" article, because it went to a piece from years back when I used the word that is the bane of anyone who knows anything about guns, "clip." I knew someone would pick up on that and make that and my evident ignorance the focus instead of the discussion I was inviting.

It's something I quickly learned not to repeat lest it bring hot coals and derision down upon my head, but in my defense, one of the writers who had influenced me was decorated combat legend Col. David Hackworth. He used it on occasion, and I figured I'd leave it to someone else to insist that he was wrong and deserving of their scorn:

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Johns Hopkins Study Saying COVID-19 Has 'Relatively No Effect on Deaths' in U.S. Deleted After Publication [More]

Narrative, people, let's stay on message...

[Via Michael G]

Suicide Squad

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:48, Friday, 27 November

 Gruesome Proof That Social Workers Cannot Replace Police [More]

But do we really mind if more try?

[Via Michael G]

Biden’s DHS pick “disqualified” for “selling Green Cards to Chinese nationals on behalf of rich, democratic donors” [More]

Heck, send 'em up to Santa Clara County and get 'em all concealed carry permits!

[Via Michael G]

No Country for Old Men

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:32, Friday, 27 November

 It is just unbelievable to someone who grew up in the United States of America that in the last few days because of censorship of criticism of the Biden Campaign, I have had to quit Twitter, quit my column for TheLatest.com, and had a post banned on LinkedIn. [More]

The government doesn't have to ban speech if it can get fawning economic fascists to do that job for it.

And we ain't seen nothin' yet.

[Via Agustin B]

Not His Problem

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 12:56, Friday, 27 November

 However, County Executive Jeff Smith told San José Spotlight that Garcia’s and Liccardo’s judgement of the situation is premature and chastised them for using the tragedy to advance their political agenda of making drastic changes to county’s immigration policies. [More]

Jeff doesn't look like he spends a lot of personal time in areas where his political agenda and deliberate indifference impact quality of life...

 “I agree with you 100-percent — the I agree with you 100-percent — the First Amendment excuse is out. Right? First Amendment excuse is out. Right? Folks are sick of that.” [More]

You think those "folks" will like the Second Amendment "excuse" any better?

More to the point, how could you be stupid enough to think "Chief Diversity Officer" is a real job?

[Via Michael G]

 After defunding the police, Portland mayor attacks police for not arresting more rioters (that just get released anyway) [More]

I just can't decide who I would rather see chase this guy down.

[Via Michael G]

 Illegal Votes From Noncitizens Likely Affected the 2020 Election, Study Says [More]

But it's the "legal" ones that hurt us most.

Good thing this has nothing to do with that "single issue."

[Via bondmen...

Marching Past

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:29, Friday, 27 November

 There Won’t Be Any BLM Marches To Call For Justice For Carl Jackson Jr. [More]

Not unless they can tie it to a greater agenda...

[Via bondmen]

Cat Out of the Bag

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:25, Friday, 27 November

 ‘Cat Eyes’ may turn your trip to St. Louis Lambert Airport into a visit with police [More]

I guess I'm wondering who would think TSA wouldn't want another trophy? Then again, I never have understood how anyone could be so oblivious as to be unaware of a gun in their carry-on. 

[Via bondmen]

A Second (Amendment) Chance?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:17, Friday, 27 November

Barrett Reloaded? A New Third Circuit Decision Could Prove The Perfect Base For A Second Amendment Blowout [More]

So some "felons" can be trusted with a gun and  Martha Stewart may not pose a mortal danger to us all (unless she votes)?

If the Second Amendment is a fully incorporated individual civil right, however, the law and the courts should arguably use strict scrutiny in reviewing the constitutionality of laws that infringe on it. [More]

Damn straight. Only ...

Deerly Departed

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 11:00, Friday, 27 November

Deer steals hunter's gun, flees into woods [More]

It doesn't say what game they were going after, but I'd think you'd have to be a lot more accomplished of a woodsman than this guy to try to take a deer down with a .22 Hornet.

[Via bondmen]

Didn’t We Learn This Lesson 400 Years Ago? [More]

I've been hearing some version of this story for decades now, and it definitively shows how, as with all "progressive ideas," socialism is hardly new and will never bring anything but misery. 

That's why they need to lie, control information, and rewrite history.

Hence "The 1619 Project."

[Via bondmen...

 

What an oinker that badged bully is and what an exaggerating, self-justifying little hysterical snitch that Walmart manager is. No doubt the same players would have the same reaction now if customers DON'T wear face coverings.

Sure shows a mindset, doesn't it? I hope the victim gets awarded enough from both to retire.

I'm tweeting this link to Walmart ("Where real people go for real good stuff") and the City of Sahuarita (Where life comes together!") just to let them know how little I think of their "representatives" in this travesty.

[Via ...

Now They're Priorities?

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 10:04, Friday, 27 November

 With the growing likelihood of congressional deadlock for the next couple of years, gun control activists are going to be focusing a lot of their efforts on state-level gun laws, and one of their top priorities in the next legislative session in many states will be an attempt to empower local governments to pass gun control laws of their own. [More]

Are we sure that's how it's going to work out?

In any case, the strategy is hardly "new."  Some of us have been warning about build-ups of state gun-grab machines to rule your home for many years.  

[Via Jess]

A Most Dangerous Game

by David Codrea in The War on Guns at 09:56, Friday, 27 November

Are Virginia Dems Playing Political Games With Lobby Day? [More]

No. They are deliberately insulting RKBA advocates and letting them know they have the power to get away with it, at least politically and "legally," which are the only repercussions they've come to expect.

And Jorge helped!

That and there's the refusal by the gun groups to even admit the obvious, let alone strategize around it...

[Via Jess]

A Nantucket Limerick

by Carl "Bear" Bussjaeger in The Zelman Partisans at 11:39, Friday, 27 November

There was a dumb cop from Nantucket

Who looked at your rights and said, “F— it.”

He said with a grin

As he saw your chagrin

“If you don’t like it, just suck it.”

As it happens, Monday last week I was at my county court house renewing my carry license.

Because they figured out how to keep doing their jobs, despite ChinCOVID.

[Permission to republish this article is granted so long as it is not edited, and the author and The Zelman Partisans are credited. In fact, repost it EVERYWHERE.]

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DO Not BE alarmed

by Jack Wylder in Monster Hunter Nation at 13:37, Friday, 27 November

Jack Wylder here, with an important announcement:
Commenting on the Blog will be temporarily disabled while we complete the upgrade to the site. Like last time, we are not being censored by BigMedia, being attacked by reptoids, dolphin separatists, or red lectroids from the planet 10- we are simply preparing the site to move to its new home. This involves copying the site and all of its contents and then cloning them in the new location. We are turning off commenting because any changes that came in after the initial copy would be lost. THIS IS EXPECTED. We are NOT under attack- repeat, we are NOT under attack. The process should take slightly less than one of your Earth weeks.

11/30/20 UPDATE: The process is now complete. We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can’t cope with is therefore your own problem.

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Razorfist Wants Republicans to Fight

by JDZ in Never Yet Melted at 11:13, Friday, 27 November

This rant comes via Sarah Hoyt.

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