January 31, 2007

My Old Hood

Via Nicki at The Liberty Zone (who is still deployed in Kosovo) comes this story about a man stopping a robbery. "An armed McDonald's employee shot and killed a would-be robber Thursday in a gunbattle inside the west Charlotte restaurant,...
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Don't Play The Odds

MARIANNA, Fla. - Investigators were trying to determine Wednesday why two people shot and killed a sheriff's wife and a deputy before officers killed the suspects at the sheriff's home. Read the story for all the details. It's a rarity...
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January 30, 2007

RMBB V 6.0 Cross Bones Style Part Two

The Rocky Mountain Blogger's Bash v. 6.0 (Cross Bones Style - as discussed here) now has a location set. & no; it's not anything close to centrally located, unless your idea of central is being in a double your chances...
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January 29, 2007

U Got It Bad

Usher again (I've been in an R&B mood lately - lately being defined as the past 25 years). This is a slow R&B tune that always captivated me for some reason. It's about being in love with someone & possibly...
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January 28, 2007

11 Versus 14

1911 versus Type 14 that is. Ah, the 1911; it's been whoopin' up on furin pistols for decades. Makes ya wonder what Gaston Glock was thinkin' doesn't it? Go over to Hell in a Handbasket for the scoop....
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U Don't Have To Call

Usher. (No, not that kind, or that kind, or that kind of Usher.) It's a tune from 2001 & too much fun to play for a guitarist (or drummer with a decent foot). The guitar line isn't that complex but...
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January 27, 2007

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes Again

The Platters. I did a post with the title of the tune before I discovered the joy that is Youtube. It's such a nice tune (plus I did a gig with them once & they're really nice guys) that I...
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Snow Related Note Part Nine

Previous Snow Related Notes can be found by following links like this one. On certain cars it's necessary to remove the alternator from underneath. This is because either the designers assumed that alternators never ever go bad or otherwise need...
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January 26, 2007

Typing

Since Say Uncle talked about it in a meme related post & The Smallest Minority did an entire post on it, who am I to turn down easy blog fodder? Uncle mentioned that he'd heard that a small percentage of...
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January 25, 2007

A Pirate Looks At Four

I posted this at 3:00 a.m. MST on January 25th, 2007. I'm changing the date to keep it at the top for the day. Scroll down for new stuff. Well aside from being the only title I could think of...
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Huh.

This kind of surprised me, well as much as anything can. "Men who have breast cancer have a significantly increased risk of a second cancer, according to the largest study ever done on the subject." I never really considered that...
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A Hand For The ATFU?

Via Say Uncle I've discovered that the ATFU wants my thumbs. For a start: "Because the thumb will allow the rifle to fire more than one round with a single pull of the opposite hand it is a machine gun...
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Why Georgia?

John Mayer. I do surely dig the way he plays. Here's the vid. & here are the lyrics. The song is about a guy's introspection as he drives I-85; wondering if he can find some signs that he's on the...
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January 24, 2007

What It Is

Mark Knopfler. Here's the vid. & here are the lyrics. Dave Kopel has a post up called Presidential Candidates on the Second Amendment. It's just what you'd expect; a break down of the respective candidates views on the 2nd amendment....
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JMB Day Part Two

Ya know yesterday I forgot to mention in my JMB Day post that I had an odd dream (no; not that kind of odd). I forget the details but it involved doing complex math & bartering to get the maximum...
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January 23, 2007

JMB Day

I wonder if we could get enough support behind making John Moses Browning's B-day a national holiday? I know we'd at least have Tam in our corner. :) After all if it wasn't for her friendly reminder I wouldn't have...
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Paging Juan Galt

Chavez. That boy 'bout to get on my last damn nerve: "On Friday, U.S. State Department deputy spokesman Tom Casey said Chavez's plans under the law 'have caused us some concern.' Chavez rejected Casey's statement in his broadcast, saying: 'Go...
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January 22, 2007

So That's How They Do It

Via No Quarters we see another reason why living in Denver proper is not a pleasant experience. "When 60-year-old Cynthia Roberson got a citation to for having snow on her sidewalk, she could not believe it. And it's not because...
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Snow Related Note Part Eight

Previous Snow Related Notes can be found by following links like this one. Via Bitter it seems that there are all kinds of things to protest about: "Romanian snowboarders have staged a protest at the lack of snow in front...
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January 21, 2007

Squirrel Ka-bobber

I was cruising through Kim du Toit's Forum & found the following: I need a bayonet for a Marlin Model 60 Fine bunch of lads over there. & as you'll see from the pics toward the bottom of the post...
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January 20, 2007

Kiss My Ash

Update: 01-20-06 20:02 I realized I neglected to link to the article I was quoting from. Corrected. This will be an unpleasant one. I edited out most of the foul language & toned down my sentiments a bit but this...
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January 19, 2007

Stabbing In Mass School

"A 16-year-old student was charged with murder Friday in the fatal stabbing of a classmate at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, Middlesex District Attorney Gerard Leone said." Didn't someone claim that gun free schools were safer? That no one would be...
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Only A Test

Update: 01-21-06 16:35 moved post to extended entry as it seems to be slowing down the main page. I think....
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I Wonder Anyone Makes A Pro-Gun Popcorn?

A few bloggers have suggested movies to see. Annika highly recommends a dark comedy called little miss something or other. If you're into christmas flicks then I've suggested A Nightmare Before Christmas while Colt CCO prefers Die Hard. Mary Katherine...
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Over Staphed

This is interesting, in a "I'm sure the leg will re-attach all by itself so I don't need to go into that bulding" kinda way. "A nasty staph germ circulating in and out of hospitals produces a poison that can...
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Snow Related Note Part Seven

Previous Snow Related Notes can be found by following links like this one. I generally prefer carbon steel blades as opposed to stainless. Since quite a few of my blades have been gifts I own a lot of stainless blades...
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January 18, 2007

If I Were A Rich Man Part Two: Nobody Loves Me But My Mother

I'm going to take a little bit longer route than I had originally planned with this series. It all started with the post If I Were A Rich Man. BB King. I've seen him twice. I don't go to very...
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Snow Related Note Part Six

Previous Snow Related Notes can be found by following links like this one. In the good old days (i.e. two to three weeks ago) the main roads were so powdery that vehicular Darwinism was an instantaneous process & many people...
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January 17, 2007

And It's The Stars That Lie To You

That's a line from the tune "Through Glass" by Stone Sour. I really dug the tune when it came out but I wasn't really sure what it was about. Thanks to the Wikipedia entry on the song now I do...
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January 16, 2007

A Happy Ending

"Dorn, who left for a two-week camping trip Dec. 6, had a tent, a sleeping bag and enough food and water for two weeks. After that, she drank from the river, kept warm by building fires and 'used very little...
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January 15, 2007

Grabbing A Tgirsch By The Tale

Tgirsch of Lean Left was kind enough to leave a partial rebuttal to my fisking of his post about libertarians. Here's the post of mine which links to the post of his (scroll down for the comments). Now, let us...
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January 14, 2007

Snow Related Note Part Five

Previous Snow Related Notes can be found by following links like this one. I've always been a mind over matter kinda guy but I realize there are limits. I've heard that feeling cold can largely depend upon your state of...
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Stop Staring At My Decisis

Wayne Fincher has been convicted of unlawfully possessing machine guns & a short barreled shotgun. The War On Guns has the details here, here, & here. I can't say I'm too surprised - not that I agree with the decision...
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January 13, 2007

Lean, Left And Lofty

Libertarians have their problems. I'm a big "L" as well as a little "L" libertarian & in general I've been unhappy with the party & its alleged strategy. But a more pervasive problem is non-libertarian perception of what libertarians (big...
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Snow Related Note Part Four

Previous Snow Related Notes can be found by following links like this one. I don't believe in fate or predestination in any form but sometimes I wonder if it's all just coincidence: On a snowy day when the high temp...
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January 12, 2007

How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore

Prince yet again. A simple tune in instrumentation but damn if the kid can't make ya feel what he's talkin' 'bout. The dynamics of the piano coupled with the inflections of his voice & the backing vocals - you have...
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Shape Of My Heart Part Two

In the post Shape of My Heart I mentioned a restaurant that had a medical professional theme going on. Well seems some professional organizations had some hurt feelings about the whole thing & wanted government to step in. Kim du...
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A Yes For No

Dr. No that is. As reported by Bitter & by Say Uncle it's looking like I'll have someone to feel good about voting for in '08 (also look here). He even seems to be planning to run as a republican...
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Gaming

In general I'm not a fan of Santana. Not that he is without merit, he just never impressed me. In addition tunes like Black Magic Woman (which was a cover of the Fleetwood Mac tune) & Oye Como Va (which...
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January 11, 2007

Misfortune

Yeah it's France. They can certainly do whatever the hell they please, but the idea needs refutation. Besides, what do you think Cali will try next? "France to create 'legal right' to housing" Lemme see...flipping through my cliff notes on...
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My Kinda Gun Nut

Most folks would be content with a vid of them shooting the SigArms 556. Not Mr. Bane. Oh no. He has a vid of him shooting the carbine, then having someone field strip it, then he shoots the thing again...
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January 10, 2007

Still Hangin' Around

G. Love & Special Sauce. Here's G. Love doing Still Hangin' Around (at a very happening bar in Charlotte) & here's the whole crew doing Hot Cookin' & Cold Beverage to give you a better idea of their sound. You...
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RMBB 6.0 Cross Bones Style

Notice a shortage of your favorite adult beverage lately? That's cause Colorado is preparing for another Rocky Mountain Blogger Bash (click the link to see the cool graphic). Coincidentally if you own stock in any decent liquors, liquores or imported...
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January 09, 2007

Being Stingy With The Tissue

Just got off the phone with a friend of mine who has some interesting news. The gist is his daughter was abused by her meth addicted husband. The husband has warrants out for him in another state as well as...
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Terminator-Care

Mary Katherine Ham has a nice run down of Arnie's new plan to increase the cost & lower the quality of healthcare while simultaneously discouraging small business growth & providing yet mo' better incentive to flee California (like there wasn't...
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January 08, 2007

Snow Related Note Part Three

For previous Snow Related Notes click here. Yesterday I noticed that oddly enough there's not much difference between snow & sand when the wind picks up: If you look up while it's snowing your face will feel a slight sting...
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17 Days

Prince again. Love him. Hate him. Whatever. But the little purple such & such is probably the best composer of our time. He doesn't always write hits but that's usually because he just doesn't want to write a hit. As...
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January 03, 2007

A Timely Reminder

Or three, considering the occassion: "No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session." - Gideon J. Tucker "This country has come to feel the same when congress is in session as when a baby...
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I Wish I Could Defer The Interest

This looks like it'll be interesting. I hate "interesting". "Congressional Democrats stepped hungrily to the brink of power on Wednesday, promising immediate action to limit the influence of lobbyists and pledging to constantly prod the Bush administration to bring U.S....
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Most Of The Dems & Some Of The Repubs Must Have Fooled Them

Bernie's not the first. Just the most open. "Socialism will get its first-ever face in the US Senate when veteran Vermont politician Bernard 'Bernie' Sanders takes a seat in the powerful upper house of the legislature." Being the militant libertarian...
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Stealing A Stolen Idea

I know - but he stole it first. The rules of this stolen idea are simple; select one post from each month of 2006. But I'm gonna cheat & in the extended entry I'm going to list several of what...
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January 02, 2007

Paper Campaign Trail

I found this kinda of interesting... "The presidential campaign strategy for former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani complete with a $100 million fundraising target for this year is out of the bag. The 140-page schedule for the Republican's...
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Two More Have Fallen

"Former communist states Bulgaria and Romania have celebrated their New Year's accession to the European Union even as new EU president Germany warned that painful reforms were still needed." On New Years Eve amateur astronomers photographed the following as it...
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Snowblind

The Styx tune. As you can see from the lyrics the song was about the perils of cocaine use but let's not let that get in the way of a title appropriate segue into the post. Besides, I always was...
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January 01, 2007

Language Police?

The new list of banned words & phrases is out & I can't say that I don't really sympathize. "Lake Superior State University on Sunday released its annual 'List of Words and Phrases Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-Use,...
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If I Were A Rich Man

From Fiddler on the Roof & sung by Chaim Topol. Here's Topol performing If I Were A Rich Man. & here are the lyrics. Gwen Stefani did a variation on the song called simply "Rich Girl". Purists may criticize her...
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