March 31, 2007

Just Cause

A buddy of mine turned me on to Christopher Titus a while back. The guy definitely puts the funny back in dysfunctional. Because I'm bogged down with a few other things that prevent me from posting anything of depth, substance...
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Massive Pet Food Recall Part Two

The previous post on the pet food recall can be found here. There've been a few additions to the brands previously recalled: "Nestle Purina PetCare Co. said it was recalling all sizes and varieties of its Alpo Prime Cuts in...
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March 30, 2007

Dirty Diana

Feinstein of course. & guess what babygirl has been up to? If you guessed about 1.5 billion dollars worth of unethical conduct then you'd be right. "Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has abruptly walked away from her responsibilities with the Senate...
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PSA For Holly Colorado

For those of you who haven't heard a small town near the Kansas border got hit very hard by a tornado Wednesday night. The twister was 200 yards wide & touched down for about a mile. It killed one woman...
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March 29, 2007

Linky Minus Thinky

Don't blame me - I picked up the expression from Say Uncle. He should have known how impressionable I was. :) Instapundit has a nice round up on the Webb gun incident. (though since it was a Beretta 92 there's...
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Piracy And Other Charges

This is from NC. "U.S. attorneys from Raleigh charged Patterson on Friday with conspiring to pirate satellite TV signals. They also charged former patrol deputies Lester Floyd and Herman Madden, bringing the arrest total to 14." Didn't I just mention...
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March 28, 2007

Baggers Can't Be Choosers

Frisco, that living tribute to all things Marx, has decided, in its infinite wisdom, that plastic bags are not really that good for you. #9 over at Say Uncle's joint has thoughts (History of Shepple Part I) as does View...
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Heart Of The Matter

A Don Henley tune from 1990. I'm not a big fan of the guy but he could write, & write well at times. This particular ditty is a nicely composed lament for a lost lover who seems to have found...
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March 27, 2007

A Friendly Reminder

The machine gun shoot in Ft. Morgan is this weekend. (h/t to RMGO) I got behind schedule due to the recent cold so odds are I won't make it up there myself, but if you do would you be so...
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March 26, 2007


Any blogger worth his weight in spam will tell you that we tend to spend significantly more time reading than writing. In the process I tend to collect links that I simply don't have time to expand upon or use...
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March 23, 2007

Massive Pet Food Recall

(originally posted 03/19/07 16:30 MDT by Jed) Publicola mentioned that some of the readers here have pets, but don't check mainstream news too often, and asked me to put up a notice. Pet deaths prompt major pet food recall. Here's...
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Maybe There Is Hope

Hmmm I'm thinking if this procedure works then maybe it'll be a very cool thing for the NRA, the Democrat Party & the Republican Party. Spinal Disc Transplant Shows Promise Against Back Pain Oh? The patient has to have a...
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March 22, 2007


Cathy Siepp has passed. Lung cancer was the culprit. The Smallest Minority has some thoughts on losing folks that he's only known through the net. If I had time to say something insightful or poignant I probably couldn't. I didn't...
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March 21, 2007

Over And Over

If I had enough time to do a decent post, I might use the title to reflect & gripe a little bit on the repetitive nature of continually arguing the same points (it's not like the concept of individual Rights...
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March 19, 2007

I Can Dig It

Go over to Kim du Toit's joint for a great example of why gun registration is not a cool thing. Then go read Signs of Life in the Second Amendment By Steve Chapman (h/t Of Arms & the Law)...
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The Book Of Johns

This is yet another Theraflu induced post. Hopefully the last & hopefully it'll be somewhat humorous. And the Lord looked down on his people, who after a time had became slothful & He saw their indolence. No longer were they...
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March 18, 2007

Some Quick Links

Illinois is contemplating more gun control laws. The funny part to me is that firearms manufacturers are still threatening to leave Illinois. I really don't understand why they didn't escape from there long ago. In other news the ATFU closes...
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March 17, 2007

St. Patrick's Day

Say whatever you want about Chicago or New York but for me the place I'd most like to be on St. Patrick's Day is Savannah, Georgia. Not only do they have the 2nd biggest St. Patrick's Day celebration in the...
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Fisking Erwin

(After I had finished the bulk of this post I took a break & noticed that The Smallest Minority had seen fit to fisk Mr. Chemerinsky's article as well. By all means go read his post.) A law professor of...
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March 16, 2007

Man For All Seasons

A Man for All Seasons is a movie about Sir Thomas More & his disagreement with Henry VIII. It presents More in a very flattering light & he is to be admired for the stand he made based upon...
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March 15, 2007


I was thinking about this the other day. I've bought about 5 books on pirates & about 6 movies where piracy was the central theme. What's odd is that I haven't read any of the pirate books I've bought...
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Snow Related Note Part Eleven

Previous Snow Related Notes can be found by following links like this one. K so it hasn't snowed in a while at the lower elevations but there's still plenty of powder on the mountains. & while I'm on the subject...
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March 14, 2007

Can't Get You Out Of My Head

It's a Kylie Minogue tune that really grew on me a few years back. A then current girlfriend really liked it & it was playing the last time I took her out dancing (yes; I used to get my groove...
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Blaming Bush For Cancer

Sigh. First the actual news: Shortage of cancer doctors in coming years Well actually that's not news; that's a prediction. But you get the point. Now aside from the ominous tidings (that you can get the gist of from the...
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I was asked to pass the following along & since it seemed like a good cause... "Americans willing to volunteer to teach others to shoot is a great idea. The Revolutionary War Veterans Association (RWVA) Project Appleseed is a bunch...
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Happy Pi Day

Yes; I'm getting that desperate for blog fodder. Well it's a quick post though & one I did find humorous in a math geek sorta way. Not that I ever was a math geek but some of my best pals...
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March 13, 2007

Breaking: Bloggers Gun Seized

Bitter had her gun seized (actually Sebastian was carrying it) while waiting in a public parking lot. I assume this happened in Texas. She's not having a good day as she just found out that a Virginia paper is publishing...
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300 From 3

I thought I should do a quick follow up to my post on the movie 300. I still haven't seen it (not because it doesn't seem interesting; I'll most likely wait till it comes out on DVD though) but the...
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Problems With Parker

This is not an analysis of the decision in the broad sense. It's merely touching on some areas of concern from the decision itself. I'll skip the discussion of standing & try to get to the heart of my concerns....
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March 12, 2007

Random Dog Blogging

I'm still working on the Parker post. These 16 day work weeks don't really allow me time to explore my verbosity as I'd like. In the meantime I think more photos of mammals designed to elicit an emotionally favorable response...
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March 11, 2007

Random Cat Blogging

I've read the Parker v. D.C. decision & a ton of commentary on it but unfortunately I don't have the time to write down any thoughts. But later I will try to point out what I see as problems with...
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March 10, 2007

In The Arms Of The Angels

One of the Angels of Bataan has fallen. That leaves an estimated 3 known to be alive out of 77 freed in the raid at Cabanatuan (where many American POW's were held after the Bataan Death March). "Bataan 'Angel' nurse...
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More Parker Links

Jed of Freedomsight has posted a very thorough list of blogs that discuss the decision in Parker v. D.C. For your convenience here's what some lawyers (or soon to be lawyers in the first instance) are saying about the decision:...
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March 09, 2007

A Quickie On Parker

If you haven't heard the circuit court rendered a favorable decision in Parker v. D.C. The case sought to overturn D.C's gun ban & if this ruling stands the appeals process that seems to be what it will do. But...
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March 08, 2007

Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman

I dislike Bryan Adams. The taunt so popular in the 80's of "poser" could not have landed on a more appropriate person. But he is capable of writing a decent tune every now & then. This one was on the...
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That Old Time Religion

Speaking (er, typing) of movies I stumbled on something last week. I was in Best Buy rummaging around looking for a gift & happened to glance at this one section of shelf. What I saw was something I had searched...
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16 Into 300

Damn near everyone I know on the net is talking about it so I might as well make mention. 300 will be in theaters on Friday. It's probably the only movie in quite a while that I've wanted to go...
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Busier Than A One Handed Brass Catcher At A Machine Gun Shoot

If you're in or planning on being in Colorado around March 30th, 31rst &/or April 1rst there'll be a machine gun shoot up in Ft. Morgan (about 70 miles north of Denver). Here's RMGO's page with the details. But if...
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March 06, 2007


Family drama, medical drama, the threat of sudden travel, bronchitis, asthma, emphysema, losing old friends, hearing the specifics of said loss from old mutual friends, health insurance, 401k's, unwelcome former relatives, partial reconciliation between siblings, making peace between two other...
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March 02, 2007

One of Those Really Kick Ass Responses

Sebastian at Snowflakes in Hell has a great post up on why the 2A protects us even if technically the government has firepower to kill us all. You have about as much chance of defending your freedom against the government...
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March 01, 2007


I wish that my college would have let me carry a gun and simply given my roommate the option choosing not to live with a gun owner. It would almost have assured me a gun nut roommate. University administrators and...
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Who Will Gun Owners Support?

I just added a Pajamas Media 2008 Straw Poll over at my site. Iím not a huge fan of the poll since they have questionably removed at least one Republican in my opinion, but I decided to add a voting...
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