Saturday, September 21, 2019

Saturday Afternoon Music

Saturday Sloth

Belle and I have run our errands and are just hanging out today.  Not much going on, and we can do nothing with the best of them.  The one problem with doing nothing is that you're never really sure when you're through.

I do note this report coming out of the Middle East, via Insty:
There are new reports from devout Muslims living in the most repressive and intolerant corners of Islam of appearances of Jesus.
Evidently, something bizarre is going on.  Staunch Christians  are an endangered species in some parts of the Middle East, and reportedly, this is exactly where our Lord is showing up. 
“God is moving inside the Middle East with dreams, visions, and personal visitations,” Yazim told Platt in a voice disguised to protect his anonymity. As an example, Yazim described a Middle Eastern man who claimed to have received an extremely unusual visitor:
This is Good News, indeed.  Hiw will be done.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Gun News

My Facebook feed lit up this morning with news that Colt's Manufacturing has stopped producing rifles for the civilian market.  My first thought was a big yawn.  I have mine, and I'm sure that you have yours.  There is no shortage of ARs in the market.  But then I noticed that the folks celebrating the news are all diehard liberals, so I decided to dig a little further.  I found Colt's official statement: (clipped for brevity).
The fact of the matter is that over the last few years, the market for modern sporting rifles has experienced significant excess manufacturing capacity. Given this level of manufacturing capacity, we believe there is adequate supply for modern sporting rifles for the foreseeable future.
Yep, there is no shortage of manufacturing capacity for modern sporting rifles. Everybody is making them.  I have several Colt's firearms in the inventory, and that fact of the matter is that the only other one I'd like to have is simply out of reach.  I'd really like a NIB Peacemaker in .45 Colt, but I'm not willing to pay gouging  prices when so many other manufacturers are making them.

So, it's back to the big yawn.  If you want a modern sporting rifle (or a 1911, or a Peacemaker), there are lots of other options.  Let the banners express their glee; this is simply a marketing decision by Colt.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Fajitas

This morning before school, I asked the boys what they wanted for supper.  Fajitas!  Okay.  I went to the grocers today and picked up some chicken and other goodies that we needed.  Then came home and sliced the chicken ad marinated it in a good fajita seasoning that grandson Quinton recommended.  Put it in the fridge to marinate.  When the boys got home from school today, we sliced the veggies (onion, peppers, and tomatoes), sprinkled them with that same seasoning, then dropped them on the griddle, along with the chicken and some good local venison sausage.  Then, we drizzled everything with lemon juice and let it fester on that hot iron.


When everything got cooked, we pushed it op to the top of the griddle and started laying out flour tortillas.

Just damn!  That turned out.  I had never used this particular seasoning.


They turned out pretty damned good.

Editing Video

I have learned a lot about video since beginning my political campaign.  Those seemingly effortless videos we see on ouTube and Facebook are a lot harder than they appear to produce.  I'm doing it all myself, from the set to the script, to the editing, and I've found, roughly, that it take and hour to complete a minute of video.

I've been playing with a five-minute video all morning, and I'm still not sure that I have it right.  My quality control (Velle) will e home this evening, so I'll have her watch it and get her opinion and feedback.  I don't post anything online that she doesn't approve before-hand.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Goblin Down

News out of Conyers, GA from yesterday.  It seems that three masked teens tried to rob a man during the early morning hours Monday.  At least one of the teens fired on him, but he was a better shot.



So, three young men lost their lives yesterday, involved in what everyone agrees was a criminal episode.  It's tragic, but not nearly as tragic as if they had succeeded.  The law worked.  What is remarkable about this event is that the homeowner did something that the liberal media tells us is never done.  He used an AR in defense of home and family.  From everything that I've read, it was precisely the right tool for the job.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Warthogs At The Trough

A great photo from Strategy Page:

SALT LAKE CITY, UT, UNITED STATES08.27.2019 - A KC-135R assigned to the Utah Air National Guard's 151st Air Refueling Wing conducts air refueling operations with A-10s assigned to the 23rd Fighter Group, Moody Air Force base, Georgia. The A-10s received fuel during their cross-country flight enroute to Nellis Air Force base, Nevada. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. John Winn)
This aircraft, more than any other, is the one that soldiers love to see  loitering.  The other fast-movers may have their place, but there is nothing quite as comforting as Warthogs overhead.

Ban Vending Machines

It's a specious argument, one that is readily dismissed.  But, it seems that vending machines kill nearly as many Americans as AR-15s do, on average, every year.
Again, analysis regarding the AR-15 — the so-called “weapon of choice” of mass shooters — produces less-than-impressive numbers. Between 2007 and 2018, 173 people were killed by mass shooters using an AR-15, according to a New York Times analysis — roughly, 15 per year. (For perspective, 13 people die per year from vending machines falling on them.) The fearmongering regarding this weapon becomes even more apparent when one considers the estimated 8 million AR-15s currently in circulation — the vast majority of which will never be involved in a crime.
Go, as they say, and read the whole thing, linked above.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Campaigning

That was an interesting forum tonight.  It went way over-time, and the Sheriff's candidates were the last ones to be questioned.  In lieu of a closing statement, they asked us each to encourage our opponents.  They gave us 90 seconds to praise and exhort  our opponents to public service.   I was fourth in line.

The thing about this race is that we all know one another.  We have been co-workers and associates for many years.  It's been a clean race, with very little back-stabbing.  We've all taken the high road.

The first three candidates gave very generic encouragement to all of us to serve the public, take care of the little guy, and live up to the oath.  Then it was my turn.  I walked to the podium not knowing exactly what I'd say, but I launched into the standard rhetoric about service before self, a higher responsibility to the citizens, that sort of thing.

Then, I turned to address the candidates directly.  "How can I encourage my opponents? ... Gentlemen, after this election, I will need to hire a Chief Deputy.  I would like to encourage each of you to apply."

The laughter and applause erupted around the room.  I blew the rood off the place.  It felt very, very good.  There is one other forum before early voting starts on September 28th.  God's will be done.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

The Problem

The Democrats have a huge problem, and it begins with that ignoramus O'Rourke, continuing with that bozo, Booker.  Their plan is to have a "mandatory buyback" and the idea that Americans will simply line up and comply.  The evidence suggests otherwise.
In recent years, states including Connecticut, New York, and California have passed laws mandating that assault weapon owners register their firearms. Each has faced extremely low compliance rates: reportedly around 15 percent in Connecticut, and below 5 percent in New York and California. Tony Guglielmo, a Republican state senator from Connecticut, told The Hartford Courant that many assault-rifle-owners were flatly ignoring the law.
They don't have a plan, they have a pipe-dream, and reality has a way of dealing with pipe-dreams.   Booker doesn't even understand the law he talked about in the link above.  He believes that fully-automatic weapons are illegal.  Those of us who know better immediately spotted the inaccuracies in his clip.  I personally know several Americans who legally own full-auto weapons.    They are expensive, and there are regulatory hoops to jump through, but they are legal.

The Democrat plan at this point seems to be:
1. Pass a law banning something they don't like.
2. ???????
3.  Gun Free America

That's not much of a plan, and point #2 is where they are going to run into Murphy's law.  With a low estimate of 12 million affected firearms in circulation in the United Stat es, who do they think is going to pick up all these guns?  Local law enforcement?  Don't count on it.  The National Guard?  Not likely.

What they have done is to excite the base.  And, not the base they intended to excite.  These two fellows have set back gun control for fifteen or twenty years. 

As for myself, not one more law, not one more regulation.  They've gotten all they are going to get from me.  They've unveiled the dream, and I don't share it at all.