Thursday, September 17, 2020

Forgotten Weapons, the Zip 22

I've been watching Ian for several years, and I've never heard him describe a firearm in quite so desultory terms.  Evidently, this thing deserves everything he calls it.

I can see now why he calls it a horrible pistol.  Next, shooting it.  Or trying to shoot it.

I Lol'd, I did.


 Grandson and I were talking about it yesterday, and decided that it had been a while since I made enchiladas.  Fair enough.  Today, I made two pans, one with red sauce and one with green sauce.

These aren't your standard, store-bought enchiladas.  Good sauce, good cheese, good beef.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Voter Fraud in Louisiana

 Our Democratic governor and our Republican Secretary of State have been disagreeing about how Louisiana will hold the November election.  The Secretary of State wanted in-person voting with absentee ballots allowed.

The governor sued, and the Courts ruled with him.   Now, Louisiana is going to have mail-in ballots, with very little safeguard on the voting process.  The whole plan is rife for fraud.  Of course, the Governor is going to take a victory lap.

Thee Governor's statement is here.

The Court's ruing is here.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Tuesday Afternoon Fishing



Joe Biden Pushes Assault Weapons Ban

Old Uncle Joe (bless his heart), is now pushing for a full-out "assault weapon ban".  Whatever that means.Joe Biden is no fan of the 2nd Amendment, and sentient individuals need to reect him at the polls in November..  The Democrats have shown that they are not serious about protecting our cities, property, or businesses.  

There is no reason to believe that they are serious about protecting anything but their own power and privilege.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Does Caliber Really Matter?

Does caliber really matter in a citizen engagement?  Claude Warner discusses caliber with Lucky Gunner and brings up some very valid points.

Like so many, my background is military and police.  I am a student of Jeff Cooper, who also had a big military background.  But, the mission of a private citizen in a lethal force encounter is different than the mission of a soldier or a cop in that same encounter.  The citizen simply wants the threat to go away.

There are some compelling arguments here, and they deserve consideration.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Why Not Just Win Games

 It seems that the New Orleans Saints, a football team with a strong fan base, are doing their dead--level best to alienate a big portion of that fan base.

The New Orleans Saints are looking to set themselves apart from the run-of-the-mill social justice message of Black Lives Matter. The team is launching a #SayHerName campaign that focuses on black women in specific. The idea is that black women who are victims of police violence or injustice, in general, are not given the attention that is given to black males who have run-ins with law enforcement.

I'm mot watching the NFL this year, but I haven't watched it since  whats-his-name began his kneeling.

The NFL should be about football, plain and simple, and all this social justice bullshit just detracts from the game.  I think that it might be a better strategy to just win games.  None o the NFL needs to worry about me watching them until they abandon social justice and simply focus on winning games.

Third Raccoon

 Yesterday, Belle say evidence of a third raccoon in the back yard, so we set the trap again.  

Somehow, he managed to drag the cushion from the settee and shred it.  Belle is not amused.

Belle has a friend whose husband loves barbecued coon.  We've texted them.  If we don't hear from them in an hour or so, I'll make further disposition.

Here Comes Sally!

 It looks like Louisiana is in the cross hairs for another hurricane strike.  This time in southeast Louisiana.

Sally is expected to make landfall as a Cat 1 or Cat 2 on Monday afternoon.

I am struck by the similarities between this season and the 2005 season.  In 2005 we had Katrina hit the southeast and Rita hit the southwest, about two weeks apart.  This year, we had Laura hit the southwest and two weeks later, we have Sally headed for the southeast.  I hope that the people in southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi are ready. This is liable to get interesting.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

The Tyrant Proclains

 I just read the Facebook post that our petty tyrant governor posted yesterday.  It's interesting, and I took a screen grab of it, in case he takes it down later.

That last line is the most outrageous thing I've ever seen a governor proclaim.  "I also want people to be realistic, as Phase 3 with some relatively minor modifications, is likely where we stay until a vaccine is widely available.

Really?  We stay in Phase 3 until a vaccine is available?  Suppose a vaccine is never available?  We're supposed to wear masks for the foreseeable future?

It is withing the legislature's power to end this.  With a simple maority of either house, the entire public health emergency can be over-ridden.  It's time to end this madness and let Louisiana breathe free.

Saturday Morning

 Drinking coffee on the porch at daylight, I watched a flight of teal fly over the pond.  Teal migrate early, normally in mid-September, so this bunch is right on time.  

The Atlantic basin is busy this week, but we are at the height of hurricane season.  Currently, six different blips on the map.

In celebration of Phase 3, the club has decided to hold an invitational match.

The club is meeting today for a practice, and we're going to run some drills.  I'll start coffee out there at 9:00.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Edwards Trying To Kill Bar Business

 Governor John Bel Edwards is doing his dead-level best to kill the bar business in Louisiana.  In his move to Phase 3 of the Covid response, he continues to blame bars for all the Covid illness.

According to WAFB news:

Bars will remain closed to on-premises consumption in parishes with high incidents of COVID-19. The parishes that have a positivity rate of 5% or lower for two consecutive weeks will be allowed to opt in, meaning the parish government will have to make the final decision. Those that open will be subject to many restrictions, including indoor restriction of 50% capacity, indoors and outdoors customers will have to remain seated for table side service only, can have no more than 50 customers outdoors, and social distancing will be required indoors and outdoors, live music will not be allowed, all drinks will have to be ordered at the table and delivered by bar staff to the table, sale of service will end at 10 p.m. and patrons will be cleared from the building by 11 p.m. Individuals younger than 21 will not be allowed in the bar.

The bar business doesn't affect me much, but it is a large part of the hospitality industry in Louisiana, and bar owners and employees  have suffered during this crisis.

Louisiana continues to be under the autocratic rule of a petty tyrant, who wants to pick winners and losers in the local economy.  This latest attack on the economy should draw the ire of the legislature, but it's my opinion that they are a bunch of nutless wondwes.

Tucker: Anarchists are working to tear down America

Tucker Carlson's monologue for 9/12/2020 

Most of what we're seeing on the streets today is utter bullshit.  It's not about justice.  Justice is reasoned, peaceful, and respects everyone's rights.

I also notice that most of these riots occur in places where the malcontents don't have to worry about armed citizens.