Thursday, December 1, 2022

This RINO loser

"Republican Gov. Larry Hogan Looks for Supporters amid White House Bid Speculation".

This is the only kind of Republican who can get elected in blue states, and, yeah, you can figure out why.

Hey, Larry, how's that search for supporters coming along?


"I think I see one, over there by the...no, never mind...just a kangaroo rat."

Photo credit: Masterfile

Update  Here's another RINO turning in a bad performance of Hamlet: "GA Lt. Gov. Duncan: I Waited an Hour But Couldn’t Vote for Either Walker or Warnock".

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Yes, clearly, Israel is the problem

"Let Me See If I Get This Right..."

As one of P.G. Wodehouse's characters once remarked...

..."Perhaps man is not God's last word on the subject". The devolution of man's reasoning capacity continues apace: "Netherlands to forcefully shut down 3,000 farms".

This madness will probably continue until the global elite find themselves having to eat bugs.

Working-with-your-hands Wednesday

 

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

A public service post

I went to the range today and carried what is probably my favorite polymer pistol -  a Walther P99 A/S in 9mm. I've put a hundred rounds or more through the gun, and I've never had the slightest problem with jams or misfeeds.

Until today, that is. The first round went off ok, but the second round jammed part way into the barrel; worse, the slide locked up - I couldn't move it forward or backward. I immediately recognized this as a fat bullet issue, because the same thing had happened to me before when I was shooting a Beretta 81. I was prepared to deal with the situation today, because I researched YouTube the last time this happened (see the video below).

This is usually a problem that occurs with reloads, but I was using new, factory ammunition today. After repeatedly experiencing the fat bullet jam, I took out my daily carry (a Ruger LC9S), removed a cartridge (different brand) from the magazine and compared it with the problem cartridges. Even to the naked eye, the cartridges I had been firing in the Walther looked a tad wider than the ones from my Ruger. I fully unloaded the Ruger magazine, put the cartridges in the Walther, and it worked fine. So, I conclude that the 9mm ammo was defective. The brand name is "Scorpion" and it is manufactured in the Czech Republic. I don't remember where I got it, but I retired the rest of the box. I did some looking around on the internet today, and other people have had similar problems with this brand. Buyer beware.


Assortment

I haven't seen this movie, bit it looks promising: "If You Liked ‘Top Gun’ You Have To See The Showstopping Korean War Drama ‘Devotion’".

The handmaidens of tyranny: "Elon Musk Accuses Apple Of Being An Enemy Of Free Speech". Which it is, of course.

Are the alphabet agencies now the Main Enemy? "Ex-CIA Wonk Explains the Dangers of Free Speech". The problem, naturally, is that many CIA wonks who are still actively employed with the agency feel the same way.

Filtering crimes through the Narrative Strainer: "Why the Media Have Shifted Gears on the VA Walmart Shooting".

Sorry about that! "Australia to Cancel or Refund Tens of Thousands of Fines Issued During COVID Pandemic – Government Lawyers Admit Some Fines were ‘Invalid’". And yet, there are many people who will continue to believe that the government's heart (pardon the oxymoron) was in the right place, and it was all for the common good (not just in Australia, but here in the states, too).





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