Saturday, October 12, 2019

Sunday funnies

Hey, fair's fair: blonde man jokes.

Clint Walker makes an appearance on the Jack Benny show.

Comfort bull?

From Powerline's "The Week in Pictures".

There's always one guy who can't seem to figure it out.

Looks like a Mexican standoff.

H/T: Tastefully Offensive.

Could these be the end times?

If this madness prevails, I sure hope so: "Liz Warren, CNN Cheer the Abuse of 9-Year-Old Children Paraded as Transgender".

Friday, October 11, 2019

These pricks

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich dislikes Trump intensely, but is down with Chinese communism.

Also, Steve Kerr and the decidedly creepy Adam Silver - not so much simply "woke" as social justice insomniacs (not to mention prominent figures in the Gallery of Leftist Douchebags).

Cool rifle

I was out on the range today, and met a man who had brought a Burnside rifle to shoot - an original, Civil War era rifle. Invented by the future Union General Ambrose Burnside, this rifle was purchased in large quantities by the U.S. Army and was the first U.S. military firearm that took a self-contained metallic cartridge. The shape of the cartridge is unique, and looks something like an ice cream cone. Of course, the cartridge is not the sort of thing you'll find down at Walmart or Bass Pro, so he loads his own. The rifle sounds like a small canon, and generates lots of smoke, so, yes, I loved it.

Here's a video from the invaluable YouTube site, Forgotten Firearms, if you're interested in learning more about this rifle.

Incidentally, I was shooting a replica of the Colt Lightning rifle, manufactured by Italian gun-maker Uberti. It is a pump-action rifle; mine is chambered in .45 Colt and holds 14 rounds in a tubular magazine. After I purchased the gun, I began reading online that some people were having trouble with the action - specifically, that cartridges were sometimes getting jammed under the feeding rail. Although I've had the rifle for several years, this is the first time I've shot it. No problems, fortunately. Very fun to shoot, and extremely accurate. Also, beautiful wood stock and checkered wood foregrip.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Happy Feet Friday

The great Charlie Christian, with the Benny Goodman sextet, playing “Gone With What Wind”.


The Economist has decided that, really, electricity is pretty overrated.

Update: With respect to another, er, "magazine", I hit a link over at Ace's sidebar that took me to The Dispatch, which looks, as advertised by the sidebar commenter, like a mere blog. In any event, I started to read an article on the Trump administration's defiant response to Congress regarding its bogus impeachment inquiry, and it's exactly what you would expect: criticism of Trump with exactly zero context on the motivations of the donk hacks running the show, the lack of evidence of any crime, etc. I can't remember where I read it (probably in the comments in one of Ace's posts), but someone said the Left is using the NeverTrumper "conservatives" as a booty call, and these clunks will get dumped by their lefty friends as soon as Trump is out of office. No telling what these bozos are going to do once Trump is gone; I see no path to a return to credibility for them.

The outfit's podcast is called The Remnant. Nah. Just leftovers that have sat out too long.


In his article, "Is America Entering a Dark Age?", Victor Davis Hanson points out that we have largely lost the vision, boldness and freedom that made our country great.

I knew that China had extended its tendrils far into the U.S. economy, but this is getting ridiculous (not to mention ominous).

This is kind of creepy: "Thousands of tarantulas are emerging from the ground in the San Francisco Bay Area, looking for mates". They might need flashlights.

Maybe they can be housed in the newly-available prison space that Alexandria Donkey Chompers has been talking about: "Cornell Law Prof Encourages Congress to Arrest Trump Allies in NYT Op-Ed".

I haven't formed any hard opinions on the U.S. military presence in Syria, and I know quite a few conservatives believe President Trump's decision to withdraw our troops is a mistake; on the other hand, maybe not, as Kurt Schlichter explains. I invite the comment academy to weigh in (on this, as in all matters).

If the state of Georgia starts offering bounties, I'm there: "Invasive fish that can breathe air, survive on land found in Georgia".

Probably wouldn't happen if they checked their oil from time to time: "Squirrels stash more than 200 walnuts under hood of car".