Sunday, January 23, 2022

Happy birthday to one of the greatest geniuses in the history of firearms development

Almost missed it (H/T to Weasel at Ace of Spades, the person who does the weekly gun post).

I'm talking, of course, about John Moses Browning, born this day in 1855. Any one of his inventions and/or modifications would have made him a cut above in the gun world, but taken both individually and in their totality - the M1911 semi-automatic pistol, the Winchester 1886, 1892 and 1894 lever action rifles, the Browning Automatic rifle (the BAR), the 1897 pump-action shotgun - just to name a few, his contributions are simply staggering in their diversity and innovative engineering. 

If it warms up a little tomorrow, maybe I'll go out to the range and shoot a couple of his inventions.


Will this do?

I understand that TSA is now accepting arrest warrants as identification.

Well, can I just show this? Same type of thing.


Saturday, January 22, 2022

Sunday funnies

 








If you've never read about Casey Stengel's Senate testimony in 1958, treat yourself to a hilarious master course in question-dodging here. Don't miss Mickey Mantle's mic-drop comment at the end.

The very picture of concern (H/T: David Thompson).

I suppose this makes it easier to find a midnight snack (H/T: Ditto).

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot at the May Day celebration.

Courtesy of Savage Chickens









From Powerline's The Week in Pictures.





Condemned out of his own mouth

"Joe Biden Says He Has ‘No Idea’ Why Americans Would Think He’s Mentally Unfit".

Talk about having a loose grip on the obvious!


I believe that's a fake Time cover, because of course they'd never diss their guy like this. But the depiction of Biden is perfect, whoever may have created it.

Hey, Pelosi, Garland...

 ...how do you know I wasn't one of the people who stormed (or rather, drizzled) the Capitol building on January 6th, 2021? Are you sure I wasn't there, wasn't one of the protestors who was fetched by the hortatory eloquence of Ray Epps and was convinced to trespass onto a site that you and your cronies apparently consider more sacred than the birthplace of Jesus? You know, Nancy, maybe I stood there waiting patiently until Buffalo Hat got out of your chair, and then sat in it myself, ripping a big one after an earlier meal of bean burritos. You'll never really be certain, will you? Perhaps, Garland, you ought to put a few score crack FBI agents on the case. I guess you Fascists believe you have the right to set up a permanent national dragnet, don't you? "Jan 6 Committee Claims Absolute Power to Investigate Citizens with No Regard for Judicial Limits".

How about this?

 Most of what Bill Maher says here is total crap. But I find his suggestion of moving Biden "into a more ceremonial role" to be intriguing. 

As a sentient, thinking human being, Biden is well and truly shot; but maybe he can still play a role in, say, appeasing the weather gods and ensuring a good harvest. So, I believe I've got the perfect ceremonial role for him...


Do it for the children, Joe!

Friday, January 21, 2022

They called him "Silent Cal"

But when President Coolidge did speak, he was worth listening to.