Friday, September 11, 2009

Weekend Wildlife Poll

So I've done this twice and have gotten some pretty neat shots of critters that frequent around where I live.

So should I continue posting these or just do it for my own amusement?

Take the poll.

Unorganized Militia Gear

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Illinois Mayors against Guns II

As an update from the original post, Palatine, IL has been removed from the MAIG website however Waukegan and Evanston are still listed but w/ the former mayors. Requests for information have not been returned.

Here is the current info for Evanston:

MAYOR Elizabeth B. Tisdahl
2100 Ridge Ave., Rm 2500
Evanston, IL 60201
847.866.2979 fax: 847.866.2978

As of this writing, the official Waukegan, Il site appears to be down but there is a possible contact for the current mayor here.

As always, be polite.

Info for IN and PA mayors available.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Church of The Duke and other fables.

Did you know there are shrines dedicated to John Wayne erected at gun shows across the US?

That is the claim of anecdotalist Gary Wintemute in his latest 'study'.
John Wayne is venerated at gun shows.(5-3)He seems to be considered a hero, not so much displayed as invoked (5-14).
They're right next to the pallets of copies of "Turner Diaries" that are sold out within minutes at 'many' shows.

That's right. "Many". Regularly, often, fixture, believed, presumably, suggests, primarily, generally, prominent, frequently and other such 'hard numbers' make this the definitive report on gun shows.

So if you 'regularly' attend gun shows, you're a racist, misogynist, red-neck, sheet-wearing Nazi. Nevermind the fact that most of the materials Wintemute calls into question can be found at gas stations, mall kiosks, flea markets and internet sites across America. That includes that bastion of right-wing fanaticism

Another good one-liner:
Adolf Hitler's manifesto Mein Kampf is sold at gun shows in Arizona-always next to books by John Lott (6-19)
Think someone has a personal grudge? Check it out and add others that you find.

This post NOT bought and paid for by the Joyce Foundation (unlike the report).

The Internet is an Open Sore

Information needs to be filtered and vetted through 'Authorized Journalists' before it is released. Just as Dan Rather.

Quote of the Day

From a friend of mine of Middle Eastern descent, born and raised in the US:

"I'm not on a no Fly List, but I am "randomly selected" to have my carry-on bag searched for every flight I take. One day I think I'm just going to fill my bag with creamed corn just to see the look on their faces."

We Don't Need CCW in Nat'l Parks

They are Completely Safe.

Darwin Award Nominee

A 15-year-old Brooklyn boy shot himself in the penis Sunday after fumbling with a gun that had slid from his waistband, authorities said yesterday.

Obviously NY needs to strengthen its gun laws.

Monday, September 7, 2009

What I Did On My Labor Day Weekend

My friend who picked up his S&W last weekend came over for a day of putting lead downrange

While this wasn't his first time shooting, it was the first time he got to really have fun and experience various types of firearms.
He's hooked. Of course I wasn't going to be left out.
.The kids got a chance to practice w/ their Daisy Rifles, we grilled, and spent most of the day BS'ing about guns, politics. and life in general. I keep forgetting how much fun it is to turn expired cans/cups/jars of food into targets. Jello cups explode nicely when hit w/ a .22.

It was a good day.

Tomorrow back to the grind.

Unorganized Militia Gear

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Labor Day Weekend in the Brady Paradise of Chicago

SUV fatally strikes fellow gang member during fight: police

11-year-old girl grazed in head by gunshot in Roseland

Four shot at South Side party

Man shot attending West Side bbq

Man found beaten to death behind South Side building

Baseball Player Shoots Coach At South Side Park

Man gunned down, killed in Grand Crossing

Little Village man stabbed to death in home

Man accused of stabbing 2 during card game

Man stabbed fatally on Southwest Side

Teen shot critically after altercation on Southwest Side

Not so Funny Funnies

Mike Peters, creater of the Mother Goose and Grimm comic, has apparently decided to inject some politics into the story line. All last week were hit pieces on the recent bill allowing CCW in some national parks. It's to bad that talented individuals like this can't keep different aspects of their life separate.

Since I don't feel like dealing w/ lawyers, the comics are here, starting at 8/31/09.

Crack in the Dam

Van Jones, one of Obama's (admitted) resident communist, truther, and racist, has resigned and the Obamabots are in a tizzy.

It couldn't be that Jones actually was a raving lunatic in his political beliefs, no, no, it's because anyone opposing Obama want to destroy the Earth with chemicals and can't stand the thought of a black man in office.

These are the same people who were digging through "Joe the Plumber's" trash and hacking into Palin's E-mail in order to find anything at all to discredit them. Now they're unhappy when the 'extremists' on the other side use the same tactics.