Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Days of Our Trailers: 2013 Year in Review

Blog stats for the year 2012:

  I've had a significant uptick in visitors this year.  Still small potatoes compared to many but I'm certainly not complaining.

Top ten posts for 2013:
10th: Josh Sugarmann: "Disarm Blacks For Their Own Good"  997 hits
9th: Unorganized Militia: Propaganda Corps   1062 hits
8th: The New IL Anti-Gun Bill Kerfluffle 1082 hits
7th: Shannon Watts: Terrorist Gun Owners Will Shoot and Rape You  1135 hits
6th:  Another MAIG Mayor Arrested 1162 hits
Tied for 4th:
 G&A's Metcalf Officially Zumboed  1346 hits
 'Moms Demand Action' Threaten False Police Reports 1346 hits
3rd: I'm Now A Famous Insurrectionist 1349 hits
2nd: Chicago/Cook Cnty Bans Shotguns for Adults  1665 hits

and the most visited page for 2012 w/ 4729 hits: (drumroll......)

OGRE 6E: Nihon

Top ten referrers for 2012:
10th: alphecca.com  2,102
9th:  google.com  2,485
8th:  examiner.com  2,739
7th:  sjgames.com  3,104
6th  facebook.com 3,467
5th: gunblogblacklist.blogspot.com 3,726
4th: thegunwire.com  4,827
3rd: networkedblogs.com  6,948
As usual 2nd: PAGunBlog (formerly Snowflakes in Hell) 29,956 visitors
and as it has been for every year, SaysUncle took 1st place w/ 32,949 visitors

This was DOOT's 6th year in existence and it was an insane ride. On the gun front:  The fallout from Sandy Hook, Zimmerman, Concealed Carry for Illinois just to name a few. One thing I think this year clearly showed was the political, moral and ethical fail that is gun control.  Even after one of the most tragic events in US history, they couldn't stop lying, insulting, and pushing for what would amount to all out gun bans. Their complete lack of morals (from hiding the use of taxpayer funds to push agendas to their incivility in social media) is what has pushed people away from supporting them no matter what rigged 'polls' say.  Their only successes have been in their traditional strongholds and even then often using deceptive political tricks to push laws through.  It has cost them. Politicians in Colorado and CCW in IL for example.  We need to continue the momentum w/o over playing our hand.

 On the gaming front, OGRE 6E was finally released and I've spent the last month+ shipping out pieces (hence the dropoff in posting).  The burgundy color looks even better than was hoped and the flat, one hex OGRE's have proven to be popular.  About 900 orders have been filled for over half the sheets accounted for.

We'll see what 2014 brings.

2012 YIR
2011 YIR
2010 YIR
2009 YIR
2008 YIR

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Mikhail Kalashnikov 1919-2013

I was internetless when he passed so here is a slightly delayed memorial for one of (if not the) most influential firearm designer of the 20th Century:



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Jesse Jackson is a Race-Baiting, Attention-Whoring Prick

Does anything more really need to be said about him?

I really didn't care about the whole 'Duck Dynasty' flap. I don't watch the show but more people reacted to it than vote in elections (which says alot about our electorate)  but this is just flat out stupid:
“These statements uttered by Robertson are more offensive than the bus driver in Montgomery, Alabama, more than 59 years ago. At least the bus driver, who ordered Rosa Parks to surrender her seat to a white person, was following state law. Robertson’s statements were uttered freely and openly without cover of the law, within a context of what he seemed to believe was ‘white privilege.’”
Sorry Jesse.  You're an @sshole.  You're a whore and you've done nothing but inflame racism since day one. 

Just go away.

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Monday, December 30, 2013

Book Review: Gunny's Rules

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Want to get live your life like R. Lee Ermey aka 'The Gunny'?  Read his thoughts on life, his past and some current events?  This is it.  *

Gunny's Rules is an amazingly fast read that is a mix of advice, auto-biography and philosophy, alternating between chapters focusing heavily on his USMC experiences and his time filming Full Metal Jacket

This is tried and true 'Gunny'.  The entire time I was reading it, I was hearing the words in his voice.  Most of the advice is what you'ld expect.  Work hard, play hard, be straight-forward, give everything you've got, and don't be afraid to try new things. I learned a lot about his life and movie trivia which I always find interesting.  Not a real big fan of quote lists but for those who enjoy them, there are sections devoted to it. There was also a chapter devoted to his thoughts on current events, Environmentalism, Education, 2A, etc.  I didn't agree w/ all his views but he's honest. 

His manager opens the book w/ a glowing view of Ermey, stating that he always takes time to talk to fans who often wait hours in line at shows to meet him.  I can state for a fact that's true. At the end of a long day, he spent quite a bit of time talking to me and a friend at the St. Louis NRA AM, not just one of those that smiles, signs a stock photo then you move on.

I enjoyed this book.  Overall it's an entertaining, fun and quick read.

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* Full Disclosure ; I was sent this as an evaluation copy (signed, geeking) from his publisher. 

Mom's Demand 'Action' Hating In The New Year

Anti-gun fanatics continue to be severely disjointed individuals, wishing violence, death and injury on pro-rights advocates with a hefty mix of insults, logical fallacies and projection.

Up first is the recent debacle on NCGunBlog where several Anti's showed up after he was linked to on a Mom's Demand Lovin' FB page. An example of the height of 'reasonableness':
How sad for you. You are outnumbered by a long shot and your feeble and pathetic attempts of reimagining the 2nd Amendment are further proof of your lack of mental capacity. Perhaps the manly tights you wear at Renaissance Faires are so tight that they have constricted the blood flow to your brain.
The individual who wrote this thinks he should hold public office.  Can you just imagine this kind of mentality trying to pass laws?  Oh wait, we've got one like that in IL. Kotowski. 

And also according to MDA, a family owning firearms is 'gun culture out of control' followed by the usual ravings of their supporters calling for family services/police to haul parents to jail for following the law, discrimination, hatred, etc.

"What on earth are they going to do with these weapons, they are not just guns! It is sick!"

 What a waste of money, your local swat team would have no trouble dispatching this group if the SHTF.

  Figures their from Texas. Disgusting. But unfortunately they all look young so I'm guessing their parents got them these guns. Now that is even sadder.
The photo in question?

A group of young adults enjoying family, friends and their holiday gifts. This makes PuSH'ers 'ill'.

Can anyone honestly claim that there can be any sort of 'reasonable' dialog w/ people like this? 

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Friday, December 27, 2013

Gun Show Weekend; Tuscola, IL

Dec 28-29 tuscola
Gun and Knife Show
tuscola community building
122 w north , central st
tuscola IL 61953
217-460-2387 $5 entry hildren under 12 free, show from 9AM - 4PM Sat, 9AM - 2PM Sun

That's where I'll be this weekend.  A few other shows this weekend as well in Quincy and Effingham.

Back to regular posting on Monday.

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Closed For The Holidays

Go away and do something w/ your family/friends/the needy.  What are you doing here anyway?

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Oh No-es! There Tokyo Goes!!!

The last major push for Nihon sheets was today. My buddy who paints my minis came down to help out, get his xmas gift (the BGG special sheets), and do some other geek stuff.  After the packing, the 'other' geek stuff came into play.  He punched out, colored the edges of, and assembled the 3-D pieces.  I punched out the first of my sheets (yeah, I've had the game a month and haven't gotten to play), a set of my Nihons which I also colored the edges of (the 'berry' colored sharpie works great). 

We then set up our doomsday board.  BGG-zilla, giant crater, UFO, Nihon forces, etc.

Yeah, this is going to be fun. Soon my packing table will be turned into a gaming table and many infantry and hovercraft will be crushed under the treads of OGRE's.

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Hope For Chicago?

Sharpton showed up to preach more hate against whites and guns.  Apparently it didn't turn out quite the way he hoped:
“The manner in which we have been voting needs to change,” Wendy Pearson, an activist against Chicago school closings, told the room. “I’m here to say to you that we have been trained to vote in a specific manner… we need to start looking at the manner in which our elected officials have been voting… if they have not voted in a manner that is beneficial to you, yours, and your community, then you need to start voting them out.”

McKinley told the room, “Stop blaming just anybody for the violence in the city of Chicago. Blame the right people, not just white people, but the right people. Because it’s not just white folks a part of this, but it is on the fifth floor. The fifth floor took your schools, the fifth floor just took your jobs that he said that he gave to the ex-offender… and every single alderman was a part of this criminal process.”
Methinks some neighborhoods aren't going to see any road service for awhile. 

Here's the deal folks. Your 'representatives' are chosen for you.  Even if you do manage to vote in someone you like, the 'leaders' of the party you primarily support will force them to drop out, just like Dick Durbin did in 2010.  If you want to form your own 'Tea Party' like you claim, then plan to see lots of your relatives having 'accidents' and audits in your future. 

That's the Chicago Way.

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Sheriff Tom Dart Can't Read a Calendar

In his absolute panic over CCW coming to Illinois, he says this about the law " 
“When you throw in the mental health component here, it's like what in God's name were these people thinking?” Dart said of state lawmakers. “They were in such a hurry to get something done.”
Hurry?  Huh?  CCW had been debated for YEARS in this state.  The legislature had 6 months to put together a law that 49 other states have variations on.  What did they do?  They literally waited until the day before the session ended and the various Chicagocrats went into a tizzy trying to throw as much crap against the wall as they could to get it 'No Carry'.

So Dart?  As dense as you are, the only 'lawmakers' you can blame are your fellow morons in C(r)ook Cnty/Chicago.  The ones who created that 'hurry'.  

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