Friday, December 31, 2004

PIG Pics..

OK, so the PIG picture for this week is a day or two late.. Big deal. At least it is finally here! The Heckler and Koch USP Compact .45!!

Say what you will about the Germans, but admit it. If there is one thing they do well, it's cars, guns.
  • OK, the specs for this beauty:
  • Caliber: .45 acp
  • Capacity: 8 rounds
  • Length: 7.09 inches
  • Width: 1.14 inches
  • Height: 5.06 inches
  • Sight Radius: 5.83 inches
  • Barrel Length: 3.80 inches
  • Weight: 1.6 pounds

She is sweet! If I ever decide to replace my Kimber (not bloody likely!) This would be my replacement! One seriously sweet pistol. I have had the opportunity to shoot one, and they are soooo nice. It really was a tough choice between this and my Kimber when I bought her a couple of years ago. But I figured that I'd buy American. However, this will be added to the gun safe in the next year or two!

New Years...

Well, I have been out of town a bit, so my blogging has suffered. However, I am here now, and promise to catch up!

I was surprised this week, when my lovely wife went back to the Doctor, only to find out she has Strep Throat AGAIN! I put my foot down, this is getting ridiculous! So, she got another round of Penicillin. Later, as I was in the shower, I got a phone call from the dept. I crawled out, put on a towel, and grabbed the phone. It was one of our Firefighter/Paramedics with info about the CPR classes I am teaching this month. As I spoke, my wife came in, wearing a rope, and flashed me! Normally, this would induce an instant hang-up and she would get pounced! However, my lovely Baby Chicken was covered from head to toe with hives! She has developed an allergy to penicillin! The medic on the phone started started laughing when I said, "Umm...My wife is standing naked in front of me...Covered in hives." He added that she should probably take 50 mg Benadryl PO, (TRANSLATION: take one allergy pill by mouth.)
They gave her a new prescription.
I went skiing.

Monday, December 27, 2004


Today's Pin-up is none other than the famous Virginia Bell!

Virginia Bell

Ms. Bell was a California burlesque cutie who went by the name Virginia "Ding-Dong" Bell. Even though her career was short, she sure made an impact on the pin-up culture. It seems she may have as many fans now, as she did during the height of her career, (over fifty years ago.) Most of her photo shoots were done by famous skin photographer Russ Meyer, and basically show Bell doing her dance routine, (most of these pictures, incidentally, should not be seen by anyone with any heart conditions!) In fact, most men's magazine from the late 1950's featured at least one photo of the buxom miss Bell, at some point .


Do you see what I mean about CURVES? Guys find these attractive! Not just breasts either! Hips, thighs, the whole package!

*NOTICE: When I write "Guys," you should read "Men who like women shaped like women, not women shaped like 10 year old boys."

Dead Goblin..

OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY! We broke the double digits before the New Year! I have for you, a story of a woman, an ex, and a helpful friend!
A man broke into his ex-girlfriend's apartment and threatened her and a friend before he was shot and killed early Friday, Sparks police said.
No doubt the Ex had a rap sheet as long as my leg. Well, this just goes to show you that you should always file for a restraining order, just after you fill out your CCW permit paperwork!



"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, and die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."

-- Lazarus Long from R.A. Heinlein's "Time Enough for Love"

For any of the readers of Sci-Fi, they will instantly recognize the writings of Robert Heinlein. This quote was from the hero in the book "Time Enough for Love." In the story, Lazarus, a 3000 year old man, has decided he has lived long enough. However, just before he dies, he is located, and forced to undergo rejuvenation. Throughout the story, he has many anecdotes and words of wisdom. These words of wisdom include things such as the phrase, "Rudeness should be a Capital Offense." Another of his words of wisdom, and my personal favorite is "An Armed society is a polite society." (emphasis mine)

As I have covered my opinions on an armed society, and I won't even start on the death penalty, I am from Texas you know! However, I believe that Lazarus has a very good point in his declaration that "A Human being should be able to.." I fully believe that any man (women don't get your panties in a bunch, we'll get to you in a minute) should know how to do all of these these things!

We, as a society, have moved into a comfort zone that we believe follows us everywhere. Our cell phones and GPS are our everyday tools now, and if dinner is needed, most people go out to eat. Kim DuToit has termed tis "The Pussification of the Western Male." Men, as a whole, have gone away from what has made us male, and differentiated us from the women. We have started to rely on technology, and a few "specialized" men who do our dirty work for us. The result in these last 50 odd years is an increase in alcoholism and drug abuse, divorce, rape, murder, robbery, and general crumbling of the foundation of our society. If we need meat, we see the butcher at the market. The computer is down, call the techno-weenie. Need protection, call the cops. Want a new shed, call the contractor. Kid needs amusement, plop him down in front of the TV and let the media bombard him with violence and sex. All of these things used to be the role of the parents, and more specifically, the father. Mr. Heinlein's list makes that abundantly cleat. So, let us take this list and look at it. Let's take each of the individual tasks, break them down and discuss why they are necessary. I have three biggies on the list, but we'll look at them all.

Change a diaper:
This goes without saying guys! You should be able to change a diaper, even if you don't have kids. We are not talking about just a disposable diaper, but also a true cloth diaper. Learn how to fold them, and pin them, and NOT THE CHILD! I personally have a rather strong dislike of the task of diaper changing, but none the less, I am capable of completing it. So should every other man.

Plan an invasion:
Although we me not believe this to be a necessary skill in these times, look at it from another point of view. How many times have we walked into the store or mall, and it is soooo packed, the idea of staying even 5 minutes longer than needed would make your head split! So, you tear the list in half, have the wife start at one end, while you start at the other, and you meet in the middle. Divide and conquer! That is one of the oldest "invasion" plans known. Guess what, you just planned an invasion!

Butcher a hog:
My first biggie. I would take this one step further and say a hog or cow or deer, even a chicken! To many people are ignorant of where our meat comes from. They bitch about prices, but have NO idea how much work it is to butcher an animal. I get all sorts of strange looks when we tell people that we love to do pig roasts! A couple of weeks ago, my Captain asked me if I had ever seen a live pig, let alone slaughtered one. My reply was simple, "I have personally slaughtered six pigs in the last 10 years." We must be able to supply our own food. There is a sense of pride when you sit down to a meal, knowing you butchered the meat your family is enjoying.

Conn a ship:
My second biggie. OK, not so much conning a ship, as just knowing how to READ A FUCKING COMPASS! DO you have any idea how many searches we do for the "outdoorsman" who "Knows how to read a map," yet are lost. When we find them, if they are alive, they have NO clue where they is or how they got there? These guys go out believing that map and compass work is easy! Jesus folks, my teammates and I HAVE to go through a yearly 4 hour refresher course, and it still trips some of them up! Get a clue!

Design a building:
Maybe not a building anymore, (too many legal aspects,) however, ever man should have some general construction knowledge! Design and build your own deck, or fireplace mantle, or SOMETHING! Once again there is a sense of satisfaction from looking at a structure, and saying "I designed and built that!"

Write a Sonnet:
Balance in all things. Balance out your warrior-pig killing-construction worker self, with the knowledge of poetry and song. I would add to this, learn to place an instrument! Any instrument, but learn to play it! I don't know how many times I have sat around a camp fire, and somebody breaks out a guitar and starts playing, then we start singing. You bond with people on a different level when you share music with them.

Balance an Account:
Back to balance. If you can't balance finances, you are lost, because, like it or not, money makes this world go 'round. Know how to do it on paper and in the computer. Don't rely on just ONE format, I promise you are a single virus away from disaster if you do! Oh, and just because my wife balances ours, doesn't mean I can't do it!

Build a wall:
Ahh... More construction! See the design a building.

Set a bone:
My third biggie. People, all of you should go out and get some first aid training. What's more, if you're going to spend ANY time in the back country, go get some advanced training, like a wilderness first aid course. Setting a bone is not as easy as Hollywood makes it out to be, and it is ONE HELL of a lot more painful! CPR in the back woods is my personal nightmare. Even though I have been in the situation, without my training, I would have been lost. Also, one quick note. Although your belt does make an excellent tourniquet, DON'T EVER DO IT! Please, go get some training.

Comfort the dying:
I would say comfort the dying, AND the living. The dying are easy, they are dying, you can't do much harm. However, the living, they are the truly hard ones to deal with. Especially if they are the survivors in an accident that claimed the life of someone they knew, or were with.

Take and give orders, cooperate, act alone:
This is better known as being team player! Yes, even the act alone part. All of these are related to how well you work with others. Some people are natural leaders. Some are stout followers. Everybody needs to realize there is a time to lead, and a time to listen to others.

Solve Equations:
Being an engineer by schooling, I can't imagine not being able to solve equations. Everyone should have, at the least, some basic trigonometry. It will make building the wall easier, and make map and compass work possible! If you do not, go to the local Community College, and take a trig class. You will find it is much easier now!

Analyze a new problem:
This would be better put as "Be aware of your surroundings." For you never know when that "New Problem" is going to come up and bite you in the ass! When people are un-aware of their surroundings, and they become an easy target. Where, if they had merely stayed more alert, they may have noticed that man following behind them. OR, they would have noticed that carload of gang-bangers parked beside them in the parking garage. OR, the stoned transient that is staggering around harassing people for money. All of these "Problems" should be analyzed before they are encountered, and each can be avoided by simply going back inside and asking the manager to call the Police.

Pitch Manure:
My wife's family thinks I am crazy, but every time I go visit their ranch in Amarillo TX. I always take my work boots and gloves, and expect to be put to work. As my Grandma would say, "There ain't no free lunch!" Besides, I really like working their ranch! Mucking stalls, worming the cattle, throw some hay bales, and you KNOW you have worked a good day! Sleep is deep and restful, and all the problems I have "back in the world" are gone.

Program a computer:
Learn a computer language. C++ is one of the most popular and powerful, but HTML and Java are not to be overlooked. Once again the local Community College is an excellent resource. They teach a variety of classes, some at night or early morning.

Cook a tasty meal:
Japanese is my specialty. However, I do a MEAN salmon too! The Local Parks and Recreation department does monthly cooking classes here. Check out yours, I bet they have a similar deal. If not, the local YMCA has classes on healthy cooking, and last but not least, the Community College.

Fight efficiently and Die gallantly:
HELL NO. Fight DIRTY! If it come down to you or him, CHEAT! Always remember "All's fair in love and war!" If I get into a lethal force encounter, you can bet your ass I am gonna cheat ANY way I can! As for the dying part, well, I would rather die of old age, but if I go down in a fight, it will be swinging!

Now, I said that I had something for the women. I do. Women, you should know how to do all of the above, AND know how to can and preserve food, quilt, sew a new pair of pants, set up a lesson plan to educate kids, and knit a sweater.

All of this sounds remarkably like what was required of a man in the 1800's. Maybe they had it right back then! If we look, they had little debt, big, close knit families, stable marriages, and low alcoholism and suicide rates. Personal crimes such as rape, robbery, and murder were very, very low. So what has happened? We have become dependent on other people for our basic necessities, and have used that as our defense when those necessities are lacking, rather than taking responsibility for OURSELVES!

I believe I may have opened up a can of worms.. More on this later!

Saturday, December 25, 2004

Christmas Pin-up!

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 24, 2004

Dead Goblin..

I am guessing that this time of year brings out all the freaks who would rather steal everyone else's gifts than work for the money to buy their own. This ass-monkey breaks into the house and shoots the owner in the leg!
After being shot in the leg and scared that he and his wife would be killed by the two men who had held them hostage for two hours as they ransacked their home, Clyde Colley decided to defend his life and home, investigators say.
His first thought was probably, "Oh shit, John Kerry was wrong! I was all nice and passive and they still shot me! I'm fucked! OH WAIT! I still have my Ronald Reagan commemorative Pistol! Hummmmm, what would George Bush do? KILL 'EM ALL!" At this point our Hero jumps up and grabs his .38 and ventilates a Goblins head!

Ummm, yah, in my house, you wouldn't have made it past the front entry way closet! I wonder if we are going to break into the double digits before the new year?


Thursday, December 23, 2004

PIG Pic..

I present for your viewing pleasure, my next purchase!

The North American Arms .22 Magnum Mini Revolver. This thing is actually build WELL! NAA also provides a Lifetime Warranty on its Mini's!

Our .22 Magnum Mini-Revolver is the ultimate in up front, personal, close-in protection. It's small, easy to conceal and safe to carry. Whether you carry it for hiking and camping, or for self-defense, this gun delivers when you need it most.

As with every NAA Mini-Revolver, the hammer need not rest on an empty chamber. Using the original half-way notch cylinder, the hammer may rest safely and securely without chance of accidental discharge.

OK, Time for the Specs!

  • Caliber: .22 Magnum
  • Capacity: 5
  • Material: 17-4 pH stainless steel
  • Barrel Length: 1 5/8"
  • Overall Length: 5 1/4"
  • Overall Height: 2 7/8"
  • Width: 7/8"
  • Weight: 6.2 oz. Unloaded
  • Suggested Retail Price: $208.00
A Darwin Award Candidate Guy I know actually had his Deringer go off while in his pocket. Almost shot his balls off, along with his femoral artery! (Don't get me started on proper carry methods!) He lived, suffice to say, it cured me of ever wanting a Deringer. However, NAA has remedied this problem with their "Half-way Notch." It actually locks the cylinder, so it can't rotate over and accidentally discharge. However, if you need to shoot, all you need to do is cock the hammer! Nice!

So, let me see if I have this straight. Very concealable, Reliable, Magnum round (even if it is *just a .22) American Made, high quality, Lifetime Warranty. Yup, I would say this stands about a 95% chance of being my next purchase.

* - To date, there have been more people killed by a .22 caliber round than all others put together.

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Dead Goblin..

Well, today I have not one, but TWO tales of common everyday citizens using the rights granted to them by the 2nd Amendment, to protect themselves and their families.
The first takes place in Aldine Texas.

A 79-year-old homeowner shot and killed a man who broke into his Aldine area home early today, Houston police said.
This just proves that the elderly are targeted more often than younger families. They are seen as easy prey. I, for one, am GLAD this gentleman lived in the Great State of Texas. Not only will he NOT be taken to trial for some half-assed lame BS charge of manslaughter, brought on by some short sighted, panty waist liberal DA, (I know, redundancy alert!) but he may very well get an award for it!

The second Goblin was blasted, story of heroics, is from Salinas, California. Now, as we all know, California is not exactly the poster boy for Civil Liberties. As a matter of fact, California may just be the second most restrictive place to try to own a firearm in the US, (right after New York.) So, the fact that a homeowner owned a firearm, let alone was able to use one to protect themselves, makes this story that much sweeter.
A Salinas man took his family's safety into his own hands Tuesday morning when an alleged robber broke into his home.
Police say that two men armed with weapons broke into the Salinas home on Powell Street around 9 a.m., but the homeowner was still inside, along with his three children.
The homeowner shot one alleged robber. The man was taken to a Salinas hospital, where he later died.
Oh, happy, happy, Joy, Joy!
This just further supports what many people have been saying for some time. Guns can save lives!

Dead Goblins 7 and 8

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

The Big Red 1

The First Infantry Division, known as "The Big Red One" has put together a holiday highlight video. Words can't express the depth of my gratitude. You guys who are going into harms way for us, you are all my personal heroes. Thanks. And Merry Christmas!

Now Go and see the
VIDEO! (It is at the bottom, so scroll down!)

Monday, December 20, 2004

Daddy Test

I was out walking with my 6 year old son the other day.
As we were walking along he picked up something off the ground and started to put it in his mouth. I told him not to do that.
"Because it's been laying outside and it is dirty and probably has yucky germs."
At this point, he looked at me with total admiration and asked, "Wow! How do you know all this stuff?"
"Uh..." I was thinking quickly, "...All dads know this stuff. Um, it's on the Daddy Test. You have to know it, or they don't let you be a Daddy."
We walked along in silence for 2 or 3 minutes, but he was evidently pondering this new information.
"OH...I get it!" he beamed, "So if you don't pass, you have to be the Mommy."

Shamelessly stolen from Roger.


During the 50's, a Men's Magazine called "Modern Man" feature a writer who went out into the un-tamed wilds in search of adventure.

Sexy Pin-up. World explorer. It's a wicked combination. Month after month for, Modern Man reader were treated to Jane Dolinger's globe-trotting accounts as well as a healthy dose of cheesecake posed in exotic locales. She was the all-American girl who faced danger and found adventure no matter where she landed. One month she would be Queen of the Amazon, the next she was in the middle of a Voodoo ceremony, and then it was off to a Moroccan harem. No matter where she was, she always looked great whether draped in leopard skins, wrapped in South American tapestries, or dressed as a Egyptian princess. Dolinger's stories where always a breathless, daring narrative of danger and intrigue throughout the uncivilized parts of the planet.
Well, here she is, in all her glory!

Wow.... How about one more..

Jane Dolinger; That's one name I won't be forgetting anytime soon! Va Va Voom! Incidentally, the Modern Man that I linked to earlier, that featured a girl named Jennie Lee.. My readers may remember her as one of my previous Pin-Ups. Very Nice, very nice indeed!

Ornament exchange..

So, before I was sick, I went to an ornament exchange party hosted by one of the Captains. We drew numbers for what order we would select a wrapped gift box containing an ornament. When I opened mine.. This is what I found.

Yes, the sheeps hind legs are in the bears boots. That is so the sheep can't get away... or so I have been told.

Firefighters are notorious pranksters. When I saw this, I just laughed and laughed. The wife had an interesting question... How should we explain this to our 6 yo?

Another Firefighter Out..

Yes, our Fire Department just lost another firefighter.. To illness this time. Yes, I tested POSITIVE for Strep Throat. So, I am considered contagious for the next 2 days, which just adds to the Chief's scheduling problems. I also am working on a big project, which I wanted finished by FRIDAY, and is now delayed until after Christmas. GREAT. I spoke with my Division Chief on the phone, and his comment was, "Great, you got sick just in time for Christmas."

While at the nurses station, she asked me if my kid has had Strep lately. I replied "No, my wife did." Nurse smiled, then asked the dumbest question ever. "So do you know how you got it?" I replied, "Ummm... Ya, 10 years of marriage, we still kiss, and umm... Stuff!" She got a funny look on her face, and said, "Ya, I guess that should have been obvious! Sorry!"

So, look out! I am likely to be bored and posted all sorts of ridiculous crap on here!


On a brighter note, I received a letter in the mail Saturday.

From: City of ######
Bureau of Human Resources

Dear Rescue Mike
Your written test for the Firefighter EMT/Paramedic has been scored.
We are pleased to inform you that you have qualified for admittance to the interview phase of the examination for Firefighter EMT/Paramedic.

Etc, etc, etc.. YA HOO!
Hopefully I will do well enough on the interview to go on. Physical, psychological screening, and placement on the hiring list, waiting for my academy class!
More on this later! Enjoy your Monday! Only 4 days and change left to go!

Sunday, December 19, 2004

Injured Firefighter

I may not be around as much this weekend. One of our Firefighter/Medics was injured (He cut off a finger on a table saw!) He is out of surgery, (they re-attached the finger) and is home now, however, he will not be able to return to duty for 6 weeks. I have offered to help cover shifts during his absence.
I will be working Sunday (today) to cover someone elses shift, and then my normal shift Monday! So, posts may suffer a bit, but I will do my best!

Don't worry, I already have the Pin-up, so that won't be late!

What do you call the proceedure where they remove a man's penis?
What do you call the proceedure where they sew it back on?
An adadictomy

(say it slow....Add-a-dick-to-me...)

Whatever, you'll be tellin that joke later this next week!

Saturday, December 18, 2004

Dead Goblin..

Oh ya, what a way to start off the weekend. I got this from not one, but two different sources. Cleveland's Action News 19
Jessie Buchanan, 19, of Lakewood, walked into a grocery Thursday evening with a gun, demanded money and threatened the five people inside. Nadim Shalamy, 71, of Lakewood, shot the robber in the head, police said.
WOOHOO!! (waiting for clapping to quiet down)

As the Great Chairman Kim DuToit says, "..old age and treachery will beat youth and vigor, every day of the week -- especially when old age and treachery includes gun ownership."

I just wish this hadn't happened one week prior.


Friday, December 17, 2004

One week..

Well, one week to go. Thus begins the REAL Christmas shopping season. Those of us who frantically race around at the last minute trying to find that most coveted of toys. You know, they should make that into a movie. Oh, wait, they DID!
It's Christmas Eve, and Arnold needs to find a Turbo Man action figure, the craze of the season. Only they're sold-out, of course. So the race is on, and Arnold does fierce battle with other shoppers and merchants alike, all for the prize toy with which to purchase his son's affections.

I loved this movie! Went out and bought it, and the "Turbo Man" doll they marketed after the movie! It is now a Christmas tradition, right along with watching 'Alfie' and his Red Ryder BB gun in "A Christmas Story."

Ummm. The Red Ryder BB Gun. OK. It's not particularly Politically Incorrect, but what the hell!

Red Ryder BB Gun Specs:
  • ACTION: Lever cocking, spring air
  • SIGHTS: Blade and ramp front, adjustable open rear.
  • RECEIVER: Stamped metal. Saddle ring with leather thong.
  • MUZZLE VELOCITY: 280 fps.
  • OVERALL LENGTH: 35.4 in.
  • CALIBER: .177 (4.5mm)
  • STOCK/FOREARM: Stained solid wood with lariat logo and burnished forearm band.
  • SAFETY: Crossbolt trigger block
  • CAPACITY: 650 shot
  • BARREL: Smooth bore steel
  • WEIGHT: 2.2 lbs

Oh yes, the boy will be graduating up to one this year. It is a special surprise from Santa. It will be stored in our gun safe, and he will take it with us when we go to the range. Gun safety/education starts in the home.

Thursday, December 16, 2004

having a friend for lunch...

"I'm having an old friend for lunch.."
Those were the immortal words of Hannibal Lecter..
Now, meet Gumaro de Dios Arias, the newest addition to the Hannibal family.
"He was preparing stews. There was a grill where he was cooking part of the heart and bits he had cut off the body. It was terrible, terrible," said local police chief Martin Estrada, who was among a dozen police who raided the shack.

Anybody want to go get some

Crazy California..

I got this from a forum I am a member of..

Well, it would appear that the residents of the city of San Francisco will have the opportunity to make their streets a safer place. On the next ballot, they will be voting to make handgun ownership by anyone other than a Law Enforcement Officer, Security Guard, or the Military...ILLEGAL! Hurray! Finally! We will have a true test case in the US, in the 21st century, of how gun bans JUST DON"T FUCKING WORK!
SAN FRANCISCO -- City residents will vote next year on a proposed weapons ban that would deny handguns to everyone except law enforcement officers, members of the military and security guards.

If passed next November, residents would have 90 days to give up firearms they keep in their homes or businesses.
OK, so they have tried this in Washington DC. Believing that they were creating this idyllic, utopian society model. That cities all across the US would follow suit in the next decade. All they succeeded in doing was creating a giant victim zone. It tells all the Goblins that EVERYBODY is unarmed, and easy pickins! Washington DC is also the murder capital of the US. That's right. The smallest state in the union, has the highest murder rate per capita.

I just hope the rocket scientists in Olympia don't get any brilliant ideas... I would HATE to have to move again!

Lap Pillow..

What in the Sweet Chocolate Christ will they think of next? A freakin pillow shaped like the lap of a woman?

Lap Pillow, ya right.

One popular item for holiday shoppers is the "lap pillow," with skin-colored polyurethene calves folded under soft thighs -- a comfy cushion for napping, reading or watching television.

Ok, I'll bite. What do people in Japan think of this item?
At stores, lap pillows gather crowds where people poke and pry at the foam legs.

No Shit. Imagine that. They poke and pry and try to undress it. I wonder if it's anatomically correct?

MICHELLE C. I want one. Please email me your Paypal info ASAP!

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

PIG Pic..

Well, for our PIG pic of the week, I have selected the nemesis of the M1 Garand, the German M48 Mauser.

This battle proven bolt action rifle has seen combat from Russia to North Africa, from France to China. This particular model, the M48, uses the ohhhh-sooo reliable Mauser 98 action, and can be had for the sum of $299. (For that $299, you get EVERYTHING you see. The ammo belt, bayonet, cleaning kit, etc.) It is chambered in 8mm (8x 57js.) I already have the Walther (Mauser-Werke byf43) P-38 to go with it. This would help to complete my collection of WWII firearms!

If you are interested in buying one, go to Mitchell's Mausers. Just leave one for me!

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Still No NHL...

I blogged once before on how this NHL lockout is just ridiculous. It would appear that talks have again broken down, and we truly may have no hockey this season.

NHL Players Association Executive Committee President Trevor Linden (C) of the Vancouver Canucks, and committee members Vincent Damphousse (L) of the Colorado Avalanche and Bill Guerin of the Dallas Stars attend a press conference after meeting with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman at the NHL offices in Toronto, December 14, 2004. The two sides met again to try to resolve the lockout that has wiped out 414 games of the NHL season. REUTERS/Mike Cassese

Yahoo, had this story about how both sides are whiney little bitches, and need to grow up and be happy with the MILLIONS they are getting paid already.
No new meetings have been scheduled, making it quite possible that the NHL will become the first North American sports league to cancel a full season because of a labor dispute.
What the fuck. I think I am gonna be sick. No regular season, no all-stars game, no play-off, no Stanley Cup...

Hey guys, what do you think Lord Stanley would say about how both of you are acting?

Raining Deer..

You heard it said, "It's raining cats and dogs outside!" Well, how about if it's raining deer? That's right, DEER! Check this out!

You will notice there is NO damage to the front of the truck. That's because the deer hit the truck, not the truck hitting the deer.

Raining Deer, The Story
So, our young hero is driving down an interstate highway in rural Minnesota. As he passes under the overpass, a deer falls through the windshield of his new Durango.
WHY? It was finally determined that the deer had been standing on the overpass, as another car crossed it. It scared the deer, and in his attempt to get away, he simply leapt over the side, plummeting down, until he encountered the passing Durango.

HOLY SHIT. I would have pissed my pants. Can you imagine? It's one thing to hit a deer in the road. You see him, he sees you, you both have time to say "Fuck" before the impact. But to have one fall out of space, and through the top of your truck? Jeezzz!

Happy Birthday..

Happy Birthday to me,
Happy Birthday to me,
Happy Birthday Rescue Mike,
Happy Birthday to me!

Yes today is my birthday. I am thirty-muffereruff - COUGH! Well, over thirty. I feel 21, I am in just about the best shape I have ever been in, I have a wonderful family, good friends, I truly am blessed.

So, In honor of MY day, blogging may be a little heavy today. I am going to goof off, and relax, and post some interesting things I have seen. Kinda my present to all of you! ENJOY!

Pin-Up Pic

I'm sitting in bed, watching MASH re-runs (thanks Peaches!) and as they ended, I flip over to the Late, Late Show, and who should greet me but the beautiful Sara Rue!

This 25 year old actress has starred in several sit-coms and movies, including "Can't Hardly wait" and "Pearl Harbor." What more can I say about her, other than "Woof Woof!" Holy smokes! That is a WOMAN! And a redhead to boot! Yes I have seen the topless photos, No, I will not post them here.

Monday, December 13, 2004

A Dangerous Christmas..

Oh, this made me laugh. As a shining example of just how far down the toilet the fucking brits have gone, you must go read THIS!

"Resist the temptation to photocopy parts of your anatomy," RoSPA and the Trades Union Congress (TUC) said. "If the copier breaks, you'll have Christmas with glass in painful places."

"Dancing on desks could do them and you a lot of damage," they said. "Likewise, the boardroom table is meant for weighty documents, not overweight executives."

Candles, flaming Christmas puddings and cigarettes should be avoided at all costs.

What a bunch a freakin moonbats! Although they may have a point about the glass in a painful place, but hey, it's the office Christmas party! This is the time of year you get to paw at that busty secretary in the miniskirt celebrate with your beloved co-workers. I say, throw caution into the wind, and Xerox your ASS!

My Blog..

I recently have had several people at the station asking me, "What is your blog all about?"
That is not a difficult question to answer.. It is about all the things I like and all the things I dislike, and any other amusing tidbits I find in the mean time.

I Like (In no particular order, except the first two):
My Lovely Wife
My Son
Search and Rescue
Rock Climbing
Beautiful Women (chauvinistic I know)
All Branches of the Military (More Admiration than anything)
Single Malt Scotch
Pick Up Trucks
Republicans and most Libertarians

Things I Dislike:
Michael "Fat Ass Liar" Moore
Goblins who prey on helpless Sheep (people)
People who are ignorant (especially about guns, "Ewwww Guns Kill People!")
People who take advantage of other people
Mc Donalds (They contributed about $3 million AGAINST the Rocky Mtn Elk Foundation!)
Rap Music (Some is OK I guess)

So, expect more of the same! I explained that I have 2 weekly posts. One is the weekly PIG picture. PIG stands for Politically Incorrect Gun, and is generally posted on wednesday. The Second weekly post is the Pinup. This is any 1940's or 50's era pinup, and usually goes up on Mondays, (yes I know todays picture is late.)

They usually look at me like I'm insane... The voices in my head told me to ignore them and go back to sharpening my axe.... bwaaahahahahaha!

Sunday, December 12, 2004


I have recently become somewhat enamored with Single Malt Scotches. Now I now this will come as even more of a surprise when I tell you my heritage is Scottish.
Questions I alway get..
  1. Yes, I own a kilt.

  2. It's none of your business if I go Regimental under my kilt.

  3. Yes, I am a member of a Clan.

  4. Yes I have competed in the Highland Games, (including the tossing of the log. It's called a Caber, and it is MUCH tougher than it looks.)
Way off track.

What I would like to do is spark a little conversation regarding the benefits/downside to Single Malt Scotch, and what brand of Scotch you prefer.
At this point in time, I am rather fond of Single Malts. I started with Glenlevit, but recently got to sample a dram or two of Glenfiddich Special Reserve, and may have found a new favorite.

So, what's your choice, Single or Blended?
Scotch or something else?

Saturday, December 11, 2004


Having been married for the better part of a decade, I tend to forget how special my wedding day was. Today I helped a friend (who is a professional photographer) by running the video for a wedding he was doing. He set everything up, all I had to do was walk around with the second camera and shoot video of anything that was cute, romantic, or sentimental. It was a blast!

In the middle of the ceremony I realized that this groom was truly in love. A little history.. This guy (groom) played college baseball, and apparently passed on the chance to play in the Pro's. The bride was in track and field. So here is this big strong guy, reciting his vows, and he looks over at his bride and asks, with tears streaming down his face, "Do you remember that night I told you some bad stuff I had done in my life, and you said you loved me more than ever? I knew at that moment that I wanted to be with you forever."

I almost cried, except it would have screwed up their video... So I just stood and thought how lucky I am with my own bride. Even with the bad things I have done, she loves me. What did I ever do to get that lucky?

D & J, Congrats! Here's wishing you a long and happy life together!

Friday, December 10, 2004

Savin' Lives..

OK. Every firefighter is willing to rush into a burning building to save a life. Our motto tends to be:
We will risk our lives to save someone else's life.
We will risk a little to save savable property.
We will not risk anything for nothing.

With this in mind, read this article about a homeowner in Arizona.

Firefighters entered a burning house Monday looking for children after a woman told them her three babies were inside.
Officials later learned she was referring to her pet cats..
Don't even ask. The answer is no. I like my cats medium-rare.

The house was packed with clutter, which made the fire burn hot, even making the cooler on the roof glow red, Ogden said.
Oh, if your house is packed with so much crap we can't get in, we call that a HAZARD, and WILL REFUSE to enter the dwelling. What the hell is wrong with some people?

Pay the Piper..

Oh ya! Got to love this!
Police and bailiffs allowed the newlyweds to celebrate before confronting the groom and confiscating the wedding hall's safe in which guests had deposited cash and checks, a tradition for Israeli nuptials.
Man, there are times when you have to admit, the Middle East has the right idea about law enforcement. Steal, lose your hand. Rape, lose your life. You owe money, you WILL pay! Especially dead-beat dads. Sure wish we could do that here! We have a friend who could really benefit.

Thursday, December 09, 2004

PIG Pics....

Alright! I know that damn PIG Pic is a day late, kiss my ass please be patient, I was in class yesterday!
Here it is now, in all its glory, the 12 gauge Benelli M1 Tactical Shotty.

Ummm.. M1 Shotgun.. The common cure for what goes bump in the night!
Ok, spec for this beauty...
  • Barrel - 18½ inches
  • Stock - Synthetic with Pistol Grip
  • Capacity - 5 +1
  • Sights - Ghost Ring
  • Chokes - interchangeable, IC, M, F
  • Weight - 7 lbs
The price on this sweetie? About $1000 new, $800 used.
Not to whine, but, I want, I want, I want, I want, I want, I want, I want, I want!

The Bulletproof Mind

Yesterday I had the great honor of going and hearing Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman speak. The local Sheriff's Office had him in to speak. The topic? "The Bulletproof Mind." Here is a brief overview of the class:

Lt. Col. Dave Grossman

LT. COL. DAVE GROSSMAN, U.S. Army (Ret.) Director, Killology Research
Col. Dave Grossman is an internationally recognized scholar, author, soldier, and speaker who is one of the world's foremost experts in the field of human aggression and the roots of violence and violent crime. Col. Grossman is a West Point psychology professor, Professor of Military Science, and an Army Ranger who has combined his experiences to become the founder of a new field of scientific endeavor, which he has termed "killology." In this new field Col. Grossman has made revolutionary new contributions to our understanding of killing in war, the psychological costs of war, the root causes of the current "virus" of violent crime that is raging around the world, and the process of healing the victims of violence, in war and peace.

So, mental preparation for having to kill someone in a lethal force encounter. Or, how to survive AFTER the gun fight. A lot of people focus just on surviving the gunfight, but forget about the aftermath that follows. Col. Grossman takes time to explain what happens, the warrior mindset, and how to deal with it. He also talked about violence in our society today, and how placing one police officer in our schools can help shape the attitudes of our future generations towards the Law Enforcement Community.
Excellent class, excellent...
All I can say is wow. If you EVER have the opportunity to go see him speak, GO!

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

I think I'm in love..

Oh, Kim Dutoit HAD to go there...
Well, if he is going to, I might as well...

It is my personal opinion, that Lane Bryant has got some of the most beautiful models of ANYBODY! Keep your Victoria's Secret twiggy girls, I'll take LB's dolls anyday!

For anybody who would like to see the rest of the Lane Bryant show, go here for the pictures.

As Kim said... Excuse me, I need to go take a cold shower.

Pearl Harbor..

I think it was already been said..

"Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan."

What else can be said?

"The first torpedo in the assault on Pearl Harbor hits the USS Raleigh at about 7:55 a.m., Sunday morning. Battleship Row is then hit at 7:57 a.m. by one of Lt. Cmdr. Murata's torpedoes.
At 8:10 a.m. a Japanese Type 97 Attack Bomber (later coded KATE) drops a bomb that struck the Arizona between the No. 1 and No. 2 turret. This bomb was a converted armor piercing artillery shell that ignited the Arizona's forward magazine. The once majestic Battleship Arizona violently explodes, sinking to the bottom of the harbor."

USS Arizona Memorial. Here 1,177 men went down with their ship. In total, 2,403 American were killed, and another 1,178 were wounded in the attack on Pearl Harbor.

For more information, check out these sites:
Pearl Harbor Survivors Online

Let us NEVER forget the sacrifice ALL of these men made.

Theme Music..

OK, so it would appear that everyone is posting what "their" theme song is/would be. So, in the interest of going along with the mainstream, and not rocking the boat, (even though my choice may rock a few boats..)
My Theme Song is.... None other than...

Girls, Girls, Girls By Motley Crüe

Speaking of my Boys in the Crüe, they are reuniting for a World Reunion Tour! Oh, I am sooo getting tickets when they come to Portland in Aug/Sept! Big hair, eye make-up, leather pants, and the girls look good too!

Monday, December 06, 2004


I present for you, the lovely Miss Jennie Lee.

Jennie Lee I

Jennie Lee II
Not Bad! I think the second picture is my favorite. Her and that old side by side 12...... ohhhhh daddy! OK, just a little history of this gorgeous gal. Lee, nicknamed "The Bazoom Girl" for obvious reasons, was a huge draw at west coast clubs. In fact, she had a loyal following who called themselves the "Bazoomers." She was even the inspiration for an early Jan & Dean Top Ten hit called, what else, "Jennie Lee."
You could also find her billed as "Miss 44 and Plenty More!" and "the biggest bust in burlesque." Lee was a gal who enjoyed every inch of her 40-28-38 frame. With stats like, no wonder she was a hit during the bosom obsessed 1950's.


Time to go work at the fire station. Last shift we had one fire call, (False Alarm) and that was it! Talk about 'All Quiet on the Western Front.'

Look for the Pin-up later, but other than that, blogging will be light today. Enjoy your Monday!

Sunday, December 05, 2004

Can't sleep...

I can't sleep. That's a problem when you have to be at work at the fire station at 0645! I have the pin-up for tomorrow. Not letting the cat out of the bag, but I suggest you stop in and see for youself!

Cruising around the web, I noted several things. First, we still don't have a governor. If the result of the second recount change anything, there will be a third recount. If that changes, or stays the same, or ANYTHING, we WILL end up in court. JOY!

Second, Michael Jackson has been arrested again? WTF! Can we just casterate the bastard and then feed him to hungry dogs? Oh, I forgot, he likes animals too, (What was the name of that Chimp he had?)

Not all fun and games..

There is a fine line between horsing around, and just plain being stupid. I bring this up, because these jack-asses drove RIGHT BY MY FUCKING HOUSE!

Witnesses said the driver of the white Acura, Dwayne Crandall of Vancouver, was paddling McClain's bare posterior as McClain displayed it to other motorists.

What the Fuck?? I NEVER did anything like this when I was younger. I just had more common sense than that!
I need to go shooting..

Saturday, December 04, 2004


I am in a CPR Instructors Class all day. Blogging will be light. Besides, you should be spending some time with your family, not staring at my blog.

Why the fire dept?

I had somebody ask me the other day, "Why aren't you a police officer instead of a fireman? You're such a gun nut!"

Well, first I don't consider myself a "nut". Second, I have a very logical reason, I don't like being shot at! OK, look at it this way:
A fire truck rolls onto a scene. Everybody is like "Hurray! Firemen!" Kids shout "Fire Trucks!" Girls gush "Ohhhh.... Look at the firefighters!" (alright, allow me my fantasies..)

Next, a squad car rolls onto the scene. EVERYBODY says "Ahh shit, it's the cops!"

This is why the Law Enforcement Officer deserves more credit than we do. They truly have the shit detail. Those guys see EVERYBODY at their worst, firefighters only see ya if you're sick or hurt or something is burning. One of my best friend's in the whole world is a cop, (Peaches!!) and I'll tell ya, I wouldn't want his job. (Gawd Love Ya Peaches, cause nobody else will!)

So, when you see Officer Friendly, Thank him for doing a good job. And next time you get pulled over for speeding, why don't you try being a little nicer to the cop, and not some much of a righteous asshole. Remember, it WAS YOU who broke the law.

Friday, December 03, 2004


I grew up in Texas. In Texas, football is held in a somewhat religous light. We watch Monday Night Football, and saturday night is the local High School Game. Cheerleaders are as much a part of any football game as the Quarterback and Wide Receiver. It would appear that football is not held in the same regard here in the Pacific Northwest. But the cheerleader still seem the same.

That being said, it's nice to know that THESE girls truly know about good sportsmanship and turning a bad situation into something good.

Goblin Count..

I needed a little pick-me-up this morning, and this did it.

According to Chief Scott Hyatt, the would-be robber was rounding up three employees into the office area when one of the employees shot the man. He died at the scene.

This would be why employers should allow CCW in the work place. They really can save lives.

Dead Goblin Count: 5

Demoncraps trying to steal, AGAIN!

Oi, I may HAVE to go to the range and do some SERIOUS shooting after the week I've had. The "ABS" light thing.... $940 freaking dollars! Turns out I had a bad sensor, leaking seals in the rear, and a bunch a little crap need to be done. Brake rotor are being resurfaced too.

Then, while over at Sondra K's I see this.

Presidential candidate John Kerry sent $250,000 of leftover campaign funds Wednesday to Washington Democrats to help pay for a second recount of votes in the razor-close governor's race.

Jeez, I swear I am gonna burst a freaking blood vessel. "Fuck Nut Kerry" figures that since he didn't win, his money should at least be used to help SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE steal an election.
But that's OK, our demoncratic candidate Christine Gregoire has announced this morning that if she doesn't raise the money for the recount, she will concede. How big of her. ESPECIALLY since it will be too late for her! She HAS to have the $750,000 in by 5:00 pm Pacific Time, OR it's over and Rossi will be Governor for the next 4 year. I have one little piece of advice for Gregoire.... The fucking election is over Moonbat! You lost! Get over it! You lost the first count, and the second. It. Is. Over.

Me. Going. Shooting.

Thursday, December 02, 2004

Me. Not. Knowing.

So it appears that my host has been having some problems. I check periodically and I have pictures that don't load, text that dissapears, and it won't let me edit. Then, 15 minutes later, it is fine. I am sure it's nothing major, but please be patient.


Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Sad, Sad, Day

Ohmygawd! I just got some really bad news. Rachel is leaving her site and is going anonymous. How will we find her to partake of her piquant rants and sassy impudence?

Ohhhh.... That Michael (spit, blah!) Moore fan, if I get my hands on him....well, I'd wash them alot. But I would sure like to kick him repeatedly in the balls for about a week or two!

PIG Pics...

So, I feature today, not one of MY favorites, but one of my wife's! The Browning M2 .50 BMG

Browning M2HB Mounted on a vehicle

M2 on tripod

OK, time for the Specs:
  • Caliber: .50BMG (12.7x99mm)
  • Weight: 83 lbs for the M2 alone, 128 lbs complete with M3 tripod
  • Length: 65 in
  • Length of barrel: 45 in
  • Feeding: belt 100 rounds
  • Rate of fire: 450-600 rounds/min

No wonder it takes a Hummer to drag this puppy along! However, have you ever seen a more lovely piece of hardware? I want one, and the Hummer to go with it!

Brakes and Stuff...

So, While I was working at the station, the "ABS" light came on in our truck. So, it's off to the shop for the trusty Ford, while there, it will be winterized for the upcoming snowy season, (chains were loaded into the truck after the first freeze.)

Other than that, it is a quite day. Hope your day is much the same. PIG pic should be up shortly.

Tuesday, November 30, 2004


What would you do?

A friend comes to you and asks for your help building a deck. They are supplying everything, and even offer to pay you for your help. You accept, without hesitation. When you arrive to the "house" you find a half finished house with no siding, interior, etc. The "friend" points out that they will also need a front deck, and columns, and a fire place mantle, and your help hauling construction debris to the dump, and planters, and some painting, and moving all of their furniture. He looks at you and says, "Get to work!"

Did I miss something? Since when did "help" mean manual laborer? At one point in the last THREE weeks worth of 16 hour days, I said, "Wow, how much are you guys paying me?"

Him: "Um.. Well.. What do you want?"
Me: "Decks...How about a dollar a sq ft?"
Him: "HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! That's pretty funny! No, seriously, how much?"
Me: "What do you think is fair?" Dumb Question....
Him: "Well, I talk to the wife.."

Him: "We talked. How about $500?"
Me: "For the decks.... Cool!"
Him: "No, for everything."

The lowest price he got for the deck was $8 per sq. ft. The painting was going to cost him $4500 alone, (and that was on the cheap! 30 doors and 3600 sq ft of house plus all the trim!) The rest...Who knows. He wants to pay me $500. Today, he says they want to renegotitate because I am taking to much time on the deck. It would have been done today. The thing is, everytime I go to work on it, he drags me off to some other pet project of his. Oh, and the decks? One is 10'x43' and 10 feet off the ground, the other is 10'x8' and in the middle of a mud pit.

After we loaded the SECOND 30 ft U-Haul truck (or what ever the biggest rental truck they had is,) he thinks he can get the rest with a 10 ft trailer.

What do you think? Keep plugging away? Or, tell him to fuck off?


Why is it, when I was a kid, time seemed to go so slow? And now, that I am forced to act as a "grown-up" time seems to go sooo fast? I get home from the station, get the boy off to school, sit down to check email, and it's almost 10:00! Where did the time go?

To make matters worse, I seem to have lost several years! Why it was only a year or two ago that I was a single college guy, dating, party's, good times (not to say I don't have good times now...) As it turns out, that was 10 years ago! A freakin DECADE!

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of the missing time is asked to call.....

Monday, November 29, 2004

My Vote in 2008

Here is where my vote is going in 2008!

Now if we can only convince her to run!


I present for you, Dorian Dennis. This beauty made a name for herself working the burlesque scene as "Dee-Dee". She is, believe it or not, more than eye candy. Dorian didn't start dancing until after she got a degree from New York University, in Chemistry!

Dorian Dennis - Circa 1950's

Ba ba boom! That's enough to make the ole ticker skip a beat! Brains and that body? She truly lived up to the nickname "Double Dynamite"!

Enough Said

I am at work at the Fire Station today. Blogging will be light, but I already have todays Pin-up!! Look for it this afternoon!!

If you would like one, they have them for all Armed Forces, Fire and Law Enforcement. Go to

Sunday, November 28, 2004


As you may or may not have noticed, I've been doing a fair amount of construction work these last few weeks. During this time, I have noticed a certain lacking in the equipment department. (Quit your damn giggling Dana and Margi!)

I found these just tonight, whilst looking at Kim DuToit's Skin Pics Excellent site.

The Super Hoss

The Super Hoss Saw Horses....
Oh! Daddy Want!

Rossi Still Wins.

So, They have finished the re-count. Rossi is still the winner. However, Demoncraps have already said they will continue to recount the ballots they have added in county's they won in until they force a statewide hand re-count. At which time, Rossi will still win. Washington may not have a Governor until January.

Oh... Yes... What can I say. The Demoncraps are the embodiment of Poor Sportsmanship. Get over it losers! You lost, have the self respect to concede already!

Saturday, November 27, 2004

No Hockey....

I am a hockey fan. By fan, I mean fanatic. Semi-pro, Pro, Street, I'll watch it all. My team..... The Dallas Stars. I was born there, I was raised there, I am a Rangers fan, Cowboys Fan, but my passion is hockey. I even paid several hundred dollars to rent a car, drive to Canada, and see Dallas beat the Vancouver Canucks. I still have the ticket.
Then, the players union and the owners started in the typical bullshit. I figure, no prob. Then it escalated. No worries. Then the lock-out. I was soooo sure they would resolve this whole lockout thing before the start of the season. I am now on 2 months of no hockey.

Dallas Stars Mike Modano goes for the puck in a 5 -1 victory against the Calgary Flames on 3/05/2004.

No more hockey. What the FUCK PEOPLE?!?!? All the star players are going to Europe to play. Can you blame them? They get paid there! It's not much, but it is enough to keep up the payments on the 9000 sf house and the Jaguar, and the Hummer, and the Escalade, and the......

I don't have a solution, other than take both party's out and KICK THEM IN THE BALLS! It's not about you guys, it's about the fans damnit!

PLAYERS: Get of the pity pots, and get on the ice! Take the millions that you get and stop bitching!
OWNERS: JESUS CHRIST IN A DRESS! Isn't it enough you guys make 140 million on us? Lower the ticket cost, and quit fucking with players salaries!



So I am rummaging through Yahoo News, and I come across this...

Allow me to introduce Elaine Davidson, the most pierced woman in the world. Here she shows off some of her 2,520 piercings at the 50th anniversary of the Guiness World Records in London .
Jeez, some people will do anything to be unique. No offense Michelle C! Don't get me wrong, I have a tattoo, my ear was pierced when I was younger, (am I old enough to say that?) and my tongue is pierced now. But Jesus, how the hell can that woman go through a metal detector?

(Photo by: AFP/Nicolas Asfouri)


OK, what can I say.... I suck. I have been soooooo busy. For a stay at home dad, I have been gone more than I have been home. So, my blogging has suffered. Please Forgive... I am back, I have lots of bitching to do.

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

PIG Pic!

My love affair with The "Tommy Gun" or Thompson 1927 A-1 is almost as intense the one with my Garand. This gun just oozes tradition, history, and romance.. Or it could just be that it's really cool!

Thompson Sub-Machine Gun or "Tommy Gun"

OK, Time for the Specs...

  • Caliber - .45 ACP
  • Barrel - 16½ in (with finned compensator 18 in)
  • Length - 41 in
  • Weight - 13 lbs!
  • Sights - Front - Blade ... Rear - Adjustable
  • Stock - Walnut
  • Magazine - 30 round stick or 50 round drum
  • Price - $1100

Ohhhhhhh..... Just so nice! Can I combine my birthday AND Christmas gifts? Just get me this!!! They even make a violin case for it!

Gone Shootin!

Well, the little wifey picked up her new "Tool" today, so it is off to the range for a bit. When we get back, I'll give you the range report, and post the newest "PIG" picture!
In the mean time, go here! I am still in shock. Washington is going to have a Republican Governor. Democraps have said that they will pay for the hand recount, but it's just typical poor sportsmanship on their part. Try again in 4 years! Not. This. Time.

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Goblin Count..

I get all goose-pimply at times like this!

"We had a homeowner report that he heard noises in his garage," said Officer Ron Stevens with the Vancouver Police Department. "He went to investigate those noises and when he went into the garage, he was confronted by a male subject who was armed. The homeowner shot the subject and the subject died at the scene as a result of his injuries."

Police say that although the suspected burglar was armed with a handgun, the homeowner was not injured in the incident.

Now that's what I'm talking about! This is only about 6 miles from my house!



ALRIGHT! I BACK!! After spending more time away than at home, and getting sick, and work, I AM BACK!!!
Man, I leave you kids alone for like 5 freakin' minutes, and the whole place goes to shit! What the hell is up with this?

Vang said he removed the scope from his rifle and began firing, continuing to shoot as the group scattered. He said one of the victims, Joey Crotteau, tried to run away, but Vang chased him, got within 20 feet and shot him in the back. Crotteau, 20, was killed. Willers was wounded and was listed in fair condition Tuesday.

Authorities have said there was only one gun among the eight hunters.

Ummm, only one gun among the hunters? OK, I don't buy either story. What pisses me off, is the Hmong people are trying to turn this into a race thing. It's not. It's a trespassers thing. It's illegal, GET FUCKING USED TO IT! This ain't the jungles of Laos. You can't hunt wherever you want! I lived in New Mexico, The Land of Public Lands Enchantment, and I ALWAYS knew where I was when I was hunting. ALWAYS! Jesus, I guess the bad guy gets away this time.
Welcome back Mike...

Sunday, November 21, 2004

Building stuff

I'm off today helping finish construction on a friend's new house and tomorrow I am at the fire station so blogging will be light, if at all.

Weekly Pin-up

OK, so it has now been established that I have a thing for the Pin-Up model girl. I fully believe that I was born 50 years late. The 30's, 40's and 50's were a time a look back to, and think about how times were different.
ENOUGH whining! Our Pin-up pic was shamelessly stolen borrowed from Kate over at Kate's Pin-Ups. Did you knowtice that Kate is a beautiful vuluptuous angel, and the devil chick is skinny?

Holy Cow! That girl is er...well.. Damn Near PERFECT! Even the wife said "Wow, check her out!"

Friday, November 19, 2004

Mad Cows!!

So, we have another case of "Mad Cow" Disease. This must be like the flu for cows or something. It was just about a year ago we had the last one, right? Any way, CNN has this great story on why, not one but TWO tests may be wrong, and yet, the cow in question was still suffering from bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE as the "Experts" call it. They have a new test now, which is supposed to be better than the old test, and are SURE it will return a guilty positive result!
Guys, I found a great mad cow test, and know what, it is WAY cheap to do. Try it out. In the mean time, just look out for cows like the one in the photo!

US Dept of Agriculture Mad Cow Photo

Wednesday, November 17, 2004



Where you at Mike?

OK, so a guy I know is building his house, and hired me to come out and build a 12x40 ft deck for him. Now he wants me to build a front deck too, and fix a wall, and ......

So, blogging will be very light today, I have posted a new PIG pic though!

WISH ME LUCK! I test for Portland Fire Bureau tomorrow. Hopefully I will score high enough to go on to the next level of testing!

Well, off to Home Depot to pick up supplies!

PIG Pic!

Well, it is that time of the week again. Another edition of the "Politically Incorrect Gun" Picture! I have decided that we should feature the most widely used firearm, in the world, the AK-47.

The AK-47 was designed by Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov. He started designing it while on a 6 month medical leave from the Red Army. By 1946, Kalashnikov had completed his design, and sent the drawing to the Main Artillery Commission in Moscow. The committee decided that his design showed promise. So, from 1946-1948 Kalashnikov worked on his new rifle, making changes every step of the way. Finally, in 1949, Kalashnikovs rifle was accepted as the Soviet Army's AK-47 (Avtomat Kalashnikova Obrazets 1947) or the AK-47.
This new rifle was a closely guarded secret until late in the Cold War. When the US finally got their first look at the AK, this is what they saw:

Cartridge: 7.62 x 39 mm
Operation: gas, selective fire
Feed: 30-round magazine
Weight: 3.2 kg loaded; 2.7 kg empty
Muzzle velocity: 735 m/s

These guns are known for their reliability, and ease of use.
Looking at the picture, you will notice the muzzle brake. It is not the typical "birdcage" flash suppressor we think of on an AR-15 or M-16. This is a 'slant' style brake. As I understand it, this helps the gas to vent up fist, reducing the muzzle flip during full auto use.

So, what can I say but NICE! I want one. Cost on these NEW is only about $350. That comes with all the goodies like a bayonet, extra mags, ammo carrier, and cleaning kit. Not to mention that the ammo is SOOOOOO cheap!

REMEMBER Ladies, Christmas is right around the corner!

*Picture from Aim Surplus History is from

Sunday, November 14, 2004

Weekly Pin-Up

Alberto Vargas is arguably the undisputed (you like that? Nice eh!) King of the Pin-up era. His art was feature in New Yorker Magazine, Playboy, and a host of others. His ladies are even re-created on our warplanes today! These beautiful, voluptuous babes remind our "Boys" what they are fighting for back home. I like em just because they are GORGEOUS! These girls have SHAPE! They have CURVES! Real women should have CURVES! Women these days are so concerned with looking like a twig, they start looking like 12 yo boys! A women is NOT supposed to be a waif! They are supposed to be soft, and curvy, and YUMMY!
OK, I digress, again! I stole this image from the guys over at They have got lots of WWII and current noseart! Like this!

Nose Art of WWII
Oh Ya. That is exactly what I am talking about! Curves, Hips, Garters, Oh My!
That's about a 9.0 on my babe-ometer. (My wife is a 10.)

He's GONE!

I gots to go help a friend build a deck. I will probably be gone most of the day. Please leave a message after the beep.


PS - I promise to start my weekly pin-ups tonight!

Saturday, November 13, 2004

World War II Buff..

So I am a BIG time World War II buff. I love the weapons, the equipment, and the history. Even the women of the time are beautiful! (Maybe a new weekly post? Pinup of the week?) Time were simpler, and I think, slower. People took their time creating things. People CARED! More to the point, a persons WORD really meaned something.
I Digress.
So, the 40's. During this time, a Nation called out to it's citizens, and they answered!

This is MY favorite WWII Poster!

If you are wondering what prompted this little blub of useless chatter, blame the damned History Channel. They aired a bunch of WWII shows last night.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Veteran's Day

Thank You to ALL Our Veterans!

Air Force


Marine Corp


Coast Guard

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Mount St. Helens

A Friend of Mine sent this picture to me, not bad, eh? Brings it back that this is an ACTIVE volcano, even if we normally can't see it through the mist and rain!

St. Helens on 10/11/2004

Happy Birthday!

From The Official Marine Corp History Site:

10 November 1921: This date marked the first formal commemoration of the birthday of the Marine Corps as 10 November. On 21 October 1921, Maj Edwin McClellan, OIC of the Historical Section, HQMC, sent a memo to MajGen Commandant John A. Lejeune, suggesting that the original birthday of 10 November 1775 be declared a Marine Corps holiday to be celebrated throughout the Corps.

Accordingly, on 1 Nov 1921, Gen Lejeune issued Marine Corps Order No. 47 summarizing the history, mission, and tradition of the Corps, and directed that it be read to every command each 10 November.

One of the many National Iwo Jima Memorial Monument's

How fitting that tomorrow is Veteran's Day. For all of you who are Marines, either Current, Retired, or Honorable Discharged, Thank You. If we ever meet, the first round is on me!

Photo Finish..

OHMYGAWD! It's almost too much to hope for. Dubya was re-elected in what was supposed to be a hotly contested election. No dice. However, the Washington State Governor's Race has turned into EVERYTHING the Presidential wasn't. They are sooooo close, it is ANYBODIES game yet. There is light at the end of the tunnel though. We are rapidly winding down, and as we do, Dino Rossi has jumped ahead for the umpteenth time.

Dino Rossi
The Seattle "Liberal Rag" Times has reported that Dino Rossi is again in the lead, and may win due to were the remaining ballots are from. Rossi may indeed be the next Governor of the Great State of Washington! Can you imagine.......
  1. George W. Bush - President
  2. House of Representatives - Republican Controlled
  3. Senate - Republican Controlled
  4. Dino Rossi - Governor of Washington

Oi, life would be good, very good. If Rossi wins and there's no Lawsuit, re-count or other bullshit whiney Democratic stunts to steal the election, I will do the "Kim DuToit Patented outdoor-naked-singing-dancing happy dance....."

And post the pictures to prove it.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

PIG Pic: Do you feel lucky, Punk?

Those words were made famous by Clint Eastwood as Inspector Harry Callahan, better known as "Dirty Harry". He would utter those words to whatever villainous scum he had bested, usually just before he blew their heads "cleeean off" as he would put it.

So, our newest P.I.G. picture is the ever popular, Smith & Wesson Model 29 .44 Magnum Revolver. This particular specimen came with an 8¾ inch barrel.

The "Famous" Model 29 .44 Magnum

Nice. OK, The specs.

  • Caliber: .44 Magnum
  • Shots: 6
  • Barrel: 4", 6½" or 8¾"
  • Weight: 51½ oz.
  • Action: Single/Double Action

The cost, about $650 used in excellent condition with the case and extras. The 51+ oz. Really eats up most of the recoil from those big magnum loads, so it is suprisingly easy to shoot. The balance is excellent too! I can also tell you, from first hand experience, that is one of the FINEST triggers on ANY gun I have ever shot. Sweeter than any auto from Kimber, Springfield, or Ruger. It's just soooo smooth. No take up, smooth roll, crisp break. Yes, this is true American Craftsmanship, made when people cared about that kind of thing. If you ever get the chance to shoot one, jump on it like a fat kid on a cup cake!


I got some email regarding my posts. It appears that my settings were set to only allow people with accounts to post comments. Well, This just won't do! I really would like people to comment, SO, as of NOW, you no longer have to register to leave a comment. All I ask is that you at least leave a name on your post.

As for posts, I am home from my shift at the Station, it was uneventful. One fire, one accident. Both turned out to be nothing. One note worthy thing did happen, HALO II came out!! YA! WHOOPEE!! Oh, wait, I don't play those video games. Really folks, what's the big fucking deal?? It's a video game people! What in the sweet Chocolate Christ is wrong with you? Want to know how bad it is? Last night, at midnight, the local Mall opened up to sell the stupid game, and one of the off-duty firefighters went up to get it. The other guys were up til 0500 this morning playing it. Needless to say, they kept me up all night too! And, no, I didn't go out and play, Thankyouverymuch!

Hey, reminder! Veteran's Day is Thursday! Have you hugged a Vet Today?
To Any Reader who Served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America..

Sunday, November 07, 2004

National Ammo Buycott

Well, The National Ammo Buycott starts in just 6 days! This is the brain child of Kim DuToit. On the website for The National Ammo Buycott, his explains his rational.
"The gun/ammunition manufacturers have been taking the brunt of all the frivolous lawsuits brought by the gun-grabbers. These gun-grabbers are trying to put these folks out of business. Well, not if we can help it! And we CAN help it by buying ammunition.."

It's actually more like Ammo Week (Nov 13-20)

I like it! I actually have plans to go and buy at least 100 rounds for every caliber I own, (200 for a couple we shoot regular, and 1000 for .22LR.) All this buying actually has three benefits. First, it helps the ammo manufacturers. Second, it stimulates the local economy. Last, it encourages us to get out and shoot more! Good all the way around!


OK, so throughout this last election, the media did their absolute best to bash President Bush, distort the facts, make false accusations, and generally do everything in their power to influence the public, in order to get THEIR candidate, Sen. John Kerry, elected. This was never so obvious, as when Dan Rather used forged documents to slander President Bush, and make libelous comments. His defense was, at first, that HE KNEW the documents were real. Later, it was not his fault, but a fact checker that worked for the news agency. During the investigation that followed, various people accused the Media of trying to influence the election. These accusations were continually rebuffed, and we were told that the media was impartial, and a lot of the reporters LIKED President Bush.

OK, so tonight, the wife and I are watching some shows we taped. After they were over, I ejected the tape, only to see Andy Rooney's face on the screen. He was doing a quick commentary on the election. He talked about how sorry he felt for the loser, describing how he lost the big game in High School and various other anecdotes.
HOWEVER, tonight, on the Sunday Edition of 60 Minutes, Andy Rooney, is quoted as saying:
"Television did a good job Tuesday night, I thought. I know a lot of you believe that most people in the news business are liberal. Let me tell you I know a lot of them, and they were almost evenly divided this time. Half of them liked Sen. Kerry; the other half hated President Bush."

(emphasis mine)
No shit! HELLO!?! Does anyone else find the comments from this worthless excuse for a human being to be just a little, um, I don't know, CORRECT? Yes, correct! We finally have confirmation that the media is, just as they were accused of being, BIASED! The media has finally ADMITTED they, not only supported John Fuckwit Kerry, but HATED Bush! Now HATE is a very strong word. (Momma taught me that it shouldn't be used!)
What makes this worse, is that he goes on to claim that he wants to get over this "...Viciously divisive election campaign we had. " Yet he continues with comments like:

"I think we're all glad this is over, though. The losers are usually civil about it. Kerry called Bush and congratulated him. The loser doesn't really mean it, of course but it's nice of him to do it. "
Jesus Christ in a Dress People!! WHAT THE FUCK!
Go READ, the link is to the ACTUAL CBS transcript. If after you've read it, you are not as OUTRAGED at the media as I am, then hey, you probably voted for Kerry!

PS. Forward this on to EVERY person you know that voted for Bush, let's hold these shitbags accountable!

Goblin Count...

So, I have yet another tale of a common citizen showing uncommon bravery, and shooting ability. For your reading pleasure, I present, the AP's story feature on Central Florida's WKMG TV.

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- An elderly man defending his hurricane-damaged home fatally shot an intruder as the two scuffled, Escambia County sheriff's deputies say.

Good up to this point, it's a little later in the story that the only problem arises.

Workman told investigators he confronted the man and when he refused to leave tried to warn him away by firing a shot from his .38-caliber handgun into the ground.

OK folks, no matter what, don't ever, ever, EVER fire a warning shot. First, it's irresponsible. I mean, are you ABSOLUTELY certain that the bullet isn't going to bounce and hit an innocent bystander? Second, it's dangerous. While you are firing warning shots, the bad guy pulled his own gun, or worse, retreats into the house you just walked out of, compounding the situation. Last, don't EVER go out to confront the bad guy. Call 911. If your life isn't in danger, there is no reason to make it in danger by going out TO THE BAD GUY! Seriously, that's why cops wear kevlar! I don't know about yours, but my robe and bunny slippers aren't made of kevlar!