Saturday, October 30, 2004
GO BUSH! FOUR MORE YEARS!
"Police said the tire shop's caretaker, who lives at Leon's Tire Shop in the 4500 block of Telephone Road with his family, opened fire on a man who broke in through the back of the business at about 2 a.m.
Authorities said one bullet struck the man in the head, instantly killing him."
Nice shooting. Folks, that's what I mean when I talk about gun control. One shot fired, one bad guy dead! There shouldn't even be a question about whether or not to file charges. It's obvious our goblin was not there to sell cookies, nor was he mistaken about where he was, not that he's talking much! I bet his "homies" will think twice before returning to burglarize that store!
Dead Goblin Count: 2
I have this suspicion that they are going to review this tape, and discover that it is some worthless piece of democratic shit dressed up like Osama. Trying to influence the election at the last minute.
Alrighty, I am off to the range to release a little frustration. How many more days till it's over?
So last night, my computer OS finally called it quits. After suffering through I don't know how many viruses, spyware, trojans, and assorted other hacker bullshit, I finally had to re-format and re-install all of my programs. The wife and I didn't make it to bed until almost 3am. Then the pager goes off at 4am for a search for a downed aircraft.
So, I am up and running again. Much more blogging today. Ole!
Thursday, October 28, 2004
McCard said Cikanowick kept using the pepper spray on Devita and his daughter. The two men struggled into a bedroom, where Devita retrieved a gun. McCard said that during the struggle, Devita shot Cikanowick.Cikanowick, 36, of Simpsonville, died at the scene.
Nice. What can I say. Bad Guy wants good guy dead, but brought a Stun Gun to a Gun Fight!
So, with this, our dead goblin count is 1. If you hear of stories, feel free to forward them to me.
Dead Goblin Count: 1
Wednesday, October 27, 2004
The Springfield M1 Garand
This is the rifle that won WW II. Our boys carried this throughout the war, in both the Pacific Theater, and the European Theater. Although it was not the only rifle used, it was the most widely used, and perhaps the most reliable. A few fun facts:
- It is a gas operated, semi-automatic rifle (meaning one trigger pull=One bullet fired)
- The M1 weighs in at about 9.5 pounds, plus ammo!
- It shoots the ever so manly 30.06 round
- It uses a special 8 round enbloc clip to hold ammo, to facilitate ease of loading
- The stock is American Walnut
- New production from Springfield will run about $1350
- A CMP rifle will still run about $600-$1300 for a 50 year old original
*sigh* I am in love. I have this love affair with history, especially historic firearms. Excuse me while I go smoke a cigarette....
Pics will follow in a day or two.....
In the meantime, go check out Firehouse, all the cool firefighters hang out there!
Monday, October 25, 2004
Sunday, October 24, 2004
Our final exam, (one of them) was a live fire training exercise. We filled a house with debris, then set it ablaze. Our class, (pictured below) was divided in "Engine Companies" who took turns going in and extinguishing the blaze. This went on ALL DAY. At the end, we light up the entire house, let it get good and going, then the class gathers in front for a picture.
I enjoy being a Firefighter/EMT. I work for a great Fire Dept. The chief is good, training is excellent, and I like my Captain. The crew I work with are some of the best people I know.
As a matter of fact, I got home this morning (12:30 am) from the station. I had to go in and man a second out engine because we had a fire at a gas station. They had a fire, but it was controlled so-to-speak, and ended up being nothing. It turned out that they were receiving a fuel shipment, and the vapor recover system was over-loaded with the fuel vapors. This causes a fail-safe system to kick. This safety system is in an exhaust chimney, and it LIGHTS the fuel vapor! Now, it turns out that this is actually a common occurrence, but it still shocked the daylights out of me to learn it!
"Hi, this is our safety system. It lights the fuel vapor, causing a large
fireball that scares the hell out of the neighbors."
Summary: The nature of this campaign is set, and the meaning of this election is: independence vs. dependence. The Bush policies favor America retaining its sovereignty--cooperating with allies as and when they are willing--and America on the offensive. The Kerry program favors America surrendering that independence to curry favor with the bribed French and the America-hating despots at the United Nations.
Well, what can I say? Just go ye forth, and learn from those who are wiser and more knowing than I.
The Cleveland Plains Dealer
KCTV in Kansas City
And just to prove that the idea is not an original one, check out the
CNN story about a guy who tried the same thing in the LAST election!
Really people! If you are not responsible enough to make an INFORMED, EDUCATED decision, I would prefer you stay out of the poles!