Thursday, January 06, 2005

Dead Goblin..

Bridgeport, Connecticut
This is from Monday. It is perfect example of why being passive and giving the badguy what he wants, just doesn't work! Read the story first.

Three home invaders were repelled in a shootout Sunday night with a homeowner that left one of the attackers dead and one seriously wounded, police said.

So, home owner is shot*, but still manages to return EFFECTIVE fire and kill one attacker, and wound another. The best part? Both the homeowner and bad-guy are in the same hospital. Probably not but a couple of rooms away from each other. Can you imagine telling the duty nurse, "Ya, that asshole over there? He broke into my house, tried to kill me and my family. He's the one that shot me." Can you say rectal examine, with a freaking wire brush? I don't care how "impartial" you try to be, THAT will effect you.


*Just remember folks, the left-wing liberals would have you believe that laying on the ground and being passive will endear you to any badguys that would do you harm, they will simply take what they want, and leave. What if what they want is to leave no witnesses? Or rape your wife and daughter, or your son?

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

PIG Pic..

There are several things that every home should have. One of these is love. Another is a .22 rifle. These are just plain FUN to shoot! The ammo is cheap, (about 500 rounds is $7.00!) and they are perfect for shooting rabbits, squirrels, and, last but not least,the deadly and elusive Coke cans!

The arguement between a bolt action or a semi-auto has raged on for years. I have the solution. Buy 'em both! (You like that? I am going to Palistine next, see if I can settle that one too!) My choice for the semi-auto? The Ruger 10/22.

Ruger started making the 10/22 in 1964, and has since, made about a bazillionof them. What's more, there are more after market products out for it than there are stars in the freaking sky! They are easy to work on, SIMPLE designs, function flawlessly, inexpensive, and damnit, they are just FUN!

A new rifle will run you anywhere from $200-$400 depending on the model. OK, time for the specs from Ruger, (these are for my stainless model, just so ya know:)

Gauge/Caliber: .22 LR
Capacity: 10 Rounds
Finish: Stainless
Stock/Grip: Black Synthetic
Barrel Length: 18 1/2"
Rear Sight: Adjustable
Other Features: Cross Bolt Safety
Suggested Retail Price: $304.00
Miscellaneous: All Weather Full Contour Synthetic Stock

I love it. Oh, and just so you know I practice what I preach, here is my bolt action .22!

Work and stuff..

It has gotten COLD! I woke up Monday morning and it was 28 outside! Everything was coated in a thick sheet of ice. As the ice was being scraped from the windshield, the thought occurred to me, "I bet we'll have a nice car accident call to go on today!" Well, we got one. 10 minutes after shift started, a 7 car accident on the freeway. We arrive, and it looks like Saturday night at the Demolition Derby. Get this, all the cars managed to make it to the side of the road, no significant damage (except to one car,) nobody got hurt, and we were back in quarters with 25 minutes! Gotta love those calls!

Other than that, I sold all my reloading equipment. It has sat in my "armory" for the last couple of years, I have only used it about 12 times, and I get ammo for about the same price I can manufacture it myself, without the work. So, I traded a guy a new rifle for it. Works for me! Only problem, the rifle was only worth a couple hundred, so he got my equipment and bench, not the 15,000 brass I had to go with it. Anybody wanna buy some 9mm, 40 s&w, and 45 acp brass? They are sorted, ready to be cleaned, make ya one helluva deal!

My resolutions this year?
  1. To test for a full time firefighter position as often as I can.
  2. To actually make my eye doctor's appointment and go, (I need new contacts.)
  3. To try at least 2 new single malt scotches.
  4. To buy my chanter, and sign up for some bagpipe lessons.
What can I say, I am pretty un-imaginative. Those really are my goals! Especially the bagpipe thing. I have wanted to learn the pipes for the last 10 years. I love the way they sound, (does that mean I'm naturally tone deaf or something?) and with my Scottish heritage, it kinda fits. Besides, it will annoy my loud-obnoxious-screaming neighbors.

Monday, January 03, 2005

Pin-up Pic..

So last week an excellent suggestion was made. Feature Bunny Yeagar as my next pinup. Who am I to argue with logic like this!

For those of you who don't know, Bunny started her career as a beach-bound blond bombshell, pin-up cover girl and beauty pageant queen. She moved on to design her own swimsuits and photo shoot outfits, and later spent a little time trying to make a business from her designs. In the mid-50's, she became one the most admired and recognized glamour photographers ever. She had a knack for getting the best out of her models. Her most impressive work is with pinup goddess Bettie Page. It was Yeager who sent shots of Page off to Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, who, in turn, made Page January 1955's "Playmate of the Month."

Maybe next week we will have to feature Miss Page as our Pinup, she if Bunny is as good as she is made out to be!


Working at the station today.. Pin-up should be up later.

Have a NICE day!