Friday, April 16, 2010


Just passed a billboard on I-55 in MO which I hope gets people thinking.

"When you get to the gates, what will you say when He asks, 'Did you defend unborn children?' "

There seem to be a lot of pro-life billboards in MO. I'm enjoying it.

Saw another billboard which was AMAZING, though it had nothing to do with abortion. Here's what it said:

"Free bungee-jumping for Congressmen! No Strings Attached! $1,300,000,000 Deficit! Vote them all out in November!"

I especially like the "no strings attached" line. Enjoy!

Better update!!!
Via Lance, and by the way, thank you again, good sir, we now have a picture to share! Isn't it great?!

Restore The Constitution Rally Press Release

Go here for the latest.

Wish I could attend, but I couldn't find a way. My prayers are with those who go.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Out of town . . .

Going to be gone for a few days, and likely unable to post anything. Given that I skip days quite frequently, that's nothing new. When I get back, I do have some fun pics to share. Shot a .40 yesterday at some golf balls with fmj rounds. Kinda interesting. Going to try with jhp rounds Monday, then I'll put everything up for comparison.

If I come across something important, I'll try to post it via Blackberry, but we'll see.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Newsweek Trots Out Discredited SPLC Lawyer Mark Potok to Decry 'Patriot' Groups |

Newsweek Trots Out Discredited SPLC Lawyer Mark Potok to Decry 'Patriot' Groups |

"In vilifying the Tea Party, Potok forgot to mention that a large majority of violent incidents at last summer's town hall meetings -- precursors to the Tea Party protests -- were perpetrated by liberals, Democrats, and their allies.

Potok didn't seem concerned when SEIU thugs beat Kenneth Gladney for distributing Gadsden Flags. Maybe it has something to do with Potok's wild belief that Gadsden Flags can indirectly incite violence.

And of course, the liberals so concerned about political violence were not terribly worried when scores of left-wing protesters called for the death of George W. Bush, Republicans generally, and even American soldiers. The supposedly wild and offensive signs at Tea Party rallies look like Hallmark greeting cards compared to the vitriol displayed at many anti-war and anti-capitlist protests since the turn of the century (examples)."

Monday, April 12, 2010

Letter For The American People

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Letter For The American People , An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

“In one year, the American people are witnessing the greatest lie that is cleverly orchestrated by President Obama and his whole administration. The lie is a potent aggression that feeds the needs of people who either have not educated themselves enough to understand the assault upon us all or the very poor and needy who live to be taken care of. President Obama feeds these people poison, giving them the idea that they are entitled to take from the wealthier who have lived and worked in a democracy that understands that capitalism is the only truth that keeps a nation healthy and fed. Now the lie goes very deep and President Obama has been cleverly trained in the Alinsky method and it would be very important that every American knows what that method is. It is a socialistic, Marxist teaching and with it, little by little, he rapes this nation, taking down our defenses, making new language for the Islamic extremists. The world looked up to us as a symbol of hope and prosperity now wonders what will become of the entire world if America is losing its power. The American people who understand exactly what is taking place have come together in the thousands, vowing to try to stay together as a unit of love and freedom for all men and women, from all walks of life, shivering to think that this once great nation will be a third world country. This will be the first president to ever weaken the United States of America. President Obama uses his aggression and arrogance for his own agenda, against the will of the American people when he should be using his will and aggression against our enemies. Every loving American for peace and truth and the security of our nation must come out and join the Tea Parties in their states. The opposition will continue their tactics; they will lie and plant their own bullies amongst us. Everyone must pay close attention to who stands next to them. We can weed out the liars and agitators. Let us all stay in Gods light. Let no man put asunder. We can and we will prevail. God bless us all!”
~Jon Voight, April 10th, 2010~

Friday, April 9, 2010

New Pistol? Should I?

So, lately I've been strongly considering picking up a new carry pistol. Looking at the Springfield XD Sub-Compact 40. Yeah, I can shoot the cap off a Sprite bottle with my Bersa, but let's face it - the 380 isn't exactly a powerhouse. I really want something that is more powerful, and the XD SC has that and is about the same size as my Bersa, but holds 2 more rounds that are much more powerful, and that's the short mag. Ammo availability is another big thing, too.

Now, the only thing I have to do is confirm in my mind it's worth the $500 price tag. Thoughts anyone?

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Armed man roaming Tennessee

Just got reports that a man openly carrying a handgun has been sighted in Henderson, TN at a bank and optometrist. The same man was later sighted in Jackson at Verizon, Gander Mountain, Goodwill, and an antique mall. Wendy's in Lexington had similar reports, and a witness said the man and his wife were on their way to church.

Strangely, there were no reports of evil mind-control rays being emitted from the gun and forcing the man to start killing innocent people. Also missing were reports of mass hysteria and the gun leaping from its holster and firing itself into the crowd. Could it be that guns don't really equal more crime, or that they are actually inatimate objects which are in and of themselves neither good nor bad?

Naw, that would make too much sense.

Response from Senator Corker

So, I got a response from Bob Corker finally about the health bill (his aides are running a bit behind, eh?). Below is what he said, following is my response.

Thank you for contacting my office about health care reform legislation. Your input is important to me and I appreciate the time you took to share your thoughts.

As you know, the House passed H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on March 21 and it was signed into law on March 23. I am disappointed in the passage of the bill because of the impact it will have on our country, our state and also future generations. According to Governor Bredesen, this bill is estimated to costTennessee $1.1 billion over five years - a huge unfunded mandate that creates a very difficult financial situation when our state is already dealing with the effects of a bad economy.

Beyond the unfunded mandate, I think what bothers me most about the bill are its disingenuous accounting mechanisms. First, the bill applies 10 years of new taxes to finance six years of spending, resulting in huge deficits over the next decades. Second, even President Obama's own Medicare officials have determined that Medicare savings are counted TWICE in the bill, hiding the legislation's true cost. This comes down to elementary school logic; you can't spend the same dollar twice. Finally, almost as soon as the ink dries on this legislation, a new bill will come forth to deal with all or part of what is called the 'doc fix', a measure to ensure that physicians who treat Medicare recipients do not receive a 21 percent cut. The cost of that over 10 years is more than $200 billion, proving that Americans have not been dealt with squarely on the true accounting associated with this bill. These sorts of budget gimmicks don't pass the common sense test.

As we examine the effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act over time, it is my hope that we will begin to work to address the problems contained in the bill in a fiscally responsible and sustainable way.

Thank you again for your letter. I hope you will continue to share your thoughts with me.


Bob Corker
United States Senator

And my response:

Thank you, however, the only responsible way to address the problems in the bill, including the fact that it turns us largely into a socialistic nation (which is the end of freedom and prosperity), is to, at the first opportunity, REPEAL IT!!!

Since you have been so firm in your stance against this monstrosity, I would expect that you will be happy to work for repealing it. If not, you should expect to get a regular day job when your term expires.

Thank you.

Congressman Phil Hare responds to Quincy heckling - WQAD

Via Mike.

What this congressman says is exactly what the problem is. Breaking oaths, and not representing the people.

Congressman Phil Hare responds to Quincy heckling - WQAD

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Problem Solved!

Airport Security Simplified 101.

Problem Solved! , An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

2010 Census

So, at the lovely place of my employment, we have these little screens on a few of the pumps, and 24 hours a day, they play the "gas station television network." Well, one of the commercials (which plays every 5 minutes) is about the 2010 Census. It says a couple things that make me think.

1. "It creates a snapshot of our community."
Hmm. If all you're after is a snapshot, then why do you ask my name, race, phone number, etc, and get my GPS coordinates?

2. "We can't move forward until you mail it back."
Praise God! I'll keep it forever! In case they haven't noticed, most Americans don't want to "move forward" any more in the direction we're headed. Get your heads out of the sand!

Anyway, that's my rant for the day. Been meaning to post it, time hasn't allowed. Hope all had a good Easter.