My NSA Christmas card...
A White House leak...
Jay Leno turns the Obama-Clinton interview into a Cialis commercial. (Caveat: "cialis" is blocked from comments)
What is the smallest caliber you'd trust for self-defense?
"What is the smallest caliber you trust to protect yourself?
My personal favorite defense gun has always been a Beretta Jetfire in 22 short. I’ve carried it for many years including while hiking. I never leave without it in my pocket. Of course the first rule when hiking in the wilderness is to use the “Buddy System”. This it means you NEVER hike alone, you bring a friend, companion, or family member.
I remember one time while hiking with a companion when out of nowhere came this huge brown bear charging us and was she MAD. We must have been near one of her cubs. Anyway, if I had not had my little Jetfire, I wouldn’t be here today. Just one quick shot to my companion’s kneecap and I was able to escape by just walking at a brisk pace. It’s one of the best pistols in my collection."
Gunowners aren't the only ones faced with those. A Florida regulation requires each vending machine to sport a sign. The sign informs the reader that ... this sign is required. It thoughtfully has a phone number where you can report a failure to post. But then, if the sign wasn't posted, how would you know the phone number?
A Christmas song played a new way
Ah, for Christmas in the good old days!
Hat tip to Sixgun Sarah...
A lawyer's Christmas card
Here, from Chuck Michel.
New sights for the Glock
Very clever design!
Safety warning for hunters
As hunting season approaches, the Missouri Department of Conservation has a warning for hunters. Here in the southwest, with its dry climate and open spaces, hunters are probably at less risk.
Update: here's advice from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. It notes the ailment is formally called "Ataxic Neurodegenerative Satiety Deficiency Syndrome."
Hat tip to Sixgun Sarah...
New Illinois license plate
Here it is... The ultimate in custom plates!
What's the Nobel Prize, when you can win this?
In court you sometimes suspect this
I think it was Cicero who said of a senator who'd become a skirt-chaser, "old age has embarrassments enough, without adding to them those of youth." That came to mind when reading this story -- a 67 year old senior Federal District Judge busted for buying cocaine to share with an exotic dancer.
Hat tip to XD Owner...
But what about zombies?
NRA's National Firearms Museum is opening an exhibit that includes a cased .38 for use against vampires. I personally think you need more stopping power for the undead...
Prosecution for selling guns to the Indians
Funny animated cartoon
Hat tip to reader Joshua Berger....
In honor of April 1....
A few great BBC pranks--
A more recent special on flying penguins that migrate to South America in the winter.
Shocking court decision in Ohio
It's unbelievable. Be sure to read the post to the very end.
Perry Mason gets arrested....
The story gives new meaning to the term Bar Discipline. Word is that he is now considering a run for the State Senate.
Hat tip to reader Saeid Shafizadeh...
Annoyance while hunting
A perfectly clean shot, and this guy nearly ruined it by crouching on the other side of the deer. Finally he moved to the front of it and gave me a safe shot.
He was quite obnoxious after he regained consciousness, even though I took out my canteen and offered to help clean the mess off his face.
I just had a recollection-- you've got to understand that after each day of trial, the clerk prepares, and the judge edits, a "Minute Entry." It's not a transcript, just a series of notes about motions made and rulings given.
Some months ago, at the courthouse, a prosecutor told me "I never knew Judge ____ had a sense of humor, but now I know he does." I asked how he knew.
"I was trying a case in front of him and, during a recess, went to the men's room. As I was going in, I saw a fellow coming out, and noticed a $5 bill on the floor behind him. I pointed that out, he said thanks and picked it up ... and then I saw he had a juror's badge on. He was one of my jurors.
I went in and told the judge I'd had contact with a juror, and he and the defense attorney agreed there was no problem.
A fews later I get the minute entry. It read 'Mr. ____ admits to the Court that he proferred $5 to a juror in the men's room.'
So some day I may be up for an appointment to the bench, and get asked just what was going on."
I didn't need this...
At a stage in healing when laughing still hurts some, I didn't need to read these email exchanges.
Candidates reach out to "no values voters"
From The Onion.
RedState update on Heller
Here. Pretty funny!
Amusing hoax and gullible media
Here's the story of "The Arm the Homeless Coalition"
It sent out press releases with pics of a guy in a Santa suit with a sign reading "100 percent of contributions will be used to provide desperately needed protection for our country’s homeless." The Columbus Dispatch editorialized against the group, the story was picked up by AP, Rush Limbaugh, and others, newspapers buzzed with angry letters to the editor.
And as you might guess, it was a hoax. Apparently, the idea has been tried elsewhere with similar results.
IowaHawk on Hillary's assassination mention
As usual, one very funny post.
A bloggers' halloween
Hat tip to Instapundit...
From, appropriately, the Bangkok Post. Great last words, too.
One of those aw, &&^! moments with a .50 Browning.
Blogging will be light for a few days as I'm on vacation...
Just a reflection on the Browning Ma-Deuce. Here's a gun designed nearly 90 years ago, and still in use. Of course so is his 1911 design. And most of his others. American troops still use firearms he designed in the time of their great-grandfathers, or great-great grandfathers.
Funny story in The Onion
An old joke
Just remembered something I circulated when I worked at Interior, representing Fish & Wildlife Service, which had a captive breeding project for condors. It got all the way up to Secretary Hodel, whom I'm told almost fell out of his chair laughing. It was a handwritten note, with the pen held clenched in my fist to make it look "crackpot." It read:
PLEASE PLEASE PEASE HELP ME.
I AM BEING HELD IN A GOVERNMENT LABORATORY, AND FORCED TO PERFORM SEX ACTS WHILE GOVERNMENT SCIENTISTS MAKE NOTES AND TAKE PICTURES.
PLEASE DO NOT THINK THIS IS A CRANK LETTER
A CALIFORNA CONDOR
Advantage in the battle for hearts and minds
Bit of Friday night levity
First, a YouTube animation of Calvin and Hobbes. The morning comics will never be the same.
Second, proof that the Aussies share the British sense of humor. A story about a fellow caught in a romantic interlude with a sheep. Note how they carefully blanked out the face of the victim, and her mate, to maintain their anominity.
Takes the record for clueless story
It really does. We're told two men were arrested for illegally, possessing a "cop killer" gun (that 5.7 mm), then that Schumer is *trying* to have it outlawed, and finally "Between 1994 and 2003, 425 police officers were killed nationwide with a "cop killer" gun."
By gosh, we oughta find that gun and throw it in the ocean!