October 04, 2013

More Linky Goodness

I'm still swamped but it's easing up a bit. I decided to send someone's kid(s) through college drop my bike off at a shop to have the rest of the mechanical work done to it instead of knocking it out...
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March 27, 2013

Yes There IS Gambling In The Building

US hunters begin boycott over Colorado gun laws What'd they expect? American hunters would start throwing keggers because of more anti gun owner laws being in effect here?...
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March 25, 2013

Practice During Droughts

As you may have noticed, there's an ammo shortage going on. I've heard reports of 550 round boxes of .22LR going for $100, and at the local Wal Mart the ammo shelves are barer than a cheerleader's midriff at a...
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March 23, 2013

WW With JC

Walter Williams talks with Jon Caldera. I've posted about Prof. Williams before here. Mr. Caldera posted the vid on his site but I'll go ahead and post it here as well. It's just under 30 minutes and well worth the...
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March 15, 2013


Walter Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University. He was the keynote speaker at the Independence Institute's Founder Night Dinner this year. Here it is:...
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February 27, 2013

Mag Nificent

MagPul is going to put Colorado orders first. (h/t Shall Not Be Questioned) The deal will be up to 10 standard capacity AR mags with a flat rate $5 shipping charge and being bumped tot he head of the line....
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February 25, 2013

Minding Your Own Business

I'm sure most of you know how interesting it is to find standard capacity magazines or ammo nowadays. And don't even think of buying a new AR on lay-a-way. But there is some relief to folks behind the lines -...
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February 07, 2013

Co HB 1228

Here's another one, fresh off the presses. Colorado House Bill 1228 would impose a fee for background checks. It doe snot specify a dollar amount, rather saying it will be limited by the "direct and indirect costs" of performing the...
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January 31, 2013

Looters Gonna Loot

Sin Tax: a form of Pigovian tax which is levied against products in order to discourage their consumption. Gun sales prompt Colorado Democrat to push for fees bill to be heard ASAP...
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May 18, 2007

Butter Me Up

In a tax case from 1904 called McCray v. U.S. I found the following: "Let us concede that, if a case was presented where the abuse of the taxing power was so extreme as to be beyond the principles which...
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May 13, 2007

Carry On

I've been looking for an excuse to post some reggae & to my surprise a Texan provided it. This isn't my favorite Marley tune, but it adheres to the title appropriate rule. Here's a vid of I Know A Place...
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May 04, 2007

Republican Presidential Debate Number 1

I was going to just watch the Republican Presidential Debate & see what I could gleem from it. I got about 4 minutes into it & decided to just go ahead & write down my impressions as they hit me....
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April 29, 2007

Linkage Minus Thinkage Part 3,986

Still swamped. Med Valley High's Grand Rounds (basically a carnival of med blogs) has a few posts dealing with the Virginia Tech Massacre. (On a semi-related note there's an amusing post called "raodmap for the emergency department"). "Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich...
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April 20, 2007

Automatic For The Free People

The subject of machine guns has come up a few times of late & I thought it'd be useful to have a post to point folks to instead of retyping the same arguments repeatedly. So let's have a brief discussion...
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April 13, 2007

Anti Social Patient

Jed was kind enough to post about the attempt to socialize medicine in Colorado. Aside from the automatic revulsion of anything Marxian being proposed let alone considered my objections to socialized medicine are pragmatic. No matter how the scheme is...
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April 10, 2007

I'll Take Tytler For The Win Alex

Actually it's been attributed to Alexander Tytler but is more probably an anonymous quotation from the early 20th century, but it's still apt despite its source, especially for this bit of tomfoolery that I'll get to in a bit....
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March 30, 2007

Dirty Diana

Feinstein of course. & guess what babygirl has been up to? If you guessed about 1.5 billion dollars worth of unethical conduct then you'd be right. "Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has abruptly walked away from her responsibilities with the Senate...
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February 09, 2007

Illinois Is Too Taxing For Gun Owners

I've bitched about Illinois before. I'll likely do so again. The state just isn't good for gun owners. To make things worse the asshats of Cook County want to put a 10 cent tax on bullets. "Commissioner Roberto Maldonado wants...
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January 23, 2007

Paging Juan Galt

Chavez. That boy 'bout to get on my last damn nerve: "On Friday, U.S. State Department deputy spokesman Tom Casey said Chavez's plans under the law 'have caused us some concern.' Chavez rejected Casey's statement in his broadcast, saying: 'Go...
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January 20, 2007

Kiss My Ash

Update: 01-20-06 20:02 I realized I neglected to link to the article I was quoting from. Corrected. This will be an unpleasant one. I edited out most of the foul language & toned down my sentiments a bit but this...
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January 15, 2007

Grabbing A Tgirsch By The Tale

Tgirsch of Lean Left was kind enough to leave a partial rebuttal to my fisking of his post about libertarians. Here's the post of mine which links to the post of his (scroll down for the comments). Now, let us...
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January 13, 2007

Lean, Left And Lofty

Libertarians have their problems. I'm a big "L" as well as a little "L" libertarian & in general I've been unhappy with the party & its alleged strategy. But a more pervasive problem is non-libertarian perception of what libertarians (big...
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January 11, 2007


Yeah it's France. They can certainly do whatever the hell they please, but the idea needs refutation. Besides, what do you think Cali will try next? "France to create 'legal right' to housing" Lemme see...flipping through my cliff notes on...
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January 09, 2007


Mary Katherine Ham has a nice run down of Arnie's new plan to increase the cost & lower the quality of healthcare while simultaneously discouraging small business growth & providing yet mo' better incentive to flee California (like there wasn't...
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January 03, 2007

Most Of The Dems & Some Of The Repubs Must Have Fooled Them

Bernie's not the first. Just the most open. "Socialism will get its first-ever face in the US Senate when veteran Vermont politician Bernard 'Bernie' Sanders takes a seat in the powerful upper house of the legislature." Being the militant libertarian...
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December 22, 2006

Murdering Thug No Longer Targeted

Target got the message it seems. They've removed the Guevara CD cases from their shelves. "Target Corp said on Friday it had pulled a CD carrying case bearing Ernesto "Che" Guevara's image after an outcry by critics who label the...
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December 13, 2006

Mellowship Slinky In B Major

This is one of my favorite funk tunes. It's got a groove & it's real fun to play, especially if you're working with a decent bass player & drummer. It's by The Red Hot Chile Peppers. I couldn't find The...
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May 25, 2006


According to my friendly neighborhood FFL there's a bit of a supply problem. Across the entire industry. & worse; it seems to be a raw material problem rather than a labor shortage. He's been telling me that availability is down...
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May 02, 2006

Between An Anvil And A Hard Place

Just when you thought things were cheery enough following Bolivia's announcement that it had forsaken economic reason I'm afraid I have more bad news, via Cowboy Blob. This is from a Las Vegas gun dealer on the rising cost of...
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Too Many Marx

I trust everyone made it through the May Day protests alright? I didn't make it into Denver proper. Something about their doggie genocide & wanting to put me in jail because my magazine has too many cartridges makes me quite...
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February 07, 2006

Speaking Of The Market

Cause we were ya know (phrase shamlessly stolen from Zombie David) It seems that all those items stolen by the TSA in order for them to let you fly on a plane you paid money to be on is...
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Big Easy Is Tough For Musicians

This is by no means gun related. For 15 years (give or take) I was a professional guitar player. I saw a story about musicians in New Orleans & it got to me a bit. There won't be any sweeping...
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February 06, 2006

Bashing Bloggers RMBB v. 5.0

Er, actually that should have read "Blogger's Bash". Specifically the Rocky Mountain Blogger Bash v. 5.0 & there's a short (yeah right) rant behind the "v. 5.0" qualifier:...
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September 01, 2005

Lutes are Good; Looters Are Bad

You know what this post will be about. It just so happens when I was doing a little bit of researching that the years of an 8 a.m. music history class (8 a.m. classes for musicians??? hell, it was hours...
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March 07, 2005

To Tax Or Not To Tax

Greenspan made some interesting comments the other day about proposals to alter our theft tax system....
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January 31, 2005


Just some links to what some other gun bloggers are talking about....
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August 17, 2004

The PR Campaign Has Started

Blake of The Nashville Files points out that Bush is backing off his comments concerning Hastert's proposal to abolish the federalized protection racket extortion scheme income tax. Let's fisk the hit piece on the idea of a fair tax shall...
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Some Arguments in Favor of a National Sales Tax

I exchanged a few e-mails with a good friend the other day about the idea of a national sales tax. I was trying to explain to her why it’d be the best thing to come along since 1913. Here I’ll...
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August 02, 2004

A Fair Tax At Last?

Geek With A .45 has what could be some very good news. The gist is that Speaker of the House Hastert seems to be a proponent of scrapping the national income theft progressive income tax system. This would, for all...
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June 10, 2004

Divide & Conquer in Cali

The Bitch Girls (specifically Bitter) point to a story about a new strategy to get an ammo tax passed in California. Here's a post I did on the first ammo tax bill & its economic repercussions for shooters....
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May 07, 2004

Updated blogroll

I fixed a problem or two in the blogroll & made some new editions that you might want to know about....
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