May 31, 2013

Right To Carry

Words have meanings. Those meanings can change over time, and along with them the concepts they represent. This is a natural function of language and it can be good or bad or neutral. When it comes to the word "Right"...
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April 19, 2013

Patriots Day 2013

In the extended entry you'll find some links and embedded videos relating to events that occurred on Patriots' Day in years past....
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March 29, 2013

Layers Of Fact Checking

I was talking with a friend a few months ago. She's in her early 20's, very bright, but new to the whole gun thing (I've been meaning to do a write up as her introduction to shooting makes for a...
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March 25, 2013

Godwin Damn It

A newspaper article attempts to provide a bit of fact checking to claims made concerning Nazi gun owner control laws. "Objectively, it might have made things worse' if the Jews who fought the Nazis in the 1943 Warsaw ghetto uprising...
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February 09, 2013

He's A Glover Not A Fighter

Glover claims the 2nd amendment was instituted to protect slavery. Ben Swann disagrees. I think Swann gives a nice solid refutation of Glover's unfounded and unsupported take on history. For more on the subject of minorities and the Right to...
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May 14, 2007

Take Six

Damn. Just Damn. Take 6 doing the Star Spangled Banner. Now to be honest the Star Spangled Banner is not my favorite piece of music. Patriotism aside it's a dog. I can only think that the composers were really pissed...
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April 26, 2007

Deaths In Communism

I have been at a few funerals where "At last" was used to start the eulogy. But it was immediately followed by a picturesque image of the deceased kneeling at the foot of the Lord & receiving the comfort some...
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April 24, 2007

Book Me Brother Dave

Hugh Hewitt did an interview with Professor John Mark Reynolds of Biola University and Professor David Allen White of the United States Naval Academy where they discussed 30 books they think every freshman should read during the first year of...
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April 19, 2007

Patriot Day

Here's my post from last year marking the occasion. I'm rushed but for the helluvit here are a few clips from the Mel Gibson movie The Patriot: The Final Battle Strangely interesting - clips from the movie showing the avenging...
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April 06, 2007

Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word

Elton. I always had a soft spot for this tune for some reason. It's sad & a bit bitter but the melodies (& harmonies) flow so nicely over the chords that when orchestrated right it's really a thing of beauty....
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March 17, 2007

Fisking Erwin

(After I had finished the bulk of this post I took a break & noticed that The Smallest Minority had seen fit to fisk Mr. Chemerinsky's article as well. By all means go read his post.) A law professor of...
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March 16, 2007

Man For All Seasons

A Man for All Seasons is a movie about Sir Thomas More & his disagreement with Henry VIII. It presents More in a very flattering light & he is to be admired for the stand he made based upon...
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March 15, 2007


I was thinking about this the other day. I've bought about 5 books on pirates & about 6 movies where piracy was the central theme. What's odd is that I haven't read any of the pirate books I've bought...
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March 13, 2007

300 From 3

I thought I should do a quick follow up to my post on the movie 300. I still haven't seen it (not because it doesn't seem interesting; I'll most likely wait till it comes out on DVD though) but the...
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March 10, 2007

In The Arms Of The Angels

One of the Angels of Bataan has fallen. That leaves an estimated 3 known to be alive out of 77 freed in the raid at Cabanatuan (where many American POW's were held after the Bataan Death March). "Bataan 'Angel' nurse...
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March 08, 2007

That Old Time Religion

Speaking (er, typing) of movies I stumbled on something last week. I was in Best Buy rummaging around looking for a gift & happened to glance at this one section of shelf. What I saw was something I had searched...
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16 Into 300

Damn near everyone I know on the net is talking about it so I might as well make mention. 300 will be in theaters on Friday. It's probably the only movie in quite a while that I've wanted to go...
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December 30, 2006

Grim But Important

I can't imagine it's a particularly pleasant endeavor, but it's necessary. "Holocaust historians are only now piecing together the scattered research in many languages to understand the vast scope of the camps, prisons and punishment centers that scarred German-ruled Europe,...
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December 27, 2006

Well I'll Be...

Reader DM clued me in to this (I knew I should check my mail this week for some reason). NPR did a segment on the .30-06 on account of its centennial. It's actually not a half bad piece especially considering...
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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 19, 2006

No Such Thing

Another John Mayer tune. Here's the vid. From the chorus: "I wanna run through the halls of my high school I wanna scream at the top of my lungs I just found out there's no such thing as the real...
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December 14, 2006

Everything But Your Car, Your Wife And Your Gun

The title is a paraphrase of an alleged old Iraqi saying. The complete version is, "Give everything to your friend, except your car, your wife, and your gun." I found it at this piece called Second Amendment Lessons From Iraq...
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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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December 02, 2006

Who Wants To Live Forever

The second most perfect & complete sad song I've ever heard. It's by Queen & was part of the soundtrack to the movie Highlander (the soundtrack by Queen is called A Kind of Magic). It's interesting also because Brian May...
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November 29, 2006

The Morning Papers

Another Prince song (here's the vid). When I first heard it the lyrics kinda got me though it took years to figure out why. Ya see Prince is weird. He can be freaky as hell & - well I damn...
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November 01, 2006

Cult Of Personality

Living Colour. Here's the video. Not my favorite tune by them (for example Broken Hearts, Broken Hearts [acoustic], What's Your Favorite Color?, Open Letter To A Landlord, Funny Vibe & Love Rears Its Ugly Head get more play on my...
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October 29, 2006


Heartless Libertarian points to this link which claims they think they've located the spot where Sgt. York (then a corporal) did his thing back in WW1. & speaking of military matters a belated congrats to Heartless Libertarian who is now...
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September 12, 2006

Seeing Things

Yep; Black Crowes' tunes can & will be used as post titles. I was toying with calling it "Surrounded" or "Another Day" after two songs by Dream Theater, but figured they were too obscure a reference for most folks to...
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July 31, 2006

Violence Begets Violence Part Two: Ensurance

"One bleeding-heart type asked me in a recent interview if I did not agree that 'violence begets violence.' I told him that it is my earnest endeavor to see that it does. I would like very much to ensure —...
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April 19, 2006

A Patriot

Whose Paranoid has a link to the story of one Sam Whittemore. Read it. Read of him. Today is a day we should remember the patirots who fought for this country. Off the top of my head I can think...
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March 01, 2006

Well It Is About Barrels At Least

Again, not a directly gun related post but I couldn't pass this up. A maker of whisky on the island of Islay will make 12 barrels of 184 proof whisky this year. That's 92% alcohol. Now this is nothing new....
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December 15, 2005


Happy Bill of Rights Day. (Although I find it kind of ironic that the great socialist bastard of the 1930's & 1940's was the one to have signed the resolution acknowledging them, considering the blatent disregard he showed for them.)...
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December 10, 2005

Text Messages

I have some friends whose kids are in the public government schools around here. In a history class next week one of them will be watching Gladiator since they're studying ancient Rome. A history book was given to me by...
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August 26, 2005

...So Long As 100 Of Us Can Remain Alive...

On Tuesday, August the 23rd of 2005 Sir William Wallace was honored in a ceremony in the place where he was executed by the English in 1305. Sir William Wallace was further honored by a few polls over the years:...
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July 04, 2005

ID '05

Independence Day. The 229th anniversary of a statement of freedom from a government that impeded individual liberty. (Please note: the holiday is called Independence Day. It occurs on the 4th of July. Unless you typically wish people a happy 25th...
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June 30, 2005

A.R.T. Day

In this post I mentioned an idea. Here is the relevant excerpt: "...since prevention is one of the most important aspects of the 2nd amendment we should work with that. April 15th is Buy A Gun day. November 19th is...
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April 19, 2005

Two Pictures Are Worth How Many Words?

The War On Guns has a post up in honor of Patriot Day that you should see....
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Patriot Day 2005

In the extended entry I'll reprint my post from last year. A few thoughts though. We honor today the men who risked their lives (not just their ability to be alive but their way of living) in order to prevent...
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December 24, 2004

He's Been There And Done That Before Your Grandaddy Was Born

I often joke around about certain older gents still being grumpy cause they had to turn in their Krags for those new fangled Springfields. Well Homer Anderson is damn near old enough for that to be an accurate statement. He...
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December 17, 2004

"Live Free Or Die"? Doesn't Ring A Bell...

You'd think after all those years of running license plates that a New Hampshire cop would at least be familiar with the concept. "We don't want gun battles in the street over this,' Lt. Tim Brownell said. 'It's better if...
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August 25, 2004

The Stroop Report

JPFO has a translation of the Stroop Report. What is that you might ask? "SS Brigadefuhrer Jurgen Stroop was sent to Warsaw to remove the 56,000 surviving Jews from the ghetto. He recorded his deeds - daily killings with cold-blooded...
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August 14, 2004

Change Will Do You Good, Though I Prefer Folding Money

There's been some re-arranging as well as addition to this blog....
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July 27, 2004

Tell Me How Do I Get To My America?

Geek With A .45 has a post up y'all should read. I obviously differ with the latter part of the post, where he speaks of the importance of crushing the Dems this time around (which I'll try to expand on...
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July 06, 2004

July 6th, 1775

Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms In July of 1775 the Congress of the united Colonies of North America produced this document. Its purpose was to explain why taking up arms against Great Britain was necessary....
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July 04, 2004

Happy Independence Day

I hope you'll take the time to reflect on what the day means. It's not just about serving up barbeque before watching fireworks. Today is the day we celebrate the reading of the Declaration of Independence. (& if this sets...
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May 21, 2004

U.F.B. (Unidentified Flying Brass)

Last week end was the Rocky Mountain Fifty Caliber Shooters Association's 6th annual .50 BMG Rifle & Machine Gun shoot. Much to the disappointment of Sarah Brady & Michael Moore this did not mean machine guns & .50 caliber rifles...
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May 06, 2004

Interesting things in the blogosphere

First of all a very sincere welcome back to Ms. Rachel Lucas. She was missed. Clayton Cramer has a post up about a Chicago city official demanding & then defending preferential treatment for elected officials (namely herself). Clayton asks if...
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April 19, 2004

Patriot Day

No, this isn't a post about football. Today marks the 229th anniversary of an event that gets talked of a bit in primary school (the shot heard round the world) but seldom mentioned afterwards. Most people think of the bombing...
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