Saturday, January 13, 2007

Ballseye's Boomers - The M1 Carbine...

...is a shooter that I have always sort of wanted, but I never found one at my price level that was in decent condition. I would even have gone for a newly made copycat edition, but most of them were junk, and when good ones were made I was broke.

I am still rather hopeful that I may be able to get one, and maybe in the not too distant future. You see the CMP says they are about to place M1 carbines up for sale, possibly in March 2007. I almost cannot contain my excitement over this one, they usually have extremely competive prices on real military firearms. Hopefully they will have some decent ones up for sale, nothing fancy, I don't need an M1 made by Singer or anything like that. Just a run of the mill good shooter in nice condition, at a decent price, is all I ask.

Go here for the info straight from the source: http://www.odcmp.com/rifles/carbine.htm

All the best,
Glenn B

A Good man I once Knew...

...was very fond of saying:


The earth has no gravity, it just sucks!

Think about it. Is the saying funny, serious, deep, witty, irreverant, just plain out rambunctious, or all of the above? As for me, I think they were words of a certain sort of witty wisdom from a fun loving guy who had a great outlook on life.

In loving memory of Leo Ladney (aka: Leo The Lad), he has been too long a time gone, and missed much all those years.

All the best,
Glenn B

Does Nifong Think This Will get Him Off The Hook...

...because that is all I can think of as the reason he has finally recused himself from this case by requesting he be taken off of it, and a special prosecutor assigned to it. See North Carolina Attorney General Agrees to Mike Nifong's Request to Be Removed From Duke Lacrosse Case @ http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,243602,00.html. It is absolutely amazing, to me, that the courts did not already remove him from the case prior to his request. I find it hard to believe that he was not been suspended from his official duties by his department. That the physical evidence indicates she had sex with others than the accused and showed no DNA of the accused, that she then reportedly changed her story to say she was unsure if they had actual penetrating sex with her, that she reportedly (as per a Fox News Channel story this morning) now says she is unsure if it was 3 or 2 who attacked her as opposed to the story all along until now that it had been 3, and that the physical evidence and reports were allegedly covered up by Nifong all seem to me to indicate that Nifong should go, be charged adminsitratively, and maybe even be charged criminally. He has apparently, as I see it, just screwed this case up royally, quite possibly for political gain.

All the best,
Glenn B

Sometimes Miracles Happen...

...and in the case of the arrest of Michael Devlin, the miracle was a double one beyond almost all hope.

See Missing Boys William 'Ben' Ownby, Shawn Hornbeck Found Alive in Missouri @ http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,243479,00.html. The double miracle is of course that both of these boys were found alive, the beyond almost all hope part of it was that Shawn Hornbeck was missing since 2002.

According to this article, police serving a warrant on someone else noticed a truck matching the description of one seen in the area where William 'Ben' Ownby disappeared about 5 days ago. According to a report I saw of Fox News (on television) a neighbor of Devlin, living in the same apartment complex, notified the warrant serving police of the vehicle - great observation and great watching out for others by whoever it was). However that vehicle was discovered, the cops then got things in motion, resulting in a search warrant being executed on Devlin's apartment. The result was the discovery of the two boys, a joyous discovery for their families I am sure, and a miraculous discovery at that considering that one of the boys had been missing for over 4 years.

There is another miracle to all of this, and without that little miracle having taken place, these boys would probably not have been found, certainly not when they were found anyhow. That other miracle was that a school mate, and friend, of Ben Ownby told the police that he/she had seen a pick up truck with a camper shell in the area when Ben disappeared. The friend gave police, from what I understand, a good description of the truck. Without the alertness, without the good observation, of that other youngster - these two children may still have been missing for years.

There is a lot more in the article, not just about how the children were found, but on such things as the strain this puts the families of the missing children through. The parents of Ben were obviously still searching for him throughout 5 days of hoping that he would be found alive; the parents of Shawn had gone through 4 years of absolute hell, a hell I am sure would have engulfed the lives of the Owbys too.

As for Michael Devlin, well in my opinion, it is now time to put him on trial and to do so swiftly. If he is found guilty of these abductions, if he is found guilty of sexually molesting these childen, then I believe he should be sent to hell. The only way I know of getting there is through death, and if he is guilty of such crimes I believe the death penalty is what he should receive. If nothing else good comes of his death, we would all be assured he would never commit such crimes again, that is of course, dependent upon his being found guilty.

All the best,
Glenn B
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