Sunday, July 30, 2017

Kung Fu Firebending




I am often amazed at what someone can construct with just a little bit of know how. Adding a little Kung Fu to it all jazzed it up some.


Directions on how to build them are at this link but please note: I am supplying the link only as an educational point of interest (as educational reading material) and am not advocating or even suggesting that you try to build one of these yourself (as they are probably inherently very dangerous) and as the guy in the video says - this is not something for a novice to attempt. In other words - I strongly suggest not trying to build one or more of them and must say - don't try this at home kids or adults. By going to the linked site you assume all responsibility for your own handling and or use of the information on that web page, anything you do with it and for any result:


https://www.hackster.io/Advanced/punch-activated-arm-flamethrowers-real-firebending-95bb80


Heck, you might even call them fire-arms!


All the best,
Glenn B

Hungarian Goulash and Fences...

...are two things that Hungarians seem to do better than most. The goulash thing is a given but who knew about their fence building capabilities until now, at least if what is reported on in this article is true. It is far past time for European governments to wake up to what is happening to their countries and their people and to do something about it to stop the invasion that has been taking place for way too long. It would be an excellent idea if our government did likewise and actually put up the damned wall already (although, a fence like Hungary's would be good enough).


All the best,
Glenn B

Be Careful of What You Ask For

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All the best,
GB


Saturday, July 29, 2017

I Took The Plunge...

...into the depths of my pockets and ordered the Marlin 1895 GBL that I wrote about in my post immediately prior to this one. I have to say that the gentleman, Shawn (or Sean), whom I dealt with at Tanner's Sports Center was quite helpful, courteous and professional. It is not all that often, in today's world, that I get to deal with someone like that and wanted to note my appreciation
here.


Now to start thinking of how to make several extra bucks to be able to afford some ammo for this beast. The ammo is pretty expensive at well over a buck a round. That may finally be the incentive I need to break out my reloading kit and actually get to reloading.


All the best,
GB

Friday, July 28, 2017

This One Caught My Eye And I Fell In Love...

...and I would have ordered one today, had the guy in charge of the gun dealer's online department gotten back to me. I called their main number and was given a number to call for online sales since they are offering this rifle at the offered price GunBroker.com. I then called their online department three times and left messages after the second and third calls but have received no return calls (I guess the guy had been busy.). So, I called the store number again. I was told that the online department is open again tomorrow and someone will contact me about this rifle and me buying one:



The gun is a Marlin 1895 GBL in 45-70 Government. I already have a bid on a Marlin 1895G Guide Gun in the online portion of the upcoming Hessney Rod & Gun Auction set to be held live on August 12th. They start the auctions online but it is ultimately a live auction on the auction date.  Now, I am pretty sure (but not certain) that my high bid amount online will not hold and someone else will outbid me either online or at the live portion of the auction. There always is the chance though that my bid on that one will stand, since it is not too far off from former selling bids for the same model). So, if I buy the 1895 GBL now, I could wind up with two similar guns when the other auction ends in mid August. 

You may be wondering then, why buy this one now while my bid may win on the 1895G at Hessney and thus I'd be stuck with two of almost the same rifles? Well - I just found out a couple of days ago that Marlin is offering a $100 rebate on them. That discovery was made right after I placed a bid with Hessney Auction Company on the 1895G. What crappy timing. The price on the 1895GBL (the one being offered via GunBroker) including the buy it now price, shipping and the FFL fee on my end, is the best price I have seen for this model and then there is a $100 to sweeten the deal. The one at Hessney is not eligible for the rebate because the auction will be held after the rebate period ends. There also is the fact I much prefer the 1895 GBL over 1895 G. The advantages of the 1895 GBL over the 1895 G are that magazine tube of the GBL holds 6 rounds as opposed to 4 of the G, it has a large lever and can be operated while wearing gloves, it has a pistol grip stock as opposed to straight stock, it has that really nice looking laminated stock. That makes it the gun for me.

Well, what really made it the gun for me is that I won a raffle back in June and instead of taking the prize (a Henry Big Boy rifle), I opted for cash. That money has just been waiting to be spent and I figured I would spend it at the Hessney auction in August. I had been viewing the Marlin page for the 1895G and consequently came across the 1895 GBL and was immediately bitten by the I gotta have it bug. So, I will put that money toward it. The only messed up thing about this all is if I wind up with the high bid on the 1895G at Hessney, I have no clue where I am going to get the money for that one. I kind of doubt I will have the high bid since I set my high bid at $350 but you never know. It could wind up that a bunch of other folks who had a similar interest in the 1895G at Hessney also heard about the Marlin rebate offer which is applicable to all Marlin 1895 rifles as well as some others. Maybe they will get theirs now and bidding interest for the one at Hessney will be nil beyond my bid. That is a chance I am willing to take though, in my experience the one at Hessney will go for at least $50 to $100 more than my current online high offer. Had I not seen the deal on the 1895 GBL, I had been planning to bid a bit more on the G at the live auction. Then again, if I buy the GBL tomorrow, I may not even attend the auction (whom am I kidding).

Of course, this all depends on whether or not the dealer for the GBL gets in touch with me tomorrow to answer a few questions for me. I'll only close the deal if they give me satisfactory answers to my questions. I need to find out if, I order it online tomorrow, the receipt will reflect tomorrow as either the order or purchase date. I need to assure that so that I will know if it will qualify for the rebate which requires the purchase be made by July 30. Sometimes, when you order online, they do not charge your credit card until they send the item and everything on the receipt reflects the sale and order date as the day it shipped. That would not work in this case. A rep at Marlin assured me that the receipt or invoice only need show either the billing or the order date as by the 30th, they do not care when I pay for it if the order is shown as made before the 30th. Maybe I am worried about nothing but I want to rest assured the purchase is eligible for the rebate so I am waiting to speak to the dealer's rep tomorrow about the date thing. Then, I can use that rebated c-note on a few boxes of ammo for the 1895GBL.

All the best,
Glenn B

Break On Through

...to the other side. Yeah those were some of the words from the tune Break on Through by The Doors but no this is not a post about that song or about The Doors. Still, there is a little to do with each of them in the accompanying video because not only are the subjects of it breaking on through to the other side, babies taking a  chance with us, but they are doing it through their own unique doorways.


Following the advice of Jim Morrison, the first of two  Hermann's Tortoises hatchlings is beginning to 'break on through to the other side' as it is making its way out of its egg on the night of July 27, 2017. My female laid four eggs back in very late may or very early June, only two were fertile. At five years old, this is only the second breeding in which the male fired live rounds - so to speak. They also produced a baby back in February, so he probably started live fire in the fall of last year.

If you were not bored to tears by this, you can also see Break On Through Part Two at this link: https://youtu.be/PkhWLDQ6SY8; it was made a short while after part one and shows both eggs hatching.

All the best,
Glenn B

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Simplicity

DNZ B Series Skinner: A deal at only $45.00 at the Hessney auction April 2017.
Essentially leather, 440C steel and walnut wood. Of course it took some good amount of craftsmanship thrown in there to get the end result. It's a DNZ Trading Company 8" Skinner by Kevin Johnson.

Not bad looking at all. I like the simplicity of its design. May have to wear it on my next hunting trip to see if it brings me luck and to see just how good it is as a skinner if indeed it does bring me luck.

All the best,
Glenn B

I'll Be Back

The Terminator was/is one of my favorite movies starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. While watching the movie, you virtually had to know that sooner or later wars would be fought by robots with artificial intelligence and then that sooner or later it would come back to bite mankind in the arse. Well, a lot of time has passed since the first airing of that movie. The time for sooner or later seemingly has come to pass relative to the robots and now maybe it is only a matter of time until they turn on us:

"Earlier this month, the Russian weapons manufacturer Kalashnikov Group made a low-key announcement with frightening implications. The company revealed it had developed a range of combat robots that are fully automated and used artificial intelligence to identify targets and make independent decisions." More at the source: http://newatlas.com/kalashnikov-ai-weapon-terminator-conundrum/50576/

The Terminator movie may have been more than a mere sci-fi thriller, it may have been a prophecy of mankind's doom and that may be coming sooner than we expect. I would hope otherwise, more along the lines of us still in charge and saying things like: Klaatu barada nikto to peacekeeping robots as opposed to giving free reign to warrior robots made of titanium alloys, electronic circuitry and computer chips. If it comes to it though, I tend to think that resistance will not be futile but may become our toughest challenge. Regardless, I'll be back. 

A hat tip to Mike G for the link to the article.

All the best,
Glenn B

Monday, July 24, 2017

Don't Drive Under The Influence

I have tried not to do so over many years now. I will admit, I have done it before but hypothetically speaking, if not for having done it once recently, then I would also say it has not been for many many years. In that recent hypothetical instance, I wound up going out and getting so drunk that I did not even do what I normally would have done if I got drunk and had my car. That would have been to sleep it off in the car. Hell, have not even done that in years because I usually get plastered at home or at a bar within walking distance. Otherwise there are taxis and public transport; heck when down in AR visiting my son we took cabs to bars. Anyway, I know, my hypothetical case has no excuse and it will not happen again hypothetically or otherwise especially after the hypothetical talking down I got from my wife. No harm done but that was hypothetical luck!

For a young lady in CA though, things were different. A report says she was driving under the influence while making a video of herself at the wheel. Watch the video and take a good look at her face when she says "Woooo...". She looked plastered to me, very much so. She loses control of the vehicle right then. The car rolled, winding up in a field. The report says her sister, who was in the back seat not wearing a seat belt was ejected from the car and died due to her injuries. The girl evidently continues to make the video and live stream it. More at the source including the video with audio. Had it imbedded here but removed it cause it came out very small and the audio just kept playing whenever I opened my blog, could not stop it without removing it.

Notice one thing in the video, the driver was seemingly so intoxicated as to the point she stood there watching her sister die, while recording herself talking about it, instead of dropping the camera and attempting to render first aid. At least the other woman/girl in the video seems to be attempting to flag down help by waving her arms in the air as the driver evidently continues making a video with narration. What the fuck is wrong with the youth of America today - no matter how drunk - why was making the video and talking about herself her apparent first priority throughout this tragic event in which her sister died! 

I never want to be that drunk and if this video is not enough to convince me, you or anyone not to get intoxicated and drive, then maybe nothing could do so.

Be careful out there.

All the best,
Glenn B

Sunday, July 23, 2017

I Could Live There


I mean screw the government - why let them get even one of my brain waves - right!

All the best,
GB

Good Sentiments All

 
All the best,
Glenn B
 
 

Good Moments From The Past Week

In an attempt to better my disposition, I think I am going to start a new weekly posting some good things that have happened in my life over the past week. Who knows, if I do it reliably, my disposition may become cheerful although that may take years.

So here goes, some good things that brought me at least a small measure of happiness during the last week were:

Attending a good friend's retirement party.

Getting my new Rock island Arms 1911 A1 Standard FS pistol from Armscor in exchange for the one I sent in for warranty repair.

Discovering that everything seems to be working okay on said pistol.

Going to the local county PD to have new pistol added to my license and the old one taken off and having it completed in about 10 minutes or less  (yes the concept sucks but the timing was excellent as was the courteous service I received from the officer at the desk).

Finding out from my son that he got his Concealed Handgun Carry License from Arkansas this past week and that he is now carrying.

My wife also passing the news on to me about the son's carry license.

Actually having my wife start a conversation with me at dinner last night.

Dinner last night of corned beef, cabbage, boiled potatoes, Irish soda bread all followed by a midnight snack of a corned beef sandwich! I(f that ain't happiness - what is???)

Finding several open purple blooms on a lily plant, at the side of my house, that has not bloomed in about 3 years. Also finding a stalk of closed ones yet to open (better check them today).

Seeing my grandson take many steps (not his first ones but just that he is increasing the number he can make before falling on his doopah) and realizing he is having a ball while doing it.

Seeing the joy in my daughter's eyes as she watches her rug rat having fun.

That is all for now, if I keep this going someone might mistakenly think I am a nice guy.

All the best,
Glenn B


 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

My Son The CHCL Holder


 
The most important thing, that happened this week, in my family, is that my son legally carried a concealed pistol for the first time today. That is because he received his Arkansas Concealed Handgun Carry License earlier this week. He never would have gotten one had he stayed in this God forsaken tyrannical socialist satellite of a Com-Bloc nation - New Yorkistan! I am proud of him for getting out to a freer state and for exercising his liberties with regard to the RKBA.

All the best,
Glenn B

Rock Island Armory 1911 A1 Standard Full Size - Range Report

I received an email a few days ago from my local gun store guy telling me that my Rock Island Armory 1911 AS Full Size Pistol had come back from the Armscor factory in Nevada. I had sent the pistol into them for some warranty work because the slide stop was not going back into place, when trying to assemble the pistol, with manually depressing the slide stop plunger. At first they said nothing was wrong with it but when I insisted there was a problem, and told them that the owner of my local guns store (LGS) checked it and agreed with my assessment,  their customer service rep had one of their gunsmiths look at it again. They found and acknowledged the problem and supposedly fixed it. When I made an inquiry as to when it might b sent back to me, I was told there had been a bit of a delay because of the July 4th weekend. I was also told that an additional problem had been found and that the pistol was not repairable, something about the interior of the frame having been milled incorrectly and thus too much metal had been removed during manufacture. So, they decided to replace the pistol with another of the same model. I went to my LGS to pick it up yesterday. Had to do a federal transaction form ($40.00 FFL fee) and have a NICS check run on me, then had to go to the local county gendarmes to have the old one removed from my pistol license ($10.00 amendment fee) and the new one added to my license (an additional $10.00 amendment fee). I had gotten this pistol at a great price that now seems to no longer have been such a great price. Anyway, once the paperwork was done at the county police, I went back to the LGS to actually pick up the gun.

I wasted no time with it and decided to take it apart today to clean it. It came apart easily enough and much to my satisfaction was just as easy to put back together with the slide stop going into place with basically a snap. Right after cleaning it, I called my local indoor county run range to check on their hours. it was getting late and I wanted to assure I'd have enough time to shoot it if I headed that way. That was around 630 this evening. I found out they were on summer hours, much shorter than those for the rest of the year but that I still had time since they would only lock the doors at 7PM and I'd then have until 8PM to shoot. I made in there in about 15 minutes.

Before leaving home, I grabbed 5 after market military surplus style mags. I say style because while they were sold as milsurp, I am none too sure that was correct. Whatever they are, they work okay for the most part. One has been a problem and I have to remember to mark it then trash it or just use it for the range. I also grabbed the 4 Remington 1911 mags I have. Along with the magazines, I scooped up four boxes of 45 ACP. Two boxes of Armscor 230 grain FMJ ammo, about 3/4 of a box of Blazer Brass ammo and a box of  Federal 230 grain Hydra-Shok JHP ammo. I should note that at least 4 mags were loaded, two with JHP ammo and the other two with FMJ ammo.

When I arrived at the range, there was no wait and I wasted no time. I got signed in, asked for a few targets, paid up and went to my point in the assigned bay. I set up my target at 7 yards and fired 35 rounds with only one hitch. One of the round, the last one in one of the mags, failed to feed. Not a big deal, either my fault or that of the gun being brand new and needing a break-in period of 500 rounds (as per the RIA manual). I shot about a fist sized group about 1.5 to 2" to the left of point of aim. I adjusted my trigger finger to leave less on the trigger and got the same result. Next, I shot up another target firing off a few mags worth of ammo rapid fire just to assure that the pistol would function like that. I also fired it single handed in both right and left hands. Then I set up the target at 25 yards and fired three different groups. First group was at correct height as to point of aim but off to the left by about 3-4 inches. I fired a second group a bit higher up, using less finger on the trigger and the group moved ever so slightly to the right. I then fired a third group while aiming about 4" to the right and put all of the rounds pretty much in the center of the target. I need to adjust the windage or my technique.

The only other problems I experienced all were probably magazine related or shooter error. Two times, the slide failed to lock open after the last round. That was probably do to a faulty mag and shame on me for not marking it the first time to see if it happened both times with the same magazine. There was also one failure to feed of the last round from one of the Remington mags. I have to mark that too next time it happens because that sometimes also happens when I shoot my Remington R1 1911. All in all, I only put about 150 -175 rounds through it tonight but that was enough for now - I'll shoo it more on my next range trip. As far as the overall function of the RIA 1911 A1 FS, I am happy with it so far except for where it is shooting as opposed to my point of aim. That though could be either the gun or me - time and shooting it more will tell. For now though, I would be okay with it as a defensive weapon in a pinch but doubt I will carry it as my every day carry because I carry a Glock 26 for that and if I switched to a 1911 - my Remington R1 would probably get the nod.

All he best,
Glenn B

quran Soaked In Pig's Lard Mailed To A Mosque...

...and the Sacramento, CA police initiated an investigation going so far as to determine it was a white female, in her 40s or50s, in Texas, who had mailed the package. That seems like an awful lot of wasted money and time to me especially in light of the fact that a police spokesperson said this:

"We are looking into it as hate-related activity. However, there was no actual crime committed."

Since there was no crime committed what the heck are they doing wasting tax payers' money by conducting an investigation - unless it is that they are attempting to appease what I think is a tyrannical statist organization trying to pass itself off as a religious group.

More at the source: https://uk.news.yahoo.com/quran-dripping-pork-lard-sent-112503075.html

All the best,
Glenn B

 

Comfort In The Man Cave


A hat tip to Mike Mc for that one.

All the best,
Glenn B

Friday, July 21, 2017

Trash Can Versus Machete???

The headline says: "Only in New York: Man with machete fights man carrying trash can" (source). They are pretty much right about that because anywhere else one of them would have shot the other. I do not know what sparked this confrontation but had either come after me, I legally would have acted in self-defense and shot the fucker. Had anyone opened the door to my vehicle like that, especially on the passenger side had one of my family members been in the car with me, and threatened any of the occupants, he quite possibly would have been ventilated (all legally done mind you).

One other  thing, the author of the article, in my estimation, needs to go back and retake basic report writing 101.

All the best,
Glenn B.

Chicago Sanitation Overtime Nigthmare

I am expecting that the overtime budget for the City of Chicago's Sanitation Department will overshoot its limit by noon today due to the massive cleanup required to remove spent shell casings from the city's streets. More here. Now I know where all the ammo went and why we had a shortage. Those gang bangers in Chi-town had bought it all.

All the best,
Glenn B

Thursday, July 20, 2017

It's Friggin Hot...

...seems to be the complaint of the day around here and up in the Bronx where I worked today. I had no clue what anyone was complaining about, because the AC was working at super chill in our office. Anyway, it was in fact obviously very hot outside as witnessed by one young lass who walked in with virtually 25% (or more) of her huge and very sweaty breasts exposed due to the low cut nature of her top- which I think was a bikini top covered by a light sort of a very open fronted blouse. She was complaining about it being so very hot and saying that the only way to walk around was wearing nothing! All the while the other guy with whom I was working was thinking (and later saying) she was hot. Me, I will keep what thoughts I had to myself. Well, I will keep all but this one to myself - I was thinking what in heck did people expect - it's late July - as in summertime - of course it's hot.

When I left the office at quitting time, the thermometer on my car's dashboard said it was 100 degrees. The car had been sitting in the sun. In reality, from what I could tell on a few weather stations, the temp was between 95 & 96 in that neck of the concrete jungle. That is pretty damned hot up this way and the humadidity was right up there too. I just opened the windows, vented as I drove for a few blocks, then cranked on the AC to max. I was chilling in almost no time and thinking " Summertime, and the living is easy..."!
 


Made me wish I was catfishing and sucking down some icy cold suds.

All the best,
Glenn B

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Never Again - Not Tonight Dear I Have A Headache

 
All the best,
Glenn B

Educating You On How To Fire Up A Libturd?

Then show them a picture like this one:



I must say though, you can show them one that will work a little better if your image shows someone with a cross (or other religion symbol) on a chain and includes a gun too. 

All the best,
Glenn B

Monday, July 17, 2017

Cars

Someone on a gun forum, of which I am a member, started a thread asking which cars you have owned. This was my reply:

The years for the first four are estimates:

1971 Plymouth Belvedere Wagon (Bought it used from guy in the Air Force in NV probably in 1977 - my first car. It was formerly an Air Force vehicle.  Had 3 on the column, a 318 engine and posi-traction rear. Excellent car except it had a problematic carburetor.  First car I drove cross country solo. Abandoned after my first accident. I should have gotten it fixed, probably would still be running today but alas no cash to fix the crash back then. I have a lot of good memories about a lot of good adventures in that one.)

1976 Plymouth Duster (Bought in 1980 in CA when I started my career in the Border Patrol. For the life of me I cannot recall what happened to it; must have sold it or totaled it. Fast car on the straightaway but almost worthless on curvy roads.)

1981 Mazda 323 (Bought new - wound up in Mexico ablaze after being stolen.)

1982 Toyota Corolla Wagon (Bought new in CA, drove it to NY when I relocated back to home. It was stolen in NYC, twice. The last time, a guy walking by it pulled an envelope with my name on it out of car then walked miles to my apartment to let me know where it was located. When me and a friend got there, it was being stripped, almost shot the guy as he came at us with lug wrench, but we took off and called police. By the time they got around to it, it had been stripped to the point of being totaled. Damned good car while it lasted.)

1986 Mazda 323 (Bought new. Damned good car, lasted many years. Donated it to charity, got a ticket after I took off registration sticker while in my driveway and waiting for tow truck to come and get it; ticketed by a fucking building inspector who was snooping on my property. Then got yet another ticket, from NYC Sanitation, after someone bought it a auction and then abandoned it on street. That happened even though by then it was off of my registration! Judge told me there was a very good chance, regardless of it no longer being my car, that I would have to pay the fine; then relented an dismissed. Guess I had been shown as last owner when it was ticketed. What a pain in the arse were those tickets.)

1998 Ford Taurus (Bought new. Great running car, too bad the door panels kept falling off and pulling electrical wires with them. Lots of other problems with fit and finish, piece of shit in that regard but listed several years and ran great. Then sold it to a guy buying it for his nephew. The guy said his nephew crashed his last few cars and needed another. I guess he meant needed another to crash because my son saw it a few weeks later, was pretty smashed up.)

2005 Toyota Corolla (Bought new. Ass ended last Labor Day weekend and totaled. Was a great car. About 30 seconds or so before guy plowed into it; I had been thinking that car would last another 5 to 10 years; guess I was wrong.)

2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring (Bought new. My son drove it for years, still does. When he relocated to AR, I transferred registration to him. Pretty excellent car.)

2012 Volvo (My wife owns it, some kind of a Volvo sports like car, I do not know model. She saved her pennies and bought it herself, I have never driven it and only been in it literally less than 10 times.)

2016 Toyota Corolla (Bought new. Since the other Corollas I had were excellent cars, I decided to get another. This one has had some problems with rear brakes and a couple of hopefully other minor glitches but runs like a charm. Been to upstate with it several times, also to FL and then to AR on a nice road trip to visit relatives.)


Nothing fancy, I am more into the utility of driving here to there and doing it reliably. Feel free to comment on ones you have owned.

All the best,
Glenn B

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Dallas Wants To Tear Down Police Wall of Honor

The city of Dallas, TX wants a wall, erected on private property but without a permit and then adorned with a scene to honor the five police officers shot dead at a Black Lives Matter rally last year, torn down. More here at the source.

You know, sometimes you have to say fuck the permit system and let things go but if you cannot do that then at least arrive at some sort of compromise that will allow this wall of honor to remain standing. Heck, put it in another location or keep where it is in modified form to suit the city. I mean, after all, we are talking about something that honors five police officers killed in the line of duty!

Something tells me though that in this Bizarro World in which we live, the leftist loon power mongers in charge probably would choose to honor the killer or BLM and then frame it as them being concerned that someone may find such a wall of honor offensive.

All the best,
Glenn B

The Mile High Solitaire Club

When I was younger, and the sexual revolution was ongoing, it became a badge of honor, so to speak, if you were lucky enough to join The Mile High Club. The Mile High club had a very limited membership but was, as far as I am aware, always entered into by couples. If you don't know what I am talking about, let's just call it sex on a plane (inflight).

Today though, I realized that maybe membership was not just saved for couples (or trios) but that someone could become a member through a solo effort. Such is the case of the American Airlines passenger accused of masturbating while in flight from New York to Paris. Sadly, for one of the women  seated next to him, the airline either refused or failed to change her seat to get her away from the slimeball ; although, they did move another woman who had also been seated next to him. More at the source.

Does that make the lone wanker yanker a member of The Mile High club? I can't say for sure and really do not care but I will say thank God I was not seated next to him because he would have eaten his own weenie for his in flight lunch.

All the best,
Glenn B

Friday, July 14, 2017

Kudos To PA Law Enforcement...

...because they certainly have worked at a good pace with their arrests of two suspects in the reported slayings of four teens in Bucks County, PA. Knowing that Cosmo DiNardo and a so far unnamed accomplice are behind bars relative to the slayings certainly must put many folks in that area somewhat at ease. I doubt there is much solace for the families of the deceased but in the long run, if the two are convicted and put away, DiNardo for the remainder of his life (at least DiNardo since I really cannot comment of the involvement of the other suspect since little has been reported about it) I imagine that will at least give the families something. The two were charged with homicide today. More at the source.

Hopefully the police and prosecutors have crossed all their T's and dotted all their I's and the case against these two is a strong one. I cannot imagine it is not since DiNardo's lawyer has reportedly stated that his client confessed to all four killings.

All the best,
Glenn B

On The Dole - Why Not Go To The Casino...

...and such seemed to be the case for a few high rollers who used their public assistance electronic benefits transfer (EBT) cards to make withdrawals from their welfare accounts while at a casino in NY State. More at the source.

It must be nice to use other people's money to gamble away. I wonder, should any of them have won, do you think they would have reimbursed the tax payers!

All the best,
GB

Cozy Nest Of A Home - Cable Ready

 
All the best,
GB

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Day of The Jackal & The Arch Duke Ferdinand

Both The Day Of The Jackal and the Archduke Ferdinand came to mind with a half a minute or so of each other when I read that President Trump will be viewing a parade to honor both Bastille Day and the 100th anniversary of the United States entering into World War I. More on his visit to France at the source.

I pray it is just a coincidental connection that those two things popped up in my mind and not some sort of prophecy, with me as the medium, of what will come of his attendance at the parade.

All the best,
Glenn B

Can They Get Any Dumber At CNN

"CNN anchor Poppy Harlow mistook the Star-Spangled Banner for the French national anthem, while covering President Trump's arrival in the country Thursday. " Read about it at the source.

Then ask yourself, could CNN hire leftists any more dunderheaded or disrespectful to the United States of America than she seems to have been when she did not realize it was our national anthem that was playing!

All the best,
GB

A Nice Setup But It Seems To Be Missing Something...

...like about 10 to 20 spare magazines for each of the rifle and the pistol. Boxes of ammo in there make no sense at all unless they are full of shotgun rounds. Still though, I am envious of such a setup. In NY though, at least in my county, I would lose my pistol license if it was discovered I ever left a pistol in my car.


Oh well, there is free America and occupied EmirRika and I sure ain't in free America.

All the best,
GB

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Summertime And The Living Is Easy

RJ having some Summertime fun. First time in our backyard, I had just used and laid down the hose. He crawls over to it, turns it over and thus pushed the lever and on it turned. Tried to get him to laugh, or at least smile,  a couple of times - that "oofah doopah" usually does it - but he was too into his sprinkler and I cannot blame him one bit, it is a hot one out there today and he was loving it. I think he liked it better than his brand new kiddie pool but tomorrow he may like the pool better.



All the best,
Glenn B

Can I Scream Dick Instead


All the best,
Glenn B

Rembering When


All the best,
GB

Southerners Prefer Pepsi

Isn't it obvious!


All the best,
GB

A Little Underground Reading



All the best,
GB

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Nice Deal on A Decent Knife

I have had a Buck 110 folding knife for quite the while now, about 5 1/2 years. I bought it with a gift card from my son at Dick's Sporting Goods back in 2012. It cost me $39.99 plus tax. Last year, I busted a small piece of the tip off of mine. My fault, I tried to use it for something I should not have attempted with it. I still have, carry and like mine but would rather have one with the proper tip. So, when Brendan gave me a $50 gift card for Fathers' Day (it came with a choice of about half a dozen stores to get it from) I chose to get it from Bass Pro Shops. When I went to their site last month I saw that the Buck 110 folder was on sale for $34.99. Not bad, thought I, but I hesitated and the sale disappeared.

I have kept looking since then and today I saw it was again on sale. This time though it was one sale for only $29.97! Heck, I ordered two of them and will probably give the second one to Brendan. With tax included, it came out to a total of $65.11 (shipping was free with an order over $50). So, after the gift card, the out of pocket expense came to only $15.11 from my pocket. Not a bad deal at all for me but what makes it even a bit sweeter for me is that the first time I got one, it came with a nylon sheath - these new ones are coming with black leather sheaths - much better in my opinion.

The deal is a "flash sale" so I am guessing it will not last long. It is available either as an online or in store purchase. All in all this is not a bad deal at all for anyone.

Thanks my boy! 😊

All the best,
Glenn B

Babies, Guns & Ammo

So, since September, I have been a grandpa, grand dad, grampus, grumpus and whatever else comes with having a grandson. Not all that long ago, the little rug-rat, known to me as RJ (and to everyone else as Ryan John) has started to pull himself up and walk around holding onto things as he did so. Then maybe a week or two ago at most he started taking his first unassisted steps. He only makes it a couple to a few steps and then it is down on his butt or his face he falls but he is usually right at it again a moment of so later as the mood strikes him. It is funny to watch but it has a serious side too.

Along with his crawling and now his first steps has come the desire and ability to explore. His hands are on everything and along those lines we need to secure the fort from enemies (so to speak) from within. No, I do not think of RJ as an enemy in any way, shape or form but I do think of his now incessant and mischievous explorations as the potential for disaster - just as should all parents and grandparents. These tiny tykes get into everything if you let them.

So, last week, upon my wife asking me to assure he would not be able to get at any of my guns - I decided to start Operation Out Of Reach (or at least Out Of Operation and even they are out of RJ's reach) - and you will soon see what that means) for all of my firearms. I also took it upon myself to add ammo and knives to that list. The I tacked on medication when my daughter mentioned meds too. What I did with my firearms was lock most of them away in secure storage. They all are not loaded. Many of them have all parts intact with the exception of their mags; the mags I keep separately if they are readily detachable. Others have mags intact but again are not loaded. Then there are the ones that did not fit. It happens, gun enthusiasts get a gun locker, cabinet or safe that is too small and as their collection grows the room runs out. Well, those are the guns that may still be within reach o to speak but even then they truly are not within his reach because of where they are located and the fact he has no access. regardless of them being where he cannot get to them, I took the extra step of putting them out of operation. In other words, when it came to any guns that I could not secure in storage, I removed the bolts from them and stored the bolts. If I could not remove the bolt or other part of the action, then I secured the firearm with some sort of locking device to render it inoperable.

As for storage, I think a new gun safe or at least a locking metal cabinet will be in order for my older clunker rifles. As for my carry pistol(s) - they are another story. I am looking into getting a biometric safe or three to secure around the homestead so that I can keep them securely in different areas of the house. Of course, I could always do what I did when my children were very young and unload them every day when I get home and place them where he cannot reach them but I think I may check into the pistol vaults anyway.

As for my ammo, and storage of it:  I recently bought some additional ammo cans - a dozen to be exact. It is not like I have enough loose ammo laying around to fill 12 cans but I had a decent amount of it stored on shelves and figured it would be more secure in the ammo cans and those cans placed into in a closet away from prying hands. Since the closet is nowhere to which RJ has access that should be good but I think I may also look into a locking door knob. Once I get whatever ammo is in boxes secured, I need to make a sweep looking for any possible loose rounds that could be here or there. There are certainly not many, if any, of them but why tempt fate. I figure with a kid in the house it is much better to be safe than sorry - especially since it is out grandson!

Al the best,
Glenn B

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Well, I Never Got The Chance Last Night...


...but I did tonight, to light a fire and imbibe some cheers in honor of Brendan. Man, I miss him and wish he was here but am more than happy for him that he is out on his own making it in the world. Like his sister Celina before him, I am very proud of him. My young ones have both turned out to be productive and great Americans.

All the best,
GB

Wow - Finally A Decent Deal From Verizon

I renewed a 2 year contract with Verizon for TV, Internet and landline phone. last year it was a royal pan in the arse as I dealt with a rep on the phone who fed me a line of BS saying I would pay so much and not lose any channels when I switched to their Extreme HD package. I had to phone and email a supervisor many-many times to get that straightened out without being charged a cancellation fee before they got it right. Anyway, today I renewed online. I discovered that to add only Cinemax to my channel lineup was an additional $10 (plus tax) - not bad. I almost went for it.

Then I checked out the Ultimate HD package. To add that was quite a bit more but when I added it, an item in my old contract, for which I had been paying extra, was removed because it was included under the new Ultimate HD package. With the Ultimate HD package, we will now be getting all of the same channels we had previously, plus we will get I think 14 Cinemax channels, plus several other channels we had not gotten before (a lot more sports channels of which one is about hunting and fishing and thus I will watch), and some new movie channels and others. Like my old plan, there is a $20 per month discount applied for the entire 24 months. All in all, the new plan with many more channels (including Cinemax) is going to run me a total of $10.29 additional to what I paid under the old contract - and that is not a bad deal at all.

All the best,
GB

I Think She's Done This Before

I just wonder if she knew that cellphone
or whatever it is was under the chair.
 
All the best,
GB

Friday, July 7, 2017

Fire In The Hole and Some Tequila Shots...

...sounds like a good way to spend at least part of my night tonight. Now don't take me wrong, my use of fire in the hole has nothing to do with arms and gunpowder, I was thinking more along the lines of fire in the pit - the fire pit. Once I get that blazing nicely, I am thinking of having a couple of few lemonades laced with vodka or better yet some tequila shots in the lemonade or on the side of straight up lemonade. I would invite someone to come over but am without anyone to invite.


I would bet that is the look he gets
on his face when he reads this post!
So, yes, I will be drinking alone - well, sort of, kind of, more or less. You see, I will not be alone, at least in spirit. I plan to dedicate my bit of debauchery tonight to the best drinking buddy I have ever had - my son Brendan. For that matter, I am going to imagine he is right there with me belting em down. Miss him too much now that he moved to AR.

All the best,
Glenn B



Dirty Minds

A recent NY Post headline asked: What was this man doing when Mount Vesuvius erupted?

The headline was accompanied by a brief article and the photo of a corpse that had been preserved after being covered by pyroclastic ash after the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, this photo:


Yes, way too many people believed he was masturbating at the time of his death. If so, at least he was having a good time but chances are that was not what he had been doing at all. Read the above linked article to see why not.

All the best,
Glenn B

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Bill Garza For Otero County, NM Sheriff

I do not live in Otero County, NM but if I did you could safely bet that I would vote for Bill Garza for county sheriff. I was in federal law enforcement for 32 years plus a little and I can definitely say, from what I know of serving the people, Bill is, in my opinion, the right man for the job. If you do live out that way, give Bill some serious consideration for your vote. Here is a link to his website:
https://www.votebillgarza.com/.

Wherever you live, you may want to consider dropping a buck his way in the form of a campaign contribution; I imagine any bit would help. I do not give endorsements lightly nor do I usually consider asking people to make political contributions to anyone in a local election let alone a man I have never met in person. Yet, I can do so with the faith that Bill can get the job done and do it right because of what I know of him, his wife Jen and the rest of their wonderful family.

While I know them only through contact via the Internet by way of my blog, Jen's blog, Facebook (as of late) and correspondence we have sent to one another via email, they have become dear friends of mine. That was possible in that manner because of the amazing way by which they stood with me and helped battle stage 4 throat cancer back in 2011. Their moral support and prayers for me, the support they garnered for me from folks like them around the world - it made me realize these were good patriotic Americans and simply very amazing and generous folks who were willing to help out a total stranger based on their own way of life. 

Then there were the stories of their family struggles: Bill is a retired but (I am pretty sure) pension-less law enforcement officer due to an on the job injury that did not allow him to continue working. The injury came before he was vested in any sort of pension, including disability (if any of this is wrong I will correct it as soon as Jen straightens me out and I am sure she will if I got any wrong). Thus they faced financial difficulties and other hardships 
in the state where Bill had been employed as a LEO. 

They overcame all that by way of their faith in God, their faith in and love for one another and by their determination to find a place to which they could relocate on a shoestring budget and start all over again. They found a home in New Mexico, built it up from what was not more than a good sized shack on an almost barren dirt patch to a wonderful home and farm/ranch and have succeeded in their dream of making it on their own. I really do mean essentially on their own too, it is amazing the things they accomplished with little or no help from anyone but themselves. All the while they raised 4 wonderful children who have all become patriotic and contributing adult members of society. Now Bill and Jen are grandparents too. They have shared many of their experiences and their accomplishments by way of Jen's defunct blog Pen of Jen and also by way of her current blog Double Nickel Farm.  

Everything I know of them leads me to believe that people like Bill  (and Jen too if she ever decides to run for office) are the ones we want in government service whether it be as sheriff, mayor, county executive, governor of a state or representative in Congress. I wish him all the luck in world in the election and offer my whole hearted endorsement to him.
 
VOTE BILL GARZA FOR OTERO COUNTY SHERIFF

All the best,
Glenn B

The Big Bad Man Was Not So Big Or Bad...

...once confronted by a shorter but nonetheless real man!



Videos like this, of ruthless punks getting their comeuppance, are heartwarming.

All the best,
Glenn B

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Isn't It About Time That All 50 States...

...require food stamp and welfare recipients to find legitimate private sector employment, otherwise work for the state on public works projects, or do some sort of valid and verifiable community service. After reading this article, that claims food stamp rolls have declined drastically in states that have required such, I am convinced it would work everywhere. Of course, librturds and other leftists will oppose such and I am certain that politicians of the Democrat ilk will oppose it too if only because  at least some of their once worthless constituents will possibly realize working is better for a living that gouging the system and that the right had it right all along.

All the best,
GB

It Galls Me To The Point Of Wanting To Go Out And...

...become an avenger of sorts. No I am not about to do it. You nor anyone else will not find me stealthily prowling the streets of NYC looking for a thug to blow away but I have to say that the assassination of NYPD Police Officer Miosotis Familia (more here) has given me more pause to think about doing some Paul Kersey kind of things. I am not saying that lightly either, it is no joke, there is an urge within me to go out and hunt down dirtbag criminals and just pull out a piece and start shooting because it has become way, way, way too much. The killing innocent citizens, including the targeting of police officers, has just gotten that rampant in our society that something urgent and extreme must be done to combat it. Again though, I must say, it is only an urge and not one to which I will succumb since am in essence a law abiding citizen but man oh man do I feel it in my gut.

So, to say that I am happy that the gunman was shot down and killed like a rabid dog would be a gross understatement. The way it turned out, there is no need for incarceration while awaiting trial at taxpayer expense, no need for a defense attorney at taxpayer expense, no need to go through all the criminal court proceedings at taxpayer expense, no need for appeals lasting years all at taxpayer expense,  no need for long term incarceration and all that comes with it like three square meals a day and maybe also a sex change operation should he decide to change his gender at tax payer expense. No need for the taxpayer to pay a penny for that piece of shit criminal.

Of course, along those same lines, I am quite dismayed that a passerby, apparently an innocent bystander, was wounded in the shootout between NYPD officers and the assassin of PO Familia. I am hopeful it was not due to a bullet fired by an officer but the odds are probably pointing at making the case simply because so many more of them were firing.

My heartfelt condolences to the family of Officer Familia including the three children she left behind. She and they are in my thoughts and prayers. As you pray for the family of PO Familia, do not forget to pray for the bystander who was also wounded.

All the best,
Glenn B

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Independence Day

We are what we are today because of they who dreamed of and fought for Independence and of course all those who fought for and protected our nation since then. Salute them tkday a d salute our great nation, the most excellent country on the planet.

Have a happy, fun and safe Independence Day.

All the best,
Glenn B

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Man Shoots Daughter While Teaching Gun Safety

A man who was supposedly teaching his two sons about firearms safety allegedly pulled the trigger of his pistol and fired a shot that killed his young daughter. (Source.)

What a shame. I have to wonder if drugs were involved because I find it difficult to believe anyone could be that stupid unless under the influence. I mean that not so much that he may have accidentally and negligently fired the shot but that he allegedly repeatedly exercised extremely poor judgment in handling the pistol leading up to the fatal shot. His actions seemingly paved the way to her death. The nine year old son reportedly said the father had pointed the gun at him and at his brother repeatedly, this allegedly during a lesson about firearms safety. Then he reportedly shot his daughter and claimed he did not know the gun was loaded! It is mind boggling to think someone not under the influence of mind altering drugs was as brainless as to do all that.


My condolences go out to the rest of the family.


Be careful out there,
Glenn B