Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Today Is That Day...

...and I almost missed it except for Fred M having posted the video on his Facebook page. A hat tip to him for reminding me it's Felix Unger Day!

One of the best classic television series of all time to date!

All the best,
Glenn B

A Blog-List Update

Long overdue has been an update to my blog-list and I suppose that even though I added one new blog to it today - a general overhaul remains long overdue. Eh, later for that. For now let me present you with te latest addition to the blog-roll:

Filthie's Thunderbox

An interesting and commiserating view from north of our borders and to be more specific from the western side of our northern border. Yes, humanity in Canada is under attack by the libturd left just as here in the US of A.

By the way, I listed the blog under the header:  Take A Shot With These Shootist Bloggers, Not At Them

All the best,
Glenn B

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

I Found An Intruder In My Apartment...

...two days ago. Actually Skye, my mongrel, found him and she was trying to catch it when I noticed it. After a bit of a chase by both of us, I was able to grab hold of it and prevent Skye from catching and gobbling it down. Then the ungrateful bastard turned around and chomped down on my finger. As you can see, it refused to let go.

 Hell, it even held on when I opened the patio door and placed my afflicted finger next to a bush. After maybe 30 seconds outside though, it got the idea, released its grip and scampered off.

Cold enough to freeze the morning dew, what a temperature drop.
The funny thing is, last night, I found him again (and yes this time I saw him first) as he scampered into my living room from the kitchen. At first, I tried to catch it again but after almost knocking a bunch of stuff off of my work table, I figured what the heck, I'd let it stay. Hopefully Skye won't spot it, chase it, grab it and devour it. If that does not happen, the eating of the anole that is, then I will have done the little bugger a big favor because while it was in the low to mid sixties here yesterday morning, it was 24 degrees Fahrenheit when Skye and I went for our morning walk today at about 0730. (How I wish that was our regular walk time, she usually has me up at o600 give or take 15 minutes or so and this morning she got me up at 4 so she could go out to pee. but at least she wakes me instead of dousing the carpet.)

Anyway, the anole stands a decent chance at surviving now that it is inside - that is if Skye does not catch it. I have to wonder how it got inside in the first place. It is the fifth time I've found a lizard in the apartment; the first three times they were small geckos and the last two they were anoles. Add to that the five or six wasps I have found in here and the conclusion is there is an easy way in for them somewhere. I figure under my front door that is somewhat rotted at the bottom, in through the a/c vent or in through the dryer vent. of course, they could come in when I sometimes leave my back door open for fresh air or maybe even just when I open and close either the front or back doors when coming and going. At least I will not have to worry about bugs for now; anyway, it's more than  likely the anole will starve as I have not seen any bugs except those wasps, a few ants now and then and two roaches (big ones) when I first moved in. That is, it may starve unless I can catch the little booger. if I catch it, I will set up a temporary terrarium for it and take care of it over the winter. Some crickets and wax worms now and then from a local pet shop will do it just fine.

All the best,
Glenn B

Monday, November 11, 2019

Happy Veterans' Day

My thanks to all of you who have served in our military, especially to those of you who are veterans of foreign wars. I hope your day today is an especially nice one.

All the best,
Glenn B

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Real Man Versus Wussy

I don't know that President Trump actually used the word bitch but the implication was certainly there. Undoubtedly, the way he approached and handled it was much better than the way Obummer President Obama did it with bin laden. Obummer President Obama gave bin laden a burial at sea to not piss of the Islamists! Amazing how Obummer President Obama bowed to just about anyone in the world except to the citizenry of the US of A. On the other hand, President Trump has made it clear - he is out to get not just this leader but to destroy ISIS.

Then there is this difference between Obama and Trump - the "I" factor - just listen to how many times in this speech, about killing bin laden, Obama takes credit by sayin 'I did this' or 'I did that':

Obummer President Obama essentially said "I" got bin laden and said it that way more than once. That 'I did it thing' was his way of claiming credit for almost everything that just about anyone else in his administration did that he thought deserved credit. Of course, he gave that credit only, or the great majority of times, to himself. 

Now listen to the difference when a real man gives credit:


While President Trump takes credit for the economy (and so he should) I do not think I have heard President Trump ever repeatedly touting 'I' (as in how he) got this bum but rather has been giving credit to our military as he well should do. yes, he did repeatedly say this demon was one of his priorities but the credit he gave was to us, we, the USA our military and so on.

All the best,
Glenn B

Looks Almost Real Enough To Me - Man Are They Idiots

Watch the video at the link below. Then either laugh your arse off or barf if you are squeamish at the sight of blood while watching two idiots playing a new form of Russian roulette! Mind you, it apparently is a video of someone shooting someone else so it may not be for everyone to watch (then again it may well be faked). 

Listen to me folks, just because I posted the video here does not mean I advocate this type of sick behavior - if real or faked. I posted it here to give an example of how sick the scum out there can be (please don't tell me you think them to be fine upstanding citizens). Let's face it - if real it is obvious why they are sick arsehats. However, if faked, they are sick scum for posting it where kids may view it then try to copy it in real life thinking somehow it was cool. 

I strongly suggest that if you ever feel like you want to do this or something similar - you should seek mental health help immediately. This is not a good thing, not a fun thing, and certainly is only something a mentally ill person, or someone whacked out on drugs, would do.

All the best,
Glenn B

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

I Voted... Texas today - first time vote after moving here. Almost missed my chance but realized in the nick of time that the polls were about to close. Got to my polling place with about 3 minutes to spare and got my ballot in the box.

So, I have cast my first ballot here in Texas and am quite happy about that. I wold have been kicking myself in mine arse had I missed the opportunity only to wait until next year. I feel that voting is one of our most important responsibilities as citizens. I believe our other great responsibility is taking the liberty to exercise what I find is our most important right - keeping and bearing arms. Both go a long way to keep down the tyrant but ultimately only one will put him down when he raises his ugly head and tyranny reigns.  

All the best,
Glenn B

Great Galloping Gobs of Gasoline

I don't know what triggered it but the gas station right across the street from my apartment complex raised the price of a gallon of gas by 0.13 cents per gallon today. Yesterday it was $2.179 (effectively $2,.18) per gallon - today the price is 2.309 (effectively $2.31) per gallon. Now, for my Toyota Corolla that means about $135.oo more per year if it stays there and if I by jst about two full tanks per week. I can't imagine what that means for a large SUV or pick-up truck.

What is Hades made the price jump that much overnight is beyond me; suppose I should check the news and see if Saudi Arabia had some wells bombed again. Then again, I just saw gas for $2.099 at Murphy's and I topped off my tank just in case theirs goes up as well.

All the best,
Glenn B

Even Better Than The Great Oz - And He's No Fake

Trump Thunderstruck from Mr Smith on Vimeo.

All the best,
Glenn B

Sunday, November 3, 2019

The Not So Great White Hunter...

...looked far:

...then looked wide:

...but all he saw amounted to the byproduct of a lump on a log and...

...a warning of what would happen should he devour them.

 Man, was it hot as hell for deer hunting considering he was dressed for colder weather. As for that deer, for all the hunter knew, the deer died of heatstroke and this was all that remained after just a few hours in the sun. The hunt started off at about 34 degrees F on Saturday morning, the first day of the regular deer season in Texas. Then the temp went up almost 30 degrees to 63 (in the shade) and probably several degrees warmer in the sun. The hunter hunted a few hours in the morning, saw  total of a single deer hoof print. He had to find a place with more sign at least; so, he moved to another place in the same WMA - one he had scouted last week. At the second place, he saw a lot of deer tracks, a couple of scrapes and some Raisinets deer droppings but that was it. The only wildlife the hunter saw were crows - a lot of them, and some sort of weird looking frog. It seemed the crows were following him as he walked through the woods; he got to thin king maybe they weren't crows, maybe they were vultures seeing a potential opportunity.

The hunter sat down and rested his aching back (great time for the back to act up) and passed out in the mid afternoon sun. He awoke maybe an our at most later and was hot as hell and sweaty. He decided to call it quits. He'll be back at it in December when it should be somewhat cooler. Being dressed for 34 degrees, then winding up in the sixties was too much for him even though he took off almost everything he had been wearing to stay warm earlier. He's going to have to get used to it if he stays in TX.

All the best,
Glenn B

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Silence Is Not Only Deafening - It Makes You Ignorant

I was just watching the morning news. There is truly great news, absolutely excellent news, relative to the world of terrorism. I think we should all be aware of it if we have watched the news today but then again after watching a few different news shows this morning I have changed that thought to maybe we are not all aware. 
I heard the news while watching the Fox News channel. Then, I decided to take a look to see what they were saying on other channels about this truly historic and excellent news. There was nothing, nada, zero, nil, zip on: CNN, CNN HLN, and MSNBC as I went back and forth through the channels over the course of 15 to 20 minutes to see if they would mention it on any of these ultra-leftist news stations. 
I was kind of amazed because it really is big news; so, what were these other news stations talking about: the impeachment of President Trump, the impeachment of President Trump, and (you got it) the impeachment of President Trump. After a half hour, on the half hour (or close to it) MSNBC mentioned it right before a commercial break, then mentioned more about the impeachment of President Trump (as if that as the really big news of the day) and then went to commerical. CNN just kept talking about anything but the news to which I refer. CNN HLN wound up dedicating a brief mention of it by a newscaster who had a face on looking to me as if she was suffering from constipation then went to a news of a shooting in Dallas, TX at what I think was some gangsta type event and then onto news about a carjacking. Really - a carjacking took precedence over them dedicating more time to this truly special news of an event that will affect the world. Why are they not headlining the truly big and excellent news?

Now, I will give it to CNN online, they mentioned it prominently on their website; however, the article they present us with starts off by saying that the Russians do not have evidence of it happening and try to make it seem doubtful that it did happen. Imagine that, CNN depending on the word of the Russians - are they not the same enemy with whom CNN believed President Trump colluded - how ironic and almost unbelievable but but then they are ulra-liberals with what I believe is a commie slant.

MSNBC also has it on their front web page. They present a much less skewed article than did CNN (which amazes me). In fact, much of what they presented was the same as news I got at Fox News. They also had an article describing how President Trump thanked our allies for their assistance with this momentous event. This article also included one of our allies (that some - including myself - thought President Trump had abandoned) saying what a great amount of cooperation went into this operation. Nice to read on MSNBC, who would have thunk they'd report like that.

Have I given you enough clues, if not as to what happened then as to where it happened? So tell me, if you are a hard line lib, and abhor Fox News, and only watched television news today - do you even know what news I am talking about? Of course, maybe you do know, maybe I just missed the reporting on those stations I mentioned other than the tidbits I saw them give, I was going back and forth. Let me just say, it most certainly is not the impeachment of President Trump that is on my mind. Really - if you are an ultra-lib, who as I said if you only watched TV news today, do you know? Or is it that you are you blissfully ignorant to the fact that President Trump arranged for and had our troops carry out a strategically important military operation yesterday? Seriously, on the honor system, answer that without checking the news to see what I mean.
If you do not know, go here to Fox News or if you prefer here to MSNBC.
All the best,
Glenn B

I See Them One Way - My Dog Sees Them Another Way

I'm maybe going to have to lodge a complaint with the companies that make my eyeglasses. They are not very sturdy as they do not last very long when subjected to harsh conditions. I mean, how is it they think it acceptable that after only a minute or two of rough use, they have literally been torn to pieces! I think they owe me for every pair that has been chewed to pieces by my dog in less than a minute or two at most. She almost totally destroyed the last pair she got and that was just this morning.

My pooch has been pretty much conditioned not to chew things in my house that I do not want her chewing. In addition to that, I try to keep things out of my mongrel's reach but the truth is she sometimes surprises me at how far back on a table or kitchen counter she can reach when up on only her hind paws. Most times now, when I've been at home, I've caught her at whatever and I've told her a growling "NO" and said bad girl in a growl as well. For the most part, that's worked. She no longer chews on books (you should see my poor checkbook) and magazines, no longer goes for the toilet paper rolls if the bathroom doors are left open, does not chew on her leash or harness, does not even think of chewing my shoes, does not chew on her beds (yes she did a couple of few times but now she just rests or sleeps on them) and has never once tried chewing on my tortoises (as did another dog of mine and my female Hermann's Tortoise's shell has the scars to prove it many years later). When it came to her first meeting the tortoises, I think I let her know they are a no go as far as playthings go. She was and remains curious about them but has never once tried to pick them up and carry them away for a good chaw.

My eyeglasses are another story. If I leave them where she can reach them, she chews up the plastic ear pieces with avid delight. She has destroyed about 7 - 8 pairs of them. I see them as a necessity to see clearly - she sees them (or smells them) as an irresistible and delectable morsel. Luckily for me, they are all over the counter readers and are not expensive; I wear +2 for distance vision (my eye doc said to go with them or a prescription which is essentially the same strength) and +3.25 for reading. It's curious that she usually only likes to chew the plastic part of the ear pieces, I guess maybe because they have some scent from behind my ears (yes I shower regularly and keep my ears clean) or because they are just the right consistency for a good jaw boning - whatever it is she loves to chew that part.

So, why has she not stopped going after them like the other things she has been cured of chewing? I am guessing because I rarely catch her in the act with the glasses. I may leave a pair on the living room table and hit the hay forgetting them there. Or I may leave a pair next to my bed when I get up to answer nature's call and she scoops them up in her maw and sneaks away with her tasty delight. sometimes when at my laptop, I take off the ones I use for reading and put on the ones I use for distance when I get up to do something else and leave the glasses on the table on which the laptop sits. Wherever they are that she can reach, she gets them and chews them to pieces. Her habit has me wondering if I should start leaving partially chewed on ones around, purposely easy for her to get them, with me watching so that I can reprimand her in the act. It's either that, or that bitter spray liquid they sell to avoid such problems (and I have found it did not work all that well with other dogs), or me contacting the eyeglass manufacturer's like a wussy millennial cry baby and demanding they stick a tit in my mouth give me reparations to shut me up over them not making their eyeglasses dog proof. 
I think I'll try it the way I see fit as a responsible dog owner and eyeglass wearer. I will figure out some way to train her to see it my way, in other words, off of her seeing fit to steal and chew my eyeglasses! 

All the best,
Glenn B

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Words Of Wisdom - Hitler Talked Like An American Politician

Extremists on the left are so far beyond the first steps, that evil bastard took, that we should be very afraid it may hapen here.

All the best,
Glenn B

Decent Local Range - Not So Decent Shooters

There's a decent range, the Smith Park Gun Range, in Arkansas about 20 miles away from my apartment. It has a $10 registration fee annually for AR residents and a $20 fee for nonresidents like me. I have been there four times now and each time I have been there, only one or two other shooters using the range except for the last time I went when every bench was occupied. I am not sure how many benches there are, I think it's 5, but it is not more than 7 if that many. It is in pretty good shape, the benches and area behind the line are covered and there are picnic tables behind the line that the shooters use to sort their gear and such. The range is 100 yards at most by my estimation. I'd prefer it to be a further distance but it is still more than good enough for most of my shooting.

The last time I went, I was there to test fire an Argentine Sistema Colt 1927 pistol. In essence it is a Colt 1911 for which Argentina paid Colt for the rights to make them down there. Initially Colt made something like 10,000 of them for Argentina but some years later, the country started producing them in their own factory under license from Colt. Nice gun, fired well, my only bone of contention with it is that you have to use a good amount of force to remove the barrel from the slide; no clue why but my guess is it was manufacturing tolerance glitch.

Anyway, while I sat at one of the picnic tables set up right behind the firing line, waiting for a bench to open, I watched the other shooters with some amusement and with even more grave concern. I got there just as a cease fire of sorts was going on for the shooters to check and refresh their targets. One of the first things that struck me was an old geezer standing bent over his bench fiddling with his AR and the optics on it while announcing to anyone who cared to listen jsut what he was doing. What he said he was going to do was oil the optics to make them work to his liking. Never heard of anyone oiling a scope but what do I know, maybe it works (but not in his case because later he said he was going to throw out the scope).

As for him handling his AR - yes, that was while other folks were down range. Then as I scanned the other shooters who were still at their benches, I saw one guy just closing up the cylinder on a revolver he had just loaded and yes - other folks were still downrange! There was one guy with a young boy of maybe 9 or 10 years of age and that guy sat there loading a muzzle-loader while, you guessed it, other folks were still downrange! The only thing he had going for himself was that he did not put a cap on the nipple until everyone got back to the line and seemingly were ready to shoot. I was literally aghast at what I was seeing and hearing or should I say not hearing. Not one person on the line said anything to anyone - they just started shooting when the folks came back from downrange. No one asked if the line was ready, if everyone had their ears on or whatever.

Once the shooting commenced, I noticed the guy all the way on the left side of the line was stepping forward of what should have been the firing line by at least a couple of feet to shoot. He was shooting pistol and the guy immediately to his right (the guy who had been tinkering with his AR while others were downrange earlier) was shooting the AR. I don't know about him but I would have been very uncomfortable to be forward of the firing line with that guy next to me - very uncomfortable; heck I would have been uncomfortable being that much out forward of anyone. The guy to the left shot for maybe five minutes and holstered his pistol and walked behind the line. As he did so, another old geezer who was evidently with him, grabbed a pistol from the picnic table behind that point and loaded it as he walked to the firing line, a distance of several feet. He did that twice with different pistols. 

Then, the guy who had loaded his revolver when folks were down range, and who was apparently teaching another guy to shoot, caught his pal pointing a Ruger Mark II he was trying to clear a jam from, at the shooter directly to his left - the AR tinkerer. I had a hard time believing what I was seeing but it was happening right there in front of me. A while later, maybe 10 minutes or so, there was a lull in the firing and the woman at the far right end of the line said in a very low voice, 'I'm going down to my target' or something to that effect and she immediately strolled down to it without getting a reply or any indication from anyone that the line was safe.

I probably should have left then but when the lady and her husband (?) came back to their point she told me they were leaving to let me know I could use that bench. I stayed. As I set my stuff up on the bench, the guy next to me, the one with the muzzleloader asked me if I wanted to go down to set up a target. Even if I had wanted to set up a target, I do not think I would have walked forward of the firing line with that group of bozos there (my apologies to fans of Bozo The Clown). Anyway, I was there to test fire that Argentine Sistema Colt 1927 and only wanted to assure it worked properly - so no target needed for me. I fired a box of ammo out of it, was quite happy with the result. Then I got mine arse out of Dodge not wanting to tempt fate more than I ahd already done.

Before leaving though, I took a look at the range rules. I had seen them before but I wanted to check to see what they said about handling guns behind the line and about handling guns when people were downrange. What the rules said about those two things was not a single thing! The range is run by the local Sheriff's Office and you can bet I am going to give them a call, or better yet write them a letter, maybe an anonymous letter, suggesting they add a couple or few rules about those things I just mentioned. I'd kind of like to keep shooting there but also want to assure I live long enough to do it more than one or even a mere few more times.

All the best,
Glenn B

Friday, October 25, 2019

A Horse - A Horse - My Kingdom For A...

...Chunky Bar. I am in Texas and have a car, I don't need no stinkun' horses. What I needed this evening, what I craved this evening, what I wanted more than anything was a Chunky Bar. They seem none to popular here in Texas and all I can say is these Texans have no clue as to what they are missing. Even in NY - where they were created in the 1930s - by a NY Jew name of Silverstein - who named them after his chunky (as in flabby) granddaughter - they seemed scarce for the last couple or few years. Damn, if there ever is a Zombie Apocalypse they may become akin to Twinkies in the movie Zmbieland - they seem that ahrd to find.

While not the original recipe, they are delicious nonetheless being made of milk chocolate, peanuts and rasins. I am no big fan of milk chocolate either - the darker and stronger the chocolate, the better for me. Yet, when it comes to my favorites made of milk chocolate, Chunkies rate right up there with Mallow Cups. Mallow Cups are my favorite by far unless I am craving a Chunky Bar - then they equal one another.

No real dark chocolate to be found near my apartment even if I had craved it this evening, but as I said - tonight I craved a Chunky Bar. Well, I had to settle for a Milky Way bar. Not bad but no comparison to the other two.  Funny I should be suffering from such urges considering that this morning my doctor told me I lost 8 pounds since my last visit a couple or few weeks ago (due no doubt to a lower carb diet and dog walking from 4 to 6 miles daily for the past two weeks). I mean imagine craving a Chunky Bar, named after a chunky sized kid, and I am on a diet actually getting less chunky! Oh well, it's the weekend and I allow myself to indulge for one or two days, then back on the diet. Those two bottles of Spaten lager I had just before the Milky Way were pretty good too.

All the best,
Glenn B