Saturday, January 22, 2011

Baby It's Cold Outside...

...and I find myself longing for the days of Global Warming to bring up the temps to a somewhat more sub-tropical levels. (Me thinks though, I'll have to wait until June and late spring or summer for that!) Funny thing about all this cold weather over the past few winters, at least here in NY, is that whenever it gets really cold lately, the weathermen say that the icy blasts of winter's wonderfulness comes to us from Canada. Then in almost the next breath that same weatherman may be talking about Global Warming and how it is running amok in the Arctic and killing polar bears. Don't they even have a clue that if these abnormally cold temperatures are being thrust upon us from Canada, that Canada must be getting the big chill from somewhere. Do they really believe that the polar ice cap in the Arctic is melting because it is above freezing up that way but yet it is colder in Canada - cold enough to send sub-freezing temperatures down at least as far south as Virginia Beach, VA (a reported 27 Fahrenheit degrees as I type).

Should they be telling us this is not really global warming but only polar ice cap warming? Or should they be telling us the truth - that as usual - the weathermen, the scientists, and especially the politicians and moonbat greenies have absolutely no idea as to what the climate is doing, certainly no more so than anyone else such as we ignorant who believe global warming possibly to be a crock of shit balderdash. As a graduate school professor of mine used to say: TICSMYD (talk is cheap, show me you data). The data I can show right now is available to you all, it is currently (as I write) 21 degrees Fahrenheit in Washington, DC, 19 degrees F in New York, NY, 20 degrees F in Baltimore, MD, -18 degrees Celsius in Quebec, QC (yes that would be in Canada and that is a minus sign in front of the 18), -29 degrees C in Yellowknife, NT (yes again in Canada) and -38 degrees C in Resolute, NU Canada (that is about -36 Fahrenheit). By the way, Resolute, NU is within the Arctic Circle. Although, cold in those Canadian locales, I must admit, it is only -15 degrees C (about 5 degrees F) in balmy Montreal, QC.

Let's face it, this is cold weather hitting us right now - very friggin cold weather and it is supposed to get even colder on Monday. I hope the polar bears are wearing their mukluks. Me, I am staying inside and enjoying the fact that I have enough fossil fuel to keep the heat on and help warm up the globe.

All the best,
Glenn B

Ballseye's Gun Shots 109 - The Kel-Tec KSG, Dual Tube, Bull-Pup, Pump Action Shotgun

Take a look at the shotgun in these videos of the Kel-Tec Shotgun (KSG). Need I say it - I want one of them. The MSRP is $800, quite the amount for a pump action shotgun but then again, who else has a dual tube, 15 shot, bull pup design, shotgun! I recently got enough stashed away to purchase the bolt action rifle I have been wanting in either 308 or 30/06 but now am none too sure that the money will be going toward a rifle purchase. Of course, if I go for the Kel-Tec KSG, it would have to be NY legal and it appears to be such. No threaded barrel for flash suppressor, no folding or collapsible stock, no bayonet lug - only a pistol, grip. That magazine capacity could be questionable but I am pretty sure they excluded tube magazines from the restrictive assault weapons ban in NY.

For the KSG in action, watch this one:

Yes, indeedy do, I want one. Maybe though I ought to wait for at least the first reviews because as I seem to remember Kel-Tec firearms come with less than a good reputation for high quality. Oh decisions - decisions. Of course even if I was ready to buy right now, it has to hit the market first and be NY legal. A little online checking shows it should be legal in NY State because the NY Assault Weapons ban apparently did not aply to pump action firearms, it applied to automatic and semi-auto firearms.

What a design - I can only pray it will be quality made.

All the best,
Glenn B