Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Don’t count on my support for GOP Chris Christie as a candidate for POTUS should New Jersey pass a ban on the Remington Nylon 66 and other .22 rifles.
I promise no less than a one-man-boycott of New Jersey and all anti-gun businesses located there. I sincerely promise to do my best to get others to shun New Jersey and everything that originates from there.
These ignorant, warm and fuzzy, feel-good gun laws have gone past insanity. They are an abusive mockery of our political and legal system. These gun laws do nothing but criminalize honest gun owners. They do nothing "for the children." They defy "common sense."
While New Jersey laws do not affect me directly, Illinois is not above plagiarizing foolish gun laws successfully passed by other states.
Support the National Rifle Association and the Second Amendment Foundation. They are YOUR lobbyists and they make good things happen.
Friday, March 7, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
What Grant Cunningham says is good enough for me. I also got some guidance from David Hardy and many online gun-forums. After a fair amount of due diligence, my ballot is complete and in the mail.
I felt good about the 21 names I chose along with the single write in. If I cannot find anything about someone on the ballot, I just don’t feel right about voting for them. If I were allowed to mark only one name, it would be R. Lee Ermey; he even promotes the NRA in his great new book “Gunny’s Rules” (I bought the Apple iBooks version).
(The case for the sunglasses reads as follows)
SUN GLASSES MIL-S-475D
ROCHESTER OPTICAL MFG. CO. INC.
Inexpensive sunglasses are as available nowadays as they are easy to break. During the past few years, the quality of them has gotten even worse and “durable” is not a word I would use to describe them. Just when I was about to order out some expensive sunglasses, I remembered that I had a box full of military surplus, late Vietnam era sunglasses somewhere in my larder, purchased in bulk from Cheaper Than Dirt years ago for around $1 each IIRC. I mangled the first one I tried on with my crude adjustment attempts because it was so askew it would not come close to fitting my Mr. Potatohead face; it was scrapped. The second one I succeeded in getting comfortable enough to live with, but it had a noticeable distortion in the lens right in the center of the field of view; still, it was “good enough” and lasted over a year before one of the temples broke off. The one in the photo is my third one out of the box and I hope it lasts as long as the previous one did. The box still holds enough of the military surplus sunglasses to last me a few more years if all goes well. My eyes have had a lifelong painful sensitivity to sunlight, even on overcast days. Rare is the moment that I am outside sans sunglasses.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Yep, maybe even if the offspring is up to a year or more old. Is this the natural progression of “Pro Choice?” Get the story straight from Slate. Call me an old fashioned sentimental fool; reading the article made me nauseous.
To the young folks who think that this idea has merit, be careful for what you wish; “Pro Choice” may evolve to where your parents have legal means to abort you as a defective fetus if you have not left the nest by age 26.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Aside from our ever-corrupt self-serving politicians (and those who win their favor), only government employees and contractors can get away with not paying their taxes. Imaginably the IRS feels it is incestuous to screw those in government.
I got my federal income taxes done on the cold dark side of Friday morning. I was a tad light on my withholdings last year and had to write the insatiable Uncle Sam a supplemental check for $773. On top of that, Guido, my bargain basement accountant charged me $140 to do his “numbers magic.” I feel that amount to be a bit much for a guy who only takes appointments for after midnight and whose office is a limousine parked at a Cook County off-grid strip joint.
Anyhow, tax time is officially over for me this year; it feels good to be free of that.