Thursday, February 28, 2008

SB 1441 - was the Idaho CCW on campus bill

Well the State of Idaho has put forth a replacement bill for the Carry on Campus bill.

This bill is SB1441. Basically it reaffirms already existing Idaho code. It also makes it so counties and cities can have their own regulation on discharging (firing) of firearms, but not carrying.

Sounds good except for that this bill originally started to allow students who hold concealed carry permits to carry their guns on campuses by not allowing colleges to make their own gun laws and instead following State laws.

The new bill instead specifically states that colleges CAN make their own regulations and restrictions:

(c) The authority of the board of regents of the university of Idaho, the boards of trustees of the state colleges and universities, the board of professional-technical education and the boards of trustees of each of the community colleges established under chapter 21, title 33, Idaho Code, to regulate in matters relating to firearms.
Basically this bill now does the opposite of what it was originally designed to do, thanks to the presidents of the Idaho Colleges.


UPDATE: Bill was signed into Idaho Law March 28, 2008. No concealed carry on college campuses unless the school itself allows it (yea good luck with that).

Waukegan mall, Illinois

Details are still very sparce but an explosion has occured at a Tuxedo shop at Waukegan Mall in Illinois. A few injuries reported, no deaths at this time.

Hopefully this was just a gas leak explosion, but posting for reference as this could be the first of many mall suicide bomb terror attacks.

FBI warns of possible shopping mall attacks

More later as news develops.

UPDATE: As originally thought this was simply a gas leak. I mean why would anyone want to blow up a tuxedo shop...

February 28, 1993

This is what happens when a government agency, with guns and tanks, and no oversight, decides it just doesn't like a group of people.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Mainstream Linux? Will never happen.

In my post yesterday I mentioned I might play with Unbutu Linux on one of my spare machines. Well in the process of looking up information to do it I decided that Linux will never be mainstream.

As much as I bash M$ the simple fact is they will always be the dominant OS. Not because of some crooked things or getting rid of the competition. The reason M$ will always be the dominant OS is because of ease of use.

The reason Linux will never be mainstream can be summed up in three lines:

$ ./configure
$ make depend && make
$ sudo make install

No. Mainstream people do not want to go to a command line to compile and install stuff. We want to click on a happy little icon, hit next three or four times, then hit finished.

Now I've been in the command line world. I know how to do it, I've done it before. There is no reason for it any longer with today's computers. Linux has GUI available, but still gotta go to the command line to install it or run it, then gotta go to the command line to install anything onto the GUI, then gotta go to the command line to remove anything, etc etc.

Until Linux gets away from requiring the command line it will never ever be mainstream.

Now all you Mac people are of course going to say that Mac's are easy to use. Yea for the end-user but ever notice that there isn't very much software support for the Mac? Ever try to buy a non-Mac machine with OS/X on it? Go away.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Windows Vista is the Ten Plagues of Egypt

Window$ Vista is the Ten Plagues of Egypt.

I purchased two brand new Dell notebook computers yesturday. One for my wife and one for me.

We turned them on, did all the setup stuff, uninstalled Norton (the little Satan), installed AVG Free (I almost decided to pay for their full version I like them so much), installed AD-Aware Free, uninstalled all the AoL and Earthlink crap, and installed Firefox, Thunderbird, and OpenOffice.

Then we sat back and marveled at the pretty features of Window$ Vista. And it was good. Then much like the telling of Revelations we slowly discovered that Vista was actually the Anti-Christ and had fooled us.

The notebook computers' processor is twice as fast as our desktops, they have FOUR TIMES as much memory. The notebook computers for all intents and purposes should be running circles around the desktops.

My wife tried to run World of Warcraft and the frame rate was TERRIBLE. Even using synergy was painful as when the mouse was on the client computers it was jumpy and choppy instead of nice and smooth like we were used to. We didn't even bother trying any of our other software (just getting WoW installed on a new computer takes a few hours)

It took pretty much all day (from about 2pm to 10pm) to set up the computers with just the stuff we want and need without all the crap given to us. We decided before going to bed that we were going to have to exorcise Vista from the computers and install our Windows XP in order to get the brand new computers to run to their best performance.

(btw now that I have yet another spare computer I think it's time to mess with Ubuntu or some other Linux flavor)

Monday, February 25, 2008

.50 Caliber Crime? Not so much.

Hawaii has decided it wants to ban the .50 Caliber rifle. Of course this is nothing but a feel good legislation because high powered rifles in civilian hands scares people...and for no reason other then hype usually by people that have no idea what they are talking about.

Using statements like "The rifle can fire 10 rounds in 10 seconds" (that's actually pretty slow), and "It does concern us -- shooting down airplanes four miles distances" (good luck hitting with that shot...ever and never more than once) the gun grabbers simply try to strike fear into sheep in order to get guns banned.

Well in part of the discussion on this I challenge gun grabbers to cite ANY case where a .50 was actually used to commit a crime (besides war). Someone mentioned to me one Albert Petrosky who used a .50 BMG to kill a cop. I had to research it to find out. Well seems that Petrosky actually used an SKS to kill the cop and never actually fired his .50 BMG in commission of any crime...he just had one is all.

In research of this of course I stumbled on VPC's "Criminal Use of the 50 Caliber Sniper Rifle" page. The VPC much like the Brady Campaign and other gun grabbers use LOTS of dishonesty here.

They list 22 cases where the .50 Caliber was "used to commit crimes" between 1989 and 2007. Think about that for a minute. That's 18 years. 22 cases. That is slightly more than one case per year. Yet this gun is a crime wave menace that must be banned.

Then I decided to look at the "crimes" themselves. I researched every single one of the "crimes" listed. Of the 22 crimes listed only one was definitely the .50 Caliber that may have been used to kill someone. However the problem there is that it is an unverifiable news report. So maybe, maybe not.

The VPC of course lists the Petrosky case I mentioned earlier, but the VPC claims that the BMG was used to actually commit the crime of robbery and subsequently cop killing. This is a lie. The SKS was used, and not the BMG.

Of the 22 crimes listed 12 of those were actually other crimes, but the suspect owned a .50 either in his car at the time or at his premises found later in investigation. In those 12 cases the .50 was not actually used in the crime.

That leaves 10 crimes left over 18 years. Looking further at those 10 crimes we find that a few of them the crime was having a gun while being a felon. Suspects didn't actually use said guns, they just had them as a felon which is illegal. The .50 caliber was among the gun(s) they owned.

One case involved conspiracy to sell 50 .50 Calibers to FARC (a Columbian terrorist organization). Well problem is that the people arrested didn't actually even HAVE an .50 Calibers. They were just arrested for conspiracy to sell them.

The VPC also listed the Branch Dravidian assault in Waco, Texas as a .50 Caliber gun crime. Do I really need to explain this one?

In the end this leaves 3 crimes using the .50 BMG. One of those this guy mounted some .50's to his armor plated bulldozer and drove the bulldozer through several buildings. It doesn't look like the .50s were ever actually fired. Though why would you need to with an armor plated bulldozer.

So two crimes left, and neither of them are verifiable if the shooters actually used their .50 calibers to commit crimes. Verifiable as in the news articles don't exist. One of them still has comments, but the article has long since been pulled so it may have been inaccurate or fake. Either way doesn't exist any longer.

Just like my post last year Every 48 Hours, this is the type of dishonesty that exists with the gun banners. Spin the facts to make things look different then they actually are.

So the question still exists. When has the .50 Caliber actually ever been used to commit a crime that would warrant it's banning?

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Hello USMC visitors

Today while going through my site stats I noticed a visitor from Quantico/Andrews AFB/United States Marine Corps. I won't point out the exact address you visited from or what you searched for to get here. (psst don't buy it they gonna manufacture in China to keep the price down).

Keep up the good work over in Iraq guys. Don't let some of my rantings and links fool ya, I am 100% red blooded prime cut USA American....okay well maybe not prime cut I could hit the gym a few more times a week.

Who has an FFL license?

Josh Sugarmann, head of the Violence Policy Center. That's who.

Check yourself at the ATF's FFLeZCheck Website. Go ahead and enter the numbers above 1-54-XXX-XX-XX-00725

Now in order to get an FFL you have to have a retail store. Notice also that the address listed is for Washington DC where it is pretty much illegal for regular citizens to buy guns. With the FFL Josh gets to bypass said DC restriction and buy as many guns as he wants. He also gets buy said guns over the internet and through the mail without having to go to an FFL holding retail store.

VPC is also a Tax-Exempt organization 501(c)(3). This means they are not allowed to attempt to influence policy. Besides that however the FFL license held by Josh is reserved for retail establishments who are in the business of making money.

Besides all that having an FFL in Washington DC allowing Josh to bypass the DC Gun ban is nothing short of hypocrisy.

Now that the word is out Josh good luck keeping that FFL and your Tax-Exempt status. Oh yea and those guys knocking on your door to inspect your bound book and retail establishment? Those are the same guys that you and your ilk keep sending after legitimate FFL holders like Red's Trading Post.

Brady Campaign plays Big Oil Card

Yesterday Peter Hamm, the communications director of the Brady Campaign played the Big Oil Card on Students for Concealed Carry on Campus stating:
We know very clearly that they were organised and they are funded by the gun industry, by the companies that are selling the guns.

This is not some spontaneous, grassroots organisation.

There are more members than there were before Virginia Tech because the gun industry is spending more money to enlist more young people to help them spread the word, that if only we had more guns in America, we'd have less of a gun violence problem.
I am one of the 15,000 members of the Students for Concealed Carry on Campus. I have participated in two empty holster carries so far (the two that occurred while I was taking classes.)

I Joined SCCC when there was only a few hundred members. I think maybe they had just over a thousand.

I am NOT a member of the NRA. I have never taken a dime from the NRA. I have never received any orders or directives from any member of the NRA.

I am NOT a member or do I know anyone that works for the gun industry. I have never taken a dime from them, nor do I take orders or directives from them.

All I can say to Peter Hamm is the same thing the Students for Concealed Carry on Campus has said:


Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Naomi Wolf - An End to America

Someone pointed this lecture out to me today so I sat through it. First let me say that I believe that Naomi Wolf is a flaming liberal, but she is mostly correct. The problem is that she framed her lecture and argument in a liberal democrat Bush Derangement Syndrome mindset. She would have been much more convincing coming from a middle of the road standpoint pointing out efforts and abuses on both sides of the isle (Democrat and Republican).

If Naomi could get out of the BDS Liberal mindset she would probably find herself as a constitutional libertarian...I would hope. Anyways here are Naomi's "10-steps to a closed society".

1) Invoke terrifying internal or external threat.
2) Create secret prison system where torture takes place that is outside the rule of law.
3) Create a paramilitary force.
4) Create a surveillance apparatus into ordinary citizens.
5) Arbitrarily detain and release citizens.
6) Infiltrate citizen groups.
7) Target key individuals.
8) Restrict the press.
9) Recast criticism as espionage and dissent as treason.
10) Subvert the rule of law.

Comments tomorrow. Going to do further research and sleep on it.

Life imitates art....Kucinich UFO and Day By Day

This one is a little old but I was going back through some old Day By Day Cartoons today just for fun and stumbled upon this gem dated 12/18/2003

Well just about four years later some news reports started surfacing...

Kucinich sees UFO, new book claims
Rep.Dennis Kucinich Acknowledges UFO Sighting

What Kucinich Saw: Witnesses Describe His Close Encounter, Three Throbbing UFOs

I had a good laugh about the connection.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Gun Facts - Heller media brief

The guys over at have put together a 18 page PDF file on the DC vs Heller SCOTUS case.

I haven't read it yet but if it's anything like their Gun Facts EBook it will be easy to read, concise, and in FAQ format (question and answer, or myth and fact).

Here is the link: Media Briefing Book on DC vs Heller. And yes it is also free.

Fifteen Principles Which Make for Good and Proper Government

As an Independent American for constitutional government I declare that:

(1) I believe that no people can maintain freedom unless their political institutions are founded upon faith in God and belief in the existence of moral law.

(2) I believe that God has endowed men with certain unalienable rights as set forth in the Declaration of Independence and that no legislature and no majority, however great, may morally limit or destroy these; that the sole function of government is to protect life, liberty, and property and anything more than this is usurpation and oppression.

(3) I believe that the Constitution of the United States was prepared and adopted by men acting under inspiration from Almighty God; that it is a solemn compact between the peoples of the States of this nation which all officers of government are under duty to obey; that the eternal moral laws expressed therein must be adhered to or individual liberty will perish.

(4) I believe it a violation of the Constitution for government to deprive the individual of either life, liberty, or property except for these purposes:

  • Punish crime and provide for the administration of justice;
  • Protect the right and control of private property;
  • Wage defensive war and provide for the nation's defense;
  • Compel each one who enjoys the protection of government to bear his fair share of the burden of performing the above functions.
(5) I hold that the Constitution denies government the power to take from the individual either his life, liberty, or property except in accordance with moral law; that the same moral law which governs the actions of men when acting alone is also applicable when they act in concert with others; that no citizen or group of citizens has any right to direct their agent, the government to perform any act which would be evil or offensive to the conscience if that citizen were performing the act himself outside the framework of government.

(6) I am hereby resolved that under no circumstances shall the freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights be infringed. In particular I am opposed to any attempt on the part of the Federal Government to deny the people their right to bear arms, to worship and pray when and where they choose, or to own and control private property.

(7) I consider ourselves at war with international Communism which is committed to the destruction of our government, our right of property, and our freedom; that it is treason as defined by the Constitution to give aid and comfort to this implacable enemy.

(8) I am unalterable opposed to Socialism, either in whole or in part, and regard it as an unconstitutional usurpation of power and a denial of the right of private property for government to own or operate the means of producing and distributing goods and services in competition with private enterprise, or to regiment owners in the legitimate use of private property.

(9) I maintain that every person who enjoys the protection of his life, liberty, and property should bear his fair share of the cost of government in providing that protection; that the elementary priing that protection; that the elementary principles of justice set forth in the Constitution demand that all taxes imposed be uniform and that each person's property or income be taxed at the same rate.

(10) I believe in honest money, the gold and silver coinage of the Constitution, and a circulation medium convertible into such money without loss. I regard it as a flagrant violation of the explicit provisions of the Constitution for the Federal Government to make it a criminal offense to use gold or silver coin as legal tender or to use irredeemable paper money.

(11) I believe that each State is sovereign in performing those functions reserved to it by the Constitution and it is destructive of our federal system and the right of self-government guaranteed under the Constitution for the Federal Government to regulate or control the States in performing their functions or to engage in performing such functions itself.

(12) I consider it a violation of the Constitution for the Federal Government to levy taxes for the support of state or local government; that no State or local government can accept funds from the Federal and remain independent in performing its functions, nor can the citizens exercise their rights of self-government under such conditions.

(13) I deem it a violation of the right of private property guaranteed under the Constitution for the Federal Government to forcibly deprive the citizens of this nation of their nation of their property through taxation or otherwise, and make a gift thereof to foreign governments or their citizens.

(14) I believe that no treaty or agreement with other countries should deprive our citizens of rights guaranteed them by the Constitution.

(15) I consider it a direct violation of the obligation imposed upon it by the Constitution for the Federal Government to dismantle or weaken our military establishment below that point required for the protection of the States against invasion, or to surrender or commit our men, arms, or money to the control of foreign or world organizations of governments. These things I believe to be the proper role of government

-Ezra Taft Benson (The Proper Role of Government, 1968)

Friday, February 15, 2008

DC Police Officer Shot While Serving Warrant

News link at MyFox DC

We have removed guns from the streets of DC. Now DC is the safest city in the Nation.

There are no guns in Washington DC. No never!

Putin on Hillary Clinton

At a minimum, a head of state should have a head - Vladimir Putin on Hillary Clinton


How long till help arrives?

Let's say you are at a store. Any store will do. You're minding your own business and someone walks in the door, pulls out a gun and starts shooting. How long did it take to injure or kill several people? Estimates range from 5 seconds to 1 minute.

Let's say you are in a college classroom, teaching or a student. Someone walks in the door, pulls out a gun and starts shooting. How long did it take to injure or kill several people? Estimates range from 5 seconds to 1 minute.

Let's say you are at home sleeping. Someone breaks into your house, you wake up, run down the hall, and they shoot you, then take your children. How long did it take? Estimates range from 5 seconds to 1 minute.

What is the average police response time in your city? Los Angelas is about seven minutes, 30 seconds (1995). New York has been ranges from 6.5 to 13 minutes (1996). San Francisco is about 6 minutes (2003)

Now tell me. Which would you rather do if confronted with an armed person who is most definitely shooting other people...or you?

Call 911 and wait for the response?

Or have a way to defend yourself with equal force on force?

Most people I know choose defend yourself and others with equal force.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Teach Yourself Stuff in 21 Days

I had a new project assigned to me at work that involves me learning ASP.NET. I'm going through one of the SAMS books currently, and thought I would stop, take a break, and make a comment.

First some background. I do Crystal Reporting and SQL development as my employment. I've probably forgotten more about HTML then most people will know (thanks to FrontPage which incidentally is my least favorite program ever written by M$) because I've been involved in the internet since it was black and white (or amber) and didn't usually include pictures. I also do Java, PHP, LUA, VB, Cobol, and I've even done a little Turbo Pascal. I'm sure I forgot a few. Point is that I'm not a programming, nor an internet, idiot.

This brings me to my thoughts. I'm using a SAMS book because I like their structured tutorial format. Instead of authors assuming you know what you need to know and getting into what you want to know the SAMS books start small and work their way up.

However pretty much every SAMS book I have run into have all had one glaring problem. Problems in their code examples. I'm not talking a few here and there, I'm talking about a LOT of problems.

First being that they don't keep the same format throughout the code. Sometimes they will use good tag control, proper locations of say a /font tag. Sometimes they don't and just add the missing closing tags at the end of the page (not that they are needed by then).

Second being "" and no "". Some tags I realize it doesn't matter, but for the love of Pete I wish these authors would stick to one format or the other. Drives me most nuts when they interchange in the same tag. FFS at least be consistent inside the tags.

Finally and the worst being when code examples have code breaking errors. These are things that break the whole program or page. If I'm learning a new language I shouldn't have to be bug hunting. The bugs should already be dead. While I personally and perfectly capable of hunting down a missing > or " someone that is learning from scratch may not be capable of handling it. It's one thing if I am missing the > or ", but when the code example written by the author is, well that's a problem.

I'm done venting. Back to work.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Russia 'will match West in new arms race'

Times Online posted this article today.

Made me think of something else

Egypt threatens to break border crossers' legs

This came over the news wires today. Apparently the Egypt foreign minister has warned people attempting to breach the border into Egypt will have their "legs broken".

That's a little brutal, but hey it's Egypt's border, whatever.

The irony in this news article comes in the second sentence...
Egypt faces demands from ... the United States to gain control of the border...
Our government won't even control our own damned border and they are demanding that Egypt control theirs.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Romney Drops Presidential Bid

In a stunning and sobering move Mitt Romney suspended his presidential bid today. That effectively locks up the nomination for the worst possible GOP candidate John McCain.

I hearby renounce my affiliation with the Republican party.

Ron Paul

I will not vote for John McCain.

News link at FOX

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Gut check

Well Super Tuesday is over. It's late in the day on Wednesday. I waited until later today to post as I wanted to go over California and crunch numbers of upcoming States and possibilities.

McCain is going to be the GOP nominee. That's all there is to it. If Huckabee drops out now it helps McCain. If Romney drops out now it *may* help Huckabee but Huckabee isn't getting the nomination no matter how much help he gets.

If Romney and Huckabee stay in they could force a brokered convention, but that also gives the nomination to McCain as a brokered convention will stay with the establishment (McCain) and if it looks like not then McCain will call in favors.

Thank you Huckabee for giving McCain the nomination.

Now far as I go I don't get to vote until May 27th. I'm not going to vote unless there is a miracle.

The GOP has spoken and they want McCain. Well I don't want the GOP any longer if they want to vote in a back stabber.

I've voted in every election since I turned 18. I'm not voting in this one because I refuse to vote for McCain no matter what. I don't care who McCain's VP pick would be. Anyone running with McCain is just as much of a traitor to the conservative base of the GOP.

Who cares if Hillary or Obama is the Dem nominee. I'd rather the country go to hell under a Democrat than a Republican.

I'm done unless a miracle happens.

Final Delegate count until a nominee is declared:

McCain 680
Romney 270
Huckabee 176
Paul 16

Hillary 818
Obama 730

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

West Virgina back room deals

Earlier today I mentioned that in the second string of balloting McCain voters voted against Romney by going for Huckabee and that the real winner was McCain.

Well I was going through some numbers between that post and the news piece I'll link later.

First Ballot
Romney 41
Huckabee 33
McCain 15
Paul 10

Huck 52
Romney 47
McCain 1

14% of McCain went to Huck. Paul's 10% split even to Romney/Huck. It's also possible that ALL of McCain went to Huck and the 1% McCain picked up were Paul people.

I posted over at FreeRepublic:

Something stinks in WV. For second round balloting all the original Huck and Romney voters kept with their candidate.

ALL the McCain voters went to Huck even though their candidate was still in.

Looks like Ron Paul voters went 5, 4, 1 respectively. Paul may have gone 5, 5 and 1% of McCain voters weren’t in on the game.

Either way point being that McCain voters colluded and went 100% to Huck. If McCain’s 15% had gone even 10% Huck and 5% Romney I would believe that was not colluded and self choice, but 14 or 15% (depending on what Ron Paul’s 10 did) is collusion.

The fix was in. McCain could afford to lose WV to Huck but he couldn’t afford to lose it to Romney.

Dirty yes, but legal, and why caucuses suck.

Huck supporters are all cheering and happy right now but I actually feel sorry for Huck because he is gonna get kicked to the curb by McCain when it’s all over and Huck supporters haven’t figured that out.

Well it turns out that I was right. Fox News posted this article sometime after my post and number crunching.

The highlight was:

But before Huckabee’s surprising turnaround in the second round, McCain delegates told FOX News they had been instructed by the campaign to throw their support to Huckabee.

McCain delegate John Vuolo said former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer approached him and other McCain supporters at the convention and told them he had spoken to McCain, and that the best thing to do was to support Huckabee in the hope that Huckabee could beat Romney in this winner-take-all state.

So it looks like my gut reaction and number crunching proved to be correct. McCain sacrificed West Virginia to keep Romney from collecting the 18 delegates.

McCain was the real winner, not Huckabee.

Reason Caucuses SUCK

In West Virginia today Romney took 41% of the vote in the first balloting.

Now if it was normal primary this would have given him West Virginia's 18 delegates. However WV runs caucuses.

Huckabee came in second and McCain third. If you don't place in the top three you're out, so Paul got dropped.

In the second string of balloting McCain voters voted against Romney by going for Huckabee giving Huck the 51% needed to win the caucus.

West Virginia with 18 delegates goes to Huckabee.

Who was the real winner? John McCain.

It's Super Tuesday!

Way too many States to list. I'll just update delegate counts tomorrow sometime.

Maine slipped in their GOP Caucuses over the weekend. Romney got something like 52% (for those bad at math that's more than everyone else combined).

Ron Paul ALMOST came in second but was beat by McCain by only a few percentage points. Huckabee came in a distant fourth.

Delegate counts have not been updated to reflect this but I *think* it is McCain 97, Romney 92 making it a dead heat going into Super Tuesday.

California is in play with latest polls showing 38% tie to Romney and McCain.

Monday, February 04, 2008

ABC Blogs Misquote Romney on the NRA.

In this blog article reporter Jake Trapper quotes Mitt Romney in an interview with Glenn Reynolds and Helen Smith as saying

I was pleased that when I ran for Governor that I received the endorsement of the NRA and I hope to receive their support now.

The actual audio can be found here.

The actual quote was

I was pleased that as I ran for governor, I received the support of the NRA and I hope to receive their support now.

Notice the slight word difference. The ACTUAL wording was "support" but ABC Blogs have his wording as "endorsed". Now the words to some people mean the same thing, but they are not the same word.

According to Merriam-Webster "support" means "to promote the interests or cause of"

Endorse means "
to express support or approval of publicly and definitely".

Now the NRA DID support Romney in several occasions. The NRA has NOT endorsed Romney. Romney was speaking the truth.

Some months back Romney did make the mistake of saying "endorsed" instead of "support" and had to clarify. Now with this blatant misquote ABC and several blogs have picked up that Romney claimed "endorsement" again.

Hint to ABC. When you "quote" someone, make sure what you quoted is actually the quote and not put in different words.

Will this matter? No probably not. The people that are hanging on Romney's not 100% pro-gun stance won't care what the difference is. Neither will those that think Romney is a pathological liar.

The GSG-5

Taking a break from political commentary.

This month sometime the GSG-5 makes it's debut in the United States. Some lucky people (resellers mostly) already have their hands on this new gun.

Image used without permission from Impact Guns

What is the GSG-5?

The GSG-5 is a ground up rebuild of the HK MP5, the difference is the GSG-5 is chambered for .22LR HV ammo making it legal in pretty much all States including California.

Since it is also a new weapons system it isn't specifically named in various Assault Weapons Bans past and current legislation (HR1022).

Finally the GSG-5 comes in at a VERY attractive price tag of $499. That is more expensive then the ever popular Rugar 10/22, but on a new weapons system the price is great.

The GSG-5 accepts all HK MP5 accessories that are not caliber specific so rails, mounts, sights, lights, slings, stocks, etc etc work on the rifle.

Here is a video review over at YouTube

Did I mention $499.

I'm buying one of these when they become available at retail stores sometime this month.

Romney's a Mormon!?

Well I had my first argument at work today with someone about Romney.

The crux of the argument was that I am supporting Romney because he is Mormon and I'm a Mormon.

Well first of all that is not true. His religion makes absolutely NO difference if I am going to vote for him or not.

She said "bullshit". Okay yelled "bullshit" but yelling saying whatever.

I said I didn't know Romney was LDS until sometime after he declared his candidacy.

She said "bullshit". Okay yelled "bullshit" but yelling saying whatever.

She asked...okay declared actually...that I thought Romney's religion was why people were voting for him.

She said his "religious beliefs would play a part in his presidency". I asked exactly what beliefs would disqualify him as being President. She couldn't all. Didn't even have a hem and hah to think about. She just knew he was Mormon and that's bad.

Sigh. Whatever. If you can't get past the religion part of any candidate then I don't want to talk to you.

For reference sake Romney was not my first choice...except when he was the only declared candidate besides Rudy.

Here is the full list, in order, including people that dropped out before the season even started.


Notice from this list Romney is my FOURTH choice overall.

Religion plays absolutely no part in my decision to support Romney at this time and religion has NEVER played a part in my candidate selection. I'm a little bit more politically minded, active, and informed to fall back on the "what's his religion" question.

I don't care.