200,000 hits

I’ve got a counter on the right side, and I usually just kind of forget about it.  But today I noticed I’ve broken 200,000 hits.  Not bad for having started in September.  That’s 8 months.  That’s kind of nuts. 

I do check my stats all the time, but mostly because I always think it’s fun to see where people are coming from.  Plus I’m a self promoting son of a gun, and I’m always looking to see if anybody’s talking about Monster Hunter anywhere.

Further examples of why the Obamamessiah is all talk

Check out this link:  http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2008/07/obama-talks-about-lifting-child-in.html

Basically, Obama gave a talk about how we need to reach out to the children of Bangladesh and other typical feel-good claptrap.  (let me translate, I’m gonna take your money, and give it to the UN to send to 3rd world dictators).  In typical liberal fasion, Obama’s full of ideas of what everybody else should do. 

Turns out McCain has actually done something about that.  His wife saved a Bangladashi kid’s life and then adopted her.  No hype.  Did it back in the 90s.  He’s running for president, and you won’t get anything like that in the news.

Now if this was a story about the Obamamessiah, it would be a puff piece in every single newspaper and a special report on 20/20.  “Look how much he CARES!”  However, it was done by a Republican, so you’ll only hear about something like that on the blogosphere.  If Obama stops to pick up a piece of litter (or has one of his aides do it) then it will get 24 hour media coverage about how awesome he is to save the Earth.

I’m not a fan of McCain as a politician.  I hate most of his politics.  I think he’s a RINO of the 1st degree.  But when it comes down to the wire, McCain is a better man than Obama.  Cindy McCain is a better human being that Michelle Obama.

This slavish media worship of Obama does give me hope on one front.  Obama is basically the Boy Band of politics.  He’s got no experience, no talent, looks pretty, and only exists as a viable entity because he’s a media fabrication.  Just like your average boy band.  And just like boy bands, eventually they fall out of style because Americans tend to get tired of being told by the media and teenage girls how awesome they are. 

I just hope we can get 51% of the voters to pay attention to what this inexperienced “community-activist” is actually shoveling between now and November.

Teaching a Pistol class August 8th-9th, Tactical Carbine the weekend after that

If anybody is in the Utah area, I’m teaching a pistol class on August 8th-9th at the FARM.  Cost is $135.  If you’re interested, let me know.  I still have space.

Also, we’ve got a Tactical Carbine class the weekend after that.  This one is going to be a pretty dang cool class. The instructor is an SF vet who’s been to every war we’ve had since Vietnam.  He’s spent over 25 years teaching, including at Ft. Bragg, and the Army Sniper School.  He’s an excellent instructor.  If you have a carbine, and you want to learn to use it for serious business, I really recommend this class.

My gunsmith is offering free Duracoating

http://utahconcealedcarry.com/viewtopic.php?f=32&p=30010

Joe is a master Duracoater.  He can do just about anything.  He’ s on the Lauer webpage as one of their approved refinishers.  This is a heck of a deal, but he’s trying to get his stuff out there so the public can see it.  Basically you refer 5 jobs to him, he’ll do one for you for free.

I’ve been taken to task by an Obama disciple. Bring it on.

I recently received this comment.

I think you’ve taken one tiny line of one speech and blown it totally out of proportion. Show me more evidence that Obama is going to create a second security force outside of Homeland security and we’ll talk.

What I don’t understand is why it’s such a bad thing for students to do some mandatory volunteer work. It helps them to see beyond their selves– a major problem in today’s society. The view point of rich kids is “ME ME ME,” and if they were required to reach out and do something beneficial to the whole of society then maybe they would consider some of the social careers that are in desperate need of qualified applicants– nursing and teaching especially. Also, the tax credit wouldn’t necessarily go to the student, but the parent who claims that student as a dependent on their taxes. If my parents had received a $4000 tax break due to my community service, they would have rejoiced! I would not have received that tax break, because I was still a dependent of my parents until after I graduated from college, like the vast majority of college students. This is a HUGE benefit for middle class and poor families trying to break a bad financial cycle with education. I think it’s a great idea.

This was from somebody named Katie, in response to this posting of mine about Barack’s Mandatory Volunteer programs.  http://larrycorreia.wordpress.com/2008/07/07/baracks-brown-shirts/#comment-2023 

So now I have to beat poor Katie over the head. When I’m done, some of you will probably think that I’m being mean. You’ll think that I’m not being fair. Well too bad.  Life is mean, and it sure as hell isn’t fair, and the sooner people like this wrap their brains around that fact the safer the rest of us will be from their meddling.

I think you’ve taken one tiny line of one speech and blown it totally out of proportion

If you think that it is okay for a presidential candidate to throw out random things about how they’re going to start a trillion dollar unconstitutional program we’re going to have a hard time communicating.  You don’t get to that level of politics by saying things on accident. 

‘Proportion’? Are you serious?  A presidential candidate threw out a random tidbit about how he wants to make the largest change to the US government since… well… ever… and that’s ‘out of proportion’?  Out of proportion would be digging a trench around Washington DC, filling it with lava, and then using trebuchets to launch plague rats into the city, only that would cost less. 

Hmmm… If I ran for office and used my Lava Plague Rat Plan as a platform, I might actually get somewhere. 

Show me more evidence that Obama is going to create a second security force outside of Homeland security and we’ll talk.

I don’t have to show you anything.  I’m not your messiah.  He’s the one proposing the Brownshirt plan.  What?  Do you think he said it on accident?  So Obama’s either stupid, or he’s evil.  Take your pick.  That line wasn’t in the transcript of his speech given to the press.  That was a slip.  It was an off the cuff comment that reveals what kind of man he really is.  Unfortunately you won’t see any evidence of this until after he gets elected, and with a congress of bootlicking sycophants, there won’t be talk, he’ll just do it.

What I don’t understand is why it’s such a bad thing for students to do some mandatory volunteer work.

Read what you just wrote.  Engage your friggin’ brain for a second.  MANDATORY VOLUNTEER.  It’s an oxymoron (with the accent on moron).  If you’re coercing someone to do something, or you’re paying them, then they’re not volunteers. 

It helps them to see beyond their selves– a major problem in today’s society.

I missed the part where that’s the government’s problem. Hell, I missed the part where that’s my problem.  If you find yourself waking up in the middle of the night, worrying about how altruistic our college students are, you need to take a valium and go back to sleep.  It’s none of your damned business. 

The view point of rich kids is “ME ME ME,” and if they were required to reach out and do something beneficial to the whole of society then maybe they would consider some of the social careers that are in desperate need of qualified applicants– nursing and teaching especially.

Wait a second.  When I went to college I made $7.15 an hour.  I put myself through school by working my ass off.  I didn’t know very many ‘rich’ kids at Utah State, but then again, I didn’t get to go to Princeton on the taxpayer’s dime like Michelle Obama. 

ME ME ME?  Damn right.  It is all about me.  I’m an American.  That means that I have the freedom to do what I want.  I don’t have to live my life according to the dictates of a semi-retarded majority. I’m not a member of a collective.  I’m an independent being who does what I want.  I’m not a slave, I’m not a serf, and I’m not a servant. 

Stupid liberals can’t seem to wrap their minds around the fact that you can’t indoctrinate compassion.  You can’t force people to be nice.  If you coerce me into doing mandatory volunteer work, I’ll HATE whatever it is you’re trying to make me do.

Your plan is to punish people you don’t like, in the vain hopes that they’re going to suddenly decide to become inner-city school teachers or something.  I missed that part of the Constitution. 

Also, the tax credit wouldn’t necessarily go to the student, but the parent who claims that student as a dependent on their taxes. If my parents had received a $4000 tax break due to my community service, they would have rejoiced!

I was not a dependant.  I moved out when I was 16.  I had to survive on my own or perish.  I think I can see why we have a different view of the world.  Your view, however, is stupid. 

Your idea is presumptuous and self-centered.  You want everybody to do what you want, and you’re willing to use the power of the state to enforce it.  That is the ultimate in self-righteous egocentric claptrap.  You assume that your way is morally superior and everyone can fall into line. 

I’m in favor of freedom.  Freedom to choose your own path.  Freedom to volunteer if I want to.  America was made great because we were a nation where free men could choose their own way, their own path.  Our government was created to protect our rights, not to tell us what to do, not to make up morality, or tell us what to do with our time, energy, and property. That was nice while it lasted. 

I would not have received that tax break, because I was still a dependent of my parents until after I graduated from college, like the vast majority of college students.

I don’t care.  That’s my tax money you’re taking to subsidize your false morality.  If the things you believed in were worth volunteering for, then somebody would actually volunteer.  Bribery isn’t volunteering.    

You may think that I’m heartless.  That I don’t like volunteerism…  That I’m some sort of right-wing fascist.  However I’m willing to bet that I’ve personally volunteered far more than you ever have. 

I served two years as a missionary. I bet that I’ve spent more hours, working about eighty hours a week, during those two years, with zero pay, than Barack Obama has in his entire life.  Not only did I not get paid, I PAID to go. I put my life on hold to do what I thought was right. I spent more time in the inner-city than Barack ever has, and he dares to presume to lecture me about volunteering?

I volunteer now.  I teach people to shoot, for free.  I’m betting that that’s not going to be on the Brownshirt approved list.  I volunteer at my church.  I’m willing to bet that since my organization doesn’t have gay Boy Scout leaders, then that won’t  count either.  But somehow being forced by the government to volunteer to do something that I don’t believe in is morally superior.  If I’m either bribed, or forced by my school in order to graduate, to do something that somebody else decided was important, then that’s somehow good.

The way it is now, people can choose what they believe, and then exercise their free agency accordingly.  Your method relies on coercion, force, or bribery, to make others fall into line with your choices. 

So which one of us is the fascist now, Katie?

This is a HUGE benefit for middle class and poor families trying to break a bad financial cycle with education.

Goodie for them. I grew up dirt poor, unlike Barack Obama. I know what real poverty is. I was the first member of my family to get a college education.

You know what really breaks the ‘bad financial cycle’? Quit waiting around for the government to come and make your life better.  Quit waiting around for the government to punish somebody who has more stuff than you.  Government is not Robin Hood, robbing from the rich to give to the poor.  Government is a giant, forceful, idiotic brute that clubs everybody indiscriminately, punishes success, and rewards stupidity, all while being cheered on by fools.     

I think it’s a great idea.

See what I said about fools…

I have some guns you guys might want, more Spartans, and limited edition no-lock S&W 642s.

I’ve got 2 S&W no-lock 642s in today.  These are the limited edition ones from RSR.  They don’t have the internal key locking mechanism, like the old S&Ws.  $425. 

I’ve just found out that I’ve got 3 Spartans coming in from STI next week.  These are scare right now since STI’s selling them about as fast as they can bring in the slides & frames.  $575. 

If you want one of these, call me at 801-571-1160.

Zombie Dating

http://www.zombieharmony.com/#

There is a copy of MHI on Ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/Monster-Hunter-International-by-Larry-Correia-(2007)_W0QQitemZ120284218438QQcmdZViewItem?IMSfp=TL0807181263r13108

Just a heads up.  I’m not affiliated with the seller at all, but he let me know he had one for sale.

Movie Review, Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Hellboy II:  The Golden Army

 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0411477/

 

I caught this opening night.  I was a fan of the first movie, I’ve enjoyed everything that I’ve ever seen from Guillermo del Toro, and in my B-Movie loving opinion, Ron Perlman can do no wrong.  See, in the grand scheme of things for B-Movie fans, Ron Perlman is the mackdaddy of bad movies.  See, there is no such thing as a bad Ron Perlman movie, there are bad movies with Ron Perlman in them, but he’s still going to be fun no matter what.  (don’t believe me?  Go check out Primal Force, AKA Killer Monkey Island, for the ultimate in B-Grade cheese fun.)

 

Hellboy II rocks. 

 

It is funny, has great characters, a bunch of action, strange creatures, kung-fu elves, the works.  What’s not to love?  The opening story telling sequence demonstrates why the director is a genius. 

Quote from the Lawdog Files

Folks, when your housepet starts quoting ancient religious texts, rest assured that someones day is about to get Very Interesting, Indeed. Trust me on this one.  http://thelawdogfiles.blogspot.com/

Now I don’t know why I find that so damn funny, but I do…

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