Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Some Things To Think About

I've seen a couple posts today that have made me stop and think. I'll just point you over to Brigid's and let you read her thoughts. They are wonderful as always but you may want some kleenex nearby, the dust is awful over there today ;).

The other thing I saw is going to take a bit more. If memory serves me correctly (no, I am NOT going to go hunt them down), I have written, a time or 2, about the misuse of the English language and how it seems to have been perverted into something else. I saw a post today that shows an example of this, but even more than that, it shows how powerful an effect words have on your brain and how words can make you do things that are, on their face, really stupid, but somehow the words compel you to it.

Read this and then ponder it for a moment.

I used to see this every day. Every goddamn day. I once threatened to shoot someone over it...in public. Always the same excuse...stop worrying, it's not loaded. I don't give a fuck! It's a goddamn GUN. What part of DON'T FUCKING POINT THAT AT ME are you missing?

I have to agree that the rules for safe gun handling need to be re-thought and I think that cutting it down to the 3 in the article is the right way to go.

It's become a matter of wording and how the human brain reacts to it. Like the article says, once your brain wraps itself around the idea that the gun is unloaded, for some reason it believes that it's ok to do stupid things with it.

Friends, there's a lot too much stupid in the world today. The gene pool needs a chlorine treatment really badly. Let's work extra hard at not adding to the problem.

Friday, July 23, 2010

In Case You Wondered

Everything is fine here at Casa de Warthog. Between 4:45 and 4:55 this afternoon there were 2 tornado touchdowns reported at locations within 2 miles of my home but I saw nothing myself. Pity, as I was looking, LOL. Funny thing with me, for most people a Tornado siren means seek shelter, for me, it means go outside and look for it. I did happen to find a video of the wall cloud, trees between the videographer and the storm prevented any video of the funnel. Damn odd I didn't see it.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Why Women Cry


Found at Theo Spark

Take A Look And Remember

The Brady bunch says that cops and the military are the "only ones" who need to have guns.

From nbcdfw.com

A Dallas police officer is in good condition after being accidentally shot by another Dallas police officer late Friday morning.

Rookie police officer Ricardo Solis and veteran officer Christopher Thomas were searching a dark, abandoned home on the 3700 block of Crane Street for an aggravated robbery suspect when Thomas accidentally discharged his weapon, striking Solis in his torso which was protected by his bullet-proof vest, officials said.

Solis, who has been with the department for just three days, was transported to Parkland Hospital in good condition. He is expected to be released this afternoon.

The person officers were searching for was not found.

Check back and refresh this page for the latest information.

NBCDFW's Julie Tam contributed to this report.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

For Sale - Cheap

My early Summer cleaning has turned up 3 holsters that I don't want or need anymore and so, I'm going to offer them up here.

1. Galco Summer Comfort. Black leather IWB for Springfield XD. Used once, too much forward cant for my taste. $10 plus shipping.

2. Blackhawk CQC Serpa. Black, only has belt loop, for Glock 17. My former duty holster from my days at the local Air National Guard base. I don't own a Glock so I don't need this holster. $10 plus shipping.

3. Fobus black belt loop type holster for Bersa Thunder 380. Traded in the Bersa for the XD. Just pay for shipping and it's yours.

Send E Mail to finalize sale.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Sadness

NHL.com broke the news that one of the greatest enforcers in NHL history, Bob Probert, passed away this evening. R.I.P. Bob.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

I Forgot

And I'm a bit ashamed of it too.

July 1, 2 & 3 is the anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.

I guess I better turn in my history buff card.

I Don't Have Anything Interesting To Say

So, here's a picture of my cat