Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Even the Secret Service

Remember the old saw about how "only the police and the military should have guns" which is usually followed by some clap trap about training? Check this out.

The U.S. Secret Service is investigating the accidental discharge of a firearm by one of its uniformed officers near the Russian Embassy.

According to a spokeswman, the incident happened around 3:50 a.m. Wednesday, on the 2600 block of Tunlaw Road NW.

The gun fired while the officer was sitting inside a patrol car. The bullet shatteried the vehicle's window.

No injuries were reported.


I did not correct spelling, the original article was copied and pasted here as it was published.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Attention

If you're reading this blog, then you already know that I like to post things concerning preparedness from time to time. I found this over at Brigid's and I think that it's extremely important that everyone who reads this blog and this post clicks on THIS link and reads.

Read carefully because this is a post that contains information that we should always keep in mind and generally, do not.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

What? Me Worry?

Oh yeah. At first, I wondered about some of the stuff flying around about the left trying to spark a civil war. I thought, oh come on now, no one in their right mind wants that kind of horror. Maybe they're not in their right mind. I am actively beginning to wonder. Maybe I had better not discount this as simple frustration or as merely angry words.
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Would you believe that a sitting state governor actually said this? Does that make you feel squeamish? The thought of that makes my skin crawl. How about this? Really?

Then, Obummer actually says that a Republican win in the next election would cripple the nation. Really? I think you already did that. What could be much worse that what you have already done? The economy is shot, unemployment went up, gas prices went up, don't get me started on the debt. You really think Republicans could do worse? A monkey wouldn't have made this much mess.

The question becomes one of what do we do about it? Will the election of a conservative help the process? Or do we need to look at another remedy? Is it time to start training in earnest for an event that we all fervently hope never happens? How doomed is this once great Republic? Should we try to fix it now? With all of it's resultant horror, or do we just keep praying it will never happen in our lifetimes and leave it to our children to clean up?

I honestly have no answers I am only throwing the thought out for discussion among my wiser readers. I will say I am getting more uncomfortable with what I see and hear, what I'm going to do? I wish I knew.

Monday, September 26, 2011

More Gold From Brigid

I do carry a stick, a tool like many others I own. However this one is forged from the steel of eternal vigilance. - BrigidLink

Saturday, September 10, 2011

10 Years

Tomorrow is the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the United States. Take the time to honor the dead and to remember who did this. They were terrorists. They attacked us.

Never forget.

Never forgive.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

What Do You Think?

Texas Governor Rick Perry as President? I see I'll have to look deeper into his campaign but for those of you who already have, what do you think? Good? Bad? Meh?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Finally

Warthog Control is back online.

Give me some time to catch up and I should have something. I am currently investigating the earthquake in Virginia. I have received information that a geological fault was NOT responsible for this earthquake but it was instead caused by the Founding Fathers rolling over in their graves. More to follow.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Still Alive

But home internet is down due to equipment malfunction. Will be back ASAP.

Monday, July 04, 2011

Independance Day

I had really wanted to post something meaningful today. Something more than just a simple Happy 4th of July. I wanted to but I can't, I just don't feel it this year.

I thought the new Congress was going to fight Obamacare. They've done nothing. I was hoping someone might reign in TSA. Nope, nothing. They talk and talk about the stuff they're going to do once elected and then maintain the status quo once they're in.

I'm tired of people running for office and then playing dead when they get there and I'm even more tired and frustrated with the voters that let them. Don't even get me started on the news media that ignores it, or in some cases, champions it.

I wish I could say I had solutions to the problems, but I don't.

I do hope my readers enjoy the day but do take a moment to contemplate what it really means.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sigh

It is with a great deal of sadness that I direct you all to the sidebar and ask you to visit the MCRGO's Do Not Patronize list. It has been recently updated and I see that it's sadly, a bit longer than it used to be.

I am also announcing my intention to boycott Walgreens in response to their recent firing of a pharmacist who defended his life and the lives of his co-workers with a legally carried concealed pistol. It is my understanding that at the time, Walgreens had NO policy regarding concealed carry by its employees. It is also my understanding that even the county prosecutor admitted that the pharmacists action saved the lives of his co-workers. My little personal boycott means nothing to Walgreens, but I know about it. Perhaps you would consider joining me?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

THIS Is Why Michigan Is Fucked

Here it is, a bright shining example of why Michigan is fucked and may never recover.

I'll even give you some excerpts. Like this gem:

The property tax burden on our solar project is 60 times as much as the property tax burden on the nuclear power plant when calculated on a per kilowatt hour basis.

Priceless no? This is how government in Lansing functions. This kind of thing is why Detroit is swirling the bowl and dragging the rest of the state with it.

Field said he considers Michigan’s system to be “schizophrenic” in the sense that it places a tax burden on renewable energy while at the same time the state has a renewable portfolio standard law to encourage renewable energy. He contends that all sources of producing energy should have the same per kilowatt hour tax rate.

And he's right, but that's how Michigan rolls. We want you to bring your business/factory/JOBS here but you have to be taxed at rates that are beyond stupid. Now you know why all the jobs ran away from Michigan and went to Mexico.

Kalamazoo Solar has filed an appeal with the Michigan Tax Tribunal over the property tax issue, but in the meantime, it has to continue paying the property tax, Field said. The appeals were filed a year ago but it could be another two years before the hearing takes place.

3 years to hope that there might be some resolution to this issue and they still have to pay the fucking taxes while they wait and lose money. Don't you just love how swiftly they move on the issue? If we're going to push all this green/renewable energy crap down people's throats then why are we taxing it to the point it can't be sustained?

Rope. Tree. Politician. Some assembly required.

I Wish This Was A Joke

Read it here.

Are you fucking kidding me? Really? So, what do we have to look forward to now? How about the USNS Che Guevara? Our next carrier to be the USS Joseph Stalin? The new destroyer USS Fidel Castro? Re-naming Parris Island for Paris Hilton?

It probably won't help, but I think I'm gonna write this fucktard a letter.

Office of the Secretary of the Navy
2000 Navy Pentagon
Washington, D.C. 20350-2000

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Bin Laden Raid

I see that the Military Channel (among others) is devoting a lot of air time to the Bin Laden raid. The Military Channel is airing a program that will take us inside the raid, the intel gathering, the training and execution of the mission.

I don't like it and I don't think it's appropriate.

What our special warfare operators do and how they do it should remain a secret. Anything that details how they came about the information on Bin Laden's whereabouts should remain secret. Hell, I even think the locations of our special warfare bases and training facilities should be secret.

One of the keys to winning any war or conflict is information. Let's not give our enemies any more than necessary. You know, they watch CNN too.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Westboro Baptist Loonies Handled

Seems the fine citizens of Mississippi have figured out how to deal with Phreddie Phelps and his loonies. Check it out here.Link
Now, if we can all figure out how to do this in our own states we may be able to shut them down forever.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Proof That It Lives

Plans are in progress for me to attend the next Indy blogmeet. Not that I think anyone actually cares if I do or not, but it will be fun to meet some of the people who write what I read every day.

I know when it is, does anyone know where yet?

*UPDATE*

Tam says Broad Ripple Brew Pub

Thursday, April 14, 2011

I Don't Understand

I don't understand why We The People are tolerating the Governmentally sanctioned sexual assaults being perpetrated upon children by the TSA. A 6yr old and an 8 yr old are the most recent victims. These children are not potential threats to anyone or anything except maybe a candy bar. Why are they being groped publicly without the gropers being beaten to death by an enraged mob? Tell me the truth, if you saw a person on the street do that to a child, would you stand by silently? Or would there be a gunshot? What exactly is the difference between a pedophile and a uniformed thug? Why are we letting this happen? Especially when we're talking about an agency that hasn't stopped a damn thing.

The Israelis have a system with a history of decades of success but to listen to the TSA weenies try to explain how much cheaper it is to grope innocent citizens and children than it is to adopt a system that actually works. It disgusts me.

The time is long past to demand that our elected officials disband TSA and prosecute the gropers. The government is answerable to We The People and it's damn well time we made them answer.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to the ultimate defensive weapon, God's own 1911. 100 years and still thumping bad guys.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

I'm Speechless

You can't help but bump in to the occasional bit of incorrect information on the internet. Lots of people out there that talk about subjects they know nothing about and have taken no time at all to properly research. Kind of like the mainstream media and the Brady bunch.

This however, has to be the single, most colossally stupid thing I have ever seen on the web. Wanna do life in prison? Follow this moron's advice.

H/T Tam

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

It's That Happy Time Of The Year

Time for my almost annual Spring preparedness reminders.

How's your batteries? Weather alert monitor working properly? You have 3-7 days of water and food stored up? Does your storm shelter need any work done or a good spring cleaning?

We're not talking about TEOTWAWKI or a zombie invasion, we're talking about fire, flood, tornado and other natural mayhem. Tornado season begins soon, be prepared in case one decides to visit your town.Mother Nature doesn't always give you a warning or a second chance. Check your supplies now.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

I've Been Thinking

I know, it's dangerous but still.

I've been in and out of the security industry for almost 25 years now. Things have changed a lot and not in a good way.

When I first got into the industry in 1989, the mere presence of a person in uniform was sufficient deterrent to crime and stupidity. Now, I don't think you could deter some of these animals with a Ma Deuce. The war on terror, the crappy economy, the hip-hop culture all combine to make the world a damn dangerous place.

I live and work in the Battle Creek, MI metropolitan area. An area which was just named the 22nd highest crime rate area in the nation. That puts it at number 3 in Michigan. My local police agency has told me both that I should do whatever I have to do to get home safe after work and that they will see if they can get me a used set of armor. Not real good for the old comfort level. Top that off with the fact that the area I guard seems to cater to the shallow end of the gene pool and I really don't think I should be patrolling in anything lighter than a Bradley.

I see security officers getting less respect than ever and not just from the general public. I am fortunate to work with a great police department which sees me as an extra set of eyes rather than just a bystander in a silly costume, but most law enforcement agencies aren't like that.

The hip-hop culture has some of these hood rats thinking that jail time is a great way to develop what they call "street cred" so they can look all tough for their homies. I bet more than half of them would get a chubby out of taking down a uniformed person.

There are 4 known Islamic terrorist cells in the Detroit area, 3 in Chicagoland and at least 2 near Indianapolis. Talk about a potential triangle of death and mayhem. (I'll take more current info if anyone has it, thanks).

I don't think I have to talk about the economy, we all see it every day.

I wonder if the day of the unarmed security guard is dead? I don't think that a uniform and a vigilant attitude are as effective in this day and age as they used to be. I don't think there's any respect for guards anymore and I think we may actually be potential targets rather than the deterrent we were 20 years ago. If you have thoughts, I'd love to hear them.

Monday, March 07, 2011

Thanks Assholes

Well, nice job Lansing you bunch of fucking morons. The new Avengers film was slated to be partially shot in Detroit, a city that could really use the income.

Unfortunately, I have learned that the Avengers film will not be shot in Detroit but instead in Cleveland, OH thanks to some great tax breaks. Here's the link.

With the current state of the economy, Michigan cannot afford to chase away even one penny of possible income.

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Hunt Club, Battle Creek

I went to the Hunt Club in Battle Creek, MI today. It's supposed to be a nice place. The special was a 16oz ribeye. The worst cut of meat I have had since I was in the Navy. 3/4 fat. By the time the fat was trimmed away it was a weight watchers cut. I would have been happier going to Burger King or cooking up some fresh road kill.

To top it all off, when I said something to the waitress, she had to talk to the bartender, the bar tender actually acted like she was offended that someone had had the temerity to complain. I will say that the waitress was wonderful. The overall experience, however, was totally ruined by the crappy cut of meat and the horrible attitude of the bar tender, who had to call a manager on the phone to find out what to do about this. Had to call the manager? Really? The motherfucker couldn't be bothered to come out from wherever and deal with a dissatisfied customer?

They turned my first ever visit into my last ever visit. Fuck them.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Information Needed

There is an idiotic bit of misinformation circulating around my neck of the woods about .45 ACP.

It seems some knucklehead is spreading the word that 45 has been found to be excessive force. If anyone knows of any place where this is true, please let me know.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Ammo Sale

I ran into an ammo sale at Gander Mountain with a little extra coin in the account and walked out with 100 rounds of 5.56 for $32. Now if I could find a deal like that on .45 ACP I'd be a really happy camper. I wanna go walk the XD.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Edit Please

From the Fox News website and the Department of Redundancy Department comes this stunning caption:

Coast Guard Taking On Drug Smugglers

Feb 16, 2011

- 3:46 -

New ship faces submersible submarines



Thanks boys

What's A Bieber?

I don't usually read entertainment news but the headline about America being evil caught my eye. Apparently, Justin "What's a" Bieber thinks US healthcare is just evil. I'll let you read it here.

You know what I think? I think you've made millions here. If we're so evil, then you have an obligation to give all that money back because it came from such an evil place. Once you've done that, you can trot your teenage ass back to Canuckistan and fucking stay there. You can have a nice steaming cup of STFU on me.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Critical News

Federal Cartridge has issued a recall of some lots of .45 ACP. Go to Western Rifle Shooters and check your ammo.

Friday, February 04, 2011

So Much Bullshit

I'm not quite sure where to start but you should start by reading this drivel. Mr Mills is all about spreading the fear isn't he? Too bad he has no facts. The comments are pretty entertaining too. Well enough of that, let's begin.

Automatic handguns? Where are these and where can I get one? Without the licenses and taxes, they're illegal.

Oh boy, he quoted the Brady Bunch. They're already thoroughly discredited so I'll leave that.

Let's turn to some of the comments.

flandysz February 03, 2011 at 10:28PM

There is no Second Amendment right for Joe Cowboy to parade around showing off his gun so he can feel like a man.

"A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state..." That's the part of the Second Amendment the NRA doesn't want you to remember. When it was written, the U. S. was concerned about Indians on the frontier and the English coming back for another round of fighting, maybe by way of Canada. That was then, this is now.

The Second Amendment is about the creation of what became the National Guard and Reserves, not Joe Cowboy imagining himself to be a big hero and kill a bad guy and then ending up killing the brother-in-law he hates in a fit of rage, or maybe his wife and then himself?

Easy access to guns is killing us. 400,000 Americans murdered with guns since Martin Luther King was himself murdered with a gun on April 4, 1968.

The NRA are liars. Let's stand up to them. Let's rid our country of the scourge of guns. We don't need them. Only the military and the police should have them. Don't be afraid of the NRA. They disgrace America. They cause so much death and destruction in our country because of their lies.

Guns make killing easy. Guns make murder easy. Easy access to guns is killing us.

Do it for your country. Stand up to the NRA. They are liars and bring dishonor to America.


Hey asshole, that part that you say the NRA wants us to forget? Have you read Heller?

No stupid, the 2nd Amendment has nothing whatsoever to do with the creation of the National Guard. If you've read any of the Federalist papers, then you'd know that the "militia" was to be the whole of the people.

Let's see, 400,000 people over 43 years makes about 9302.325 people per year. According to alcoholalert.com, 17,419 persons were killed in alcohol-related crashes in 2002. Where's your call for a ban on cars? How about this? Preventable medical mistakes and infections are responsible for about 200,000 deaths in the U.S. each year, according to an investigation by the Hearst media corporation. Damn, we better ban Doctors and hospitals too. You damn banners make me sick. You don't want to look for a root cause for anything, just fan the flames of fear.

Oh yeah, hell yeah....Only the police and military should have guns. Like this guy?



I never get tired of posting that.

OOH, how about this one?

downtownresident February 04, 2011 at 9:22AM

I am fully aware of the use of a gun for hunting and fully endorse that. The point of my statement is: HANDGUNS ARE USED FOR ONE THING-TO KILL HUMANS. Plus, you had no response about Arizona gun laws. Arizona gun dealers are the NUMBER 1 supplier of weapons to the drug cartels in Mexico period.

No dipshit, the number 1 supplier of weapons to drug cartels is the corrupt Mexican government. The numbers on the guns found have been cherry picked to suit the gun banners purposes.

The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. That's the only section of the 2nd Amendment that stands on it's own as a complete sentence. The militia is the whole of the people. The Heller decision confirms the right of the individual. AND...the Michigan State Constitution Art 1 Sec 6 states: Every person has a right to keep and bear arms for the defense of himself and the state. Did you note the express mention of individual self defense?

You sheeple that want guns banned should move somewhere where the ownership of said guns isn't protected by a Constitution.


Thursday, January 27, 2011

NEW

I got an email recently from Luke McCoy, who runs USA Carry.com and he wanted to trade links. I took some time to go over his site and there's a lot of helpful information there. I was also impressed that the forums I looked at seemed to be polite and well moderated.

If you're looking for another source of information about both concealed and open carry across our great Republic then USA Carry is a good information source.

Friday, January 07, 2011

Crazy

I hope you're not looking for a list of crazy in the world today. I don't think I could post a rant that long. This is about the crazy in my own corner of the aforementioned world.

This is the one time I'm going to post this.

I have a "part time" gig I'm doing as a sales person for Elite Bowling. I do really like bowling so I figured if I can couple up something I like with a way to make a couple bucks, it's a win/win situation.

So if you or anyone you know is considering buying a bowling ball. Let me know. Thanks.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year

Out with the old and in with the new. Starting with a sizable chunk of Congress.

May 2011 bring you joy, happiness and prosperity despite the actions of the current administration.