Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A Town Called Panic

This movie was fucking hilarious.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

"this video represents everything that is right with the internet"

Also this one...

What is a gun?

They're entertainment, and yet objects of deep sentiment, but a gun is not an argument.

Personal weapons are objects of affection unmatched by any other inanimate object.

They can change the course of history, tell a story, offer moments of zen, or therapy.

They are peace of mind, they are security, they are confidence.

They can save your life in a terrible situation and harden resolve ravaged by vicious and pitiless cruelty.

A gun can heal.

A gun is a human right, but at the end of the day, a gun is just a tool.

Death Merchantry

I don't suppose it should come as a surprise, but I rather enjoy selling guns to people.

Some guns are just for fun, and selling fun things to people who want to have fun just can't help but be fun.

When I recommend a 10/22 to someone and know they're going to be able to do the tin can dance for hours for about $20, and feel great afterwards, it makes me feel great.

Other guns serve more serious purposes, and being part of that is still very fulfilling.

Talking to someone about their worries and fears, and helping them choose the appropriate means to empower themselves and control their concerns is... solemn? I'm not quite sure. It almost feels like a responsibility of having the technical knowledge to speak to the strengths and weaknesses of different firearms. It's definitely special.

Guns can provide us with so much.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Please stop pointing that gun at me and pulling the trigger.

What's got two thumbs and works at a gun shop?

THIS guy.

The IT job are all mysteriously hanging up. Positions are suddenly "in the air" or "under evaluation," recruiters and placement agencies are reporting a downturn in positions, and I'm still only working part time at Sonic.

That changed today because I got a full time job making a few bucks more an hour at one of the local gun shops.

Hopefully this will keep us chugging along until the passing of the invisible fOrce exerting unBelievable pressure Against the jobs Market At this time.

Of course, if that crushing pressure is not removed, at least I'll still have a discount on guns an ammo. WIN/WIN! (Not too worried about that, I'm calling it a landslide for Romney based solely on the positivity I started feeling a few months ago)

I've bumped into a few electronics projects that might be useful, one that might even be golden, so I'm excited to get those going.

I've said privately that I wouldn't want to work at a gun shop because I wouldn't be able to stand being muzzled every thirty seconds, but unemployment does strange things to people.

Ratatat - LP3 [Full Album]

0:00 - Shiller
4:18 - Falcon Jab
8:13 - Mi Viejo
10:53 - Mirando
14:46 - Flynn
16:42 - Bird Priest
19:49 - Shempi
23:47 - Imperials
27:21 - Dura
30:29 - BruleƩ
34:12 - Mumtaz Khan
36:50 - Gipsy Threat
38:28 - Black Heroes

This looks sweet...

The M1 Carbine always had a certain allure to me. Sadly, the cartridge sucks and it's expensive, so it didn't fit into my practical gun purchasing schedule.

But now Citadel is making an M1 .22 Carbine to give you that retro feel while you do the tin can dance for 2 cents a shot.

I don't usually see much appeal in making a .22 match the looks of another gun because it's just aesthetics, but there's something very cool about the M1 Carbine.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

It's a Girl*!

We found out two weeks before we left, but we had been trying for some time, and decided not to give up just because of something minor like quitting my job and moving cross country to fates and fortunes unknown.

We joked that the life change wasn't big enough so we decided to have a baby too.

I can't wait to meet Peanut (she was the size of a peanut in our first pictures of her, and the name stuck), I only wish I could have done more to make this world a better place. I wasn't kidding in my Romney post, I'd much rather be the generation that has to struggle through hardship than let it be hers.

None of this is her fault, but she's going to have to deal with it. Someone's going to have to explain why she owed $51,000 before she made it home from the hospital.

Not to put a damper on the festivities, I'm just really worried about the future of this country.

* Probably. The technician was 80% sure

Hold your nose rifle and vote for Romney

The tiniest thread of support was all that allowed me to vote for McCain. That thread was the supreme court justices and the Heller case.

When the highest court in the land was able to find a right to bear arms in the constitution BY ONE STINKIN' VOTE I realized that we were in worse shape than I was willing to admit. So I voted for McCain solely because of the supreme court justices.

But after Roberts found the government has the power to tax you for NOT doing something, that thread snapped, and all bets were off. The highest court in the land was now subject to popularity contests and political considerations. So nuts to them.

With that final tether gone, will I hold my nose and vote for Romney?

Not technically.

I've considered "throwing my vote away" on a third party, and were Obama not the alternative, I likely would. If this election were McCain vs Hillary, I'd vote Libertarian with smile.

But we're not facing the usual flavor of liberal. We're up against one so hopelessly lost in ideology that he will drive us off the cliff and tell us we'll be fine all the way to the ground. He's such an amateur that he can't even recognize his destructive actions will doom himself along with everyone else. He is so arrogant that he almost lives in a dream world where he is the hero and literally everyone else is wrong and against him.

He's an existential threat to this country, and I honestly believe the country we love won't survive another 4 years of him.

I'm voting for Mitt Romney, not because I'm holding my nose, but because I'm holding my rifle, and I'm afraid I'm going to have to use it to defend my family in the civil unrest that will unfold after 4 more years of spiraling debt, dangerously incompetent management, and the unspeakable horrors not even Obama felt safe unleashing before his second term.

The reason I'm voting for Romney because I don't want to shoot anyone.

That said, we've been building some of these problems for decades, and I have no illusion that Romney or anyone would be able to stop The Great Correction from taking place, but I'm positive that Romney will buy us more time than Obama. While many advocate taking your medicine now instead of later, taking it later means more time to buy food, water, and ammo, so I'll take every second I can get.