Wednesday, September 23, 2015


Oh crap. Monday, I got a call from the wife, and was told by her that she may have a blood clot. 'Course, I was ready to leave Bob's house. (I'm still helping him finish the basement.) So, I got to the hospital as soon as possible. They took Kathi in, did an ultrasound, and, yep, blood clot. Lower right leg calf.

She was put on blood thinners and epoxarin shots. So, I get to play doctor at home. Heh, this could be fun, as soon as she feels a bit better. It's my turn to do things for her, like she did for me when I had them boulders that I was trying to pee out. She has taken over the recliner. It will be her throne to command from for the next several days.

I offered to help her with her shower, but she threw stuff at me. And I found the walker I fixed up for her when she had knee surgery years ago. (The batteries in laser, bomb, and blaster toy are still good.) It cleaned up real nice, and the streamers are still in good shape. As well as the bicycle bell. She feels more stable with the walker than a cane. So it is off to the store for a few snacks for her.

So I may not get to much blogging this week. But will try and keep everyone informed to what else is going on. 

Monday, September 21, 2015


"How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes."
--Maya Angelou, American poet and memoirist

Thursday, September 17, 2015


With the price of ammo, it can be tough to be able to practice your shooting skills. My Dad came up with a way that is not too expensive. Where he got it from, I have no idea. This works real well for those of us who like to shoot "old school." You know, revolvers.

My Dad would shoot down in the basement of his house. It afforded him a way to practice shooting without going to the range or anything. He shot a .38 Colt snubby and a Ruger Security Six. This is also good for those people who like to shoot cowboy style.

Here is a list of the things you will need:

  • A couple of foil pie pans
  • Bee's wax
  • A cheap pan to melt the wax
  • Primers
  • Brass
  • De-primer tool
  • Primer tool to set primers.

Take your empty pistol brass and take out the old primer. If the brass is really dirty you might want to clean it. Next, put new primers in the brass and set them aside for the time being. Next, you want to melt down the bee's wax. After the wax is in liquid form, you want to pour it into the pie pans. You want o have the wax about a 1/4 to 3/8 inch deep.

Next, when the wax has set, take one of your pistol brass and push it into the wax. Give it a little turn as you do this. It's like a cookie cutter. Do this to all the brass that you put new primers in. You are now ready to shoot a wad of bee's wax at a target. You can still reload your brass later on. The primer is just enough to pop the wax out of the brass.

My Dad used a old military canteen he had laying around as a target. After shooting up his wax wads, the old canteen looked like someone had taken a ball-peen hammer to it. After several weeks of his practicing, we went to a range with a friend of his. As they started shooting, his friend kind of looked around the partition at my Dad, and told him he was shooting too fast and was in all likelihood to be all over the target.

My Dad just smiled and brought in his target. A nice tight group of five. A little right of center. His friend just could not believe that my dad had gotten that much better. It pays to practice.

Now I take no responsibility or liability if you try this. Wear eye and ear protection, and (always) follow all gun safety rules.

This picture of wax bullets is from the American Rifleman Web site: 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Buzzpo article: Military Intel Chiefs REVOLT Against Obama

Here is an article from that I found very interesting. I hope you do, too.

Military Intel Chiefs REVOLT Against Obama -- Could This Be The Beginning Of The End?

September 11, 2015, posted by Mark Clifton

After the hell President Obama has put our country through, it looks like things are starting to go downhill for him as intelligence professionals working out of the U.S. military’s Central Command are putting their foot down. In fact, they are revolting.

More than 50 of these pros, who are paid specifically to give their honest assessment of the ISIS war, formally complained that their reports on al-Qaida and ISIS in Syria are being inappropriately altered by senior officials.

Back in July two senior analysts at CENTCOM each signed a written complaint sent to the Defense Department inspector alleging that the reports, most of which were briefed to President Obama himself, portrayed the terror groups as weaker than what was initially reported. The reports were altered by CENTCOM higher-ups to adhere to the administration’s public like that the U.S. is winning the battle against al Nursa and ISIS.

These complaints helped to get the inspector general at the Pentagon to open a full investigation into the alleged manipulation of intelligence. The sheer number of complaints received since July suggests that there are very deep-rooted, systematic problems in how the U.S. military command managing the war against ISIS is being handled. “The cancer was within the senior level of the intelligence command,” one defense official said.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015


I am a:

And I am an:

If you have a problem with that, I suggest that you move to another country. American was founded on this.

Monday, September 14, 2015


"Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much."
--Oscar Wilde, Irish writer

"There is no such thing as a great talent, without great willpower."
--Honore de Balzac, French novelist

"If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it."
--Andy Rooney, American jouralist and commentator

"Accept the challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory."
--George S. Patton Jr., World War II general

"Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story."
--Mason Cooley, College professor

Monday, September 7, 2015


"A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory."
--Arthur Golden, Author, from Memoirs of a Geisha

"Indecision may or may not be my problem."
--Jimmy Buffett, Singer- songwriter

"Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater."
--Gail Godwin, American novelist

"An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought."
--Pablo Picasso, Spanish artist

"He who is not courageous enough to take risks, will accomplish nothing in life."
--Muhammad Ali, American boxer and three times heavyweight champion

I hope everyone has a safe Labor day.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015


Did you know that we have OVER 20,000 gun laws in this country? They cherry pick the ones they want to enforce and ignore others. But, they want to keep adding new laws every time we have a shooting of any type.

Here is a novel idea: how about enforcing the laws we now have on the books? Maybe even going through those laws and getting rid of those that don't matter, no longer have practical use now, or are outdated. Then, and only then, maybe add a new law if it makes sense.

It's out of hand, folks. 

It's time to take the bear by the balls, get off our butts, and make some changes for the betterment of us and our country and be allowed to defend ourselves and maintain our rights.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015