21 Feet

21 feet is considered the threat radius for an armed attacker by law enforcement, and the Tueller Drill was designed as a way to help police officers and armed citizens to prepare for an attacker within 7 yards.

But what does getting rushed by an attacker 21 feet away feel like?

Something like this.

Via Sharp As A Marble.

The lessons to be learned here?

MOVE! If someone’s rushing you, back up. It works with quarterbacks in the pocket and it works on the street as well.

And 1.8 seconds goes by really, really quickly. The decision to draw and fire takes less than a hearbeat, but it could change your life forever.

 
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August 31st, 2009 by exurbankevin

For the man who has everything (but common sense).

Behold, the Wrist-Mounted Flamethrower!

I would like to offer my condolences to this kid’s family in advance.

 
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August 31st, 2009 by admindude

No more words

When did “Pimping” become an accepted word to use in every day conversation?

Pimping isn’t glamorous. It’s not attractive. It’s not desirable. It’s men sexually exploiting women for money, and I confess that I’ve been known to use “pimping” when I mean “promoting”, and in fact did so on Saturday morning as I left my Men’s Bible Study.

How’s THAT for hypocrisy?

No more.

Pimping is not an acceptable word to use because it trivializes prostitution and it perpetuates the degradation of women.

It’s not acceptable that 9 year old girls see pole dancing as an acceptable costume for Halloween. It’s not acceptable that pop stars endorse inappropriate clothing for kids. The taboos of today’s society are there because thousands of years of human experience have shown us that exploiting children and glamourizing rampant sexuality over the stability of family life ruins cultures. These aren’t my ideas, this is history.

And we seemed doomed to repeat it, unless we stop accepting the unacceptable.

 
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August 31st, 2009 by exurbankevin

Most. Tech-Savvy President. Ever!

Keep an eye on your inbox.

Scammers pumping out emails that try to trick recipients into parting with large sums of cash are getting a helping hand from the Democratic National Committee.

According to a researcher with anti-spam company Cloudmark, 419fraudsters have been relaying a “significant” amount of messages through the democrats.org domain name. The abuse, which dates back at least to the beginning of this month, helps evade filters that internet service providers employ to block the messages.

“Unfortunately, because they’re able to relay mail through the Democratic Party server, it does affect the Democratic Party’s reputation, as well as their domain sending reputation,” Jamie Tomasello, Cloudmark’s abuse operations manager, told The Register. “I was surprised.”

The page in question is here, and the possibilities for using it for malicious purposes just boggle the mind: What if some Republican prankster were to send out emails suggesting the Democrats have given up on the public option, and anything else would be breaking a promise to the American people?

Not that I’m suggesting such a thing. Or at least, not suggesting it in a way that I could be brought up on charges or something…

Update: Instalanche! If you’re new to the site, kindly take a few minutes and browse around. Sorry ’bout the mess, but it’s the maid’s decade off…

Update Part Deux: They’ve added a captcha to keep out the ‘bots. Human spammers can still abuse it, though. 

 
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August 30th, 2009 by exurbankevin

I just know that something good is going to happen

And very soon.

 
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August 29th, 2009 by exurbankevin

Saturday Movie Blogging – Ghostbusters

This popped up in heavy rotation recently on AMC, and I was surprised to see how well it’s held up since it debuted in 1984. The fashions were a little scary (why did we think that women with shoulders like Lawrence Taylor were attractive?), but the jokes aren’t dated and performances are still crisp.

Plus it’s one of the best conservative movies of the last 25 years.

 
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August 29th, 2009 by exurbankevin

Friday Music Blogging – The (English) Beat

Hey!

It’s Friday!

Get up up and dance!

 
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August 29th, 2009 by exurbankevin

A simple test

Think on the following: A fat, corrupt bloated politician who’s sole qualification for office is his family connections and who should have been run out of town long ago for high crimes and misdemeanors (and much worse).

Now think of someone OTHER than Ted Kennedy.

I’m sure that the mainstream media is going to continue to canonize Ted Kennedy for his tireless efforts to undermine conservatism, but just remember that even Matt Groenig knows when a joke gets too big (literally and figuratively) to ignore.

 
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August 28th, 2009 by exurbankevin

Industrial-strength

… weapons-grade, 100% pure refined snark.

Via American Digest.

 
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August 28th, 2009 by exurbankevin

‘Way to go, McLovin!’

  

Oh please, let there be video:

A 17-year-old boy, who police suspect had been drinking, fled from authorities and was struck by a car Thursday night on the U.S. 60, police said.

Mesa Police were looking for the boy’s vehicle after he reportedly tried to steal two cases of beer from a gas station near 2600 South Power Road.

“When we pulled the vehicle over, the 17-year-old boy ran out of the car and on to the U.S. 60 westbound,” Mesa Police Detective Steve Berry said. The boy was hit by a car soon after he ran onto the highway.

“The boy was hit hard and went flying,” Berry said. “There were a lot of cringing from spectators, but he somehow came out of it completely fine.”

Reportedly, the minor ran out of gas and was waiting for his 21-year-old brother at the gas station. After his brother arrived, he attempted to steal beer instead of paying for gas, according to the Mesa Police Department.

He left the beer in a parking lot and fled the scene. Mesa Police pursued him based on a description of his vehicle.

The teen was charged with minor consumption, officials said.

Some days it’s hard not to be proud of my hometown.

 
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August 28th, 2009 by admindude