Archives:

Silver Screen, Hot Lead

December 31, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 8 Comments | Filed in: Guns, Kevin, Movies.

Shooting USA and Arfdotcom have compiled a list of the Top Ten Movie Gunfights Of All Time, and it’s not half-bad. The bank robbery scene from “Heat” Master Sgt.Gordon and Sgt.1st Class Shughart’s final battle from “Blackhawk Down” The last fight scene in “The Kingdom” The Battle of la Drang Valley from “We Were Soldiers” • Read More »

Silver Screen, Hot Lead

December 31, 2009 | By admindude | Comments Off on Silver Screen, Hot Lead | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Shooting USA and Arfdotcom have compiled a list of the Top Ten Movie Gunfights Of All Time, and it’s not half-bad. The bank robbery scene from “Heat” Master Sgt.Gordon and Sgt.1st Class Shughart’s final battle from “Blackhawk Down” The last fight scene in “The Kingdom” The Battle of la Drang Valley from “We Were Soldiers” • Read More »

Stop Anthroprogenic Contintental Drift Now!

December 30, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 2 Comments | Filed in: Environment, Humor, Kevin, Science.

Just in case President Obama learns from his mistake and makes some remarks about the earthquake in San Diego today, our fevered imaginations inside sources have an early version of the text of press release: Good Afternoon, All of you would not be reading this unless you — like me — were convinced that the • Read More »

Sign O The Times

December 30, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Humor, Kevin, War On Terror.

If American society believes in anything, it’s that improper behaviour can be cured by putting up a sign. For example, we all know that putting up a no-smoking sign completely deters anyone from smoking in a restaurant or bar. Experience has also shown us that everyone always, always obeys the posted speed limits and the • Read More »

Stop Anthroprogenic Continental Drift Now!

December 30, 2009 | By admindude | Comments Off on Stop Anthroprogenic Continental Drift Now! | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Just in case President Obama learns from his mistake and makes some remarks about the earthquake in San Diego today, our fevered imaginations inside sources have an early version of the text of press release: Good Afternoon, All of you would not be reading this unless you — like me — were convinced that the • Read More »

Sign O The Times

December 30, 2009 | By admindude | Comments Off on Sign O The Times | Filed in: Uncategorized.

If American society believes in anything, it’s that improper behaviour can be cured by putting up a sign. For example, we all know that putting up a no-smoking sign completely deters anyone from smoking in a restaurant or bar. Experience has also shown us that everyone always, always obeys the posted speed limits and the • Read More »

This will do for now

December 29, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Guns, Kevin, Movies.

This will do until I get my M-613A3 or a real lightsaber. And it’s being made by a company in Tempe, too. Hmmmnn, I wonder if they’d be willing to trade one out for some website work…

Almost flight-ready

December 28, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Almost flight-ready | Filed in: Guns, Kevin.

Once again the unorganized (but well-regulated) militia succeeds where all the King’s horses and all the King’s men failed: Northwest Flight 253 was saved from destruction not by the system, but rather through the actions of one passenger who refused to be a victim. (Hmmmn, “Refuse to be a victim” sounds catchy. Someone should make • Read More »

A Brilliant Creation

December 27, 2009 | By admindude | Comments Off on A Brilliant Creation | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Vox has created a Facebook Group for Arizona’s conservative bloggers. More …

Fruit of the Boom.

December 26, 2009 | By exurbanjon | 3 Comments | Filed in: Humor, Jon, Politics.

Apparently, the little elves in Al Qaeda’s workshop have introduced a new toy for the Christmas season. The plot to blow up an American passenger jet over Detroit was organized and launched by al Qaeda leaders in Yemen who apparently sewed bomb materials into the suspect’s underwear before sending him on his mission, federal authorities • Read More »

Saturday Movie Blogging – Rio Bravo

December 26, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Saturday Movie Blogging – Rio Bravo | Filed in: Kevin, Movies.

One of my favourite westerns (and Quentin Taratino likes it, too). Here’s an interview of Howard Hawks talking about making one of his best movies. 

Cathy Lee Crosby, John Davidson and Fran Tarkenton disagree

December 24, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Cathy Lee Crosby, John Davidson and Fran Tarkenton disagree | Filed in: Democrats, Kevin, Politics, Television.

Harry Reid proudly states that “Real People understand the urgency for health care reform”. My question is, how did he even find John Barbour, Sarah Purcell, Byron Allen and Bill Rafferty, much less get their opinion on health care reform?

Welcome to the recovery-less recovery

December 23, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 4 Comments | Filed in: Democrats, Kevin, Money, Politics.

Why is this sort of news always “unexpected” whenever there’s a Democrat in the White House? Sales of new homes plunged unexpectedly last month to the lowest level since April, a sign the housing market recovery will be rocky. The 11 percent slump from October’s pace shows that consumers are taking their time following an • Read More »

Welcome to the recovery-less recovery

December 23, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Welcome to the recovery-less recovery | Filed in: Economics, Humor, Kevin, Money, MSM and New Media, Politics.

Why is this sort of news always “unexpected” whenever there’s a Democrat in the White House? Sales of new homes plunged unexpectedly last month to the lowest level since April, a sign the housing market recovery will be rocky. The 11 percent slump from October’s pace shows that consumers are taking their time following an • Read More »

What about a tax on unicorns?

December 23, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on What about a tax on unicorns? | Filed in: Democrats, Economics, HEALTH, Kevin, Money.

A funny (and really, really sad) look at how the CBO calculates the (imaginary) cost savings of ObamaCare. Via ExurbanJon’s Twitter feed. More …

Ok, that does it

December 22, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Environment, Food, Humor, Kevin.

I’m ready to sell my house, trade in my car, give away one of my kids and finally jump on board the watermelon bandwagon. Why? Climate change could affect world coffee supplies. Egads. If I don’t switch to CFL’s and give up plastic water bottles RIGHT NOW, the world’s supply of coffee could vanish like • Read More »

Parker Griffith Can’t Lose.

December 22, 2009 | By exurbanjon | 1 Comment | Filed in: Jon, Politics.

On the eve of the ObamaCare vote, a Democratic congressman/oncologist decides that he’s had enough: POLITICO has learned that Rep. Parker Griffith, a freshman Democrat from Alabama, will announce today that he’s switching parties to become a Republican. According to two senior GOP aides familiar with the decision, the announcement will take place this afternoon • Read More »

Do me a favour, Arizona GOP

December 22, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Do me a favour, Arizona GOP | Filed in: Arizona, GOP, Kevin, Politics.

Before we decide whether John McCain is conservative enough to be our Senator, can we unite behind David Schwiekert‘s bid to replace Harry Mitchell (D – Obama Suckup) and avoid the messy primary that allowed him to sneak into office ? Thanks.

Parker Griffith Can’t Lose.

December 22, 2009 | By exurbanjon | Comments Off on Parker Griffith Can’t Lose. | Filed in: Democrats, HEALTH, Jon, Medicine, Politics.

On the eve of the ObamaCare vote, a Democratic congressman/oncologist decides that he’s had enough: POLITICO has learned that Rep. Parker Griffith, a freshman Democrat from Alabama, will announce today that he’s switching parties to become a Republican. According to two senior GOP aides familiar with the decision, the announcement will take place this afternoon in • Read More »

Happiness is a state of mind

December 21, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Arizona, Kevin.

The fifth-happiest state in the nation is… The Grand Canyon State. The top five are: Louisiana Hawaii Florida Tennessee Arizona Rather than go through mounds of statistical about GDP, taxes and the like, this survey took the radical step of actually people if they were happy or not (what an amazing idea!). One caveat is • Read More »

Pyongyang is in the room

December 21, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Pyongyang is in the room | Filed in: Food, Kevin, Politics.

And now for something completely different: A North Korean dinner show. I have no idea how the deal worked, but this restaurant was truly showcasing North Korea in Cambodia. The waitresses were from North Korea, the food was supposed to be North Korean and the entertainment was North Korean. Since I’m still kind of shell-shocked • Read More »

Saturday Movie Blogging – A Christmas Story

December 19, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Saturday Movie Blogging – A Christmas Story | Filed in: Kevin, Movies.

A bit of an odd duck, as this movie never did well in the theaters in it’s initial release: It became popular only when WTBS put it in heavy Christmas-time rotation during the mid-80’s. No matter how it happened, though, it’s a great movie for the whole family, and eminently quoutable, (“It’s a major award!”, • Read More »