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They stand on guard for us

March 31, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on They stand on guard for us | Filed in: Uncategorized.

A Taliban commander critiques NATO forces in Afghanistan.  Commander Mullah Haji Mohammad: To be honest with you, most of the invading soldiers are cowards, if they did not have their helicopters and air planes to support them, they would not be able to stay in Afghanistan for more than a month, on the other hand • Read More »

Can we count on you, Senator McCain?

March 31, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Can we count on you, Senator McCain? | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Can we count on you to do the right thing by your constituents and your country and sign The Club For Growth’s pledge to repeal Obamacare, just like your opponent in your primary race has?  Can we count on you this time to make a stand against wasteful government spending, as you’ve done in the • Read More »

College for Clunkers.

March 31, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on College for Clunkers. | Filed in: Uncategorized.

404: The government’s Web site for handling student loans was broken most of Tuesday — the very day President Obama signed a law putting the government in charge of all subsidized student lending. Visitors to the site www.studentloans.gov early Tuesday afternoon saw an error message, while users Monday saw either an error message or, in • Read More »

The men of America can feel safe knowing that more women are carrying guns

March 30, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on The men of America can feel safe knowing that more women are carrying guns | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Tam, Breda, Vox… you’re in good company. American women are buying guns and taking aim on firing ranges in growing numbers, according to a recent study and interviews with gun-shop owners. A 2009 study found 70 percent of shop owners reported more female buyers. The study, conducted by the National Shooting Sports Foundation and Southwick • Read More »

Go get ’em, Greg

March 30, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Go get ’em, Greg | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Greg Patterson is shining the light of the FOI Act on The State Compensation Fund and it’s cozy relationship with the Arizona Democratic Party. SCF says it’s not subject to Arizona’s open records statues, but in reality, they are, and they’re not liking it one little bit.  Sunrise is coming for the SCF, and they • Read More »

Happy Passover

March 29, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Happy Passover | Filed in: Uncategorized.

I forget the origination of the quote, but I love it:  “Most Jewish holidays can be quickly described as ‘They tried to kill us, they failed, let’s eat.’”  May they always fail, and may we always eat.  And if you’re a Christian and not gone to a Seder, I highly recommend it. You don’t know • Read More »

The violence that’s inherit in the system

March 29, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on The violence that’s inherit in the system | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Another day, another Jewish political leader mistreated.  Today, a two-count complaint and warrant was filed charging Norman Leboon with threatening to kill United States Congressman Eric Cantor and his family. Leboon created and then transmitted a YouTube video to Google over the internet, in which he threatened to kill Congressman Cantor and his family.  Don’t • Read More »

Prescience

March 29, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Prescience | Filed in: Uncategorized.

This classic Bloom County cartoon reminded me of one of today’s politicians, but I just can’t figure out which one…  More …

Saturday Movie Blogging – Proof of Life

March 27, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Saturday Movie Blogging – Proof of Life | Filed in: Uncategorized.

A sentimental favorite: This movie was shot in various locations in and around Ecuador, and I spent three months there working as a photographer in my youth. Every time I watch it, I want to go back.  And the bang-bang is really good, too. (language warning on that link).  More …

Friday Music Blogging: Public Image Ltd.

March 26, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Friday Music Blogging: Public Image Ltd. | Filed in: Uncategorized.

After a long week, a classic by John Lydon and the boys… “Anger is an energy” …a good motto for November. More …

Arizona’s budget hole now downgraded to “abyss”

March 26, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Arizona’s budget hole now downgraded to “abyss” | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Arizona has been languishing for months with a shocking budget mess, second only in severity to our near-bankrupt neighbor California. Thanks to the votes of Arizonan Reps. Harry Mitchell, Gabrielle Giffords and Ann Kirkpatrick, our budget just got much, much worse: Arizona must drop a plan to cut its Medicaid program’s generous eligibility and instead • Read More »

The Jolly-bama.

March 26, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on The Jolly-bama. | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Seen planted in a neighbor’s yard this morning, somewhere in Mesa, Arizona. (Thanks, Monkey_Brad!) More …

Reach out and klang someone

March 26, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Reach out and klang someone | Filed in: Uncategorized.

So, what is this “Three Gun” competition of which you speak, Kevin?  Glad you asked. Let’s walk thru a stage, shall we?  This is Stage Seven, in the same bay as the stage that I described last year (iPhone pano). A little different from last year, as this was a rifle-pistol stage for this match • Read More »

Hollywood Celebrities support censorship

March 25, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Hollywood Celebrities support censorship | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Hugo Chavez, hero of the arts.  Intelligence agents arrested the president of Venezuela’s only remaining independent television station on Thursday, leading to concerns that freedom of speech is ending in this oil-rich nation. Guillermo Zuloaga, president of Globovision network, was arrested over comments that were deemed “offensive” to President Hugo Chávez, according to Venezuela’s Attorney • Read More »

That’s all for now and I am outta here

March 24, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on That’s all for now and I am outta here | Filed in: Uncategorized.

I’m working and shooting the Superstition Mountain Mystery 3-Gun match at Rio today through Sunday, and it’s also the inaugural event for the new TV series “3 Gun Nation” on Versus (pdf link). Expect a movie post on Saturday and sporadic updates at best. Update: The match is over for me, and I didn’t suck (shot • Read More »

We now have an answer to that age-old question,

March 24, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on We now have an answer to that age-old question, | Filed in: Uncategorized.

“What’s the best gun for hunting triceratops?” Spotted at the range yesterday. The funny thing is, while it looks nasty, in reality, it’s just a single-shot 9mm rifle. It’s a training aid for teaching Marines how to use the AT-4 anti-tank rocket and it fires plain ol’ 9mm Parabellum. No assault weapons ban in the • Read More »

Harry Mitchell pulls off his mask.

March 23, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Harry Mitchell pulls off his mask. | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Despite his pretense of being “independent,” Rep. Harry Mitchell always votes with Nancy Pelosi on the important issues. Such as health care reform.  And he did so even though his conservative district strongly opposed the governmental takeover of the private health care system.  Harry is my congressman. But not for long. More …

Why we’re winning

March 23, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Why we’re winning | Filed in: Uncategorized.

The Cathedral and the Bazaar may be one of the most influential books you’ve never read. It’s a short essay that muses on the difference between top-down software design (Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, etc.) and bottom-up design (Linux, most software mashups, etc.). Open-source (bottom-up) software has revolutionized computing: There are more web pages hosted on open • Read More »

Ross Douthat agrees with me.

March 22, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Ross Douthat agrees with me. | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Obamacare was not the Democrat’s Waterloo, it was their Moscow.  More …

I agree with Terry Goddard

March 22, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on I agree with Terry Goddard | Filed in: Uncategorized.

No, really.  “If I have to file a lawsuit over every dumb idea that comes up in Congress, we’ll spend all our time doing that.”  And that’s something that’s true no matter which party is in power. More …

The frozen chosen

March 21, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on The frozen chosen | Filed in: Uncategorized.

You wouldn’t know it by listening to the local sports media, but the Phoenix Coyotes are turning into one the most amazing stories in not just the NHL, but all of sports. Bankrupt and almost homeless at the beginning of the season, they’ve won eight in a row and are poised on the brink of • Read More »

Bedrock

March 20, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Bedrock | Filed in: Uncategorized.

The conventional wisdom this election season is that Republicans should stick to fiscal conservatism and civil liberties and ignore divisive social issues like gay marriage and abortion.  However, if Obamacare is defeated in the House tomorrow (a big if, I’ll admit), one of the most dramatically invasive and fiscally irresponsible pieces of legislation will have • Read More »

Badges? We don’t need to show you no stinkin’ badges!

March 20, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Badges? We don’t need to show you no stinkin’ badges! | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Remember, a gaffe is what happens when a politician accidently tells the truth.  “There ain’t no rules here, we’re trying to accomplish something. . . .All this talk about rules. . . .When the deal goes down . . . we make ’em up as we go along.” – Rep. Alcee Hastings, (D) ementia. More • Read More »

Saturday Movie Blogging – The Rocketeer

March 20, 2010 | By admindude | Comments Off on Saturday Movie Blogging – The Rocketeer | Filed in: Uncategorized.

An “almost” movie. I should love it: It’s got Jennifer Connelly at the height of her lusciousness, Timothy Dalton as the villian/ “3rd most popular actor in Hollywood”, and it’s based on one of my favourite graphic novels.  But it never really gels. It’s a good movie and definitely better than most of the other • Read More »