My new revolver was delivered to the gun shop today.  The US Postal Service notified me by email.  However, the dealer didn’t get it into his Bound Book today, so I couldn’t pick it up.  I have to wait until Monday.  The brass and bullets showed up on Wednesday.  The moon clips showed up on Tuesday, but not the tool to load and unload the clips.  That’s on backorder.  I picked up a pound of Alliant’s Power Pistol this afternoon, so I’ll be loading a hundred .38+P rounds for testing – for next weekend.

I will be able to get some practice in before December’s bowling pin match, but I really wanted to take it to the range tomorrow.

“…when a long train of abuses and usurpations…”

Back in August of 2009 I wrote Restoring the Lost Constitution. In that piece I quoted a bit from an Orson Scott Card novel:

(America) was a nation created out of nothing – nothing but a set of ideals that they never measured up to. Now and then they had great leaders, but usually nothing but political hacks, and I mean right from the start. Washington was great, but Adams was paranoid and lazy, and Jefferson was as vile a scheming politician as a nation has ever been cursed with.

America shaped itself with institutions so strong that it could survive corruption, stupidity, vanity, ambition, recklessness, and even insanity in its chief executive.

and asked the question, “But can it survive enmity?”

Gerard Van der Leun now addresses that question in his piece, Presence of Malice: Against the Conservative Portrait of the President. You’ll note that it expands upon the point of last Saturday’s Quote of the Day, that also came from Van der Leun’s site.

For that which we are about to receive may we be truly thankful…

And This is Why the Party’s Over

Quote of the… well, end, I suppose:

The Republicans more or less follow the laws and constitutional procedures, the Democrats deliberately and consciously break them. But the Republicans, while they complain incessantly about the Democrats, never identify this underlying fact. Why? Because that would show that the system is no longer legitimate. And the function of the Republicans, as “patriotic, conservative Americans,” is to uphold the goodness and legitimacy of the system, a legitimacy which rests on the belief that everyone in American politics shares the same basic principles and loyalties. So the Republicans, as defenders of the system and its presumed basic unity, cannot expose what the Democrats are. If they exposed it, politics would be replaced by open war between two radically incompatible parties and America as we know it would come to an end. — Lawrence Auster, View from the Right, Kagan’s non-recusal and what it means

Found at Van der Leun’s. I’ve been saying it for years. So have others. This is a realization that most people will not be able to avoid much longer, regardless of the education system, the media, and the .gov. Sooner or later Mr. and Ms. MiddleAmerica are finally going to say “ENOUGH!”