Another Political Statement

Saw this one at

Well, to be fair, he won received the Nobel Peace Prize long before he implemented that foreign policy.  And most of those theater deaths were attributable to the Remington 870 shotgun, IIRC. 

That billboard’s supposed to be on I-12 outside of Baton Rouge, LA.

Quote of the Day – Education Edition

“American students are less proficient in their nation’s history than in any other subject, according to results of a nationwide test,” the New York Times reported last year. “Most fourth graders [were] unable to say why Abraham Lincoln was an important figure.” The exam found 12% of high school seniors “proficient” in American history. — David Gelertner, The Wall Street Journal: The Friendly, Neighborhood Internet School

Tough to love, much less respect something you know nothing about.

And much easier to hate.

Quote of the Day

We all know this one:

If you’ve got a business…you didn’t build that.

Somebody else made that happen.

~ Barack Obama

That’s not the QotD. I told you that so I could tell you this:

If you’re claiming you got bin Laden……you didn’t do that.

Somebody else made that happen.

~ A Vietnam Vet

(h/t to my favorite Merchant O’Death, Dave, via email.)


The seventh annual Gun Blogger Rendezvous is only 27 days away, and I’m not going to get my .458 SOCOM upper in time. 

I ordered it on May 3, with an advertised 90-day lead time.  I checked with Rock River a couple of days ago, and here is their response:

The .458’s are running over the approximate 90 day time frame, so it could be 30-45 days before it is available.

Rock River is still advertising “60-90 days” for “most LAR-458 rifles and upper halves.”

Regardless, I won’t have a “thumper” to bring with me to the Rendezvous. I’ve got dies, brass, bullets even (some kind people let me have some of their private stash, so I’ve got about 200 of the 405 grain Remington softpoints to load.)

But nothing to shoot them through.

Ah, well. It’ll still be fun.

Back from Obscurity!

I received an email from someone you might have heard of: Kim du Toit. Kim and his wife Connie dropped off the blogosphere completely a few years ago, after being major players. They were quite polarizing (did you ever read Kim’s essay “The Pussification of the Western Male”?), but largely loved by the gunblogger community. Well, Kim has always been a writer, but he sent me an email to let me know that he has a novel out for the Kindle, Prime Target. Kim describes it this way:

Prime Target is about the U.S. Government spying on its citizens through data mining, and one man’s efforts to stop them. Evil government agents, beautiful women… and of course, guns. Lots of ’em.

He has other books, too, available here.

Nice to hear from him!