Supply Side Politics 2.0
"Our natural, inalienable rights are now considered to be a dispensation from government, and freedom has never been so fragile, so close to slipping from our grasp as it is at this moment." - Ronald W. Reagan
26 October 2013
22 October 2013
Another Member of The Tribe
First Time Shooter Report
so anyway, back on Friday 11OCT13, a couple of colleagues and I went to the Island Lake Shooting Range to shoot the Sporting Clays range. One of my colleagues was a mid-twenty-something young woman who had never fired a gun before. (Yes, I know, taking a first time shooter to do sporting clays borders on cruel. I didn't set it up, it just happened that way. She's a Virginia Tech Engineering grad. She dealt with it.)
On the first station, eight clays were presented. She dusted the eighth, and was totally geeked. By the fifteenth shot (out of 50), she was soliciting advice: what am I doing wrong? / why do you do that thing when you shoot? / can you see where my shots are going? / etc.
It was glorious.
We got "timed out" on the course and didn't get to shoot the last station. The range staff came out and picked us up in a golf cart and carted us back up to the clubhouse.
We settled our bills (in compliance with my long-standing policy, I covered her range fees. First time shooters shoot for free) and made our way out to the
She was walking on sunshine. About halfway back to the car, she turned to us and said "Next time, can we do rifles or pistols?"
Yes, Ma'am. We can do both. All day.
She has added pics of her shooting to her FaceSpace page; and has gone on about how many "Likes" she's received; and how she's told the "Dis-likes" to piss off.
We just added another member of The Tribe. She's hooked. I mentioned that Hello Kitty guns are available, she punched me in the chest. (Again, Virginia Tech Engineering grad. She holds her own)
19 October 2013
Saturday Night Video
16 October 2013
it's me, I draw the foul...
so anyway, real life has been pretty persistent at keeping me away from blogging lately.
It is a long story. That you do not want to hear.
I may have to go back to the "old school" practice of keeping the blogging notes that I generate throughout the day on a flash drive, since I can't do DropBox on my work tube.
I know: First World Problems. I shall strive to be a better blogger in the future.
Labels: Shop Talk
12 October 2013
Saturday Night Video
08 October 2013
On this day...
an anniversary, of sorts
so anyway, twenty-one years ago today (tonight, actually, as I started on the afternoon shift) I began my "career" in The Stoopid Business™.
Over the past twenty-one years, I've had the following job titles:
Service Accounts Supervisor
Senior Product Engineer
Senior Cost Estimator
Contract Cost Estimator
Total Quality and Cost Management Technologist
Contract Pricing Analyst
The current job is the best of the bunch, despite the fact that I'm working for 80% of market value. These days, you don't jeopardize the job you have for one that might pay you more. The astute reader will note the five periods of unemployment. It's the norm for The Stoopid Business™ these days.
I mowed a lot of lawns and did a lot of house painting during those times of (professional) unemployment.
07 October 2013
05 October 2013
Pictures, being worth a thousand words...
pure genius from Chris Muir...
so anyway, Chris Muir of Day By Day fame, has put it on a tee and whacked it smackly:
|Obamaha Beach, indeed|
That's right, TFG has ordered that the fucking OCEAN be closed because of the Federal Government slowdown. Wanker.
But that's still not all: TFG has barricaded the Iwo Jima monument and the Vietnam wall (monument).
As Ace said about the Iwo Jima issue: "They took the actual Iwo Jima. They're not going to have much of a problem with the Iwo Jima memorial."
I hope the so called "shutdown" goes on for weeks, if not months. It shows TFG and his cronies for what they are, and the populace will not stand for it. We've seen smatterings of civil dis-obedience over the past four or five days, I'm hoping it increases exponentially.
BOOM! goes the dynamite! Fresh of tonight's ONT: The Rebel Alliance is on the move:
We live in interesting times.