Just wrote to the NRA

Let us see if it does any good:

Your continued pestering me for money via telephone and email, especially telephone WHEN I HAVE REQUESTED THAT YOU NOT CALL ME, is becoming offensive.

I support the NRA mission. Further I support your education programs, working as an unpaid certified instructor to educate people on firearm safety and use.

BUT IF YOU CANNOT CONTROL YOUR FUNDRAISINGS (especially ILA),  I will CEASE to be an NRA member or supporter.
Enough is enough. You get my support, but STOP ASKING ME FOR MONEY TIME AFTER TIME. You are PISSING ME OFF.

Godammit, leave me alone

2nds call this week: one to my cell phone (how in the hell did they get that? They asked for me by NAME!) in the middle of the day, and now one in the evening at my home….I have requested that they STOP pestering me for money (and I talked to a real live person that time).

The mass mailing probably cost tens of dollars every year, the telephone calls through some third party fundraisers can’t be cheap (and hey, folks, at least try to get they dude making the call to be able to read the script well enough to sound as if he wasn’t reading in front of the class in say…third grade) and the cheap gifts made in China aren’t gonna get a you plugged nickle, and are going to make me choose not to be a member very very soon.

And my range requires that I be an NRA member….

Anyone know anyone at the NRA who can make this stop?

An important decision regarding your privacy

Seems that the Supreme Court actually made a decent, well thought out decision regarding the privacy of the contents of your cell phone.

It now is required that police get a warrant when wanting to search the contents of your cell phone. No matter WHY they arrest you, they have to get a warrant for the information in your cell phone’s memory… Contacts, calls, texts, etc re confidential information until and unless the po=po find a judge and convince him/her that the in your phone is somehow relevant to a case they are making against you….

This is BIG.

Range trip: AAR

So brother and Nephew arrived around 9….Temps were already in the 80’s, and with the 4″ of rain in the past 3 days (including 1/2″ the night before, the day was….moist.

Thick, it was. Really. Humid.

Not much wind either.

We loaded up the car and drove to the range, wondering what we might find, what with all the rain and such. My dad came along as well. 

Now, the range was recently reworked by the county, they finally got around to removing the block to drainage that had been there for 20+ years, And I had worked with the tractor and bladed the outdoor range to make it drain into the drainage ditch..

All that work paid off, as the range was merely “skwishy” rather than “flooded”.

There was still water draining, but it wasn’t too bad. The grass made it walkable, and there wasn’t too much mud…except at the bowling pin range.

Nephew wanted to shoot there first, so we turned a bunch of my reloads and most of a box of Winchester White Box into smoke noise and empty .45 cases. Plus a bunch of 9mm from grandpa’s pistol, and little over 200 .22 LR.  I spent most of my time just being a Range Officer, and bit of time coaching. I can shoot anytime.

Surprisingly, Nephew liked my compact alloy framed 3″ Para for bowling pins over the full size 1911. Lighter seemed to work for him, and he had no issues with recoil, either one handed or two handed. He didn’t like the 9mm as much either.  He went 5 for 5 several times.

After knocking over bowling pins for a while, it became difficult to police the brass, as the grass is sorta thin there, and the clay was becoming churned up. Just plain muddy.

But we had a great time, and except for a bit of inattention to trigger finger discipline (hey, 11 years old and still fairly new to guns in general) all was good after a few pointed reminders.

So we packed up and moved to the 50 yard range and unlimbered the rifles. Brother immediately took charge of the Marlin 39 and Nephew went for the Savage bolt action that he liked so well last year (I won that in a raffle, best $10 I ever spent)

For a while they were content to knock down bowling pins at 50 yards, but then Nephew wanted to shoot at paper targets for score. I had brought along a bunch of NRA 50 yard targets and after a few practice shots he and his dad and I shot for score.

I had a 96, his dad had a 85 and he had an 73. (Grandpa had to leave early due to heat and humidity).

He practiced for a while, with coaching from his uncle, and eventually shot an 84.  By that time he was getting overheated, so we packed up and went to have a late lunch at Grandma’s house)

All told it was a good Sunday. Shooting with a motivated young man and his father….and HIS father.
3 generations at one time enjoying a somewhat American pastime; Plinking and punching holes in paper.

Someone needs to be run out of town on a rail. **Updated…Judge modifies her ruling.

Reposting from Old NFO:

SO we have an unfit mother….Who lost her child because her child was removed from the home by CPS.
We have the father, a deployed naval sailor.

We have an activist asshole judge, who provides no recourse for the father to appear in court or lose custody of his daughter…EVEN THOUGH HE IS ON A SUBMARINE CURRENTLY UNDER THE PACIFIC OCEAN.

Now me, I see a good reason for a protest outside of the judges haunts….a loud one, making him very nervous….trample his her flowerbeds, ruin his her neighbor’s peace and tranquility, follow him her wherever he goes, etc.

Peacefully, of course.

And as I posted on NFO’s site, I’d break into the gun fund to contribute to a legal defense fund. 

*Updated: Seems the Judge has seen fit to modify her ruling. Perhaps the bad press (and the fact that she looks like a fool) has made a difference? 

I still think she has disqualified herself from any judicial duties outside of traffic court, if that.


Why do printer and fax manufacturers give you error codes (ex: error 347) instead of a description of what the fucking error is? 347 means nothing unless you have the manual in front of you, and how many of us can even find the frigging manual after a week or so?

WHY NOT just put a basic description of the error (eg: “no dial tone” or “receiving fax unable to handshake properly”) or whatever instead of an error that is meaningless to anyone who was not part of the development team?

So it would seem

That the IRS was paying an outside vendor to back up emails from IRS employees.

If congress really wants to get to the bottom of this (which I am beginning to doubt, suspecting that the whole Faux Outrage is just for show) all they have to do is subpoena the company’s data. Simple to do, and if THEY (SonaSoft) have lost the data, then we all will know for sure that there is a coverup. There can be only so many coincidences….

Were I the president of SonaSoft, I’d have already pulled the appropriate emails and would have them sitting in a thumb drive waiting for the appropriate parties to request them. (or I’d be waiting for my truckload of used bills to be delivered to my bank account in Geneva….)

If Congress chooses not to subpoena the emails from the backup company, SonaSoft, then we all will know that we are being played…and that Ryan and his ilk are as much a part of things as Obama and Lerner.

Which opens up a whole shitload of other options.

Lampposts, ropes, cartridge boxes, Rails, tar and feathers, these are a few of the things I dream about….

Perhaps it is time we watered a tree.….

The alternatives, for both us and those who follow us, are worse that what could happen if that tree is watered.