Friday, May 13, 2011

Indiana FAIL

"...INDIANAPOLIS Overturning a common law dating back to the English Magna Carta of 1215, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Hoosiers have no right to resist unlawful police entry into their homes..." Court: No right to resist illegal cop entry into home
Can't say it loud or fast enough: FAIL!
I can see two immediate results to this decision. There are going to be some cops playing soldier getting their asses shot and a few citizens doing the shooting. Then the court cases begin and civilians lose them, and more, of their rights.
Do Indiana's Supreme Court actually believe they're going to get away with this? I mean, really: come on! This is still the United States of America and the Constitution is still the law of the land. Just because some dipshit beagles consider the Fourth Amendment "incompatible with modern Fourth Amendment jurisprudence" does not negate a citizen's rights. (Perhaps they should read a bit of history and discover why they happen to have their jobs.)
If Indiana residents don't rise up and beat their judicial system over the head... they deserve to lose every Constitutional right there is.
Is that gunfire I hear in the distance?
What's this? What do I hear?
What do you mean, "The First Amendment is null and void?"
"...Senate antipiracy legislation introduced Thursday would dramatically increase the government’s legal power to disrupt and shutter websites “dedicated to infringing activities...”
Senate Bill Gives Feds Power to Order Blacklisting of Piracy Sites Threat Level Wired.com
Sure- someone's going to claim, "This is just about people stealing music by downloading it to their computers (or wherever it's downloaded to).
Tell me about it. No, don't- I'm not being serious. We held the door open for them.
We've openly lost two of our Constitutional rights (I know: they've all been null and void for many decades... now they're just kicking and screaming from the grave).
What more is there to say?
We've gone down and there wasn't even a whiff of smoke, let alone flames.
Bless God, God bless.
Shy III
PS: Blogger is still playing it's stoopud games, so don't look for SpelChek or grammatical repairs. (Of course, we know what's really going on at Blogger HQ, don't we? Must take time to switch over all those fed wires.)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

8 May '11




Strength and dignity are her clothing,

And she smiles at the future.

She opens her mouth in Wisdom,

And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

She looks well to the ways of her household,

And does not eat the bread of idleness.

Her children rise up and bless her;

Her husband also, and he praises her saying,

"Many daughters have done nobly,

But you excel them all."


Bless God, God bless ALL Mothers.

Shy III


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Redeeming the Time

Being a nation of shooters, America has a long standing tradition called 'competition'.

Way back when-ago, as Ye Old Furt pointed out a while back, there was a competition called a 'blanket shoot', wherein each shooter recieved his choice of award from those piled atop a blanket.

More recently, there are the in-house/shooting gallery events, usually around 50 feet, or less in some instances. Also are the outdoor events such as CMP and Appleseed programs (though Appleseed isn't technically a competition), and other sports as Steel Plates, IDPA, and the fun steel chicken challenges.

Since the Pony Express died off, replaced by the railroad, which was displaced by the airplane and par Avion, there's a competition known as 'postal matches'.

Now we have a new kind of competition that sounds like fun and challenging. (Not to mention, an opportunity to get to better know our on-line friends.)

ASM of Random Acts of Patriotism and Borepatch have come up with the newest fangled idea: Digital Matches.

The idea: download a specified target (link found at ASM's) and follow the directions (yet to be specified by Borepatch), and Email your results to either gent (yet to be determined). The challenge: to get out, have fun shooting, see how well you can best your past performance each shoot, and have fun as a group.

I've already claimed the position I get to shoot, so no one else can have it. I get to shoot prone, off a bipod with scope. Everyone else has to shoot off hand, standing on their head, one handed, sighting with their weak eye.

Now, go read, download, shoot, and have fun.

UPDATE: The time-line is May 31 to have targets sent to ASM or posted on your blog with link-back to ASM. Distance, 25 yards, off-hand (standing), no slings, sights of your choice- let ASM know which/what kind.

Bless God, God bless,

Shy III

PS: anyone got any ideas what's up with blogger? No spel-chek; no justify; pix don't want to load; doesn't like me (c'mon- I'm a likeable guy! Well, kind'a.)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Ho-Hum




Ho-Hum... now they're claiming to've killed Osama Bin Laden. I was wondering why my world was so changed when I awoke this morning. So wonderful to have awakened and seen green grass and hear the birds singing and know the entire world was at peace at last, never to hear the sound of gunfire or talk of war ever again. And the lion and lamb were sitting in the breakfast nook having coffee and chatting about how they were going to picnic later at the viper den and play some checkers with the wolves.

Like I believe any of the above.

Really, I do. All of it.

I was here, I should know.

OK- how do I really feel about this 'big' news today? I caught the news right away last night when the MSM blew in the door and started bragging up the Dark Lord's wonderful signing of the hall pass for the SpecOps to make the hit. My first reaction was, "He's screwing with us. This didn't happen."

I still don't think it happened. Something doesn't ring true about this, but damned if I know what it is. Where is the Corpus Delecti? (I think that's the term.) They buried him at sea? I can see the SpecOps finding good humor in this, but not really swallowing it.

More likely, I think it's a media event being used to encourage a serious attack somewhere in the world, most likely here in the U.S., so the Dark Lord can initiate martial law upon us.

That's what I'm thinking about it.

Now, if you've been feeling a bit stagnant in your training lately- doing the same old Ho-hum routine day after day, month after month, and want to do something a bit different and beneficial to yourself, try this... (O'Blogger ain't letting me embed the code, so you're just gonna have to hit the linky thingy. Apologies.)




Really worth your time doing, this will work all your major muscle groups, make you think you're going to die- if you give it total attention and dedicated drive. About the only thing I'd do differently is shooting from around the door jamb rather than teach myself to stand in the middle of the door while shooting. Notice, also, the first shooter does a reload standing in the open- big no-no. Don't train yourself to do things you don't want in your memory banks.
Try this- don't wait. We may well be needing these skills more soon than we think.

Bless God, God bless.

Shy III