Sunday, February 28, 2010

Long May You Run...

Happy Birthday son o' mine!

Love, Dad

Friday, February 26, 2010

My Dead Sister's Teeth- UPDATED

Would that be a great blog name or what?

UPDATE: It appears folks think I've gone off the deep end with this post title, so reference is here. More balloon juice from Louise Slaughter, (Doofus- NY).

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


I may have been a bit premature in prognosticating that "Spring" thing...

14 inches.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

It’s THAT Time Again

to gather the sweet stuff from the trees.

Here are a couple pics of our road, one showing the “old” way,

and the “new”.

It’s still a looong way away from my waffles, but it’s a start, & an established indicator of spring in these parts.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Media Vomit

Leftard professors shooting up relatives & colleagues
Socialist “leaders” driving this country into the ground
Government growth enveloping the daily life of individuals
Stock market enfeebled & clawing to endure
Advocates for terrorists holding presidential appointed public offices

And I have to listen to regurgitated shite about Tiger Fucking Woods?

Media, please…

Thursday, February 18, 2010

A Purty Good Idea-

if I do say so myself.

I was looking to disassemble Mrs. DT’s LCP this evening for a thorough cleaning, & shuddered at the pic in the manual that suggested using a screwdriver to pry out the slide stop pin. I’ve worked with metal all my life, & buggering up the slide and/or the pin with a screwdriver just didn’t make it.

So I pondered the “right” tool for the job- softer than steel, but thick enough to not bend under the stress, preferably thinner at the working end.

Got it:

Everyone older than ten has a bunch of useless keys around somewhere. They’re small, made of soft materials & of reasonable strength to use as light duty pry tool. Note that while most keys are made of brass, some are made of nickel silver, aluminum, & a few of steel. I think the brass or NS ones have the best characteristics for this application.

I filed down the end of the key to better slip under the head of the pin, & presto- pin out & no scratching/buggering of the gun. The Kel-Tec has the same pin set-up, & I’m guessing the file could be employed to make this tool fit any other gun pry job needs that arise. Actually, a little bend about 3/8" back from the end (for a pivot point) would make this work even better.

I feel like Edison…

Friday, February 5, 2010

"Breaking" News...

Could be interesting.

Last Wednesday evening, Jim Treacher (aka Sean Medlock), was hit by a government owned SUV piloted by one Mike McGuinn, an agent with the U.S. Diplomatic Security Service.

Sean was hit well enough to gain some new modifications to his hide, mash his vision gear, as well as breaking his knee. He is currently in Georgetown University Hospital in DC.

There is all kinds of weirdness associated with the accident, all coming from the government end.

Now if a “regular” citizen was injured, even with gross fault of the, nothing more would be heard by the public. But this time, the had the witlessness to run into a blogger, one of some distinction no less.

So now, not only is the Daily Caller all over this, but Instapundit, Ameripundit, Hot Air, Ace, Tucker Carlson (Sean’s boss), & others are seeking the truth of the matter.

Go to Treacher’s place to follow links & updates.

This may not pass as quietly as the would wish…

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Maschinengewehr 08/15

(aka "Maxim Gun")

When we play guns around here, we play hard.

This is a MG08/15, a water-cooled 8mm squad machine gun; the terror of the killing fields in 1917.

This one is being brought back to life, & today was probably the first time that it has been fired in 75 years.

Unfortunately, we could get it to “gun”, but not “machine”. Consequently, it is the biggest, heaviest, single shot rifle you’ve ever seen.

Work continues, updates as progress is achieved.

But wow, watta gun.