Not that I’ve ever seen this… or done this… 🙂
Getting geared up for the second in the new western series, so my visit up to Amarillo! Specifically to the panhandle plains historical museum. These are some of the original brands of Texas ranches that surround the main doors.
It is .36 caliber, and was literally carried in a front pocket of men’s trousers. The pockets were much deeper, and, lined with leather, became a suitable holster. Or they were carried in a jacket pocket.
The rest of the pics won’t mean anything, as they were close ups of various implements.
Go read the folks on the sidebar, I’ll be back to regular blogging on Tuesday.
Two new books by friends today!
First up is Mike Watson’s newest book in the 1632/Ring of Fire world- The Marshals
The New United States is about to join the United States of Europe, becoming the State of Thuringia and Franconia. The Thirty Years’ War is still being waged. Armies cross and re-cross the German states. With war comes lawlessness, and with lawlessness comes the need for law and order.
Who can fill this enforcement niche better than three retired old soldiers, known to down-timers as the Die Drei Alten Soldaten? Archie Mitchell, Harley Thomas, Max Huffman, retired US Army Master Sergeants who, with their apprentice, Dieter Issler, use their up-time experience as Deputy Sheriffs, to become the first Marshals of the newly created District Court system of the SoTF.
The Marshals are little known until Thomas Bloem and his sister, Maria D’Angelo, brother and sister journalists, arrive to interview them. They record the formation of the Marshal’s Service and the three Marshals, from their first case as Marion County Deputy Sheriffs, until they leave Grantville to provide law and order throughout the State of Thuringia and Franconia.
Mike has done some short stories around these characters, and in that world for Eric Flint’s Grantville Gazette and now has a complete and very well done novel in the world.
Next up is Peter Grant’s new western and new series, Annals of Ash- Wood, Iron, and Blood
Sometimes wanderlust skips a generation… but when it strikes, it strikes gold.
In 1852, fourteen-year-old Jeremy Ash rises to his grandfather’s challenge and sets out on the adventure of a lifetime – the California Trail.
It’s four deadly months and 1,600 merciless miles from the Missouri River to the goldfields of the Sierra Nevada. There’s alkali water that’ll poison you; desert heat that’ll fry your brains; mountain passes that’ll crush you; swarms of biting insects that’ll drive you mad; deadly diseases that’ll plague you; and warrior tribes that may make it lethally clear they don’t want you there.
Will the California Trail kill Jeremy, like so many others before him? Or will it make a man out of him?
This one snuck up on Peter, and his muse drove him like a rented mule! It’s a great read!
Apparently there is a ‘move’ afoot to quash certain kinds of paleogenetic research into where ‘we’ came from…
And it’s being ‘fought’ by the native American tribes!
But this is where events took a strange turn: It was when Duggan’s group announced that they’d gained the capacity to analyze aDNA, and made known their plans to apply this technology to the male genome of their Labrador/Newfoundland skeletal sample, that a sense of apprehension seemed to spread through some quarters of the paleogenetic community.
During the summer of 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests, Duggan’s project went noticeably quiet. I inquired among team members with whom I regularly communicated, but received oblique and evasive responses about the pace of research and publication.
Full article, HERE from Quillette. It’s a bit of a read, but very interesting in what it reveals. And, IMHO, it is truly sad that this is happening, especially with more and more people researching their family histories and the ongoing DNA studies.
Hard to believe this was 50 years ago…
Still the best feel good story, I think, out of Vietnam, and probably the ultimate beer run!
Sadly, stuff like that will never happen again due to the ‘changes’ in policy and the zero tolerance mentality…
Personally, I’m glad there weren’t any cellphones and very few with cameras back when I was on active duty. I ‘think’ the statute of limitations is out on everything we did…
I think… 🙂
These came over the transom from the Mil-email side…
“Except For Ending Slavery, Fascism, Nazism and Communism, WAR has Never Solved Anything.”
“U.S. Marines – Certified Counselors to the 72 Virgins Dating Club.”
“U.S. Air Force – Travel Agents To Allah”
“Stop Global Whining”
“When In Doubt, Empty The Magazine”
Naval Corollary: Dead Men Don’t Testify.
“The Marine Corps – When It Absolutely, Positively Has To Be Destroyed Overnight”
“Death Smiles At Everyone – Marines Smile Back”
“Marine Sniper – You can run, but you’ll just die tired!”
“What Do I Feel When I Kill A Terrorist? A Little Recoil”
“Marines – Providing Enemies of America an Opportunity To Die For their Country Since 1775”
“Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Anyone Who Threatens It”
“Happiness Is a Belt-Fed Weapon”
“It’s God’s Job to Forgive Bin Laden – It’s Our Job To Arrange The Meeting”
“Artillery Brings Dignity to What Would Otherwise Be Just A Vulgar Brawl”
“One Shot, Twelve Kills – U.S. Naval Gun Fire Support”
“My Kid Fought In Iraq So Your Kid Can Party In College”
“Machine Gunners – Accuracy By Volume”
“A Dead Enemy Is a Peaceful Enemy – Blessed Be The Peacemakers”
Did You Know This About Leather Dresses?
Do you know that when a woman wears a leather dress, a man’s heart beats quicker, his throat gets dry, he gets weak in the knees, and he begins to think irrationally???
Ever wonder why?
It’s because she smells like a new Truck…
B over at In the Middle of the Right posted this link yesterday, and it’s definitely worth sharing…
Appears our friends to the north are getting the SAME type of push/BS from their government…
This RCMP officer wasn’t having any of it, and is now done. He says he’s on ‘unpaid’ leave, but he’s got his 20, so I’m guessing he will be retired shortly.
His departure letter is HERE!
I went wandering trying to find accurate numbers of healthcare, EMS, or Fire/Police that have been fired but you can’t find anything ‘accurate’. Some reports say as many as 30% of healthcare workers are not vaccinated, others are saying ‘up to’ 1-2% of workers have been fired.
I wasn’t going to slog through each individual story to try to count them up, as this is just one more incidence of skewed/missing data. The more I look at this, the worse it looks, compared to the previous .gov ability to count job losses…
And for your dose of humor… Now that I no longer live in NOVA…
You know you’re from the DC Metro area if….
You can go to school or work every day and see at least 5 people you’ve never seen before. The same number of people have suddenly moved away.
h/t Stretch (another escapee)
Seems like we HAD this discussion well over a year ago, if not longer…
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul started requiring hospitals to specify whether a hospitalized COVID patient was admitted with COVID symptoms or something else and just happened to test positive. The early results are in, and in New York state, 43% of patients listed as COVID hospitalizations did not list the virus as an admission diagnosis. They simply tested positive on the compulsory testing for all patients. In New York City alone, 51% of those listed as COVID hospitalizations have admissions diagnoses that do not include COVID.
Full article, HERE.
Remember the gunshot victims??? HERE.
Or the motorcyclist? HERE.
And a lot of questions over the last 2 years…
And the CDC even tried to explain it and how they calculated it, HERE.
Colorado actually ‘revised’ their numbers, dropping the death count significantly, HERE.
This is becoming even more of an issue now, with Omicron being much milder, but the MSM and others continue to ramp up the fear factor. I saw an interesting comparison yesterday of pandemics vs. death rates, went back to use it here, and it’s nowhere to be found. Sigh…
There are lies, damned lies, and statistics, and OSHA mandates…
Obviously Sotomayor and Breyer don’t care about lying to their peers or the public, and sure as hell don’t understand numbers/statistics…
Here’s Sotomayor… Proven false from the get go… And what is she doing worrying about policy/medical issues rather than COURT issues.
SOTOMAYOR: “We have over 100,000 children, which we’ve never had before, in serious condition, and many on ventilators.” pic.twitter.com/SyyztlpdDx
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) January 7, 2022
And Breyer basically said exactly the same thing about vaccine and the omicron variant. 750,000,000 infections A DAY??? That is twice the population of the USA!!!
Justice Breyer says that there were "750 million new covid cases yesterday"
There are 330 million people who live in America which means everyone apparently got covid twice in the last 24 hours. pic.twitter.com/rzMf8OzAlj
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) January 7, 2022
Roberts, on the other hand, asked what I believe is a critical question. “How much power should the executive branch have? And what about State’s rights?”
Even Biden and his handlers admitted the whole vaccine mandate is unconstitutional, but they did it anyway, hoping to shove it through before anybody could object, and get big business to go along with it.
This goes back ‘at least’ to Obama, if not considerably farther with the whole “I have a pen and a phone.”
Congress has been notably incompetent/absent on a number of critical issues for a long time. DACA, Immigrants, State’s rights, Search and seizure, national concealed carry, et al… ALL of these SHOULD be handled by the congresscritters, not dumped on the courts, or given to the executive branch to handle (or fumble).
This is not even to get into the whole Fort Fumble/CDC/Fauci mess, where they change the recommendations based on pushback NOT on science! And moving the goalposts yet again…
Apparently the ‘new’ CDC definition of fully updated and vaccinated is three doses of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna’s vaccines should be considered “up-to-date” inoculations, and that Johnson & Johnson recipients should receive a second dose, preferably of Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech, to also be considered up to date.
Full article, HERE.
I just wonder how long it will be before these ‘new’ goalposts get moved again, or revised ‘again’…
And it appears Citigroup is going ahead with firing unvaxxed effective 14 January…
No jab, no job: Citigroup to fire unvaccinated staff this month – memo
Full article HERE, from Reuters.
I’m just glad I’m retired and in Texas where I don’t have to put up with that crap. I’ve taken the basic doses, but that’s it, based on the asschewing from my cardiologist… sigh
Just caught this song…
It’s worth the time to take a listen. And the kids ARE really the ones that are suffering…
I just don’t know what we can do, since it seems everyone in a position of power is against the kids going back to school even if they are forced to take the ‘vaccine’…
And the irony of homeschooling is that some states, like Commiefornia, now say the ONLY valid homeschooling is what THEY prescribe/approve… Grrr