Add another ammo manufacturer to GA!!!

Bryan County, Georgia is booming right now; the population grew by almost 50% between 2010 and 2020 and Hyundai just broke ground on a massive new factory that’s slated to create 8,100 jobs when it opens in 2025. The car maker isn’t the only company that’s expanding into the county; Ammunition maker Norma Precision just announced a $60-million dollar facility that will be staffed by some 600 workers.

Full article, HERE!

The way things are ‘going’, we may need them…

Just sayin…

Isn’t that interesting…

Earlier in the week, Dems were saying she should go to Only Fans to earn a living…

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) inches closer to her Democrat opponent Adam Frisch in a tight race to represent Colorado’s Third Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. 

As of Saturday morning, Boebert unexpectedly took the lead with 162, 040 votes while Frisch has 160, 918 votes, leading by just over 1,000 votes. 

Full article, HERE, but the margin of cheat hasn’t kicked in yet… And they are now saying it may be December before the ‘actual’ outcome is verified.

Why can’t we go back to paper ballots, one day of voting, and count all the #@$%#@% VOTES THE SAME DAY and be done???

Grrr…

The ‘game’ continues…

This was one of the reasons we always hauled ass when we heard a Soviet sub surfacing…

In the video, a Norwegian Lockheed P-3 Orion reconnaissance aircraft can be seen dropping a sonobuoy in front of the Russian nuclear submarine, ‘Knyaz Vladimir.’ The incident occurred in the Barents Sea when the Russian submarine had surfaced and was returning from its mission.

In response, the crew of the Knyaz Vladimir simulated using a Man-Portable Air Defense System (MANPADS) against the MPA. To drop the sonobuoys accurately, MPAs must operate at medium or low altitudes over the sea, thus making them vulnerable to MANPADS.

Full article, HERE from Eurasian Times.

I can’t help but wonder if that will be a standing order if Putin goes stupid in Ukraine…

Veterans Day…

Or Armistice Day, Remembrance Day depending on what country you are in…

To all those who’ve served, THANK YOU!!!

U.S. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed Armistice Day for November 11, 1919. In proclaiming the holiday, he said

“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.”

The United States Congress passed a concurrent resolution seven years later on June 4, 1926, requesting that President Calvin Coolidge issue another proclamation to observe November 11 with appropriate ceremonies.  A Congressional Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U.S. Code, Sec. 87a) approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday: “a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as ‘Armistice Day’.”

In 1945, World War II veteran Raymond Weeks from Birmingham, Alabama, had the idea to expand Armistice Day to celebrate all veterans, not just those who died in World War I. Weeks led a delegation to Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, who supported the idea of National Veterans Day. Weeks led the first national celebration in 1947 in Alabama and annually until his death in 1985. President Reagan honored Weeks at the White House with the Presidential Citizenship Medal in 1982 as the driving force for the national holiday. Elizabeth Dole, who prepared the briefing for President Reagan, determined Weeks as the “Father of Veterans Day.”

U.S. Representative Ed Rees from Emporia, Kansas, presented a bill establishing the holiday through Congress. President Dwight Eisenhower, also from Kansas, signed the bill into law on May 26, 1954.

Congress amended this act on June 1, 1954, replacing “Armistice” with “Veterans,” and it has been known as Veterans Day since.

Whether the current administration likes it or not!!!

Huh…

Appears the ‘red wave’ turned out to be a ‘red trickle’…

And things are still up in the air, with it possibly taking until Friday or Saturday in some places to get the votes counted to actually determines who controls what.

I can remember back when we had paper ballots, the votes were counted ON election day, and all results were usually known by midnight if not earlier. Why is it, with all these fancy new technologies, it takes DAYS to get results?

I just don’t get it… (or want to do the digging to find out if what I’m thinking is actually true).

Yes, there has been cheating since the second vote was ever taken, but damn…

 

Murphy’s Law(s)…

Just to take a break from the BS and ruminate on how ‘true’ these are…

Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.

Nothing is as easy as it looks.

Everything takes longer than you think it will.

If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will cause the most damage will be the one to go wrong. Corollary: If there is a worse time for something to go wrong, it will happen then.

If anything simply cannot go wrong, it will anyway.

If you perceive that there are four possible ways in which a procedure can go wrong, and circumvent these, then a fifth way, unprepared for, will promptly develop.

Left to themselves, things tend to go from bad to worse.

If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.

Nature always sides with the hidden flaw.

Mother nature is a bitch.

It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.

Whenever you set out to do something, something else must be done first.

Every solution breeds new problems.

If anything can’t go wrong on its own, someone will make it go wrong.

If Murphy’s Law can go wrong, it will.

Knowing Murphy’s Law won’t help either.

Murphy’s Law is recursive. Washing your car to make it rain doesn’t work.

Murphy’s Time-Action Quandary: You never know how soon is too late.

O’Toole’s Commentary On Murphy’s Law: Murphy was an optimist.

Proof of Murphy’s Law: Murphy’s Law cannot be proven, yet is correct, as when you try to prove Murphy’s Law, you will see that the proof is incorrect. This is obviously due to Murphy’s Law, therefore Murphy’s Law is correct and proven.

Stewart’s Corollary to Murphy’s Law: Murphy’s Law may be delayed or suspended for an indefinite period of time, provided that such delay or suspension will result in a greater catastrophe at a later date.

Zymurgy’s Seventh Exception to Murphy’s Laws: When it rains, it pours.

Enjoy and take a break from the BS… sigh

Wow… just wow…

This kind of disingenuous BS is why your vote is important!!!

During a “Fox News Sunday” interview, host Shannon Bream gave the Democratic leader a chance to reflect on his recent remark that the U.S. “is on track to repeat what happened in Germany,” and Clyburn stuck to his position.

“The facts are very clear,” he said. “I’ve studied history all of my life. I’ve taught history. And I’m telling you, what I see here are parallels to what the history was in this world back in the 1930s in Germany, in Italy.”

Full article and video, HERE. Even CNN did a spit take on it, HERE.
Remember this as you go vote today! During this midterm election year, all 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate will be contested. Thirty-nine state and territorial gubernatorial elections, as well as numerous other state and local elections, will be contested. The results will determine the 118th United States Congress. This will be the first election affected by the redistricting that followed the 2020 census.
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was the first reinforcement of the 15th Amendment.

15th Amendment

Section 1.

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.

Section 2.

The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

The one person, one vote ‘rule’ is based on the above… From Cornell Law website-

One-person, one-vote refers to the rule that one person’s voting power ought to be roughly equivalent to another person’s within the same state.

The rule comes up in the context of strategically drafting voting laws and gerrymandering, used to increase the voting power of particular groups like rural voters to the disadvantage of other groups. Equal Protection as guaranteed by the 5th and 14th amendments require broadly that each person be treated equally in their voting power, but what equality means relies on a series of Supreme Court cases. The most relevant Supreme Court case is Reynolds v. Sims, 377 U.S. 533 (1964). In that case, the Court held that states need to redistrict in order to have state legislative districts with roughly equal populations: “The Equal Protection Clause requires substantially equal legislative representation for all citizens in a State regardless of where they reside.” In Evenwel v. Abbott, 578 U.S. __ (2016), the Supreme Court held that when drawing legislative districts, state legislatures may use the total population of areas within the state, rather than being restricted to using the voting-eligible populations.

For more on the one-person, one-vote rule, see this University of Florida Law Review article, this University of Michigan Law Review article, and this article in The Atlantic.

GO EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TODAY! GO VOTE!!!
We’ll probably talk about this on our livestream at noon today on my YouTube channel OLDNFO.

LawDog raffle items…

Whew, I ‘think’ I’ve most of the items now posted… And many thanks to all those who donated ‘things’ for the raffle!!!

The links, HERE, HERE, and HERE are pictures/descriptions of what is going to up as prizes for the winners of the raffle.

Per LawDog, the GiveSendGo will probably close on the 17th, so we’ll look at a drawing around that time.

If you have multiple entries, you CAN win more than one item. The drawing will be a random number drawing, with the first number drawn having a choice of any item. The second number will have their choice of the remaining items, etc, until all prizes have been selected. For firearms and most of the other prizes, you will be put in contact with the people that donated the items so that you can coordinate directly with them. For firearms all transfers will be from FFL to FFL. So if you win and pick a firearm, you’ll need to have an FFL in your area to receive the item.

And for those who might not have seen it… This was published on Substack at Declan Finn’s Upstream Reviews on Nov 6th by Michael Gallagher. Amazing what a little ‘research’ can dig up… just sayin…  I’m not changing the font color so you can see the embedded links to other articles-

Ian McMurtrie needs help. He’s going to trial this November, where the fate of his honor and reputation as a public servant and veteran law enforcement officer will be decided after a single encounter with a belligerent prisoner.

Being that McMurtie is a known and beloved member of our little corner of the literary world, whose work has appeared in a number of anthologies among some of the top names in fiction like Knights of MaltaIt Came From the Trailer ParkSpotRepsCalexitAstroLizards and others, many in our respective circles are putting out a rallying cry of support. The blog Only Guns and Money are outright calling the charges laid against him bullshit.

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And the more time I’ve spent researching this case, I can’t blame them. The mainstream reporting on this incident is among some of the shoddiest I’ve ever read. And while I may be a soft-handed city slicker from New York, someone wholly outside the regional goings-on here, I can’t shake the feeling that something about this whole thing stinks to high hell.

Here are the facts of things, pieced together as best I could jigsaw puzzle-style, baed on what little there is to be gleaned publicly:

On March 13, 2020, then-38-year old Heath Carl Hansen, was in United Regional Health Care System hospital in Wichita Falls, Texas. He was having hallucinations and refusing care. It is possible that Hansen may have been under the influence, as some reports mentioned that his being transferred for ‘detoxification’ was being considered by hospital staff. Police responded, and during Hansen’s interaction, he grabbed a taser from an officer and began pointing it at police and hospital security. At this point, “a separate officer then fired his taser at the suspect, but the suspect continued struggling and was eventually subdued by several officers”, according to a report by texashomepage.com (emphasis mine).

Hansen was taken to Wichita County Jail, where during his booking, McMurtrie, at the time a lieutenant with the Wichita County Sheriff’s Department, was forced to deal with an increasingly unruly Hansen. The November 2020 article for the Wichita Falls Times-Record-News by Trisha Choate quotes an indictment that says, in some of the most needlessly borderline defamatory language I’ve yet read, that “the 55-year-old Iowa Park man now stands accused of intentionally carrying out a list of physical abuses on an inmate,” which included, “fish hooking” his fingers in the inmate’s nose, pressing the inmate’s face into the concrete floor, hitting him or using excessive force and twisting his arm.”

The article (which only manages to get around to what got Hansen arrested in the first place after breathlessly reporting on McMurtie’s alleged civil rights abuses for 400 words), never mentions Hansen’s prior public intoxication charge that appeared in the very same Wichita County Jail Records database they had to have gotten his mug shot from, that somehow I managed to find. On that note, it also somehow misses basic vital data like the fact that the already violent Hansen was a rather beefy six-foot-three and 225 pounds and therefore might have posed a bit of a challenge to reign in. For this, McMurtrie was accused of violating Hansen’s civil rights by dispensing “cruel and unusual punishment”, which was later replaced by a charge of Official Oppression, or essentially abuse by an official under color of office.

But it was when McMurtrie’s own Sheriff, David Duke, threw him under the bus that hinted at a vendetta to put the screws to McMurtrie, plain and simple. Again, via texashomepage.com:

“Duke said the incident was recorded, and because the abuse was so clear, McMurtrie was quickly placed on suspension and then retired within days . . . ‘Such clear cases of improper actions cannot be tolerated,’ Duke said.”

A “clear case”, is it, David? Fantastic. Release the footage and clear all of this up. If the alleged assault against a prisoner nearly twenty years McMurtrie’s junior who had to be subdued by multiple men earlier that evening really was that obvious, surely you wouldn’t want to appear as being so unsupportive of the officers under you. Otherwise, what you’re calling “clear abuse” sounds like the railroading of a career lawman forced to retire due to a misdemeanor over actions that seem completely in line with the chaotic situation of having to restrain an unpredictable and violent prisoner.
Nevermind that even if taken at face value, none of what McMurtrie did seems to fly in the face of Texas’ Penal Code on use of force. May I present Section 9.53:

MAINTAINING SECURITY IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY. An officer or employee of a correctional facility is justified in using force against a person in custody when and to the degree the officer or employee reasonably believes the force is necessary to maintain the security of the correctional facility, the safety or security of other persons in custody or employed by the correctional facility, or his own safety or security.

Hansen, by the way, has since had all four charges of aggravated assault on a public official originally filed against him dismissed.

In the words of John Richardson at Only Guns and Money (link above):
“The charge stems from internal politics within the sheriffs department. It is being made worse by a DA who is trying to bleed LawDog dry by dragging the case out over two years with numerous bogus plea deals.”

Abuse? Civil rights violations? “Official oppression”? Hansen never even filed a complaint (something else the MSM managed not to report). This is a fucking joke.

McMurtrie however, is fighting this tooth and nail, as much as he can. He’s since started a GiveSendGo page to help with the mounting legal bills, and Jim Curtis at OldNFO is raffling off a few things to donors of that page that will make great gifts for the shootist in your life. If you feel like checking out some of the titles McMurtrie has appeared in, here you go.

And more raffle goodies #3…

LawDog is in need of $$$ to pay for lawyers and expert witnesses for his court case on 17 November. He has a GiveSendGo website- HERE that you can donate to.

CLARIFICATION!!! THIS IS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE GIVESENDGO DONATIONS OR DIRECT DONATIONS!!! BOTH CAN/WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE RAFFLE IF DESIRED!

Note- To answer a question I got, yes you can win more than one prize if you get picked more than once.

Here are the ‘rules’ of the fundraiser- For each $20 you will get ONE entry in the drawing, for each $100, you will get FIVE entries. It will be a random number draw, and we will go down the list, first draw gets choice, second gets choice of what is left, etc. All weapons MUST be sent from an FFL TO an FFL.

Send your receipt to Jennifer (at) hastonline  (dot) com for your entry. She is confirming receipt, usually within 24 hours.

The drawing will be the evening of 17 November whenever the hell they finally go to court, with the results posted as soon as the winners are notified. Now looking at late December… One more round of #$#%[email protected]!.

And now, some more of the goodies up for raffle!!!

First up is a Harrington and Richardson Topper 158 combo single shot manufactured between approximately 1962 and 1973. This one has both a 20ga barrel and a 30-30 barrel.

Upland Pursuits: A Brief History of the H&R Topper Model 158

And Cedar’s dragon danglies for the hairsticks!

And another set of books- By Hank Reinhardt

Including four holsters from Dragon Leatherworks!!! Yay!!!

RH Fugly for G26, RH cowboy for Ruger GP100, LH G21 .45, and a LH for a SIG P220 w/rails in Gunmetal crocodile.

And we have another AR, from Southern Ballistics Research in .338 Spectre (think pistol round). It is NOT a short barrel rifle!

And we have sets of dice/jewelry/storage bags and a cloche ladies hat!

 

I’m not sure what ‘else’ is coming, but things are still trickling in…

And two trickles…

Sarah A. Hoyt will read and critique three chapters – no more than 100 pages – and an outline of your book.

D. Jasson Fleming is offering a copy of all is book releases!

THANK YOU to all who have contributed, your gifts are greatly appreciated by LawDog and all of us doing the raffle!!!

Snort…

Think before you speak? What a novel concept…

These folks ‘forgot’ that rule…

FIRST TESTIMONY: 

I walked into a hair salon with my husband and three kids in tow and asked loudly,
“How much do you charge for a shampoo and a blow job?” I turned around and walked back out and never went back. My husband didn’t say a word…he knew better.

 SECOND TESTIMONY:

I was at the golf store comparing different kinds of golf balls. I was unhappy with the women’s type I had been using. After browsing for several minutes, I was approached by one of the good-looking gentlemen who works at the store. He asked if he could help me. Without thinking, I looked at him and said, “I think I like playing with men’s balls.” 

THIRD TESTIMONY:

My sister and I were at the mall and passed by a store that sold a variety of candy and nuts. As we were looking at the display case, the boy behind the counter asked if we needed any help. I replied, “No, I’m just looking at your nuts.” My sister started to laugh hysterically. The boy grinned, and I turned beet-red and walked away. To this day, my sister has never let me forget. 

FOURTH TESTIMONY:

While in line at the bank one afternoon, my toddler decided to release some pent-up energy and ran amok. I was finally able to grab hold of her after receiving looks of disgust and annoyance from other patrons. I told her that if she did not start behaving ‘right now’ she would be punished.
To my horror, she looked me in the eye and said in a voice just as threatening, “If you don’t let me go right now, I will tell Grandma that I saw you kissing Daddy’s pee-pee last night!” 
The silence was deafening after this enlightening exchange. Even the tellers stopped what they were doing. I mustered up the last of my dignity and walked out of the bank with my daughter in tow. The last thing I heard when the door closed behind me, were screams of laughter. 

FIFTH TESTIMONY:

Have you ever asked your child a question too many times? My three-year-old son had a lot of problems with potty training and I was on him constantly. One day we stopped at Taco Bell for a quick lunch, in between errands It was very busy, with a full dining room.While enjoying my taco, I smelled something funny, so of course I checked
my seven-month-old daughter, she was clean. The realized that Danny had not asked to go potty in a while. I asked him if he needed to go, and he said “No.”

I kept thinking “Oh Lord, that child has had an accident, and I don’t have any clothes with me.’Then I said,’Danny, are you SURE you didn’t have an accident?”

“No,” he replied.

I just KNEW that he must have had an accident, because the smell was getting worse.
Soooooo, I asked one more time, “Danny did you have an accident?” This time he jumped up, yanked down his pants, bent over, spread his cheeks and yelled ‘SEE MOM, IT’S JUST FARTS!!’
While 30 people nearly choked to death on their tacos laughing, he calmly pulled up his pants and sat down. An old couple made me feel better, thanking me for the best laugh they’d ever had!

LAST BUT NOT LEAST TESTIMONY:
This had most of the state of Michigan laughing for two days and a very embarrassed female news anchor who will, in the future, likely think before she speaks. What happens when you predict snow but don’t get any! We had a female news anchor that, the day after it was supposed to have snowed and didn’t, turned to the weatherman
and asked: “So Bob, where’s that 8 inches you promised me last night?” Not only did HE have to leave the set, but half the crew did too they were laughing so hard!

So remember, THINK before you speak… Or not… 🙂