Archive for July, 2009

August e-Postal Handgun Match

July 31, 2009

I signed up early to host Mr. Completely’s August e-Postal handgun match, and here it is!

I got tired of looking for a good, fun targets that haven’t been used before, so I finally created my own.

This month, we are going on a North American Safari.  There are 3 targets to print with a total of 15 animals to bag on this hunt.

Right click the targets below to “save as” and then print them landscaped on 8.5″ x 11″ paper.

August epostal 1

August epostal 2

August epostal 3

If you have any problems with the targets, e-mail me at curtislowe459 -AT- yahoo -DOT- com.

Classes:

Firearm

Class

Handgun Class I: Rim fire with iron sights
Handgun Class II: Rim fire with optics
Handgun Class III: Center fire with iron sights
Handgun Class IV: Center fire with optics
   
Rifle Class I: Rim fire with iron sights
Rifle Class II: Rim fire with optics
Rifle Class III: Center fire with iron sights
Rifle Class IV: Center fire with optics

Not that I expect anyone to shoot this with a center fire rifle, but hey – you never know, my buddy Steve may break out his EoTech-equipped M1A….

Rules:

Multiple entries are allowed and encouraged.

Handguns:

Set the targets no closer than 15 feet/5 yards or as close to that as your range allows.  One shot per animal. A hit anywhere on the animal scores 5 points.  A miss scores zero.

There are 15 animals on the 3 targets, so you can score a possible 75 points per entry.

Red dots are the “X” ring.  X’s will be used as tie-breakers.

Rifles:

Same rules as above, but set target no closer than 60feet/20yards.

Also, we’ll add one point for every 10 yards that you add to your distance.  So, each animal is worth 5 points at 20 yards, 6 points at 30 yards, 7 points at 40 yards, etc…

So, are you going to take a head shot and go for the X-ring on the turkey, or play it safe with a body shot?

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And Other Fancy Stuff…

July 22, 2009

Reader and fellow Jarhead T.S. Nunya and I have been discussing the health care bill in the comments of another post.  I thought I would publish some “other fancy stuff”* that folks with more time on their hands than I have read in (or read into) the bill.  I have looked at the bill here.

And most of the “other fancy stuff” below as reported in the following excerpts from an article at the Economic Policy Journal here looks right to me  

Shock: Inside the Healthcare Bill

Following the mad recommendations of Peter Singer made in NYT’s Sunday magazine, it pays to take a look at what is actually in the healthcare bill.

It’s worse than you can possibly imagine. Somehow, it manages to be Singer on steroids. Who wrote this bill. It has Singer’s footprints all over it.

Peter Fleckstein (aka Fleckman) is reading it and has been posting on Twitter his findings. This is from his postings:

 

Page 22 of the bill MANDATES the Government will audit books of ALL EMPLOYERS that self insure.

More Control of private enterprise under threat of government force.

 

Page 30, Section 123 of the bill – THERE WILL BE A GOVT COMMITTEE that decides what treatments/benefits you get.

Silly American, you don’t need hip replacement surgery!  Here’s a cane for you.

 

Page 50, Section 152 of the bill – healthcare will be provided to ALL non-US citizens, illegal or otherwise.

Why not?  And there will be free gumdrops and rainbow-farting unicorns for everyone!  This will be a worker’s paradise!  And we’ll soak the rich bastards to pay for it all.

 

Page 58 of the bill says Government will have real-time access 2 individuals finances & a National ID Health Card will be issued.

Another “National ID card” – because the whole idea that your social security card was never to be used as an “identification number” worked so well!  And they couldn’t get “REAL I.D.” passed so this is the next best thing.  Good luck getting anything from a car loan to a college admission without one…

 

Page 59, lines 21-24 says Government will have direct access to your bank account for electronic funds transfer.

Has your bank ever screwed up an electronic transaction?  Then you know how much of a hassle it is to get that corrected when you are a paying customer that they supposedly have an interest in satisfying.  Now, imagine how you, a mere peon to the fed.gov, will be treated when the government accidentally double dips or drains your bank account some day.  It’ll be like going to the DMV.  Good luck getting your money back in time to make the rent or buy the groceries.  Or ever.

Pages 84 and 85, Section 203 of the bill says Government mandates ALL benefit packages for private health care plans in the Exchange.

Because you are too stupid to enter into a private contract between private parties.  The government must be there to hold your hand and make sure those eeeeeevil capitalist insurance companies aren’t taking advantage of you.  That and they want to make sure no private plan will have better benefits than the government one.  Can’t have competition you know, that would be….well that would be capitalistic…

 

PG 272, Section 1145 TREATMENT OF CERTAIN CANCER HOSPITALS – Cancer patients – welcome to rationing!

Shit, you’re dyin’ anyway – why not free up some of that good ole healthcare for someone who will be around a while to pay more taxes into the machine?

 

Pg 317, lines 13-20 PROHIBITION on ownership/investment. Government tells Doctors what/how much they can own.

Yeah, gotta nip that whole “entrepreneurial” thing in the bud…Can’t have mere mortal citizens of this country try to make a better life for themselves and trying to build something worth having by actually – you know – thinking and having ideas and taking risks and benefiting from their own initiatives.

And that’s just in the first 1/3 of the bill!

And even if you say “so what?” to all of that…I still fall back on this – The fed.gov has no Constitutional authority to be doing any of this…

* “Puff the Magic Dragon,” Peter, Paul & Mary – 1963.

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Happy Hump Day 07/22/09!

July 22, 2009

hump day frog

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Is The Honeymoon Over?

July 20, 2009

From Fox News:

Poll: Obama’s Public Approval on Health Care Reform Slipping

Public approval of President Obama’s management of health-care reform has fallen below the 50 percent threshold for the first time, according to a new Washington Post–ABC News poll.

A new poll suggests public approval of the way President Barack Obama is handling health care reform is slipping.

The Washington Post-ABC News survey says since April, Obama’s approval rating on the issue has declined from 57 percent to 49 percent, with disapproval rising from 29 percent to 44 percent.

I predict it is going to go much lower than that.  Might want to find another issue to build you “legacy” on Mr. Soetoro.

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I Want My Country Back

July 20, 2009

Wow…Just Wow.  Watch this from beginning to end…I think Mike Castle was gettin’ a little nervous about his skin there for a minute.

 
Me too lady…
 
 
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What’s Wrong With These Two Pictures?

July 20, 2009

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Bueller? Bueller?  Anyone?

Do As I Command…

July 20, 2009

Not as I do…

From the Wall Street Journal on Saturday:

Their Own Medicine

Senators prefer the insurance they have.

On Tuesday, the Senate health committee voted 12-11 in favor of a two-page amendment courtesy of Republican Tom Coburn that would require all Members and their staffs to enroll in any new government-run health plan. Yet all Democrats — with the exceptions of acting chairman Chris Dodd, Barbara Mikulski and Ted Kennedy via proxy — voted nay.

In other words, Sherrod Brown and Sheldon Whitehouse won’t themselves join a plan that “will offer benefits that are as good as those available through private insurance plans — or better,” as the Ohio and Rhode Island liberals put it in a recent op-ed. And even a self-described socialist like Vermont’s Bernie Sanders, who supports a government-only system, wouldn’t sign himself up.

I can actually feel people getting closer to the breaking point…

Forty Five

July 17, 2009

Also for reader and fellow Jarhead Steve

forty-five

And if God had meant for there to be a .46, John Moses Browning (Peace Be Upon Him) would have invented it.

Change!!!

July 17, 2009

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Gun Control

July 17, 2009

gun control

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