Monday, June 23, 2008

Harbor Freight can be so sexy

So there I was leafing through the recent Harbor Freight catalog. The page was turned to this item.

My wife leans over, looks at the page, and says: “I didn’t know they make those things out of concrete”.

You sexy thing you. ;-)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

My senator speaks to me

Got this in my spam filter from the esteemed Senator Boxer:

Dear Friend:

As a result of the drought declaration by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, many Californians will soon likely face mandatory conservation orders. In fact, many water districts and cities have already asked for voluntary measures.

... blah blah blah ...

Because of global climate change, our weather is changing each year. While we can hope for wetter years in the future, it is important that we begin to plan for dryer years. I hope that you will start saving water today.


Barbara Boxer
United States Senator

Emphasis is mine own. I’m speechless.

By her brilliant logic, “climate changing” --> “weather changes”. Gee. Whodathunkit?

In her next epistle, she will surely impart the further wisdom that “sun setting” --> “cooler temperatures”

I can’t wait ......

As for those “mandatory conservation orders” ..... she can kiss my big hairy bean bag. Instead of socialistic threats, why not allow the free market to rule? Eh? You know, allow the unit price of water to rise, when demand exceeds supply? Free market choices? I guarantee you that individuals will make choices to balance the demand. But, I can hear it now: "The pore and stavin' blah blah blah ....".

Indeed, I should SAVE some water. [Pricing out a 40,000 gallon underground tank]

Friday, June 13, 2008

Cult of the Colt porn

I recently bought an abused series 70 Colt. It was pitted along both sides of the frame and slide, the blueing was seriously compromised and the previous owner had welded in a garish front sight. Yuck.

I sent the gun to Hank Fleming in Austin TX asking him to remove the front sight, cut a dovetail, install “traditional” white-dot front and rear sights and re-blue the thing.

It came back on Tuesday. Wonderful work.