Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Today Sucked...

...no other way to put it...it just sucked. Perhaps tomorrow will present less suckiness. One can hope, at least. I'm dancing around the edges of a migraine, or maybe another shingles attack, and pain aside, neither does wonders for my mood. Usually the herbal remedies do a good job of keep the wolves at bay, but it's been a bit stressful of late, so it's back to the massive doses of antivirals in case it is shingles. Yeechy-poo. Spent most of the afternoon after I finished the podcast — which I promise you DOES NOT suck! — shoveling show. Yeah, that perked me right up! Anyway, lemme link you up a bit.



Steve at The Firearm Blog is reporting that Calico and their helical-feed big magazines is still alive, ticking and updating their product lines. Who knew? I shot a couple of their .22s years back and they were a riot to shoot. I don't know about you, but 100 rounds of 9mm or .40 S&W strikes me as a compelling bedroom gun!

Frank James has the most intelligent article I've ever read on weapons and ammo selection over at Corn, Beans, Spent Brass, an Empty Page and a Deadline. In his pursuit of feral hog apocalypse, Frank says more smart thing about guns and ammo than I recall seeing in ages. Go read the whole article.

Over at the Huffington Press,  big city blowhard, Michael "Boom-Boom" Bloomberg is once again demanding that Obama move against gun owners:
In a letter sent earlier this month from his coalition -- Mayors Against Illegal Guns -- Bloomberg comes intriguingly close to assigning blame for ongoing gun violence to the Obama administration. The mayor and his co-signer, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, point to a separate report they sent the administration in early August 2009, which laid out 40 recommendations to "improve enforcement of existing gun laws" that simply required enforcing existing statutes. That report was apparently given only a perfunctory response from the Department of Justice and little tangible political action -- prompting a harsh follow-up letter from Bloomberg and Menino.
"We appreciate the Department's consideration of the report, but this is an urgent matter: further delay will almost certainly result in the needless loss of innocent lives, including many children. Mr. President, the time has come for action," the mayors write. "Over the past six months, approximately 6,000 Americans have been gunned down in intentional acts of violence. The 40 recommendations in our Blueprint, many of which could be enacted immediately, offer the best hope we have for making our country safer over the next six months - and the years ahead."
We've blogged about Bloomberg's 40 points before...if you disregard the Constitution it's amazing how many fascist things you can do before breakfast! We need to watch this very closely...the Dems have already fallen on their swords for the White House; they know most of them are toast in November...especially with Obama's numbers still tanking after the passage of the health care monstrosity.

15 comments:

Scott said...

I hope and pray it is not shingles! I had those just a few years ago at 40 and it SUX!
Good luck/health Michael and thank you for your service to the responsible American community.
Get Well,
LtCol Scott Jones

Frank W. James said...

Michael: Hope you get to feeling better and thank you for the kind words about my post on 'Opinions'.

The more of it (hog control) I do, the more I WANT to do. I love the adrenaline.

Take care and get better...

All The Best,
Frank W. James

Charlie Foxtrot said...

So... enough of you whinging; how the hell is Alf?

Salty said...

We all love ya man, but the question of the day is... how is Alf?

bluesun said...

"But...but think about the childrens?"

That made me laugh.

Michael Bane said...

Alf has a "touch of arthritis," maybe made a bit worse by a sprain. She's on injured reserved for a week at least, maybe 2 weeks. She also has a cracked tooth, so she's got a nasty bit of dental work coming up in the next month. Otherwise, she'd been deemed "healthy as an ox" and "just disgustingly cute."

mb

Rastus said...

You were in New Orleans...not to be an alarmist but did you get mosquito bit?

I'm just saying that if it doesn't act like "normal" you may want to consider checking what's going around down there...sometimes there is encephalitis going around down there. People usually don't associate that with the US so much...but it pops up every year in that area.

Hope that it's nothing and has passed by the time you see this.

Steve said...

Take care of yourself. I hope tomorrow is a better day for you!

Anonymous said...

Michael, not to be paranoid, but I've worked a lot in Africa, and the onset of malaria also usually happens with a pretty serious headache, especially in the back of the head/neck. As a previous comment said, you were in New Orleans recently.....

Take care.

Anonymous said...

"herbal remedies"?

Herbal remedies are bunk, right up there with accupuncture, homeopathy, and other new agey medicine.

Will said...

Hey, nonymouse@3:56am,

where the hell do you think western medicine originated?!!

Charlie Foxtrot said...

Good to hear you're both on the mend.

As a former Beagle owner (please, God, never again) I know it takes a "special" person to own a Beagle.

Anonymous said...

Re: Today sucks...

Never had a migraine but I've experienced shingles and I feel for you. I got a Vit B 12 shot every day for a week, but being a virus it has to run its course. It's usually brought on by getting run down and becoming open to the virus rearing its ugly head, you have it for life!
Sgtyates

seeker_two said...

Prayers sent for your's and Alf's speedy recovery....and, since you were in NOLA recently, make sure your doc screens you for EVERYTHING....NOLA's so bad it can give you some diseases by just THINKING about the place....

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