Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Goal Posts Are In Sight!

The end is in sight...along with serious damage to my bank account and the crushing closure of even the slightest hope of getting Hamilton Bowen to build me a .50 Special Redhawk this year...maybe this millenneum...sigh.

We're searching for the best place to hold the "Michael Buys the Beer" event at the NRA Convention in Houston next month...can any of you Texans make a suggestion that's in walking distance of the Convention Center?

BTW, this week I watched the Luc Besson opus The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, which I kind of liked...hey, Milla Jovovich...say no more! Of course, it didn't end well for Joan...


Looking at that big fiery finish I couldn't help but think...Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey! Who's gonna bring the marshmallows?  I mean that figuratively — FIGURATIVELY!!! of course, so Homeland, for heaven's sake don't raid the Secret Hidden Bunker until I've finished my taxes!

John Richardson at No Lawyers Only Guns and Money has a fascinating story on good ole boy Manchin and his good ole boat where he entertains and where, apparently, he worked out his deal to sell us out...this from WaPo from Manchin when questioned about the good ole boat:
“...I’m a wee little small owner and have a generous partner. But you know what, it’s an older boat, it’s nice, we have a lot of fun....But we can get 10 or more senators and have a good time. And you know what? We can go float out there and you can’t find us...We go out on the Potomac. You build relationships..."
Yeah buddy...here's a picture of the kind of "old boat" Manchin bought for $620,000 back in 2003. It's a 54-foot Sea Ray Sundancer 540:


Looks a lot like an aluminum Jon Boat I had back when I was a kid...


Well, maybe not, but I hope that sunken boat is a good visual representation of Manchin's and Toomey's political future.

Realistically, we all knew we were going to get sold out by one (or more) of our "friends" sooner or later, and, frankly, it could be a lot worse. Manchin is a little man who wants to be a player so bad he probably dribbles urine in his underwear. Toomey is a good example of how all people who wave the Gadsen flag don't necessarily understand what it means.

I agree with Brother Bob Owens that the Red State Dems and moderate Republicans "deserve" an up-or-down vote, on the record, for this. As my friend Sheriff Jim Wilson once famously noted, "Pussies will reveal themselves..." I hope the Republicans have sense enough to tag as many "poison pill" amendments to this travesty as they can.

Finally, here's a great piece from My Gun Culture on "How To Buy a Gun on the Internet." How it really works, as opposed to the "Buy a grenade launcher off the Internet and get same day shipping!" that the gun grabbers portray. I've bought a few guns off the Internet and it's like watching molasses on a slow morning. That's a Southernism...

7 comments:

nj larry said...

Interesting insight into how Toomey thinks Schumer is pure Kryptonite. Toomey must realize his job is on the line over crap sandwhich. This from Roll Call...

http://www.rollcall.com/news/toomey_refused_to_have_schumer_at_gun_deal_presser-223876-1.html?pos=hftxt

Mike V. said...

I always rhought it was watching molasses run on a cold morning. May its a mountain thing.

DamDoc said...

Toomey is the new Bart Stupack.. (remember him?).. live short and boil alive, Mr Spock

RParker said...

Michael, I'm a Texican but not a Houstonoid. I fully intend to be at the NRA Convention with bells (or maybe empty brass) on.

I tend to avoid areas of TX represented by Sheila Jackson Lee and thus don't get down to Houston much. That being said, I do know that the Flying Saucer Bar at the corner of Main & Capitol has an excellent beer selection and would probably be a more than apropos venue for Pod People to congregate. It is about a half mile stumble from the Convention Center, so not the most convenient option, but it at least offers more than the usual watered down mass produced American pilsner options you'll get at your average meathead sports bar.

grivon88 said...

flying saucers pretty damn far, about a mile and kind of uppity .... look into lucky's pub or little woodrows ... woodrows is like flying saucer, they have over 100 beers but you will find better company there .... little woodrows east end (or EADO) 2019 walker street, h town, republic of texas ....

hga said...

nj larry: Per John Richardson, "the incentives to the states to provide more and better data to the NICS System looks to have been lifted in its entirety from Sec. 101 and 102 of Schumer's S. 374." Who knows where else his fingerprints might be....

"gunner" said...

i know where i'd like to see schumer's fingerprints, on a booking sheet down at the cop shop, charged with mopery with intent to gawk.