I almost got stuffed today in traffic…  The Local PoPo decided that they would block 4 lanes of traffic as they tried to get a van to pull over.  Of course everyone behind that decided that they were going to slam on their brakes.  I usually try and keep a few car lengths in front of me free when this crap is going on.  While I was braking I kept an eye on the rear view mirror.  The truck behind me was not paying attention and by the time he noticed traffic was dramatically slowing down he decided it was time to do panic braking.  I was also looking at the guy behind him who was paying even less attention to the traffic.

I shifted it from 6th into third, let out the clutch and full throttled it just as the white truck hit the black truck directly behind me.  I had enough buffer room to outrun the accident that was happening behind me and then enough brakes to keep me from hitting the guy in front of me when I ran out of buffer space in front of me.  Usually I would dive out of the lane but this time there was traffic on either side of me.

There is nothing like having 420 wheel HP on tap when you need it, and big 4 pot brake calipers for when you need to throw out the anchor.


I mean wow.  I stopped past my local gun range/gunstore.  This is a fairly large store with usually three hundred or so pistols and a few long guns.  They had just finished putting out their stock and I was perusing the display cases.  I was stunned to see that in the 10 cases with 30~40 firearms each 98% of the guns were marked SOLD.  There were only a couple of .22s and the odd wheel gun that were not marked sold.

The Peoples Republic of Maryland is backlogged well over 30 days processing the paperwork for people, not that you could buy a gun right now, err at least not a legal one.



Michael Z. Williamson

This is from his post where he pisses off everyone.  He does seem to hit the ball out of the park in his blog post so go read the whole thing on his page.  Oh and buy a knife while you are at it.  If the knives are too rich for your blood go buy a t-shirt because you know you are rooting for the panda…

First they came for the blacks, and I spoke up because it was wrong, even though I’m not black.

Then they came for the gays, and I spoke up, even though I’m not gay.

Then they came for the Muslims, and I spoke up, because it was wrong, even though I’m an atheist.

When they came for illegal aliens, I spoke up, even though I’m a legal immigrant.

Then they came for the pornographers, rebels and dissenters and their speech and flag burning, and I spoke up, because rights are not only for the establishment.

Then they came for the gun owners, and you liberal shitbags threw me under the bus, even though I’d done nothing wrong.  So when they come to put you on the train, you can fucking choke and die.

Michael is the only author which I have signed copies of his books, he has even been a commenter on this blog in a former iteration.  I have read all of his books to date and can’t wait for the next one.

Off to Annapolis

Well I am off to Annapolis tomorrow morning, hopefully with a thousand or so of my closest friends. I will have my iPad with me so I will try and do some live updates… I am sure it will be cold out. I hope this does not put a damper on turnout.

Update 9:01 AM: Forgot to charge my camera. Giving it a quick 30 minute charge should be enough for the event…

Update 9:10 AM: Talked to The Turtle Gunners and they should be departing Towson around 9:30..

Update 10:51AM: Just getting to the Navy stadium is a nightmare. The highway exit was backed up a mile. Then another 30 minutes to the stadium.

Update 11:30AM: the festivities have started


Update 1:53PM: the senate building is full to capacity. The building is shutdown due to over capacity. Unless you signed up to speak you can’t get in.  Update on the update: By order of the fire marshal.

Update 1:55PM: Delegate Dwyer spoke to the crowd and stated that in his 11 years in Annapolis he had never seen so many people show up at a senate hearing.

Listening to the proceedings on the web.  The wankers are talking about school security and how it will be improved but there is nothing about school security in the bill…

Update 3:00PM: I have heard reports that the washington times is estimating the crowed to be over 3000 people.  I was thinking at least 2000 but I know nothing about estimating crowds..

This photo is from outside the senate building where the hearings are going on…