Saturday, January 28, 2012

You Have a GUN Booth at a Womens Expo?

I submitted an idea to our BoD and was told to run with it.
Long story short I'm running a booth for our Firearms Owners Association at a local Womens Expo.
And if the activity at set-up night is any idication, I'm gonna run out of targets and ammo, and my voice, from talkin guns and Castle Doctrine!  (Targets?  Ammo?  We built a portable target with catch box and am ruuning an Airsoft shoot right in the booth! A new co2 HK pistol was just the ticket!)
My daughter is spending the weekend with me to help out and will be taking pics, I will share.

Wow, 2 days surrounded by women and pink,  Lord have mercy on me!!  :)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

WTC? of the week!

And it's only Wednesday! I think this may be a weekly write up for MP as there seems to be plenty of fodder for such rants!  (FYI- WTC stands for What The Crap!- something my 8 yo says)

First story of the week -  'Racy' N.D. tourism ad pulled  after complaints.
     { "The advertisement was meant to showcase North Dakota's nightlife: Two young men and three women flirt through the window of a downtown Fargo motel bar. Printed next to them is the message: "Drinks, dinner, decisions. Arrive a guest. Leave a legend." }
Good advertising angle, or pure Tawdriness? I Like It! A little flirty, a little sexy, a lot memorable!  Heck, I feel like headin' up to North Dakota right now.  ('Scept I hear it's flippin' cold there at the moment!) In the words of Barney:  "It could be LEGEN .... wait for it .... DARY!"

This one, just this morning; Toddler's cuss word on T.V. angers.  Modern Family, A show about a Same Sex Married Couple raising a daughter. ( Not a show I watch, but have stopped on it during a channel surf session)
{"Our main goal is to stop this from happening," said McKay Hatch, an 18-year-old college student who founded the No Cussing Club in 2007. "If we don't, at least ABC knows that people all over the world don't want to have a 2-year-old saying the 'F-bomb' on TV."
"We hope they know better," said Hatch. He's asking his club's members, whom he said number 35,000 in the United States and about three-dozen other countries, to complain to ABC.}

Ok, I tend to be a to-each-their-own sorta guy (after all this IS a free country), BUT, the little girl (an actress), pretending (will actually say 'fudge') to drop the F-bomb (to be bleeped on-air for effect)  is the worst thing someone has to worry about with this show?  Frankly I think it is a great storyline, A child's first swear word, something every parent has had to deal with.

And this, yesterday in the local new rag; "Idiot" comment spurs lawsuit .
Long story short;
{ Seward real estate agent Shelly Nitz received a work-related email asking for feedback from agents on Matthew Steinhausen's past performance.
She responded with an email, sent to all Woods Bros. Realty and Home Real Estate agents: "He did an inspection in Seward for the agent that sold one of my listings. I will never let him near one of my listings ever again. Total idiot," according to the libel and defamation civil complaint,... }

Now said housing inspector has filed a lawsuit claiming damages related to defamation leading to loss of work.  Sounds to me like he didn't satisfy the client, and she gave an honest opinion.  My thoughts are that had he any fair number of  "glowing" reviews,  this one person's opinion, should not have cost him so much grief.  Sounds to me that he messed up, and that lady made him accountable.  The age old saying comes to mind; " You made your bed, You lie in it"

I know there are many, many more, but I must pace myself!

Monday, January 9, 2012

And the Moral to the Story Is.....

A post by John @  The Simple Life reminded me of this video that was floating around awhile back:
So There! Ya fancy talkin Brittses!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

You Can Be the Candle

Light a Candle Against Violence

January 8th 2012

     Our forefathers envisioned a Great Nation, a nation in which each individual was guaranteed three things most important to humanity;  Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.  These individual rights, though, were not to be doled out like penny candies.  It was understood that each individual is responsible for pursuing THEIR own Happiness, Fighting to preserve Liberty and cherishing Life to the very end.  Our Constitution set the cornerstone for building a Nation where the individual has a hand in deciding his/her own destiny. But nothing worth having ever comes easy.  If this Great Nation is to survive as our founding fathers, and all our ancestors before us, envisioned.  We, The People, have a long, steep, dark road ahead. 
     Americans must take our country back from the evils residing in the dark.  Violence does not manifest from the weapon.  Violence originates from the depths of a Dark place in the very soul of man and may be carried out though use of the weapon.   The weapon is but a tool, and through the centuries, in the hands of Good, these tools have been the Light which emblazons the Darkness, pushing back Evil to a place in which it can be dealt with.  
   The Shadows created by those that wish to remove the weapons from all, only work to feed the Darkness.  Not by directly giving strength to Evil, but by weakening the Good, Honest, God-fearing, Law Abiding individual's ability to defend him/her self from the Evil that looms beyond the Shadows.  We have been taught these lessons since the beginning of time, yet folks just will not heed these lessons learned.
     So, on this day, folks such as the Brady Campaign, mark an anniversary by attempting to illuminate the very Shadows which they only helped to create, by lighting a candle.   True Americans, though busy Pursuing our Happiness, cherishing Life and fighting for Liberty, will join together in lighting our candles against All Violence.  We will join together to remove the Shadow-makers and arm ourselves, not only with our weapons, but also with the knowledge of lessons learned in order to be prepared should we ever meet Evil face to face.
    What will YOU do?  Will you join us in the fight to protect your God given right to be prepared should Evil ever cross your path?  Or will you simply allow yourself to be sacrificed to the Darkness?

              National Rifle Association
              Second Amendment Foundation

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Recents events prove we need to put better Self Defense Laws in place.

     By now you all have probably heard about the young mom (18) in Oklahoma that fullfilled her maternal duties by protecting herself and her son (3mo) against certain harm from intruders in their home. She quieted her son with a bottle, took up arms, called 911, informed the intruder that she was prepared to defend herself, and waited until the intruders crossed the threshold before utilizing deadly force.  Watch new reports here: Young Mom Protects Her and Her Baby
      YES Oklahoma has a Castle Doctrine law on the books. (we are still researching if they have included civil liability imunity in that law) What? A civil liability clause protects the victim of suits in civil court from either the perp (if he/she lives) or their relatives. Yes, it can and does happen. Folks have defended themselves and family only to lose everything defending themselves in court including life savings, careers, and the loved ones they were defending.
To my Kansas friends, the state in recent years passed a similar Castle Doctrine law that allows you to defend your home, the specifics of which I am still looking into. The passage of which some of the folks at had a hand in.
     Now for the sad sad news for my fellow Nebraskans. (among other states) WE ARE SCREWED!! Yes the law says we can defend our homes (but only our homes, anywhere else we have the DUTY TO RETREAT!)   and then you must prove that you had no other options to remove yourself from the situation AND must prove that once/ after the perps have entered you home, that they meant to directly cause you and/or yours deadly boldily harm.  So I guess you must stop them and ask if they plan on hurting you or just robbing you of everything you have worked hard to aquire.  WE should not have to 'second guess' the laws when confronted with deadly threat situations. ( Local Law enforcement brass and civic leaders, would rather you run and hide, hope for the best, and if you survive, call 911 so they can come write the report and take pictures. )
     PLEASE take the time to inform yourselves on the current laws and help us at the
 NFOA- Nebraska Firearms Owners Association in supporting LB298 in the Nebraska Unicameral this session. Not only is LB298 a more comprehensive Castle Doctrine law, but also provides civil liablity in the case of Self Defense by any means.  (We must remember that self defense does not mean only defense with firearms, it can also include your son's baseball bat, that handy kitchen knife, that bottle of wine your were enjoying, Grandpa's urn... whatever you could get you hands on at the time to defend you and yours!)
     To learn more about LB298 and how you can help visit
If you can, donate to the cause, write your NE Senators as we have a long tough road ahead just to get this out of committee.