Friday, November 30, 2012

Ronda Rousey: 'I try to have as much sex as possible before I fight' - Yahoo! Sports (blog)

UFC/Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey appeared on Jim Rome's show on Wednesday. What does the champion use as her training secret? Does she have high-level training methods not available to amateur athletes and workout warriors? (Getty)Nope. She likes to have as much sex as possible before fights. Though Mick advised Rocky that women weaken the legs, Rousey believes it has

Lohan's alleged sucker-punch victim hires high-profile attorney - New York Daily News

Michael Schwartz for New York Daily News Tiffany  Mitchell, who was allegedly assaulted by Lindsay Lohan yesterday, leaves 799 Madison Avenue wit h her husband this morning and gets into car service auto.Fri.,November 30th,2012 Manhattan,New York. LiLo's latest victim has lawyered up — and that could mean more legal woes for the endlessly troubled "Mean Girl." Florida psychic Tiffany

Lindsay Lohan's Attorney Says Actress 'Will Be Exonerated' - ABC News

Lindsay Lohan's legal team believes the 26-year-old actress "will be totally exonerated" after she was charged with misdemeanor assault Thursday. Attorney Mark Heller also told ABC News that Lohan is "a victim of someone trying to capture their 15 minutes of fame." Lohan hasn't been seen in public since leaving New York City's 10th precinct Thursday morning, and hasn't commented on the four

Lindsay Lohan's Fight: Will Actress Be Barred From New York Nightclub? - Huffington Post

Lindsay Lohan Lindsay Lohan at the "The Parent Trap" Los Angeles Premiere on July 2, 1998. Lindsay Lohan Actress Lindsay Lohan attends a private screening of 'Dinner with Friends' July 28, 2001 in Southhampton, New York. (Photo by George De Sota/Getty Images) Lindsay Lohan Actress Lindsay Lohan attends the film premiere of 'Treasure Planet' at The Cinerama Dome on November 17, 2002

Lindsay Lohan's Attorney Says Actress 'Will Be Exonerated' - ABC News

Lindsay Lohan's legal team believes the 26-year-old actress "will be totally exonerated" after she was charged with misdemeanor assault Thursday. Attorney Mark Heller also told ABC News that Lohan is "a victim of someone trying to capture their 15 minutes of fame." Lohan hasn't been seen in public since leaving New York City's 10th precinct Thursday morning, and hasn't commented on the four

Lindsay Lohan not on drugs, is a 'victim,' her attorney says - Los Angeles Times

Lindsay Lohan, who faces charges in New York and Santa Monica, is a "victim" and was not on drugs at the time of her latest arrest, her attorney said. Lohan was charged Thursday with three misdemeanors for allegedly lying to Santa Monica police in connection with a June traffic accident on Pacific Coast Highway.The charges came hours after the "Mean Girls" and "The Parent Trap" actress was

Thursday, November 29, 2012

"Doctrine" on Potentially Armored Aggressors

Read the last post, especially the second comment on the alleged "armored" aggressor in the Aurora shooting. As you all know, the aggressor was only wearing "tacticool" wardrobe items — no soft or plate armor. What I have said on the podcast and what we will say on TBD is that when faced with an aggressor who appears to be armored, TAKE THE CENTER MASS SHOTS IMMEDIATELY. If the aggressor is

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Another "Must Read"...

...this one from December's Atlantic Magazine by Jeffrey Goldberg:

Boulder may be the locus of left-wing politics in Colorado, but it is also home to the oversubscribed Boulder Rifle Club, which I visited on a bright early-fall morning with Dave Kopel, of the Independence Institute. The existence of the rifle club surprised me, given Boulder’s reputation. But Kopel argued that gun ownership and

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Comforting Presence

Spent the evening filming openings and closings for THE BEST DEFENSE in a seedy area of a big urban downtown...the SR9c was definitely a comforting presence! Am getting ready for Friday's "live studio audience" session for SG. Response has been so great we may split up the session and do a second session end of January.So Black Friday set a 1-day record for NICS checks, so much so that it briefly

Sunday, November 25, 2012

An Important Article one"Assault Weapons"

This is a great article in the Captain's Journal blog on "assault weapons." Read it all and give it some thought...

Arguing that their bans don’t adequately distinguish between weapons leads them to refine their ban.  Arguing that there is equivalent lethality between weapons denies aspects of utility and design, and only causes them to ban weapons that have specific utility for home and

Thanksgiving Weekend Wrap-Up

The quick executive summary? I need another 4 days off...maybe 8 days...a month...LOL! Yesterday my Sweetie and I went up to the site of the new Secret Hidden Bunker, where the dirt work is well underway. We now have a driveway and the beginnings of a house platform! I do wish a genie could wiggle her cute little nose and the whole new Bunker would miraculously appear. Second wish would be to dig

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Gordon Davis, R.I.P.

I note the passing of master holster maker, and my friend, Gordon Davis, after a long illness. In these days of floods of high quality holsters, it's hard to image how important Gordie's magnificent holsters were for both the fledgling sport of practical pistol — "combat shooting," in the into of the times — and concealed carry. I remember when I filly scraped up enough money to buy my first

Thursday, November 22, 2012

And a Happy Thanksgiving for All!

Our dinner went super. hey, how can you go wrong with lobster tails, stir-fired veggies, sweet potatoes roasted with chili, cranberries with sour cherries and rum, fresh rolls and...wait for it...wait for it...a homemade Boston creme pie. Yes, it rocked!

Going to do some 3-gun shooting tomorrow, then I swear I'm going to sleep until noon on Saturday. Maybe until 2 or 3 PM, getting ready for the

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Busily Trying to Relax!

My plan for yesterday was catch up, then knock off for the Thanksgiving week. Ha! Today my plan is to catch up, then knock off for the Thanksgiving week. Tomorrow my plan kinda get the drift. I've got to cook Wednesday, or at least cook a little Wednesday. Hopefully, I'll be doing a little 3-Gun shooting this weekend, then begin the sprint to the end of the year...well, at least until

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Appleseed Weekend!

It was really really fun, and I am really really tired! Appleseed Colorado Coordinators Jim and Kim Heath did a marvelous job, Colorado Rifle Club is a super venue and the weather was just amazing. Not to mention a great group of instructors and participants.

It's going to make a great SHOOTING GALLERY!

The Spike's/JP .22 AR may be the best .22 rifle I've every shot. Certainly among the top 3.

Friday, November 16, 2012

On The Phone All Day...Sigh... aborted trip to the range...I go to Appleseed with 2 rifles without a clue as to their zero. Sigh. Maybe sigh twice. Shouldn't take too long to sight them in, though. BTW, I'm doing the best I can to deal with the Twinkie Apocalypse...

I did have a long time on the phone today with Mark Keefe from AMERICAN RIFLEMAN, in which we never actually mentioned Twinkies. Mark is a really good

Range Day (I Hope!)

The temperature is creeping up and the clouds seem to be moving out, so hopefully I'll be able to get rifles sighted in this afternoon. We're in kind of the pre-SHOT doldrums in the industry...people are frantically trying to get their catalogs done, collateral material printed and party invitations all sync'ed up. I'm trying to get both SHOOTING GALLERY and THE BEST DEFENSE wrapped before the

Thursday, November 15, 2012


So I ordered some OC to spray the pooches. I'm willing to go OC in the left hand, gat in the right. I'm also thinking of getting Alf an Ithaca Auto & Burglar with stocks cut to fit her little paws. Or maybe one of those little Danish grenades that only have a 3-foot kill radius. She could hook her little claw into the pin, then bombs away! The world's first Assault Beagle! Except Alf doesn't like

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Generally Icchy Day

Sigh...working like crazy getting ready for the SHOOTING GALLERY studio sessions in Denver (you're coming , right?). Also spent time on the phone working on finding financing for the new Secret Hidden Bunker, with a little light at the end of the tunnel...maybe.

Had a little problem this afternoon. My Sweetie and I were walking Alf the Wonder Beagle up a trail. As you remember, Alf got ripped by

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Busy Busy...

...getting started on the new, improved Secret Hidden Bunker. At least, we broke ground on the driveway and house platform, plus fired a few rounds of .22 on the property to give it a little lead inoculation. Our original plan was to build an off-grid house...we're still headed in that direction, but to say that the banks are less than enthused is being kind. Friggin' liberals talk a good game

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veterans' Day 2013

Battle flag of the 2nd Wisconsin Volunteers, the "Iron Brigade"

Antietam Battlefield

September 17, 1862

More than anything else, our thoughts and prayers today are with our troops on far-flung battlefields, fighting wars of no consequence for a government that has long since stopped caring.

We owe a debt we can never pay. To all who serve now and have served, thank you.

Friday, November 9, 2012

University of Alabama Football Report for 11/09/12

… locating beauty and art and magic and improvement and keys
to excellence and victory in the prolix flux of match play is not a fractal
matter of reducing chaos to pattern … not a reduction at all, but—perversely—of

 --David Foster Wallace, Infinite

One of the unique things about football as a spectator sport
is that its non-fluid pace of play offers constant strategic

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Moving On...

...which is about the only thing I can think of to do. A dear friend, himself a legend in law enforcement,   told me many many years ago (and late at night, I might add) that the greatest challenge of his life was to find a way to live in a world he neither agreed with, liked, nor truly understood...a world that that had no place for people like him. I've been thinking a lot about that

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

And So the Battle is Joined...

Honestly, I was just too depressed to post earlier today. But we pick ourselves up and get ready for the battle to cone. And it's coming quickly. Obviously, the first thrust is the damned U.N. Arms Trade Treaty. This looks like the fastest way for the Dems to rev up the gun control wars; it will fail, this time.   The Senate as presently constituted is not going to ratify this abortion. I think

Monday, November 5, 2012

Escape From Texas!

Home from Comin' At Cha, the big cowboy action shooting regional in English, Texas, that we filmed for SHOOTING GALLERY 2013. What a great great match! I have to say that if you're a cowboy action shooter who hasn't traveled to any big national matches, you could not have a better experience than at Comin' At Cha. T-Bone Dooley and his Dooley Gang do a magnificent job of not just running a

Saturday, November 3, 2012

University of Alabama Football Report for 11/03/12: Live from Death Valley

To assess a collegiate football game on the first weekend of November has become an effort in spirit writing. For, much like Yeats's bride, who took a fever and penciled an outline of the afterlife, one's interest can no longer be satisfied within the visible world alone, but must take to the empty talk of myth and magic. Such delicate notions to be cast out of a brutish game, like a blacksmith's