It Is Possible...
that President Bush is as stupid as the Leftards think he is. Of course, he's supposed to be controlled by Karl Rove, the Evil Supergenius. If that's true, something's gone seriously wrong at the White House.
Bush hopes to revive immigration bill
President Bush, trying to recover from a stinging setback on immigration, will personally try in a visit to the Capitol next week to revive the embattled plan for legalizing millions of unlawful immigrants.
Listen up, you syntax mangling twink. What we, the people, want, is very, very fucking simple. Control the border, enforce the law. It's really damn simple, but I'll break it down even further.
Control the Border It means exactly what it says. I don't care if you have to build a double set of 50 foot high, 10 foot thick steel reinforced concrete walls a quarter mile apart with billions of land mines in between, you need to stop the illegal aliens from crossing the border. And no, it's not racist to acknowledge the reality that the vast majority of the illegal aliens come from Mexico and other Latin American countries, but mostly Mexico. It's a fucking fact, Jack. If, after we've secured the southern border, we start having a problem up north, we can do the same thing up there.
Enforce the Law This is where you get rid of the sugar that's attracting the ants a roaches. Make it so they can't work and they won't come, and the ones that are here, will leave. Put in place a system to allow employers to verify that potential employees are legal, and then hammer them when they still employ illegals. Pretty soon, business will stop employing illegal aliens. The illegals came here to make money, and when they can't do that, they'll leave.
Oh, and by the way, stop kissing Mexico's ass. Really. It's profoundly irritating. This is especially important because if you actually enforce the laws of the country you're president of, and all the illegal aliens from Mexico can't make money to send home by working here, Mexico's economy is going to be in a world of hurt. This is also why having the border secure is going to be important.
Once you've done those two things, we can talk about increasing the number of folks from other countries we let come here, alright?
There. Was that so hard to understand? It's what the people want. SO WHY THE HELL AREN'T YOU DOING IT?
Pictures from Camp Bullis TX
Me firing my M16A2 from the prone position. When I can get my wife to help with the pics, I'll do a post on using the loop sling. Used properly, it's extremely effective, and a heck of a lot easier to adjust than an M1907 sling. Magazine is an NMHG 20 rounder. Note: 20 rounders don't load well using speedloaders. Magpul needs to make a self-leveling follower for straight wall 20 round mags.
I moved my watch to my right wrist because the sling laid right across it and annoyed the heck out of me.
Foreign weapons AK match. I shot really well in this match. If I hadn't screwed up adjusting the sights moving from 100 to 200 yards, (pushed it an extra notch forward-and I had a nice group, half of which would have blown off the top of the target's skull, and the other half which went just over his head) I would have won the match. For those who care, the rifle is a WASR-10 with an AWB stock. I didn't look if the mags were Bulgarian or ProMag.
The Last Mosin
The Finnish Army's TKIV-85 sniper rifle. Adopted, as you may have surmised from the nomenclature, in 1985, almost a full century after the Czar's army adopted the original M1891. Now almost completely replaced by the Sako TRG-42, in .338 Lapua, the TKIV-85 soldiers on with a few snipers in the Finnish Army reserves.
I can only hope they surplus them out to America when they're finally retired. I've got some money waiting.
Moqtada Delenda Est
Or, more colloquially, Kill Mookie.
Omar at Iraq the Model details why al Sadr needs to be dealt with sooner rather than later.
I favor using a Hellfire enema.
Army Matches Report-EIC Pistol Match
Yes, I'm know I'm extremely late with this. To paraphrase Uncle, I do this for me, not for you. So blogging takes a back seat to real life and posting about things like pistol matches that I didn't do particularly well in take a back seat to hot photos of my wife and pointing out that the Junior Senator from New Yuck is a damn socialist.
OK, I'm just going to talk about the format of the match. It's very challenging, although not in the same way as IDPA or IPSC.
The match uses 4 targets, numbered 1-4, at a distance of 15 yards, and 3 12 round magazines, for a total of 36 rounds. The targets are more or less rectangular, about the same width as the standard Army pistol qualification target, and about 4-4.5' tall. The target features the likeness of what I assume is supposed to represent a charging Red Army soldier with a fixed bayonet. The entire target is scoring area, except the top corners are chopped off the scoring area. There are also two special scoring areas. On the targets midsection, there's a scoring ring, about 7.5" across, with 5, 4, and 3 point rings. And the soldier's face is also a special scoring area, but for the first magazine only. The rest of the target is worth 2 points Targets are arranged 1 through 4, right next to each other, from left to right.
The first portion of the match is the Anti-Body Armor portion. The shooter engages each target, one at a time, with 3 rounds in 4 seconds, with 7 seconds between each engagement. The first round must be fired double action (remember, this match is fired with standard M9 service pistols.) The first 2 rounds go (ideally) into the center scoring ring. The third round goes to the facial scoring area. Max score per target is 15 points-2 rounds in the 5-ring, and 5 points for the face shot. However, there are two quirks. If you shoot the target more than once in the face, the second (and third) round are only worth 2 points. And, the really nasty part: if you miss the face shot, you don't get any points at all for that target in this portion of the match. So you could have two perfect rounds in the 5-ring, and miss the face by a millimeter, and you get a big fat zero.
The next portion is the Rapid Engagement portion, and uses 2 12 round magazines. The facial scoring area is no longer used. The shot sequence is a bit tricky the first time you fire it, and requires the shooter to keep track of where exactly things are in the course of fire. If you put too many rounds in one target and too few in another, well, you lost those points.
Engagement sequence goes as follows:
1st string: Targets 1-2-3-4-1-1, in 7 seconds
2nd string: 1-2-3-4-1-1, 6 seconds
3rd string: 2-2-3-3-4-4, 5 seconds
4th string: 2-2-3-3-4-4, 4 seconds
7 seconds between each string, including the 2nd and 3rd, where, if you've been paying attention, you have to change mags. Don't wait to be told to do so. And, as before, the first round of the sequence must be DA.
Max score is 180 points. At a big, competitive match, 140-145 will generally get you in the top 10%.
My best score, of 4 times firing this course of fire, was 109.