Friday, February 29, 2008

The Earth is Flat

You heard me. Not only is the earth flat, but it is also the center of the universe... and it is larger than the sun... which is also flat.

Don't take my word for it. This guy is the expert. It seems Muslims have taken the theory of "sola scriptura" to new levels with the Koran.

I reject your reality and substitute my own! - Adam Savage

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Hillary '08

New campaign slogan:

"Vote Clinton: Because a Deaf God Ignores our Pleas"

Shot Pattern

There are no endangered species.

There are only species which we allow to live.

...and by "we", I mean Remington and me.

(Photos by Jeff Coats & hat tip to VanCKirby for the info on the photographer. Click on the pics for a better view of the shot patterns)



Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Attack on Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor

It's been a while since I've read such nonsensical and inflamatory blather as what I just saw from The Guardian regarding the good Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor. The opening salvo...
"Who carries the greatest responsibility for the deaths of unborn children in this country [UK]? I accuse the leader of the Catholic church in England and Wales, His Eminence Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor."
If you care to read the rest of what passes for jounalism in the UK, you can find the article here. If you just want the Cliffs notes, George Monbiot (author) claims that the Catholic church actually causes more abortions because we don't approve of contraception, ergo more unborn children obviously MUST DIE. Apparently, the thought of women actually giving birth never occured to him as a viable option. His conclusion is just as stupid and blatantly anti-Catholic...
"When the Pope tells bishops in Kenya - the global centre of this crisis - that they should defend traditional family values "at all costs" against agencies offering safe abortions, or when he travels to Brazil to denounce its contraceptive programme, he condemns women to death. When George Bush blocks aid for family planning charities that promote safe abortions, he ensures, paradoxically, that contraceptives are replaced with backstreet foeticide. These people spread misery, disease and death. And they call themselves pro-life."
I don't think I've heard a more vicious pile of sactimonious B.S. in quite some time. Catholic aid workers are at this very moment refusing to leave Kenya, in spite of increasing threats to their safety. What are YOU doing to help these people George Monbiot? The United States of America (i.e. George Bush) committed an additional $2.8 million in aid just last month in response to increasing insecurities within the country. How much money are YOU donating to help the people of Kenya George Monbiot? You're idea of help is to have them contracept and abort themselves right off the face of the earth. You are truly a saint of the modern liberal church. Saint Monbiot, patron Saint of Kenyan genocide.

Guess My Crime

Can you judge a book by it's cover? Maybe. I guessed 11 out of 20. Better than the statistical average considering there are three choices for each mug shot. Check out the "Guess My Crime" blog and see how many you get right.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Hillary Clinton is a Duck Hunter?

It seems Hillary Clinton has shot as many banded ducks as I have! I have mixed feelings about this new discovery. On the one hand I'm glad that I've found at least one good thing to say about Hillary. On the other hand, I'd like to think I'm a better duck hunter than she is. Since the story was printed by the New York Times, I'm going to assume that the whole thing was made up.

The writer of the this article is politically to the left of Clinton and Obama and criticizes them both for not doing more to infringe the right of the people to bear arms (trivial details like the 2nd amendment notwithstanding). I did like her zinger for Obama though:

[Tim] Russert pointed out that as a state senator, Obama had talked a lot about licensing and registering gun owners, and he asked Obama if he would pursue that goal as president.

“I don’t think that we can get that done,” Obama responded.

Yes We Can't.


Clever.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

COOLNESS

I found this and HAD to post it! Sombody slap me if I'm ever this cool.


Air Car

That's right. The air car will be here as soon as next year. Boasting 1000 miles between "fill ups" at up to 96 miles per hour, the air car runs on simple compressed air.


In other news, the price of air skyrocketed to $7.24 per cu. ft. today on the open market...

Thursday, February 21, 2008

You're Fired!

I can just see Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor with a Donald Trump hair-do, wagging his finger at the hospital board and proclaiming, "YOU'RE FIRED!"

I'm sure that's not how it happened, but regardless of any courteseys that may have been extended by the good Cardinal, he showed 'em how the cow eats the cabbage. An' bein' a good cajun, ah like dat me!

New Fantabulous Blog!

My wife has decided to create her own blog. She is much nicer and a much better "evangelizationizer" than I am. I tend to be a little more, shall we say, confrontational. I also like to make up words a lot.

Good luck Hon!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Science Fair

Ran across these truly funny Science Fair Pictures today.

My Grand Prize Winner: Crystal Meth: Friend or Foe
My Runner Up: Plants and Pop

I'd love to know who gets your vote.

Barack Obama Spend-o-Meter

Ever wonder what all of Barack Obama's social programs will cost you? Wonder no more! The answer is here!

Ultimate Camo

I am officially placing an advanced order for a new hunting jacket made from this stuff. What kind of name do you think the camo companies will come up with? Mossy Oak "Dissapearance"? Advantage "Harry Potter"? Or maybe my personal favorite, "Klingon Warship"!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

False Advertising

Lest you be fooled, not all "Catholic Universities" are created equal. Some are institutions of higher learning which actually promote Catholic values. Others have forfeited the privilege of being called either Catholic or a University by any traditional measure of either term.

Catholic universities should strive to be shining examples of Christian community and fellowship. By inviting (meaning paying) rap star, Ludacris, to perform a concert on their campus, Fairfield University has officially degenerated into a ridiculous caricature of present day pop culture, spending more than they can afford on things that they don't need (and in fact should avoid).

Beretta Xtrema2

Just in case there is someone out there who hasn't seen my personal favorite shotgun video...

Perrilloux Suspended Again


It never ceases to amaze me the way some people choose to be losers when they have so much talent.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Duck Video

I found another duck video we took this season. Unfortunately it doesn't capture any calling or ducks working over the decoys. The end result is fairly well documented though. Enjoy.


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Spoon-a-palooza

Another hunting pic from an outing we dubbed, "Spoon-a-palooza". Can you guess why?


Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Mardi Gras



I love the irony of Mardi Gras. The only reason Mardi Gras exists is because it's the day before Lent, which is a time of prayer, penance and fasting. So what do most people do to prepare themselves for this extended time of solemnity and sacrifice? PARTY LIKE THERE'S NO TOMORROW BABY!




Gotta love those unintended consequences.

Check out the parade cam if you feel left out. Look here for answers to those important and frequently asked questions like, "Do I have to flash to get beads?" or "Can I bring my kids to Mardi Gras?" My favorite answer?
"Unless you want to answer uncomfortable questions, you should never take a child down Bourbon Street."
Good advice at any time of year.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Pic from the Last Hunt of the Season

In terms of sheer numbers, it was a mediocre season at best, but every day hunting is a good day. We never scratched, but we never limited out either. We ended the season on a high note though. A friend of mine shot a banded speckled belly goose from my blind on the closing day. This was about a week after I shot the banded mottled duck shown in a previous post.




















A few more pics to come...

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Classic Single Spec Decoy

We called in this single speckled belly goose from a looooong way off. A friend of mine made the shot.

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Hindsight

Hindsight is an interesting thing. As I look through some of my posts from years past, I'm noticing a trend. Lots of rants about social, political and religious issues. Like most of the other gazillion bloggers on the net, I felt strongly about a few things (still do) and I wanted to express my views. I still have strong opinions that I'm sure I'll post from time to time, but I think I'd like to be a little more positive and a little less serious. I'd like to include a few more neutral posts and a little less antagonism.

...but it is an election year so we'll see what happens.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Back in Camo

It's been a while but I've pulled my blog from the mothballs. Most of my almost 3 year hiatus from the blogosphere was occupied by a massive offshore project. In layman's terms, I was in charge of welding long length sections of pipe which now carry natural gas from the sea floor up to the world's largest and deepest gas platform. This was a record setting endeavor and I am proud to have been a part of this project.

I'm also glad I'm done!

I now have a little more time for other things...