im glad to be an american where at least i know im free
Ugh. That’s a horrible line from a horrible song. Read it out loud—it doesn’t even make sense, and it’s grammatically incorrect. “American” is a nationality, not a location. You can’t be from American. Also, what the hell does the second part of the sentence mean? Do you at least know that you’re free? That would mean you don’t know much else. Or do you know that at least you’re free? It’s a gruesome song, and every time I hear it, it makes me cringe.
A plain GI model without kitchen table surgery, fed with ball ammunition from seven-round GI magazines, is one of the most reliable handguns around. Start butchering it and adorning it with “improvements” like extended guide rods, funky slide geometries, cup holders, and similar flim-flam, and reliability starts to suffer. If the 1911 needed that sort of enhancement for reliable function, John Moses Browning would have added it.
will a k frame fit an l frame holster
Generally, yes. However, the L-frame is slightly bigger than the K-frame, and your K-frame will have a little slop in most L-frame holsters.
hanging kills instantly
Short-drop hangings break the neck and generally kill instantly. Some countries, however, use different methods of hanging, and those are probably among the most drawn-out and painful ways to kill someone. Iran, for example, hangs people by using a crane as a hoist.
socialized medicine + incentive for doctors
In socialized medicine, the doctors have a big incentive…to get the hell out of practicing medicine. (Ask yourself why every single public health care system has a shortage of qualified medical professionals. Just Google “Canada doctor shortage”, or “Britain NHS doctor shortage” for some examples.) I mean, who wouldn’t want to take on a quarter million dollars in college debt to work in an environment where the state tells you exactly how much you can charge for your services, looks over your shoulder constantly, and nails you to the wall if you prescribe too much of one medication, or approve treatments that are deemed too expensive?
(Yeah, yeah, HMOs do the same thing, but if you think HMO bureaucracy sucks, wait until the government takes over health care, and you get all the HMO red tape plus the full enforcement powers of the fed.gov hanging over your head.)
felon rights to bear arms
A felony disqualifies you from buying or owning a gun, which is a little odd, considering we don’t strip felons of the right to free speech, or the right to free exercise of their religion. It’s the only right enumerated in the Bill of Rights that is denied to felons, which must mean the gun control crowd has a good point when they claim the Second Amendment is more dangerous than all the others. How else can you explain so many “pro-Constitution” gun owners supporting that particular restriction?
(Oh, and by the way, if you think felons shouldn’t legally own guns, you’re giving the gun control crowd a perfect tool to kill the Second Amendment without getting rid of it directly. All they have to do is to make sure that lots of things are re-badged as “felonies”. Jaywalking is a felony in some places now…how would you like to lose your right to vote, and your right to keep and bear arms, over a jaywalking charge?)
what hunts fisher cats
Mustelids don’t have too many natural predators in the wild. That’s because all members of the weasel family are categorically insane, and ferocious all out of proportion to physical size. It seems that even animals have the good sense to look at a wolverine or fisher, and go, “That guy is fucking nuts. Don’t mess with him, or he’ll chew your face off.”
woman & guns don’t mix
Au contraire, my dyslexic friend. Women and guns are a great combination, because you can’t beat an armed woman. Most gun-owning women I know could probably outshoot you any day of the week, sport.
Also, female novice shooters are generally much more quick to learn proper safety and gun handling skills, because they don’t have a testosterone-fueled ego in the way of accepting instruction. Guys just “know how to shoot”, even if they’ve never used anything bigger than a Daisy Red Ryder before.
fired for private laptop use at work
I guess your employer figured that you were using your private laptop for, you know, private business. Also, they can’t keep tabs on what you’re doing on company time when you’re using your own hardware. So, good luck on your monster.com search, and remember to leave that laptop at home next time.
If your webcam is eleven years old, you should probably think about replacing it with a newer and better model.
chair you put your knees on
Amazingly enough, they’re called “kneeling chairs”.
I’ve so had it with the gratuitous overuse of the word “tactical”. There’s no meaning left to the term, except perhaps “black and expensive”. Tactical is not a device, but the way in which that device can be used, and when it comes to self-defense, almost any course of action is “tactical”, even if it’s a bad tactic.
That’s it for this week, Internets! Be sure and come back next week for another Search Term Safari!