direct impingement sucks
Au contraire–it blows. (Namely the gas tapped from the barrel, right onto the bolt carrier.) As for function–there are better and cleaner ways to cycle a bolt that don’t involve blowing carbon crud back onto your rifle bolt, but the M-16/AR-15 system works just fine with a minimum of care and maintenance.
current sidearm fbi
The Feebs issue the Glock 22 or 23, depending on agent preference. It’s a plastic squirt gun full of toaster parts, but it works all right, I guess. (Cue howls from enraged Glock fans in three…two…one…)
pilot varsity disposable
Those are the disposable fountain pens made by Pilot. They work pretty well, actually. I picked up a three-pack to try them out, and they lay down a nice, wet medium-fine line of ink. The nibs are pretty smooth, and the internal ink capacity is generous. I still prefer refillable fountain pens, but the Varsity is a good alternative to carry around when you have to worry about losing or breaking your $500 Parker Duofold or Pelikan M1000.
labradoodle puppies for under one thousand
Just because it sounds cute doesn’t mean it’s a new breed. Crossing a labrador and a poodle produces what’s called a mutt. There’s nothing wrong at all with mutts (they are, in fact, generally more robust and long-lived than purebreeds), but if you shell out hundreds or thousands of dollars for a mutt just because that particular combination is the Designer Flavor Of The Month, you’re a fucking idiot. The pounds are full of mutts that need loving homes, and those can be had for fifty bucks or less, with full vaccinations.
alphasmart neo change battery
Undo the screw on the battery compartment lid, slide off the lid, and pop out the three AA batteries. Replace them with fresh ones. (Your data will be safe because the Neo has a little backup battery.)
how long charge alphasmart neo battery
I changed mine after a year of frequent use, and they were still at 75%. Treat it like a smoke detector…just change the batteries twice a year, whether it needs them or not, and forget about power usage otherwise. It’s simply not an issue with the Neo.
neo nazi starship
Considering the intellectual acumen of the average neo-nazi, the only vacuum the little swastika-wearing imbeciles are ever going to touch is the one between their ears. (If they did manage to build a starship, however, it’d be shaped like an SS dagger, have more armor and bigger guns than any other spaceship ever!, and half its budget would be spent on snazzy uniforms for the crew.)
fun words to say zamboni
Also fun to say: Saskatchewan. Reciprocity. Kalamazoo. Punxsutawney. Poughkeepsie. Hullabaloo.
losing right to bear arms for misdemeanor
If that misdemeanor was domestic violence, then yes, you lose your ability to buy a gun legally, thanks to the Lautenberg Amendment. The best part? It’s retroactive, and applies to convictions that occurred before the law was passed in 1994.
can dachshunds make good therapy dogs?
It depends on the temperament of the individual dog, but our Bors is a therapy dog in all but name. He goes to the nursing home with Robin about once a week, spending the day visiting with old ladies. His brother Ban, on the other hand, is too hyper and high-strung for that kind of job. But yes, dachsies can make fine therapy dogs. (People love to see them for some reason.)
why should gay people get married
For the same reason straight people should get married: because they want to make a long-term emotional and legal commitment to their mates. (It seems rather obvious from where I’m standing.)
There’s no such thing as a collective right. There is no right you acquire by virtue of being member of a group that you don’t already have as an individual. The folks who like to read the Second Amendment as a “collective” right to pretend it only applies to government-run militias are courting disaster, because they’re missing the point that such an interpretation would set a precedent. If you can read one Amendment as “collective” rather than individual protection, then you can read all of them that way, and before you know it, your favorite individual liberty goes the same route. Freedom of religion? Only for members of official, government-run churches. Freedom of speech? Only for accredited press members who can speak on your behalf. Not a pleasant thought, is it?
That’s it for today’s edition. Tune in again next week for another round, when we mine the SiteMeter stats for blog fodder!