Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Things that make me smile.

Warm sunshine and cool breezes.

Random boxes with festive wrappings.

Filet mignon wrapped in bacon, with balsamic glaze.

The special way that my wife looks at me.

The smell of cake baking.

Laughter in the background.

Kind of like today...

Hope your day is going well. :)


Monday, June 28, 2010

Mouth, meet money

Because I believe that action talks, and BS walks, today I bought a life membership in the Second Amendment Foundation. Yep. Those guys. The group that brought you Heller and McDonald.

You should too.



Breyer Whines

RE: McDonald v. Chicago decision announced today

Justice Breyer whines in dissent:
"Consider too that countless gun regulations of many shapes and sizes are in place in every State and in many local communities. Does the right to possess weapons for self-defense extend outside the home? To the car? To work? What sort of guns are necessary for self-defense? Handguns? Rifles? Semiautomatic weapons? When is a gun semi-automatic? Where are different kinds of weapons likely needed? Does time-of-day matter? Does the presence of a child in the house matter? Does the presence of a convicted felon in the house matter? Do police need special rules permitting pat downs designed to find guns? When do registration requirements become severe to the point that they amount to an unconstitutional ban? Who can possess guns and of what kind? Aliens? Prior drug offenders? Prior alcohol abusers? How would the right interact with a state or local government’s ability to take special measures during, say, national security emergencies? As the questions suggest, state and local gun regulation can become highly complex, and these “are only a few uncertainties that quickly come to mind.” Caperton v. A. T. Massey Coal Co., 556 U. S. ___, ___ (2009) (ROB-ERTS, C. J., dissenting) (slip op., at 10)."

Perhaps these questions are better viewed in light of the fact that the Federal Government, State Governments, and localities are directly proscribed from infringing our right to keep and bear arms, and, as such, should never have passed these restrictions infringements to begin with.

Secondly, Justice Breyer, you continue your whine with this:
The difficulty of finding answers to these questions is exceeded only by the importance of doing so. Firearms cause well over 60,000 deaths and injuries in the United States each year. Those who live in urban areas, police officers, women, and children, all may be particularly at risk. And gun regulation may save their lives. Some experts have calculated, for example, that Chicago’s hand gun ban has saved several hundred lives, perhaps close to 1,000, since it was enacted in 1983. Other experts argue that stringent gun regulations “can help protect police officers operating on the front lines against gun violence,”have reduced homicide rates in Washington, D. C., and Baltimore, and have helped to lower New York’s crime and homicide rates.
The tool did not leap up and use itself to commit mayhem. Your willful blindness to the depredations of men in favor of restricting their implements shows a complete failure of understanding as to causation. Additionally, your failure to objectively examine the data with regard to the efficacy of firearms regulation, and of handgun bans in particular, shows a bigoted bias in favor of Statist policies which subjugate free men. Substituting the policy statements and press releases of the Brady Campaign, Violence Policy Center, and the Joyce Foundation for statistical analysis of actual facts will not make the facts any less true, nor will they bring about anything other than misery to the disarmed victims which those policies ensure.

Justice Breyer, you should be ashamed of yourself. Your intellectual vapidity is on full display here in your dissent. Our country deserves better. When do you resign?


QOTD - pdb

"Like Ted Kennedy's passing, this is truly a terrible tragedy. They both died in their sleep like honest men, instead of at the hands of an angry mob."
-pdb, in comments at Tam's place referring to the passing of Robert Byrd.
For this, he wins the internets.

As an aside, me linking to Tam is kind of like putting a running garden hose into the Pacific. Sure, it adds something measurable, but statistically it is insignificant.



Sunday, June 27, 2010

QOTD - Dennis Henigan

From the Reuters article on the remaining SCOTUS cases, found HERE:
In the gun rights case, even gun control advocates said they expect the Supreme Court to strike down Chicago's 28-year-old handgun ban.

They said they also expect the court to extend its landmark 2008 ruling that individual Americans have a constitutional right to own guns to all the cities and states.

Dennis Henigan of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence said the decision will be used by the gun lobby to challenge a myriad of state and local gun laws. "With few exceptions, these challenges will fail," he said.

I wonder what his definition of "few" is? The prevailing wisdom on this issue is that SCOTUS incorporates the Second Amendment against the cities and states. It is only a matter of time before all of the infringements get rolled back. Through legislation, preferably, by lawsuit if necessary.

I wonder why this concept is hard for Mr. Henigan to understand? Willful ignorance? Or, just plain bigoted stupidity? Only time will tell.



Day By Day, Declaration of Independence

H/T Scott McCray

Prayers and well-wishes requested

Brigid is ill with rapid-onset pneumonia. She is improving, but sending up some smoke on her behalf couldn't hurt.



Saturday, June 26, 2010

Something interesting in an unexpected place

Went to Dysfunctional City today to catch a museum. While learning all about the horrors visited upon native groups by the evil white man (no joke-90% of the indigenous populations died as a result of contact), I came across a pretty amazing firearms exhibit.

In addition to some very fine examples of 15th and 16th century flintlock pistols, early-to-late black powder muskets and rifles, early long arms of the plains and such, there were a couple of oddities at the modern end of the display.

First, one of the prettiest handguns I have ever seen:

Now the oddities:
A 7.62mm assault rifle prototype purportedly to be Heckler and Koch G3 or similar:

And a Colt Advanced Combat Rifle prototype:

I really wasn't expecting to find these last two rifles in a display on guns of native Americans. Truly the surprise of the day. If you are a firearm enthusiast, it is worth your time to stop into the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.. The gun display alone is worth the trip.



Friday, June 25, 2010

Escalation, or ???

The "powers that be" don't like Free People in opposition to their schemes. This much is clear. One man's freedom fighter is another government's terrorist. It depends on the perspective. Be careful what you stand for.

Also, be careful of your surroundings and wary of strangers. They might be on Freedom's side, or they might not. Never trust, always verify, and be skeptical of unsolicited offers of help. Even from allies.

Jennifer III got a visit yesterday. Her tale is a chilling one. These people are either running a false-flag op, or they really are allies. Read between the lines though, and something even more chilling becomes clear. TPTB have escalated, and are now reading our mail (I always assumed that they could...) and know who and where we are. They are looking for a reason to shut down dissent. If they don't find one, they might instead find a sympathetic judge who will let them create a reason.

Guard you liberty. Monitor your surroundings. Stay alert. Have a communication plan ready to go. The hour is late and the days are getting shorter...


Update: Jennifer III has updated her post. The contacts were Neo-Nazis, not GOV. I still believe that the above advice is sound. Always pay attention to the signs of the times...
“You say, ‘Red sky at night, what a delight! Red sky in the morning, cloudy and storming.’

You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, yet you can't interpret the signs of the times?" Matthew 16:1-3

Works for me...

The Tyranny of the Majority now manifesting itself in another 2,000 page bill that will not be read until it is signed. Like Nancy Pelosi's famous quote: "We have to pass the bill to find out what's in it", Chris Dodd is being quoted as saying: "No one will know until this is actually in place how it works. But we believe we've done something that has been needed for a long time. It took a crisis to bring us to the point where we could actually get this job done."

Ah, yes. The famous "Crisis" reasoning. As a result of Crisis, the following intolerable acts were committed or perpetuated by this President and the Democrat Congress:

The government has nationalized health care, effective 2013. They have taken over major industries, home mortgage finance, student loans, education policy, and now Wall Street. They are stifling political speech, forcing control over the internet, and are still trying to find a way to confiscate the arms of the citizens. They are going to try and take over the energy companies.

The threat of being voted out is being counteracted by a proposed executive order making 20 million new voters suddenly appear. Loyal to them, we assume.

Anybody who does not think that these efforts are coordinated, and the culmination of a century of Progressive power grabs is deluded. The aggressive undoing of America as we know it has been in the works, by any means necessary, since November of 2008

Are you ready for what comes next?


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Patrick fisks a hoplophobe

And does a pretty good job at it here. The totalitarian Left wishes you disarmed so that they can feel better about themselves for having "done something" about those "awful criminals", while encouraging the very laws that facilitate their crimes.

The real tragedy is that we've dumbed down our education system so badly that rational, logical thought is no longer common. Instead, appeals to emotion and "feelings" are what trumps in argument today.

Useful idiots, indeed...


McDonald Case Prediction

Today or this coming Monday, SCOTUS will rule against Chicago.

I predict that the ruling will be so convoluted, so shameless in the attempt to both strike down Chicago's laws, while preserving the worst aspects of NFA34, GCA68 and FOPA86, that the follow-on litigation will carry on for years.

Actually striking a clear blow for Liberty seems to be beyond the realm of the possible for the Roberts Court. I hope I am wrong. I hope that the ruling will be as clear and concise as the wording of the 2nd Amendment.

Reasonable restrictions? Fuck that. What part of "Shall not be infringed" is hard to understand?


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I was wrong

When I advocated HERE that we should just confirm Kagan and move on. I think it is time to oppose her with every fiber of my being and urge my Senators to do the same.

Because, opposing her, loudly and publicly, will expose her for the craven anti-American political tool that she is, and will expose the anti-American Antonym-in-Chief for his nomination of her.

I was wrong.



Monday, June 21, 2010

June 21, 1987

25 years ago today, I met her.

Since the very moment I saw her standing in the shadows at a party neither of us wanted to attend, yet did. It might have been fate, or luck, or accident. No matter, I was in love from the first second I laid eyes upon her.

23 years ago today, she said "I do". And, she has. And, I love her dearly.

For richer or poorer, for better or worse, in sickness and in health. She has been my constant companion, my best friend, and an amazing mother to my children. She truly is my better half.

Happy Anniversary, my darling.


Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Political Matrix Meme

Every now and then, people post the results of political surveys that purport to show us who we are and how we vote, or how we compare to other people. I usually dismiss the results. Because, no matter the self-congratulatory pose of the quiz creators extolling the fairness or lack of bias in the questions, I always find the questions to be inadequate.

For example: If in this poll, you believe in G_d but believe that your destiny is in your own hands and made through your own choices, you are left with several options that deny G_d, or an option that states that He exists AND He controls your destiny. The choice is a poor one. Many other of the questions require you to either pick "None of the above" because the questions' choices do not cover rational answers, or pick some option that is close but not close enough.


With all of this being said, here are my results. Does anybody else find it surprising that only 1% of the population is both More Liberal, AND More Conservative than I am? And, that ONLY 60% are more Socialist? :)



H/T RobertaX

Proud Father

Yes. That's me. Yesterday, Saturday, my youngest graduated with honors from high school. She will join her two brothers in college in the fall. I am very proud of all of them.

I hope your Saturday went as well.



Friday, June 18, 2010

NRA and the DISCLOSE Act part 3

Sebastian has a good point, and references Joe.

I don't dispute either position. Click the links and go read. DISCLOSE is dead for the time being, and I am happy with that.



NRA and the DISCLOSE Act part 2

As I noted last night, the bill is dead for the time being. Some people are touting this as a win for the NRA, others are claiming this as a victory by all of the other groups that objected to the NRA carve-out.

First, let me re-iterate that I am opposed to the NRA removing their objections to the bill once they got their exemption. Their agreement to sit on the sidelines is a tacit acknowledgment that their objections had the potential to kill the bill. Although I don't like it, I do understand it.

Now, a little truth is in order.

Representative Heath Schuler (NC "A"-rated Democrat) offered an amendment that would have exempted all of the 501-c-4 groups from the requirements. Doing so would expose primarily the 527s (who are not non-profits) and the corporations to the rule's remaining provisions. This doesn't sit well with the Blue Dogs (for business reasons), or the left fringe (because they are the primary users of the 527 rule).

This amendment is defeated.

So, Chris Van Hollen (MD "F"-rated Democrat) carves out an exemption for the NRA, The Humane Society, and the AARP. The NRA stands down their opposition, and the left blogosphere howls that the Dems are caving to the "Evil Gun Lobby". The Gun blogosphere howls that the NRA sold out, and nobody is happy. At no time did the NRA EVER support this bill. That much is clear. The NRA might have been tone-deaf, but they didn't ever support this box of fail.

The bill gets tabled.

So, what really happened? Nothing, yet. If the NRA objects, and scores this vote, wobbly centrist and Blue Dog Dems will vote against. If the NRA sits this one out because of the exemption, the hard-core left Dems will vote against because their favored groups still have to comply. The Right will object to this bill no matter what.

So what next?

Well, if the AFL-CIO and Sierra Club get their way, then more carve-outs will be forthcoming. This will continue until this bill can get finely-tailored to enough Democrat's satisfaction that the votes are there for passage. At which point we are back to the courts again.

May I make a suggestion to the Democrat leadership? Let it go. Drop this issue and quit trying to stifle political speech. Quit trying to muzzle your critics and protect your incumbents.

Infringing the rights of citizens, so you can hang onto political power, will only end badly.

My $0.03, tax included.



Thursday, June 17, 2010

NRA and the DISCLOSE Act

Please go read David Codrea's piece on this.

I just got off the phone with ILA also.

I sat through the talking points message, then held for a live person. After registering my view with them opposing their position (as self-serving and wrong), and urging them to score this vote like they would any gun legislation (regardless of their self-serving carve-out), I asked the rep if NRA would be changing their position. She said "yes" and that there would be an announcement. They are supposed to have a press release out shortly about it.

Apparently, the membership is fired up over this more than they have been in recent times. The rep I spoke to told me that they have received over 50,000 calls on this issue in the last 24 hours.


Keep up the pressure on the NRA. Let them know that your Liberties need to be defended, and that throwing the smaller advocate groups under the bus doesn't cut it, even for a "single-issue organization". We all stand together on this, or surely we will hang separately.


UPDATE (11:58PM): Politico is reporting that Pelosi is pulling the DISCLOSE bill from a floor vote tomorrow. Objections from the Congressional Black Caucus and the Blue Dog Democrats were insurmountable and Pelosi doesn't have the votes necessary to pass this bill this week. Expect more arm-twisting in the next few days as the Democrats try their fervent best to re-instate their most draconian anti-speech laws recently struck down by the SCOTUS in the Citizens United case.

Those who fail to learn from history

...are doomed to repeat it.

When Carry Nation and the Temperance Movement gained sufficient traction in the US to get the 18th amendment passed, we were plunged into a period of lawlessness from which we have never fully recovered. As a result of Prohibition (ended by the ratification of the 21st Amendment), several other liberties were infringed (notably firearms - NFA34 passed after repeal but ostensibly as a result of the 1929 St. Valentine's Day Massacre).

Why bring this up now? Because we have been in a hot war for the last couple of decades with gangs over a different prohibition. Namely, the War on Drugs. As a nation, we didn't learn the lesson of Prohibition. As a result of Drug Prohibition, we are now looking at more infringements on our 2nd Amendment rights. As a result of Drug Prohibition, the drug cartels are in open warfare over turf and profits, and at the expense of our liberties.

One only has to look at the citizen abuse by SWAT teams, and the excesses of ATF and DEA to know that it is only a matter of time before the citizens say "enough!". If you couple the illicit drug trade with the human trafficking component of illegal immigration, you will see that our open border is a siren-song invitation to turn a fast buck in America, laws be damned.

Karl Denninger hits one out of the park in this essay on this topic and I encourage you to go read it.

While you are at it, go and review the Militia Clause in light of the article. I believe that we are being invaded from the south. As a member of the unorganized Militia myself, I wonder if I'll be called into service by Congress to support my nation?

Silly me. What was I thinking?

We need to think long and hard about the War on Drugs and the cost to society for continuing it. Not just the cost in treasure, but also the cost in lost Liberty. Think about the injustices we are currently subjected to as citizens now. Things like no-knock entries where a diligent citizens might get killed by LEOs for reasonably defending his property from attack. Things like asset-forfeiture provisions which disregard the 4th and 5th amendments. How about corrupt public officials? Or open warfare on our southern border?

How much of the above would disappear if we declared the War on Drugs a failure and treated drugs like we do alcohol today? Tax and regulate, but do not prohibit. How much of our crime problem would go away like the prohibition-related crime did post 21st amendment? Anybody? Bueller?

Something to think about.



Blogroll addition

Why I don't have this person on my blogroll is a mystery to me. I read him regularly...

A Dixie Carpetbagger will reside on the "People I read daily" list on the sidebar.

Go read him.


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Design update...

Yes, I am playing around with the new shiny toys that Blogger has provided. The page elements will change around until I find something I like.

The shallow, snarky, self-absorbed posting will continue for the foreseeable future.

Carry on...

QOTD-Mark Philip Alger

When the Voice of God thunders in the night, "The right of the people SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED!" what mental contortions does it take to say, "Oh, but he didn't mean ME, did he?"

Go and read the whole thing. Mark's short essay on Privileges or Immunities is worth your time. As is the rest of his blog.


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Antonym Presidency

It is no secret that I disdain politicians. I detest the quest for power over others as the lowest form of degeneracy. Most of all, I loathe those who deceive in order to obtain that power.

I disliked Jimmy Carter. He was a well-intentioned bumbler who failed to recognize the baser aspect of human nature, especially as it related to international diplomacy.

I disdained Bill Clinton. Similar naivete with regard to international affairs as Carter, and treated the White House and the Presidency like an eight year frat party.

At least those two guys loved their country.

The current President...(and regardless of what I think about his constitutional eligibility)...this guy hates this country. His handlers are Chicago thug machine politicians who will say anything to obtain power and line their pockets. While their instincts are base, at least they come by their dishonesty honestly. It is an open secret that they will do whatever it takes to keep themselves in power, through the use of whatever thug-machine tactics it requires. I don't like it, but I can at least understand it.

TheWon (and to a certain extent Pelosi and Reid) wants to fundamentally alter our country and destroy our institutions. I wasn't so sure before. I am positive of it now. Forget the flowery rhetoric. Forget the carefully-scripted photo ops and press conferences. They are just theater and window dressing. The words are being used to lull you into complacency.

Watch the actions.

Watch a re-run of tonight's speech. Except, this time have a thesaurus handy. Every thing he says, run the verbs against the thesaurus and find the antonyms. The opposite of what he says will be the next action. Count on it.

And be ready...


EDITED TO ADD: While I detest politicians, I do think there are a few good public servants out there. My local State Delegate is one of them and is a good guy. I also believe that my Congressman is still a public servant, and not yet a politician. Although, I do have to remind him of the delineation occasionally...

Monday, June 14, 2010

Flag Day-2010

Today, June 14, is Flag Day. A day of remembrance and honor for our flag and what it represents.

As a reminder to those who would denigrate the concept of the United States as a Nation (and who advocate open borders and polyculturalism), I present our Pledge of Allegiance:

'I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.'

We were founded as a Republic, not a democracy. We are a nation under God, but you may worship as you please (or not at all). We are a nation of Laws, not of Men, though our current representatives seem to have forgotten this.

So, you people who denigrate our Nation, a reminder and fair warning: We are only a nation "indivisible" for as long as there is Liberty and Justice for all. When some men are held to different standards of account because of cronyism, favoritism, or political sway, then the nation is in peril.

Kind of like now.


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Why the Gun Rights crowd is winning

No, not just because we are right, but also because we are engaged (and have an 800 pound gorilla on our side).

Why doesn't "Furious Mike" Bloomberg's group get the same level of respect as the NRA? Well, look at the numbers:

Gun Control Lobbyists spent $50,000 so far in 2010, while Gun Rights Lobbyists spent $1,299,006.

In Washington, D.C., Money talks...the rest walks.

Go see for yourself.



QOTD - Ben Bernanke

“I don’t fully understand movements in the gold price”
Quoted in an article in the Wall Street Journal yesterday.

Really? Are you kidding?

Let me break it down for you Mr. Chairman. Gold is a store of value. Gold's price moves as a result of three primary motivators: Greed, Fear, or Relative Worth to your fiat trash from the Fed.

Let's take the last one first, Mr. Chairman. Your wanton profligate printing of paper currency with no backing has inflated said currency and diminished said currency's value relative to precious metals. An ounce of gold's utility is roughly the same as it was 3 years ago, but its ability to be purchased requires more of your worthless trash to acquire. Hence, the price has risen.

Next, the price of gold is also an indication of the relative stability of geopolitics. As world events unfold, the price of gold fluctuates with the level of tension among adversaries. More tension (as with Iran's saber-rattling) equates to higher prices of precious metals. If you couple an unstable world with your unrestrained printing presses, people get a little worried about their ability to buy bread in the future and tend to run to things which will store value for them. Fear is a factor in the price of gold. Your policies are not helping calm the sheep. Really. Go look it up.

Lastly, let's look at greed. Seriously. Your friends at Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, and the other brokerages have been speculating that the price of gold might rise given your policies at the Fed. I am not sure where they would get this wild idea from, since they are not all Harvard-educated like yourself. Maybe you could ask George Soros about currency speculation...I hear he might know a thing or two. He might be able to explain to you that in every political and economic crisis there is profit to be extracted. Further, if you can manipulate the crisis to your advantage, you can get the other players in the global speculatory regimes to play along and thus milk them for some squeeze too. It was just a might not actually know George Soros personally. You might have to get Barry to introduce you two so that you can get an education at his knee about things like gold.

Mr. Chairman, in all of your years studying economic theory at MIT (Ph.D. 1979) and Harvard (BS, 1975)), and teaching it at Stanford (1979-1985), you never fully grasped the prime movers of the price of Gold? I find this truly baffling.

Perhaps I can recommend a book to you that would help you understand the basic concepts. Heck, I'll send you my copy.



Wednesday, June 9, 2010

I hate DC

Not just the self-serving political hacks, but the town, too. Every once in a while I have to head into town for business. Today was one of those days.

Forcibly disarmed (because I am law-abiding), packed sardine-like into steamy, sweaty buses and trains, my day consists of one giant suck-fest whenever I go into town. Then, to cap it off, I get to sit in the legendary traffic that is I-95. Kalifornia has traffic, but at least you can "get there from here". Not in DC...

At least I had a productive day.

Hooray tomorrow! I get to tele-commute again.

I hope your day was better.



Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Top Shot Mike

I watched the first episode of Top Shot on HULU and thoroughly enjoyed it. I am not a fan of Survivor-type shows, but I do understand the appeal.

After watching Mike Seeklander completely fail at shooting the 1903 Springfield, I (like many others) were wondering just what the heck happened. And, to be fair, I am out there in print saying I thought I might be able to figure out that shot sooner. But, I wasn't there and it is easy to criticize from behind the anonymous keyboard.

Anyway, here is Mike in his own words regarding the performance. Seems like a class act, and someone I would like to meet some day.



Sunday, June 6, 2010

The hyphenated "But"

Just a quick comment on the state of linguistics as it relates to identity politics...

Usually, whenever a person (especially a politician) makes a statement of fact, or professes his or her support for a concept, they say something like the following:
"I support the right of Americans to own guns for sport and hunting, but I think reasonable regulation of xxxxx is necessary."
In an example such as the above, everything before the "but" was misdirection, or an attempt to garner sympathy before taking the action which is the actual goal. In the above case, the goal is restrictions on gun ownership.

In the arena of identity politics, where the Statist Left continues to divide us into interest groups to remove our common ground from us, the most obvious example of the "but" is the hyphen. To wit: African-American, Mexican-American, Italian-American, Gay-American, et cetera. In all cases, the desire of the moniker is to emphasize the part before the hyphen, thereby diminishing the part after.

If we are to survive as a nation, indeed if we are to reclaim our liberties as free citizens, we need to reject the labels, the hyphens, and the "buts" from our discourse. We need to call out anybody who uses these artifices to subtly divide us into factions.

We need to focus on the phrases after the "but", and reject the lies before it, in order to understand how we are being manipulated.

We need to reject the balkanization before the hyphens, and focus on the uniting fact that regardless of heritage or skin color or faith, we are all Americans.

Words matter. The artful turns of phrases being used to lull us into complacency regarding our rights and our future need to be exposed for what they are: the seductive opiates which enable our destruction. Reject them.



Friday, June 4, 2010

The FRB and Monetary Fraud

Another chilling article about what TARP was really all about. The Banksters are robbing the citizens blind, and the Fed is complicit. So far, the only people profiting on this are the politicos, and the investment houses and banks.

Are you beginning to understand yet?


H/T to Billy Beck

Thursday, June 3, 2010

RV 12 information

I recently spoke to a Van's rep about the RV-12 avionics package. As some of you know, Garmin has discontinued the 396 (the 496 will be discontinued shortly) and Dynon has some new stuff out. The Van's rep told me that the next iteration in the avionics package will eliminate the 496 in favor of the Dynon SkyView package with GPS, and likely with XM Weather and digital radio. Look for an announcement at Oshkosh this summer.



Life is hectic right now

Light posting for the next few days. Sorry. Work is still on fire, and we are preparing for house guests to celebrate TheGirl's graduation. Keep reading the people linked on the sidebar. There is some great stuff being written about our Liberties and the threats to them.

Catch up with you all soon.