Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Nothing Crazy Yesterday

So, today, I point and laugh.

OK?

Let's get serious for a second.  I didn't link to the stories yesterday that were the source of my post.  Not because I didn't find them plausible (because in most things, there is some truth), but because I found enough plausibility in them to do some research of my own.  We are admonished to do our own research, even the Bible tells us to do so (Acts 17:11). 

False-flag operations are used by the opposition to detect the state of our readiness.  They are also used to discredit our responses, and successful ones are used as jumping-off points for live ops against us.  Be cautious in your actions, and test all things to determine the truth for yourself.

There is a war coming.  The battle lines are being drawn as we speak.  Ayn Rand and George Orwell were prescient.  Until and unless we the citizens resolve to stand fast against the serial theft of our Liberty and our Wealth, "they" will succeed.  Their actions to-date come from malice, not incompetency.  It is not lack of understanding about the mechanisms of economics, rather it is a complete understanding of the sources of power. 

I leave it to the readers to define for themselves whom "they" are.  Understand this, however: "they" are playing for real and for keeps.  Are you?

Newbius
|||

Monday, September 26, 2011

Bring on the crazy

Bring on the crazy.

Supposedly, 9/27/2011 is when a false-flag op will be run by the globalist NWO-types, with major destruction occurring in Denver. I am posting this tonight because I am skeptical. Tomorrow, I hope to be able to point and laugh.

At least the guns are cleaned, oiled, and loaded...

Newbius

1000 Words, Separate but Equal

Friday, September 23, 2011

Media marketing

When confronted with media today (especially Social Media), it will help you to understand that YOU are the product being marketed, and then act accordingly.

Every secret, every action, every link that can be made to tie you to products and services will be exploited to the fullest. Every item of personal content is another check in someone's box to define how to sell you something. Further, every link put out there is also useful to others in identifying you, no matter how anonymous you desire to be.

Think about it.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

No Free Ice Cream today

The Free Ice Cream dispenser has an odd taste today, so today's offerings have been discarded in favor of a fresh batch tomorrow.

Monday, September 19, 2011

OK, yes I carry a knife (Whipping it out)

One of These:
Sometimes more than one...

H/T OG

Friday, September 16, 2011

QFT-TinCan Assassin

Quoted for Truth:
You know, I'm getting to the point where I'm thinking that we should let folks know that there are 2 responses to an Armed American. Leave him the hell alone, or try and take his guns away. And we should make option 2 hazardous to your health.
Word.

Newbius

Words of Marital Bliss

Got a hit on my "1000 Words" post below, from someone searching for "words of marital bliss". However, I am pretty sure that my post was not what they were seeking.

Marital Bliss is a pretty tough subject. The fact is, marriage takes work. It takes sacrifice. It requires a willingness to subordinate your will when required in order to do what is right for the union. Selfishness will not fly for very long. Nor will pettiness and drama.

I am far from perfect. I have made just about every mistake a married man can make. I have mistreated my wife by being disrespectful, dismissive, selfish, arrogant, pigheaded, obtuse, and lazy as a husband. I have glaring faults, and I recognize them. Why does she still love me? Beats the hell out of me but she does.

I'll tell you this though, she is the center of my happiness here on Earth. She is my best friend, my strongest supporter, and a fierce advocate for what is good and right in the world. We have been together through good times and bad, through sickness and health, and will be until the day we die.

Words of Marital Bliss? I have a few. "I love you" and "I am sorry" cover a lot of things. You better mean them, too. Be willing to change. Not because she wants you to, but because you want to become a better, more complete person for her. Face it, you are going to fail (often) as a partner. Recognize it, be honest about it, and keep working at it. Do not quit.

Be willing to do the things that she wants to do. You might find that you enjoy opera, art galleries, museums, and Jane Austen novels. After all, you want her to enjoy things that go Vrooom, Bang, and Boom, right?

Listen to her. Listen to the words she says, and also the things she leaves unsaid. She will tell you what she needs. Be attentive, and show her that you care by your actions. She will appreciate it, and you will be happier in the long run.

Finally, just as you have chosen her, recognize that she was the one who chose you. She was willing to put up with some of the bad in order to enjoy what is good and fun and right about who you are. Accentuate those things, but be yourself.

I hope this helps.

Newbius

QOTD-Joe Huffman (correction: Lyle)

Fundamentally Transform THIS
The whole post is truth, and pretty much describes how I live my life as well. I think most minarchist libertarians (formerly known as classic liberals) feel the same way. Go read the whole thing.

Newbius

Thursday, September 15, 2011

QOTD-Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. (D-CA)

As reported in the Sacramento Bee (threatening vetoes):
"...You've given me 600 bills, and there's not 600 problems that we need those solutions for."
I am no fan of Jerry Brown. I despised him during his last stint in the Governor's chair. The Rose Byrd court that he foisted upon California was a disaster that is still having effects 30 years later. Yet, he seems to have matured a little. Perhaps some wisdom comes with age after all.

I quote the above for the truth that it represents. Not every human problem requires a new law to address (paraphrasing something else that Jerry Brown stated recently). It is time to take Jerry Brown's example, and apply it to our national legislature. Instead of constantly asking Congress for new laws, perhaps we should be mailing Sharpie pens to them instead. Let them redact whole sections of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations. It would be a good start.

Newbius

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Newbius Bolognese Sauce

(Serves 4-6)

2 TBSP EVOO
1 pound sweet Italian Sausage (Bulk, or removed from casing)
1 Medium onion, diced fine
2 TBSP minced garlic
1/2 cup dry red wine (Cabernet, Merlot, Chianti)
1 Bell Pepper, diced coarse
4 Romana tomatoes, chopped coarse- reserving juice.
1 15oz can Contadina tomato sauce
1 TBSP Thyme
1 TBSP Basil
1/2 c Heavy whipping cream
1/4 c aged parmesan, shredded
Salt
Pepper

2 pounds fresh spinach fettuccine, cooked

Heat a large lidded frying pan or Saucier, heat olive oil on high heat until hazy (not smoking) and brown the sausage. Add the garlic and onion and continue sauteing until the onion is translucent. De-glaze with the wine. Add peppers and tomatoes, Basil and Thyme and cook, covered, until tomatoes soften (about 5 minutes). Add reserved juice and tomato sauce. Correct flavor with salt and pepper. Simmer uncovered 15 minutes over low heat, stirring occasionally. Add heavy cream and combine thoroughly. Remove from heat. Correct seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve over cooked spinach fettuccini, add parmesan and toss.

Enjoy!

Newbius

1911 holsters

Need to start looking at a holster for the 1911. Of course, choosing one for her is going to be tough. There are so many nice ones to choose from. I wonder what cool things Dennis is up to?

Newbius

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Ten Years Later

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the act of war against our country by rich, spoiled, fanatical, Saudi Arabian Wahhabist terrorists aligned with Al Queda. My good friend OldNFO asked for reminisces the other day on his blog. What follows is my comment from there, unedited:
I was at home, getting ready to go to work. After the WTC was hit, I went to the basement and began cleaning guns. Then my neighbor came over, crying. The Pentagon had just been hit, and she couldn't make contact with her husband (who worked near the Pentagon impact site). We eventually connected with him. He had been one corridor North of the impact and had spent the day doing SAR in the burning section of the building before being sent home. He and I spent the evening quietly with a bottle of Jack Daniels, while he worked through what he had seen. One man to another, sharing the pain.

I will never forget. I will not forgive. There is not enough oil in the Middle East to justify appeasing those lying bastards. The proper response would have been to turn Riyadh into a smoking sheet of glass...it still is.

We have become a nation of appeasers, more interested in being inoffensive than in being right. Once upon a time, we were a nation of leaders who cared not what the other nations of the world thought. Once upon a time, the rest of the world either feared us or wanted to be us. Now, they only ridicule us while using our own wealth against us. Wealth stolen by spineless politicians and given to the socialists in the UN, or paid to Middle-East radicals in exchange for energy we shouldn't have to import.

Ponder that while you watch and listen to the national dirge, on every channel your TeeVee can receive. Ponder that, and ask yourself if this is the nation your were raised in. Ponder that, and ask yourself why you willingly accept the chains and shackles of an out-of-control government staffed with lifetime civil servants who hate your remaining Liberties and envy your remaining abilities.

Then, DO SOMETHING about it. It is past time to re-engage as CITIZENS. It is past time to take your country back.

Newbius
|||

Saturday, September 10, 2011

1000 Words, Marital Bliss Edition




All that, and armed too.

My beautiful bride, (longtime spouse, best friend, confidant, and all around wonderful lady) Mrs. Newbius, completed her very first 4473 today. All the best qualities you could want in a person and armed, too. :) Life is good.

Newbius

Friday, September 9, 2011

Drilling


No, she is not for sale.

Newbius

Thursday, September 8, 2011

1911 shopping

Trimming the list down, the ones that are nearing the top of the shopping pile are the:

Remington
Ruger SR1911
Springfield Range Officer
Colt XSE

There are things about each that I like, and also things about each I dislike. Trying to find them in the wild has proven to be a difficult task. Used 1911s are going for near full-retail as well. New, at auction, are all above MSRP. I think it is time to begin begging friends to see if anybody is selling.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

I love the smell of Hoppes

Just finished cleaning gun #4 and the house smells like Hoppes #9. Do you think Chanel would be interested in bottling the essence of it for a perfume?

Just wondering...

Newbius

Blogroll additions

18 Wheels and a 1911, An NC Gun Blog, and DragonBlasts join the sidebar. Go read them.

Newbius

ETA: Chasing Freedom, The better half of '18 Wheels'...

Mrs. Newbius goes to Ohio

Finds a gun she likes and then gets comfortable with it:
Clicky make biggy on all pictures...
She didn't do too badly with mine either:

I love that woman!

Newbius

Hmm...I wonder

I wonder if "Cap and Trade" and other Environmental Protection laws (and other economy-destroying schemes enacted to save Gaia) can be challenged under 1st Amendment grounds? With all of the controversy surrounding Global WarmeningClimate Change research...er...results...er...position papers, shouldn't we be asking why our government is violating the Establishment Clause?

I am of the opinion that, right now, Climate Change is a religion. I'd ask Michael Mann to disprove it, but his data cannot be reached for comment.

Newbius

Smoke and Noise

Click to Embiggefy

Newbius

Mixing up the mischief

Click to Embiggen


A special thanks goes out to the good folks at Tannerite. They went above and beyond and got an order out to us in time for the blogshoot. A great company to deal with. A fun product to play with.

Newbius

FTC Note: We paid full retail price for the product.  Go pull the wings off of some flies.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Home again

Arrived home and have unpacked the car. Lots of guns to clean, maybe some pictures to post later. Thank you Breda, Heath, and Amanda for everything. NorthCoast II is in the bag. I hope to be able to play again next year

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Packing Lists

Food:
Pizza Dough - check
Pizza Sauces - check
Pizza Toppings - check
Sandwich Makings - check
Beer - check
Wine - Check
Water - Check

Fun:
Rifle - Check
Other rifle - check
Other rifle - check
Shotgun - check
Shotgun - check
shotgun - check
handgun - check
handgun - check
handgun - check
handgun - check
ammo for all...oh yeah! - check

Clothes, snarky T-shirts, grooming kit, pillow... - check

Spouse - Hell Yeah! CHECK!

Off to Northcoast Blogshoot II...See you there!

QOTD - Popups

"Popups" at Calguns had this to say. I liked it so much it is today's QOTD:
..."government cannot take your rights; they can only use force to stop you from using them. To pass any "law" that infringes your rights, is actually a decree of how much force the government wants to use against you."
Word.

Newbius
|||