Gunblog Variety Cast Ep 89: Obama’s Purple Disaster Conversation

So this week’s Gunblog Variety Cast is up.

Adam and Sean bring you Episode 89 of The GunBlog VarietyCast – Obama’s Purple Disaster Conversation

Erin Palette asks, “What’s your disaster personality?”

President Obama goes to Britain and tells them how to run their country. Nicki Kenyon tells us how that works out for him.

In the Pacifiers & Peacemakers segment, Beth Alcazar gives us a report on the Well Armed Woman Mid-South Purple Pow Wow

The same way he showed us that a battery wasn’t just a battery, Silicon Graybeard shows us that a shop light isn’t just a shop light.

And proving the principle that it takes an order of magnitude more effort to debunk BS than it does to generate it, Weer’d finally finishes with Loaded Conversations Episode 1.

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Interesting Bartending Videos

So I subscribe to this Japanese Cocktail channel. It’s 100% Japanese with no English subtitles or even instructions. In stead you get to watch the TECHNIQUE of these bartenders in the Japanese style. They are VERY methodical, which gives it the feel of Flare Bartending, but vastly more practical. Also I’m fairly entrenched in the Cobbler Shaker (the 3-peice shaker with the integrated strainer) while most of the Western bars use a Boston Shaker (the two cups that are press fit together).

Have a look:

AMAZING technique! Not sure if his jiggers are graduated with half-marks or if he’s free-pouring the partial measures. I just prefer to use my graduated jigger, or break out the whole set of double jiggers.

Also he’s granulated sugar, not syrup, so he first dry stirs the cocktail THEN adds the ice and shakes.

Also I REALLY like that technique of dabbing the bar spoon on the back of the hand to sample the drink. Really brilliant, and it looks WAYYY classier than the western technique of dropping sip stick into the drink and capping it with a finger.

Look at that shake, that’s the Japanese hard shake which supposedly chills the drink as well as a Boston Shaker. I personally use a bigger shaker than this to allow for more travel of the cocktail with the shake.

But I have my complaints with this drink. WAYYYY too much sugar for my tastes. Also totally wrong glass for this drink. A cocktail coupe is OK for a classic cocktail (I personally am partial to the classic Cocktail/ Martini glass) but he’s only filling that little coupe half way. He needs to scale up the drink or get smaller glasses. You don’t need to pour to the rim, but in a cocktail glass it shouldn’t be only half full.

Now just one smacked out of the park!

GORGEOUS clear ice!

Good ingredients, and great technique that shows he knows EXACTLY what he’s doing.

Good stir then he fills that rocks glass right up, and notice how that clear mega-cube just vanishes in the glass!

And the twist just shows he’s not playing around.

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Gunblog Variety Cast Episode 88: Group Show!

So Sean was moving to his new house this week, so instead of a regular show, We bring you a special group show!
Sean tells you about another Sean Sorrentino. One who is a very naughty Sean Sorrentino. This Sean Sorrentino will not be podcasting where he is going.

Adam relates the horrifying story of the legal system run amok. Or is it? A teen is arrested on Felony Robbery charges for stealing a cup of soda from McDonalds!

Erin Palette holds an Ask Me Anything. About preps, you dirty minded people.

In our main topic, we endure the nails-on-a-chalkboard sound of Hillary and her daughter Chelsea confirming that a President Hillary Clinton will, in fact, be coming for your guns.

Special Guest Luke Apps, of The Triangle Tactical Podcast, thinks you should start a blog or a podcast. He’s a great person to tell you about it because he’s the person who encouraged me to start this podcast.

And finally, Weer’d plays a few clips from the latest episode of no one’s favorite anti-gun podcast, Loaded Conversations. To say that this woman has “issues” is to grossly understate it. You’ve got to hear it to believe it.

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Handgun Radio: Tools For Tinkering

So say you have a gun, but you want to change out a part or two, or just do a lot of shooting and need some tools to better maintain your guns.

Or maybe you think you need none of that crap….but maybe after this show you’ll be amazed how you lived so long without them!

So tune in for Ryan and I going through our tool boxes!

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Just Anti-Freedom

Isn’t it funny how forces who might consider themselves polar opposites can behave so similarly.

Point one:

A coalition of 141 medical organizations sent a letter to four senior members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees on Wednesday urging them to restore funding for gun violence research at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Center for DISEASE CONTROL. See the anti-gunners can’t use public safety anymore, because the public is SAFER when they get the hell out of the way. They have been woefully unsuccessful at trying to destroy gun ownership socially, since anti-gunners are just miserable people who want to lecture you on death and destruction, and talk down to experienced gun owners about how they really are too stupid to safely use a gun, or defend their life. Meanwhile pro-gun people CAN supply you with facts and data if you want….but if you don’t we can just take you shooting and we can have a lot of fun in a safe environment.

And from the other side:

Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert signed two pieces of legislation on Tuesday that aim to combat what’s called “a sexually toxic environment” caused by porn.

“Pornography is a public health crisis. Today I signed two bills that will bring its dangers to light. S.C.R. 9 calls for additional research and education so that more individuals and families are aware of the harmful effects of pornography,” said Herbert on the governor’s Facebook page.
One is technically a resolution, and the other one is a bill:

This resolution declares that pornography is “a public health hazard leading to a broad spectrum of individual and public health impacts and societal harms.”

So a non-binding resolution declaring pornography as a “public health crisis”.

BTW it’s such a “Crisis” that this happened:

A study into how porn affects men had to be scrapped and radically rethought after experts failed to find any young men who had not watched it.

Originally researchers at the University of Montreal wanted to compare the behavior of men who viewed sexually explicit material with those who had never looked at it all.

Professor Simon Louis Lajeunesse says he had to drastically rethink his study after failing to find any male volunteers who had never viewed porn.

Porn is ubiquitous, even in Utah, and guess what, the sky isn’t falling! There are shitty people in shitty relationships, and good people in good relationships, and everything in between, and in the browser history is porn.

All I see is anti-freedom.

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My Thoughts on the Trans Bathroom Thing Exactly

I don’t go to the can to hang out, or be social. I go there to wash my hands and rid myself of biological waste.

Honestly we could dump the whole gender thing entirely and have men and women all doing their thing in the same tiled room. Unless it’s an old sports stadium with the trough (BTW I do love these for their pure efficiency, but this IS the only restroom configuration where you will likely see anybody’s private parts) you aren’t seeing shit, so who fucking cares?

Period, end of transmission.

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Evening Music: Pentatonix

So this song was a HUGE hit recently:

Decent, but this is the first you’ve seen it here, and it’s in a related post.

Meanwhile you’ve seen Pentatonix here before, and my daughter loves them from this home run performance.

Combine them together, you have this amazing cover!

Amazing!

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Gunblog Variety Cast: Episode 87: Special Stunt Co-Host ERIN!

The 87th Episode it up here!

This week on The GunBlog VarietyCast, Adam is “On Assignment” in his bed, on post-surgery bed rest, so holding down the co-host chair is Erin Palette!

Just because Erin is co-host doesn’t mean she can’t do her final segment in her “Thinking about how we think” segment, “Why our brains reward failure.”

With all the other dangerous threats to US security, Nicki Kenyon decided today was the day to address that incredible threat posed by…. Panama?

In part 2 of his Batteries series, Silicon Graybeard explains the differences in charging the various rechargeable battery types.

And even though Adam and I talked about that anti-gun podcast two weeks ago, you just knew the Weer’d wanted to take a shot at it. Well here it is…

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Double Down on the Repeal PLCAA Campaign

And big surprise, the double-down is to lie!

PLCAA lie

So this image was dishonest, but the one above is just flat-out lying!

So the “PLCAA gives the gun industry protection no other industry in America has” is technically true. Of course even this is ironic, given that Brady is living on borrowed time thanks to a backfired frivolous lawsuit initiated by them against Lucky Gunner. See Lucky Gunner broke the combo, by having the judge dismiss the case AND order Brady to pay back their legal fees.

Every other lawsuit of this type has been dismissed, but the wrongfully sued were always left holding the bag when it came to legal fees. With Lucky Gunner it was to the tune of $150,000! Note this suit never even went to trial! It was DISMISSED! Just imagine the fees if more time and legal action had needed to be done to reach the same result.

Do this enough and pretty soon you’re talking real money, even for the more successful gun makers and stores.

Note this is ALL with the companies doing NOTHING wrong, and WINNING every case sent against them.

So yeah, since Ford isn’t being sued every time a drunk rolls his Ford Fusion….or Jim Beam for distilling the spirits he was messed up on, the Gun industry needed to do something the other companies haven’t yet had to.

So the next three points are straight up lies. Alleged “Bad Apple” dealers, if they are conducting sales outside the law are NOT protected. If they are breaking no laws, and showing no negligence, then of course they shouldn’t be sued!

Bringing us to the next point: If this law keeps people from being sued for braking no laws, and showing no negligence, then their definition of “Justice” is VERY warped.

And of course the PLCAA keeps over-zealous anti-rights lobby groups from financially damaging companies by simply spamming them with frivolous lawsuits. Again, note that all the cases that triggered this law to be drafted were all dismissed, or ruled in the favor of the gun companies.

It’s really shameful. I doubt this little campaign will get off the ground, but if it ever sees the light of day, how will they expect to survive the debate????

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Oh The Joys of Anti-Gun Contradiction

I’m an avid follower of Joan Peterson of Protect Minnesota on Twitter, and the other day I was simply amazed by two posts that came up near simultaneously on her feed.

So First she directed me to a letter to the Editor she wrote to the Duluth News Tribune:

Several bills have been introduced in the Minnesota Legislature this session regarding gun safety reform.

One, a law to require background checks on all gun sales at gun shows and on the Internet, should be passed easily since….

Protect Minnesota — the only independent, state-based gun violence prevention organization in Minnesota — strongly supports passage of universal background check legislation. We are committed to working with our national partners at the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Everytown, Moms Demand Action, Americans for Responsible Solutions, faith communities, public-health professionals, educators, parents and responsible gun owners who support keeping guns out of the wrong hands.

Odd that Protect Minnesota is so “Independent”, but it only survives thanks to grants from Chicago’s Joyce Foundation, and it’s President is a serving member on the Brady Campaign’s board of directors.

Still contrast this little pile of utopian boilerplate with this article she linked shortly after she let us know about the above article:

The man suspected of shooting 2 people Tuesday evening before apparently turning the gun on himself had a history of conflict with users of the skatepark at Emerald Park, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office said.

I bet Joan was PISSED that when he shot himself it was only the 3rd person to get shot, and not the magical 4th that turns this into a “Mass Shooting” by anti-rights standards.

Still, “history of conflict”?

“There’s ongoing altercations between skaters at the park and **KILLER**. I mean it goes on periodically; we’ve had numerous calls there,” Captain Spence Slater said Wednesday. “My understanding is some were initiated by people at the park and some were initiated by him.”

Some of those confrontations have involved weapons, Slater said.

“There’s at least three incidents involving him that involved weapon type incidents,” Slater said.

**KILLER** was known to staff at the River Road Park & Recreation District facility at Emerald Park.

“We’ve dealt with him before, we knew of him,” said Dale Weigandt, the park district’s director, “but nothing like this.”

A street crime were the killer was known to the police and had a violent record? MY SHOCKED FACE!

Jail records show that Centeno was released from the Lane County Jail on April 5.

“The crimes that he has just recently adjudicated for were misdemeanor crimes, so there are no restrictions for him on weapons. There were restrictions on him for displaying weapons in public,” Slater said.

“There’s not a great deal we can do if there is no crime,” he added. “We will do an assessment, the deputies on scene would do an assessment to see if he is a danger to himself or to others.”

Either the police are idiots, or the reporter poorly edited the police responses. He was a violent criminal who was just released from jail before he killed some people.

Oh and the icing on the cake is this is in Oregon, where Joan’s panacea Background Checks are law of the land.

Antis are just amazingly tone deaf!

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