Gunblog Variety Cast .45!

Ok, no, it’s not a .45 Caliber episode, it’s the 45th high-caliber episode we’ve done!

Listen in! Notes here, show below!

GBVC Sink

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Another REALLY cool drink

Man, this sounds and LOOKS awesome!

I don’t think my wife would be happy with all the flame play in the kitchen, tho alcohol flames are fairly cool.

Still did you notice he kept his gin in an ice well? I thought for sure there might be enough thermal shock in that long pour to crack the mixing glass!

Of course I use a Cobbler shaker, which is all metal, so no worries there so long as I don’t burn my house down!

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Oops, Baldr Tells the Truth!

You gotta love it when the antis go off the reservation and tell the truth:

In the end, **REDATED** final choice of target may have been driven in part by his racism, since any church could have worked for his target and he, instead, chose an historically black church and victims. But I suspect that convenience and lack of security were also deciding factors. I shudder to think what other sites he may have scoped out, dressed in black, without the police stopping him. Did he case out a grade school, for instance? Did he case out Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church before the attack?

And for all those pro-gun folks who think that the congregants should have carried guns, let me also make something clear: **REDATED** wanted to commit the crime then kill himself. Fear of death from the hands of citizens likely wasn’t a factor for him. But good security, in the form of police or security guards, would have kept him from getting to the victims in the first place, and may have been factors in preventing him from shooting up the other places he considered first.

Note than in the past he’s stuck with the rhetoric of sneering at Wayne LaPierre’s very true statement that “The only thing that Stops a bad guy with a gun is a Good Guy with a gun!”

Of course sneering at that statement is just insanely stupid, as all but a few mass shootings have been stopped when a good guy, be it an armed private citizen, or a member of the police or military began returning fire (or simply got prepared to).

Like all spree killers, this guy’s #1 concern was targets, and a close #2 was that he would be the ONLY gun on the scene. Go figure, no good guys with guns, nobody to stop the killer.

Of course I will note the Gabriel Giffords attempted assassination was stopped when the unarmed victims charged the shooter. Yep, it works, but it’s not as effective as returning fire, preferably from cover.

Unfortunately the anti-gun lobby is so fragmented, I doubt Jason will even have this post read by any of his superiors, let alone, get reprimanded by admitting the “Enemy” talking points are indeed true.

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Images of the Antis: Obfuscation

This one is really interesting:

I will frequently talk about anti-gun boilerplate. You know the “We need Universal Background Checks” after a spree killer passes a background check, then breaks the law taking his legally owned gun into a Gun Free Zone and commits mass murder, or “If it Saves Just One Life”, or “The United States has the highest ‘Gun death’ of any civilized, english-speaking, high-income, developed nation!”, or “We should register and license guns like we do cars!”

Honestly there are too damn many for me to rattle off. Still I will sometimes dismiss an article FULL of boilerplate because I’ve addressed each point made several times before, and just because THEY repeat themselves incessantly, doesn’t mean I have to join in!

Still how many of the spots on the bingo card are taken up by pro-gun talking points that are damn valid observations that are NEVER really addressed by the antis.

-John Lott is frequently attacked for various mistakes and oversights he’s made, but that’s all political nit-picking to attempt to dismiss wholesale the bulk of his work.

– The “Criminal Don’t Obey the laws” point is frequently addressed by the antis, but it’s almost always a Straw Man argument that this statement in an appeal to total anarchy. Ie: “Bad Drivers also ignore stop signs and traffic lights, so we should get rid of those too!”, when really what we are directly addressing is the redundancy of gun control laws. ie: It is illegal in all 50 states for criminals or adjudicated mentally ill to buy or own guns….but since criminals disobey the law and acquire guns on the black market, we should pass universal background checks that make all private sales black market deals. A non-gun argument would be the Interstate 95 around Boston’s speed limit is 55mph, but unless there is a traffic jam, the average speed is around 70 MPH…the solution to this is to make the posted speed limit 35!

-The (alleged) “Victim Blaming” by noting that the location of a shooting was a gun free zones, so the victims were KNOWN to be disarmed: The antis generally address this with the brush-off that we are dancing in the blood of the victims…which actually would be valid if the antis didn’t immediately propose hobbyhorse gun laws that were completely irrelevant to the crime committed even before the bodies have cooled. They also often trot out “Studies” or just blanket statements that somehow spree killers DON’T exclusivity target gun free zones, or they make some speculation that if somebody HAD been armed it would have somehow resulted in MORE carnage than what had happened, despite there being several cases where spree killers were stopped by armed citizens, and countless defensive gun use stories where even somebody with minimal training and sub-par marksmanship still managed to successfully defend innocent lives with no major drawbacks.

Honestly that’s about the only squares on that card that I’ve seen directly addressed by antis, some are indeed just chest-beating ejaculations. I understand the whole “God Given Right” bit, but it’s pissing into the wind when you’re talking to somebody who A) Doesn’t believe in God, and B) Doesn’t really believe in rights. I mean if they don’t think you have the right to speak your mind if it offends them, or that the only people who should have guns are cops and soldiers….but see killing their unborn babies as a “Right”, and believe they have a right to Free Health care/ housing/ food/ a job ect, you can see how pointless that statement is. Same with “Cold Dead Hands” and “Shall Not Be Infringed”.

Still when seconds count, aren’t the cops minutes away? I mean it’s not like we don’t have lots of spree killers who’s victims called 911 on them while they were shooting? Isn’t it honestly too early to talk about gun control when you don’t know anything about the criminal, the crime, and the weapon used? I mean most of those squares are REALLY good points, but by simply calling them “Boiler Plate” they can pretend like they already addressed them…but they really haven’t.

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The Squirrel Rides Tonight!

Tonight on the Squirrel Report we’ll be talking the whole “Confederate flag thing”, as well the Pope being a goofy Marxist.

Since Amazon and several other retailers are banning products that bear the Battle Flag of the Confederacy, but not products that have communist symbols, or Nazi crests, our call-inn topic will be ” tell us what popular thing you’d like to see banned because it personally offends you”

Call in at 9pm EST 214-530-0036 and Join us for THE SQUIRREL REPORT!!!

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Now This looks like a Cool Drink

Dunno if I’d invest in all the equipment, but man that looks neat!

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10mm Short and Weak

We didn’t pour THAT much hate on! Ryan and I decided to do a show on the history of the .40 S&W, which is a pretty interesting story!

check it out!

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A Good Old-Fashioned Stomping

It’s pretty target-rich with Useful-Idiot Cenk Uygur, but it was fun to watch!

The fact that it’s a Brit railing on him makes it even better!

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Gunblog Variety Cast Ep 44

Here it is! Another Great show for you all!

Show notes here, show below!

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Tonight’s Drink: The Mai Tai

So here is a VERY interesting drink: the Mai Tai!

Originally created by a Bartender for Trader Vic in 1944, and likely reverse engineered by many restaurants during the height of the Tiki Bar craze. Because of this there are literally PAGES of Mai Tai Recipies

Here are a few from Robert Hess:

Same dude, and it seems over time has drastically changed his Mai Tai recipe.

Now having read the recipes, I started experimenting on a Rum cocktail that would be similar to a Mai Tai, but not necessarily that drink.

Upon completion, I was VERY pleased with the final product, so I decided to search the ingredients….and found what I was making was indeed a Mai Tai:

Note that while all these drinks taste different, they all taste like a Mai Tai. I’ve done several recipes, and I rather like mine the best, and it’s still yet a little different. Here’s the recipe.

4 parts White Rum
1 Parts Amaretto
1 Parts Blue Curacao
0.5 Parts Lime Juice
0.5 Parts Rose Water
Dash Angostura Bitters.
Garnish with Preserved Lemon chunks on skewer

So I’m a little different than even that last. First Robert Hess bags on blue drinks, but I REALLY like the color blue in a drink, and given how well blue Curacao pairs with other spirits (specifically gin) I use it a lot in my bar. I also use Angostura Bitters and rose water to give the cocktail some exotic fragrance. Also the Rose Water has some alkali bitterness to it which I think keeps the drink from being overpoweringly sweet.

Also the preserved lemons pair well with the lime juice and curacao, and add a salty note to the drink which I also prefer. If I can bring one thing to the cocktail world, it should be use of preserved lemons (being lemons pickled in a salt brine) used as a garnish.

Also since ice lowers the vapor pressure of a liquid, as well as floats above the surface of the drink, lowering the surface area of your cocktail as you sip, I prefer to shake my drink vigorously and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Special Mai Tai

The photo doesn’t do it justice, the Curacao and the Amaretto really combine to make an amazingly rich color, and I find mine better suits my pallet which is not fond of very sweet drinks.

Enjoy!

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