Play Me Out: Dr. Bombay

A little racist, by why not enjoy good music???

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He Scared Me For a Moment

This is a dude I like to bag on for being a hack bartender….then he goes and does this:

I personally take my Negronis Up in a cocktail glass, but on the rocks is perfectly acceptable. I dock him points for using the same ice to chill and serve….by the time you’ve chilled the drink the ice is starting to melt, so fresh ice will better keep the rocks drink cold.

Still if somebody mixed a Negroni like this for me, I wouldn’t complain….maybe that’s why he struggles so much to choke it down….

Then he did this:

Again, 100% respectable drink! I’ll dock points for not chilling the cocktail glass…but honestly I had a cocktail the other day at a bar that didn’t chill the glass, and really it hardly ruins the cocktail.

Also I can’t dock points for shaking clear drink, I must note that the cloudy appearance, as well as the foamy mouth-feel just don’t do the drink any favors.

You can read my article on this drink here. I use New Amsterdam Gin instead of a vodka and gin mix to great effect, and also since writing that article, I’ve taken to adding a few dashes of Orange Bitters just to add a bit of complexity to the drink. Also pickled lemons add a bit of salt, and give you an edible garnish which I also prefer….and I stir mine, because it’s better.

Still he doesn’t disappoint….finally a ruined drink!!

Really not TOO bad, just WAYYY too much sugar, as well as too much water to dissolve it, making a drink that looks like swamp water when served.

Still it’s not as bad as this abortion!

And before I get too high-and-mighty, I have been known to cut a few corners on a Sazerac if I’m mixing them on the road!

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I was a Guest on Geeks Gadgets and Guns

Ok this was just AWESOME! They guys at Geeks Gadgets and Guns invited me on to talk about the Massachusetts Assault Weapons Ban debacle .

For those who are disappointed that my current stable of podcasts are too structured, or too short, this harkens back to the old days. Turns out the guys were rolling before they called me on skype, so I was just “warming up in the green room” with the guys before I realized it was the show!

So yeah we talked a TON about modding computers and classic video games, guns and gun law. It was all over the place, and a TON of fun!

I had only been tangentially aware of this show before, but since recording this show I’ve become a fan!

Podcast-bicycle

Enjoy!!!

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Handgun Radio 138: German Guns

Ryan and I sit down and talk German handguns!

I really wanted to talk Germany after shooting my Walther!

Walther P38

Enjoy!

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Gunblog Variety Cast Episode 103 – [BLEEP]ing [BLEEP]ers and their [BLEEP]y Bad-Faith Backdoor Tactics

The show is up!

Sean’s censor button gets a workout this week as the GunBlog VarietyCast delves deeply into the festering [BLEEP] pile that is this current crop of anti-rights arguments and tactics.

A homeowner’s girlfriend is killed while he shoots a robber to death. Straightforward, right? Sean digs deeper into this story.

Barron and Beth are both on assignment and will return next week.

In our main topic segment, Erin explains the recent ITAR regulatory clarification regarding gunsmithing, and what it means to gunsmiths and gun owners everywhere.

When an imprisoned terrorist says that “Americans are dumb” because of our gun laws, that sounds like a pretty compelling case against the Second Amendment. Tiffany says we need to take a closer look at the terrorist’s motivations as well as his claims.

Why prep at all, when we’re all going to die anyway? Erin answers some common prepping questions.

The Massachusetts Attorney General is refusing to budge on her insane reinterpretation of the state “assault weapon” ban. Weer’d fires back.

Our plug of the week is for Auphonic audio production software.

Thank you for downloading, listening, and subscribing. You are subscribed, right? We are available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and now on Google Play Music!

Thanks also to Firearms Policy Coalition for their support. Go to www.FirearmsPolicy.org to join.

And a special thanks to our sponsor, Law of Self Defense at www.LawOfSelfDefense.com Use discount code “Variety” at checkout for 10% off.

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Massachusetts Assault Weapons Ban: The Big Guns

And not guns banned (because theorically it’s ALL of them banned, even the 10-22 and the Walther P22), but the gathering forces are rattling sabers.

I think I linked this article….but didn’t reference this quote:

NRA is still assessing all legal and legislative options to protect the rights of Massachusetts gun owners. Stay tuned.

But also NSSF is joining in:

The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, today announced that it will pursue legal action to challenge the “Enforcement Notice” issued by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey that would appear to ban sales of semiautomatic rifles in the commonwealth.

“With this ‘Enforcement Action,’ the Attorney General’s office has demonstrated how little it understands about firearms and has generated considerable uncertainty and confusion,” said Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF senior vice president and general counsel. “Attorney General Healey and/or her staff have overreached their authority and decided to legislate from her office without the benefit of any public process. Her actions totally disregard 18 years of Massachusetts firearm law, supported by all state regulatory agencies and understood by all concerned, in which firearm retailers have operated. The Attorney General has undermined the legislative and public process by unilaterally declaring products that were legal to be illegal. In doing so, she has endangered the livelihoods of family-owned businesses and made potential felons out of tens of thousands of law-abiding citizens.”

“This unlawful overstepping of power must be challenged,” Keane said. NSSF has retained Michael Sullivan of the Ashcroft Law Firm, who is a former United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts and former acting director, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Boston-based law firm of Kenney and Sams, P.C.

NSSF is preparing and will file its action soon but will not discuss detailed legal strategy, potential co-plaintiffs or other details at this time.

And standing behind them is S&W:

The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms industry, is pleased to announce that Smith & Wesson has joined NSSF’s #GUNVOTE Chairman’s Club with a $500,000 contribution to the association’s critical voter registration and education campaign. This is the largest contribution the #GUNVOTE campaign has received to date.

…James Debney, CEO of Smith & Wesson, said, “We are honored to support this effort on behalf of our employees and especially the law-abiding firearm owners of Massachusetts, who have so recently been denied their fundamental rights through arbitrary government action that threatens to turn lawful gun owners and dealers into criminals. To stop this from happening elsewhere, it is imperative that citizens across our nation are informed and knowledgeable about their rights, their candidates and the importance of their vote in this critical election year.”

I’m hoping all the relevant parties are communicating to join forces and give AG Healey the legal stomping she deserves.

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The Squirrel Report 204

We were all over the map last night!

So something for everybody!

Also Alan notes we have a Bookface Group.

It’s fun, and it would be more fun with you in it!

IT’S THE SQUIRREL REPORT!

Molson Squirrel

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Massachusetts Assault Weapons Update: It’s Not Good

So for a timeline, AG Maura Healey sent her letter, and had her press conference, that she claims only bans “Copy Cat weapons”, but people who know guns interpret as banning ALL modern semi-auto rifles, shotguns, and pistols, on Wednesday, July 20th, right in the middle of the Democrat National Convention. She promptly left the state to attend the Democrat National Convention.

And the last day the legislature was in session was yesterday. So to say we were dealing with a compressed timeframe is to understate it horribly!

There were some good bills filed, this was my favorite (PDF)

But in the end, we didn’t move the needle:

Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo shut the door on debating gun legislation this weekend, saying lawmakers won’t take up bills in reaction to Attorney General Maura Healey’s crackdown on ‘copycat’ assault weapons. The legality of her move will likely end up in court, he said.

…”There’s no possible way we could have an issue such as a gun debate be debated and acted upon within two days,” said DeLeo, D-Winthrop, as gun rights activists knocked on lawmakers’ doors in a bid to get them to take up bills stripping Healey of her authority over gun regulations.

DeLeo said lawmakers’ current focus is overriding Gov. Charlie Baker’s vetoes of the state budget. Lawmakers could take up compromise bills on energy, economic development, and municipal government reform, among a few others.

I must at this time note that Rep DeLeo is one of TWO surviving Massachusetts attorney Generals to NOT be convicted federal felons, and his predecessor, Sal DeMassi is rotting in federal prison right now, the third speaker to step down due to federal criminal acts.

There is still hope that AG Healey will issue a clarification letter, but for now it’ll be up to the courts to rule. It SHOULD be a clean-cut case, as Heller v DC and McDonald v City of Chicago both state that firearms “In common use” can’t be restricted, but the level of corruption of the Massachusetts Democrat party, and the Democrat party at large is immense.

Both GOAL and NRA ILA are pledging to fight this. If you want to donate, I’d appreciate that.

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Gunblog Variety Cast Ep 102: HEAT DOME!

The show’s up!

Bust a deal and face the wheel with us as we enter the HEAT DOME! Two podcasts enter, one podcast leaves!

Who run Podcast Town? WE RUN PODCAST TOWN!

This week Beth tells us about a special someone’s first time at the range: her 12 year old daughter.
Sean takes a closer look at the story “2 in Fuquay-Varina wrestle AR-15 from man during dispute.”
Barron gives us his thoughts on how some computer techs are treating Tiffany’s computer problems.
In the main topic segment Sean and Erin discuss the “hack” of the DNC emails, and how the Democrat Party is responding to Trump’s invitation to the Russians to release any Hillary emails they might have.
It’s hot. There’s a Heat Dome. (HEAT DOME!) How does that affect what you carry? Tiffany gives her thoughts.
Are you really prepared if you don’t have any way to provide emergency medical care? Erin give us some ideas on small, easy to carry blowout kits.
The Massachusetts Attorney General held a press conference and unilaterally declared Assault Weapons Ban-compliant rifles to be illegal. You knew that Weer’d was going to do a Patented Weer’d Audio fisk (TM), right?
Our plug of the week is for the Archangel OPFOR Mosin-Nagant Stock.

Thank you for downloading, listening, and subscribing. You are subscribed, right? We are available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and now on Google Play Music!

Thanks also to Firearms Policy Coalition for their support. Go to www.FirearmsPolicy.org to join

And a special thanks to our sponsor, Law of Self Defense at www.LawOfSelfDefense.com Use discount code “Variety” at checkout for 10% off.

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Dad Musings

Fun Fact: There is only a small window in your life when walking around in public with little girl’s underwear in your pocket is not super creepy.

Is it domestic abuse if I relent to getting my arm hair COVERED in stickers if I did honestly say that no, I didn’t need any stickers today?

Toddlers have a complete disregard for their own nudity….yet so also does society. We really need to think on this further.

And to close, my daughter demanded I turn off Deep Purple and put on Metallica….maybe someday she’ll learn!

Truck Face

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