Gunblog Variety Cast Ep 174

EP174 GunBlog VarietyCast Radio – What Caliber for Taylor Swift’s Husband?
” ’Cause baby, now we’ve got bad blood

You know it used to be mad love

So take a look what you’ve done

’Cause baby, now we’ve got bad blood, hey!” — Taylor Swift, “Bad Blood”

Beth and her husband are getting ready to shoot a 3-gun “buddy match”. What is it? What kind of gear do you need? How do you practice for it? Listen and find out!
Where do they find each other? It sounds like a random shooting, but the records make it sound like more is going on. Sean takes a look.
Barron runs the websites for several pro-gun blogs, including the website for this podcast. He recently dealt with a bizarre issue where the websites were basically spamming people. He walks us through the thought processes necessary to effectively troubleshoot what turned out to be a rather complex problem.
Miguel is on assignment.
In this week’s Main Topic, Sean and Erin analyze the CNN article “How an ‘ugly,’ unwanted weapon became the most popular rifle in America”.
Tiffany is on assignment.
Holidays are naturally the most wonderful time of the year… except when they aren’t. Erin has some practical tips on how to manage holiday stress and depression.
Jordan Klepper, former Daily Show member and current host of “The Resistance” on Comedy Central made a special titled “Jordan Klepper Solves Guns” and it’s filled with anti-gun nuttery. Weer’d is here to set him straight.
And our Plug of the Week is the NeuYear Monday First Large Wall Calendar.

Thanks to LuckyGunner and Remington for their sponsorship. And a special thanks to Firearms Policy Coalition for their support.

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Easy Carnitas at Home

So if you’re like me, you dig Mexican food. And if you’re EXACTLY like me, when you’re ordering a taco or a Burrito you ask for Carnitas.

Well I found this recipe online, and it looks really good.

LOOKS good, but I never tried it. Instead I made my own version copying really only the last bit.

So to start off you need a fatty piece of pork, preferably something that has some bone in it. A Boston Butt or Picnic shoulder is ideal, but my last batch I used bone-in loin ribs or country style ribs.

Get about 2-5 lbs, the amount of meat really doesn’t matter.

So I would have no hesitation using Chef John’s seasoning, but really I went much more simple.

So I toss the pork into my slow cooker whole, and add
1 onion chopped
4 cloves of garlic, slivered
1 large bay leaf
1 green bell pepper, Chopped (if you have an Anaheim pepper even better!)
Juice from one Orange, and one lime
Fresh ground pepper

Let that sucker go on low for 8 hours. (This is why I haven’t tried chef John’s method, no trimming of meat, no oven which I don’t trust as much as my slow cooker)

Once the meat is done, pick out the bones, skin, and vegetable matter, and put the meat on a baking sheet, and bust it up into smallish chunks (see the video for approximate size, but really whatever size you want your carnitas) then take a basting brush and dip it into the liquid in the bottom of the crock pot….try and just skim the surface so you’re getting more fat than anything else, and start painting those meat chunks until they are shiny.

Then toss the whole thing under your broiler on high. DO NOT WALK AWAY, keep a close eye on it, and as soon as you see browning, pull it out and test it for crispness.

Oh and strain out the liquid in the crock pot….you can use that stuff to make enchilada sauce from this recipe.

Now what’s nice about this stuff, is not only is it awesome, but since I didn’t spice the hell out of it (I just smother it in salsa and hot sauce when I use it), if you get sick of Mexican you can cover it with BBQ sauce and make a really interesting pulled pork. The added crispness really makes for a great pulled pork sandwich. Also if you had some ham, you could make a pretty damn good Cuban sandwich!

All of that and it’s stupid easy, and uses REALLY cheap pork, so it’s a nice meal for short money!

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Gunblog Variety Cast Ep 173

EP173 GunBlog VarietyCast Radio – Too Many Acronyms
GOA and NAGR tried to make HR38 DOA with FUD.

Self Defense with Kids and Dogs! No, not using your kids as shields or throwing dogs at intruders. Instead, Beth discusses the self-defense options that are available when you have small children and/or dogs.
In a story that hits a little too close to home, Sean knew the victim (but not the son) in “Friends, family grieve after Franklinton man killed, allegedly by his son.”
Barron is back with us this week to talk about why you should keep your cell phone number secure, safe, and private.
Miguel has a temper. The guy in that truck you just accidentally cut off has a temper. You have a temper. In this “Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” Miguel offers some tips for how to avoid having the worst part of you make the worst decisions possible.
In this week’s Main Topic, Sean and Erin discuss the “Fix NICS” half of HR38, and why you shouldn’t let the freakout by GOA and NAGR over NICS frighten you away from supporting this important bill.
Tiffany is attending a week-long Deadly Force Instructor course in Live Oak, FL. She has just enough time on a break to record her thoughts on why you should attend… and stay tuned for a surprise cameo!
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year for you to buy stocking stuffers for the preppers in your life. Erin makes a list, and you should check it twice.
There was so much anti-gun nuttery on the “Professor Puppet” video Weer’d did last week, he had to come back for more.
And our Plug of the Week is Contact Your Senators and ask them to support HR38 Concealed Carry Reciprocity.

Thanks to LuckyGunner and Remington for their sponsorship. And a special thanks to Firearms Policy Coalition for their support.

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Saw this ad, and let’s just say it struck home:

We already own a swiffer….but when it comes to a glitter problem, I reach for my Dyson.

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Gunblog Variety Cast Ep 172

EP172 GunBlog VarietyCast Radio – Vacuums Suck

But in a good way!

Beth has never done yoga because she’s not flexible. But that’s the whole point of yoga! Similarly, some people don’t get involved with firearms training because they aren’t proficient with firearms.
It’s a story with a happy ending, then a sad one: a robbery suspect is beaten with bat by Raleigh store clerk. Sean explains.
Barron is on assignment
Talk is cheap, and talk without the skills and knowledge to back it up is even cheaper. Miguel is tired of the fake outrage at those who didn’t help a woman and child shot by a gunman.
In this week’s Main Topic, Sean and Erin talk about HR38, the National Concealed Carry Reciprocity, which just passed the House Judiciary Committee.
Tiffany is on assignment.
Just because something sucks doesn’t mean it’s bad. Erin talks about vacuum sealers.
All through life, one must seek intellectual guidance on complicated issues. Who better to seek knowledge from than a puppet, especially a puppet that’s an anti-gun nut! Yes, Weer’d is about to Fisk a puppet.
And our Plug of the Week is the TOPOKO 25 oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Water Bottle.

Thanks to LuckyGunner and Remington for their sponsorship. And a special thanks to Firearms Policy Coalition for their support.

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California, Do You Have ANY Idea What You Are Doing?

So the Illegal Alien Five-going-on-Six-Times-Deported was acquitted of the murder of Kate Steinle.

The killer is a straight-up drug dealer who keeps getting sent back to his legal home of Mexico, and keeps coming back, often in rapid succession. There’s some talk that he might serve some time here for parole violations, but no matter what he’s going to be sent back…and he’ll be here again, and likely be committing other crimes.

California, do you want Trump’s Border wall? Because this is how we get Trump’s Border Wall.

I’m not one of these open-border Libertarians/Anarchists. I think Border Security is EXTREMELY important, because if you can’t differentiate what is INSIDE your country vs Outside your country you no longer have a country.

That being said, Trump and his Wall is a half-backed red-meat-for-the-masses plot for election, and if it works (which I’m dubious) I highly doubt it will be cost effective.

But when you have a straight-up degenerate HABITUALLY violating our border law, using assumed names (likely obtained through identity theft) is selling the drug that is the wide-spread buzzword drug in our current national drug problem, AND he ends up killing an innocent woman, not just one of his fellow drug-dealing degenerates, this is a story that pulls on the heartstrings of most Americans, and it’s going to piss them off when he goes free.

Not good.

Also just like the complete prohibition on Heroin, California’s war on guns is as effective as their war on drugs.

He was acquitted because the Jury actually believes that loaded SIG pistols are just things you find in one of the most gun banning cities in one of the most gun banning states.

And the antis come back “But while California has heavy restrictions, Nevada next door has almost none”….well except the gun was stolen from a Cop who left it unsecured in his car.

Guess what, California, your state is fucking Broken, and that’s why I’m all for the Calexit, because I don’t think you’d ever learn anyway….so at least succession will cause your state to die a swift death.

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An Interesting Juxtaposition

Ok this is just neat. First up, Disgraced leftists “Journalist” Keith Olbermann who recently came out of total obscurity to somewhat obscurity doing leftist political rant to magazine GQ….because when you want politics you obviously turn to “Cosmo for Boys”.

Pretty Hilarious, Keith declares imminent victory and quits prematurely. Uh huh…more on that in a bit.

Still taking him at face value (no I don’t think you’re that stupid) the highest probability in his calculation of Trump’s “imminent” removal from office is the alleged “Russian Collusion”.

Now two days later (Coincidence?) James O’Keefe releases this Project Veritas Video:

Well isn’t that awkward. If you go to his channel you’ll see other videos where members of the Washington Post admit that Trump Coverage is based on hatred and rank speculation, rather than any news or evidence.

Really that’s just it, I wanted to write a blog post putting those two videos side-by-side. That being said, I have to talk about this peculiar final episode. Certainly if you’re a leftist, this is the best way to end a show…at least in the idea of having cotton candy for dinner is the best meal plan.

Since I’m a 2nd Amendment activist, I’ll go ahead and point out that, Like Olbermann’s statements, I think that the universal recognition of the Right to Keep and Bear arms as it is viewed in the vast majority of the country, and likely beyond certain restrictions we take for granted today, is inevitable. I think before I die, Carry permits will be a thing of the past, and things like Assault Weapons Bans, and Magazine bans, and Safety Rosters will be looked at the same way Sodomy laws are looked at, bygone crap from another age that some people took seriously for a while, and finally they were all repealed. And things like registration, may-issue, and FFL-only background checks will be looked at like the Jim Crow bathrooms. Plus I can’t imagine the way things are going people aren’t going to take a serious look at the pure stupidity of the NFA, not only suppressors being on them, but the foolishness of SBR, SBS, and AOW registration in a world that has arm-brace pistols, Shockwave “Shotguns”, and pistols like the S&W .500 Magnum.

Still you don’t see me stepping back on my work, Hell I’m charging forward. You might note you don’t see my words up here on the blog very often….I’m working on that, but really its because I feel I can reach so many more though podcasts, so the extra effort is going into that field.

The tide has been turning since the 1994 Assault Weapons ban woke up the American Gun Owner, and the victory was sealed with Heller and McDonald….but that’s not a reason to quit! We can always fall back, we didn’t get all these restrictions over night, and nothing was changed about the 2nd Amendment hasn’t been changed since the 18th Century. But violations were done, and we allowed it to happen.

And even more so, if Trump is going to resign soon, wouldn’t Olbermann want a platform to comment on it? Plus he references several times Nixon’s resignation….but he seems to recall Nixon’s presidency very clearly, but seems to forget the presidency of Gerald Ford. Think what you will about the Late President Ford, he’s the only man to serve as president having NEVER been elected, either as President or Vice President.

So in other words, not buying it….but that’s not a brilliant prediction. I think GQ just got sick of paying him.

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Gunblog Varieity Cast Ep 171

EP171 GunBlog VarietyCast Radio – Talking Turkey

We recorded this on Thanksgiving, between Erin’s lunch and Sean’s dinner. We apologize if listening makes you hungry.

Beth is on assignment.
A burglar is shot and captured. But what did he do just before that? And who were they, really? Sean takes a look.
Risk vs. Reward is as important a consideration in the Tech world as in real life. Barron is back to talk about doing a proper risk assessment.
Miguel is still on assignment.
In this week’s Main Topic, Sean and Erin the tackles the “Giffords! Courage to Fight Gun Violence!” new position paper “Legal and Lethal: 9 Products That Could be the Next Bump Stock.”
Tiffany recently appeared on the Polite Society Podcast with fellow Rangemaster-certified instructor Aqil Qadir. She was so intrigued by his story that she asked if he would sit for an interview.
Erin spent the week shooting a gun in her back yard. Don’t worry, it was an air gun. She’s going to tell you about it and the heavy duty bullet trap she needed to make sure everything was safe.
Anti-Gun Researcher Tom Gabor is back, and he’s not any more factual than last week. Weer’d issues the appropriate corrective.
And our Plug of the Week is Silver Spoon, a really awesome Russian cop drama on Netflix.

Thanks to LuckyGunner and Remington for their sponsorship. And a special thanks to Firearms Policy Coalition for their support.

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