Adult Me Telling 5-year-old Me That It’s Ok

So I had a VERY random thought this morning….something about a creepy toy that I was obsessed with for a brief moment in time.

A few key search terms and I found it!

The Short-lived Manglor toy line!

The web presence is very light, but the videos are more common.

Man, I distinctly remember my Dad buying me one of these. I don’t know if it was Manglord or the Demon toy, I just remember it being Humanoid, and squishing and pulling it…..then, as the box said, I tore it apart and attempted to put him back together….first in a new interesting way…which didn’t work. Then I tried to put him back together….which also didn’t work.

I felt like I had done something very wrong. I took amazing care of my toys, and preserved even the smallest accessory that came with them. I was crushed. I assume the toy went into the trash after a few days of being dismembered and picking up every fleck of dust and dirt in my house.

Man I even remember having a nightmare that Manglord lived in the pond behind my house.

Well it’s OK little Weer’d you followed the instructions, and those jerks were scamming you. Further there is a reason why this is such an obscure toy line….

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Assorted Calibers Podcast Ep 161: Bespoke, Artisanal Fraud

In This Episode:

It’s nearly all Main Topic!

  • Erin and Weer’d discuss:
    • the armed confrontation on a Massachusetts highway between police and members of the “Rise of the Moors” movement;
    • the failures of two anti-gun states to pass further gun control laws;
    • the San Jose punitive gun tax that penalizes the law-abiding;
    • the ATF’s internal memo classifying makers of home-made firearms as “Terrorists”;
    • the increase in ATF Default Proceeds due to increased gun sales;
    • and how the gun prohibitionist group “Change The Ref” created a fake High School to mislead gun rights activists.
  • Weer’d then further fisks Manuel Oliver of “Change the Ref” in a video Oliver made about the Dunblane, Scotland school shooting.

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Show Notes

Main Topic:

Weer’d Audio Fisk:

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Assorted Calibers Podcast Ep 160: The All-Interview Episode

In This Episode:

  • Erin and Weer’d discuss a number of current events:
    • the status of David Chipman’s nomination as ATF Director;
    • Joe Biden’s latest threats against the Second Amendment;
    • a Biden Advisor attempting to blame lawful gun owners for violent crime;
    • and the current effort to make the pending enforcement change on pistol braces go away.
  • Weer’d ask Ian McCollum of Forgotten Weapons and Headstamp Publishing how he got into collecting French rifles;
  • and finally, Weer’d also interviews Paloma Capanna about the horrible mistreatment of Jessica Watkins at the hands of Jailers and the US Government.

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Show Notes

Main Topic:

Ian McCollum:

Paloma Capanna:

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Assorted Calibers Podcast Ep 159: It’s a bold strategy, Cotton. Let’s see if it pays off for ’em.

In This Episode:

  • Erin and Weer’d discuss the McCloskys pleading guilty to misdemeanors and what that might mean to Mark’s US Senate campaign, as well as the Missouri police chief who resigned over his state becoming a Second Amendment Sanctuary;
  • Weer’d fisks Terry McAuliffe and his gubernatorial campaign against the Second Amendment;
  • David talks about the different types of finishes on guns;
  • and Weer’d interviews Paloma Capanna about her new white paper on the events of January 6th, 2021.

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Show Notes

Main Topic:

Weer’d Audio Fisk:

Gun Lovers and Other Strangers:

Paloma Capanna Interview:

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Assorted Calibers Podcast Ep 158: Put a Thumb in It

In This Episode:

  • Erin and Weer’d discuss the controversy of Chris Cheng’s appearance on the cover of Recoil Magazine, and Recoil’s amazing response to complaints;
  • Xander brings us his independent Thoughts on Mark Serbu’s breakdown of Kentucky Ballistics’ blown-up RN-50 rifle;
  • David gives his thoughts on the ammo shortage and some of the potential causes for it;
  • and Weer’d sits down again with Tom Kubiniec of SecureIt Tactical, who shares some of his thoughts on college.

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Show Notes

Main Topic:

Independent Thoughts with Xander Opal:

Gun Lovers and Other Strangers:

Interview Tom Kubiniec:

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Assorted Calibers Podcast Ep 157: Whole Lotta Geekin’ Goin’ On

In This Episode:

  • Erin and Weer’d discuss the recent Federal Court ruling on California’s Assault Weapon Ban by judge Roger Benitez, as well as the ATF’s proposed reclassification of pistols with stabilizing braces;
  • Xander brings us his Independent Thoughts on Gun Geekery and how it’s perceived by less experienced people;
  • David gives us a deep dive on the history of the striker-fired pistol;
  • and Weer’d sits down with Ian McCollum of Forgotten Weapons again, this time to talk about the origins of his company Headstamp Publishing.

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Show Notes

Main Topic:

Gun Lovers and Other Strangers:

Ian McCollum interview:

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Assorted Calibers Podcast Ep 156: The Oblate Spheroid Table

In This Episode:

Erin and Weer’d are Joined by Oddball, David, Xander, and Adrian for a Round Table episode where we discuss:

  • Being a good ambassador for the Second Amendment;
  • David Chipman’s Senate hearing for ATF Director;
  • Several recent shootings;
  • A story where an armed teacher saved the day
  • And Ian McCollum’s wildly successful Kickstarter Campaign for his book Pistols of the Warlords;
  • Plus the usual unscripted shenanigans!

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Assorted Calibers Podcast Ep 155: A Whole Lotta News

In This Episode:

  • Erin and Weer’d discuss a bunch of news stories:
    • Leo Prinsloo, the driver of South African dashcam fame, gives his account of the harrowing attack on his transport vehicle;
    • Texas gets Constitutional Carry;
    • March For Our Lives activists cry some more as the media has topped giving them attention;
    • the Congressional hearing for anti-gun lobbyist David Chipman as ATF Director has been scheduled;
    • and we review an attempted spree killing that was stopped by a good man with a gun.
  • Next, Xander brings us his Independent thoughts on the Mark McCloskey campaign video;
  • and finally, Weer’d interviews Ian McCollum of Forgotten Weapons and Headstamp Publishing about his latest book, Pistols of the Warlords.

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Show Notes

Main Topic:

Independent Thoughts with Xander Opal:

Ian McCollum interview:

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Contact Your Senators in Opposition to David Chipman as ATF Director

I’ve been asked to put some of my thoughts for distribution and inspiration for people to let their voices be heard about David Chipman, who was nominated for ATF Director by President Joe Biden.

There are some aspects of Mr. Chipman’s career that should bring pause to anyone, such as his testimony in support of the ATF Raid in Waco Texas, as well as the lies he later told about that raid. I think the greatest cause for concern about this nominee is his work AFTER he retired from the agency.

In 2012 Chipman began working with Michael Bloomberg in his anti-gun corporate lobby group Mayors Against Illegal Guns, an organization Bloomberg would eventually rename Everytown for Gun Safety. This In that time he worked with the group to advocate Assault Weapons Bans, Universal Background checks, Red Flag Laws, Preemptive local gun restrictions, and many other restrictions on our freedoms.

In 2013 he became a salesman and Lobbyist for Shot Spotter, the urban technology that claims to be able to identify gun shots and help Law Enforcement make arrests and lower “Gun Violence”. It appears that this company’s claims might be a bit overblown .

After Shot Spotter he settled into his most recent job, a Lobbyist and advisor to the Giffords Anti-Gun Lobby group. Giffords was founded as “Americans for Responsible Solutions” by now Senator Mark Kelly. The Group failed to gain much traction until they partnered with Michael Bloomberg’s groups and the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, and Changed the name to “Giffords” after Mark Kelly’s wife Representative Gabby Giffords, who was severely disabled in an attempted assassination.

While working for Giffords Chipman Lobbied for the Assault Weapons Bans, Red Flag Laws, and Background Checks he did when working directly for Michael Bloomberg, but also home-made firearms he labels “Ghost Guns”, and to end the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms act that was enacted when the Clinton Administration attempted to bankrupt the domestic firearms and Ammunition industry by filing endless frivolous lawsuits.

David Chipman is nothing short than a direct enemy to the Second Amendment, and has supported every form of gun control that has existed in this country. If you, or your Representatives support the Right to Keep and Bear Arms there IS no other answer than to vote against confirmation.

But what if your Representation has been Hostile to the Second Amendment? I would direct you to the letter I sent to my Senator, Elizabeth Warren:

Dear Senator Warren,
I’m writing to inform you of my opposition to David Chipman as Director of the ATF. While agent Chipman did serve honorably in the ATF as a special agent, his resume is tarnished, in my opinion, after his retirement from agency. After serving with the ATF Agent Chipman began working as a lobbyist for several corporations. The first was Everytown for Gun Safety, which is directly owned by Michael Bloomberg. I will take this moment to praise your standing up to Mr. Bloomberg on the Debate stage last year. Then he worked for the Shot-spotter corporation working to sell high-dollar propitiatory hardware to major US Cities. Finally he is currently employed by The Giffords group, which was founded by Now Senator Mark Kelly, and this group is closely aligned both politically and financially with Michael Bloomberg.
I feel that these corporate connections bring Mr. Chipman’s objectivity in question. Will he work to help the agency and the American people, or to the corporate interests who elevated him to this nomination. I hope you take these factors into consideration during the upcoming confirmation hearing.
Thank you!

While Senator Warren, and many other Senators might not hold reverence to the right to keep and bear arms, they MAY share my skepticism of a professional lobbyist and activist being the head of the ATF, especially when Said Activist has worked with a man who has been labeled as a Pariah to the Democrat party, as well as many human decencies as Michael Bloomberg.

So no matter who your Senator is, Start drafting letters! You may use this post as a template, but you should make any correspondence your own because form letters speak against grass roots support. Supporters of the Second Amendment should oppose Chipman because he is an anti-gun prohibitionist, plain and simple and he will actively work against our rights as ATF director. Those who might not support the Second Amendment as strongly should oppose him for his life as a lobbyist for corporate special interests, and Michael Bloomberg.

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Assorted Calibers Podcast Ep 154: A 9-0 Supreme Court Decision? In Favor of Gun Rights???

In This Episode:

  • Erin and Weer’d discuss the latest Supreme Court case involving gun rights, and yes it went 9-0 in our favor!
  • Both the ATF ruling on receiver definition and David Chipman’s confirmation hearing as ATF director has yet to materialize.  Is the Biden Administration even prioritizing gun control?
  • A question was asked: How could Bill Maher could be fully vaccinated, yet test positive for COVID-19? Weer’d talks about what PCR is and how this might be possible.
  • Xander gives us his Independent Thoughts on food prep and impulse buying.
  • David talks about Pistol Caliber Carbines.
  • Finally, Matt from Geeks, Gadgets and Guns gives us some survival tips for the open road.

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Main Topic:

Gun Lovers and Other Strangers:

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