Sunday, June 1, 2014

Understanding the Left

I do not understand "The Left". Now I'm not talking about leftist politicians, I understand them. They are simply pandering to their base, and while their hypocrisy knows no bounds, they are simply interested in power and control. I'm talking about actual smart, educated folks on the left. People smart enough to have read history and know the horrors that happen when the Government is the only one with arms. People smart enough to understand math and statistics to see the plain facts that more guns = less crime. These are people who claim to support the weak and downtrodden, while actively working for a society where the weak are at the mercy of the strong. For the most part, these are not stupid people. So what is it that makes them so blind to actual reality? You could describe it as fetishistic atavism, which might be true, but is just a label to describe the same thing. Or is it simply that they think that emotions and feelings are more important that facts and reality? These are the same folks after all who think that "gay bashing" is a crime. [the rest of us call that assault] They think that "hate crimes" are real and somehow different than regular crimes. As if anyone actually cared about the motivations of violent criminals. Someone explain it to me, why is The Left simply so broken in the head?

Monday, May 26, 2014

Parental Vist

Parents visiting this weekend. Will take the puppies with them. This is good, as we will be down 2 critters.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Dreams of Tungsten

Another Video from ConChord

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Obamanation - Ray Stevens

So, Ray Stevens (he of "The Streak") is still singing, and now posting videos to the Youtube.


Pretty certain he's not a big fan of El Presedente.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Central AZ Bloogshoot

Drove out to the Casa Grande shooting range today for the annual Central Arizona Blogshoot organized by
Kevin over at The Smallest Minority.

Never been to this range before and didn't know what to expect.

It is small but nice.  There is a rifle range and a small pistol range, both are covered and have concrete benches.  Best part: No Range Masters and no Fee.

I got there late and the range was already a bit crowded.  I ended up setting up at the pistol range because I wanted to work with a .22 Revolver somewhat away from the muzzle blast of Kevin's .458 SOCOM.

Ended up spending more time at the pistol range than I intended, so I probably came off as a bit anti-social.  Kevin let me shoot the SOCOM.  Very nice thump gun.  Be perfect for hunting Hogs.  Always seemed to me that the SOCOM was the best of the "big bore"  AR cartridges due to the bullet selection.

Had to leave early to get to another shooting event (4-H shooting sports for my Daughter).  But I'll definately try to hit this range again.

Thanks again to Kevin for organizing things.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Versunkener Apfelkuchen

Versunkener Apfelkuchen
(sunken Apple kuchen)

250g plain flour  = 2 cups flour
200g sugar = 1 cup sugar
125g soft butter  = 1.1 sticks of butter
3 eggs (I used 4 since the dough was really dry with 3)
1 pack Vanillin Zucker (vanilla sugar/ I used Dr Oetker)
---If you don't have Vanillin Zucker you can probably just add ½ tbs vanilla.
pinch  salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons of milk
1 medium apple (2 small) sliced

Preheat oven to 180 C. (350F)
Prepare and grease cake tin. I use a round 9.5 inch pan.
Mix together all the ingredients apart from the apples.
Pour the mixture into the cake tin and smooth the top until flatish.
Push the apple pieces gently into the cake so they sink slightly into the mixture.

Bake in the oven for 40 minutes. (my recipe said 25) Turn off the oven and let it rest in the oven for another10 minutes.  Test whether the cake is cooked through by poking it with a toothpick. If it comes out clean then the cake is done.

Let cool. You can ice it, leave plane, or sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas in India - Kippling - Horning

Just uploaded to youtube the recording we took at ConChord for my version of Christmas in India.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Fog - Conchord 25

Another youtube video.


This was recorded during my concert at ConChord.  It's a great venue, top floor of a 9 story tower.  The  stage is really high for the room though.   Jennifer shot the video by setting the tripod on one of the big round tables.

The guitar is one of the AGF custom Rainsong "shorties" that were ordered by Ted at L.A. Guitar sales. It's hard to tell, but I was fighting the mic for the whole concert. I really need to learn to set the mic lower and lean into it; I was actually on my tiptoes while singing which is not comfortable. Pickup is a K&K pure mine run through a DI box and then to the mixer.