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Intuiton Get Your Gun

October 20th, 2011 | 7 Comments | Posted in Pass the ammo, The wife and I

When the wife and I hit Austin we acquired a Ruger SP101 for her with a deal that was too good to pass up, namely – we bartered for it (cue the exploding heads at the Brady Bunch).

Anyway, she is now thinking of getting one a bit different and with a smaller frame that fits her hand better.  To her, the Ruger is just a bit too large and slightly heavier than she likes so while we were over at Charlie’s the other day she started looking at the pistol case while I headed to the gunsmith to find out why my Browning’s slide had jammed up on me.  I had been cleaning it and when I put it all back together and attempted to rack the slide it went half way back and stopped which resulted in me using words that are not acceptable around small children, but lucky for me it was his nap time and he was upstairs. (Turns out that there was no reason, they got it working again and charged me nothing for the service).

Once the guys in the gunsmith shop had worked their magic, which took them less than five minutes, I met up with her and our son Insight near the revolvers and had a very nice talk with the man behind the counter who showed us a number of very sweet pistols.  He talked to the wife about calibers, safety features, and how to see if a gun fit the hand and took his time to talk to her instead of the common mistake I have seen (mostly with buying cars) where they talk to the guy like you are making the decisions for her.  As he showed her a S&W Model 60 he mentioned on of the nice things about it is that if you crack it upside someone’s head they WILL feel it, which I thought was a good side note on that particular weapon.

In the end, she has narrowed it down to two weapons, though I might point out a third one to her.

The two she like are the S&W Model 60

I like the 60, it’s a good solid pistol without too many frills and has a very comfortable grip to it.  Since it’s a .38 and she is a new shooter the recoil would be manageable while still giving her some stopping power.

Plus, the J frame would give me a tax write off since I would be using it to fit for grips.

The other one is the S&W Bodyguard .380

The nice thing about this one is the size.  I have never shot a .380 but since Breda uses one I will not make the common mistake of saying something stupid like “That’s too small of a round to stop a mouse!”  Mainly because Breda would shove a boot up my ass, but also because any bullet can kill you if you know how to shoot.

The one I would add to the list is the Sig P290

This one is pretty much just like the .380 when it comes to appearance, but the 290 shoots 9mm which fits me just fine, one less type of ammo to buy.

In the end though, it’s her choice so I’m just going to shut up and hand the guy the money.

 

 

More art stuff

October 20th, 2011 | 2 Comments | Posted in B Hussein, crappy art, Libtards, WTF

It’s seems this week is going to keep revolving around art stuff that pisses me off.  This time, it’s Obambi campaign and it’s attempt to get artists to work for free.

President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign is asking artists to design promotional posters that convey a message: “support American jobs.” The brutal irony for artists, however, is that they will receive no payment for their work.

The campaign, which has $61 million on hand, will reward only the three artists whose work is selected for use. The compensation? A copy of their artwork, signed by the president.

Oh, goody-fucking-gumdrops!!!  He’ll sign the fucking thing and THAT is what he considers payment???  Yeah, that and $3.50 will get me a cup of shitty coffee and a doughnut.

“To add insult to injury,” the guild’s letter said, “the contest rules state that all artists who submit work to the contest grant the Obama For America campaign an unrestricted unpaid irrevocable license to use ALL of the submissions, not just the winning entry.”  Each contestant can enter five designs.

Furthermore, the guild pointed out that “there’s no promise to even give the artist credit when her/his work is used.”

Isn’t that just so special.  You can lose the contest and they will STILL be able to use your work, only this time no signed copy for you!  LOSER!!!

It’s a damn shame that so many in the art community supported this piece of shit when he ran for office.  I remember fellow students parroting of the BS lines of his campaign and how he was going to “Heal the world” unlike that eeeeeevil Bushilter!!  Well guys, here’s your payback, now the SCFOAMF doesn’t even want to pay you for your work  From each according to his ability and all that.

But wait!  There’s MORE!!

“It gets worse,” the letter continued. “Entering the contest means that you agree to the contest rules, and indemnifying the committee is part of the rules, so you agree to defend the campaign committee and yourself against an infringement claim at your expense.”

That’s right kids!  You agree to pay to defend his campaign and foot the bill for them!  Isn’t that nice of him?  Makes you feel like a valuable member of the Obama Team, doesn’t it???

As I have said many times before, we artists are PROFESSIONALS!  We work very hard on our skills and for anyone – and especially this fucking hack of a human being – to think that we should just bend over and take it up the backside is horse shit!

I can’t count the number of times someone has said to me “Gee, can you do a drawing of…” and we aren’t talking about a quick sketch or something,  I mean a full range drawing on good Bristol board that would take anywhere from 10-15 hours work and then would expect that I should just do it because they asked.  And this isn’t family members or close friends either, they know better, I’m talking the girl that sits two cubes away from me at work that I never speak to but she decided that a drawing of their ugly kid would be the perfect Christmas present for Dad.

This though is ten times worse.  I can (for the most part) forgive ignorant people, but this is a very carefully constructed setup that if you step into it for any reason, gives away your work with no guarantee of any recognition at all while the campaign stands to make quite a bit of money off it.

You get screwed without the benefit of a reach around and Obambi and his crew get the spoils.  Yeah, spreading the wealth around is good for everyone, right?  Right?

Best part:

Tim Dickinson of Rolling Stone wroteWednesday that “the folks at [the] Obama campaign have taken a page from the Arianna Huffington book of economic exploitation.” Dickinson suggested that the campaign consider an additional slogan: “Fuck You. Pay Me.”

No shit.