Captioned Photo: Chloride, Arizona
** Are Drug Cartels good for Arizona? House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said Thursday, the Sinaloa cartel is now the biggest employer in Cochise County, Arizona, because it hires so many people to smuggle people and drugs.
** Yesterday, an Arizona Senate committee passed the Defend the Guard Act to require the governor to stop unconstitutional foreign combat deployments of the state’s National Guard troops. Passage into law would take a big step toward restoring the Founding Fathers’ framework for a State-Federal balance under the American Constitution. I expect the installed governor to veto the bill.
** Holuhraun eruption in Iceland to welcome Jules to the island.
Red Mist? Oh yes.
** Pro-Life Discrimination – The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum kicked out a dozen Catholic high school students and their chaperones for wearing beanies inscribed with pro-life messages. On Jan. 20, students and chaperones from Our Lady of the Rosary School based out of Greenville, South Carolina, traveled to Washington, D.C., for the annual National March for Life. The group members wore matching blue beanies with the words “Rosary PRO-LIFE.” The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), representing the parents of some of the students involved, alleged that the museum staff mocked the students, hurled expletives, and claimed the museum was a “neutral zone” where political or religious messages were not allowed.
** Federal Flight Control Low Recoil 8-pellet 00 Buck is absolutely the pinnacle of defensive shotgun technology, and indeed, a “top” load particularly when we are measuring recoil management, follow-up shots, pellet deformation, patterning AND terminal ballistics.
Low recoil is better because the lower muzzle velocity reduces melting point deformation, improving the group. 9-pellet is stacked 3+3+3, which means at least one pellet can melt/deform, which affects its external ballistics. 8-pellet is stacked 2+2+2+2, without any pellets coming close to the barrel wall, meaning perfectly round pellets and tighter groups — more specifically, no flyer.
** Anyone who still believes the government is a special kind of rube.
** (strategypage) Russia has a problem with the growing number of Ukrainian spies and paramilitary partisan groups operating in Russian-occupied portions of Ukraine as well as pro-Ukraine or anti-Putin Russians inside Russia who provides Ukraine with targets and other information about Russian military activities. Ukraine abides by the American restrictions on using American-supplied missiles on targets inside Russia. Instead, Ukraine uses improvised and Ukrainian-made long-range weapons to strike these targets. Ukrainian special operations forces have also operated inside Russia and carried out some spectacular attacks on Russian military bases and industrial sites. This damage, especially large explosions, and fires, are hard to hide from commercial and military satellites overhead or curious Russians with cellphone cameras and access to the Internet outside Russia. Russian lack of adequate facility security or effective air defenses is embarrassing but no surprise to most Russians and Ukrainians.
Memes. The last meme in the list where it says “Silence is Consent” well the first thing that popped into my mid was “no its not, it is a suppressor”. Shows my limited ability to think outside the box, because my box has suppressors and large caliber semiautomatics in it.
So another book in the Red Mist series hopefully coming soon and Jules is just getting first hand experience? You know, write it in your copious spare time.
We started the third book, “The Wolf God” but it stalled. I’m still trying to claw “Broken Toys” into where I want it to be and then the phone rings.
I expect a door force any day.
I believe the next civil war will start on doorsteps.
The phone ringing can be a good thing. Make hay while the sun shines. Thank you for this blog and its commenters.
PS: my email is due to an old British motorcycle I own. Retired USAF.
They can have my wife’s gas stove when they pry it from her cold, dead fingers.