Sunday Afternoon In The Park

I spent Sunday afternoon at the gun range, also known as “my brother’s backyard.”

My brother lives out in the country and one advantage is that your neighbors can have some distance.

In a couple of days when the rest of the beans are harvested, he is going to dump a few logs 200 yards out so we shoot the .223.

I started shooting before my brother set up.

This would be my first 120 rounds:

targets

 

Good, but not great.

That’s why it’s called practice.

I do believe though had this been an actual shooting situation, I would be alive or cooking whatever I shot for dinner.

And after all the practice, we get to have the real fun.  Old style shoot out:

Next time we are going to cheat and shoot from the 2o’ line

 

 

 

Shortage of Carny Workers in America??

A story in the mostly useless Chicago Tribune about pay theft by the employer of some carnival workers:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-carnival-workers-wage-theft-0810-biz-20160809-story.html

The part of the story that I was interested in was this:

Two of the plaintiffs are South Africans who were brought in by All Star Amusement on temporary work visas called H-2Bs, meant for hospitality and other nonagricultural seasonal jobs. Like with other temporary work visas, including the high-skill H-1Bs and agricultural H-2As, employers wishing to bring in H-2B workers are supposed to establish that there are not enough U.S. workers who are able, willing, qualified and available to do the temporary work and that their wages won’t adversely affect the wages and conditions of U.S. workers.

 

Seriously?? We have to import carnys??

If you don’t think we have a problem with Federal immigration laws……………………..

 

Oh, and off topic, Gary Busey made a good movie called “Carny.”

Sen. Mark Kirk just lost his reelection bid

 

 

“Independent”

“Bipartisan”

“Call for vote on Garland”

“Protecting right to choose”

“Won’t support GOP Presidential candidate”

Kirk has given up any pretense of being a Conservative.  Apparently he forgot who got him elected.  It wasn’t squishy  independents.

I almost fell out of my chair the first time I saw this ad.  I was ready for this to be an SNL parody or primary ad by a challenger.

Sorry to tell you this soon to be former Illinois Senator Kirk,  you have gone far out of your way to insult your  former base and we will not be voting for you again.

It’s a shame that you pay lots of money to consultants that help you make these poor political decisions.  Simple fact, you can’t out liberal a liberal.  Liberals will always vote for the real liberal.