Dear NFL

Dear NFL,

Just a quick note to let you know that I watched ZERO pro football on Sunday, 02/04/2018.

Instead, I watched a pretty good version of “Of Mice and Men” staring Gary Sinise and John Malkovich.  I still like the Lon Chaney Jr version the best, but this was a very good adaptation.

Also binge watched “NCIS” season 2 on Netflix.

Please let the fools that paid top dollar for commercial time on your Sunday game know that I did not watch any of them.

May as well let them know I most likely won’t be watching any Pro football in the 2018 season as well.

Please drop me a note when you start respecting American citizens and stop promoting the nonsensical social justice issues.

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Cheap Ammo

Taking a look at the ammo supply in my bunker, I saw I was getting a little low.

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I got a nice membership to Shoot Point Blank, and I am getting there almost once a week.  Makes a nice stop on my way home on Fridays.

Because I can get there once a week, I usually only shoot about 200 rounds, but week after week it adds up and the stock on hand dwindles.

There is a group I belong to on the internet where I do surveys about autos and I GET PAID FOR IT !!!  WOOOOO !  A buck a survey but it does add up and I recently cashed out $50 for a Walmart gift card.  I also buy all of my gasoline at Speedway and earn points that I just cashed in for a $50 Visa gift card.

So, as my supply was dwindling and I had some spare money, I went out on a buying trip.  As the best of luck was with me, I also had a $10 off $50 coupon from Dick’s.  Usually the Dick’s coupon is for a $100 purchase, this was indeed quite a fortuitous find for me.

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A quick run about to both Dick’s and Walmart and this is what I brought home.

1827 rounds (one box of Thunderbolts had two extra).

The best part is, my out of pocket was $6.  SWEEEEET !

The best value by far are the Thunderbolts at just less than 5 cents a shot, but I like having the hollow points from the 525 Golden bullets and even though the 100 round boxes of the Golden’s are closer to 8 cents a shot, I buy those once in a while just to have the containers for storage.

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Aaaaaahhhh, that looks much better.

The ammo box holds about 1400 rounds, so I have about 3000 on hand.

“I’m sure glad I had just enough ammo” said no one ever after a zombie attack.

Or to quote Col. Hannibal Smith: “Overkill is highly underrated.”

 

Now, I was going to do a separate post on this, but it fits here.

The crazy lady known as “Mom”, is divorcing my father, and he had to clean out all of the out buildings on his property.

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My dad found this ammo in his barn.  I knew for a fact that I hadn’t bought any ammo that was in the barn in the past 30 years.

Just searching in the internet, I found that the bucket of Thunderbolts were from about 1993.

I had no luck with the other boxes and I even contacted the Remington historian and they could tell me no more than around 1990-1993.

I have already used up all of this old ammo and it performed rather well. There might have been 25 total rounds that failed.

 

Free Advice for President Not Hillary,

Mr. President, while you are currently winning in control of the illegal immigration debate, please be very cautious.  Congressional Republicans have become experts at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

Here’s the free advice:

Please take a page from President Reagan and bypass the media, speak directly to the American people and tell them that “The issue of illegal immigration is extremely complex and very important, so important that it should not be a tacked on feature to a continuing resolution.  This issue must be presented to the American electorate so that there is an open debate, rather than just cramming it down our throats.”

You can dress it up a little better.

Free advice is worth what you pay for it.

I am actually going to contradict myself here for a moment.

The issue of illegal immigration is rather simple:

ENFORCE THE CURRENT FUCKING LAWS !!!!!!!!!!!!

Not rocket surgery to figure that out.

The “DACA” issue is far more complex to which I do not have a simple solution to, but there cannot be a solution until the current laws are enforced.

Compost 2017

The compost pile for 2017:

I FINALLY got to close up the yard !

Almost every weekend for the past two months has been wet and cold and I had not the chance to do a final mow and rake leaves.

But last week I did have have a mighty fine weekend and got almost all of the work done.  I mowed the yard three times: once high, once normal and a third  time low with the mulching bag on.  I ended up with a great mix of fresh green clippings with dead and finely shredded leaves.

If you watched the video, you would have seen the steam coming out when I turned the pile over.  I will try to turn the pile at least every other day until it freezes.

Shoot Point Blank

 

A gentleman at work told me a few months ago that there was a new shooting range opening near where we both live.

http://shootpointblank.com/point-blank-naperville-illinois/

https://www.facebook.com/shootatpointblank/

I was most pleasantly surprised to find out that the range opened a couple of weeks ago.

Since it was on my way home, I stopped and got some range time.

The normal price is $18 an hour and for the week of the soft opening, it was only $5 !!!

Why are the numbers not in an  order??

Shoot point blank 45

I’m gonna brag just a little bit.  This was darn good shooting for the 45 foot distance !

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224 rounds on this day (14 magazines).

16 were fired at 45 feet and the rest were split between the 21 foot and 30 foot distance.

Now, I am never going to win a competition with my shooting abilities, but this was one of my best days all year.

Now, if you watched the first video, you would have seen a “Fail to Eject.”

I had about three of them on this day and have probably had only about 10 in 6,000 rounds.  Not to sure what to think about it.