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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Boys With Toys

For those of you who have not been granted permission by Uncle Sam to take government-sponsored firearms lessons - I think they call it military service or something like that - this video should give an inkling as to the velocity and stopping power of a particular favorite of the United States Army - a .50 caliber weapon.

Unfortunately, this one somehow got into the hands of a civilian, who proceeded to learn a valuable lesson, the hard way.

Watch closely (and turn up the volume) as the shooter takes careful aim at a steel plate at 100 yards with an Armalite AR50. It was apparently his intention to punch a hole through the plate. Listen to the distorted (from impact) bullet zzzzing back in ricochet and, had it not glanced off the ground first, nearly punch a hole in him.

My. My. My.

I gotta get me one of those.

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But Isn't That What Mommies Are For?

The moment they've all been waiting for has arrived. "The Vagina Monologues" is/are returning to the Virginia Tech campus. The 25 feminists who are living out the final years of their lives in the area (and who have been eagerly anticipating the production's return for the 428th showing) can once again reminisce about that which almost once was - feminist domination of the world - and converse with one another about issues that were of great importance to them a few lifetimes ago.

I say, if it keeps them out of public view, more "empowerment" to 'em.

What caught my eye, though, was the supposed reason for the play's tiresomely long, seemingly without end existence:

'Vagina Monologues' aims to end violence *
Teresa Tobat, Collegiate Times features reporter

The word may make you cringe. It may make you giggle, blush, look away or not even take a second glance.

But like it or not, starting this Friday, "The Vagina Monologues" are here, marking their fourth appearance at Virginia Tech.

Eve Ensler's play, which was written after countless interviews with women all over the world, chronicles their experiences being women in society.

The show is sponsored by the Women's Center at Virginia Tech, the Department of Theatre Arts and the V-Day Initiative, which had the biggest role in bringing the monologues to Tech.

The monologues range from heart-wrenching to hilarious with the ultimate goal of the show, according to the V-Day Initiative Web site, being "to raise awareness and funds to end violence against women." The funds will benefit The Women's Resource Center of the New River Valley as well as the Women of New Orleans [?].

Topics addressed during the show include empowerment, sexual pleasure, giving birth, sexual violence, menstruation and others. (link)

How a bunch of wrinkled old prunes getting together and kvetching about men over cigars and Chablis is going to address the issue of sexual violence (I think they mean rape, but these people are feminists so God knows ...) is beyond me.

But even more to the point - these gals are going to hold forth on such subjects as giving birth and the travails of menstruation? Isn't that what Biology 101 was for? Isn't that what mom was supposed to be there to help young women through?

Do they charge admission or do they pay people to attend this thing?

* "The Vagina Monologues" has been working to "end violence" for 12 years. At what point do these ladies declare defeat and go home?

Quote Of The Day

From James Taranto:
By most counts, Obama now leads Mrs. Clinton in the delegate race. What happens now? If you want a surefire prediction, ask Dick Morris. Here are headlines of two of his columns, both of which ran on RealClearPolitics.com:

• "How Clinton Will Win the Nomination by Losing S.C."--Jan. 23
• "Why Hillary Will Lose"--Feb. 13

There is no question that history will prove Morris right.
"Over The Hill?" Best Of The Web Today, February 13, 2008

More On That Terrorist-Loving Obama Supporter

From Lone Star Times (via Instapundit).

Judge a person by the friends he keeps ...

I Don't Care. They're Still Annoying.

I like dogs. It's only certain breeds that I think should be made extinct. Take for example the newest champion at the Westminster Kennel Club dog extravaganza:

Hail, Snoopy! Beagle wins Westminster
By Ben Walker, AP National Writer

At long last, a beagle is America's top dog. Baying and barking to his heart's delight, Uno lived up every bit to his name Tuesday night, becoming the first of his breed to win best in show at the nation's biggest canine competition.

A sold-out crowd at Madison Square Garden that called and chanted Uno's name stood and roared when he was picked as numero uno. He got right into the act, jumping on Wilkerson and confirming his other title: noisiest in show.

The only breed consistently among the nation's most popular dogs for nearly 100 years, a beagle had never won in the 100 times the Westminster Kennel Club had chosen a winner. That changed when judge J. Donald Jones pointed to this nearly 3-year-old package of personality. (link)

Who knows, maybe they've figured out a way to keep them from yapping their little heads off throughout the night.