"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." ~~Thomas Jefferson

"Who will protect us from those who protect us?"

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. ~ Thomas Jefferson

"None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free." ~~Goethe

05 November 2020

Been a heck of a few days...

I told my cousin, who is an ardent Harris - Biden supporter, that they need to just call the election for Biden so that the Republicans can start acting the same way that the Democrats have been acting since election night of 2016.  I think there are enough skeletons in 'Ol Dementia Joe's closet to keep us entertained until Nancy gets her legislation passed to allow the Congress to remove a sitting President when they believe he (or she) has medical issues that may inhibit his (or her) ability to do his (or her) job.  LOL.  Because I still say that Harris is the intended candidate.  Biden is the vehicle.  But if Nancy is successful, any President could be a target of congress...  Likely Unconstitutional, anyway, and the SCOTUS is unlikely to make decisions based on emotion anymore. 

Perhaps we could get a freshman Republican congresscritter to say on national television "We're gonna impeach that Mother Fucker" immediately after the congresscritters are sworn in on the 2nd (3rd?).  But then I think to myself, Republicans aren't usually that classless.., so, no...

Anyway, as of this moment there is still a possibility that President Trump will be reelected.  The Republicans have retained the Senate.  As far as I know not a single Republican Congressman lost a seat to a challenger.  Iowa got rid of Democrat Congresswoman "Absent Abby Finkenauer" and replaced her with Republican Ashley Hinson.  Ashley is a nice lady and will be good at representing my district.  Steve King's district stayed overwhelmingly red, even with a huge influx of coastal money in support of the Democrat contender.  (Steve is gone, a victim of  his own unapologetic views and a Democratic effort to make him out to be something that he isn't).

There is plenty of concern about the validity of some of the ballots.  No surprises there.  It will be an interesting couple of days.

Next topic.  If you would have told me 2 days ago that I would ever buy a .32ACP pocket pistol I would have laughed and called you crazy and then I would have laughed some more, possibly peeing my pants.

I seriously use to laugh when I'd go into Mills Fleet Farm and see .32ACP on the shelf.


There's this.  I saw it on Ernie's fb page and messaged him to tell him it's "cute".  Then I watched a couple of videos on it.  Beretta 3032 Tomcat Inox.  Whoa.  Fairly highly regarded as a pocket pistol for self defense.  It has a flip up barrel so you never have to rack the slide if you don't want to.  7 + 1 capacity.  I messaged Ernie to ask if ammo was readily available for it.  He said "yes".  Which simply meant that he had some.  Like everything else, mostly no one has any.  LOL.

So I called the shop to ask a couple more questions.  Sean answered the phone.  "Oh, hi Paul... hold on a minute, Ernie is having me set a gun aside for you".   Hmmm...  And that is how it goes.  Plus he set aside 300 rounds of ammo.  "I didn't know how much you'd want".  :)  And a "free" tee shirt, which I was planning to buy anyway...


Ernie is in Marion, Iowa (You may have heard about the "derecho" that hit them a few weeks back.  Whoa!), about 60 miles from me.  He is a good guy and my "go to" gun guy.  He treats me good.  He offers training.  Every gun he sells has a "CVO Lifetime Guarantee".  That is on his dime.  He is a true independent businessman.  He is involved in his community.  He cares about his community.  He employs people from his community.  He gives back to his community.  We need more businessmen like Ernie.

I shared this picture of the pistol with one of my brothers and 2 of my sons, as well as an old Army buddy..  Their response?  I shit you not...  All of them said "Cute".

That's all I have for now.  Cute.  




Adrienne said...

And............the minute I saw it I thought. "Cute."

Not as cute as my little Taurus - but still cute.

Trump knows what he's doing. He's exposing the deep state and he will prevail. Trust me on this.

Mike Silvius said...

Don't loose hope.. there is a path to victory.

Nice little Tomcat... would love to find one myself but here in southern Maine there is none to be had.

Blue said...

Oh, Dear Adrienne... Never thought it would happen. A .32? Damn. Yes, I have faith that The President will prevail. Right is right. Period.

M. Silvius... They always say "where there's a will, there's a way"... I haven't given up hope.

I'll head out to the range one of these days soon and then do a mini range report or something on the Tomcat. We have a pretty nice range at our local county park. I'll wait a few days because the weather will get shitty again and I'll have the place to myself. When it is nice outside waaaayyyy too many folks show up out there and a lot of them scare me. They could use some training, for sure. :)

Walter Zoomie said...

Hey, buddy. Hope you and yours are good. And yep, gun purchases are based on ammo availability now. I'm happy I have a Glock23 in .40 short and weak. BTW...another good thing if Biden wins? I can break out most of my old anti-Obama memes! Carry on, my brother.

Anonymous said...

Those little .32s are fine plinkers. When you don't want to make a lot of noise but rimfire just isn't filling in the space. My Brother used a .32ACP to 'kill' a shotgun shot hog, but the 71 FMJ did not penetrate the skull from approximately 10 feet away. His is a Walther PP purchased some years back from West German police surplus. A bit larger than yours, but it runs like a Swiss made watch. Beautiful gun.

You pocket gun is nice for carrying on your person when you out for a walk, not expecting trouble but still want to remain armed. It won't get in your way. I'd say its a win - congratulations !

Blue said...

Damn, Zoomie! Good to hear from you! We'll have to meet in the middle sometime and catch up. Well, in the middle would be Illinois and that won't work. We'll figure something out. I really like my wheel guns because I can easily reload for them. Plus I have the components I need to do that! And the old obama memes? LOL. You're a genius!

Anon: You nailed that perfectly. My EDC will be 9mm or larger, but this little gal will take care of me when I'm walking or riding my bicycle. I'm pretty impressed with the quality of the pistol. :) Thanks for chiming in!

JohnMXL said...

A fellow Idiot Out Walking Around?

Since all the cool bloggers seem to be doing them, perhaps an Iowa blogshoot is in order!

I'm in Council Bluffs.

Blue said...

John... LOL. I haven't heard that in a while. Idiots Out Walking Around.

I'm in Waterloo. Something to think about, for sure.

Use to come over to Council Bluffs to ride crotch rockets on the race track at Pacific Junction. Was a real nice track 15 years ago. I've heard that it has been flooded and has had several new owners and that it isn't in good shape any longer? I'm too old for that crap now, anyway.