Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Greetings

From San Luis Obispo, after a blessed fortnight with no UK news at all, though I gather the Iran 'hostages' have been released.

Too many holiday highlights to bore you with - the bear I found raiding the bins at Lake Tahoe and my first look at Yosemite rank pretty high - but for the kids I think the opportunity to blast at targets with a Colt Python .357 and a Mossberg 500 pistol-grip shotgun ('that is mental' was my eldest's verdict) were at the top.

Much though I love it here, I look forward to finding out from Dumb Jon, the Philosopher, Norm, Harry, Scott and co what's been going on back in Blighty. God and Air France willing, normal blogging will resume this weekend.

9 comments:

Steve said...

I went to a great brew-pub in San Luis Obispo. Damned if I can remember the name of it though.

Foxy Brown said...

Boy how I've missed you!!

veritas said...

As a newcomer to this blog, I can only say welcome back, and hurry up and lead off a doscussion on the Iran "hostages" situation.
Oh, and just this: I'm glad you're letting your children learn to handle and use guns.
I learnt to shoot years ago when in the CCF.
I came across a good quote fairly recently, "An armed man is a citizen, an unarmed man is a subject."
Frightening letter t'other day in the Daily Telegraph - man, perfectly legit. shotgun owner, gets a phone call at work from his wife to say he left a barrel outside the locked cabinet - he goes home to fix things and finds the police waiting for him. How did they know, save by tapping his phone?
There are some conspiracy theories going around about Blair, Scottish freemasonry, Lord Robertson (of NATO) and the Dunblane gun massacre. It's claimed that the whole dreadful thing might have been cooked up to hasten the disarming of the British public. If the establishment are going to visit things like that on us, then frankly we need the means to resist...

JuliaM said...

"It's claimed that the whole dreadful thing might have been cooked up to hasten the disarming of the British public."

The British public are already mostly disarmed.

The criminal gangs on the street, well, not so much...

dearieme said...

Why are you flying FrogAir? Not some feeble rubbish about convenience, I hope?

Anonymous said...

"It's claimed that the whole dreadful thing might have been cooked up to hasten the disarming of the British public. If the establishment are going to visit things like that on us, then frankly we need the means to resist... " [quoted by veritas 12:16]

I share the DT commenter's sentiments. Since gun ownership is illegal then get a decent lathe, and some metal stock. It is quite within most people's capability to manufacture a weapon/rifle in short order given the right tools. Ultimately, given sufficient will the right to bear arms cannot be taken away.

Tim Worstall said...

The brew pub was probably Spike's.
Spent a very nice three years there we did, in SLO.

Anonymous said...

Tim - I see your name here and there and now I check your profile and you have a veritable blog army!

Whats the idea there? To gain google ad revenue?

I might have to have a bash at that myself.

Tim Worstall said...

That was indeed the intention but it seems not to have worked very well.
Might try pushing it again sometime soon.