Archive for April 22nd, 2008

Now, I get a little bit squeamish when he uses the word heroes to describe firefighters but I get the sense in which he means it. As one who has fought forest fires, I think he paid a very nice tribute.

Mosey on over and check out Michael Ramirez, who has gained my gratitude and respect. Very thoughtful cartoon.

A fellow firefighter friend of mine, Scott Blecha, was a fellow lifeguard in college as well. More specifically he was a Smokejumper, which in my opinion is like the equivalent of a Ranger or Commando. He was one of the 14 who died on Storm King. They ran as hard as they could, a few made it out and some of them with some burns, but others were not able to crest the ridge before it crowned out. It is doubtful that even fire shelters (sometimes affectionately referred to as shake-n-bake shelters) would have helped in this instance, so explosive was the fire in the trees once it flashed. Scott died trying to help others make it to safety. The real tragedy was he had proposed to his fiance a few weeks prior to this fire.

I take it back. There are heroes.

– LK

Another good Ramirez cartoon.

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Congrats Weas, quite an honor! A banner day. Damn, woman! That’s so cool!

Said I’d post a gun tonight, so here she is. A beauty. She was tucked away in one of my dad’s magazines that he’d read and forwarded on to me since he knew I was interested/hunting for a home defense weapon.

When you’re worried that the sixth round just wasn’t enough, there’s…

Model 327 M&P R8

S&W Site Where This Image Was Obtained

The site’s stats on this beauty:

Model: M&P R8
Caliber: .357MAG/.38+P
Capacity: 8 Rounds
Barrel Length: 5″ 2-Piece
Front Sight: Interchangeable Patridge White Dot
Rear Sight: Adjustable V-Notch
Grip: Rubber
Frame: Large
Finish: Black Matte
Overall Length: 10.5″
Material: Scandium Alloy Frame/Stainless Steel Cylinder
Weight Empty: 36.3 oz.

Integral Accessory Picatinny Style Rail for Lights or Lasers

Removable Picatinny-Style Mount for Optics (I like – LK)

Nothing says “I care” quite like a .357 mag… reach out and touch someone if they even think about getting near to your dear family.

– LK

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