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Double Range Day

The semester is finally over.  To celebrate, Mrs. Manifesto and I spent an awesome day together on Friday.  First we went to the driving range to practice our not-so-impressive golf skills.  Then we went to pistol range to put some lead down range.  As the saying goes, he who has a golf-playing, gun-shooting wife is [...]

Back On The Horse

I have just finished my first year of law school.  I expect to pick up the pace on postings over the summer.

Happy Thanksgiving

I really can’t improve on my thanksgiving note from a couple years ago.
But I would like to take a moment to make a special note of thanks to Mrs. Manifesto.  With my return to school, it’s been a challenge to juggle everything and keep sane.  Mrs. Manifesto has been a rock star.  I couldn’t do [...]

A Quick Note

I have been quite bad about posting lately.  This is because I am preparing for a rather significant undertaking.
On Monday I begin law school.  I suspect my posting will be sporadic as a result however I will certainly try to do so whenever I can.

Baseball Without Steinbrenner

George Steinbrenner died today of a heart attack.  It’s difficult to envision baseball without Steinbrenner.  But I guess it would be something like:

Soccer without the diving prima donnas or
The Tour de France without the drug addicts or
The NBA without the thugs or
The NFL without a Brett Favre soap opera or
The Olympics without a judging scandal

It’s [...]

Selig Got It Right

Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig has refused to overturn the shockingly bad call that robbed Armando Galarrago of a perfect game.  As much as I hate to say it, Selig got it right.  Not for any of the reasons I’ve heard on sports radio, like human error is part of the game.
Nope.  It was the right [...]

Whither Global Warming?

If anyone finds some of that elusive global warming could you let me know where it is?  As we receive our second 2-feet-or-so snowfall in about a month and a half I could really go for some AGW.

Merry Christmas

In that region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.   An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear.
The angel said to them, “Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of [...]

Happy Thanksgiving

In keeping with tradition, a few things for which I am thankful…
*The beautiful and charming Mrs. Manifesto, always my supporter and friend
*That amazing, wobbly, bundle of joy and enthusiasm, Baby Manifesto
*Our loving and merciful God
*A gradual return to good health
*The rekindling of our nations’ resolve despite, even because of, the trying times we face

Back in the Saddle

After a month and a half offline while recovering from surgery I am finally back.  There is plenty to say about the state of the world and I certainly plan to speak up.
On a side note, the site appears to have been mercilessly spammed in my absence.  I’ll need to remedy that.

Nice Historical Trivia

In addition to being a Civil War general, a U.S. president and someone in my family tree, Ulysses Grant was apparently a president of the National Rifle Association.  I knew I liked him.

Not A Surprise

Breda posted the results of her political test.  I thought it would be fun to take the test too.  The none-too-surprising result: I’m a libertarian.

You are a
Social Liberal
(70% permissive)and an…
Economic Conservative
(88% permissive)You are best described as a:Libertarian



Link: The Politics Test on Ok Cupid
Also : The OkCupid Dating Persona Test

One Benefit to being Pro-Gun in an Anti-Gun State

It’s standing room only at my local range/gun shop.  They frequently have an hour’s wait to get a lane.
So says Newbie Shooter.  I don’t seem to have that problem in NJ.

Happy New Year

While 2008 had some great parts to it (the Heller decision, the birth of Baby Manifesto, etc.), overall I think most people happy to see 2008 in the rear view mirror.  I won’t disagree with that.
By the way, did anyone see Dick Clark on ABC’s New Years Eve show?  I wonder if ABC can be [...]

Merry Christmas

It’s worth reminding everyone that there is a reason for today’s holiday.  In fact, note the derivation of the word “holiday”, as in “Holy Day”.  It has nothing to do with pretty lights and bland, generic wintry symbols.  It isn’t the Holiday Holiday, as in “Happy Holidays”.  Huh?  Happy what?
Do you, like most people, like [...]

So Proud Pt. 2

Mrs. Manifesto has returned from the gun range.  She had a good enough time that after her lesson was over she bought more rounds and another target and kept shooting.  Best of all she said she’d go shooting with me some time.  Mrs. Manifesto rocks!

So Proud

Mr. Manifesto is currently looking after Baby Manifesto.  Mrs. Manifesto is at an introductory class in pistol safety and marksmanship being taught by an NRA certified instructor.  This is her first experience with firearms.  Very exciting.  Could there be dates at the gun range some day?  How great would that be!

Happy Thanksgiving

What can I give thanks for?  To list just a few…

the privilege of living in the most prosperous country on the planet
our defenders of freedom in uniform
the gifts of faith and God’s mercy
the friendship of an elegant and beautiful wife
the miracle of a baby girl

Oh, That Kind of Gun

When guns are outlawed only outlaws will have nail guns?

Sucks to be Someone

All I'm saying is that if I ever had to shoot over a person to hit a hostage taker….sucks to be that person.