As do many of you True Believers out there probably do, I’m in the habit of surfing Gunbroker and other online gun auction sites from time to time, looking to round out my collection with a few specifics, like a nice 20-gauge Model 12. To that end, I’m generally browsing through the Curio & Relics portion, which is appropriate, since I’m something of a curio myself, not to mention a relic.
But one thing jumps out at me these days, and it’s the prices on some old Communist-Chinese junk. Example: A plain-Jane ChiCom SKS rifle, a piece so poorly made that if you wanted to injure someone with it, your odds of success would be improved if you just took it by the barrel and used it as a club. Those old pigs are selling for between $750 and $1,000.
Back in the mid-Nineties they were being advertised in the old Shotgun News for $49.99. Like a lot of folks, I bought one, and was sorely disappointed in the piece of junk. I got rid of it pretty quickly. And now people are apparently paying close to a grand for them?
I guess I should have bought a couple of cases of them. Who knew?
On To the Links!
The Democrat’s idiotic “For the People Act” died a well-deserved death yesterday; thanks to Mitch McConnell for holding the caucus together and making that piece of shit die in a fire.
Constitutional Carry passed in Texas. This makes 21 states. Cries of impending doom from the Left still have not materialized.
On the cluster-fuck that was President Biden(‘s handlers) G7 performance.
What could possibly go wrong? Seriously, fuck these asshats.
Biden on Putin Meeting: “I Did What I Came To Do.” “And what I came to do was to have a nice pudding cup before beddie-byes. What? You want to fight me, fat? I’ll do pushups! Corn Pop was a bad dude! There was a broken train with pottery, and the gorgonzola was in a wheel, and you know, the thing!”
Holy crap that’s a big critter. I wonder if they would have been any good to eat?
OK, remind me, who’s in charge in Atlanta?
This would be an epic troll, and I’d love to see it.
Speaking of which: Send one of these to a lefty friend today!
An actual potato can’t get ratings, even on CNN. Quell surprise!
I pretty much just assume Ilhan Omar is lying any time her lips are moving, and most of the time when they’re not.
This is known as belaboring the obvious.
Why single people smell different.
This Week’s Idiots:
Yes, I read all these. Surfing through the derp so you don’t have to!
MSNBC’s Nikole Hannah-Jones is an idiot.
The Guardian‘s Nicholas Shaxson is an idiot.
Vox‘s Sean Illing (Repeat Offender Alert) is an idiot.
Chicago Mayor Beetlejuice is an idiot.
The daffy old Bolshevik from Vermont is an idiot.
The Guardian‘s Moira Donegan is an idiot.
CNN’s Nicole Hemmer is an idiot.
Vox‘s Fabiola Cineas is an idiot.
Joy Reid (Repeat Offender Alert) is an idiot.
(Supposed) Singer Macy Gray is an idiot.
Robert Reich (Repeat Offender Alert) is an idiot.
CNN’s John Harwood is an idiot.
USAToday’s David Rothkopf is an idiot.
The Tampa Bay Time‘s Leonard Pitts is an idiot.
The Hill‘s Tanisha Sullivan is an idiot.
This Week’s Cultural Edification:
Anyone who has read these virtual pages for long knows of my fondness for Japan. While I don’t have the nocturnal endurance I did when I was younger, I have on occasion taken part in the night life of places like Kyoto, Osaka and various other towns, but as far as partying goes, it’s hard to beat Tokyo. That city has lots of great places where you can down a few drinks and, on the right night, catch some good live music. I’ve spent some memorable nights in Japanese bars and nightclubs. There are some neat places in Shibuya and Akihabara, the Golden Gai in Shinjuku is a real gas but not a place you’ll see a lot of fellow gaijin, and there are fun spots even in the lesser-known areas like Kinshicho, where we usually stay when we’re in Tokyo.
Here’s an example of the kind of live music I mean; this is the Tokyo girl-band Tokyo Groove Jyoshi, with their take on a song called What Is Hip? Enjoy.