A cold morning yesterday. 7 degrees outside. I slept like a rock and so did the Handmaiden. We don't turn on any heat in our bedroom because we like to sleep in a cold room. The worked for us just fine last night. Just had to crack the window open a little bit to achieve the proper chill.
I have had a Colt .45 acp out on my porch in a can for about a month and a half. I've had it soaking in oil all that time. The firing pin spring was weak and I wanted to see if it was just gummed up or something was wrong with the spring itself. It was the spring. My son is getting the gun fixed by a gunsmith who is adding a new spring. It will be reassembled and brought to me for the sum of $25. And my son is paying for it. Hot damn! I'm proud of that young man.
I have been reading about the church burnings is East Texas. There have been about a dozen of them in the last few months. Someone has a thing for destroying churches. Unless something major happens that is of long duration they will catch whoever is doing it. The only way it could remain undiscovered is if it just one person and they don't drink and talk. I find it very odd that this situation is not making the news. I read several blogs and web sites from Texas and they never mention it. But it is interesting, you know. Who thinks of burning churches? Not I.
The Obama administration is up to it's usual lying crap. The news mentioned that the snow fall in D.C. was making it impossible to open the global warming office of the fedgov. But the Nu Yawk Times had an article that said all this snowfall was from global warming. Of course! Everyone knows that heat makes everything cold. At least it does if you are a liberal Democrat. The Peak Oil guys are still making a shrill noise. That explains why all of the wells in the Gulf of Mexico have been capped. We need the oil so badly we decided to cap our own wells. But the figures are out and our oil consumption is down. We buy less oil all the time. This is to delude us into thinking that oil reserves are low and that couldn't be any further from the truth. In case you haven't been paying attention, we are in severe economic distress these days and driving is being curtailed due to shortness of cash. Fewer and fewer people are able to afford a 20 gallon drive-about over the weekend. So the cars and pick-up trucks sit idle on the weekends instead of getting out and seeing the USA in the Chevrolet. Suits me just fine. What all of this means is that revenues headed for the US Treasury are down and the Obamanation would like to see things pick up so that they can spend more money. You do understand that governments don't make a damn thing. They spend money. And no one spends it like a bunch of idiot liberals who have been out of power for 8 years. And there isn't any money to spend. Most of the federal revenue is in entitlements and so the big tax and spend liberals have to make a lot of debt so they can refuse to be denied their proclivity to spend what is not theirs. How simple. Stay alive.