Friday, January 18, 2019

Boomer Mindset

Yesterday's blog post about a baby boomer General got The Rifleman to thinking. Technically, the General was not a baby boomer. Born in 1942, that technically qualifies as being part of the silent generation. Most sources attribute the silent generation as being born between the mid-1920s and the mid-1940s. Baby Boomers are generally considered those born from the mid-1940s to the mid-1960s.

But variation is natural, especially around the edges of the generation marker. This is particularly true of the General who was discussed in yesterday's blog post. People like this are why the Baby Boomers have been called the worst generation alive.

The term, baby boomer, came from the number of babies that were born due to the returning soldiers from World War II. Technically, Pops fits this bill, as he was born due to the return of my grandfather from WWII. My grandfather returned to the States in 1942, and Pops was born in early 1943. However, Pops' mentality was much more of that of the silent generation.

Moms, born in 1942, was much more like a baby boomer. The term "Silent Generation" comes from the focus on careers over activism. Moms was much more of the activist, while Pops was much more focused on his career.

So why the Boomer hate, especially from The Rifleman? It is not so much hate, as it is disgust. Boomers tend to be even more self-absorbed than even millennials. Similarly, Boomers tend to ignore reality, even more than the millennials. They are comically self-righteous and irresponsible.

Personal anecdote
When The Rifleman first graduated college, the first job in the terrible job market at the time, was working at home improvement store for $7 per hour. My Boomer FIL strongly suggested that I stay there. After 20 or 30 years of hard work, I would be making enough money to support a family he suggested. Don't "hop around" from job to job... you'll be unhireable, he said. 

That was 21 years ago.  My current compensation is nearly twice that of a store manager with the home improvement company. I have worked a grand total of 6 weekend days in the last 10 years - and 4 of those were attending professional sporting events... Not exactly everybody's idea of "work."  A store manager would regularly be working weekends.

To be sure, at first, Pops gave the same advice. However, as in years went on, and as my situation improved, he saw the merit of my approach. And the results were undisputable.

Undoubtably, my generation did not earn more than our parents when we first entered the workforce. In my case, there are a couple of extenuating circumstances. My dad was a very high wage earner by the time I entered the workforce. At that time, he earned more than triple the average household income in the state of Tennessee. However, I exceeded the average annual income in the state of Tennessee prior to my second year in the workforce.

In 2003, Pops retired. And although the average annual household income in Tennessee continue to increase, I doubled it only 18 months later. I tripled it just a few years after that - what before the age of 40, and less than 10 years in the workforce. 

My sister applied the "stay with the same company for a very long time and get rewarded" strategy. It took her 13 years on the same job and 15 years in the workforce to double the annual household income in Tennessee.  This is not a bash of her at all. However, it is an indictment of the old fashioned baby boomer mindset.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Low-T Boomer

This from Twitter. 

But this #LibNut later claims:

Opposing statements, to be sure. 

Clearly, an understanding of small arms is not required to become a General. Nevertheless, the General doubles down (Law 2):

In case you haven't researched, this idiot was actually in the infantry.  Of course, infantry service does not automatically mean the person can actually shoot, knows much of anything about guns, has a lick of sense, or any intelligence.  Just like anybody else, infantry vets can be good, bad, and in-between.

And just in case you needed any additional proof as to his lack of intelligence:

'Nuff said.

Naturally, the General here is a  Baby Boomer. Maybe that Agent Orange in 'Nam stripped him of all traces of testosterone. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Grass is Green

In a not-very-surprising move, Senator Diane Feinstein and several others have introduced an "assault weapons ban."  Link to her article. 

I, for one, take great offense every time these #LibNuts call my AR15s "military grade." Such an insult! I've built these rifles to perform far better than military grade rifles!!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Gammas and Periods

With regards to  this author, the Rifleman has noted an interesting trend. 

When the author in question first developed a #ManCrush on Pastor Locke, the results were as expected: 8 articles in the span of a month.  Locke rebuffed him, and the author was silent for a while. 

Four weeks later (remember that number), the author started up again. Six articles in the next month.   Again he was rebuffed. 

Then, eight weeks later (two four-week periods) came another article.  Then, in approximately four, eight, or twelve week intervals (give or take a couple of days) more articles are written, with just a couple of exceptions.  

Gee,  what happens in four week intervals?
To be fair, this did not explain it.  

Then, the Rifleman remembered that the author in question is  a Gamma. We all know that Gammas  act like women. So what female event happens about  every four weeks.

That explains a lot.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Firearm Cog-Dis

Seen on social media:

"If you spend a ton of money on firearms, accessories but dont invest any money into training/professional instruction you are shoving money up a [hogs] ass. At that point the weapon is just a talisman.  You can't buy skill. Idpa or competition isnt training. It does not take the place of learning to function under stress. The guy intent on beating you to death to steal your car [doesnt] give a shit about your power factor or trophies. There is a difference between fighting with a gun and playing with a gun. Get training.  Could save your life one day."

<< Same guy wanted to take a fighting pistol class with a single action .44 Magnum revolver, instead of his GLOCK. >>

Here is the Rifleman's take on the statement:

Taking a training class is good, for sure.  What is left out of the statement is that training class is where you learn the skill, practice is where you hone the skill. And competition is an excellent way to evaluate your skill level after learning and honing. 

That said, the person who made this statement is way off base with regards to the competition mindset. Most competitors will flat out-shoot the typical gun owner.  They are typically much more accurate and much faster.  No, that doesn't necessarily mean they will perform when things get real. However, someone with just a class or two and personal training after that is no less prone to failure under duress. 

Most people who make a statement like this are actually tipping their hand - they know they can be outshot by a competitor and it doesn't sit well with them.  They then try to excuse why that is. This is an example of the psychological defense mechanism called cognitive dissonance.

A better thing to do would be to shore up what you suck at.  Train, practice, and get better.  And, god-forbid, maybe even enter a competition.

This type is seen regularly in martial arts classes.  For example, after their first roll in jiu-jitsu (where they inevitably lose like a rag doll) they will say, "yeah, but in a fight I could punch." The sad thing is, unless they train for a while, they will never see how silly the statement truly is. 

Friday, January 11, 2019

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Some Tweets

Elizabeth Warren:
Over 7,000 people in Massachusetts have been sent home or are working without pay during the #TrumpShutdown. Until @realDonaldTrump re-opens the government, I'm donating my salary to @HIASrefugees, a nonprofit that helps refugees and makes our country stronger in the process.

Rifleman: Literally fights for refugees, but not American citizens.


Pelosi: "walls are immoral."
Also Pelosi: has a Wall around her house.


The problem in a nutshell:
The Right speaks in English.
The Left listens in Dumbass.


Rashida Tliab: "Impeach the motherfucker!"
Rifleman: "Impeach the goat-fucker!"


PETA: Present your best argument for eating bacon.
1. Delicious
2. Nutritious
3. Pisses off Moslems.

Had some today on my burger.  


If Elizabeth "Pocahontas" Warren secures 1/1024 of the popular vote she is going to declare herself President.


Once you figure out that the other side really, genuinely, and truly wants to exterminate your religion and your race, only the suicidal and the delusional will persist in trying to “come together” and seek to “discuss our differences”. 
- Vox Day

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Fudds Will Be Fudds

Folks, training with a competent instructor is a must.  

Seen on social media -

Fudd pretend Patriot: << long rant on gun trainers who aren't military and who award patches based on skill demonstration. >>

Also Fudd pretend Patriot: "Zero that .308 at 4" high at 100 and you'll be on the money at 400."

Note: this statement is demonstrably false. A 400-yard zero on just about any .308 round and barrel length combination is going to impact roughly 7" high at 100 yards. 
If one zeroed 4" high at 100, this is approximately a 300 yard zero for most .308 loads. This will impact over a foot low at 400 yards. 

Not quite "on the money."

Monday, January 7, 2019

Happy Wife

Since writing  this article, I have been following the blog and Facebook page of The Transformed Wife fairly closely. One thing that is always funny is the people that disagree fundamentally with the material taught.

** I've said it before and I'll say it again: I do not follow things I do not agree with. **
Those who do and frequently comment do so strictly for the negative attention that comes with being a  griefer. Almost universally,  these are people who do not contribute to society, and hey know they are worthless.

Among the more common themes of these griefers, and responses to them, are:

"I won't show my husband respect until he does XYZ."
Reply - the Bible is a handbook on how to live, not on how to change others to fit what you think they ought to be. Fix yourself, and do so by Biblical standards. The Transformed Wife is guidance on how to do that if you are a wife, or wish to become one.

"I do [exactly opposite of what you just suggested] and I'm fine and my kids are fine."
9 times out of 10, no, you are not fine. For the rest, let's just put it this way: You can build a house with an old hammer and hand saw. That doesn't mean it is the most effective way. Doing things different than God suggests doesn't mean they cannot be done... it's just less effective and efficient that way. So - congrats on success after working way too hard to get it.

"What about single moms?"
This is the woman who is intentionally trying to be obtuse. Most of them are single by choice - unwed mothers (sluts trying to justify their slutty ways), or divorced mothers (divorce porn). There's a reason the Bible speaks about how we as he church are to care for the widows and orphans, and yet is silent about what to do for sluts who can't keep their legs closed and women who frivolously divorce their husbands for no good reason.  Besides, the blog is advice for wives and those who wish to be wives.

Insert "example" of Ruth, Phoebe, etc.
For the millionth time, these are exceptions, not the rule. God does not call women to preach or lead in church or lead their families. Women are called to teach younger women (Titus 2:3-5).

Some men will post this. These are just  White Knight BETA soy-boys. If they really had things figured out, they wouldn't be trying to land a date (100% unsuccessfully, I might add) with the bitter hags who troll The Transformed Wife blog and Facebook page.