Headed to Waschsalon.

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7 Responses to 2017-11-06

  1. Steve says:

    Please report on the doctors appointment.

    Saturday had Debbie and me working on the brakes of my car. They are now significantly better. In trying to diagnose another issue (a vibration) I swapped front and rear tires on the passenger side, since I had the wheels off working on the brakes. It would seem I made the problem worse, as my vibration is now at all speeds! Nice. There will be a visit to the garage in my future.

    Happy Monday!


  2. HamWithCam says:

    It was a decent weekend.

    Saturday was the Stone Mountain Hamfest where I saw many long-time Ham buddies, got a few bargains (a virtually new $12 Dell LCD monitor, 3 x POE injectors $3 each and a couple of Displayport to HDMI adapters, $3 each.) Woof!

    You always seem to need “one more monitor…”, right Steve? 🙂

    Sunday was kind of a dud for us. We decided to grab breakfast at local-Decatur favoritePastries A-Go Go, then make a run up to the North Georgia Premium Outlet Mall in Dawsonville. Nike, Addidas. Columbia, Lu Lu Lemon, etc. Didn’t buy a thing, and endured much traffic. Both ways.

    We made it back to the ATL in time a mid-afternoon lunch (OK Cafe, naturally). And to listen to the Falcons lose. The rest of the day was spent tinkering about in my much too cluttered man-cave/office/photo studio/dungeon.

    In other news….
    Listen, make no mistake, the senseless shooting at the Texas church was a tragedy. Full stop.

    However, the predictable knee-jerk reaction calling for “more common-sense gun laws” always befuddles me. Short of making *all* guns illegal (and I’d support that 100% if there was *any* practical way to do so), what additional gun laws might have prevented the tragic Texas shooting?

    I’m serious, what additional gun laws would have prevented the Texas shootings? Please be specific.

    A couple of interesting facts to consider:
    – The “AR-15” style (and it is a style) semi-automatic rifle is, by far, the most popular rifle in America.
    – The AR-15 is not, I repeat…not, an “assault rifle”. However, it does often play one on TV. <– there's your problem.
    – AR does not stand for "Assault Rifle". (Rather, Armalite Rifle)
    – Dad's old wooden stock (Winchester, Remington, etc) hunting rifle is the functional equivalent to an AR-15. Just ask any deer.
    – You can buy a name-brand AR-15 for $500 USD. (Thanks, Secretary Clinton! Many horded prior to the election, then a flood hit the market, significantly lowering prices.)
    – The (inept, inefficient, corrupt and bureaucratic) Federal government passing yet more gun laws is not the solution the America's significant gun problem.
    – There have been 3,197 people shot in Chicago, so far in 2017. Chicago has been governed by a Democratic mayor for like 300+ years. And is President Obama's hometown of record.
    – Law abiding citizens follow gun laws. Those that are want to commit these kinds of tragic mass shootings do not. And will not.

    And will not…

    Lastly, some have suggested firearms similar to the AR-15 were never intended to be covered under the Second Amendment of the US Constitution. However, the Supreme Court disagrees.

    To wit:
    “Some have made the argument, bordering on the frivolous,
    that only those arms in existence in the 18th century
    are protected by the Second Amendment. We do not interpret
    constitutional rights that way. Just as the First
    Amendment protects modern forms of communications,
    e.g., Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union, 521 U. S. 844,
    849 (1997), and the Fourth Amendment applies to modern
    forms of search, e.g., Kyllo v. United States, 533 U. S. 27,
    35–36 (2001), the Second Amendment extends, prima
    facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms,
    even those that were not in existence at the time of the
    founding.” — SCOTUS

    I’m sorry for the rant. However, we all know nobody reads this blog. So no harm, no foul, right? 🙂

    Eddybody make it a good day, OK?
    73 de JG/HamWithCam

  3. Ah the “picking a doctor at random based on location and trying to set up an appointment game”…

  4. Steve says:

    Might as well be convenient to the office. Remember, Emory Midtown (a.k.a. Crawford Long) is just 2 Marta stops away.

  5. Still waiting for doctor’s office to call me back. Doesn’t bode well for the customer service rating…

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