Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Die Trying by Lee Child
The Last Centurion by John Ringo
I got the Kipling off of Project Gutenberg. I've read Kipling's poetry but never his prose. No Excuse, but I'll tell you Kim is on the list and I'll be going back to Gutenberg again soon. Damn good read.
This is the second of Child’s Jack Reacher novels I've read. The first was good but slow. This one had a faster pace and I liked it a bit more. I'll read more by him at some point.
Then there is Ringo. I read The Last Centurion when it came out in 2008 and really liked it then. His points on the Left were on point then and with Hillary running again it is now timely once more. If you haven't read it do. The link above goes to the Baen page for the novel with the first nine chapters free. Can't beat that.
Monday, August 22, 2016
Sunday, August 21, 2016
The movie is excellent. I'd have to say it is my favorite movie of the year so far. I cried at the end.
I like Regina Spector's cover of ""While My Guitar Gently Weeps". I like Regina Spektor. I'll admit the original Beatles' version has an attraction as well.
In the wake of a 2002 massacre in eastern Germany's city of Erfurt, where a 19-year-old shot dead 16 people, Germany tightened its firearms ownership law several times. It established a federal weapons registry in 2013.These are the policies our own progressives would love to implement, yet these laws do no good. Weapons still find there way into the "wrong hands". For gun owners, that would be terrorists and criminals. For Progressives the wrong hands are anybody but theirs.
The law now requires tight regional council supervision of licensed hunters and sporting shooters, psychological suitability tests, proof of the need to own a weapon as well as weapons and munitions expertise.
The minimum age is 18. The latest figures show that there are some 1.9 million gun licenses issued to sporting shooters, hunters and collectors in Germany, and some six million legally registered weapons. The number of illegal weapons is speculative.
Saturday, August 20, 2016
I watched Clinton surrogates on CNN criticize Trump’s speech, and their criticisms were mostly these two:
1. All of Trump’s foreign policy ideas are crazy and uninformed.
2. Obama is already wisely doing all of those same things.That would seem absurd in any other context. But keep in mind that we voters believe we can assess foreign policy ideas by listening to biased liars talk on television. So the entire situation is ridiculous, but we play along.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
“The Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment. And I am going to make that case every chance I get.”H/T to Sebastian. Lying liars lie.