Thursday, October 27, 2016

Gallup: Support for ban on assault weapons hits all-time low

“All-time” means “in the 20 years they’ve been measuring this,” but still. In 1996, amid soaring public concern about crime, support for a ban stood at 57/42. Twenty years later, after a long period of stupendous decline in crime rates in many major cities, it stands at … 36/61. As recently as four years ago, the gap between support for a ban and opposition was still fairly narrow at 44/51. Four years later, the bottom has dropped out. Huh.
Just another factoid that Left will ignore at will.

NRA AD: Four Justices

It's Done.

I held my nose and did the the deed. May God have mercy on us all.

I voted at a location at the local university. Turnout was not high. Less than 600 around four in the afternoon. Big sign letting everyone know an ID wasn't required. No hassle. In and out quick.

Total US Firearms: Not 300 Million, but 412-660 Million?

I can buy that. So we know 300 million is a bogus number. It's higher. Considerably higher. Yeah, that's gotta drive those anti-gun f**ktards crazy. Heh. Good.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Bully Party

Team Clinton has succeeded in perpetuating one of the greatest evils I have seen in my lifetime. Her side has branded Trump supporters (40%+ of voters) as Nazis, sexists, homophobes, racists, and a few other fighting words. Their argument is built on confirmation bias and persuasion. But facts don’t matter because facts never matter in politics. What matters is that Clinton’s framing of Trump provides moral cover for any bullying behavior online or in person. - Scott Adams
As bad as it was during the Obama runs, it wasn't this bad. I'd thought of Trump as a bully. No evidence. He just struck me as the type. He'd be a piker compared to Hillary Clinton.

American Roulette

Those evil sexist and racist...Democrats?

Hacked email: Deploy the 'brown and women pundits'
But the MSM will ignore it to instead hit on that evil sexist and racist Trump. Hypocrites all.

Recently Read

Castaway Odyssey by Eric Flint and Rik Spoor

this fifth in their Boundary series and a direct sequel to their Castaway Planet. Here another group of crewmen/colonists work to survive the accident that set them adrift in space. Good story, characterizations, and solid science fiction of the the old school. I enjoyed it as much as the first. I hope there will be a third.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Why polls are bulls**t.

New Podesta Email Exposes Playbook For Rigging Polls Through "Oversamples"

Steve Dillon RIP

Steve Dillon, Comic Artist Who Helped Create ‘Preacher,’ Dies at 54
I read his collaborations with Garth Ennis including Preacher, Hellblazer, and The Punisher and enjoyed them. He was currently working on another Punisher series. Damn. Who the hell dies of a ruptured appendix in this day and age?

Husband assaults estranged wife and...

in Tennessee, a man breaks into the home of his estranged wife to do her harm and has harm done to him instead. She shot him. dead. You might also note that the protective order against him did damn little to protect her while the pistol worked quite well.

H/T to Uncle.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Just Saying...

Sunday, October 23, 2016

I Wish...

...but we're stuck with what we have.

For you Walking Dead fans...


Saturday, October 22, 2016

Stupid gathers in a herd.

Illinois State Rep. Plots to Solve Fewer Murders, Frustrate Cops, Injure Law-Abiding Gun Owners
She wants serial numbers on ammunition. OK. Where? AND she has the support of other Chicago politicians. Stupid runs in herds.

H/T to Bob.