Sunday, July 31, 2011

The picture pretty much sums it up for me.

Bob has some comments on MKS Supply's recent FUBAR. When customers brought up concerns over using RFID chips in their firearms for inventory control they couldn't see where this might be a problem once the firearms had been sold. Seems we're all tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy nuts. If I come up with the cash to buy another gun, it probably won't be one of theirs. My money. My choice.

Update: Apparently intended as humor. OK. My sense of humor sometimes falls flat and gets me in trouble too.

With love to both...

...A. C. Grayling and Randi Zuckerberg. You can both go pound sand.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

545 People

That's 435 members of the U. S. House, 100 senators, one president, nine Supreme Court justices. Anything involving government that is wrong is 100 percent their fault.
Charley Reese a columnist, now retired, from the Orlando Sentinel, wrote this in 1995. I can see how easy it would be to blame the 545 for all our problems except they are in office because we put them there: directly or indirectly. It's our fault because enough of us perfectly willing to let them keep running things so long as they keep paying 'em off. It's out fault because not enough of us are willing to correct the problem by voting the bastards out.


H/T to Firehand

Friday, July 29, 2011

If Dumbo was a dog...

Found in the local supermarket by my daughter, and the little bugger posed!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Open Mouth.

Insert foot.

That's funny.

H/T to Bob.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Cute Kid

"Poor Man's Assault Rifle."

If you can afford $881 for a Mini-14 you ain't poor. Then again I think I define such terms as poor, rich, fair, and common-sense rather differently than the typical left liberal twits just as I know I define the term "assault rifle" differently than do Josh Sugarman and the twits at the Violence Policy Center. Actually, I wish it were the "poor man's assault rifle". Then I'd be able to afford one.

H/T to John R.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A happy ending...

...of sorts. The motel clerk is uninjured. The robber and wanna be rapist is in the morgue. The motel clerk had a gun and used it. The world's a slightly better place because of it.

H/T to Uncle.

Monday, July 25, 2011

My Body Is A Cage cover - Peter Gabriel

I heard this on the John Carter trailer and was immediately taken by it. Definitly going on the iPod.

7/29/2011: And then there's the original by Arcade Fire. Decide for yourself which is best.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

John Carter of Mars

Not exactly as envisioned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, I think, but I've been waiting for a half-decent adaptation of his Barsoom novels since I picked my first one up at about the age of twelve. Can't wait.

H/T to Linoge.

Friday, July 22, 2011

This just keeps getting better and better.

Worse Than Gunwalker? State Dept. Allegedly Sold Guns to Zetas

Captain America: The First Avenger

I went to the midnight showing of Captain America: The First Avenger. I was pleasantly surprised. It true, at least in spirit, to the original comics and there was nothing that really pissed me off as a fan. I even got to see some of the Howling Commandos on screen for the first time. That would be "Dum Dum" Dugan, "Pinky" Pinkerton, and Gabriel Jones. I'm disappointed we didn't get to see SGT Fury but I understand it would have been kinda hard since he's a Colonel, played by Samuel Jackson, in the Marvel films placed in the modern era. Whatever. It's an entertaining film. Go see it.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Quote fo the Day

To those who still put their trust in the "political process:" We've been voting the bastards out of office since 1800, you know. When should we expect them to leave? - Joel, The Ultimate Answer to Kings
H/T to Tam.

Lately, the most I've been able to hope for is that the bastards stay bought when we send them to DC, and, not surprisingly, they disappoint me even in that.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Works for me

Details can be found here.

Monday, July 18, 2011


Marcus: "So what's the plan?"

Dylan: "No plan. Just bigger guns."

Dylan Dog: Dead of Night [2010]
Not a bad little monster movie.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011


The "let's make what is already illegal doubly so by calling it gun traffiking" bill. This inane piece of government fuckwittery is brought to you by Reps. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), and Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY}. The usual suspects: once you know that all is clear. In this case though, gun control is only a small part of the agenda which I believe includes giving cover to Obama, Holder and the bureaucrats in DoJ and the ATF reference Gunwalker. I doubt it stands a snowballs chance in the Congress so expect the Prez to implement it by executive order.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

I put off reading the Harry Potter books for a long time. My daughter had to do a little arm twisting to get to read the first, and then I got sucked in. Then there were the movies and I enjoyed them all. It's rare that Hollywood gets the adaptations this right. I went and saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2. It is a satisfying ending. Well done.

The calming influence of the...


H/T to Glenn.

Friday, July 15, 2011

President Obama and his Democrats...

...think we're stupid. Maybeso, but at least I can do basic math.

Something with which to...

...pass the time.

This site is certified 47% EVIL by the Gematriculator

H/T to Borepatch

It's kinda like extortion...


H/T to Theo.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

white house gun control initiative of 2011

Some White House/DOJ "source" leaked details of our glorious leader's gun control initiative.
• A national electronic system designed to make background checks for handgun buyers simpler and faster, leaving an electronic paper trail under a law named for James Brady, Ronald Reagan’s press secretary who was wounded in the 1981 assassination attempt on the president.
• A new reporting requirement that federally licensed gun shops report any person who tries to buy two long-arm weapons near the Mexican border over a five-day period.
• Tougher sentencing guidelines for straw buyers that Holder’s department pushed through procedural hoops at the U.S. Sentencing Commission earlier this year.
He going to bypass Congress and push these items administratively. It was supposed to be a discrete effort. So much for that idea. I'd almost think the leak was to test the waters, but they can't be so stupid as to not know all hell is coming down on them. Are the gun control lefties that important to his re-election campaign?

Commentary here by Linoge.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Intruder with machete shot by Wilkes homeowner

A Wilkes County homeowner shot and killed a man who forced his way into his house wielding a machete. The incident is still under investigation but it looks like a clear case of self defense to me. If the details in the news story are correct, it would seem this is the kind of incident the Castle Doctrine was intended for.


Obama says he cannot guarantee Social Security checks will go out on August 3
He's trying to scare Seniors into calling those EVIL Republicans to so they get scared and bend over for him on the debt ceiling. Standard Operating Procedure. What's also been SOP in the past is the Republicans bending over in abject fear. Here's hoping Seniors are smart enough to see Obama for the fear-mongering, class baiting trash he is, and that the Republicans grow the back bone they recently displayed a bit larger.

H/T to Bob.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Coming Soon To A Gun Store Near You

DOJ Decrees Multi-Rifle Reporting In The Southwest
...and if you think for a moment they won't extend this rule to areas other than the Southwest you're a fool. This is just a taste of what's to come.

H/T to John R.

A Gunwalker Cartoon

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Quote of the Day

There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters. -- Daniel Webster

Murder Suicide FAIL

Man shoots wife, kills self at Knightdale home
It just seems to me that if you're gonna do that murder suicide thing you should at least take the time to get the murder part right before you turn the gun on yourself. Just saying.

The wife, fortunately, survived with minor injuries.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011

Monster Hunter Alpha

The eARC is out and the paperback comes out next month. It's as good as anything else he's written which is awesome. Larry needs to sell books so he can write more. If you want more books by Larry Correia you have to buy this one and the good thing is it's money well spent. I've not been disappointed by anything he's written so far and don't expect to be in the future.

A Bedtime Story

One night, President Obama was tossing restlessly in his White House bed. He awakened to see George Washington standing by him. Barak asked him, "George, what's the best thing I can do to help the country?"

"Set an honest and honorable example, just as I did," Washington adviseed, then faded away.

The next night, Obama was astir again, and saw the ghost of Thomas Jefferson moving through the darkened bedroom. Obama called out, "Tom, please! What is the best thing I could do to help the country?"

"Respect the Constitution, like I did," Jefferson advised, and dimmed from sight.

Barak wasn't sleeping well the third night when he saw another figure moving in the shadows. It was Abraham Lincoln's ghost. "Abe, what is the best thing I can do right now, to help the country?" Obama pleaded.

Abe replied, "Go see a play."
I got through one of those forwarded to everybody emails.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Obama To Unveil Gun Control Reforms In Near Future

Just how near? Carney would only say "not far in the future." Another administration official said weeks would be an appropriate measurement.
If he goes ahead with this prior to the 2012 election he either living in a dream world or he knows he's toast in the 2012 election. Well, it's not like most of us actually buy Obama's bullshit in regard to gun control or the Second Amendment, but it would be nice to have it out in the open for the 2012 election.

H/T to David.

Update: Actually, the more I think on this the more pissed off I get, but it shouldn't really surprise any of us that Obama would ignore Congress and do what he damn well pleases anyway. He's already given us the example of Libya and ignoring the War Powers Act. Then there are his flock of czars to avoid Senate confirmations. All we can hope for is that once he commits political suicide by stepping firmly on that third rail he'll be a one term President and whoever replaces him will repair the damage and rescind his orders.

H/T to Theo

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Countdown: M-Day by Tom Kratman.

Just finished it. I don't want to ruin for anyone else, but it's a damn good read. I'm the kinda of guy who usually reads the ending then goes back and finishes the book. The ending is not so important to me as how I get there, but I understand I'm in a minority. This much I'll tell you. Venezuela invades Guyana and finds those "damned gringos" waiting. If you don't want to buy the ARC, the general release is August 30th.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

THAT'S the Jury I want.

Casey Anthony not guilty of murder.


I repeat, the system is set up to err on the side of letting the guilty free. It stinks, sometimes. The murderer gets away with it, sometimes.
And I repeat, THAT's the jury I want.

More of the same in 2012

By: James D. Hundall and Val Mayerick

Val Mayerick was one of the comic book artists whose work i sought out in the late 70's and throughout the 80s. He co-created Howard the Duck for Marvel and did good work in the horror and sword and sorcery titles. James D. Hundall wrote comics. I followed and enjoyed a few of his titles including Espers and Alpha Flight. Both dropped off the comic book map for other opportunities. Now they're are doing their thing over at Breibart's Big Journalism.

Monday, July 4, 2011

That about sums it up.

According to a Havard study, July 4th is a rightwing holiday.

Edward von Bear responds and wow!

H/T to Kevin.

Happy Independence Day

In Congress, July 4, 1776 the unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America

When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. — That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government. The history of the present king of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these States. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of representation in the legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved representative houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the legislative powers, incapable of annihilation, have returned to the people at large for their exercise; the state remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these states; for that purpose obstructing the laws for naturalization of foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new appropriations of lands.
He has obstructed the administration of justice by refusing his assent to laws for establishing judiciary powers.
He has made judges dependent on his will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, standing armies without the consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the military independent of and superior to the civil power. He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation:
For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock trial from punishment for any murders which they should commit on the inhabitants of these states:
For cutting off our trade with all parts of the world: For imposing taxes on us without our consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of trial by jury:
For transporting us beyond seas to be tried for pretended offences:
For abolishing the free system of English laws in a neighbouring province, establishing therein an arbitrary government, and enlarging its boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
For taking away our charters, abolishing our most valuable laws and altering fundamentally the forms of our governments:
For suspending our own legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated government here, by declaring us out of his protection and waging war against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large armies of foreign mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow citizens taken captive on the high seas to bear arms against their country, to become the executioners of their friends and brethren, or to fall themselves by their hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have we been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, enemies in war, in peace friends.
We, therefore, the representatives of the united States of America, in general congress, assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by authority of the good people of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these united Colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent states, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as free and independent states, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.

— John Hancock

New Hampshire:
Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton

John Hancock, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry

Rhode Island:
Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery

Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott

New York:
William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris

New Jersey:
Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark

Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross

Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean

Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton

George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton

North Carolina:
William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn

South Carolina:
Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton

Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton

Sunday, July 3, 2011

What goes around, comes around.

It is unfortunate that the legislature has gerrymandered the Congressional maps. - Larry Kissel [D-NC 8th District]
...and it was a shame when the Democrats did the same damn thing after the 2000 Census. This proposed redistricting will also put the seats of Mike McIntyre, Brad Miller, and Heath Shuler at risk. Miller would be no loss with his record on gun rights. Too bad they couldn't figure a way to rid us of David Price was well. In any event, since the Justice Department gets approval on the redistricting I'm sure Holder will find some way to throw a monkey wench into things.

H/T to Moe.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

I took the kids to see...

...Kung Fu Panda 2. I highly recommend it. My youngest insisted and boy was she right. Usually it me that badgers her to go to a movie that she ends up liking [How to Train Your Dragon] despite herself.

I snuck out the other night and watched Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon. Against my better judgement I shelled out three bucks extra to see the 3D version and wow. Best of the three.

Analysis on HB 650 by GRNC...

...can be found here at No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money. They also name names and give us a list of legislators to send home in the next election cycle.

Friday, July 1, 2011


I don't masterprank. - House
Never really bothered with the show before. I may have to give it a shot. Shouldn't be a problem. They show it on USA almost as much as NCIS.