Saturday, December 31, 2011

Another business...

...to which I don't have to give my custom.

A clerk at Circle K successfully defended his life against a robber armed with a pistol and was fired. He apparently was expected to stand there and take a bullet when one robber told her partner to shoot him. That's screwed up by any definition.

H/T to David.

Neat

Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS from Michael K├Ânig on Vimeo.

H/T to Radley.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Lies, Damn Lies, and Eric Holder

Attorney General Eric Holder blames the increase in officer line of duty deaths to "illegal" guns. The 173 number that Holder touts is all line of duty deaths from heart attack to the car slipped out of gear and ran over the officer standing in front of said car to some bastard shot 'em. Sixty-three of the deaths were from the non-accidental discharge of a firearm. That's four more than in 2010 when at least one of the bastards doing the shooting got the gun from one of Holder's employees. As sorry as I am for the death of any police officer, that's a not even a statistical blip. This Holder blood dance smells of of an anti-gun agenda and bullshit...lots of bullshit.

H/T to Tam.

More here.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Adventures of Tintin.

The Adventures of Tintin. It's a hell of a ride. I highly recommend it.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

All the news that fit to spin...

The NYT has taken a swipe at North Carolina CCW holders. Apparently, 2400 out of 240.000 CCW holders here have committed crimes of one sort or another. Here's Sean's rundown on the numbers.
· More than 2,400 permit holders were convicted of felonies or misdemeanors, excluding traffic-related crimes.

· More than 200 were convicted of felonies, including at least 10 who committed murder or manslaughter.

· More than 200 permit holders were also convicted of gun- or weapon-related felonies or misdemeanors, including roughly 60 who committed weapon-related assaults.

· Nearly 900 permit holders were convicted of drunken driving
You be the judge of whether to be concerned that 1% of permit holders committed crimes AFTER obtaining their permits. I'm not. The important number is the 237,600 or 99% who haven't committed any crimes. This story is the NYT pushing Mayor Bloomberg's anti-gun agenda and nothing more. They deserve as much attention as he does: none at all.

Returns













H/T to Theo.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Nepotism

nep·o·tism  [nep-uh-tiz-uh-m]

noun

patronage bestowed or favoritism shown on the basis of familyrelationship, as in business and politics: Schumer bro-in-law judge nod stuns NJ.

Clerk's Punch Stops Robbery



My preference would have been a gun but, it'll do.

Source: NBC17

What I wanna see is the next frame...











H/T to Theo.

Happy Birthday

John Severin is 90 years old today. At 90 he is still producing work that puts art by the current crop to shame.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

The TSA confiscates...

...a cupcake. Actually the TSA at one airport confiscated it after the TSA at another let it through. Seems the "frosting" might have been explosive. Maybe the TSA agent was hungry.

So in recognition of the quality of work the TSA does...




H/T to Tam.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sixty-seven years ago today...

"Nuts"

The man had a way with words.


Eduarto Barreto RIP

I just found out Eduarto Barreto died December 15th. I don't remember the first comic I saw his art in, but I  knew when I saw his name I could count on clean simple pencils and layouts that told a story well.  I  always enjoyed his art and his passing is a damned shame.

Movies

I've been going to movies a bit more than usual this season which apparently makes me unusual since I   understand revenues are down this holiday season. I've seen...

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. I liked Downey's first foray into the world of Sherlock Holmes.  Holmes in drag and the "urban" camouflage was too silly. I did like the broom-handled Mauser.

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Easily the best of the four. Good action and amazing stunts. Fast,tense plot. As a rule I go to movies despite the fact Tom Cruise is in it. I don't like him except in this I did.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I liked the Swedish version. I liked Noomi Rapace. This version doesn't do anything the original didn't we just get it with a Hollywood director and Hollywood actors. If you haven't seen the original you might give it a shot.

Now I'm gonna try to get to Tintin and a year from now there's this...




Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Czars

Over at Day By Day.

This makes a hell of a lawn decoration.















H/T to Theo

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Some people are too stupid to breath...

...without a fracking coach. The school administrator's here easily fall into that category.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Two hundred and thirty-eight years ago today...

...some guys in Boston had a Tea Party.

Looks like the Force...

...wasn't with him, and yes. I had to go there.

H/T to Radley.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Joe Simon RIP

Joe Simon created Captain America with Jack Kirby. They also produced Sandman, Newsboy Legion, Boy Commnados, Manhunter and a number of other titles. Simon can also take the blame for Prez. He wrote it.

Two hundred and twenty years ago today...

...the Bill of Rights became law.

Today, Congress is pissing on it once again because neither your nor I have any rights they're bound to respect.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

I'm reading...

...Soft Target by Stephen Hunter. I'm only a few hundred pages into it but at the moment it's reading like an alternate history where the Prez when into law enforcement instead of community organizing with the expected results.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

Happy Birthday...

...Fred Kida. Kida worked on Airboy, Crime Does Not Pay, and various titles for Atlas and Marvel. He's 91 today. Below are some samples of his work.


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Fly-Over Country

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Jerry Robinson RIP

The creator of Batman's arch-nemesis, the Joker, dead at 89.

Amazing



Olympic Sport? Oh yeah. Men's division? I'll pass.

H/T to Kevin.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

The vote for Caitlin Halligan for...

...a seat on the Court of Appeals is tomorrow. Harry Reid is pushing the vote. Halligan is no friend of the Second Amendment regardless of the bullshit she and her supporters are pushing. Time is short. Let your Senators know you want them to vote no. Do it now here. Both the NRA and GOA oppose Halligan. How often do they agree. If anything that's a clear sign this nomination needs to die. John has more detail at No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

And so it begins...

Stage One. Hopefully we'll finish up tomorrow.

Find wall. Apply head.

Yesterday, I took my son to Cary's Winterfest so he could dance with the Little River Cloggers then home to yard work. We piled the leaves in the ditch to burn. I went to the store and the estranged wife put too much gas on the leaves and lit it. The "whoosh" threw debris ten feet into the air and trash into her eye. I return and she goes to the pharmacy to get eye wash. She also gets ear drops and mistakenly flushes her eye with the ear drops. I spent the rest of the evening at the Emergency Room with the estranged wife. As of now her eye hurts but no permanent damage.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Idiots!

What passes for thinking among the Norfolk International Airport TSA.
Teen stopped by TSA for gun-themed purse
I won't pass judgement on the organization as a whole in this matter, because the young lady was allowed to board with it by the TSA at Jacksonville International Airport. It's a fracking PURSE you twits.

Via PoliceOne.com

"My work here is done."















H/T to Theo.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Too Damn Bad He Didn't...

A Fayetteville woman who was being sexually assaulted late Wednesday wrestled a gun from her attacker and shot him in the leg, police said.
The woman actually shot the man in the leg and herself in the hand in the struggle for the gun. This was after he raped her. She then made a run for it, and the man tried to shoot her and missed. The police found him at his home with a leg wound. He has been charged with first degree rape. All I can think is it was too damn bad he didn't bleed out before the police found him.

Late to the show

Recently started watching the first series of the BBC's Luther on DVD and I'm damned lucky there are only six episodes a series. I'm sure that cop shows in BBCland bear about as much resemblance to reality as they do here in Hollywoodland, BUT it's pretty interesting stuff and good drama plus there's a nice bluesy title theme by Massive Attack.

A Rant on OWS [NSFW]

Did I say it's not safe for work?



Via Big Hollywood.