Thursday, May 31, 2012

Second Chance on Shoot First...

...is an organization intent on using the Trayvon Martin incident to get Castle Doctrine laws repealed nationwide. They are involved in the attempt in North Carolina, HB1192. They are funded by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and that should tell you all you need to know about the organization.

H/T to John.

Our only hope...

...'cause it sure the hell ain't gonna happen if we wait for government to do it.

The current mayor and...

...his nanny state attitude/politics are the biggest reason to avoid New York City. It's a shame. It's a neat place to visit.
Nanny-State Nightmare: King Bloomberg Seeks to Ban Sweetened Drinks Larger Than 16 Ounces
Mikey, if obesity is such a problem, do something about your fat head.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

China has ther gall to condemn the United States...

...for human rights violations because of our gun ownership.

China

Human Rights violations?

Heh.

Pot meet kettle.

Oh yeah, f%$k 'em.

Several of the usual suspects...

...in the North Carolina Legislature have introduced HB1192. It's a clear attack on the Castle Doctrine with the intent to reverse many of the hard won gains made in 2011. John Richardson has details here. Unless there is a major change in the make-up of the Legislature its got a snowballs chance in hell of passage. Its just political posturing, but it goes to intent. They won't ever give up, and we can't ever relax.

That's just so cool.

Marvel creates superhero for boy with hearing aid

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Astonishing #39

I'm not really into Golden and Silver age comics, but every once in a while I come across a particular piece of art I really like. Yesterday I was visiting my friend, one of the co-owners of Books Do Furnish a Room, when a customer brought in his recent eBay acquisitions. One was Astonishing #39. The wonderful cover art was by, Carl Burgos, the creator of the original Human Torch. Astonishing was published by Atlas Comics the forerunner of Marvel.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

Space station captures SpaceX Dragon capsule

Free Enterprise in space? I frickin' hope so.

H/T to Patrick.

CCRKBA On HB 489

CCRKBA ALERT: N. CAROLINA LAWMAKERS TRYING TO NEGATE BATEMAN RULING

CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb said the new proposal suggests that North Carolina lawmakers responsible for this bill “either simply don’t get it or they are determined to undermine a constitutionally-protected civil right no matter what a judge says.”

Aren't some of these guys up for re-election in November? Call your representatives, NOW.

H/T to John.

Ditto

An Irritating Injustice...
H/T to Borepatch.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Store owner kills robbery suspects

In Gates County, North Carolina two armed subjects entered a store and attempted to rob the owner. While they were kicking and beating the 60 year old man he was able to grab a gun and shoot the two robbers. Both robbers fled but collapsed and died outside the store.

H/T to John.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The things my son...

...sends me. He's got my sense of humor.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Truth...

...over at Borepatch's place.

Never, never, ever again.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Legislative Shenanigans in North Carolina: HB 489

Somebody on the NC State Senate Judiciary I Committee has proposed a substitute for the original bill which would effectively negate the Second Amendment win in Bateman v. Perdue. The details are here. Start sending emails and making phone calls guys.

H/T to John R.

Battleship

Just turn off the "but" circuit and enjoy the movie.

Yup
















3 #Occupy Activists Hit With Terrorism Charges at NATO Protests
Bridge bomb plot: Suspects repeatedly tried texting detonation code to blow up Cleveland area bridge

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Lions and tigers but no bears

Carolina Tiger Rescuelocated in Pittsboro North Carolina, is where my two youngest spent a portion of Friday on a field trip. A grand time was had by all and both highly recommend it.

Don't you guys have more important...

...things to do like walk guns into Mexico or something?
Feds threaten to disrupt summer concerts

H/T to Anthony.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Gander Mountain is a business whose....

...owners are entitled to do as they please with their business. I on the other hand am a free individual and can give my custom to whom I please. Bad Gander Mountain. No money from me.

H/T to Sebastian.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sweeter Than Wine by L. Neil Smith

In 1944 an American Lieutenant gets trapped in a basement when the Germans counterattack. He's not alone. He and the beautiful Romanian pilot fool around while they wait for the Allies to take the village back. He catches an STD. Suddenly he is allergic to garlic, silver, and sunlight. Eighty some years later he still looks twenty-four years old and is living in Colorado working as a PI. He hasn't seen his lady love since they got separated in 1944. Then she shows up and the adventure begins.

L. Neil Smith has written a fun novel here. He avoids his recent problem of being too preachy, but still manages to push his libertarian ideals. There's lots of guns as expected. It a good book and I highly recommend it. It doesn’t appear to be available in paper but you can find the ebook here.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Cowardice

What two consenting adults do together is there own damn business and if two guys or gals want to put themselves through the Hell I've been through twice now more power to them.

Now that I've got that out of the way I keep hearing and reading how much courage President Obama deminstrated by coming out in support of gay marriage. If that's so then the last three years where he voiced opposition for whatever reason [political expediency, cough, cough] would be best described as cowardice wouldn't it? Is that the guy we really need in the White House? Oh yeah and his opinion was evolving my ass.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Heh

And that sums up this November in a nutshell.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

I'm thankful every day my mother is still with me. I realize that every additional day I have her is a gift. She's 90 years old. I think she is around 18 in this picture. Here's praying for many many more Mother's Day celebrations with my mom.

A Historic List of Firsts

President Barack Obama's Complete List of Historic Firsts

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Sixty-six years ago today...

...L. Neil Smith was born. I also just happened to notice and purchase his latest novel, Sweeter Than Wine.

Friday, May 11, 2012

In no way is this intended...

...to condone or make fun of the police officer's shooting of someone's pet German Shepard because it frightened the officer, but it TOOK HIM FIVE OR SIX SHOTS. That's f$%king negligent. If they don't take his gun for wrongfully killing the dog, they need to take it and assign him to remedial firearms training because he can't shoot for shit.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Yeap

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Just saying...

I always believed that the best we can expect from any politician is that when he's bought, he stays bought. Among my problems with the current Red and Blue crop is that I don't trust them to stay bought.

Update on the Trayvon Martin Amendment

The Democrats have withdrawn it. The alleged reason is procedural. It was improperly submitted. I think it had more to do with snowballs and Hell. Obama's ratings and the upcoming elections shouldn't be discounted either. I can imagine someone at Obama's campaign headquarters yelling, "Gun control! Before an Election? Are you out of your f$%king minds?" I know my answer.

Good

Federal appeals court bans enforcement of Illinois eavesdropping law

Korean War Vet shoots home invader

In Pennsylvania an 87 year old Korean War Vet was awakened by an intruder. He took a handgun from the drawer, yelled a warning, and fired. The intruder was wounded and fled. He was later picked up by police armed with a screw driver and a stun gun.

The intruder must be one of those people who according to some House Democrats are endangered by "stand your ground" self-defense laws.

House to vote on Trayvon amendment

This would penalize States that have "Stand Your Ground" laws by withholding grant money. According to its authors...
Shoot-first' laws have already cost too many lives. In Florida alone, deaths due to self-defense have tripled since the law was enacted. Federal money shouldn't be spent supporting states with laws that endanger their own people
If the deaths were from self-defense then the people endangered are the ones that need to be. This is only anti-gun Democrats using Martin's death to push their agenda. Call your Representatives and let's see if we can squash this thing.

Deer too

As the estranged wife said, "You didn't hit the deer. IT hit you." And the furry bastard kept on running but he left fur behind so I have evidence. This time the weapon of choice was an Impala.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Details

H/T to Theo.

Monday, May 7, 2012

The Avengers

Oh, wow!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

With friends like these...

NSSF Supports Virginia Call to Add Mental Health Record to NICS System
So who is going to decide what constitutes a prohibiting mental health record. Are you barred if you've ever felt the need to talk to a mental health professional or had a prescription for an anti-depressant? That would bar me and I'm sure a number of other gun owners. Now what kind of hoops will these bastards make us jump through to regain our Second Amendment rights? Having made use of mental health resources shouldn't bar you from buying a gun, and if the NSSF thinks it should well they are no friend of mine.

H/T to David.

Stand your ground...

...and go to jail for 20 years. I thought Castle Doctrine/Stand Your Ground laws were intended to stop this kind of thing?

H/T to Radley.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Who to vote against.

Borepatch offers us the argument against Romney and for Obama. I see his point but can't bring myself to vote for either. A lot can happen between now and November but I think I'm gonna have to go third party. I'm done with voting for the lesser of evils and it's not wasting my vote if I vote my conscience.

Ain't that the truth...

Bill Whittle

Man Bites Dog

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

I broke my glasses...

...and this blogging thing is a bit much without them. Hopefully I'll be back at it tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

*Wingnuts in Durham

The local May Day event. If they had fifty people total I'd be surprised.

*Communists, Anarchists, and other...add the ist of your choice.

I still want this Zippo.

I've posted on this before but this is the perfect day for a repost.