Saturday, November 30, 2013

The 'to read' pile is a bit shorter.

To Sail a Darkling Sea - John Ringo
Castigo Cay - Matthew Bracken
The Emperor's Soul - Brandon Sanderson
North Reich - Robert Conroy

Darkling is a Ringo zombie novel. What more need be said. Read it. Conroy's North Reich is OK. It is not his best, but it an OK read. Sanderson's The Emperor's Soul is a quick read and at the usual level of skill you'd expect of him. I've not read many of his novels. I'll need to correct that. I read Bracken's Enemies Foreign and Domestic several years ago. It was a first novel and as much as I enjoyed it, there were a few things that bugged me. I've haven't read the sequels yet and so can't comment on them. Castigo Cay shows how far he's come as a novelist and that's damn bloody far. I really liked it and look forward to any sequels.

A bit late...

...but I'm thankful for this little bit.

Now if I could get her mom and the semi-ex talking to one another maybe I'd actually get to see her once in a while.

Executing the Law

Source: Reason

Friday, November 29, 2013


My car cut off on a back road the other night. Needle said I had gas and I was worried something had gone south. Even so my first assumption is I've run out of gas. There I was on the side of the road. A young lady stopped to help and went to get me gas. I gave her my gas can and five dollars. When she returned and the gas was in the car it still wouldn't start. She went and got me another can of gas and I gave her another five dollars. When she returned she told me she had a cousin with a tow truck she could call. Thankfully, the car started. I thanked her and as I was pulling away she dropped the ten dollars I'd given her into my car. She was gone before I could do anything but thank her. Her name is Jan. She is an angel.

Its the message

The NFL has refused to air this ad from Daniel Defense. The NFL has adopted an anti-Second Amendment stance. Once you look at the ad its fairly clear why they refused it. The ad sends a clear message that the safety of your family is an individual responsibility and implies that a firearm is the best tool to that end. The NFL has no intention of helping spread that message.

If you are a gun owner and a football fan you might want give that some consideration and find something else to do on Superbowl Sunday.

That's what they do

Lie, that is.
Strange and deceitful new anti-gun tactic

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Five years ago today...

...I started blogging. For some reason it seems much longer.

Happy Thanksgiving...

...and by the way what the hell are you doing here. Go be with family. That's what this day is really about. Take advantage while you have them.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

What could possibly go wrong?

Proposal Bans Snacking, Smoking Behind the Wheel
Hey! Ya know what's a distraction is cars? Passengers. Having a conversation. That's a distraction. Maybe New Jersey should ban passengers. FMTT. The nanny state rules, and no, I've little hope wiser heads will rule the day. It's fucking New Jersey. Have you read their gun laws?

And if that's not bad enough...

The bill advanced by a 12-0 vote Monday in the Assembly's transportation committee. It does not spell out which activities would and would not be considered distracted driving, instead leaving that determination up to police.
What could possibly go wrong?

Its not like they're Muslims...

Obama administration snubs Vatican with embassy downgrade

There are times I wonder just what the NRA is thinking.

Is NRA throwing printed guns under the bus?
In the past the NRA has stepped aside because there were no guns the law applied to. Even with the advent of 3D printed guns that's really still the case. If not fore the fact that certain legislatures are using this as an opportunity to also ban the manufacture of magazines and gun parts I could almost shrug my shoulders...almost. That alone should get the NRA off it's ass on this one. Then the there is the fact that's gun control an the usual suspects are all involved. The opposition should be there just on general principles. We should give them nothing...ever. I guess they don't want to burn political capital, or there's this.
There is, however, something the NRA could do to make the "shill for the gun industry" accusation even more obviously false. By aggressively lobbying against U.S. Representative Steve Israel's (D-NY) H.R. 1474 [and now Sen. Bill Nelson's (D-FL) S. 1149 and S. 1774]. which would outlaw the practice of using 3-D printers to produce ammunition magazines and other gun parts, the NRA would demonstrate that its top priority is indeed the protection of Americans' gun rights--even the right to produce guns in one's home, with no profit potential for the gun industry.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Colion Noir: Gun Safety

That's what they do.

So Moms Demand Action lied about Staples.

Keep asking, but I suspect...

... you're gonna be disappointed if you expect it from this Administration. .
My Obamacare Cancellation

Which is how I found myself applauding Mike Kreidler and seething at a President I helped elect. Out here in the Land of the Brand of You, we don’t want cheap twelve-month extensions. We’re willing to suck it up and pay our fair share for health insurance. We want the exchanges to work. We’re not demanding a last-minute reprieve that threatens the stability of the entire system. What we’re asking for is clarity and competence.


Sunday, November 24, 2013

Bill Whittle: The Hammer of Reality

"...goat rodeo of failure and mendacity..."

I'd say that sums it up.

Bill Whittle: Mr. Virtual President - Healthcare

John Boehner! Mitch McConnell. Are y'all listening? Probably not.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Its that time again.

Closing on eight months.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Just because...

Source: Hell, I don't remember. Sorry.

Like us, only better...not.

Older Hill aides shocked by Obamacare prices
I'm sure Obama will fix this with a waiver or something, but then again how many loyal followers has he thrown under the bus? Must be a shock to find out you're no different than the rest of us.

The Buck...

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Like I needed one.

That would be another reason to vote against Kay Hagen come 2014.
Senate Votes For Nuclear Option
Yeah, I know the Republicans talked about it when they were in the majority but they never did it.

Now this is interesting.

Zimmerman girlfriend shopping interview for money prior to 911 call

George Zimmerman’s girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, who called 911 accusing Zimmerman of pointing a gun at her, has been shopping around for a national media interview for weeks, but none of the national media would pay her the money she was seeking.

If that doesn't offer a reasonable doubt as to the young "lady's" motives, nothing will.

"You pass this? Somebody's going to die."

Oh my God, they'll be blood in the streets.

Probably not. At least not any that isn't already there.

Ohio lawmakers advance broad 'stand your ground' bill

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

More buyer's remorse

My Obamacare Cancellation
You get what you vote for twit.

An interview with Judge Clarence Thomas

Monday, November 18, 2013

Now that's...

...funny. A criminal mastermind, he is.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Bill Whittle: Silent Saturday

Obama's [adopted] hometown paper...

...has rejected the White Houses "fix" of Obamacare and wants a redo. Mr. President, if you can't get support from the gang in Chicago you are well and truly fucked. Feels good doesn't it?

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Well, why not... it, that is.

Apparently, done in one take with no FX. I'm impressed. .

Friday, November 15, 2013

More bullshit from the Holder Clan.

Holder takes aim at 3-D guns, calls for renewal of metal detection law
Eric Holder is calling for the renewal of a Federal ban on plastic guns that has never been more than one more of the prohibitionist's bullshit boogeymen. I don't see the advent of plastic guns from a 3D printer making that big a difference on the matter. Printers are still expensive enough to be out of the reach of most people and have an unsettling tendency to blow up when fired. The law is still bullshit, and the fact that its bullshit from the mouth of Eric Holder is enough for me to be agin it. Hey, I've got an idea. If Holder wants to demonstrate to all of us unwashed rednecks that a 3D printed gun is a problem let him shoot one and none of this firing it while it is in a clamp fixed to a bench. Hold the gun Eric. Prove to me plastic guns are a viable threat. Go ahead. I dare ya.

My, those prohibitionists are violent.

Gun Control Supporter Caught On Video Threatening To ‘Kill’ Colorado Recall Activists…With a Gun
They also playing the usual games by using robocalls to vilify the guys trying to get signatures for the recall petition.

Lies and dirty tricks; its all they have.

So much for rule of law

The Constitutionality of the ObamaCare “Fix”
Apparently, the Prez can change Obamacare on a whim for his own political convenience with a wave of his wand. If he gets away with it here what's to keep him from doing the same with other legislation?

He is also essentially ordering insurance companies to ignore the law. With Obama's track record regarding truthfulness and his "if you like your policy you can keep your policy" lies, I'm not sure I'd trust him down the road not to sic Eric Holder on those evil insurance companies for violating "the law'.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


What Mass Killers Want—And How to Stop Them
A review of the article here.

Both are dead on, but expecting the Media to do the right thing is unlikely. Ratings trump responsibility.

Tomb of Terror #13

Cover art by Lee Elias.

Why the hell do ya want to fix...

...the gift that keeps on givin'.

Establishment Republicans: the stupid half of the stupid party.

H/T to Borepatch.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

...and in Massachusetts a local politician...

...wants to give police the power to enter private homes to inspect whether firearms are properly stored. In Selectman Barry Greenfield's little utopia there's no need to worry about little things like probable cause or search warrants. Somehow I don't see that going over so well even in the People's Republic, but who am I? All I know about Massachusetts, I learned from the escapees.

Happy Veterans Day

Thank you.

Source here.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Oh, what the hell. Sue 'em.

Gonzaga Students Facing Expulsion for Legally Possessing Guns in Private University-Owned Apartments
Two students at Gonzaga University are facing expulsion for scaring off a panhandler who claimed to be and was a convicted felon by flashing a handgun. The questions here are whether the university gets to enforce policy in off campus student residences and also how clearly the policy was written. These questions need answers. I suggest the young men get a lawyer and seek answers in civil court.

What happens when you mix a drunk with a rifle?

Nothing good.
Maine hunter accidentally shoots part of his face off showing rifle to friends

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Yeah, the 2014 and 2016 elections are going to be one big...

...Charlie Foxtrot for all involved.

Maybe something worthwhile will arise from the ashes...yeah I know. Snowball and Hell.

Friday, November 8, 2013

A Bit of Sanity in the People's Republic of Cali

California Court of Appeals Confirms Ruling Striking Down Ammunition Sales Restrictions
...unconstitutionally vague and cannot be enforced.

A win for the good guys.

Democracy in Action

No checks. No balances. No Constitution. Ya know, where the majority can fuck over the minority at will.

World's First 3D Printed Metal Gun

A 1911 no less, and they fired 50 rounds out of it.

The manufacturer, Solid Concepts, has an FFL and the frame a serial number. I'm not even close to an expert on firearms regulations but I doubt the ATF will be bothered. Those anti-gun halfwits in Congress are another matter. Probably crapping their pants about now.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

On the subject of tar and feathers.

...and then the hospital sent him the bill.

Cops Subject Man To Rectal Searches, Enemas And A Colonoscopy In Futile Effort To Find Drugs They Swear He Was Hiding
Tar. Feathers.

H/T to Glenn.

Lessons from Virginia

Bloomberg Successfully Buys the Virginia Governorship
Except for the fact that all Bloomberg's millions would have been for naught if the so-called libertarian candidate, funded by one of Obama's campaign bundlers, hadn't pulled about 8% from Cuccinelli. The Democrats didn't buy the election as much as steal it through fraud. and the usual lies.

Also, more than token support from establishment Republicans might have helped a bit too.

So the lesson learned? Establishment Republicans and Democrats will do whatever they need to maintain power and fuck us fiscal and small government conservatives. Which leads me to this. The next time I'm told I have to support the an establishment Republican candidate because all of us on the right have to work together, well, I have four words for them.

Cuccinelli. Virginia. Fuck. Off.

Let's see them carry an election without us.

[UPDATE] From the mouth of the beast.

Why Terry McAuliffe barely won

Local Races

Bloomberg's MAIG Mayor, Jackie Holcombe, was tossed out on her ass in yesterday's Morrisville Mayoral election. she been a vocal proponent for gun control. that's a win for the good guys.

Unfortunately, another MAIG Mayor, Bill Bell of Durham, was reelected.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Colion Noir: Gun Control in a Vacuum

Guns & Ammo

I've never subscribed to the magazine. Occasionally, I've picked it up off the rack. So not buying it because the editor, Dick Metcalf, published his opinion that "a well regulated militia" means there are no limits on what requirements a government can place on gun ownership means little. Those of you who do subscribe or buy the magazine regularly are another matter. Do what you think best.

What did they expect was going to happen?

Hunters Shoot Animal Rights Drone Out of the Sky
The animal rights twits ruined their hunt so they ruined their drone. Fair trade. Expect more of same.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Zero Tolerance: It's for the children

The gun grab: How ‘zero tolerance’ school policies ignore common sense

Zero tolerance policies ignore the simple fact that kids often behave childishly. These policies strip away all context and intent, essentially treating the kids involved in the aforementioned incidents as actual criminals. And they’re not.

Zero tolerance policies are about liability and potential law suits and have not one damn thing to do with protecting the children.

Saturday, November 2, 2013


As opposed the the Democrats and Establishment Republicans who see us as sheep, agree we need to be sheared, but can't agree on what to do with the wool that won't fit in their pockets.

Illustrated Guide to Gun Control


Friday, November 1, 2013

Warning shots are a bad idea.

In Florida, a convicted sex offender, he prefers children, wearing a Jason mask decided to break into a neighborhood house occupied by a mother and her three children. The mother fired three shots into the ground and frightened him off. The police later picked him up and charged him with, among other things, burglary. Damn shame she didn't aim higher.

Yeah, but there have been a lot of Presidents...

... that have had a problem with that one.

Enlighten me please.

ZOMG! Gun Owners are Racist! And there is a study to prove it!

The Smear Campaign Against American Gun Owners Continues

Maybe I'm a bit slow, but please tell me how a study can determine I'm a racist by using only "voter data". If I vote for a Republican I'm a racist?

Bypassing the Constitution

Ted Cruz criticizes DOJ for arguing international treaty can trump the Constitution
The matter in question involved a woman charged by the DOJ with violating the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act when she used toxic chemicals to harass a woman who had an affair with her husband. Who is to say whether Holder's DOJ won't do the same with the U. N. Small Arms Treaty to bypass the Second Amendment?

Via Bearing Arms.