Wednesday, September 30, 2015

They are getting paid.

It's called a scholarship.
Appeals court rules that ban on pay for college athletes is illegal

This could be interesting...

...if only to see how badly Hollywood can screw up Heinlein again.
Heinlein's "Moon" To Be Adapted For TV
It's The Man Who Sold the Moon not The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. Then again, the Spierig Brothers got it right with their adaptation of " '—All You Zombies—' ", but then, they aren't Hollywood.

Call Governor Pat McCrory and demand he veto HB373

URGENT ISSUE: HB 373 will lead to corruption in North Carolina. It is the Worst Bill of the Decade.
Call the Governor's office at (919) 234-5522 and tell him to veto this blatant power grab by Establishment Republicans in the NC House and Senate. Call now.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Sunday, September 27, 2015

What zero tolerance gets you.

High school teen who defended a blind classmate who was being beaten by a bully is SUSPENDED and kicked off football team
The lesson to our children being to not get involved and wait for the authorities to intervene. But what happens while they wait for the authorities? A blind kid continues to get the crap beat out of him.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Boehner Resigns

House Speaker John Boehner to resign at end of October
Yeah, but don't count on a conservative taking his place. It'll be another establishment dude with loyalty to the party and big money over their constituency. Hope I'm wrong. Won't be.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Strange Bedfellows

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Trump on the Second Amendment

Not bad but I want to know what the red line is on mental health records. Mine is an involuntary commitment approved by a judge. My major problem with Trump is I don't trust him and his talk is cheap.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

A Win...

We conclude that the policy favoring the right of self-defense is a public policy of sufficient clarity and weight to qualify as an exception to the at-will employment doctrine.
So as I read it a Wal-Mart employee exercised h is right to self-defense while on Wal-Mart clock and they canned him for a policy violation. The Utah court says his right to self-defense trumps their right to employee whom they chose. I choose to see this as a good thing.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Win some...

Federal court strikes down some D.C. gun laws as unconstitutional

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled 2-1 that the city cannot ban gun owners from registering more than one pistol per month or require owners to re-register a gun every three years. The court also invalidated requirements that owners make a personal appearance to register a gun and pass a test about firearms laws.

But the court upheld other parts of the law, such as requiring that so-called long guns -- including rifles and shotguns -- be registered along with handguns. The ruling also allows gun owners to be fingerprinted and photographed, pay certain fees and complete a firearms safety training course.

Kinda qualifies as a mixed blessing, but the lower courts seem to be against us lately and the Supremes don't to hear any gun cases. It may be the best we can hope for from the courts. So, we have to keep the pressure up on our Congresscritters to keep doing the right thing or make 'em pay.

Worth Sharing.

Raylan's Law: "If you run into an a**hole in the morning, you ran into an a**hole. If you run into a**holes all day, you're the a**hole."
H/T to Tam.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Recently Read

Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century, Vol. 2- The Man Who Learned Better, 1948-1988 by William H. Patterson.

Couldn't put it down.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

A politician playing politics?

No surprise there. It's all about getting reelected. Integrity and honesty are secondary to some politicos...well most.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Dana Loesch: "Moms Like Me"

'cuz if Shannon Watts has to try to kill it with a lie, it mus be good.

It's what she does.

Lie, but then she a public relations flack and that's what they're paid to do. That's what Bloomberg pays her to do.
Shannon Watts Lies About New NRA Video

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Just because...

's true.


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Recently Read...

Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century: Volume 1: Learning Curve 1907-1948 by William H. Patterson Jr.

I've been reading it off and on since it was published. That has nothing to do with the quality of the work. This is good. We get the unvarnished Heinlein. It's an enjoyable read.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Police Fire 84 Shots At Man And Miss 83 Times

That title kinda speaks for itself.

This from Mike Vanderboegh just because of the belly laugh.

Dead-eye Dicks. It's a good thing that "Black Lives Matter," otherwise they might have hit him.

Two "young gentlemen"* break into a house in Missouri...

...only to find an armed eleven year old and his four year old sister. The brother defends his sister by shooting one of the "young gentlemen"* in the head. The other flees. It ends with one sixteen year old dead and his friend on the run. The brother and his sister are fine. Oh, and the police's concern?
Fox2Now reported that police want to know why the children were home alone and why the 11-year-old had access to a gun. Police believe the mother bought the gun after prior break-in attempts.
Maybe their question should be what would have happened if the eleven-year old hadn't had access to the gun.


Monday, September 7, 2015

Recently Read...

Ghost of Time by Steve White

I know White mostly from his collaborations with David Weber and assorted other authors. Can't say I've ever really gotten into his solo novels. I've tried but rarely finish them. That being said, I really liked this novel, and will probably give his older titles another chance.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

San Andreas [2015]

My description of the plot is "have you ever had one of those days?" The special effects are as impressive as hell. The plot serves the special effects. The actors do the best they can with what they are given and in this case I'm OK with that. It's damn hard to compete with the effects here. Watch it. You will enjoy the ride.

Recently Read...

Issues of the Grantville Gazette. I started with issue #49 and have gotten to #54. I've read the stand alone stories and serials that started around #49. I'll go back and read the others later. If you like Eric Flint's 1632 universe, this is for you. Good stuff.