Thursday, December 31, 2015

If you kill someone unintentionally out of negligence...

...is it an accident?
Chicago Police: Woman accidentally killed by officer fire
The officer opened up on a target without even the slightest regard for who might be behind the target. The officer intentionally pulled the trigger. The death might have been unintentional but it was no accident. Now I'll be interested to see what action the Chicago Police Department takes against their officer. I'd bet none.

I guess he needs more training.

Police: Man training to be officer accidentally shoots wife

Recently Read

Fix by J. A. Konrath, Ann Voss Peterson, and F. Paul Wilson

It's a Repairman Jack/Codename: Chandler Thriller. Never read anything by Peterson or Konrath before. I guess that's gonna change. It's a short novel and takes place prior to the events in The Tomb. No supernatural elements at all which I like. I read it in one sitting. It's only 140 pages long. If you need a Repairman Jack fix, this'll do fine. I haven't enjoyed a Repairman Jack story this much since about the middle of the series. I'd honestly like to see more collaborations by these guys, and if it's more Repairman Jack all the better. Highly Recommended.

Recently Read

Tick of the Clock by Travis Clemmons and Michael Z. Williamson

I was sifting through Amazon and came across this gem. I've never heard of Travis Clemmons but I read about any fiction Williamson writes. I hadn't heard of or seen this one. So I bought it and began to read it. The general plot is that a police detective is shot in the head in the line of duty and wakes up believing he's Sherlock Holmes. What follows held my attention at every twist. Well done and I look forward to another. Highly Recommended.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Bought and Paid For

Evidently Money Talks In Virginia
Talks everywhere. Bloomberg is buying Democrat politicians and the payback is gun control.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Recently Read

1635: A Parcel of Rogues by Eric Flint and Andrew Dennis

Another chapter in the 1632 universe. These novels have a consistent quality regardless of whom Flint's co-writer is. They're good, but I'm honestly not as excited about them as I've been in the past. Which means I'll read them, but they may not go to the top of the pile as they have in the past. Now if Flint writes a singleton THAT will go to the top of the pile.

It worked for Bill.

Jim Webb hopes to decide on independent bid by New Year's
He's gonna run as an independent. None of the left wing nut jobs of the Democrat party will vote for him. He is a centrist. At best, he'll draw independents from the the center right and thus draw votes from the GOP nominee who sure the hell won't be Trump. Trump will also run as an independent drawing votes from the right. Who wins? Hillary. That's the only hope in hell she has to win and I think that was the plan all along. It worked for her husband during his first run. Remember Perot?

Saturday, December 26, 2015

New Addition



By Loston Wallace

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas

That is all. Go do Christmas stuff.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

It's what they do...


Well it's what she does...constantly.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Heh.

A Country Founded by Geniuses but Run by Idiots

My initial kneejerk reaction...

...was to write my representative and demand they end the reciprocity agreement with Virginia and bar Virginia permit holders from carrying in North Carolina, but that would be playing into their hands.
Virginia to stop recognizing concealed carry gun permits from 25 states

Recently Read

The Sword of Michael by Marcus Wynne

I got this with the purchase of a Baen bundle. It was not the reason I bought the bundle. Was I blown away by it? No. The author's tendency to refer to a scene from a movie to describe something rather than actually describing the scene irritated me as did did the New Age mumbo jumbo. A plus? Otto Skorzeny. I did finish it. This was not a bad book. There were just some things that bugged me. Wynne writes a sequel I will probably read it. Like I said, Skorzeny.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Awesome!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

New additions to the collection.

















By Russ Heath and Al Vey

















 By Alan Quah and Jason Gorder.

Another reason to vote no.

Hillary Clinton plans to use executive orders as president to go around GOP Congress
She has as much respect for the Constitution as the current tyrant in the White House.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Two hundred and forty-two years ago today...












...some dudes had a tea party in Boston.
H/T to David.

Same Old, Same Old

Dems introduce bill to ban assault weapons
Dead on arrival. Even their own think this is counter-productive.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Just post this picture; it covers the entire week.





















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A Good Ending

In St. Louis County a home owner heard two bad guys pounding on his front door. He went for his pistol and took the time to call 911 while the two guys moved to the back door and kicked it down. This lead to an exchange of gun fire. The end result was one bad guy fled, one died, and the home owner walked away.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Why banning assault rifles won't reduce gun violence

Such bans don’t reduce gun crime, but they do stimulate passionate opposition from law-abiding gun owners: Gun control advocates ridicule the NRA’s claim that the government is coming to take away people’s guns, then try to outlaw perhaps the most popular rifle in the country.
By an anti no less. The story itself isn't pro-gun but an acknowledgement that the same old "try harder" is counter productive. Hopefully he's a voice in the wilderness. We need the bad guys to keep making the same old mistakes.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Heh.

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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Where's Waldo?

Friday, December 11, 2015

...and they'll be implemented sometime after January 20, 2017.

President Obama signs three constructive gun measures
'Cuz our esteemed President has never let something as simple as a law get in the way of anything he wants to do.

Not holding my breath.

Liar, Liar

Hillary Clinton’s most repugnant lie

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

I don't think so Roy.

GRNC Alert 12-09-15 NC'S ATTORNEY GENERAL TO BRING MODERN DAY MCCARTHYISM TO NORTH CAROLINA

Parroting Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper recently demanded state legislation to deny gun purchases for anyone on the Terrorist Watch List, saying: "Stopping terror suspects from getting weapons that could harm our state and its people makes common sense. Even if Washington won't act, we can." By barring gun purchases to 1,000,000 people on the Terrorist Watch List, Cooper surpasses even Barack Obama's proposal to deny roughly 50,000 people on the No Fly List.

Fret not that tens of thousands of lawful citizens - including Senator Ted Kennedy - have been denied airline transportation thanks to misidentification. Never mind the Terrorist Watch List is so inaccurate it includes 72 Department of Homeland Security employees. Forget that stringent gun control in both France and California failed to stop terrorists from getting weapons. And don't bother to read the Huff Post's "7 Ways You (Yes, You) Could End Up On A Terrorist Watch List".

Why not? Because all that is trivial compared to having the state's top cop and would-be governor proposing to flout the Constitution by denying you due process under both the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments. You have no "right" to fly, but as affirmed by the Supreme Court in DC v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago, you definitely have a right to keep and bear arms.

America has traveled this road before, and the landscape wasn't pretty. Widespread violations of Constitutional rights and civil liberties in the late 1950s against "subversives" on secret blacklists compiled by the FBI were so shockingly un-American, they earned their own moniker: McCarthyism.

Where will Cooper's modern McCarthyism end? Once government is free to deny a fundamental, enumerated Constitutional right for merely being included on a secret list, are our other cherished freedoms far behind? Free speech? Freedom of religion? History demonstrates that when governments are free to use the full powers of the state against those on secret lists, the first casualty is liberty.

Due process - notice, an opportunity to be heard, the right to face one's accuser - has been America's bulwark against tyranny since the Founders penned the Constitution.

People are placed on the No Fly and Terror Watch Lists usually without any idea they are on it, without any idea what got them on it, without being notified of the process to get themselves off, and without any due process. That's what rankles me most. Attorney General Roy Cooper is fine with North Carolinian's rights being denied without due process. AND now he wants to be Governor. I'll vote for McCrory first.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Recently Read

Supreme Justice by Max Allan Collins

Here are a couple of quick things first. Mr. Collins, a Glock doesn't have an external safety. The primary safety for a Glock is keeping your finger off the trigger until time to fire. Also, semi-automatic pistols have magazines not clips. I'm sure you've heard this ad nauseam from gunnies, but my blog is at least in part a gun blog so.... If your firearms adviser didn't pick up on this stuff you need another.

I understand Collins caught a lot of crap from the Right for the politics in this book. I, politically, consider myself a right leaning libertarian. I can assume what Collins politics are, but making that assumption based on the politics of a character in a book says more about the critic than the writer. Niven's Law. Go look it up. The protagonist in this book was, I understand, intended to be left leaning centrist. That may be how Collins intended to write him, but what I see from my position is a lot farther left than "left leaning centrist". This might put conservatives off. Having said that who really cares. This book takes place some years in the future where the Court is dominated by conservative Justices. With the current occupant of the White House and the uncertainty of who follows, I don't really see that happening but this is fiction and in a way speculative fiction. The politics of the characters don't concern me. The depiction of the Justices don't concern me. The story does and the story is interesting and as well written as what usually comes from Collins. This is the second in a series, and I now I wish hadn't let reviews on Amazon put me off. I read #2 first. The twist in this one was spoiled. This is a good book, and I suggest you read it.

Colion Noir: San Bernardino Shooting Gun Control Response

Monday, December 7, 2015

Recently Read

One Year After by William F. Forstchen

This one picks up as the title says one year after the last one ended. Now the people of Black Mountain NC faced another foe...Federal Bureaucrats unconstrained by the Constitution. Well, that's how I see it anyway. It's good. not as good as the first in the series. It's a talky but still good.

So I guess I won't be watching Fox News...

...for a couple of weeks.
Ralph Peters on Fox News: Let’s face it, Obama is a “total pussy”; Update: Suspended two weeks
OK, maybe he could have phrased it a bit different, but we're long past respecting the office while Obama sits in it. Check this out for the summary of reasons.

Cartoons of the Day

Bill Whittle: The Clock Boy -- The Story of Modern Islam

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Of course they want our guns.

End the Gun Epidemic in America
We never had any doubt, but now their bullshit denials are just that.

The President's Speech

It's like his head is too damn hard for reality to penetrate.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Friday, December 4, 2015

Recently Read

One Second After by William R. Forstchen

This one has been out awhile and I got it when it first hit the shelves. I read the first chapter, set it down, and didn't come back to it until last week. It didn't grab me fast enough back then. I'm glad I picked it back up. It is an excellent book. I should have known. I've read a number of Forstchen's books and never been disappointed. It tells the tale of what happens when the electricity gets turned off nationwide by EMP. Very well told and scary because it could happen today or anytime in the days to come. All it would take would be an enemy with a nuke. Highly recommended.

Cartoons of the Day













Truth to tell I posted this not so much for the political message as that I really like this piece. Very nice work.













This, for the message.

Idiot

Interesting

Hitler Hated the Nazi Assault Rifle
...and Obama hates the modern "assault rifle". Ummmm? Yeah, I know, Godwin and all that.

Ya gotta wonder...

...just what the hell she was smoking when she wrote this bill.

Actually she is pro-abortion and anti gun and trying in her own way to make a point. Dead on arrival I understand.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Broken Record

“Because right not it’s too easy, and I think we’re going to have to search ourselves as a society that we can take basic steps to make it harder, not impossible, but harder for those individuals to get access to weapons,” Obama said.

Blood Dancing

I don't follow the news closely. I don't have cable and what news I get is on the radio or off the internet. I saw a bit online about the shootings in San Bernadino but didn't read it. There isn't really any point this soon after the incident. No body really knows anything.

On the way to work my ride was listening to CNN on the radio [Sirius I guess]. The talking head was interviewing a Congresscritter. I didn't catch any names. They were discussing gun control in the wake of this "new mass shooting" and the need for universal background checks and a ban from the purchase of firearms by those on the no fly list. The blood wasn't even dry or the bodies cool and they were pushing their agenda. Blood dancing. It's what they do.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

So I dragged and dropped and that seemed to work...

... but that still a pain in the ass. UPDATE: And now it's working fine.

Heh.