Black Law Enforcement Lives Don't Matter Posted by Daniel Greenfield
UPDATE: Now that's interesting. Blogger apparently didn't like my title on this post. The word "No". It won't show up. "I Don't Think So" shows up fine. I switched them up a few times with the same result. Seriously strange. No with punctuation works fine, so "No!" it is. Huh?
Die Trying by Lee Child
The Last Centurion by John Ringo
I got the Kipling off of Project Gutenberg. I've read Kipling's poetry but never his prose. No Excuse, but I'll tell you Kim is on the list and I'll be going back to Gutenberg again soon. Damn good read.
This is the second of Child’s Jack Reacher novels I've read. The first was good but slow. This one had a faster pace and I liked it a bit more. I'll read more by him at some point.
Then there is Ringo. I read The Last Centurion when it came out in 2008 and really liked it then. His points on the Left were on point then and with Hillary running again it is now timely once more. If you haven't read it do. The link above goes to the Baen page for the novel with the first nine chapters free. Can't beat that.
The movie is excellent. I'd have to say it is my favorite movie of the year so far. I cried at the end.
I like Regina Spector's cover of ""While My Guitar Gently Weeps". I like Regina Spektor. I'll admit the original Beatles' version has an attraction as well.
In the wake of a 2002 massacre in eastern Germany's city of Erfurt, where a 19-year-old shot dead 16 people, Germany tightened its firearms ownership law several times. It established a federal weapons registry in 2013.These are the policies our own progressives would love to implement, yet these laws do no good. Weapons still find there way into the "wrong hands". For gun owners, that would be terrorists and criminals. For Progressives the wrong hands are anybody but theirs.
The law now requires tight regional council supervision of licensed hunters and sporting shooters, psychological suitability tests, proof of the need to own a weapon as well as weapons and munitions expertise.
The minimum age is 18. The latest figures show that there are some 1.9 million gun licenses issued to sporting shooters, hunters and collectors in Germany, and some six million legally registered weapons. The number of illegal weapons is speculative.
I watched Clinton surrogates on CNN criticize Trump’s speech, and their criticisms were mostly these two:
1. All of Trump’s foreign policy ideas are crazy and uninformed.
2. Obama is already wisely doing all of those same things.That would seem absurd in any other context. But keep in mind that we voters believe we can assess foreign policy ideas by listening to biased liars talk on television. So the entire situation is ridiculous, but we play along.
“The Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment. And I am going to make that case every chance I get.”H/T to Sebastian. Lying liars lie.
A Special Forces team gets thrown back in time to Caligula's Rome. It is well written and very readable, but the plot is kinda predictable. I liked it, but I haven't decided if I'm picking up the next in the series yet. We'll see.
Suicide Squad comes in about mid-list for the year.
It's a stupid law. Now the question is whether they will charge for violating a stupid law or let him go since he is one of their own and didn't intend to violated the law. Hell, it worked for Hillary.
Daniel isn't a new writer, but this is the first novel by him, I've read. I tried his collaboration with David Drake a few years back, but it didn't grab me. When I saw this on the Baen website, my initial inclination was to give it a pass. Then I read the sample and had to finish the book. It is set in an alternate North American were magic exists and the Vikings vie with the Romans for control. Good story and characters with a tight style that stays on task. I liked it, and will buy the next book in the series.
In short, there is too much at stake to spend August fanning yourself and the fall fuming about foiled plans for a better nominee. It is Trump or Clinton. The choice is easy. If you have any doubts at all, take a course in Con Law. If Hillary wins, the casebook you use to do so will simply be a history book, not a guide to how the Supreme Court should decide things based on precedent.If Trump is elected, we may be screwed. If Hillary wins, we are. It's not a hard choice.
“There is a very specific type of gun that we want banned – none of them,” said Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign. “All we are trying to do is keep guns out of the hands of people we all agree that shouldn’t have them. Whether you love or hate guns, you agree that a convicted violent criminal, domestic abuser, someone who is dangerously mentally ill, or a would-be terrorist should not be able to get their hands on guns.”
H/T to Sebastian.