Saturday, December 31, 2016
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
The issue is that Nevada is designated as a Point-of-Contact (POC) state, meaning that, like Pennsylvania, they have a state background check system that is designated by the FBI to conduct background checks under the Brady Act. Bloomberg’s new law states that the checks have to be conducted by the FBI’s National Instant Check System. Given that Nevada is a POC state, the FBI will not conduct checks on behalf of Nevada. The law cannot be complied with, and is therefore completely unworkable and unenforceable.Can you imagine just how pissed Mikey is right now? Now THAT'S funny.
Poorly funded gun-control advocates are shown doing battle with the big, bad National Rifle Association. Of course, Michael Bloomberg is never mentioned. He would spoil the story, since he gives $50 million a year to his regulation-pushing Everytown for Gun Safety. This is 2.5 times more than the NRA spends on political activities. From 2013 to 2016, Bloomberg donated a total of $48 million to candidates running for federal office. The NRA contributed just $2.1 million. And that’s not even mentioning the hundreds of millions that Bloomberg, George Soros, and others funnel into producing gun-control research.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
"There is a technical, literary term for those who mistake the opinions and beliefs of characters in a novel for those of the author. The term is 'idiot'."I had to keep that quote in the forefront of my mind as I read this book. The Millennial lead is one of those characters that in real life drive me nuts. The Marshall, I liked, and I sense, or at least hope, the lead will learn from his example as the series progresses. I did not enjoy this as much as I have other novels by Birmingham. That could just as easily be accounted to my own political bias as the book. He has promised more books in this series. I will read them, and hope I enjoy what follows more.
Monday, December 26, 2016
Sunday, December 25, 2016
China claims to have a working version of NASA's impossible engine orbiting the Earth - and will use it in satellites 'imminently'
The question becomes, given the magnitude of this, why is it a surprise? We have 21 expensive intelligence agencies; not one of them knew the Chinese orbited an EM Drive? Of course it will be a while before we can do orbital tests. We have no rockets. That’s preparedness. Perhaps Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos can help? This is a signal larger than Sputnik. If the Intelligence Community knows about Russian hacking, why doesn’t it know about Chinese testing of a reactionless drive? - Jerry Pournelle
Friday, December 23, 2016
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
I pretty much love about two thirds of his novel and couldn't care less about the rest. The Axis of Time and Dave Hooper books were great. I couldn't get past the first few chapters of Without Warning. It just couldn't hold my attention. The Stalin's Hammer stories are one novel broken into sections. I like 'em but wish he would have just published them as one book. Since I can't get what I want this will do. They are every bit as good as the other Axis of Time books. I'm sure, hope, he will write more. Until then, he has a new book that I'm trying out. I'll let you know what I think when I've finished it.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
“The numbers speak for themselves. The Republican-led Senate worked the fewest days in session since the 1950s, took the longest summer recess in modern era and confirmed the fewest judges and nominees in recent history. Those aren’t records to be proud of,” said Kristen Orthman, a spokeswoman for outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).Obama stacked the Federal Courts with Leftist nominees using Harry Reid's "nuclear option". There are currently 99 open positions excluding the opening on the Supreme Court. It's the Right's turn now. We live in interesting times.
Monday, December 19, 2016
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Friday, December 16, 2016
In related news, Anthony Weiner announces he will be working with Ashley Madison to stop online adultery https://t.co/hWxBMTFGgI— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) December 15, 2016
The AP announces it will be working with Facebook to identify and debunk fake news https://t.co/9a3JfQrYsC— Jon Passantino (@passantino) December 15, 2016
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
This is the final volume of Weber's Safehold series. It is 758 pages long and reads like it. I usually pick up a Weber books and can't put it down until done. No problem putting this down. Lots of talk and not so much action. Now, that's not to say I didn't like it. I did, just not as much as the previous novels in the series. Weber did provide a satisfying ending to the series and if you've been following this tale you will be pleased as well. I look forward to Weber's next project whatever it is.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Monday, December 12, 2016
Reciprocity means if Texas permits a man to walk into a coffee shop, a church or a school with a Bushmaster AR-15 slung over his shoulder, Connecticut must follow suit. It would mean that every time that happened, we’d relive the horror of Dec. 14, 2012, while being forced to stand down, powerless to act.No. National reciprocity would require that the concealed carry permits of one state be honored by all others much like the vehicle operators license of one state are honored in all other states. It has fuck all to do with open carry. That would remain the prerogative of the individual states. The slightest bit of research would tell anyone this. The above quote may be ignorance of the facts. If so, it is a willful ignorance intended to scare people who know less than the writer. It is fear mongering. It is lying. BUT that's what gun bigots do.
Saturday, December 10, 2016
This saves me the trouble of having to watch it.
I haven't and won't see it. Based on what I've read, it's a Hollywood gun control wet dream with little or no relationship to reality. At a cost of $18,000,000 it may break even...maybe. The lead, Jessica Chastain, will probably get an Oscar nomination. Then it will fade into the Lifetime oblivion it deserves.
UPDATE: Tom Madden, the Director, claims the production did not consult with either side of the gun control debate. Apparently, the Brady Bunch and actors in the film didn't get that message. AND Wikipedia's entry on the film calls it a box office bomb. Drum roll...it made 1.7 million over the weekend. What did they expect. People want to be entertained at the theater, not preached to.
UPDATE: As of 12-16-2016, 2.7 million in ticket sales.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Monday, December 5, 2016
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Wagner penciled issued of Marvel's G. I. Joe and Punisher to name a few. He was the primary penciller on Nth Man: The Ultimate Ninja, a particular favorite of mine. So I wanted a sample of his art and this popped up at a price I could afford. I like it, and, ya know, guns.