Sunday, June 25, 2017

Prohibitionist Logic

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Walter

H/T to Charlie Martin

Friday, June 23, 2017

Is This Guy Serious?

 Why Does the Far Right Hold a Near-Monopoly on Political Violence?
 Why does the Left hold a near-monopoly on political idiocy? Clueless articles like this. Please provide a recent incident other than some dude running for office in Montana knocking a Guardian reporter on his ass where the perpetrator was on the Right. They've all been of the Left. Talking about our Second Amendment rights to protect our rights with violence isn't violence as you so claim. They are words. We haven't yet been driven to the point of violence. We prefer the courts. Wouldn't it be nice if you guys felt the same?
30 GOP Congressmen Have Been Attacked or Threatened Since May

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Subjects not Citizens

British Police Just Imprisoned A Man For Posting Mean Things About Muslims On Facebook
In [formerly] Great Britain there ain't no free speech. If the government doesn't approve off to jail you go.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Stephen Furst, Flounder from 'Animal House', Dead at 63

Yeah, I remember him from Animal House, but it was his work on Babylon 5 that made me a fan.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Porcupines

A popular essay from Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, divided humans into three categories: “Sheep,” “Wolves,” and “Sheepdogs.” I would suggest that Lt. Col. Grossman left out an important fourth category: “Porcupines.” My wife is neither “sheep” nor “sheepdog,” and she certainly is no “wolf.” She is a “porcupine;” harmless and docile if left alone, but ferocious and dangerous if threatened – even more so if her progeny are threatened. She would choose flight over fight every time, if flight is a viable option. But if flight is not an option, she has the tools, training, and mindset to win the fight. - Jeff Knox
I like that. My responsibility is to myself and my family. If I choose to step up and help others, I set myself up in the aftermath for a world of crap. I won't say I won't, but, once again, me and mine come first.

It's a good article. I suggest you read the whole thing.

More, Please

Protesters interrupt Trump-parody play: ‘Blood of Steve Scalise is on your hands’
They have a right to free speech. so do we. Exercise it by the same rules they use.

That Tracks

THIS is how you respond to a Mass Shooting

Republicans Target D.C. Gun Laws in Wake of Shooting
The bill forces reciprocity on D. C. and unlike a suggestion by another GOP lawmaker isn't just for elected officials but everyone. Eleanor Holmes Norton, the nonvoting representative for D. C., bitched about Representative Massie, the sponsor of the bill, of exploiting a tragedy, something an anti-gun Democrat would of course never do. She did get one thing right. The GOP needs to be consistent. Extend reciprocity to Federal property. It's only fair.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Heh

Thursday, June 15, 2017

He's not lying...

...he just can't get his talking points straight.
Terry McAuliffe: ‘We Lose 93 Million Americans a Day to Gun Violence

Now There's an Idea.

It is what they do...

Lie.
America’s Lethal Politics

On the Purposely Ignorant

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Blood Dancing

I think I'll sit this one out for today.

Recently Read

Monster Hunters Siege by Larry Correia

I decided not to wait and shelled out the fifteen bucks for the ARC. I just couldn't wait. I wasn't disappointed. What we get here is more story and less action but that's fine. It's more of a stepping stone to the next book taking care of some needed household duties before moving on to the good stuff. That's not to say there wasn't good stuff there. There was plenty, but if you are looking for non-stop action you won't find it in this novel. What it did do was leave me wanting more and hopefully the next novel in the series will give it to me. Highly Recommended.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

HPA attached to SHARE Act

The Hearing Protection Act has been attached to the SHARE Act, an omnibus hunting act, and now the gun prohibitionists have shifted opposition from the HPA to SHARE. In other words they oppose all gun rights and hunters aren't any safer than the rest of the firearms community. They want all our guns.

It is what they do...

Lie.
The NRA-ILA’s Chris Cox was allowed to respond with his own letter, which WaPo published on June 5. However, WaPo editors deleted this line: “If the editorial board had accepted NRA’s invitation to a suppressor shoot last week, they would have heard for themselves that the Hearing Protection Act is exactly what its title claims: An act that protects hearing.”
For those who support gun control anything is acceptable as long as it supports their agenda.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Seriously?

NYT: Trump ‘Helping Terrorists’ by Refusing to Talk Gun Control after London Knife Attacks
Just what the hell does a knife attack by terrorists in [formerly] Great Britain have to do with gun control in the United States? Seriously guys, that's a stretch even for the New York Times Editorial Board.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Current Events

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Quote of the Day

The choices of this civil war are painfully clear.

We can have a system of government based around the Constitution with democratically elected representatives. Or we can have one based on the ideological principles of the left in which all laws and processes, including elections and the Constitution, are fig leaves for enforcing social justice.

But we cannot have both.

Some civil wars happen when a political conflict can’t be resolved at the political level. The really bad ones happen when an irresolvable political conflict combines with an irresolvable cultural conflict.

That is what we have now.

The left has made it clear that it will not accept the lawful authority of our system of government. It will not accept the outcome of elections. It will not accept these things because they are at odds with its ideology and because they represent the will of large portions of the country whom they despise.

The question is what comes next. - Daniel Greenfield

[Source]

Well, yeah.

Really, if you think about it, this is so obvious the fact that it is even in question is pretty screwed up even for New Jersey.
The Second Amendment protects some bladed weapons, and not just firearms

The New Jersey machete decision is important because it rejects a “spontaneity” requirement for arming yourself at home (the state’s theory that you could pick up a weapon against an imminent attack, but you can’t come to the door with the weapon just in case). But it’s also important because it reaffirms that the Second Amendment protects not just guns but other weapons as well.

Adam West RIP

Adam West, star of 60's Batman, Dead at 88
Adam West was the Batman of my youth. I loved the show until I got older and the the sappiness of it was too much to endure. I grew older and preferred the darker Batman of the comics. I can't sit and watch the show now, BUT Adam West is still my Batman. Rest in Peace Caped Crusader.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

A Pleasant Surprise

House Bill 746, the Omnibus Bill passed the North Carolina House with eight Republicans voting against it. Their constituents should consider a change, but for now it is on to the Senate. I'd never thought constitutional carry a possibility in North Carolina so this was a pleasant surprise.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Before and After

Recently Read

Naomi Novik's Empire of Ivory and Victory of Eagles.

The war against Napoleon continues. Recommended.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Bloomberg's Minions Decend on Raleigh...

...to oppose Omnibus Gun Bill. They REALLY don't like Constitutional Carry.
GRNC Alert 06-05-17 BIG DOLLAR, ANTI-GUN LOBBYISTS ARE WORKING YOUR NC REPS

So email your representatives and let them know how you feel they should vote. Email them all and let them know how they should vote.

Here is the Republican members email addresses provided for your convenience by GRNC. Go at it.

CONTACT INFO

NC House Republicans Email *List(s):

Dean.Arp@ncleg.net; John.Bell@ncleg.net; Hugh.Blackwell@ncleg.net; John.Blust@ncleg.net; Jamie.Boles@ncleg.net; John.Bradford@ncleg.net; Bill.Brawley@ncleg.net; Mark.Brody@ncleg.net; Dana.Bumgardner@ncleg.net; Justin.Burr@ncleg.net; Mike.Clampitt@ncleg.net; George.Cleveland@ncleg.net; Jeff.Collins@ncleg.net; Debra.Conrad@ncleg.net; Kevin.Corbin@ncleg.net; Ted.Davis@ncleg.net; Jimmy.Dixon@ncleg.net; Josh.Dobson@ncleg.net; Nelson.Dollar@ncleg.net; Andy.Dulin@ncleg.net; Jeffrey.Elmore@ncleg.net; John.Faircloth@ncleg.net; Carl.Ford@ncleg.net; John.Fraley@ncleg.net;

Holly.Grange@ncleg.net; Destin.Hall@ncleg.net; Kyle.Hall@ncleg.net; Jon.Hardister@ncleg.net; Kelly.Hastings@ncleg.net; Cody.Henson@ncleg.net; Craig.Horn@ncleg.net; Julia.Howard@ncleg.net; Pat.Hurley@ncleg.net; Frank.Iler@ncleg.net; Linda.Johnson2@ncleg.net; Bert.Jones@ncleg.net; Brenden.Jones@ncleg.net; Jonathan.Jordan@ncleg.net; Donny.Lambeth@ncleg.net; David.Lewis@ncleg.net; Chris.Malone@ncleg.net; Susan.Martin@ncleg.net; Pat.McElraft@ncleg.net; Chuck.McGrady@ncleg.net; Allen.McNeill@ncleg.net; Tim.Moore@ncleg.net; Gregory.Murphy@ncleg.net;

> Larry.Potts@ncleg.net; Michele.Presnell@ncleg.net; Dennis.Riddell@ncleg.net; David.Rogers@ncleg.net; Stephen.Ross@ncleg.net; Jason.Saine@ncleg.net; John.Sauls@ncleg.net; Mitchell.Setzer@ncleg.net; Phil.Shepard@ncleg.net; Bob.Steinburg@ncleg.net; Sarah.Stevens@ncleg.net; Scott.Stone@ncleg.net; Larry.Strickland@ncleg.net; John.Szoka@ncleg.net; John.Torbett@ncleg.net; Rena.Turner@ncleg.net; Harry.Warren@ncleg.net; Sam.Watford@ncleg.net; Donna.White@ncleg.net; Linda.Williams@ncleg.net; Larry.Yarborough@ncleg.net; Lee.Zachary@ncleg.net

*Spam filters or email program limitations may cause the need to send more than one email, to cover the entire list of representatives. If so, the list above is split into three pieces, for your convenience.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

I'm Evil

I saw an internet meme that had a picture of a young Muslim girl and the text "If you offend a Muslim are they triggered or detonated." I called it to my wife's attention and got a sermon on how not all Muslims are terrorists. My response was that I never said they were. At most, I'm guilty of a very un-PC sense of humor.

Later that evening she texted me about the latest terror attack in [formerly] Great Britain.

My response?

Detonated.

Let me end with the observation that there is a reason I haven't lived with her since 2003.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Heh.

[Source]

About Time

Paris Agreement on climate change: US withdraws as Trump calls it 'unfair'
I call it f****d up and I'm not alone in that It also has been noted by people brighter than me that the "agreement" was never ratified by the Senate and whether Obama had a pen and a phone or not no international treaties or agreements are binding without that ratification. That seems to be something Obama, the constitutional law professor, never understood or he ignored the law because it wasn't convenient to his agenda. He did that a lot. Trump, not so much, at least so far.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Bill Whittle: Bill Nye the Science Lie

Because it's Funny

Recently Read

G-Man by Stephen Hunter

Another novel of the Swagger clan. In this one we get Charles Swagger the grandfather of Bob Lee recruited by the FBI, the the Division of Investigation, to help in the hunt for Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson. The focus is on Nelson and we get the usual combination of action and guns that Hunter is so good at. It is a damn good book and highly recommended.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

The Perfect Match

Listen to the Merrie Melodies/Looney Tunes intro.



Then watch Andrew Klavan's bit on the ongoing Senate and Congressional investigations.



It is oddly appropriate to the topic.


Saturday, May 27, 2017

Recently Read

Black Powder War by Naomi Novik

The further adventures of Temeraire and her companion Laurence. This time they travel from China overland home to England. The quality is the same as the previous novels and I'd get right on the next one except I just picked up the new Stephen Hunter Swagger Clan novel and that, unfortunately for Mrs. Novik, trumps a dragon any day. The novel is highly recommended. Go at it.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Current Events
























BUT that shit in Montana is STILL funny.

A CSGV "Study"

“Public Opinion and Media Consumption Study

Hi! We’re researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. We are conducting a study to better understand audience evaluations of media coverage of gun regulations and gun rights.”

Click on here and have fun.

[Source]The original source for this "study" was from an email Sean Sorrentino was sent by CSGV. I consider the CSGV email the gunnie equivalent of "hey guys, there's an anti-gun poll over at so and so place. go play, much as this post is a "hey gunnies, go play here" post. Go play.

When you ignore the news you miss stuff.

So I saw on the web somewhere the other day a blurb about some GOP dude assaulting a reporter, and that's the last I paid any attention to it. Saw more blurbs and ignored 'em. Don't care. TODAY I was reading Larry Correia's blog and realized that it was the conservative pro-gun candidate, originally from New Jersey, who was running against a local "black rifles are evil but I like other guns" Democrat in Montana. THAT I had read about. Correia informed me that the dude, refugee from New Jersey, was the dude who had "body slammed" a Guardian reporter, AND despite the who haw from the Democrats, had won the election anyway. Violence is never a valid response to an asshole unless they lay hands on you, BUT that was funny.

President Trump, here's a reelection strategy for ya in 2020. The White House Press Room. Go at it.

Just kidding. Violence is bad.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

They are NEVER Satisfied

New York ‘Common Sense’ Gun Bill Could Get People Killed

Not satisfied with SAFE Act citizen disarmament measures (because they will never be satisfied), New York tyrannophiles are proposing yet another insidious infringement that will not only result in sweeping gun bans, but will render allowable guns dangerous to their owners as well as to others when the guns are deployed in self-defense. Senate Bill S3444, authored and sponsored wholly by Democrats, will all but ensure more injuries and deaths in the name of protecting children.

And they claim they don't want our guns.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

It's what they do...

Lie.

The Brady Bunch are at it again.

Trotting Out A Dusty Old Canard
So Bradys, what gun control law has ever prevented "felons, domestic abusers, fugitives and people who are a danger to themselves or others from carrying loaded, hidden guns in public"? Let me answer that for you while you stutter trying to find an answer. None. The bad guys have always carried where they damn well please while you twits push for more that does nothing but inconvenience the good guys.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

A Good Thing

Report: Regulation ‘Has Essentially Ground to a Halt’ Under Trump
Trump executive order has reduced the number of new regulations . This time last yeat Obama's crew had passed 118 new regs. Under Trump the number is 39.

Thank you, Mister President. More please.

Just Because...

Pelosi opens her mouth and...whatever.

Pelosi Accidentally Refers to NRA as Part of Intelligence Community

Monday, May 22, 2017

Recently Read

Throne of Jade by Naomi Novik

The second novel in the Temeraire series. I enjoyed it as much as the first. Lawrence and Temeraire are ordered to China amid political intrigue. It is good stuff and recommended.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Two Quotes

The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. - Robert A. Heinlein

All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible. Such people have a tendency to become drunk on violence, a condition to which they are quickly addicted. - Frank Herbert

[Source]

It is what they do...

Lie.
Look for truth; don't cave to fear
Democrats support gun control. The end game is a ban on all firearms. Requiring registration of the most popular rifle in the United States is just another step toward that goal. Any claim otherwise is an out and out lie. That's what gun prohibitionists do. That's what Democrats do.

H/T to Sebastian.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Recent Addition

Doom Patrol #14 by Ron Randall and John Livesay

Well, there goes the red dot, for now, at least. You would have thought I'd have learned my lesson. I see a beautiful piece of art on eBay. I bid on it not expecting to win...and I win. Oh well, I've been wanting a piece of art by Ron Randall. Usually I bid and lose OR the dealer can't find the piece I want in his extensive collection despite the fact he has it posted on his website BUT here's a nice piece for more money OR he just sold it and here's a nice piece for more money. The consolation here is it is a beautiful piece of artwork and the payment goes to a good cause.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Recently Read

His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik

I picked this up on a whim and it sat in the digital pile waiting for quite a while. Other novels had priority over, to me, an unknown author. I had nothing else to read the other day and picked it up again. I'm now reading the second book in the series. An alternate history of the Napoleonic Wars with dragons. Wow. It is good in every respect and highly recommended. The current price is $2.99 on Kindle. That's hard to beat.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Democrat Standards

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

ABC cancels "Last Man Standing"...

...but it wasn't because of the lead actor on the show is a conservative and the show leans conservative. This is their third highest watched series and they cancel it and leave standing shows that barely scrape by? No, its not politics. My ass.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Recently Read

Silence by Mercedes Lackey and Cody Martin

I don't read much by Mercedes Lackey other than her collaborations with Eric Flint and David Freer, which are top notch. I got this in one of the Baen bundles. This is an urban fantasy in one of her series that I've not read any of the other books. Good Elves V. Bad Elves in a small Maine town. I enjoyed it, but probably not enough to get to seek out the other books in the series.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Its what they do...

Lie.
NY Post Fake News Alert: People are not buying guns!
People are still buying guns, just not as many, or at least not as many through FFLs. Who's to say private sales haven't rocketed? Stew on that thought you lying bastards.

Dilbert: Climate Change

H/T to Borepatch.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Recently Read

Escape from Heaven by J. Neil Schulman

I read and enjoyed Schulman's Alongside Night and Rainbow Cadenza. Then nothing. He produced some non-fiction, but no novels until this in 2001. It was self-published and I didn't have the money to buy it. At the time I had to rely on the local library for my reading material and despite requests the librarian wasn't inclined to purchase it. I noticed the other day it was available for Kindle and snapped it up. The basic plot is a DJ is assigned a mission from God. It was nice to have another novel by Schulman. I liked it and recommend it. I'd really like to see more, but it seems he's shifted his creative impulse to film lately, and that's a shame.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Eerie #1 and #9

Since I'm on the comic kick at the moment. I post items on eBay for a friend who runs a comic shop. I posted several issues of a reprint title from the 60's titled Eerie from a company called I. W. Enterprises. Of the comics I posted, two covers by Wally Wood stood out. Enjoy.

Recent Addition

The scan is from the guy I purchased it from. Thus the stamp on the image. The strip is from later in the run of Johnny Hazard. Johnny Hazard has been called the poor man's Steve Canyon. It was written and drawn by Frank Robbins. I first saw Robbins work on the Batman title then later as filler for several Marvels titles and The Invaders. I wasn't all that impressed until I picked up a few Johnny Hazard reprints. This, in my opinion, was where Robbins did his best work. Good solid adventure stories with art and stories that was very reminiscent of Milton Caniff's best work. It's good stuff and recommended if you can find it.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Recently Read

The Gods of Sagittarius by Eric Flint and Mike Resnick

I like Eric Flint's novels. I've read Mike Resnick before b,ut he isn't a favorite. I do think the anthologies he has edited are top notch. I can't say I really liked this novel. There was a level of silliness that got int he way of the story and characters. It didn't work for me.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

It is what they do...

Lie.
Study: 16 children hospitalized daily with gunshot injuries

In older children, the background changes. Most of those between 15 and 19 were shot in an intentional assault, according to Silver's research. This age group makes up the largest number of victims, more than 83 percent.

The lie is in classifying 18 and 19 year olds as "children". If they can vote or serve in the military they are adults. Also they neglect to be specific as to the circumstances of their injuries. What do ya bet that most of these "children" were shot by other "children" of a differing gang affiliation. If they make adult decisions they might as well be adults. Adults.

Ummm...OK.

Where's a pokeball when you need one or two or a dozen.

That's truly strange.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Gotta keep that finger off the trigger.

18-year-old shoots himself after robbing convenience store, CMPD says
then he went to the local hospital and claimed to have been robbed. He took the bag of money he got from the convenience store with him. Dumbass.

Hate will do that to you.

Current Events

Bob Owens, RIP

I read his blog Confederate Yankee and his articles on Bearing Arms daily. Never had the pleasure of meeting him. Now he's gone. His wife and children need help. You can donate here.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Trump Fires Comey

Trump fires FBI Director Comey
I'm not sure this surprises me at all. What it doesn't do is bother me. Adding intent to a Federal statute that doesn't require it just so he could avoid recommending charges is enough for me. On the other hand, expecting no politics from a post that is political in nature is senseless. Now I expect the Democrats to rally 'round Comey because "Trump".

[UPDATE] What I said.

Monday, May 8, 2017

A Teachable Moment

Ohio middle school student suspended for ‘liking’ Instagram photo of a fake gun
The student liked an image of an airsoft gun on Instagram while he was home. The next day upon arrival at school he was searched and suspended for 10 days. The school administrators insist they have jurisdiction over your child 24/7. The suspension has since been revoked, but this should be a teachable moment for the school administrators. I think a lawsuit would do it.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Funny, Isn't It

Bloomberg's minions try to shift the blame for their incompetence, and get called on it by the local media. It's not often you see someone out of government piss away twenty millions dollars.
Nevadans for Background Checks shifts blame for $20M mistake

It's what they do...

...lie.
Moms Demand Jihad

Friday, May 5, 2017

A Good Guy With A Gun

Police: Concealed Carry Permit Holder Shoots, Kills ‘Active Shooter’

Recently Read

Term Limits by Vince Flynn

An unknown group assassinates three Senator and Congressmen then demands changes in how the government does things or else. Mayhem ensues. The demands amounted to balance the budget and pay off the deficit. Of course I liked it just as much this time around as I did the first time around 1998. I looked back at the Library Journal and Kirkus reviews of the original edition and they hated it mostly for its "right wing politics" That should be recommendation enough. It does suffer a bit from an author who is learning his craft, but nothing there that really harms the final product. Read and enjoy.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Ya Know What GOP?

We didn't give the GOP the House, Senate, and White House to have you replace Obamacare. We put your there to REPEAL it. To bad you weren't listening. 2020 is going to be interesting for you guys.

Compounding the Stupid

In Wisconsin, a High School was evacuated because a student worn a Darth Vader costume to school.
"Ashwaubenon Public Safety is not seeking any recourse toward the student as it has been determined that this was merely a mistake or lapse in judgment," reads a statement from police.
Yes, there was a "lapse in judgment"...by the parent who reported the kid wearing a costume, by the school administrator who called the police, and by the police who responded to the event and evacuated the school then failed to admit the entire "incident was an overreaction on their part. The only people who should be held responsible for this charlie foxtrot are the adults. Blaming the kid who chose to wear a costume of a fantasy character to school is just compounding the stupid.

Good Luck Guys

In [formerly] Great Britain

Digital Economy Act: UK Police Could Soon Disable Phones, Even If Users Don't Commit A Crime
In what free country would this ever be a good idea? Oh, wait...

Monday, May 1, 2017

Sunday, April 30, 2017

This looks like a good deal.

NRA Carry Guard
You can be right in every respect when you use your firearm in self-defense and the process will still destroy you. The prices seem reasonable, and this looks like a good deal.

Current Events

Gunfight at a Shoe Store

In Nashville. three bad guys burst through the rear door of a shoe store with guns blazing to be met by customer returning fire. He scored hits on all three bad guys; killing one and wounding the remaining two. Damned impressive or lucky. Doesn't matter. The good guys won out.
Nashville Gunfighter Takes Out THREE Armed Robbers Single-Handedly

This is Canada

Star Trek Fan Forced to Surrender 'ASIMIL8' License Plate for Being Offensive
The indigenous peoples were offended and so...
OR some virtue signaling asshole was offended and so...

H/T to Hoyt.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Recently Read

Kill Shot by Vince Flynn

This follows up American Assassin and we get Mitch Rapp one year later. He walks into an ambush and finds himself on the run trying to determine who betrayed him. Good stuff and highly recommended. Damn shame there won't be more.

Whose side are you guys on?

Is The Republican Majority In NC Using Democrat Roy Cooper For Cover On Gun Rights?
There is pending gun legislation in the North Carolina House that appears to be stalled. The Republican Caucus' excuse is Gov Cooper will veto. That's bullshit. They have a veto proof majority. I think the more likely reason is the North Carolina Sheriff's Association is opposed and elements in the Caucus give them whatever they want. In any event, if the Republicans screw us the need to return the favor and we need to let them know we will. Links to call and email your representatives are here. Give 'em a call and let them know they can't take us for granted and if they are gonna stab us in the back we might as well step out of the next election. See how that works for them.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Ha!

The Best They Can Do

Atlanta: First round of Anti-NRA protest is a notable “Meh.”

Recently Read

1636: Mission To The Mughals by Eric Flint and Griffin Barber

Its the latest in Flint's 1632 series. this time a mission from Grantville is sent to India to secure trade in saltpeter and opium. As usually find themselves involved in the political machinations of the locals. Also, as usual, its a damn fine read. More please.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017

Yawn















Government shutdown looms amid standoff over border wall

Recently Read

American Assassin by Vince Flynn

I was a big fan of Vince Flynn early in his career bu the enthusiasm lessened until at about 2/3s of the way through the Mitch Rapp novels I stopped reading them. I always intended to get back to them but never did. I saw the trailer for the film adaptation and decided to look the novel up. Mostly I wanted to see where the Hollywood Leftists decided to muck with conservative Flynn's vision. Not too much from what I can tell in comparing the novel and trailer. BUT first, the novel is great. We get how Rapp entered the arena of international espionage. It is every bit as good as I remember from Flynn's earlier books. It has a nice lean story, well rounded characters, and good action. It a good read. If you haven't, do so. Back to the movie. the only comment I'm going to make short of seeing the movie is on the casting of Michael Keaton as Stan Hurley. I didn't see it at first. then I got the last quarter of the novel. no spoilers but Keaton is perfectly cast. If certain portions of the novel make it into the movies he's damned perfect.

Challenges of the Deeps by Ryk E. Spoor

This is the third in Spoor's Grand Central Arena series. It is a great book. I loved it and hope for more. If you liked the first two, you'll like these. If you haven't read the first two, you need to before you read this. The synopsis at the beginning tries to make up the difference, it isn't the same.

Who Says the U. N. Doesn't Have a Sense of Humor

United Nations Elects Saudi Arabia to Women’s Rights Commission

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Police Being Police...Kinda

No masks but clubs, oh, excuse me, poles, armor and shields are OK?

The cops at UCBerkley should try it.

America 2017: Berkeley cancels Ann Coulter speech because it can’t guarantee her safety

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Why a Second Amendment is Important

Socialist Venezuelan Leader Steps Up Arming of Supporters After Outlawing, Confiscating Civilian Guns
They want your guns so you can't them no, and enforce the no.

More Zero Tolerence BS

In Alabama, a young girl is given a water gun by a male student. Another students sees it and not knowing it was a water gun reports the incident to the administration. The girl admitted she had it and got expelled for a year as a result. Seems a tad excessive to me. Zero Tolerance. What School Administrators do instead of something useful.
Alabama School Expels Student For One Year Over a Squirt Gun

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Stupid, Stupid, Stupid.

Man demonstrates safety on pistol to friend by pointing it at his own head and pulling trigger. He's dead.
Man identified after reportedly shooting himself while showing safety

My Grandson @ 5 Months

My Grandson

Mother: Fill the bucket up with warm water, and he'd have a hot tub.

Wife: Fill it up with dirt and water it, and maybe he'll grow.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Heh

H/T to Miguel.GFZ

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Heh

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Monday, April 10, 2017

It's what they do...

Hillary Clinton is writing a book blaming her election loss on Russia and misogyny.
...because telling the truth would mean having to admit she ran a crappy campaign compared to the "Donald".

H/T to K the V

Sunday, April 9, 2017

It would be interesting to see the Supreme Court's take on this...

...now that we have a new Associate Justice.
Why Liberals Should Be Alarmed That Courts Are Eroding The Second Amendment.

It might be tempting for liberals to view these cases through the lens of gun control and favor the state or for conservatives to see them as a question of law and order and support the officers. Both sides should resist the temptation. A rule that allows cops to search or seize individuals for carrying a gun can only lead to more brutality against young black men like Philando Castile. It also permits officers to trample upon our rights to property and self-defense. These are constitutional values, not partisan ones. And advocates across the ideological spectrum should urge the courts to follow the First District’s lead and reject the disastrous illogic now developing in the federal circuits.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017

It's what they do...

In the case of the Demanding EveryMoms, that would be lie. NC Senate Bill 503 does not remove the requirement for a background check with the purchase of a pistol. It would still require purchases go through the Federal NICS check which is a Federal background check. What it does is take NC Sheriff's out of the equation turning the North Carolina process into a "shall issue" process. Some NC Sheriff's disapprove of the change because it eliminates their ability to delay or deny permits.
Here’s why critics are taking aim at a new N.C. gun bill
As to why critics are opposing SB 503? They want to take our guns. If they can't do that, they're happy with putting or maintaining as many roadblocks to the purchase process as they can manage. Anything else they claim is bullshit.

Going Nuclear

Republicans go ‘nuclear,’ bust through Democratic filibuster on Gorsuch
Schumer is "worried" for the consequences of this change. He wasn't worried when Harry Reid did the same on lower court nominations, or if he was , it didn't stop him voting for it. If there are any conservative Justices that want to retire, now would seem to be the time to do it.

RIP Don Rickles

Don Rickles Dead at 90
Damn.

Recently Read

Witchy Eye by D. J. Butler

I loved this book and am looking forward to, I hope, a sequel. Butler gives us an alternative America around 1820, I guess, where the United States never formed, magic exists, and a young backwoods girl seeks the restoration of her throne. It feels a lot like the Silver John stories of Manley Wade Wellman and that's about the greatest complement I can give it. Highly Recommended.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Nerf John Wick

Cool.

H/T to Uncle.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The 2017 Hugo Awards

The finalists for the 2017 Hugo Awards have been announced. The only authors I recognized were Lois McMaster Bujold, Carrie Vaughn, John C. Wright and I haven't read any of the selections by them yet. I'm going to read what I like and the Hugo Awards can continue down the road to irrelevance.

Monday, April 3, 2017

The Problem Isn't Diversity

Marvel Comics Exec Claims Focus on ‘Diversity’ Behind Falling Sales
Comic fans are happy to see new heroes or all sorts. We're open to new African-American, female or LGBT characters. Be imaginative. Try 'em out and see how they fly. The problem is that's not good enough. MARVEL feels the need to diversify old core heroes like Iron Man, Thor, and Spider-Man. Older fans don't like it and stop buying. Iron Man is Tony Stark and anything else is unacceptable.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Bring up a child in the way he should go:...

...and when he is old, he will not depart from it. - Proverbs 22:6
Family Of Dead Burglar Complains About Homeowner’s Son Using AR-15
I wish no one the loss of a child or grandchild, but the fault in this is not with the 19-year-old who defended his home or the weapon he chose to do it with.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Current Events

Nancy Pelosi opens her mouth...

...and stupid comes out.
Pelosi: Republicans Should Tell Trump He’s ‘Bringing Dishonor’ to the Presidency
I could just have easily titled this post "pot, kettle" because Pelosi discussing anyone dishonoring their office seems the height of hypocrisy.

Educational Idiocracy

4-Year-Old Brings Shell Casing to Preschool. Principal Suspends Him for 7 Days, Calls Child Services.
A four year old took a shell casing to school and when it was discovered found himself expelled for seven days and told "that if his "enthusiasm for guns continued," he would be expelled." He also apparently likes to pretend his toys are guns. Where that my child, the Principal would have been asked some pointed questions about where she got telling me how to raise my child, and told an "enthusiasm" for guns was a damn good thing. I'd have probably been arrested. There were several reasons my kids where home schooled. This is but one.

The mother of the four year old was more restrained and told her story on Facebook where it went viral and hopefully embarrassed and brought discredit to the staff of A Place for Growth. Honestly the name of the school should have been a clue. Zero tolerance, it's what bureaucrats do instead of something useful.

H/T to Uncle.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Ghost in the Shell [2017]

I went to see Ghost in the Shell tonight. I'm a big fan of the original anime andits: Stand Alone Complex series and movie. I wasn't sure what to expect, and I made the mistake of going when I was tired. Pleasantly surprised, I was. The most you can expect in a remake of this sort is that they honor the spirit of the original. I think they accomplished that. Good cast all around. Good story and good use of effects. I don't know if it will do well enough for follow-up, but I have hopes.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

We have the same problem in North Carolina

Internal Sheriffs Association email shows that money drives pistol permit law
The North Carolina Sheriff's Association opposed any repeal of the Jim Crow Pistol Purchase Permit I believe in part because they'll lose the fees. They other part for some Sheriff's is they'll lose the ability to say no to applicants they don't like. The last attempt to kill it died because of opposition by the NCSA. This problem isn't Alabama's alone.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Who Says an AR-15 is No Good for Home Defense.

In Oklahoma, three burglars enter a house and find the 19-year old son of the owner inside. words are exchanged and the 19-year old opens fire with a AR-15. The end result is that the 19-year old is fine. The burglars, not so much.
Homeowner's son shoots, kills three would-be burglars

It does look that way, doesn't it?

A liberal friend of mind has always claimed that Obamacare was at its core a Republican plan designed as a counter to Hillarycare in the 80's just in case. I always called bullshit on him. NOW I'm not so sure. The Establishment Republican sure do seem to like them some Big Government programs, don't they?

Friday, March 24, 2017

Some people can't open their mouths...

...or put pen to paper without stupid coming out.
Opposing Teams Should Boycott Playing Arkansas if Concealed Weapons Are Allowed at Games
Missouri passed campus carry the other day and their Governor signed it into law. Kyle Koster, over at USA Today, has a problem with it. Here's the core of his blather...
No matter one’s beliefs about the Second Amendment, the new measure will likely create a situation where one group of people are allowed to carry and others are not. It’s not reasonable to believe players who have a permit and complete the required training will be allowed to have weapons during games. At the very least, team rules will be put in place to assure this is the case. How are you going to ask athletes to surrender the rights afforded to fans?

That, of course, is a lesser concern. The more pressing one is how fans, who can get unruly and irrational during games, will handle this new ability. Staunch proponents would argue this is a non-issue but they should concede that there will be a faction of fans and players who feel more unsafe than before.

Yes. There will be one group of people allowed to carry and others who are not. That would be those who undergo the bureaucratic hassle and training required to get government permission to exercise their Second Amendment rights as opposed to those who don't and carry anyway. The first group can be trusted to carry. The second group may be trusted to carry but that's a flip of the coin. In any event, CCW permit holders aren't the problem. Athletes who go to that hassle to get a CCW permit won't be a problem because they are bright enough to know when to carry and when not to. My experience with the majority of CCW permit holders is that they are respectful of others and go out of their way to avoid trouble.

Then Koster falls back on the tired gun banner's argument that if some change occurs in gun laws that loosens restriction on carry, there will be blood in the streets, or in this case athletic field. Koster and his ilk have been claiming this since Florida first passed shall issue CCW legislation in the 80's. Didn't happen n Florida. Hasn't happened anywhere else. Tired. Old. Arguments. But then, that's all they have isn't it. Oh, and threats like this one to boycott Missouri. Pathetic little sh... isn't he?

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Go Nuclear

Schumer: Democrats will filibuster Gorsuch nomination
Childish behavior by the Democrats because the Republicans wouldn't let them pack the court during Obama's last year in office. Exercise the Reid Option. We knew it was gonna happen anyway. The Democrats don't wanna play nice. Just do it and get it over with.

Pot, Kettle.

Recently Read

Flag in Exile by David Weber

It' a good book and highly recommended. Now. I'm done with Weber re-reads for awhile. I've got my latest Baen bundle to work on.

Make Up Your Mind

Are firearms with a silencer ‘quiet’?

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tired

I spent nine plus hours at the range today and fired nary a round. More of the same tomorrow. So, I'm just gonna call it a night.

Yup

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Bernie Wrightson has...

...passed.

Damn it.

Bernie Wrightson mostly drew horror comics and co-created Swamp Thing. He did great work.