Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017


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


H/T to Miguel.GFZ

Wednesday, April 12, 2017


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... 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

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


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


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.


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Bernie Wrightson has...


Damn it.

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

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Giffords and Kelly create yet ANOTHER gun control group

Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly Target Arizona with New Gun Control Group

Quote of the Day

My scholarship (past and forthcoming) argues that administrative power undermines equal voting rights by shifting much lawmaking power out of Congress into the hands of unelected administrators. My work shows, moreover, that this shift occurred when the knowledge class regretted the boisterous sort of politics that came with equal voting rights. Woodrow Wilson candidly explained that “the reformer is bewildered” by the need to persuade “a voting majority of several million heads”—especially when the reformer needed to influence “the mind, not of Americans of the older stocks only, but also of Irishmen, of Germans, of Negroes.” One could go on at length with such quotes, and certainly administrative power has been dominated by whites of a certain class, but the point is not narrowly about racism. Instead, it is about how a class that expected deference to its knowledge was disappointed with the results of equal suffrage in a diverse society. It therefore welcomed a transfer of lawmaking power out of the elected legislature and into the hands of the right sort of people.

The argument, in other words, is not against an elite, but against the administrative dilution of representative government and equal voting rights. There will always be elites, and this is part of the valuable differentiation that can occur within a free society. Rather than oppose such differentiation, my scholarship suggests that all Americans, even elites, should confine themselves to working through the Constitution’s representative framework of government.

H/T to Sebastian.

Friday, March 17, 2017

So I guess, if ten or more white people get together... this new progressive, "anti-rascist", "anti-fascist" reality, it's a "white pride" rally? Seriously?

Oh, and Happy St. Patrick's Day.

[UPDATE] Maybe it's a joke. Maybe not. It's easy to believe people are that stupid.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Recently Read

Field of Dishonor by David Weber

This is fourth in Weber's Honor Harrington series. This may be the third time I've read it. Again, it's Weber. It's good.

Remeber that Netflix special where Amy Schumer...

,,,was going to put us gun owners in our place? Sounds like it's pretty much a flop.
‘Horribly Unfunny’: Amy Schumer’s Netflix Special Gets Trashed With One-Star Reviews

Another Win for the Good Guys?

I looks like gun owners may soon be able to exercise their Second Amendment rights on Corps of Engineer lands the same way they are in the National Parks. That means if you can legally own a firearm and your carry complies with the laws of the Host State you're good. It not settled yet the fact that the Corps seems willing to work out a deal bodes well. What a difference a change in Administrations makes.
Second Amendment may be restored on Army Corps of Engineers land

Monday, March 13, 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Recently Read

The Short Victorious War by David Weber

It's another book reread. It's Weber. It's good.


Nancy Pelosi: ‘We Have a Right to Know What’s in Health Care Bill Before It Passes’

Friday, March 10, 2017

Constitutional Carry passes in South Dakota...

...and it's off tot he Governor's desk. I have no idea how supportive their governor is or isn't. The NRA suggests south Dakotans give him a call and ask him to sign. By my count that'll be fourteen. Opinions differ.

Recently Read

The Honor of the Queen by David Weber

It seems as if I've read this recently, but I got a new copy with "more content" in a recent Baen bundle and so read it again. Couldn't notice a difference. Best scene was Nimitz and Honor wading into a crew of bad guys trying to assassinate the Protector and his family. Best thing about the Honor Harrington books is Nimitz, the treecat. Highly Recommended.

By the way the original version of the novel is in Baen's Free Library.

New Family Member

The dog, not the teenager.

Named Lilo.

Current Events

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The truth doesn't matter to the New York Times...

...unless it is their truth.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

I think I'll take a pass on that.

Amy Schumer Uses Netflix Special to go After ‘Gun Nuts’
...and yes, Ms. Schumer, based on your associations and your mouth, you do want to take away our guns. My hope is your special does about as well as Ms. Sloane did.

Monday, March 6, 2017

'cuz they go together.

Case in point.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

There was a pro-Trump rally in Raliegh NC yesterday

Hundreds rally to support President Trump in Raleigh
Nobody got beat up.

Nobody got pepper sprayed.

Nobody got hurt.

This despite a few of the opposition being present. Imagine that.


UPDATE: More pictures from Berkley.

I'm kinda curious to see where this goes.

Yes, There Could Be Serious Legal Problems if Obama Admin Involved in Illegal Surveillance
Nowhere I suspect. I'm constantly amazed by how far the Left is willing to go to protect him.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Recently Read

Helldorado by Chuck Dixon

This book four in Dixon's Bad Times series. This time it's back to the time period of the first novel to rescue the friend they left behind. The protohumans they fought then aren't the problem now. It's humans. Good stuff.

Too Much Time on Their Hands

These protestors have too much time on their hands. Maybe we can come up with something useful for them to do. Breaking rocks instead of throwing them.

...and on a similar note.


Gun v. pick-axe ends up about how you'd expect

In Alabama, a guy with a pick axe broke into a business in which the owner also lived. When the guy entered the bedroom and charged the owner, the owner grabbed his pistol and shot him dead.

H/T to Dean.

Recently Read

No Spot of Ground by Walter Jon Williams

An alternate history where Edgar Allan Poe did not die in 1849 but instead survived is alcoholism and built a new life in the South. Here we find Poe fighting under Lee during the Civil War still haunted by hhis past. It's short at 64 pages, but a good read. I've not looked to see if Williams has written anything in this genre, but if he has, I'd be interested i giving it a try based on this alone.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Good Work

Ryan Zinke, the new Secretary of the Interior, has made a good start. He repealed one of those last minute gifts to gun owners from the Obama Administration.It was the one that banned lead amo and fishing tackle.
Secretarial Order No. 3346 overturns the recent ban of lead ammunition and fish tackle used on Fish and Wildlife Service lands, waters, and facilities. The order highlights the need for additional review and consultation with local stakeholders.
Like I said, good work. My hopes for the Trump Administration continue to rise.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Current Events

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Recently Read

Avenging Angels by Chuck Dixon

This time it's back to Palestine to prevent the murder of a teenage Christ. Five against a couple of Centuries of Roman infantry. Good stuff.

Monday, February 27, 2017

60 Minutes broadcast a hit piece on Remington...

...and Remington hit back.
Remington Responds to 60 Minutes
It seems to me that withholding pertinent details on a news subject that might cast doubt on predetermined conclusions is untruthful. Well, having predetermined conclusions is untruthful. Be nice if Remington would sue the worthless gits. It's the only way these people learn. Just saying...


Poor Victim Selection

In Texas an armed teen tried to rob a jogger and got shot in the groin for his trouble. Said robber fled in t he truck he arrived in and was later caught by police. He's being treated in a local hospital. The victim of the robbery was unharmed. As I said, poor victim selection. the bad guys need to get used to it.

H/T to David.

Wonder why?

Oscar ratings hit 9-year low
Couldn't be because people are damn tired of being preached to by Hollywood.

O is for Oblivious...

...and S is for Stupid. The solution they're looking for already exists.

Just 'cuz they don't like it doesn't mean it isn't a solution.
Women with guns: The next threat to the Democratic Party

Recently Read

Blood Red Tide by Chuck Dixon

Second in his Bad Times series. It another time travel novel. This time they are off to the ancient Mediterranean to find lost pirate treasure, and, again, things go not as planned. I liked it. So I'm hooked, and already reading #3 in the series.

I'd want this thoroughly vetted to make sure there's no wiggle room... the law of unintended consequences doesn't come back to bite us in the ass.
Proposed Executive Order Designating Certain Rifles for ‘Militia Purposes’
I see this as an acceptable stop gap to the 4th Circuits shenanigans, but Congress needs to deal with this and like I said, be careful 'cuz the Left finds chinks in our armor and sticks the knife in whenever they can.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Current Events

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

It's About Time

Bill filed to bring South Korean M1s back from overseas

We get decisions like this out of the 4th Circuit...

...because Obama was allowed to pack the courts with Leftists when Harry Reid killed the filibuster on judicial nominations. It's time for Trump to do the same. He has 117 vacancies he can fill with conservative judges with more sure to open in the next four years.
Appeals Court Upholds Maryland Ban on Military-Style Weapons

Monday, February 20, 2017

‘More paint and less hate’: Online petition calls for end to ‘black targets’ at shooting ranges

The IALEFI did not immediately respond Sunday to a request for comment from TheBlaze asking if it plans to yield to the online protesters’ demands.
'cuz stupid doesn't deserve a response. That, and they're too busy choking on their coffee from the laughter.

Recently Read

SEAL Team Six by Chuck Dixon

SEALS killing terrorists. Well done. I liked it. Truth to tell a lot of this kind of stuff is on the market now. Some good and some not so good. This was one of the better ones. I like Dixon's writing and I'll read the rest of the series in time. No hurry though.



New on the Sidebar

Men of the West, mostly based on Why You Should Read Classic Literature.
Are the stories amazing? Yes, they are. Do they teach you things about yourself? Do they illustrate great truths of human nature? Do they stir the soul to great deeds? Of course they do. But in this sad, debauched age, where men’s spirits hang low, and honor is thin, you must read the classic works for another reason. It’s mundane, and boring, but critical. You must know whether you are being lied to.
There's lots more to it and I'm only just dipping in.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Current Events

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Recently Read

Called by Robert J. Crane

It's takes place in one of these worlds where the supernatural and mundane exist side by side with the mundane mostly ignorant of the supernatural. It falls smack dab in the middle of the fantasy genre that Corriea and Butcher do so well. It is the first n a series. Small town overrun by demons and a mysterious stranger arrives to clean 'em out. The story is OK, but nothing new here. The characters are much the same. The presentation is above average. So, I liked it. I'll definitely pick up the sequel, but I got other things to read so it may be awhile.

If you can't be trusted with a gun... can't be trusted with my children...
Teachers will be forced to carry a gun according to Moms Demand.
...and based on this, I wouldn't trust you with either.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Neat Tarzan Cover

Appears to be from a French edition so no idea who the artist is or when it was published.


[UPDATE] From the comments:

"Tarzan of the Apes #163
January 1967
Cover: George Wilson "

The cover is reprinted from the above edition.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Senate Says No To Obama's Last Minute Gun Grab

Senators voted 57-43 to strike down a regulation that requires the Social Security Administration to report people who receive disability benefits and have a mental health condition to the FBI's background check system.
What it allowed was to have the Second Amendment rights of certain recipients of Social Security stripped without due process. Next it goes to President Trump's desk, where he is expected to sign it. More please.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Recent Addition

From Faro #6, page 31 by Emil Cabaltierre.

The scan or photo is from the seller. I'm looking to find a large format scanner to get better images of my collection. When I do, I'll post them.

Man breaks into his ex-girlfriend's house...

...and gets shot.
Woman allegedly shoots intruding ex-boyfriend
Does that headline look odd to anyone else?


Yeah, this looks hinky. Appeal.

Nancy Pelosi opens her mouth...

...and stupid fake news comes out.
Nancy Pelosi Spent Two Minutes Doubling Down On Fake Michael Flynn Tweets [VIDEO]

Monday, February 13, 2017

Ummmm, OK

“OK” is now a white supremacist hate gesture or something.
If you are interested in reading the story click through the Intapundit link. I'm not linking Media Matters. The thought occurs upon reading the story, can these dudes beclown themselves any more than they already have? Why yes, yes they can.

Recently Read

Cannibal Gold by Chuck Dixon

A team of former Rangers go back in time to rescue a scientist. Good action. Good story. Good read.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Current Events

Recently Read

The Black Wolves of Boston by Wen Spencer

There may be some short fiction I've missed, but I've read every published novel. Every one of them is top notch and this is no different. Spencer has built a world where magic and the normal coexist and, of course, the battle of good vs. evil rages. The story is fine but the joy is in getting to know the characters. I want more please.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

On Tom Brady, Rudyard Kipling, and If

The Social Justice weenies want to dictate what of our history we can celebrate and what we must condemn. Case in point. Tom Brady shares Kipling's If on Instagram and the SJWs go ape shit because the poem by is by the "racist" Kipling. It's not because it's Kipling. Brady is a friend of President Trump and so everything he does is bad and open to attack. Also I'm not going to drop the works of Kipling into the trash because you SJW trash have determined he is badthink because of a poem he wrote before the turn of the last century. He's a wonderful writer that I enjoy so fuck off. Last to you twits who feel the need to jump on the bandwagon because he didn't cite Kipling as the author. It' Instagram. Nobody cares except you nitpicking assholes. I recognize the poem as Kipling. Ya'll did, or somebody with a minimum amount of education did and told you so you could bitch and nobody without an agenda believes for a moment Brady is trying to pass it on as his own work. You're bitching 'cuz it's Brady and Trump so grow up or STFU. Rant over!

Now, without further ado, If by Rudyard Kipling, and if you don't like it. Don't read it.

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream -- and not make dreams your master;
If you can think -- and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings -- nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run --
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And -- which is more -- you'll be a Man, my son!

Obviously not a cat person...

...or he would have been used to it.
Deputies said the man shot the cat with a BB gun, which paralyzed the animal. It later had to be euthanized.

According to a police report, the 69-year-old man told deputies he shot the cat because it “looked at him like he owned the place” before relieving itself on his property.

Friday, February 10, 2017

A loophole is anything a Liberal doesn't like

Being able to buy gun parts online is now a loophole. Never mind you have to route the sale of the part the FED considers the gun, the part with the serial number on it you attach the other parts to, through an FFL so you undergo a background check. So, a Liberal considers this a loophole because you can buy parts online, AND they get some clueless agent at the ATF who doesn't understand Hillary lost the election to rubber stamp the lie. I think this is what they call fake news.
Loophole Lets Criminals Buy Untraceable ‘Ghost Guns’ Online

H/T to Sebastian

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Then There Were Twelve

Constitutional Carry Passes In New Hampshire
their Governor has to sign it but he is on record saying he will.

I'll not hold my breath on that one.

Constitutional carry bill proposed in North Carolina
It's not even a veto by Democrat Governor Roy Cooper that would kill it. the Republican have a super majority in the Legislature. They can pass anything they have a will to. The question is do they have the will to go up against the North Carolina Sheriff's Association? The Association has been the major hurdle in repealing North Carolina's purchase permit. I doubt they will support Constitutional Carry. Doesn't mean it isn't a fight worth fighting. Just means it is all uphill 'cuz the North Carolina Legislature is firmly in their pocket.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Current Events