Sunday, September 24, 2017

Recently Read

Iron Angels by Eric Flint and Alister Kimble

It was OK. An FBI Agent investigates strange murders that lead to the discovery of two opposing cults and a portal to another universe. It is as well written any any thing Flint involves himself in but it never really grabbed me. I'm not saying don't read it. It just didn't work that well for me.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Comic Book Writers Plot to Harass Conservatives at ComicCon

I like comic books. I've been reading them since I learned to read. Adaptations of novels led me to real books. I'm sure many of the writers and artists I liked when I grew up were liberal and liberal themes made their way into the stories but not in the heavy handed way they seem to be popping up lately. AND I never heard of shit like this until recently.
Comic Book Writers Plot to Harass Conservatives at ComicCon
So, to you artists and writers out there. YOUR job is to entertain me NOT preach to me. Shit like this only means I won't buy your product and I'm pretty sure when others take the same stance your employers won't be happy with the drop in sales. By the way, I'm fifty-seven years old. I'm one of those guys who have some disposable income to spend on things like comics. Can you say the same about SJW you seem to be aiming your product at now? I just went in to my local comic shop and dropped my pre-orders from about 25 comics a month to three. Think about it.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

'Cuz That's Funny

[H/T to Borepatch]

Monday, September 11, 2017

I Guess We Know Where Ryan and McConnel Stand on the Second

Ryan Blocking Concealed Carry Reciprocity, Congressman Tells Armed American Radio
The GOP talks big until they are in a position where they have to put up or shut up. Then it's crickets. The only difference between them and the Democrats is one of degree.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

R. I. P. Len Wein

I can't say he was what I would call a favorite but the man paid his dues and in doing so co-created Wolverine, Swamp Thing, and The Human Target. He wrote Giant Size X-Men #1 that re-introduced the new team that included Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Storm, and Colossus. Those are his creations that I can remember off the cuff. I grew up reading the comics he wrote. He did good work.
Len Wein, Legendary Comics Writer Who Co-Created Wolverine, Dies at 69

Saturday, September 9, 2017

R. I. P. Jerry Pournelle

Next to Robert Heinlein, Jerry Pournelle was my favorite writer. His books were as good the second and third time through as the first. His solo novels and collaborations were damn near perfect, and he will be missed.
In Memoriam: Jerry Pournelle

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Two Enter, One Leaves

In Ohio, two armed robbers enter a Taco Bell and ordered the five employees to get on the floor. three of the employees opened fire on the robbers. One of the robbers escaped. The other died of multiple gunshot wounds.
In a statement, Taco Bell said the company was offering counseling to the restaurant workers and was cooperating with the investigation.

Current Events

'Cuz They're Funny






















H/T to Borepatch.

Update: I've said it before and I'll say it again. I'd fire my copy editor if he wasn't me. 

Recently Read

Seven Stones to Stand or Fall by Diana Gabaldon

These are stories from the Outlander Universe. Two are original to this collection. None are what I would call central to the main narrative. All are very good. More please. Highly recommended.

Get a Holster

In Missouri, a man with a pistol tucked in his waistband shot himself in the leg when the pistol slipped into his pants and he attempted to recover it. No one else was injured. Moral: Get a holster.

[H/T to BA]

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

In Other Words... More Free Shit

As I see it, the ante to be in the game as a serious contender for the Democratic nomination will include uniform positions on at least five issues. Specifically, any Democrat who wants to be taken seriously must support a single-payer health-care system, a $15 minimum wage, free college tuition, affirmative support for sanctuary cities along with minimal immigration controls and, finally, a contender must completely embrace Black Lives Matter and engage in a probing courtship with the radical pseudo-group the “antifa.”

The race to be the Democratic nominee for president in 2020 will be a race to the left. The Bernie Sanders agenda has taken root. By the time the Democrats’ nominating process was complete in 2016, Hillary Clinton had become Bernie Sanders-lite. I see the next Democratic nominee as likely to be Sanders on steroids.

Yes, they should go with that. Please. I figure even as fucked up as the GOP is at this moment, they'll win.

That's got to be the headline of the year.

First Amendment Protects Cinema's Right to Show Unicorn Masturbation Scene While Serving Alcohol, Says Judge
I'd also note that, apparently, cops in Utah have way too much time on their hands.

Recent Addition

The art is by a British artist named Boo Cook. He isn't the reason I picked up this piece, but it is a nice sample of his art. I just wanted a piece of Doctor Who art, and this fit the bill and my price. On the downside, shipping from [formerly] Great Britain doubled the cost. Oh, well...

Monday, September 4, 2017

Current Events

Recently Read

The Count by Kenneth Tam

In the late Nineteenth Century a tunnel to a parallel universe if discovered in western north America. The United States and Great Britain exploit it cooperatively and a new frontier is born. This novella provides an introduction to this new world. The story pulls you in. The characters are interesting. Easy to read prose. I liked it enough to want to read the first novel in the series. At this time you can get the Kindle version on Amazon for free.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

This is Antifa

And let’s be clear: Totalitarian is precisely what they are. Mark Bray, a Dartmouth lecturer who has defended antifa’s violent tactics, recently explained in The Post, “Its adherents are predominantly communists, socialists and anarchists” who believe that physical violence “is both ethically justifiable and strategically effective.” In other words, they are no different from neo-Nazis. Neo-Nazis are the violent advocates of a murderous ideology that killed 25 million people last century. Antifa members are the violent advocates of a murderous ideology that, according to “The Black Book of Communism,” killed between 85 million and 100 million people last century. Both practice violence and preach hate. They are morally indistinguishable. There is no difference between those who beat innocent people in the name of the ideology that gave us Hitler and Himmler and those who beat innocent people in the name of the ideology that gave us Stalin and Dzerzhinsky. - Marc A. Thiessen

Astroturf

As A Gun Violence Survivor, I Feel Betrayed By Everytown
She actually thought Bloomberg and Watts gave a crap what she thought. Amazing.

Poor Target Selection

Baltimore gunmen targeted pub hosting police party, officials say
Dumb.

...and this as well.

Public School Teachers Behind Violent Antifa Group

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A Beating in Berkley

Friday, September 1, 2017

Current Events

Nothing Here Most of Us Didn't Know Already

Federal authorities have been warning state and local officials since early 2016 that leftist extremists known as “antifa” had become increasingly confrontational and dangerous, so much so that the Department of Homeland Security formally classified their activities as “domestic terrorist violence,” according to interviews and confidential law enforcement documents obtained by POLITICO.

Since well before the Aug. 12 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly, DHS has been issuing warnings about the growing likelihood of lethal violence between the left-wing anarchists and right-wing white supremacist and nationalist groups.

Previously unreported documents disclose that by April 2016, authorities believed that “anarchist extremists” were the primary instigators of violence at public rallies against a range of targets. They were blamed by authorities for attacks on the police, government and political institutions, along with symbols of “the capitalist system,” racism, social injustice and fascism, according to a confidential 2016 joint intelligence assessment by DHS and the FBI. - Politico

H/T to Clayton Cramer

That's Disappointing

The Trace: Civilians Own 70 Times More Guns Than U.S. Police and Military Combined
The disparity should be higher. I encourage you all to go out and purchase more guns. I'm going to.