Saturday, December 30, 2017

Handicap

In the land of the perpetually offended...

SJWs Melt Down Over New York Times Chopsticks Photo
So, is it cultural appropriation if this middlin' fat white guy uses chopsticks to eat Hibachi?

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Current Events

A Good Woman with A Gun

In Georgia, A deputy attempted to help someone with a ride and cash when he was assaulted for his trouble. A female bystander pulled her concealed firearm and fired on the assailant wounding and driving him off. Her actions most likely saved this deputy's life.
Sheriff: Sergeant Hospitalized After Assault; Suspect Shot by Bystander
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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Bright (2017)

Take a cop buddy movie and drop into a modern world descended from a Tolkienest world where the Dark Lord was defeated two thousand years ago and you get Bright. Will Smith and his orc partner find a magic wand and things go south. Corrupt cops want it. Gangbangers want it. The original elf owner wants it, and two honest street cops have it. My understanding is this project went to Netflix because the director, Davis Ayers, didn't want studio interference or to tone the hard R down for theatrical release. I'm happy it made it to Netflix. It's a damn good action flick.

Recently Read

Princess Holy Aura by Ryk E. Spoor

Spoor takes the Magical Girl anime genre and turns it into a pretty good novel with some twists. I liked it and hope for a sequel. Recommended.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

In Texas, a woman woke up...

...to find a man standing in her kitchen. The gun in her hand and the dog by her side where enough to convince him to depart. Nobody died. That's always a good way to end the day.
'I had to take care of things': Gun-wielding Texas mother scares off intruder

You First

NBC News Thinks Free Speech Should Be Regulated Because Nazis! [VIDEO]
I suggest we start with the press. I free speech is gonna be regulated that's all speech not just the speech the Left/MSM doesn't like. Yeah, didn't think so.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas

Enjoy your time with your family. Nothing else matters.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Recently Read

The Dance of Time by Eric Flint and David Drake

Thisis the last book in the Belisarius Saga. It provides a satisfying ending and, for me, a thirst for more, but the story is over. the five books that make up the saga are a wonderful story that made me laugh. The humor is dark but considering the subject matter it could be nothing less. Read the books if you haven't already. You won't be disappointed.

In the land of the perpetually offended...

Critics Attack Hallmark’s Christmas Movies: ‘They Brim with White Heterosexuals’

If you don't fricking like it. Don't fricking watch it. My mom loved the movies on Hallmark. They were wholesome and blah. God forbid people who like that kind of thing have a place to go and watch it.

Current Events

Friday, December 22, 2017

Yeah, about National Reprocity...

Read more: I Actually Read HR 38 : National Carry Reciprocity & Guess What I Found?
I doubt the Senate will vote in favor. Maybe the problems can be fixed in conference. That really depends on how much you trust out elected officials not to screw us. Maybe the best thing to happen would be to kill this thing and start over again, but then we're back to how much can we trust our elected officials not to screw us.

Here's my suggestion for a fix. The law need have only one sentence. If your are a U. S. Citizen and can carry concealed legally in your home state, you can carry concealed legally in any State in the Union. How's that sound? Too simple? I don't expect perfect, just better.

In the land of the perpetually offended...

Here’s Tucker Carlson’s handy list of 100 racist things from 2017. Is your favorite on the list?
When everything is racist, nothing is.

Link Fixed.

In the land of the perpetually offended...

...there is this stupid crap.
CNN Labels ‘Thomas the Tank Engine,’ ‘Paw Patrol’ as ‘Fascist’ Cartoons
Some people have way too much time on their hands.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Pot, Kettle

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Recently Read

Fortune's Stroke and The Tide of Victory by Eric Flint and David Drake

Two more books in Their Belisarius Saga. If you haven't read them, do. Highly recommended.

In the land of the perpetually offended...

Delingpole: Magicgate – the Ugly Story of How Social Justice Warriors Ruined an Innocent Collectible Card Game
I've never played these games, but I've been into comic books as long as I can remember. I recently went from buying twenty-five plus comics a month to three because of this SJW bullshit, and none of those are produced by Marvel or DC. I buy entertainment to entertain me. When I want to be preached to, Ill go to church or turn on the news.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Current Events

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Wish I'd Thought of That

Oh well, wife wouldn't gone along with it anyway.













H/T to Borepatch.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Nancy Pelosi opens her mouth...

...and lies come out.
Three Pinocchios for Pelosi on Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act
The fact checker gave her only three pinocchios?

Recently Read

An Oblique Approach, In the Heart of Darkness, Destiny's Shield by Eric Flint and David Drake

I'm re-reading Flint and Drake's Belisarius Saga. Excellent military science fiction. These are the books that introduced me to Eric Flint. Highly recommended.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

No spoilers here. I liked it. Lots of neat thing to see. The story mostly worked. The actors all did an excellent job. Great to see Mark Hamill actually have something to do in this film, but, all that aside, it didn't manage to grab me emotionally.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Seriously?

New York Governor announces new gun ban which has existed for 20 years
Yeah, let's do something that's already the law of the land. I guess he needs a New York law that bans what Federal Law does already. Smart man, that.

H/T to Uncle.

Back on the Sidebar

The Volokh Conspiracy has left the Washington Post and is now at Reason. It is also back on the sidebar.

I'm having problems adding t to the sidebar. Not sure why. So for now, it's not there.

Update: Working now.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Recent Addition

I was flipping through eBay a couple a few weeks back and noticed several sketches of Dr. Girlfriend of Venture Brothers. I bid on five or six of them and managed to get one. This is by Tom Palmer. As a comic artist Palmer is really know for his pencils. It's in inking that he made his mark. He has inked artists such as Neal Adams, Gene Colan, and John Buscema on titles such as X-Men, Avengers, Doctor Strange, Daredevil to name a few. He's made a well deserved name for himself in the comic industry.

Monday, December 11, 2017

They'll be Blood in the Streets, Part 2

Mass AG: Reciprocity may be ‘next deadly loophole in our nation’s gun laws’

Hoist with his own Petard

I find it amazing that Republicans who believe in state rights all of a sudden have a problem observing the state rights of those states that think that stronger gun laws is the way to protect citizens and that’s what I have to say about it. - Sen. Bob Menendez (D-PRNJ)
I find it amazing that Democrats who have never given a shit about state rights in the past now think they are important. Being on the receiving end makes the difference, I guess.

They'll be Blood in the Streets...

...plus the usual lying of ass off.
Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on the Passage of the House Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill
Once again, they make the claim but it never comes to pass.

Current Events

In the land of the perpetually offended...

Activists push to ban ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ because it promotes date rape

Friday, December 8, 2017

There'll be Blood in the Streets

NY Attorney General Warns of 'Guns in Times Square on New Year's Eve' with Concealed Carry Reciprocity
That may well be, but it won't happen because of cincealled carry permit holders or National Reprocity. It will be because of your homegrown assholes. These assholes pull this out of the woodwork every time a pro-gun bill passes and it never comes to pass. They have no argument so they lie and fear monger.

Ohhhh, Neat. Want.

Range Review: Remington 870 DM Shotgun

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

H. R. 38: National Reprocity and fix-NICS

The NRA and GOA support it.
NRA Blasts Misleading Claims Made About Gun Background Check Bill Ahead of House Vote
I'm still not so sure fix-NICS is a good idea. If Schumer and Feinstein are for it, it's generally not in our best interest.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

In the land of the perpetually offended...

SJWs Want Us All to Read Nonexistent Racism, Sexism, and Homophobia into 'Rudolph'
Seriously people, get a life.

Fascinating

Tarantino, Abrams Team For New “Star Trek”
The first R rated Star Trek?

Recently Read

The Spark by David Drake

On to the Asteroid by Travis s. Taylor and Les Johnson

Both are good books. Drake is Drake. Excellent in every respect. It based on Arthurian legend and is basically a coming of age story. The Taylor/Johnson book is hard science fiction about a crew of astronauts working to divert an asteroid from striking earth. No surprises in it but I liked it. Both are recommended.

Current Events

Monday, December 4, 2017

Claim: National Concealed Carry Will Be Linked With Feinstein-Schumer Bill. [Bumped]

From Congressman Thomas Massie
ALERT: Feinstein/Schumer sponsored gun legislation that amends the “Brady bill” will be added to Concealed Carry Reciprocity bill (HR 38) in the House this week.

As Chairman of the Second Amendment Caucus, I’m blowing the whistle on the swamp. Last week, Republicans in the House fast tracked through committee HR 4477, a gun bill titled “fix-NICS.” The Senate version of this bill is cosponsored by Senator Dianne Feintstein and Senator Chuck Schumer and it will send $625 million over 5 years to states to expand the national background check database. The bill will also advance former President Obama’s agenda of pressuring every branch of the administration (such as the Veteran’s Administration) to submit thousands of more names to the NICS background check database to deny gun purchases. The House bill is identical in every way to the Senate bill except the House bill will also commission a study on bump-stocks.

What you don’t know, and what virtually no one in Washington wants you to know, is that House leadership plans to merge the fix-NICS bill with popular Concealed Carry Reciprocity legislation, HR 38, and pass both of them with a single vote. Folks, this is how the swamp works. House leadership expects constituents to call their representatives demanding a vote on the reciprocity bill, when in fact the only vote will be on the two combined bills.

How fast did Fix-NICS, HR 4477, move through the Judiciary Committee? This bill broke the previous records for fast track legislation. It was voted out of committee within hours of being introduced in the House. Check the dates on this link: https://www.congress.gov/…/115th-congr…/house-bill/4477/text . That means the text of the bill wasn’t even discoverable by the public on congress.gov until after the bill passed out of committee! The text was however available over in the Senate where you will find Senator Diane Feinstein and Senator Chuck Schumer are cosponsors. https://www.congress.gov/…/115t…/senate-bill/2135/cosponsors

If that’s not odd enough, consider this: the fix-NICS bill was introduced in the House by a Democrat two weeks ago. https://www.congress.gov/…/115th-congr…/house-bill/4434/text . But, in a very unusual move, the bill was re-introduced verbatim by a Republican two weeks later, with language added to it to commission a bump-stock study. Six Republicans in Judiciary Committee weren’t persuaded by the switcheroo, and voted No. However, because every Democrat voted yes and some Republicans voted yes at the urging of the Chairman, the bill made it out of committee. The deed will be complete this week when the bill is quietly added to the Reciprocity bill, HR 38, and passed without the knowledge of those who would oppose the legislation if they knew what was in it.

To recap, what are some clues that you should be concerned with the fix-NICS bill?

(1) The first sentence after the title of the bill reads “Section 103 of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (34 U.S.C. 40901) is amended…”
(2) Senators Dianne Feinstein and Chuck Schumer are cosponsors in the Senate.
(3) It’s being rammed through, without a hearing, in a very nontransparent process, and it will be passed by attaching it to the popular concealed carry reciprocity bill which already has enough votes to pass on its own.
(4) It spends over half a billion dollars to collect more names to include in a list of people who will never be allowed to own a firearm.
(5) It compels administrative agencies, not just courts, to adjudicate your second amendment rights.

In my opinion, #5 is the biggest problem. The bill encourages administrative agencies, not the courts, to submit more names to a national database that will determine whether you can or can’t obtain a firearm. When President Obama couldn’t get Congress to pass gun control, he implemented a strategy of compelling, through administrative rules, the Veterans Administration and the Social Security Administration to submit lists of veterans and seniors, many of whom never had a day in court, to be included in the NICS database of people prohibited from owning a firearm. Only a state court, a federal (article III) court, or a military court, should ever be able to suspend your rights for any significant period of time.

Does the NICS background check system have problems? Yes, it results in tens of thousands of unjustified denials of gun purchases every year. But like many bills in Congress, the fix-NICS doesn’t live up to its name – it will likely do the opposite. It throws millions of dollars at a faulty program and it will result in more law-abiding citizens being deprived of their right to keep and bear arms.

If we continue to give the executive branch more money and encouragement to add names to the list of people prohibited from buying a firearm (without a day in court) and if the gun banners achieve their goal of universal background checks, one day, a single person elected to the office of President will be able to achieve universal gun prohibition.

House leadership should immediately de-couple the fix-NICS legislation from the concealed carry reciprocity legislation. People hate it when Washington combines bills like our leadership plans to do this week.

A few have speculated that the House is combining the bills to ensure reciprocity will pass in the Senate. I have some news for them: Senators Feinstein and Schumer aren’t going to vote for reciprocity even if it contains the fix-NICS legislation they support for expanding the background check database. If someone is na├»ve enough to think that’s going to work, and they’re willing to accept fix-NICS to get reciprocity, then they should ask the Senate to go first with the combined bill.

Here’s a dangerous scenario that’s more likely to play out: The House uses the popularity of reciprocity (HR 38) to sneak fix-NICS through, while the Senate passes fix-NICS only. The Senate and the House meet at conference with their respective bills, with the result being fix-NICS emerges from conference without reciprocity. Fix-NICS comes back to the House and passes because all of the Democrats will vote for it (as they just did in Judiciary Committee) and many Republicans will vote for it. Because Republicans already voted for it once as part of the reciprocity deal that never came to pass, they won’t have a solid footing for opposing fix-NICS as a standalone bill. Then we’ll end up with fix-NICS, which is basically an expansion of the Brady Bill, without reciprocity.

If our House leadership insists on bringing the flawed fix-NICS bill to the floor, they shouldn’t play games. We should vote separately on HR 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill, and HR 4477, the fix-NICS bill. And we should be given enough time to amend the fix-NICS bill, because it needs to be fixed, if not axed.

Feinstein and Shumer are trying to kill National Reciprocity by adding a poison pill to it. CALL your representatives and have them kill fix-NICS. There is nothing wrong with NICS that couldn't be cured by government agencies reporting prohibited person to it as the law currently requires. I'd also rather wait on National Reciprocity than allow Shumer and Feinstein to deprive people of their Second Amendment rights without due process and THAT is exactly what the intent of fix-NICS. Any Republican who votes for this crap needs the full weight of the NRA and gun owners to come down on them.

H/T to Instapundit

One Set of Rules for the Little People...

Former N.S.A. Employee Pleads Guilty to Taking Classified Information
...and...
FBI Recommends No Charges For Hillary Clinton In Email Server Case

Friday, December 1, 2017

Khan!
















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