Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Fight hard. Fight dirty.
LEvon is former spec ops. When his boss' daughter disappears he asked to look into the matter. He does and it goes downhill fro there. Excellent book. Chuck Dixon is known primarily as a writer of comic books. He wrote The Punisher, Winterworld, Batman, and a number of others. Now he is writing novels. This is a good thing. Highly recommended.
Monday, January 30, 2017
This is the first in Larson's Star Force series. Earth is invaded and it goes downhill from there. I liked it enough that I'll read more of his stuff, of which there is plenty, but not right now. I've just picked up a Chuck Dixon novel. Gotta read that first.
8 U.S. Code 1882 (f)
Scoll down a bit. It's there.
H/T to Borepatch.
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Saturday, January 28, 2017
“You’re going to see a change in the way we do business,” Ms. Haley said. “Our goal with the administration is to show value at the U.N., and the way we’ll show value is to show our strength, show our voice, have the backs of our allies and make sure our allies have our back as well.”
“For those who don’t have our back,” she added, “we’re taking names; we will make points to respond to that accordingly.”
Friday, January 27, 2017
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today scored a victory when Congress agreed to review, and likely revoke, a final rule by the Obama administration that would blindly strip law-abiding Americans of their Second Amendment rights.That's what I call a good START.
“Congress's decision to review the Obama administration's back-door gun grab is a significant step forward in protecting a fundamental constitutional right for law-abiding gun owners,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director, NRA-ILA. "The NRA has been fighting this unconstitutional government overreach since it was first discussed and we look forward to swift congressional action."
Personally, I think the MHS contest could have been as satisfactorily resolved by throwing a P320, an M&P, and a Glock 17 into a sack, spinning it around a few times, and reaching in and pulling one out. They all work fine, and if there's a less crucial weapon in modern warfare than the pistol, it probably attaches to bayonet lugs. - Tam
I've read two of Buettner's other novels and liked them. I didn't know what to expect from this one and was pleasantly surprised. It was a nice mystery with science-fiction elements that really didn't come to light until the final chapters and turned my guesses as to where it was going upside down. More please.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
According to the link, this will be a short film, so few will see it anyway.
Monday, January 23, 2017
Officials at most of Ohio's public and private colleges have decided the best action regarding a new state law allowing permit holders to carry a concealed firearm on campus is no action.The only way liberal academia would allow concealed carry on campus would be if it were mandated. Whoever wrote this stupid law had to know that. The only conclusion is that this result was the intention. They get to look good to gun owners at no expense to themselves. They think gun owners are stupid. Time to kick the politicians behind this to the curb and start over.
Senate Bill 199, signed by Gov. John Kasich on Dec. 19 lifted the blanket prohibition on firearms but only if a college's board of trustees agreed to allow concealed carry on campus.
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Friday, January 20, 2017
If citizens have constitutionally protected rights to own guns, authorities can't then thwart their attempts to learn how to properly use them, the 19-page opinion, issued late Wednesday, contends.
"Range training is not categorically outside the Second Amendment," Sykes wrote. "To the contrary, it lies close to the core of the individual right of armed defense."
A three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit deemed three restrictions at the heart of Chicago's ordinance unconstitutional: One that restricts public gun ranges to manufacturing areas, one that bans minors from such ranges and a third that set limits on how close ranges can be to schools, parks and places of worship.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Doesn't it look like Obama's doing his best to burn the house down on his way out the door.
Three more days.
On the other hand, La La Land and Heavenly Figures are worth the time and the price of a ticket.
If you haven'r read any of Eric Flint's 1632 series you need to start with the first, 1632. The ebook is free online from Baen. Starting with this book would be a waste of time. There's way too much history to plop right into this end of the story and not be lost. Other than that it is another excellent addition to the series and first by Flint alone in awhile. My only complaint is that it ends abruptly, cliffhanger, and the next book in the series is a few months out. Not much of a complaint really. I recommend the series and all it's books highly.
Monday, January 16, 2017
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Thursday, January 12, 2017
H/T to Bearing Arms
This is, I understand, Mr. Conroy's last novel. It is not one of his alternate history novels but a disaster novel. It's OK. It didn't grab as did his other novels. It follows his usual template. Boy meets girl and falls in love amid turmoil of history/disaster. As I said I liked it. If I had to give it a number between one and five, it would be a three and a half.
UPDATE: NOT his last. At least one more to come in June from Baen. It's co-authored by J. R. Dunn and titled The Day After Gettysburg.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Monday, January 9, 2017
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Saturday, January 7, 2017
According to the left, a six-year-old has sufficient wisdom, maturity, and insight to decide for xerself that xe is not the “gender” that corresponds to xer biological and genetic make-up and all adults are therefore obligated to accommodate the six-year-old’s chosen gender.
But when three eighteen-year-olds and a twenty-four year old kidnap a mentally challenged man and torture him for their own amusement, livestreaming the video, those same leftists are like, “Hey, you know, they’re just kids, and kids just act stupidly sometimes because they’re immature and don’t understand the consequences.”
Friday, January 6, 2017
The first novel by Smith I read was The Probability Broach. Since then I read almost everything he's written. This is a prequel to his Forge of the Elders which was a collection and , I guess, revision of three previous novels. I liked it. I don't get nearly enough from Smith. We get the tale of how Misterthoggosh and Eichra Oren first meet. I'm looking forward to more.