Monday, February 19, 2018

Just Because...

I'm a big Frank Cho fan from his Liberty Meadows strip. His comic book work is OK. I'd be better if he would finish a project once in a while.

It is what they do...

Lie.
FAKE NEWS: CBS News says it’s easier to buy an ‘assault rifle’ than cold medicine
What alternative reality do these people live in?

Current Events

They say they want a conversation...

6 Reasons Your Right-Wing Friend Isn’t Coming To Your Side On Gun Control
Gun control advocates don't want a "conversation". They want gun rights advocates to sit down and shut up. If we don't we are evil. Kinda like the "conversations" in an abusive marriage. So, the answer is no.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

It is what they do...

The anti-gun, anti-Trump media is claiming Trump made it easier for the mentally ill to obtain guns when he rolled back an Obama era regulation that deprived people who "received disability payments from Social Security and received assistance to manage their benefits due to mental impairments" from possessing firearms. Here's Reason Magazine's fact check on that false claim.
No, Trump Did Not Make It Easier for Mentally Ill People to Buy Guns

Friday, February 16, 2018

Yeah, it is.

It is what they do...

Lie. They being Everytown and the politicians and fellow travelers who parrot them.
18 school shootings in 2018?
The real numbers aren't bad enough for them. They have to pad them.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

That's Funny...

...and still as true as when Clint Eastwood said it.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

From the land of the perpetually offended...

Ignorance on display
Atorney General Sessions referred to the Anglo-American of American Law Enforcement. The snowflakes went ape shit 'cuz it's Sessions and thye seem to be ignorant of the simple fact that American jurisprudence/law enforcement is derived from English common law and English traditions. These people open their mouths and the rest of us are supposed to be impressed that stupid comes out.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Recently Read

Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove

I've lost count of how many times I've read this alternative history/science fiction novel. Some time after his defeat at Gettysburg, a guy in camo shows up at Lee's encampment and makes him and his army an offer he can't refuse; the AK-47. It's more a time travel story than alternative history but fans of both will love it.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Recently Read

The Mote in God's Eye by Jerry Pournelle and Larry Niven

A classic military science fiction and first contact novel. I've read it at least three times and have enjoyed it each and every time. The Empire of Man makes contact with an alien species for the first time and must decide whether they present a threat to humanity. If you haven't read it, you should. It has held up well over the years. As collaborators Pournelle and Niven are my second favorite writers. Heinlein, of course, comes in first.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Now That's Funny

Nancy Pelosi spoke for eight hours yesterday — and even some of her own colleagues don’t quite know why. She took advantage of a rarely used privilege which allows House caucus leaders to hold the floor indefinitely. Pelosi insisted that she would keep talking until Paul Ryan agreed to schedule a vote on a DACA compromise and would block any attempt to pass a budget until he did.

That sounded great … right up until her negotiating partner Chuck Schumer announced a budget deal without linkage to the “dreamers” issue in the middle of her filibuster. Now Pelosi’s colleagues wonder whether she intended to move the issue at all, or whether she was covering her behind after selling them out

Must have been a thrill to all.

From the land of the perpetually offended...

Duluth schools remove 'Huckleberry Finn' and 'To Kill a Mockingbird' from curriculum
Have the people pushing for the ban ever read the books in question? Does context even matter any more? The answer to at least one of those questions is no.

The "Memo"

If it is the big "nothing burger" all the main stream media keep telling us it is, how can it be a threat to national security?

UPDATE: As many in the media who are using the term, "nothing burger" to describe the memo, you have to wonder who provided them their talking points, or maybe not.













Just saying...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

What I'm Watching

Girls und Panzer takes place in a world where tank battles are a girl's High School sport. I just finished the 12 episode first season and will have to find the movie some place. Yes, I liked it.

[correction made]

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Definitions

Monday, February 5, 2018

What I'm Watching...

In comments, a reader recommended the anime Gate - Thus the JSDF Fought There!, or just Gate, to me. The premise is a magical gate opens in downtown Tokyo and Western Roman Empire level warriors and some magical creatures attack killing many Japanese citizens. The Japanese Self Defense Force responds...and murders them. Some time later a Regimental Combat Team goes through the gate and is attacked by 60,000+ warriors and the JSDF...murders them. In soldiers versus warriors, soldiers win. Other stuff happens too. It's good stuff.

Sorry can't find an English dub.

From the land of the perpetually offended...

People are hating the Ram Super Bowl ad using MLK's speech. This is why.
Make that "some" people and you're half right.

Current Events

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Spot On

When you hear someoe try to talk women out of firearms ownership because the gun a woman purchases might be “more likely to be used against someone you know”, remember that [number] many women are killed every year by someone they know.

Self-defense isn’t just about protecting yourself from random strangers who jump out of the bushes to grab you off the sidewalk in the middle of the night. It’s about protecting your life from a violent attacker, no matter who that attacker might be or where that attack might happen. Someone you know can kill you just as stone cold dead as someone you don’t.

That’s the harsh reality we need to face whenever we talk or think about self defense.

RTWT.

H/T to Tam.

A Good Guy with a Gun

In Utah, A police officer was under assault by a suspect and getting the worst of it. A passerby, a concealed carry permit holder, stopped and confronted the suspect with his pistol. The suspect fled and was found and arrested later. The officer suffered minor injuries that could have been much worse had not the passerby come to help. The passerby did good work, and it's always a plus when you don't have to shoot someone to solve the problem.
Man carrying concealed pistol stops attack on Utah police officer

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Now that's funny...

FBI Warns Republican Memo Could Undermine Faith In Massive, Unaccountable Government Secret Agencies
...and probably about as accurate a take on this matter as anything from the mainstream media.

Adam Schiff opens his mouth...

...and stupid comes out. He's a Democrat and from California, so that kinda goes without saying. One Russian banker joins the NRA and legally donates money and that consitutes a conspiracy to kill Americans, according Schiff. What a...

I Don't Think So

Report: FBI and Justice Department Want Names Redacted from the FISA Memo
What makes them special? Their actions shouldn't be hid. They should be prosecuted.