Saturday, May 26, 2018

Recently Read

Sins of Empire by Brian McClellan

This is the first in his Gods of Blood and Powder trilogy?. It takes place in the same world as his original trilogy ten years later and across an ocean. Some of the characters repeat. It has good plot, good action, good character development, excellent world building, and is just plain good all around. Highly recommended.

So Much for Publix

Damn, I was hoping Publix would have the little bastard arrested for trespassing.
BACKLASH: Publix Gets Slammed For Caving To Far-Left Activists; Customers Leaving
Actually, there are no Publix within striking distance of my home. Also, Publix decided to cease all political funding. ALL. Some people on the Left aren't gonna be too happy with Mr. Hogg.
Hogg and the law of unintended consequences
In today's environment, the best thing for any business to do is stay clear of politics.

In [formerly] Great Britain

Media Blackout after Anti-Islamist Activist Jailed in England for Reporting on Muslim Rape Gang Trial
So much for the rights of Englishmen, but then they're Subjects not Citizens.

Friday, May 25, 2018

What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

BWAHAHAHAHA. ESPN is clueless. Disney should just pull the plug.
Keith Olbermann Getting Expanded Role at ESPN

Good Guy with Gun

In Oklahoma an evil git shoots up a restaurant injuring three people. An armed civilian confronts and kills him.
Two armed citizens kill shooter who opened fire in Oklahoma restaurant
Good work on his part.

Over at CNN they have to bring the NRA into the story and play an anti-gun, anti-Second Amendment on the sidebar because balance or whatever.

[UPDATE]It was two good guys with guns.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

It's What They Do...

The Problem With CNN’s School Shooting Count

If CNN's list of school shootings is limited to incidents where a student is either the victim or perpetrator of a shooting by an actual gun on school grounds, only 12* of the 22 incidents would qualify. Of those 12 incidents, 9 happened at K-12 schools and 3 happened at universities. Most of those 12 do not closely resemble the shootings in Santa Fe or Parkland. Most were targeted attacks on a single victim or did not result in serious injuries. Four of the 12 shootings resulted in fatalities, 3 resulted in multiple fatalities, and 2 (Santa Fe and Parkland) were mass shootings where more than 4 people were killed.

Researchers from Northeastern University revealed their finding in February that shootings at K-12 schools are not more common than they used to be and schools have become safer than they were in the 1990s.

Why I Love Body Cams #2

Texas Trooper falsely accused of rape by Shaun King cleared by body cam footage

Current Events

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

So Much for Intuit

Intuit QuickBooks Severs Ties with Gunsite Academy, Reverses Tens of Thousands in Credit Card Charges. Because Guns
Had Intuit been forthright about their policies ahead of time they wouldn't have caused this issue with Gunsite. The problem is Intuit. They have an obligation to make it right. Wanna take bets on whether they do?

Read This

After Texas school shooting, how can we inoculate ourselves against the next one?

Monday, May 21, 2018

You know how Larry Correia got uninvited from Origins because of SJWs?

Well, I'm of the opinion the best way to thumb you nose at the whiny little b****s is to support Larry by buying his books. If you want to make it even better buy the eARCs. I own them all, but fortunately the eARC for Target Rich Environment is out. Buy it and make a SJW cry, scream, have a stroke.

Lady has a Point

...and an utter lack of give a damn.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Neat Stuff



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Less Lethal Than What?

Stuck on a narrative or stupid. Whichever works for you.

This Is Funny

Saturday, May 19, 2018

No Blogging Today.

My son is getting married.

Friday, May 18, 2018

School Shooting in Texas. Ten Dead

Not going to comment on it beyond that until we get facts instead of media whoring.
Multiple fatalities reported after Texas high school shooting - live updates
A shotgun was used.

...and a revolver.

Soon to be reclassified by the Left as assault shotguns and assault revolvers because nobody needs four shells in a shotgun or six rounds in a revolver.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Current Events

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Even More SJW Shenanigans...

Larry Corriea, of Monster Hunter International and the original Sad Puppy, was scheduled to attend, as Guest of Honor, Origins Game Fair. Some SJWs complained and the dude running the event caved. This is the same damn thing the SJWs did to John Ringo. Here's Larry's take.
Statement Concerning My Being Disinvited as the Guest of Honor for Origins Game Fair
It's not like I'd go anyway, but those of you who lean that way might might find something better to do that weekend. There has to be a cost involved in this kind of behavior or it will continue. Just saying...

Larry's wife on the topic.

This is gonna be "interesting".

I posted on the SJWs and their screwing with Richard Meyer and his comic Jawbreakers: Lost Souls. Here is an attorney's take on the whole thing. There are two videos: the long and short versions.
I hope he sues. That is they only way these people will learn play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

It's What They Do...

When you have to fact check the fact-checkers, you know you have a problem.
Trump's NRA Speech: A Response to the Fact-Checkers
The author, John Lott, writes that Jake Tapper and others in the media are deluding themselves as to Trump honesty. He's giving too much credit to what is out and out lying. It is too consistent to be any thing else.

Monday, May 14, 2018

In [formerly] Great Britain...

...they're not citizens but subjects of the Crown and have no rights the government is bound to respect.
Police threaten to ban and arrest people mocking tiny cannabis bust in Yorkshire
If we lose our right to bear arms, our right to free speech is sure to follow.

Useless Idiots

The delusional and ignorant among us believe against all evidence to the contrary that this is what communism brings us.










Aren't they gonna be surprised when they see it's true face.

















Useless Idiots

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Damn Good Work

This took place in Brazil.

Thumb to Nose, Wiggle Fingers













His MO seems to be open mouth, say stupid shit. BTW does Twitter have spellcheck? College bound, he is. Yeah, I know. People in glass houses.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Typical Seventeen Year Old...

...opens mouth and inserts foot 'cuz he don't know what he is talking about. Bloomberg needs to assign him a keeper.
David Hogg tries to fight Dana Loesch over the NRA and ‘loopholes.’ It does not end well.

Mass Shooting in Australia

In a land where their Left has never seen a gun it doesn't want to ban...
7 Dead In Southwestern Australia Mass Shooting
I'd guess murder/suicide but the cops aren't saying. The guns were found on the scene. Expect calls by their Left for more restrictions on firearms ownership 'cuz that what they do.

Happy Mother's Day

I lost my Mom over four years ago at the age of ninety-three. She was ready to go be with Dad. Mother's Day is just another day to remember how much I still miss her.

SJWs Are Petty Little...

Richard Meyer has written at least one graphic novel about the Korean War, but he is known for his YouTube Channel Diversity and Comics. Known, as in, hated by the SJW crowd in comics. He is the SJW's boogyman in #comicsgate. The few videos I've looked at has him reviewing comics and chronicling the antics of the SJW crowd. Meyer crowdfunded a comic through Indiegogo to the tune of about $247,000 dollars and arranged for it to be published by Antarctic Press. SJW comic book shops then colluded to refuse to carry the book and certain comic book professionals began to put pressure on Antarctic Press to drop the book. The publisher dropped the book and now they are pushing for Indiegogo to drop him. My aren't SJWs hateful little shits. God forbid somebody they don't like get into their club. IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE BOOK, DON'T BUT IT!. Oh no, that's not good enough for these Leftist pricks and prickettes. If they don't like it or it's creators nobody else is allowed to buy it either.

This kind of shit why I've mostly stopped buying comics.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Recently Read

Citadel by John Ringo

Working my way through the trilogy for the second time. Tyler Vernon's battle to defend earth continues. Very good and, as before, highly recommended.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Heh.

FBI Report on Active Shooters

Active Shooter Incidents in the United States in 2016 and 2017
Some of these shooters carried multiple weapons. There were forty-one handguns, twenty-six rifles, six shotguns, and one knife. Twenty were classified as mass shootings, Seven took place in schools. Eight were stopped by armed civilians. There was a twenty percent increase from the 2014/15 totals and many more casualties.

Take from this what you will, but the money quote for me is this...

“Armed and unarmed citizens engaged the shooter in 10 incidents. They safely and successfully ended the shootings in eight of those incidents. Their selfless actions likely saved many lives.”

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Recently Read

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Cline gives us a dystopian future where the economy has tanked because we ran out of fossil fuels and climate change. Also you can by smart guns in blister packs after an online background check but the gun won't work until a mandatory waiting period has lapsed. The people who live in this fucked up future work and play mostly in a virtual reality called the OASIS. The plot is basically an EVIL corporation tries to prevent our heroes from winning a game that will give them control of the OASIS. Mostly this is a story rapped around tons of 80's pop culture. It was apparently popular enough when it came out for Spielberg to make it into a movie. I read it. It was okay but nothing special. Definitely not worth the ten bucks for the ebook. Read it or don't.

Live Free or Die by John Ringo

It's a re-read for me. Ringo has written a first contact novel place, with permission, in Howard Taylor's Schlock Mercenary world but way before the events of the comic. A gate is placed in out solar system. An alien race shows up and gives us the old, "Nice place you got here. Be a shame if something happened to it." Earth has no choice but to pay Danegeld but a one guy starts looking for a way out. It's typical Ringo and the first in a trilogy. Very funny. Very well done. Also first in a trilogy.

...and then there's context.

Video of the incident posted on

Facebook shows traffic stopped in both directions on Liberty Road in Eldersburg. The sheriff's office said the deputy tried to guide the groundhog off the road. The groundhog then went toward the deputy, who shot the animal.

Several residents had concerns about the killing of the groundhog and the way the situation was handled by the sheriff's deputy. Plenty of people were outraged online.

The sheriff's office said in a statement, "He realized that it was not responding as expected for an animal that was not being cornered or trapped. Believing the groundhog to be either sick or injured, the deputy then put the animal down for the public’s safety."

Sunday, May 6, 2018

It's What They Do...

Alyssa Milano: “For the record, my personal bodyguard was not armed. ” (Update: New Video)
Aaaand, bullshit. Well, that's my opinion anyway. There are pictures. Make up your own mind.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

It's What They Do

Lie.
EMBARRASSING: Dana Loesch DESTROYS Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts Over Lunch
Watts accused Dana Loesch of showing up at an Everytown event uninvited to harass attendees when Loesch was having lunch with her family. Loesch has pictures.

Where's Dorothy when you need her?

NSSF Expels Dick’s Sporting Goods

May 4, 2018

NSSF Expels Dick’s Sporting Goods

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industries, Board of Governors today unanimously voted to expel Dick’s Sporting Goods from membership for conduct detrimental to the best interests of the Foundation.

Dick’s Sporting Goods recently hired a Washington D.C.-based government affairs firm, for “[l]obbying related to gun control.” Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Edward W. Stack announced earlier this year the retail chain would end sales of modern sporting rifles, voluntarily raise the age to 21 to purchase firearms in their stores and called for more restrictive legislation. Dick’s later announced they would destroy the remaining modern sporting rifle inventory. NSSF responded that business decisions should be individually made, but was nonetheless disappointed and the decision does not reflect the reality of the vast majority of law-abiding gun owners.

I wonder how Dick's Shareholders feel about what's going to happen to the value of their stock because of virtue signaling by their CEO? Does anyone remember what happened to Smith and Wesson when they bend over for the Clinton White House?

Current Events

Friday, May 4, 2018

Recently Read

Uncompromising Honor by David Weber

This is the latest volume in Weber's Honor Harrington series. In the last couple of books in the series the conflict with the Solarian Federation has been ramping up with the Mesan Alignment egging everyone along from the sidelines. Weber's MO with past books is either side beats the crap out of each other with the tide shifting back and forth until Manticore and Harrington coming out on top in the end.

SPOILER. Kinda, Sorta.

I had expected the usual back and forth for at least a couple more novels. Nope. The conflict with the Sollies is brought to an end. If not for the Alignment still being out there to cause trouble I'd say this could be a satisfying end to the series. I hope not. Read it. You won't be disappointed.

More of This, Please

Springfield Armory Severs Ties With Dick’s Sporting Goods Over Gun Control Lobbying
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Bill Whittle: Kanye West: Racist (Wait...What?)

It's only part of what they want.

Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell of California wants to ban assault weapons, instate a federal gun buy-back program for those who own them and criminally prosecute those who refuse to hand them over.
They want them all.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Pro-Second Amendment School Walkout

Students Across the Country Walk Out of School in Defense of Gun Rights
It's noted that more students participated in the anti-gun walkout. I'd suggest that was because school administrators sanctioned one and opposed the other.
• NBC-2.com (Cape Coral, Florida): "Students at Ida Baker High School tell us as few as three people willingly left school Wednesday as part of the planned walkout. One student said several students changed their mind after administrators told them there would be school disciplinary action taken for those skipping class."

• Yakima Herald (Washington): "The local demonstration's coordinator, Aubrie Bosworth, a junior at Eisenhower High School, said she chose to walk out of school without alerting school officials after seeing their response to the walkouts on March 14...'When there was the nationally planned walkout, my school decided to do a mandatory assembly and put security guards on all of the doors during the time that the walkout was supposed to go on...I was offended that they'd stopped the kids from exercising their First Amendment rights ...and with this one, it was obvious that the school wouldn't support any kind of walkout...so we decided to do this by ourselves.' Yakima School District spokeswoman Kirsten Fitterer said staff members were placed by school exits Wednesday to inform any students participating in the walkout that they could face disciplinary action."

• Greenwich Time (Connecticut): Greenwich High School sophomore Anastasia Zygmont, one of the organizers, "said gun-rights advocates at the school were not being heard in a larger debate dominated by gun-reform advocates. 'A lot of the time at Greenwich High School, Republicans are suppressed and we're not allowed to voice our own opinions,' Zygmont said....Co-organizer Juliana Salamone, a senior, said she tried to publicize the event on a student-moderated GHS Facebook group but she was blocked and her post was deleted. 'The school is very liberal,' Zygmont said. 'It has very liberal views. The principal is liberal and often times saying something, the littlest thing, that could 'trigger' somebody, is frowned upon.'"

Wonder how much more of that happened.

Pound Sand, says Ruger politely

Ruger Responds
Honestly, a business' responsibility is to make money for their shareholders. Not alienating your customer base is a big part of that. Those shareholders that disapprove of that business model can invest elsewhere. Others will pick up the slack.

Living Up to the Name

‘Bye bye’! Report about Dick’s Sporting Goods going ‘all-in on gun control’ sends heads to desks
Dick's decided not to sell guns to anyone under 21 years of age and now it looks as if they want to force their competitors to follow the same failed business model. Good work Dick's. Keep giving gun owners reasons to do business elsewhere. Keep living up to the name.

Good

Man with 28-year-old Felony False Statement Conviction Can't Be Denied Second Amendment Rights

This Is Wrong

Black Gun Owner Will Give Birth in Prison After Trying to Protect 2-Year-Old Daughter from Assailant

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Current Events

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

It's what they do...

Fake News: AP, WaPo Claim NRA Bans Guns at Mike Pence Speech
The Vice President and probably President are coming to an event at the NRA convention. Of course guns are banned in the convention center while they are their, but it's not the NRA doing it. It's Federal Law and the Secret Service. But n gun hater has ever let a little thing like facts get in the way of a anti-NRA narrative. When that narrative is false, it's called a lie, and that's what they do. Lie.