Wednesday, August 29, 2018

On the Upcoming Florida Elections...














Nothing more need be said.

H/T to GFZ

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Current Events

It's Whay They Do...

The School Shootings That Weren't
Those groups pushing the higher numbers do so to push their agenda. Accuracy or "truth" is not a priority. In other words, they lie. They always do. That NPR is choosing to notice it does surprise me.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Whatever...

Federal Judge issues injunction to stop the tide. Brady campaign celebrates.
...and this is why.
CodeIsFreeSpeech.com
Too late.

John McCain is dead...

...and I won't speak ill of the dead except to wonder how he'll screw us from the grave.
By their works shall ye know them

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Recently Read

Artemis by Andy Weir

A small time smuggler and roped into a bit of industrial vandalism and things go south. The twist is it takes place in Artemis, the moon's only city. The attraction isn't so much the story as the depiction of life on the moon a couple of decades in the future. Heinlein did it better but it's still a good read. Recommended.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Current Events

Friday, August 24, 2018

Recently Read

Mass Killings: Myth, Reality, Solutions by David T. Hardy

In which David Hardy reviews the mental status of mass killers, the myths of mass killers, and then offers some solutions which you may or may not agree with. Hardy argues that the post Columbine mass killer is a narcissist bent on celebrity which the media gladly provides setting the stage for the next loser to emulate with an even bigger body count. One of his solutions would be for the media to display a bit of responsibility and not give the little bastards what they seek. Ain't gonna happen. Mass killers are rating gold for the mainstream media and provide these adjuncts to the Democrat party an excuse to push for gun control. At only sixty-eight pages this provides much more and copious footnotes. You may not agree with everything he says but at $2.99 for the Kindle version it is well worth the cost and will give you a base upon which to make your own. Highly recommended.

Russ Heath RIP

Comic Book Artist Russ Heath Dies at 91
Russ Heath has passed at the age of 91. He is one of my favorite artists. He drew pretty much everything from Westerns to War comics to Super-heroes to soft porn. He worked for Marval, DC, EC, and Playboy. His art was ripped off by Roy Lichtenstein. His art style was so distinctive you would recognize it at once. I was able to obtain a page of his art from his adaptation of Philip Wylie's Gladiator. I love his art and will sorely miss him. I hope he rests in peace.

Just as Funny the Second Time

Judge dismisses lawsuit over state's stalled implementation of gun background check initiative
Gun control advocates in Nevada managed with Bloomberg money to barely pass an initiative requiring universal background checks on firearms purchases. Apparently no one bothered to get anyone who had a clue to help draft the initiative. It required the FBI to take part and they said no. the gun control advocates filed suit to force the State to implement the law which was unenforceable as written. The court said no. Lots of Bloomberg money was spent to get the initiative passed for naught. Now more money has been spent to force the State to implement it...for naught.

That's damn funny however you look at it.

H/T to David

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Recently Read

Victory at Peleliu: The 81st Infantry Division's Pacific Campaign by Bobby C. Blair and John Peter Decioccio
I remember that at one time in the top drawer of my parents dresser were were my Dad's separation papers from his service in the U. S. Army. Dad served in the Pacific during World War 2. I'd pull them out occasionally and Dad would occasionally talk about his service. He spoke about it rarely. He mentioned his training at Camp Rucker, spending time in California and Hawaii, and service on Angaur Island and the Philippines. My Dad died before I was at a point I was interested enough to ask specific questions and some papers and photographs I distinctly remember were missing from my mother's papers after her death.

My Dad was apart of the 81st Infantry Division. Apart from that, I have more questions than answers. This books helps with some of them. One being why he probably didn't talk about it a lot. It does give me a fair idea just what he went through on Angaur. The writers had family in the 81st and wanted to give it's members their due. Other depictions of the fighting on Peleliu emphasize the Marines participation and minimizes the contributions of the 81st. In that the writers succeed.

If the book has a fault, it is that by the time it was written so many of the remnant of the 81st were, like my Dad, gone. The recollections of those remaining do personalize the contents but not nearly enough. If you are interested in military history give it a try but at 24.99 for the Kindle version it is a bit pricey.

Also if you are interested...


Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Ya THINK?

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Just Because...
















...and they are kinda related.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Recently Read

River of Bones by Taylor Anderson

Captain Reddy and hsi allies take the fight against the Grik to the African mainland while the war against the Dominion continues. It's the next chapter in the Destroyermen saga. You have to start with book one, or you're lost. Good stuff. Highly recommended. Enjoy.

Friday, August 17, 2018

But Please, Trust the Media

More Of This Please

Louisiana Attorney General Denies $600 Million to Citibank, Bank of America Over Gun Control

Thursday, August 16, 2018

It's About Time

Masterpiece Cakeshop Sues Colorado And Gov Hickenlooper Citing Religious Discrimination
The Colorado Civil Rights Commission is at it again, and this time Jack Phillips is hitting back.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

A Happy Ending

In North Carolina, a fifteen year old girl shot her mother's boyfriend twice when he choked her mother. The teenager had her brother bring her the firearm which she used by shooting the boyfriend twice. She hit him once in the chest. He did not survive. The teenager will not be charged. The boyfriend had a history of domestic abuse.
15-Year-Old Fatally Shoots Man Choking Her Mother
The mother and children are alive. The worthless boyfriend is dead. That's a better ending than most victims of domestic abuse get.

Business as Usual for the Gun Control Industry

Seriously?

So, the Imam and his crew in New Mexico who were arrested for child abuse in that they were training children to be school shooters got released on a twenty thousand dollar unsecured bond. That amounts to a written promise to appear. What do we hear from the gun control industry's current mouth pieces? Crickets. I guess politics and narrative are more important than actually doing something.
New Mexico Jihadis Can Leave Jail Until Child Abuse Trial, Judge Rules
UPDATE:
According to ABC News, the suspects were “released on $20,000 bond each on Monday evening and ordered them to wear ankle monitors until trial, the Taos County Sheriff’s Office announced.”
Locally, that would be pre-trial release with what amounted to house arrest. Still seems lax to me.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Current Events

Saturday, August 11, 2018

It's About Free Speech

Free Speech and Banned Books
This ongoing argument about downloading digital code so you can us a multitude of devices to make firearms is as much a issue of the First Amendment as the Second with the weight going toward the First. The anti's argument seems to be this information is dangerous and digital so its not protected like a book would be. We can ban it. Ummm. OK. The 3-D printing code for the Liberator pistol is now in book form. Let's see how the courts feel about banning that. The stopper is out of the drain guys. You can't put it back in.

It's what they do...

Lie.
8 kids a day are accidentally killed or injured by FAMILY FIRE. FAMILY FIRE is a shooting involving an improperly stored gun.
Brought to you by the Brady Campaign. They been doing this s**t a long time. Lying, that is.

H/T Uncle

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Kasich Throws Vets Under the Bus

In Ohio, Gov. Kasich wouldn't sign a modification of their CCW regulations because the Legislature wouldn't pass a gun control package he favored. The change in CCW would have waived the fee and training for veterans and active duty military. What Kasich wanted was
...a six-part plan of proposed new regulations pitched to state lawmakers. The package included banning bump stocks, changing Ohio law to mirror federal regulations on armor-piercing ammo, straw buys, and gun surrenders due to domestic violence charges, as well as instituting a so-called “red-flag” bill to allow for temporary gun seizures in cases where an individual is thought to be a threat to themselves or others.
Bump stock are a novelty. The only time they have been used in a crime was the mass killer in Las Vegas. Banning them amounts to virtue signalling to the gun control crowd. Changing Ohio law to mirror Federal law regarding armor piecing ammunition serves no purpose but making such ammo more illegal. It's more virtue signalling. Straw buys? More of the same. If Ohio law doesn't already require surrender of firearms due to domestic violence charges they are 17 years behind what Federal law already requires, thus, more virtue signalling. And for what my opinion is worth, temporary "red Flag" laws that don't place the due process for any seizure of firearms on the front end of the process with at least a court ordered commitment of some sort as the red line are a violation the owner's Second Amendment rights and due process. Oh, and the bill is law anyway because it was passed with a veto proof majority. All in all Kasich's six part plan is simple virtue signalling in hopes it will draw him votes from Never Trumpers and proponents of gun control in the Republican party when he runs against Trump in 2020. It won't get him Democrat votes because they only support anti-gun Republicans in the primaries. It is amazing who politicians will throw under the bus to get ahead.
Ohio drops CCW fees for vets without Kasich signature on bill

What I've Been Watching...

Still watching mostly anime. The domestic product is more of the same old and of little interest. What I've been watching lately is Angolmois: Record of Mongol Invasion. Obvious by the title is it is a historical adventure/drame of the Mongol Invasion of Japan. I'm only two episodes in but it's top notch. KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! is seriously funny and more than a little bit fucked up in that way only Japanese entertainment can be. Durarara!! tells the story of a Celtic dullahan living and working in modern Ikebukuro. Mix that with youth gangs, Russians, Yakuza, and a girl possessed by a demon sword and you get an interesting ride. Add Eden of the East and Phantom in the Twilight to Naruto and a few other titles I've mentioned before and that's what's keeping me up at night.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

What's Old is New Again

The 1986 Plastic Gun Panic: How the gun control lobbies nearly tricked Congress into banning millions of ordinary guns.
It's a good article by Dave Kopel. The gun control lobby must have a file tucked away somewhere containing their list of tired failed arguments waiting for the next round.

H/T to Uncle.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The Crazy Years

Most of this stuff I really don't care about. I'm a libertarian. Until the moment you have to pass laws to force people who disagree to except it or be fined or go to jail. I have a problem with that. Like I said, I'm a libertarian.

As for the dude who got a lower insurance rate by "identifying" as a women? that was inspired and funny as hell.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Recently Read

The Fractal Man by J. Neil Schulman

I like Schulman's previous novels. Alongside Night, The Rainbow Cadenza, and Escape From Heaven were all fine novels with The Rainbow Candenza leading the pack. If I see copies of these novels in a used bookstore I always buy them so I can give them to friends. I always look forward to a new novel by Schulman. The Fractal Man just doesn't do it for be. The story is thin, depends too much on cameos by real people or their fractals, and it seems like mostly fragments of bare bones ideas he's had for stories jammed together into ...whatever. Yeah, I'm disappointed and can't recommend it. So if you want to read a good Schulman novel, read The Rainbow Candenza and hope for better next time.

Bill Whittle: Reparations

A Good Guy With a Gun

In Florida, A guy got in a fist fight at a "back to school" event. He left and came back with a gun. A CCW permit holder at the event took him down before he could open fire. The only one injured was the bad guy with bullet wounds to the legs. Nobody died, and that 's a good thing.
Shooter Targets Back To School Event — Runs Into A Good Guy With A Gun

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Current Events

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Amazon Enters the Fray...

...and it does no good at all.
Amazon Forces CodeIsFreeSpeech.com Off The Air (Its Back Up!)
You can find the Defense Distributed files here. Download and distribute.
CodeIsFreeSpeech.com
Oh, and in case Blogger decides to block the link here is the URL. Cut and paste to get there.
https://codeisfreespeech.com/

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Cherry Pick Your Judge and Your Circuit...

...and who knows what the outcome will be. We're long pass the notion that Judges are subject to the Constitution. Sixty years of Miller being used to limit the Second Amendment and ten years of ignoring Heller and McDonald show that.
Harvard Law Professor: First Amendment Protects 3D Gun Files

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