Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Assault Weapon Bans: A Solution in Search of a Problem

Again, analysis regarding the AR-15 — the so-called “weapon of choice” of mass shooters — produces less-than-impressive numbers. Between 2007 and 2018, 173 people were killed by mass shooters using an AR-15, according to a New York Times analysis — roughly, 15 per year. (For perspective, 13 people die per year from vending machines falling on them.) The fearmongering regarding this weapon becomes even more apparent when one considers the estimated 8 million AR-15s currently in circulation — the vast majority of which will never be involved in a crime.

Recently Read

Pass of Fire by Taylor Anderson

This is number fourteen in the Destroyermen series. The war with the Grik is closer to the end but on the Dominion front things are heating up. It's all good, but remember you can't start this series here. You have to start with book one, Into the Storm, otherwise you will be lost. Honestly, with most series this long I start to get tired of it and hope the author has an end in sight. As it stands now, this one is good enough to just keep on going.

Monday, September 16, 2019

New The Far Side Coming

The Best News in a Long Time: The Far Side Is Coming Back
I have fond memories of the comics strips, comic books, television, movies, books I read growing up. That would include strips like The Far Side, Calvin and Hobbes, and Bloom County that I read as an adult. I was still growing up then. What I have found is that in many cases the fond memories don't translate to the present. I loved The Wild, Wild, West as a pre-teen. I tried to watch it again when a friend loaned me his DVD collection a few years back. All the magic was gone. Dennis the Menace as I knew it as a child, Pre-teen, and teen does nothing for me now. The first two years of the strip on the other hand are as good as anything Bill Watterson did in Calvin and Hobbes. The second run of Bloom County never touched the first run. I decided I'd rather keep the fond memories so I don't go back to read or watch the old stuff that much any more. I hope I don't fell that way about The Far Side relaunch.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Remember the applause.

About time.
At least he's honest?
One is long. The other is short. Read them both as they are much better at this stuff than I am. The point of both is that Democrats exist among lies because if they told the truth only bat shit ideologues would support them. "we don't want your guns" or "you can keep your doctor" are standard fare here. Lies. It's what they do. Now Beto has spoken "truth" and we know where we stand. Right leaning gun owners have always know what the endgame was but others were in denial.

No denial now.

They want to take our guns.

They aim to have them if at all possible, so get your ass out there and call your representatives and tell them where you stand. If you wait until the election to vote it may bee too late.

"Remember the applause".

Recent Additions

Wolverine by Mike Manley. Convention sketch.
Batman in profile by John Beatty. He is know mostly as an inker for DC and Marvel titles. Convention sketch.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Uh Huh

Well, he used the right word. "Take". Entertain for a moment the cluster fuck that will entail when they try. We're certainly not. gonna give them to him.

H/T to GFZ

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Salt the Earth

I am so tired of this shit.
NRA Sues San Francisco After City Declares Group a Domestic Terrorist Organization

NJ Governor Issues Troubling Executive Order On Guns

Sue them. Sue them. Sue them. As others have said, "punch back twice as hard". Practice the same lawfare they practice against us. Drain their coffers. Destroy them economically, then salt the earth.

Eighteen Years Ago Today...

Every Day Is 9/11. That's Exactly The Problem.

The Language of Losing

Translation into savage

Monday, September 9, 2019

...or what he's talking about.

When it Comes to Gun Control, Beto Has No Idea What He Wants
Let's face it. Beto the Wonder Boy, says whatever he thinks the hard Left wants to hear. Too bad for him they don't care any more and his wife's money don't buy the votes it used to.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Colion Noir

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

True Love

Not A Recent Addition

I was looking through my art collection and realized I hadn't posted these two items.
The first is a Milton Caniff poster, numbered, not signed, showing a silhouette of one of the cast of Steve Canyon, Summer Olsen.
The second is a print by Reed Waller if his creation, Omaha, the Cat Dancer, as a geisha. It is signed by the artist and the comics writer, Kate Worley.

Monday, September 2, 2019

"Election" Season Keeps Getting Better and Better

WHAT? Joe Biden says he’s going after magazines that can hold multiple bullets

Oh, that's a debate I'd pay to see

Alyssa Milano Challenges Cruz to Gun Debate: So America ‘Can Hear Your Bulls**t Firsthand’
I believe she has been invited to talk gun control on pro-gun venues before and the only response they got was crickets. If Cruz's response to Milano on Twitter is any indication it would be pretty much a one sided battle. Alyssa, go for it. Please.

[UPDATE]...and it looks like it is going to happen.

Ted Cruz, Alyssa Milano to Host ‘Civil’ Debate on Gun Control

...and this numb nut teaches kids?

I'm all for home schooling and private schools. My kids were home schooled and public schools are borderline child abuse. The villain hers isn't the numb nut that thinks a fantasy novel teaches "real spells and magic" but the parents who don't go "wait a sec there, Rev."
Elementary school yanks ‘Harry Potter’ over claims it contains ‘actual curses and spells’

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Recently Read

Game of Snipers by Stephen Hunter

Bob Lee Swagger is at it again. This time he's helping his friend Nick Memphis find a Syrian sniper who has a target in the United States. These novels are getting a little formulaic but Hunter is so good a writer you hardly notice. It was a read until done book. If you've liked the others, you will like this one. Go buy it now.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Blood Dancing

Beto Pushes Gun Control Rhetoric Before Midland, Odessa Facts Known

Chuck Schumer Uses Midland Attack for Gun Control Before Facts Known

Which is business as usual for the Left. Never let a crisis go to waste. Facts be damned.

Ready or Not (2019)

Ready or Not tells the tale of a newlywed spending her wedding night playing hide-and seek- with the new in-laws. I won't say anything else, because I don't want to ruin it for you, except it had me laughing out loud at several points. It's funny in a twisted sort of way. Oh, lots of gore.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Not the first. Not the second. Won't be a third

For anyone who finds and keeps the love of their life on the first try, I have nothing but admiration. But remember kids, for at least 50% of us, divorce will be expensive for one reason: because it's worth it. - Aesop
My current wife has informed me for the fifth or sixth, maybe seventh time, that she wants a divorce. Whatever. I'll believe it when the papers are served. I should be so lucky. She can't get more from me than she is already getting, which is pretty much everything.

Offered Without Comment

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

You Can't Make This Up

JIHADI KARMA ISIS fighter killed by drone bomb he was operating after it ran low on battery and flew back
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA, and now off to find a new keyboard.

H/T to Borepatch.

Two Legged or Six

Report: Washington Post Newsroom Has ‘Growing’ Cockroach Problem
The two legged have been walking in and out of that building for decades.

An Armed Robbery in DC...

...went bad for the robbers. The intended victim was a concealed carry permit holder; one shot, nobody dead, both in custody. I guess the local criminal class aren't aware of changes to the victim pool. Hell, it is DC. What are the odds.
Concealed handgun permit holder in DC shoots robber

Swiss Army Light Saber

Monday, August 26, 2019

OUCH! That Left A Mark

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Recent Additions

These pieces aren't by anyone of note. I bought 'em because I liked the art, and they were cheap. In ten years they'll probably be worth exactly what I paid for them unless one of the artists hit it big. and YES I've been on a binge lately.

Black Canary by Andre Pinheiro
Calvin and Hobbes by David Lee
Rogue by Nato
Vampirella by Andre Pinheiro

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Current Events

This Is Neat

Tallis Bag AR
H/T to David.

David, the only people who care...

...what you and the children you run with think are politicians and the guy to pays y'all's bills.
The Greatest Gun Control Plan of Our Lives

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Recent Addition: Enrique Nieto

I saw this page on eBay and liked the way the artist drew the fight. Nice Action. The seller did not credit an artist but did note the comic it was published in was War #9, a Charlton Comic, from 1977. My goto for that kind of information, the Grand Comics Database, had no credits for the story, Horatius at the Bridge. A friend and I were able to find another page from that story at Heritage Auctions credited to Enrique Nieto. Lambiek had a short bio on Neito. All that elicited a "huh?" from both of us. I've been buying comics since the early 70's. As soon as I had money of my own to spend, I bought comics. I had probably seen many examples of his art during the late 70's just didn't know who he was. This page kinda makes me wish I had.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Recent Additions

This appears to be a "Convention" sketch by Val Mayerick of two of his creations; Man-Thing and Howard the Duck.
This is a splash page from a commercial publication with art by Mickey Jordan. It is intended as a gift for my daughter who is a fan of Lilo and Stitch.
Then there is this very nice piece by Eric Koda of the X-Men's Rogue. Also, I believe a "Convention" sketch or commission.

Man, I need to stop spending money on art and get back to buying guns.It's cheaper.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

We are living in Heinlein's "Crazy Years"

NY univ. promotes paper comparing cow insemination to 'rape,' milking cows to 'sexual abuse'
This is the kind of shit that happens when academics have too much time on their hands, or maybe it's the academic equivalent of a "hold my beer" moment. Anyway seriously?

Question Answered

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Another reason not to give up your guns...

MSNBC Contributor is another example of why we can’t give up our guns
...and note. It's not a conversation when only one side is allowed to talk. Worse times are coming.

Offered Without Comment

Monday, August 12, 2019

A Damn Shame

Prolific Comics Artist Ernie Colón Passes Away at 88
He did a number of things but this is what I most remember him for.

Rest in peace , sir.

Current Events

Saturday, August 10, 2019

...and he's back.

No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money
Apparently, it was a mistake. Seriously.

Friday, August 9, 2019

5 Things...

H/T to Lawdog

...and in Charlotte, North Carolina...

...two upstanding, and armed, young men walked into a 7-11 and tried to rob it. A customer took umbrage and shot the f***ers. One died on the scene. The other ran and was later apprehended by local cops. I love a happy ending, but the dude needs to work on his marksmanship.
Police: 7-Eleven customer shot 2 suspects during robbery, killing 1

One of many reasons I'm not giving up my guns.

'Death Camps For Trump Supporters' Fliers Appear Around Long Island, N.Y.
I'm not really worried about the fliers but I'm damn well worried about the mentality of the crazy git that made 'em. It's the same sort of mentality that led a guy armed with a rifle to walk into a Wal-Mart in El Paso and up to a bar in Dayton.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

So Who's Next?

John Richardson's blog No Lawyers, Only Guns and Money has been shut down by Google because he, get this, sells a regulated product. John sells nothing on his blog. He exercises his right to free speech by offering free commentary on the Second Amendment and gun rights. Apparently this is what Google doesn't want him selling.

You can still follow John on his Twitter account for now.

H/T to Sebastian.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Recent Addition

Wasteland #6 p. 19 by William Messner-Loebs. I was and am a big fan of his Journey: The Adventures of Wolverine MacAlistaire. I've wanted an affordable and nicer sample of his art than I have. This will do. The image here isn't great but will do for now.