Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Recent Additions: Mark Trail's Outdoor Tips

I won't say I consider these to be the best art ever. They accomplish the goal of the writer and artist. Ed Dodd is the former but not always the latter. He, like his cartoonist contemporaries, used assistants. I didn't buy these or the one posted earlier, and reposted here, for the art. I bought them for the subject matter and nostalgia. They're neat. I don't have a clue as to what year they were produced. It was probably late 50s to early 60s. Enjoy.

Petty Tyrants Given the Opportunity to be Petty Tyrants...

...and rewarded for it.
What’s driving the spike in air rage incidents

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Why Not?

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Just Saying...


Saturday, January 22, 2022

The Morning After

Friday, January 21, 2022

R.I.P. Meat Loaf

In Memory of Meat Loaf, Who Helped My Generation See Paradise By The Dashboard Lights

No High Hopes on this One

Firefly Reboot Reportedly Moving Forward At Disney Plus
I can not imagine a Firefly without Joss Whedon and the original cast. Without them it ain't Firefly and will only be a disappointment. Yes I know Whedon os a douche. No argument from me, but firefly was that collection of people and disparate elements that came together and can't be replicated. The Mouse just needs to pass on this.

The Ninth Circuit Dance

9th Circuit Court: Gun Store COVID Shutdowns Violated Constitution
Using COVID as the excuse, the County of Ventura closes gun stores and ranges. They get sued in Federal Court. The lower court sides with Ventura County. It gets appealed. A three judge panel finds the actions taken by Ventura unconstitutional in a 3-0 split. Two judges claim the Second Amendment takes some actions off the table. These being among them, and so strict scrutiny should apply. A request for an en blanc hearing will be made and the en blanc court will find the lower court was correct because we have no Second Amendment rights the the ninth Circuit is bound to respect. Then, it will be off to the Surpemes...maybe. I'm getting tired of this shit. The case is McDougall v. County of Ventura.

UPDATE: #-0 not 2-1. All agreed it was unconstitutional. The level of scrutiny was debated.

In March 2020, Ventura County, Calif. officials ordered gun stores and firing ranges to close for 48 days to fight COVID-19. But the order allowed other places, like bicycle shops, to stay open. A Second Amendment violation? Ninth Circuit: First, the 1905 case Jacobson v. Massachusetts doesn't apply. Second, strict scrutiny does apply and the County fails it. Concurrence: Could have decided this under intermediate scrutiny. Other concurrence (by the judge who authored the majority opinion): My colleagues are awful. They'll probably reverse this en banc, and to "get a jump-start" I've written this draft of what they'll say. "Sort of a win-win for everyone." (Ed.: Click here for a probing look at Jacobson.)

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Recent Addition: Smilby

The caption reads "Can you help me? -- Sorry Mac, but what I've just lost, you couldn't find."

The artist is Francis Wilford-Smith aka Smilby.

Recent Addition


Rogue #8, p.14 by Karl Molinw and Andrew Hennessy

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Seen in Durham

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Blame the Fans

This is standard woke/Leftist strategy. If what you're doing doesn't work it is because your customers/voters don't appreciate your brilliance. That should work.
Paul Begala: Democrats’ Problem ‘Is Not that They Have Bad Leaders — They Have Bad Followers’

Scratch a Democrat...

...find a totalitarian.
New poll finds 45% of Democrats want the unvaccinated sent to internment camps, 59% okay with just house arrest
And we're the Nazis?

Monday, January 17, 2022

Recent Addition: Mark Trail's Outdoor Tips

Mark Trail's Outdoor Tips 10/23 by Ed Dodd.