Saturday, December 31, 2011

Another business... which I don't have to give my custom.

A clerk at Circle K successfully defended his life against a robber armed with a pistol and was fired. He apparently was expected to stand there and take a bullet when one robber told her partner to shoot him. That's screwed up by any definition.

H/T to David.


Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS from Michael K├Ânig on Vimeo.

H/T to Radley.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Lies, Damn Lies, and Eric Holder

Attorney General Eric Holder blames the increase in officer line of duty deaths to "illegal" guns. The 173 number that Holder touts is all line of duty deaths from heart attack to the car slipped out of gear and ran over the officer standing in front of said car to some bastard shot 'em. Sixty-three of the deaths were from the non-accidental discharge of a firearm. That's four more than in 2010 when at least one of the bastards doing the shooting got the gun from one of Holder's employees. As sorry as I am for the death of any police officer, that's a not even a statistical blip. This Holder blood dance smells of of an anti-gun agenda and bullshit...lots of bullshit.

H/T to Tam.

More here.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Adventures of Tintin.

The Adventures of Tintin. It's a hell of a ride. I highly recommend it.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

All the news that fit to spin...

The NYT has taken a swipe at North Carolina CCW holders. Apparently, 2400 out of 240.000 CCW holders here have committed crimes of one sort or another. Here's Sean's rundown on the numbers.
· More than 2,400 permit holders were convicted of felonies or misdemeanors, excluding traffic-related crimes.

· More than 200 were convicted of felonies, including at least 10 who committed murder or manslaughter.

· More than 200 permit holders were also convicted of gun- or weapon-related felonies or misdemeanors, including roughly 60 who committed weapon-related assaults.

· Nearly 900 permit holders were convicted of drunken driving
You be the judge of whether to be concerned that 1% of permit holders committed crimes AFTER obtaining their permits. I'm not. The important number is the 237,600 or 99% who haven't committed any crimes. This story is the NYT pushing Mayor Bloomberg's anti-gun agenda and nothing more. They deserve as much attention as he does: none at all.


H/T to Theo.

Monday, December 26, 2011


nep·o·tism  [nep-uh-tiz-uh-m]


patronage bestowed or favoritism shown on the basis of familyrelationship, as in business and politics: Schumer bro-in-law judge nod stuns NJ.

Clerk's Punch Stops Robbery

My preference would have been a gun but, it'll do.

Source: NBC17

What I wanna see is the next frame...

H/T to Theo.

Happy Birthday

John Severin is 90 years old today. At 90 he is still producing work that puts art by the current crop to shame.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

The TSA confiscates...

...a cupcake. Actually the TSA at one airport confiscated it after the TSA at another let it through. Seems the "frosting" might have been explosive. Maybe the TSA agent was hungry.

So in recognition of the quality of work the TSA does...

H/T to Tam.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sixty-seven years ago today...


The man had a way with words.

Eduarto Barreto RIP

I just found out Eduarto Barreto died December 15th. I don't remember the first comic I saw his art in, but I  knew when I saw his name I could count on clean simple pencils and layouts that told a story well.  I  always enjoyed his art and his passing is a damned shame.


I've been going to movies a bit more than usual this season which apparently makes me unusual since I   understand revenues are down this holiday season. I've seen...

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. I liked Downey's first foray into the world of Sherlock Holmes.  Holmes in drag and the "urban" camouflage was too silly. I did like the broom-handled Mauser.

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Easily the best of the four. Good action and amazing stunts. Fast,tense plot. As a rule I go to movies despite the fact Tom Cruise is in it. I don't like him except in this I did.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I liked the Swedish version. I liked Noomi Rapace. This version doesn't do anything the original didn't we just get it with a Hollywood director and Hollywood actors. If you haven't seen the original you might give it a shot.

Now I'm gonna try to get to Tintin and a year from now there's this...

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011


Over at Day By Day.

This makes a hell of a lawn decoration.

H/T to Theo

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Some people are too stupid to breath...

...without a fracking coach. The school administrator's here easily fall into that category.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Two hundred and thirty-eight years ago today...

...some guys in Boston had a Tea Party.

Looks like the Force...

...wasn't with him, and yes. I had to go there.

H/T to Radley.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Joe Simon RIP

Joe Simon created Captain America with Jack Kirby. They also produced Sandman, Newsboy Legion, Boy Commnados, Manhunter and a number of other titles. Simon can also take the blame for Prez. He wrote it.

Two hundred and twenty years ago today...

...the Bill of Rights became law.

Today, Congress is pissing on it once again because neither your nor I have any rights they're bound to respect.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

I'm reading...

...Soft Target by Stephen Hunter. I'm only a few hundred pages into it but at the moment it's reading like an alternate history where the Prez when into law enforcement instead of community organizing with the expected results.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

Happy Birthday...

...Fred Kida. Kida worked on Airboy, Crime Does Not Pay, and various titles for Atlas and Marvel. He's 91 today. Below are some samples of his work.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Fly-Over Country

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Jerry Robinson RIP

The creator of Batman's arch-nemesis, the Joker, dead at 89.


Olympic Sport? Oh yeah. Men's division? I'll pass.

H/T to Kevin.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

The vote for Caitlin Halligan for...

...a seat on the Court of Appeals is tomorrow. Harry Reid is pushing the vote. Halligan is no friend of the Second Amendment regardless of the bullshit she and her supporters are pushing. Time is short. Let your Senators know you want them to vote no. Do it now here. Both the NRA and GOA oppose Halligan. How often do they agree. If anything that's a clear sign this nomination needs to die. John has more detail at No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

And so it begins...

Stage One. Hopefully we'll finish up tomorrow.

Find wall. Apply head.

Yesterday, I took my son to Cary's Winterfest so he could dance with the Little River Cloggers then home to yard work. We piled the leaves in the ditch to burn. I went to the store and the estranged wife put too much gas on the leaves and lit it. The "whoosh" threw debris ten feet into the air and trash into her eye. I return and she goes to the pharmacy to get eye wash. She also gets ear drops and mistakenly flushes her eye with the ear drops. I spent the rest of the evening at the Emergency Room with the estranged wife. As of now her eye hurts but no permanent damage.

Friday, December 2, 2011


What passes for thinking among the Norfolk International Airport TSA.
Teen stopped by TSA for gun-themed purse
I won't pass judgement on the organization as a whole in this matter, because the young lady was allowed to board with it by the TSA at Jacksonville International Airport. It's a fracking PURSE you twits.


"My work here is done."

H/T to Theo.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Too Damn Bad He Didn't...

A Fayetteville woman who was being sexually assaulted late Wednesday wrestled a gun from her attacker and shot him in the leg, police said.
The woman actually shot the man in the leg and herself in the hand in the struggle for the gun. This was after he raped her. She then made a run for it, and the man tried to shoot her and missed. The police found him at his home with a leg wound. He has been charged with first degree rape. All I can think is it was too damn bad he didn't bleed out before the police found him.

Late to the show

Recently started watching the first series of the BBC's Luther on DVD and I'm damned lucky there are only six episodes a series. I'm sure that cop shows in BBCland bear about as much resemblance to reality as they do here in Hollywoodland, BUT it's pretty interesting stuff and good drama plus there's a nice bluesy title theme by Massive Attack.

A Rant on OWS [NSFW]

Did I say it's not safe for work?

Via Big Hollywood.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

From McDonald's to Eric Mar...


H/T to Radley.

Just curious about... this guy could be charged with both "aggravated assault with a deadly weapon" and "resisting an officer without violence". Shouldn't he have been charged with resisting with violence since he apparently committed an aggravated assault against the Officer? Just saying...

Do you sometimes get the feeling...

...that certain members of Congress see the Constitution as nothing more than toilet paper?
Should the Military Be Allowed to Detain Americans Indefinitely?

Must be something in the air...

Kidnapper Sues Former Hostages, Says They Broke Promise

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Piss off the Mayor of Richmond...

...and get audited.

When the local Tea Party had a rally they paid permit fees and insurance in the amoubt of $10,000. The only people who have paid while the local Occupiers do their thing is the taxpayer. So the local Tea Party asked for their money back and now they are being audited. That strikes me as politics as usual. So here's hoping the Mayor and City Auditor of Richmond learn what it means to live in interesting times and that the Tea Party and their attorneys are successful in making those times interesting.

Now that's funny.

Monday, November 28, 2011


Sunday, November 27, 2011

His boss was right.

A convenience store clerk in Wilmington, NC shot a robber twice. The robber entered and pulled a pistol. The clerk drew his pistol and fired a warning shot that hit the robber in the leg. The clerk then fired again and hit the robber in the finger. He themn held the schmuck until the police and an ambulance arrived. It all worked out in the end. Bad guy wounded and in custody. Clerk unharmed, but that's sheer luck. and I suspect the hits were as well.
"You'll be hailed as a hero," Mr Agil told his employee during a news conference.

"But you'd be a superhero if you'd dropped him dead."
Mr. Agil, if you want to reward your employee find and pay for a training course for him. Maybe next time he'll know better.

H/T to David.

This is really gonna piss the Bradys off.

Arizona Gun Club Invites Families to Pose With Santa and a Machine Gun

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Eighty-nine years ago today...

...Charles M. Schulz, the creator of the comic strip Peanuts, was born.

Eighty-five years ago today...

...John Moses Browning died. His legacy lives on.

H/T to Tam.

I hate it...

...when I'm thinking of a movie and then my mind blanks. It's like it just sitting there out of reach. Drive me nuts and the drive is short enough without crap like this.

Friday, November 25, 2011

It's been a nice holiday... far. The estranged wife and the two youngest are at her dad's in Cocoa Beach. The middle daughter is working, kinda, and spending what time she has left with her boyfriend. The less said about that the better. Being alone for the holiday ain't that bad. I'm catching up on my reading. I watched a couple of movies and many episodes of NCIS. The only excitement was an evening call from the wife asking me to do a Black Friday Target run. Two and a half hours in line, thirty minutes of shopping and ninety-six dollars later, and no pepper spray at all I was back in bed. Now I'm taking the rest of the day off. Enjoy your holiday weekend.

Three years ago today...

...I started From The Barrel of a Gun.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Screw that.

Like we really need to give The Democrats more seats in the Senate and the House. Let Canada have them.

A self-correcting problem

You do that. Please get between my estranged wife and a Black Friday sale. There won't be anything left but a smudge.

RIP Anne McCaffrey


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

The good news is he missed hitting his "junk".

The bad news is he wishes he hadn't because losing an inch off the tip of your pecker is better than a round in the femoral artery.

In Virginia, a man was sitting in his car with his Glock tucked in the waistband of his pants. Apparently it was nudging something it shouldn't have been and he grabbed it, the Glock, to adjust it. He shot himself in the thigh and bled out in minutes. Mexican carry and a rule three violation: recipe for disaster.

H/T to Sebastian

Happy Birthday Tweety Bird.

Sixty-nine years old today.

The man has a way with words.

At least two of them anyway.
An Open Letter to the MSM

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Double Standards

H/T to the Cajun.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

What's happening to Righthaven...

...needs to happen to the RIAA. Birds of a feather.

H/T to Clayton.

I've had about...

...two hours sleep in the last 48. Time to go to bed.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Passed. The final tally wasn't along party lines. Looks like Representatives pretty much voted as expected. Also, Mayor Mikey's pissed.

That's a win anyway you look at it.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

HB 822 Debate

The States should be able to regulate guns as they see fit and the Federal Governemrnt stay the hell out of it unless of course they can shove a gun control bill through that pushes their agenda. Hypocrites.

H/T to Sebastian.

Conversation with #3 Daughter

Me: I haven't seen Grandma's cat all day. I hope nothing has happened to her. She'd be heartbroke.

#3 Daughter: We could get her a another cat that looks just like Sassy.

Me. Wouldn't work then again it might. Mom's blind as a bat.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Make An Offer

I'm easy.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Ain't Working

Gun Free Zones, that is.
Gunmen Rob Students in College Dorm Room in North Carolina
This should be impossible since it's illegal to carry a weapon on campus in North Carolina, and God forbid we ease the prohibition on college campuses.

Bob Smiley on Canada

My son pointed me to this.


Frank Miller is the writer and illustrator of 300, Sin City, The Dark Knight Returns, Ronin, and numerous other comics. I've always enjoyed his work but never assumed his politics went one way or the other and wouldn't really have cared. I LIKE his stuff. He has a webpage and an opinion on the Occupy Crew. Heh.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Math

The story of guns “walked” to Mexico

Negligent Discharge

This was avoidable at every level. It doesn't rate being called an accident. It was pure negligence on the part of the father. Fortunately, his son is going to be alright. Keeping your finger off the trigger and the muzzle in a safe direction covers a multitude of sins.

H/T to The Duck.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Negligent Discharge

US Secret Service Officer Accidentally Fires Gun
...and we'd be so much safer if only law enforcement were allowed to carry.

H/T to Tam.

Veterans Day

The photograph was in my Mom's photo album. She doesn't remember who they were other than friends of my father, and Dad is gone. It was taken at Camp Rucker Alabama around 1942 or 1943. Mom had gone down to visit before Dad went overseas. It's an appropriate photo for today. Thank you Veterans for your service.

The cartoon is by John Cox.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Why Not?

A dead mayor is still supporting Mikey Bloomberg's Mayors Against LegalIllegal Guns. Why not? I'm sure the dead vote for all MAIG mayors in their respective cities. It the Democrat way.

H/T to The Duck.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

My First Car

It's an old meme but I finally found the picture of my first car. It was a Carolina blue 1974 Dodge Dart Swinger with a V6. I more or less inherited it when I turned 16. I think this picture was taken around 1975 or 1976. I drove it until 1984.

Mr. Engvall... are entitled to your opinion. I'm entitled to mine.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Now that's neat...

...and just a bit frightening.
Eagle owl at 1000 frames per second towards a camera
H/T to Claire.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Once again we are provided evidence...

...of just how screwed up things are in formerly Great Britain. Two years for possession of four air rifles.

H/T to John.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

How I spent my Sunday.

Spent the day at a family reunion and the evening with my sister who came down from Wheeling for said reunion. A good time was had by all.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Vote 'em all out

H/T to Theo Spark and David.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Rule #3 applies to the bad guys too.

A robbery suspect in Winnipeg, Manitoba successfully robbed a convenience store then managed to shoot himself in the leg with his rifle. He flagged the police who were responding to the robbery down for assistance.

A Petition

Actually take these petitions seriously instead of just using them as an excuse to pretend you are listening
Although the ability to submit petitions directly to the White House is a noble and welcome new feature of the current administration, the first round of responses makes blatantly clear the White House intends to just support its current stances and explain them with responses everyone who has done any research already knows.

An online petition is not meant as a replacement for using a search box in a web browser. We the People, those who grant you the power to govern in the first place, are requesting changes in policy directly, circumventing legislators who already do not listen to us. We the People request you govern FOR us, which means actually listening to us and actually acting in our interests instead of special interests.

You are not above us. You ARE us. Govern accordingly.
Go sign it.

Wouldn't blame him if he did.

Of course a gun is dangerous... the wrong hands. What we won't agree on is whose hands are the wrong ones. I define it as a extremely small subset of the Brady's every fricking body.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

It looks like Righthaven... history. Couldn't happen to a more deserving crew.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

...the only thing certain is uncertainty.

It's true in my life anyway. Murphy rents a room in my house.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Saturday, October 29, 2011

My wife asks...

...why our daughter can't date normal guys. This is his family "cat". Tam, don't drool.

Gun Free Zones

It's not worked anywhere else so why not try it again, only harder? Isn't that a definition of insanity: trying the same thing over and over but expecting a different result.

H/T to The Duck.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Now that's funny.

50 pound slab of blue ice falls off Air Force One narrowly missing “Occupy Las Vegas” protesters
Doesn't surprise me Obama can't aim for shit, with shit...whatever.

H/T to Tam.

New Bill Whittle...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Well I know what I'm doing later.

Watching Lady Magdalene's by J. Neil Schulman. Schulman is a damn fine writer of pro-gun and pro-liberty fiction and non-fiction.

Oh, and, the movie, it's free.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Poll

Just for the hell of it.

Local Elections

The position of Mayor is up for grabs come November 8th in the City of Durham. Williams Bell and Sylvester Williams are running for the office. I know nothing about "Pastor" Williams' position on the Second Amendment, but William Bell is a member of Mikey Bloomberg's Mayors Against Legal Illegal Guns. His position is obvious.

I live outside the city limits and can't vote in the election. Those of you that are concerned about gun rights and live inside the Durham City limits need to go and vote him out. "Pastor" Williams can't be any worse, and these off year elections have small turn outs. A few votes can make a major difference. Go vote already.

These are also two referendums to raise the sales tax in Durham County. They'll make us the most heavily taxed county in North Carolina. I'm already paying them too damn much and voted no in the early voting. Please go do the same.

What I wish I'd been doing...

...Saturday. Maybe next year.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Gun Free Zones

Kinda appropriate under the circumstances.

HR822: National Right-to-Carry-Reciprocity Act

I'll admit I've got a few concerns about the FED getting into the business of concealed carry reciprocity, but the fact that Mayor Mikey and MAIG are agin it makes a damn good argument in my mind that those concerns are just my mild paranoia in regard to the FED. If he's agin it. I'm for it. Call your representatives and let them know where you stand.

Mexican President Felipe Calderon... pissed because our government returns Mexican Nationals who commit crimes here in the U. S. back to Mexico. Seriously? If you don't want them back, build a wall. Pound sand Mr. Calderon.

Those weren't the first words to come to mind when I read this story but they are the more polite.

H/T to The Duck.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

There ya go...

H/T to Melody.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

...people who have screwed up will be held accountable.

Really? The question of course is who are you talking about. The guys who pushed Fast and Furious to push their gun control agenda? That would be Eric Holder and you Mr. President. Or are you talking about the whistle blowers who outed your asses?

I have my suspicions.

H/T to John.

Guns don't kill people...

Sunday, October 16, 2011

If it effects my ability to exercise my Second Amendment rights... damn well is a Second Amendment issue. My ability to purchase ammunition effects my ability to use my firearms. The Federal Government can be trusted with a list of what ammunition I buy like they can be trusted with a list of the firearms I own. That's not at all. Finally, my rights aren't subject to what occurs south of the border. There are laws in place to deal with exporting ammunition already. We don't need more regulating ammo sales within our borders.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Romney for President

I might as well vote for Obama. I really don't see any difference between a Republican in love with Big Government and a Democrat. Romney as President will not fix one damn thing. Borepatch offers his opinion here, and I can't argue with one bit of what he has to say.

Thursday, October 13, 2011


...and I'd say her Mom's done a stand up job.

H/T to Borepatch.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Holder Letter to Congress on 'Fast and Furious'

cough cough bullshit cough cough

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Forty-four years ago today...

...Ernesto “Che” Guevara got his just deserts.

Oh, and here's the t-shirt for the discerning wannabe Communist who's "Che" shirt is in the laundry. Oops, that assumes that anyone who would own or wear one does laundry or bathes or...


Need a job?

H/T to Radley.

Mexico: Now its U. S. ammo that's at fault.

Smuggled U.S. ammo feeds drug wars

A Hitler/Gunwalker parody

H/T to Borepatch.

Saturday, October 8, 2011


Friday, October 7, 2011

Who Is Accountable?

H/T to John.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

This is great...

...and even better, after this, Eric Holder may be on the way out. Ha!

H/T on the cartoon to Sipsey Street.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Borepatch posted...

...this over at his place. Call it a primer on the Global Warming debate. Good stuff.

Need a laugh?

Here ya go.

Happy Birthday... me. Fifty-one going on fifteen, or so says the wife.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Now this should keep you up...

...tossing and turning at night.

We have no rights they feel bound to respect.

H/T to Mike.

Kindle Fire

The more I look at the ads the more I like it, but that's two hundred dollars I could put toward a gun.

I also noticed the prices on the standard Kindles have dropped as long as you don't mind ads on the screen saver.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Good Riddance

Friday, September 30, 2011


H/T to Kevin.

A Firearms Instructor shot himself... the thigh during recert training at the S&W Academy. He's with the UN. He's French. He doesn't know to keep his finger off the trigger. 'bout says it all.

H/T to Tam.

The Devil you know.

Bombshell: DOJ Considering Elimination of ATF
I'm not sure what replaced it would be any better, and you can rest assured the ATF would be replaced. Rather than 450 agents canned I'd rather see the management and their bosses [that'd be you Holder and your boss in 2012] given the boot. Anyhow I'll believe it when I see it.

H/T to Uncle.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

This is the poster that set ...

...this off. Threatening? Only to the terminally stupid.

A review of the Prius I can get into.

I may actually have to start watching Top Gear.

H/T to aliceaitch.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pretty damn funny

Story here.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Silencer

Donate to the Second Amendment Foundation...

...through the United Way. John has the scoop here. Heh. I haven't donated to the United Way in years mostly because I don't care for my money to go to organizations of which I disapprove and I've always felt I can spend my money better than UW. This is a pretty good way to give those organizations the finger and help a good cause.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Offered without comment because...

...some things should be blatantly obvious even to a College Administrator.
'Firefly' and Anti-Fascism Posters Get Professor Threatened with Criminal Charges on University of Wisconsin Campus

The ATF was not only allowing...

...straw purchase to take place. They were buying the guns with taxpayer money and selling them to the cartels themselves. What next?

H/T to David and Mike.

Home Defense

In Hope Mills, North Carolina two men tried to break into a townhouse and were fired on by the 21-year female occupant. The two home breakers fled. There is no indication that she actually hit either.

According to the news story, this was the first time she had ever fired the gun. Here's hoping the young lady gets some training and practice. Maybe next time she'll hit what she aims at.

Saturday, September 24, 2011


"Patrick Leahy Is Eric Holder's Punkass Flunky Boy."

The new meme. No argument here. Pass it on.

H/T to Borepatch.

One Cute Pup

Harper the Pit Bull puppy

Friday, September 23, 2011

Old "666"

It's an old posting from Theo Spark, but it deserves reposting at every opportunity. Enjoy.

The five stages of freedom... Clair Wolfe.

Working toward stage number five with varying success. Maybe hoping is a better word. Gotta stop falling for the latest flavor of political bullshit or maybe I'm just fooling myself and still firmly in stage number two [Shrug].

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Redbox is waiting.

Study: A Third Of Netflix's Subscribers May Flee
...and I suspect I'll be one of them. I don't use either service enough to justify the added expence. Redbox is waiting.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Hey Rocky...

...or a jobs bill out of his ass.

H/T to the Cajun.

Rule three violation over at...

...Sluggy Freelance.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The sky is falling...

Apparently a six ton satellite is coming down but that's alright because the odds of it actually hitting anything of importance are slim to none.

The way my luck's been going lately I figure I'm deader than hell.

In Canada...

Right to self-defence under assault
But it looks like there is push back from the Canadian courts, so maybe all is not lost.

H/T to David.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sunday, September 18, 2011


From Larry Correia's and Mike Kupari's Dead Six:
I collided with a fat, bloated slug of a man. He glared stupidly at me with little pig eyes and tried to push his way into the relatively dry elevator. “Hey, you’re bleeding,” he said nasally in American English as he pointed at my robes. “What happened in here?” Not seeing any guards looking in my direction, I grabbed him by the throat, yanked him into the car, broke his nose with a head butt, kneed him hard in the crotch, and then slammed his face repeatedly into the wall. He collapsed in a whimpering heap in the shell casings and broken glass.

Nonchalantly as possible, I stepped into the indoor rain and pushed through the chaos. Carl magically appeared at my side. “Wow, you really kicked Michael Moore’s ass,” he whispered. I turned back briefly. It had kind of looked like him . . . Naw.
The ARC is out now and the paperback release is on September 27th.

UPDATE: Just finished it. Good stuff. I highly recommend it.

Police Shoot Bystanders

San Francisco police officers fired on an armed suspect and miss the suspect but hit bystanders. The suspect was taken into custody unharmed. If the officers knew there were bystanders in the line of fire and fired on the suspect anyway they were negligent as hell. I suspect a lawsuit will follow. On the other hand it may simply be the officers couldn't shoot for shit.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Two hundred and twenty-four years ago today...

...the United States Constitution was signed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Apocalyptica - Peace

Cello Rock?

Also a Sweet Child of Mine cover.

More fodder for the iPod.

Is it just me or is kinda hard to look like a bad ass when you're toting a cello around?

Your Ghost - Greg Laswell

I was watching the second season of Dollhouse and found this. I think I missed it the first go round. Works best for me with the Dollhouse visuals.

Friday, September 16, 2011

I went to pick up my weekly...

...dose of comic books and was pleasantly surprised to find the first issue of Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 9. Whedon is writing the first arc and overseeing those he doesn't write himself. If I can't have more Buffy on TV this will do.

Dark Horse is also giving us the further adventures of Angel and Faith with the first issue of Angel and Faith. Whedon is the 'Executive Producer". In that it's from the same publisher as Buffy I expect good things from it.

And if that's not enough Dark Horse is also continuing the story from Dollhouse. Whedon's brother and sister-in-law are doing the writing chores.

If I can't have new Joss on TV then this will have to do.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Guns I want.

Here's a latest meme via Sean.

1911 - Remington's R1 will do.

M1 Garand - Had one and had to sell it.

Remington 870 Tactical - Had one and had to sell it.

Lee Enfield No. 4 Mk. 4 - I like this version. I want it in .308 rather than .303.

M&P in 9mm and .40 cal.

Probably lots more if I gave it any thought, but those would do.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Bye Bye, Baby by Max Allan Collins. It's the latest in the Nathan Heller series, and I've been waiting years for Collins to give us another Heller tale. This time Heller looks into the death of Marilyn Monroe. I'll let you know how it turns out.

Coincidentally, Netflix delivered The Last Lullaby today. It's based on Collins' novel The Last Quarry. The novel is top notch. The plot isn't really that original. A hitman falls for his target. Trouble ensues. But Collins has a way with his material that makes it very readable and enjoyable. It's crime fiction at its best. The movie on the other hand has gotten mixed reviews. I liked the book enough to give it a shot. Again, I'll let you know how it turns out.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

Bloomberg has begun a campaign against HR.822...

...the National Reciprocity for Concealed Carry. His argument is State's Rights. Where is your concern for "State's Rights" when you're pushing for, say, a Federal ban on high capacity magazines or another of your favorites, Mikey? Fucking hypocrite. Sebastian has more here.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Ten years ago today...

H/T to Theo.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

From the Left Coast...

The California legislature has passed a bill banning open carry of unloaded handguns. All that's required for passage is Governor Brown's signature. He'll sign. It's California.

H/T to Jeff.

There will be blood on the streets...

...or in the dorms or in the ...

Not as a result of concealed carry. Hasn't happened yet despite the screaming and gnashing of teeth by anti-gun twits.

Also, it's a right not a privilege.


H/T to the Duck.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission... holding public hearings through September 28th on new regulations many of which pertain to handguns. The one of primary interest, H8, would allow...
...individuals who possess a valid concealed handgun permit to carry that handgun on wildlife conservation areas, boating access areas, fishing access areas and game lands, except for these game lands (and any boating or fishing access areas on them) which are exempted at the request of the landowner
John has more detail here. If you can't attend the public hearings you can comment online here.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Strange Tales #138

Jack Kirby did the layouts for the cover but John Severin finished the art. If I had to choose between the two Severin would win every time.

Gunwalker, Fast and Furious, Gangwalker.

All it's ever been about has been justifying gun control.
Likewise, what Codrea has dubbed as “Gangwalker” appears to be another attempt to provide guns to criminals in order to generate more gun crime and then more calls for gun control.
H/T to Bob

Monday, September 5, 2011

The light at the end of the tunnel...

... turned out to be a bit further away than anticipated. Tile's down and grouted. We'll seal it in a day or so. Father-in-law has fled to points South. Can't say that I blame him.

Sunday, September 4, 2011


Friday, September 2, 2011


NASA Issues a Valuable Reminder: ‘Apollo 18′is Not a Documentary
I'm not sure which is worse. That anybody could mistake Apollo 18 for a documentary or NASA would feel the need to remind people that it's not.