Tuesday, January 31, 2012


H/T to Theo.

Monday, January 30, 2012

I'm reading...

...Killing Rommel by Steven Pressfield and Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove. I've read Gun of the South a couple of times before. It's my first time reading Killing Rommel. I keep jumping back and forth between the two. Couldn't tell you why. It's certainly not boredom with either title. They are both excellent books.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012

Only in Great Britain...

...or New York City or wherever the nannys are in charge.
CONCERNED police officers swooped on a gift shop and seized 30 toy gun-shaped calculators amid fears they were 'dangerous' and could be used in a robbery.

H/T to the Duck.

Police: Man shot teens in self defense

In Pennsylvania, three 'teens' decided to rob a sixty-five year old man. The three 'teens' knocked him off his bicycle and two began to assault him. He pulled a handgun and shot two. One 'teen' is dead, another in the hospital, and the last in police custody. The victim, the sixty-five year old man, has not been charged. The news story makes it sound like the 'teens' were children. Sorry, when they decided to assault and rob the bicyclist they entered adulthood in what was for at least "16-year-old boy", a very final way.

No Excuse

Durham police: 4-year-old found gun, accidentally shot himself
The child's parents did not have his weapon properly secured. The child found it, handled it, and shot himself in the head. I pray the child recovers. The parents have no excuse.


H/T to Theo.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sixty-seven years ago today...

2d Lt. Murphy commanded Company B, which was attacked by 6 tanks and waves of infantry. 2d Lt. Murphy ordered his men to withdraw to prepared positions in a woods, while he remained forward at his command post and continued to give fire directions to the artillery by telephone. Behind him, to his right, 1 of our tank destroyers received a direct hit and began to burn,... [more]
Borepatch has a post on an equally impressive fellow from the World War II generation.

H/T to GrEaT sAtAn'S gIrLfRiEnD and Theo.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Finally, a worthwhile reason to set up a Twitter account

Tweet the State of the Union

State of the Union

There's more reality in "reality" television than anything coming from Obama's mouth. Thirty seconds was about all I could handle. I watched Castle and Alcatraz on On Demand instead.

If a gun isn't available...

...use what's at hand.

Monday, January 23, 2012

...and for those H. Beam Piper fans...

...his short story Time And Time Again adapted into a radio play for Dimension X.

Dimension X: Destination Moon

One of my favorite films is George Pal's Destination Moon primarily because of Robert Heinlein's involvement in the production. Apparently there was a radio play based on the film. I learned about it at Heinleinblog by way of Alphecca, but his links were dead. I found these elsewhere.

Dimension X: Destination Moon, Part 1

Dimension X: Destination Moon, Part 2

You can get an mp3 download here.

Enjoy while you can. No telling how long the links will last.

Starbucks Appreciation Day

The National Gun Victims Action Council has announced a boycott of Starbucks starting Valentines Day 2012. Sebastian has suggested a Starbucks Appreciation Day for that same date. I really don't like to spend money on overpriced coffee but this seems a worthy cause [thumbing your nose at the antis] and Starbucks sells overpriced hot chocolate too. I can't stand coffee. Hot Chocolate I'll drink. Also send Starbucks an email thanking them for staying neutral on the issue of gun control.

H/T to Sebastian.


Pocket Artillery Mini Cannon

H/T to Uncle.

Who knows, maybe it will do some good.

Petition: Investigate Chris Dodd and the MPAA for bribery after he publicly admited to bribing politicans to pass legislation.

Probably not.


I'm not sure whether...

... to throw up or laugh my ass off.
The Bark Side

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

No Expectation of Privacy

...because walking down the street is a privilege not a right.

I'd blame it on Bloomberg but there's not a Federal, State, or, Municipal law enforcement agency in the country that won't jump right on this and call it officer safety.

H/T to Jeff.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Korean Garands are coming...

...or are they?

The M1 Carbines are a definite no, but we'll get the Garands if doing so will help Obama get re-elected. Otherwise, no.

Not sure I want one that bad.

H/T to Mike.

Tea Party for Obama


Yeah, and donkeys fly.

H/T to Thirdpower.

Google has blacked out its banner...

...to protest the House's proposed Protect IP Act (PIPA) and the Senate's Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Kinda hard to ignore. They have a petition. You might also want to call your congresscritter and let them know what you think. Who knows they may not already be in the pocket of Hollywood and the RIAA. Hey, I'm not biased...much.

Craigslist is also against it.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

In Bloomberg's Paradise...

Fake-gun fine unreal

A store gets a thirty thousand dollar fine for stocking six toy sheriff's sets with plastic toy guns.

H/T to David.

He talks a good game

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Not Enough

DNS provision pulled from SOPA, victory for opponents
Apparently the opposition to the bill is gaining traction. They just need to scrap it.

H/T to Jeff.

The Current Crop

At work the other day....
Co-worker: "So what do you think about Republican presidential candidates?"

ME: "Not much."

I'm at the point I think they should just draw straws or play Russian Roulette with a Derringer.

Tam gets to the point here.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

A Heinlein Quote

Climate is what you expect, weather is what you get. - Lazarus Long in Time Enough For Love

Friday, January 13, 2012

Rule Four Violation

U.S. Sends Top Iranian Leader a Warning on Strait Threat

One Less Robber

In Lake Waccamaw North Carolina a masked man with a weapon entered a Outdoor Supply store and was shot and killed by the clerk. No charges are expected.

H/T to jonjayray.

SOPA and you

How SOPA could effect the run of the mill internet user even if they didn't do a damn thing wrong.

Call your representatives in Congress and ask them to oppose this even if they are already bought and paid for by Hollywood and the RIAA. Who knows...maybe they'll listen

H/T to Claire.

Where Gun Registration Leads...

RCMP seizing guns before registry ends

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Hunting Season

Report: Iran nuclear scientist killed in car bomb blast

I saw this photo...

...and couldn't help wondering how many more cops might be stuffed inside.

H/T to Theo.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


EPA Fines Companies Because They Didn’t Use A Fuel That Doesn’t Exist
I guess they should have invented it themselves.

H/T to Ed.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Let me guess?

Freudian slip?

Via Michelle Malkin

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

...Thomas Paine published Common Sense.

Monday, January 9, 2012


My son is home schooled. We use a DVD based curriculum. This is what he found on one of the DVDs the other day.

Update:  The video has been removed at the request of my wife and in the interest of peace in the family.

Just because I'm in that kind of mood...

H/T to Theo.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Candles, huh?

Fuck a candle. Get a gun, learn to use it, get a carry permit [if required], carry it every day, because regret IS a heavy burden to bear.

H/T to George. I didn't read about it there first. It just clicked when I read his post.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Dr. Jerry W. Nash

Here's hoping this little bit of fuckwittery gets you all the mockery you deserve.

H/T to Tech.

New John Carter Trailer

I'm looking forward to it.

I couldn't have said it...

...any better.

One hundred years ago today...

...Charles Addams was born.


Friday, January 6, 2012

New Bill Whittle

Facing the Arithmetic

H/T to Theo.

Attack the Block

I watched Attack the Block this evening. It's a British flick about what happens when a local gang of semi-thugs confront aliens invading their apartment building in South London. If you can get by the accents you get a funny film with a fair amount of actions. I enjoyed it, but I kept wanting Michael Caine to show up with a pistol and tell the human villain "you have failed to maintain your weapon."

Thursday, January 5, 2012

6 Police Officers Shot in Utah, 1 Dead, 5 Injured

ABC reports the rest of the story with their usual attention to detail and journalistic integity. One example was the video on the evening news did its best to confuse an automatic rifle [M$/M16 variant] with a semi-automatic rifle [AK variant] and so the viewer who might not have a clue. It's not really surprising. The purpose here is to push an agenda not report the facts and that's business as usual at ABC News.

That's All We Need...

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. -- P. J. O'Rourke
...or arrest powers to a TSA screener.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Protect Your Child

In Oklahoma, an 18 year old woman shot and killed an intruder armed with a knife as he broke into the room where she was locked in with her 3 month old child.

Damn good work.

H/T to Sebastian.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

I was thinking about my daughters...

...and the songs that remind me of them.

This for my oldest.

This for my youngest...

...and this for the middle one who will the death of me.


Charlton Library Sends Police To Collect Overdue Books From 5-Year-Old
Now, the momma needs a kick in the rump for letting the books go overdue in the first place.

H/T to Radley.

Monday, January 2, 2012


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Because having lost the political battle....

...the only weapon they gave left is the blood dance.

Happy New Year

H/T to Theo.