Wednesday, December 31, 2014

So you support background checks?

“We’re not trying to stop background checks,” Gottlieb said. “We’re taking action against a poorly-written and unconstitutionally vague measure that criminalizes activities that are perfectly legal anywhere else in the country, thus striking at the very heart of a constitutionally-protected, fundamental civil right.”
Not good. Mr. Gottlieb, how 'bout you guys stick to litigation.

SAF challenges Washington State gun control initiative 594

The grounds are vagueness. Good.

Now that's interesting.

Teen wounded in accidental shooting at gun range

"The cartridge did not properly load into the rifle's chamber, but instead, lodged sideways in the ejection port with enough force that the bullet was discharged. When a full cartridge or spent casing gets lodged in the ejection port, it is commonly referred to as a stovepipe," the statement said.

I'd really like to see the final report on this one.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014


It's what they do...

State NAACP President Rev. William Barber noted at the ceremony that a police officer is killed in the line of duty every 58 hours. While he called it “wrong,” he also claimed a black man is killed every 28 hours by an “officer or vigilante.”
*mislead using bullshit statistics and studies. Same damn thing.

Monday, December 29, 2014


Actress Julianne Moore: Stop School Shootings by Donating to Gun Control
Julianne who?

But I didn't know it was loaded.

Should have...
Man accidentally shoots self outside hunting store

...the man had thought the firearm was not loaded.

...AND kept his finger off the trigger AND kept the muzzle in a safe direction.

H/T to The Duck.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Bad guy breaks into a house through a window...

...and is confronted by the armed homeowner. The bad guy charges the homeowner and receives one round center mass for his trouble. The bad guy is now a "good" bad guy.

As "arsenals" go this dude was a piker.

NY Police Find Arsenal of Weapons at Home of Man Accused of Plotting to Kill Cops
TWO guns.

An arsenal?

By definition...OK, but seriously guys?

If you don't put your finger on the trigger and pull...

...those pesky firearms don't fire.
Woman Accidentally Shoots Herself While Unloading Firearm in Middlefield
It's also a good idea to know the local laws when you venture into one of the People's Republics or better yet just stay the f%&k away.

Friday, December 26, 2014

The Interview

I don't think there is a Seth Rogen movies I've gotten past the thirty minute mark on. The Interview isn't any different. Maybe all the funny stuff was after I stopped watching, but I doubt it. If the North Koreans wanted to get revenge on the USA they'd have just stepped back and let SONY release it as planned. The only reason to spend money on this film is to give the finger to Kim Jong-un. I'm not sure that's worth the price.

Woman answers knock at front door...

...and bad guy forces way into house, puts gun to woman's neck, and gets shot. He didn't realize she'd answered the door with her pistol in hand. He didn't live to learn from that mistake. She was unharmed.
Homeowner kills suspect during attempted home invasion

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

Jonah Hex #34. Art by Dan Spiegle.

Alison Krauss, Yo-Yo Ma - The Wexford Carol

I love Alison Krauss's music. I'd not heard this before. Beautiful.

H/T to Borepatch.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

It's not a new theory.

Video: WH Science advisor says man made global warming saving us from another ice age
I remember reading about it in Fallen Angels by Pournelle, Niven, and Flynn.

It's what they do.

When Moms Demand followers call them on a lie…
This one is so blatant not ever their own can stomach it.

Those environmental groups* suing the EPA... an attempt to force them to regulate leaf ammo have once again been told by the Federal Courts to pound sand.


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Blood Dancing

Moms Demand: the NRA killed NYPD Officers.
...because if we had universal backgrounds checks the evil git who murdered the NYPD officers wouldn't have been able to obtain a firearm since he was a convicted felon. Seriously? Ya ever get the feeling that if Shannon Watts added two and two together she'd get eleventy million?

Colion Noir: How I-594 Will Destroy Itself

Monday, December 22, 2014

Son, if you didn't feel safe in MY house before your stole my gun...

...what makes you think you're going to feel any safer after I find out?

Just saying...

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Bad guy kicks in homeowner's front door...

...and gets shot. The homeowner and fiance were unharmed. That's what I call a happy ending.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Never let a "crisis" go to waste.

President Obama says we need more regulation of the internet because SONY pissed off the North Koreans. Yeah, that's good. Let's show those communist pricks we mean business by becoming more like 'em.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A job well done.

In North Carolina, an attempt at home invasion went bad when a 14 year old shot one of two house breakers to death as he attempted to force his way into the house through a rear window. The 14 year old was staying with his grandmother when he heard the stupid gits trying to break in. He got his grandfather's pistol, gave fair warning, then fired three times. The second subject was taken into custody by the police.

I am sorry the 14 year old had to take a life, but it was work well done.

Fortunately, she had a back-up plan

So, in Indiana this guy violated a protective order. The possessor of said order ventilated him with a handgun. He didn't die. Better luck next time.

About what you'd expect.

ASLGVP boasts having 200 members from all 50 states but the group will not release a list of their membership, due to a fear of “political backlash.” So, outside of the eight members that participated in the inaugural press conference, no one knows who is or is not a member of this group. We are not witnessing a “Profiles in Courage” moment here.
So basically they're afraid their constituents will discover they joined an pro gun control group and kick 'em to the curb.


H/T to Uncle.

Yeah...pretty much

There are two types of people in the Ferguson debate. Racists, and people who understand Brown was a thug attempting murder. - Michael Z. Williamson

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

New comic on the sidebar.

Phil Foglio's Girl Genius.

Recently Read

Written in My Own Heart's Blood
The Space Between
A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows
A Plague of Zombies

All by Diana Gabaldon and all enjoyable reads. All are recommended highly.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Apparently, even teachers get caught up in this zero tolerance...

OMG! A Prop Rifle! In a School! OMG!
An eight grade teacher used a prop rifle to illustrate a history lesson. As a result she has been reassigned. Where to? Probably to a reeducation camp somewhere.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

It's what they do.

“AT,” “NEAR,” WHATEVER: CNN, Other Media Manufactures School Shooting In Portland, Oregon
A gang related drive by on the sidewalk outside an "alternative" High School becomes a "school shooting" to further the gun control agenda.

Cartoon of the Day

Bill Whittle: The New Barbarism

Liar, Liar...

Anti-gun groups: Even their names are lies
The truth is not in them.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Seventy-three years ago today...

...the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.

The USS Arizona after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014

Pot meet Kettle

That would be The Seattle Times. They have a problem with the NRA steeping in to influence the Washington Legislature to blunt some of 594's provisions. Ya see the NRA is out of state and needs to mind their own business despite having membership living in Washington. Funny they didn't have a problem when Michael Bloomberg, Shannon Watts, Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly were butting in.

Hypocrites. Like that's news.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Looks like self defense to me.

In Edmonds, Washington early Thanksgiving morning a mother was awakened by someone pounding on the front door. She call 911 then took her pistol and went to investigate. She found a young man at the front door. He tried to force his way inside and she shot him. He is is currently being treated at a local hospital, and the matter is under investigation.

H/T to Dave.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Friday, November 28, 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving



SNL skit suggests Obama’s immigration executive action is unconstitutional
Will you guys at the Washington Post ever stop kissing Obama's ass?

Monday, November 24, 2014

...and so it begins.

Pimping the house for Christmas.

It's what I'll be doing on my days off for the foreseeable future.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

School House Rock via SNL

That's pretty damn funny, which, these days, is highly unusual for Saturday Night Live. Miracles still happen.

H/T to Thirdpower.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

Quote of the Day

And these illegal aliens are willing to do the work that Americans will no longer do — namely, vote Democrat. - Howie Carr


That's the frickin' problem with the GOP*. They're afraid the Dems and their media lickspittles will call them mean.

*...and they're more interested in maintaining power than doing the Right thing and when you really think about it they're just as statist as the DEMS and they believe they know how to spend your money better than you and they're really the little socialist party of the U. S. A. rather than the big one and...

Bill Whittle: The Open Road

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Zero Tolerance

What "Educators" do instead of think.
Milford fifth-grader punished over pretend gun
It's no wonder our school systems are in the sad shape they're in with guys like this running the show.

It's what they do.

Cherry pick the data or lie.
Problems with the Washington Post’s and Huffington Post’s “more guns, more crime” claims
It's the same thing either way. Doing it for a cause don't make it right.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

There was this poll on executive amnesty by NBC...

...and it looks like ain't nobody happy with the President's threatened action. Do ya get the feeling that the Evil Party is driving the bus full throttle toward the abyss with El Presidente at the wheel? Now if only the Stupid Party will get the hell out of the way.


Key issues report and Giuliani endorsement add to gun owner concerns with Lynch

As for actions on guns, determining Lynch’s sympathies is indirect, but nonetheless not too hard to divine. She supported anti-gun Hillary Clinton, and then anti-gun Obama in their bids for political power. Earlier, she had supported David Dinkins for Mayor of New York, helping enable his lookalike “assault weapon” ban. And speaking of former Big Apple mayors, Rudy Giuliani, naturally described by “progressive” publications as a “staunch Republican,” gives her a thumbs-up.
Nothing surprising here. Obama isn't going to nominate anyone any different than Eric Holder. That in itself should give gun owners reason enough to oppose her nomination. People are also known by the company you keep. The company Lynch keeps place her the likes of prohibitionists like Obama and Holder. That's reason enough to oppose her nomination.

The likelihood of the establishment GOP providing any real opposition is little to none. Just saying...

This is what I do know. They won't do squat if you if gun owners don't let you Senators know where you stand. The same is true of the NRA. you sit this one out and gun owners lose. So, write, email, call your representatives. Call, email, write the NRA leadership. Let 'em know how you feel.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014

No Bias Here

Media covering up Bloomberg hand behind Nevada background check group
Nevadans for Background Checks is a front group for Everytown which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Michael Bloomberg. They are not grassroots. They are astroturf but the media outlets either ignore it or bury in the story hoping people won't notice. Lies by omission are still lies.

More Prohibitionist Bulls*#t

Director Jessica Solce's new documentary, No Control, premieres November 15 and carries a clear message: "There [are] limits to every right... articulated in the Constitution," and gun rights should be no exception.
I believe the Supreme Court placed the limit on our right to free speech at the equivalent to yelling fire in a crowded theater. So it would seem to me that any limits on my Second Amendment rights should be the equivalent. Right? Say I can't take another human life except in defense of my life or that of another. Outside of that limitation I should be able to do what I damn well please with my property as long as my actions don't harm another or their property. Right?

Instead I have to undergo a background check [a NICS check at the very least] to purchase a firearm. There are limits on the types of firearms I can own. There are limits on who can purchase a firearm. There are limits on where I can carry a firearm. There are multiple intrusions on my Second Amendment rights at the local, State, and National level. Those intrusions are called limitations Ms. Solce. The fact is the shear number of regulations and limitations on a my right to bear arms would send a you and other Leftists into a screaming shit fit if that same level of regulation was placed on the rights you hold precious.

Gun rights already have an insane level of regulation on them but that is not enough for you and other prohibitionists because limitation isn't your goal. Abolition is.


Friday, November 14, 2014

Next on Bloomberg's agenda...

One-Percenters Aiming For Universal Background Check Initiative In Nevada
As much as we like to make fun of Bloomberg and gloried in his earlier defeats, he's not a stupid man and we ignore him at our own risk. We can't match what Bloomberg and his fellow billionaires are willing to spend. I'm not sure what the solution is other than support your local gun rights groups and the NRA and GOA with your time and money. Anyway, both John and Sebastian have thoughts on the matter.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Recently Read

The Chaplain's War by Brad R. Torgerson
1636: The Viennese Waltz by Paula Goodlett, Gorg Huff, & Eric Flint

Both good reads.


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A win, of sorts.

The Ninth Circuit and the right to carry guns: Good-bye Peruta, hello Richards and Baker
The title pretty much says it all. The Court told Cali AG Harris and the Brady Bunch they couldn't intervene in order to petition for a rehearing on the case. That's good, but a couple of other cases are in the queue dealing with the same issues. This is the Ninth Circuit. God only knows the outcome. Nobody else does/

Oh Really!

"The Second Amendment Was For When The British Were Coming"
So DC has this new concealed carry law that makes it impossible to actually get a permit. The need for 18 hours of training that doesn't yet exist is, I'm sure, only one of the many roadblocks that exist in the law. The biggest is that it's "may issue" and I can't see the DC Police Chief giving anyone the OK unless forced to.

Another law suit is in order and it sounds like Alan Gura already has it in the works.

It's kinda funny sometimes how quickly the tables turn.

Poll: Americans Want GOP Congress, Not Obama, to Set National Agenda
Pretty damn funny actually.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Went the day well?
We died and never knew.
But, well or ill,
Freedom, we died for you.

John Maxwell Edmonds (1875 - 1958)


Yesterday afternoon I went into the house's crawlspace in search of a leak and found a pinhole in a copper pipe. No problem to fix. Well, it shouldn't have been. By the time I finished today around two o'clock I'd repaired the pipe, the well tank's pressure gauge, the water filter, and replaced the hot water heater. Even after all that and the time involved, I'm still glad I didn't call a plumber. Time I got plenty of. Money I don't.

Monday, November 10, 2014


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Uh Huh

After Harry Reid, the GOP Shouldn’t Unilaterally Disarm
I've hopes that the GOP will exhibit a backbone, but past experience being what it is...

Thursday, November 6, 2014

So much for the claim that “Nine out of 10 Americans support [expanded] background checks”

With what may turn out to be a 50-to-1 spending advantage ($9.5 million to what appears to be a couple hundred thousand ($1.7 million was spent on another gun initiative)), the initiative passed with just less than 60 percent of the vote. What this vote implies is that even under ideal circumstances with a massive campaign spending advantage and picking a liberal state where they thought that they would do well, slightly less than 60 percent of the voters supported the initiative.
Unfortunately, all they need is 51% to get their money's worth.

A suggestion for the Stupid Party

If voters really wanted people who would work closely with Obama and other Democrats to “get things done,” they would have just voted for more Democrats.
I could give a crap less if things get done if it's the wrong things getting done.

Fixed it for you.

A seven-year-old girl has been injured after a police firearms expert accidentally negligently discharged a gun during a demonstration.
The discharge of a weapon requires the interaction of a finger and a trigger. Keep your bloody finger off the trigger and the firearm won't discharge. NOT an accident.

Smells like BS to me

Mom Claims To Have Found Ammunition In Her Preschooler’s Halloween Candy
She claims to have found four Milk Dud boxes containing .22 rounds in her kid's treat bag. Kid got said treat bag at his/her preschool. No body else reported their kids getting any .22 rounds and boy are the other parents pissed. You know how hard it is to come by that stuff lately?

Like I said...bullshit.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

On the other hand...

...the loons on the Left are going bat shit crazy and that's always good for a laugh.
A Second Helping of Schadenfreude

The Morning After...

So are we any better off today than yesterday?

Looks like the margin of fraud will keep Malloy and Hickenlooper in office. The Billionaires won in Washington State, but we already knew that money can buy elections as long as it's enough money. I'm sure Bloomberg learned a lot from his fellows in Washington State. My question is how much of their money are they willing to part with. At least anti-gun Brown was kicked to the curb in Maryland of all places.

Republicans took the Senate. This is a mixed blessing at best. They'll screw us in a heartbeat the moment they think they don't need us any more. Wait, let me rephrase that..."the moment they don't fear us any more." Remember these are establishment Republicans. They suffer from the "I know better than you do" delusion of their Democrat Progressive brethren.

I worry the question isn't whether we'll be fucked but when.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Election Day

Monday, November 3, 2014

Vote like your guns depend on it...

...because they very well may.

Tomorrow is Election Day. It your last chance this election cycle to make your voice heard. If you support gun rights, vote in North Carolina, and aren't sure for whom to vote, here is Grass Roots North Carolina's endorsements.

GRNC Recommendations

Another Fast and Furious.

GRENADEWALKER: Inspector General Reports Blasts DOJ For ANOTHER Fast & Furious Scandal
...and how many of these "law Enforcement operations" are there that still haven't come to light?

Mother Jones is full of...

The Truth About Mass Public Shootings
...but we knew that.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Bill Whittle: Weaponizing the Government

If that is the best the Demanding Moms can do...

...Kroger has nothing to worry about.

Gallop had a poll...

...and it looks like a majority of Americans don't want stricter gun laws. This of course excludes billionaires intent on buying a referendum in Washington State.

Friday, October 31, 2014

I'm pretty sure there was a finger involved here...

...other than the one that was shot off.
Infamous MLB slugger Jose Canseco rushed to hospital after accidentally shooting off his own finger 'while cleaning gun'

The 50-year-old's fiancée Leila Knight told TMZ that he was at their home, cleaning his gun when it unexpectedly fired and blew off his left-hand middle finger. She says Canseco was not aware it was loaded.

H/T to the Duck.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

It's what they do.

Demand Supporter Lies About Tucson Shooting of Gabby Giffords

Bill Whittle: Your Second Amendment

...and if you are interested in reading the actual article to which Mr. Whittle refers, here it is.

The Unabridged Second Amendment

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I'd call it attempted murder.

Virginia Open Carrier Is SWATted By Known Gun Control Loon
But for the professionalism of the police officers involved we might be looking at another John Crawford III.

Lord, I hope not.

Jeb Bush’s son: More than likely, he’ll run for president
It's not that I'm worried he'll win. I think he'll focus the opposition and guarantee a Democrat win. Jeb, sit it out. We've got other candidates with not a tenth of the baggage.

"The Hickenlooper Blues"

I voted yesterday afternnon...

...just don't get me started.

Monday, October 27, 2014

John Wick

I will probably go see it again. That's how much I liked it. Highly recommended.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

GRNC-PVF Judicial Candidate Recommendations

Early voting has begun here in North Carolina. I usually have a pretty clear idea who to vote for in the standard races. The judicial races not so much. The GRNC endorsements help with that.

Supreme Court (Chief Justice): Mark Martin
Supreme Court (Martin seat): Bob Hunter
Supreme Court (Hudson seat): Eric Levinson
Supreme Court (Beasley seat): Mike Robinson
Court of Appeals (Martin seat): Marion Warren
Court of Appeals (Hunter seat): Bill Southern
Court of Appeals (Stroud seat): Donna Stroud
Court of Appeals (Davis seat): Paul Holcombe

The GOP's nominations vary in the Court of Appeals (Martin seat)race but I'd go with GRNC before the GOP. I trust one.the other not so much lately.

Now, go vote.

H/T to John.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Bill Whittle: Make Him Own It: Why You Must Vote in the Midterms

Recently Read

An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
Strands of Sorrow by John Ringo

It took a novel by John Ringo to break me away from the Gabaldon novels. I had thought he was done with his zombie books with the last one. Glad he gave us one more. Nice wrap up with a much more satisfying ending than the somewhat abrupt end to the last. Highly recommended.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Home owner wounded protecting family during home invasion.

In Lumberton NC, three evil gits were shot during the course of a home invasion and attempted rape. The 67 year old home owner exchanged fire killing one and wounding two of the invaders but was himself struck several times during the exchange. His wife and granddaughter were not wounded. The home owner and surviving trash are being treated in separate local hospitals.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The stupid continues...

...but it's the Demanding Moms so logic goes out the window and self-serving bullshit rules.
Masked Man Robs Bank in Kroger, Moms Demand Action Says an Open Carry Ban Would Have Prevented Robbery

Friday, October 17, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Maybe they figured a couple of politicians were easy pickins'

In Pennsylvania, during an attempted armed robbery of two State representatives, one exchanged gunfire with the two robbers. Both groups fled. No one was injured. The two robbers were later collected by the police.

Representative Flynn is licensed to carry and his voting record seems to be a mixed bag. A politician having a permit to carry has never been a bar to them voting to keeps guns out of the hands of the little people. I'd be curious to know his position on gun control in general.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Now that's interesting...

The Irish Slave Trade – The Forgotten “White” Slaves
Footnotes would be nice. I'd like to see the original source material.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Turkey thinks they have a Kurdish problem...

...and thier solution is ISIS.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

You have GOT to be kidding?

In Alabama, a five year old girl was forced by her school officials to sign a no violence/no suicide contract for drawing a picture of a gun then pointing a crayon at another student and making gun sounds. The school officials don't need to be worried bout homicidal five year olds. Homicidal parents are another matter.

Bill Whittle: You're not a Liberal

...and I thought they were the Main Stream Media.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Bill Whittle: Play the Hand

Pay Attention!

But ya know? Obama's last two anti-gun nominations were made when the Republicans had more than enough votes to filibuster those nominations into oblivion, and they didn't. There were Republicans who voted for those nominees. What makes you think it will be any different when or if GOP have a majority? I'm not convinced it will be. The past is evidence that it won't.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Monday, October 6, 2014

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Four men walk into a bar...

...armed and order everybody to get on the floor. A customer draws his weapon and exchanges fire with the bad guys killing two. The other two flee.

Saturday, October 4, 2014


Piers Morgan Planning Anti-Gun Documentary
Considering his success on CNN, I'm not sure I'm all that worried about this.

It's what they do.

But The New York Times' headline on September 24 read: "FBI Confirms Sharp Rise in Mass Shootings Since 2000."
If the number rises from one to two that a "sharp rise".

Lies, damn lies, and statistics.

Report: Praying pastor confronts would-be car thief with gun

When the pastor confronted him, the would be thief ran like hell.

Another year older...

...and not a whole lot else to say.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Home invasion goes bad......for the home invaders.

In Texas, a son is awakened by his mother pleading with three home invaders for the lives of her and her daughters. He grabs a gun and shoots one. One evil git is dead. The other two flee for their lives. No family members were injured. That a damn good ending.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Now that's neat...

...and for an added bonus it'll drive Bloomberg, the EveryMoms, and the anti-gun alphabets bug fuck.
Making a homemade metal semi-automatic rifle just got crazy easy
Want one?

Somehow Misfired?

Sources say he was in a classroom for a demonstration of how to break down and clean his service weapon. They say an experienced state police firearms instructor was handling a gun that somehow misfired.
There is so much fail hidden in those two sentences, but I sorta suspect it boils down to a rule two violation and testing a recently reassembled weapon with a chambered round.

When you're teaching your students to break 'em down and put them back together maybe the best place for live ammo for both students and instructors is someplace other than the classroom. Just saying...

Oh joy. What could possibly go wrong?

Jerry Brown signs gun restraining-order bill
Police and family members will be able to get a restraining order and take away your guns because...well, because.

H/T to Uncle.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

...and speaking of Heinlein.

There is a new adaptation of one of his short stories coming to the big screen or maybe the small screen. I can't fine a US release date. The film Predestination is an adaptation of Robert A. Heinlein's short story "All You Zombies". I'll be interested to see how it turns out.


Woman Arrested for Possession of SpaghgettiOs
...and spent thirty days in jail until the police got the lab results back.
These are Heinlein’s Crazy Years — we just live in them. - Kate Scanlon

Monday, September 29, 2014

You're know by the friends you keep.

Kay Hagan's friends support gun control and so does she.

Recently Read

Drums of Autumn
The Fiery Cross
A Breath of Snow and Ashes

All by Diana Gabaldon. I suspect I'm stuck on them until I finish the main series.

Bill Whittle: And Now For Some Good News

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Saturday, September 27, 2014

A Poll

Should there be a limit to the amount of ammunition you can own?
Go Vote.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Good guy with gun stops mass killing.

In Oklahoma, a knife wielding former employee channeling ISIS beheads a fellow employee and starts on another before getting shot by the company CEO. The media keeps emphasizing the CEO was a "reserve sheriff's deputy" as if his use of force wouldn't have been legitimate had he not been. The deputy part means he probably completes whatever annual training is required to maintain his certification but beyond that who knows. I guess it's just hard for the media to simply admit a good guy with a gun solved the problem.

H/T to Uncle.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Down the slippery slope... its logical conclusion.
How Gun Control Made England The 'Most Violent Country In Europe'
An armed society is...

Eric Holder is resigning as Attorney General

Not that it matters. His replacement will simply be a different face with the same agenda.

Oh, and one guess as to who Obama will nominate to the Supreme Court next should such an opportunity arise.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

That'll do.

I guess dismissing the charges was too much to ask for from a New Jersey prosecutor.

Billy Johnson: Paranoia

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Yeah, well...

Kay Hagan wants the attack ads to stop.

Well Kay, stop 'em. Your fellow travelers are responsible for them too.

Fixed it for you.

“During the execution of this (federal search) warrant, one of the officer’s weapons discharged officers discharged his weapon,” reads a statement issued by Attorney General Joseph Foster.
Contrary to what Attorney General Joseph Foster might wish, those things don't discharge themselves. It takes a finger on the trigger. The officer either intentionally shot the grandmother when he saw her move or he had his finger on the trigger and pulled it when her movement startled him. Just saying...

H/T to Firehand.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Finger to Nose. Wiggle Fingers.

Republican Party to Tea Party Conservatives, “Shut Up and Give Us Your Money”
So Karl, you've been doing your damnedest to depth charge conservative, non-establishment, Tea Partyish candidates, and your best has been pretty damned successful. Now your establishment GOP candidates aren't getting the donations they need to compete against the better funded Democrats, and you want our help. Right?


It's what they do.

Anti-Gun Brady Campaign Caught In Fundraising Scandal
Who'd a thought the Brady Bunch would lie for donations. It's not desperation. They were doing this $#!+ when they were actually relevant to the debate.

Bill Whittle: Bush Lite

Friday, September 19, 2014

The truth is not in them.

David Chipman, a spokesman for Mayors Against Illegal Guns which lobbies for an expansion of background checks for people buying guns, said the PGF "is not your grandfather's hunting rifle used for sport and recreation this is a weapon designed to kill with precision."

"This technology potentially enables any two bit criminal to operate with the skills of a highly trained sniper," Chipman said.

If they can come up with the $22,500 to buy it you twit, and once again we come to that unpleasant fact you guys refuse to acknowledge. Ya know, that long guns are rarely used in crimes. A rifle is not the weapon of choice for most criminals unless by criminal you mean gun owner.

Oh, and then there's this gem.

"I'm very much in favor of the password protection, but if the user opts not to utilize password protection this product gives shooters a better accuracy than, on average, most cops," Fineman said. He said the target accuracy of most police is three out of ten.

"To think that private citizens that are not trained could shoot better than 3 out of 10, it's scary," Fineman said.

Wait. You mean it doesn't scare you that police only hit the target three out of ten times?

Here's what scares me. A chief executive of a pro-gun control organization pulls a statistic out of his ass and the journalist doesn't even question it.

Then I guess it must be so...

...because a Bloomberg/EveryMoms study says it is...
Study: Online gun sales open market to buyers who would fail a background check
...and they're above reproach. Riiiiight.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Blood Dancing

Long guns kill half of all law enforcement officers in Pa
This time it's in the blood of two murdered PA Troopers. Then there the usual lies and misinformation. Classy bunch ain't they?

Sunday, September 14, 2014



The case of the mystery virus

That had to have hurt.

Telling the truth, that is, but don't count on it to last. The prohibitionist mantra is now "universal background checks".

Thursday, September 11, 2014


Is Eric Holder Trying to Protect the IRS?
...but only because the trail leads straight to the Oval Office. If not for that Lois Lerner et al would already under the wheels on the bus.

But I'm supposed to leave my gun at home?

Shots Fired During Panera Restaurant robbery
Again, the hell you say.

Yeah I know, the store was closed and the store was robbed while the manager was accepting a shipment. It still goes to show bad guys don't pay any attention to Everymoms' wish for a gun free world, and they never will.

Buying Elections

“We have had in this country a flood of very, very dark money coming into this nation’s political system,” Reid said on the Senate floor. “Radical billionaires are attempting to buy our democracy.”
Yeah Harry, but the Koch Brothers aren't the billionaires we need to be worried about.

H/T to John.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

That's actually pretty damn funny.

Harry Reid is mad that Republicans didn't obstruct his bill
The bill has no hope in hell of getting the 2/3's majority it needs to pass but by advancing it to the Senate floor for debate it mucks up Democrat campaign strategy. Harry's now hopping mad. That's a win by any definition.

He will never live this down.

Think Carter and you get banzai rabbit. Think Obama you get the Ninth Hole. Choosing golf over foreign policy will follow Obama to his grave.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

A Virtual School Bans Guns


A student sent an email to an instructor using an avatar with a firearm on it. The instructor told him it was a violation of a yet to be written policy.

Ah, the joys of educational fuckwittery.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Bill Whittle: President Coward

It's what the the prohibitionists do.


The funny thing is they do it so badly it's blatantly obvious to anyone with an IQ greater than a cucumber or a politician.

Case in point.

Friday, September 5, 2014


So Kroger essentially told the Demanding Moms to pound sand when they demanded they change their policy on carry in Kroger stores. The response of the wholly owned subsidiary of Bloomberg was $1,000,000 in print ads against the chain.
The group, a campaign of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety, is running print and digital “homepage takeover” ads in half-a-dozen newspapers criticizing the gun policy at grocery retail chain the Kroger Co.
Newspapers huh? That's money well spent. Who reads 'em anymore? If they were buying time on the air I might actually be worried.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

I've a new addiction.

As you might have noticed, I like comic books and strips. I also like the original art from same. Most are out of my price range but I've picked up a few here and there recently. Most of these images were from the sellers so the quality varies.

Art by Luke McDonnell, from Outlaws

Luke McDonnell, from Outlaws

Art by Phil Hester and Ande Parks, from Green Arrow

Tim Truman and Sam Glanzman from Turok, Dinosaur Hunter

Art by Fran Matera from Steve Roper and Mike Nomad

Art by Milton Caniff, from Steve Canyon

Steve Dillon from Preacher. The faded look of the top panels is due to the camera flash. Here's the other page from Preacher I own.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

Sunday Afternoon at the Range

I have a Nikon FM I've had since about 1980. I like old fashioned film but now thirty some years later I finally ungraded to a Nikon D3100. I still like film but I gotta admit digital is very convenient. I took it to the range yesterday to play. It's going to take me a little while to get the hang of it but out of about 65 pictures I found a few that I liked.