Sunday, August 30, 2015


"A principal source of errors and injustice are false ideas of utility. For example: that legislator has false ideas of utility who considers particular more than general conveniencies, who had rather command the sentiments of mankind than excite them, who dares say to reason, 'Be thou a slave;' who would sacrifice a thousand real advantages to the fear of an imaginary or trifling inconvenience; who would deprive men of the use of fire for fear of their being burnt, and of water for fear of their being drowned; and who knows of no means of preventing evil but by destroying it.

The laws of this nature are those which forbid to wear arms, disarming those only who are not disposed to commit the crime which the laws mean to prevent. Can it be supposed, that those who have the courage to violate the most sacred laws of humanity, and the most important of the code, will respect the less considerable and arbitrary injunctions, the violation of which is so easy, and of so little comparative importance? Does not the execution of this law deprive the subject of that personal liberty, so dear to mankind and to the wise legislator? and does it not subject the innocent to all the disagreeable circumstances that should only fall on the guilty? It certainly makes the situation of the assaulted worse, and of the assailants better, and rather encourages than prevents murder, as it requires less courage to attack unarmed than armed persons." - Cesare Beccaria - Essay on Crimes and Punishments

I got to this by looking for the source for this quote...
"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed one."
...which is attributed to Thomas Jefferson. What led to this short search was the quote's appearance here. So, it's not a quote by Jefferson but that doesn't make it any less true.

Thursday, August 27, 2015


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

It's what they do...

...lie, and dance in the blood of innocents.

The shooting in question is the recent murder of two reporters in Virginia. The truth is that gun related homicides have been dropping since the mid 90's when they peaked and continue to do so with gun sales increasing and gun laws more liberal than ever. Most people don't know this and still we win. That's gotta hurt . 
The White House Lies About Gun Violence . . . Again

It's called marketing...

...but it's just more of the same old shit.
Gun Control Folks Polishing the Turd Again

Rupert Murdoch wants Michael Bloomberg... run for President. All we need is another authoritarian, anti-freedom, anti-gun prick in the White House. So not just no, but hell no and f**k you Rupert Murdoch.
Murdoch begins ‘draft Bloomberg’ movement as market uncertainty rises

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Two bad guys broke into a house... North Las Vegas. One opened a closet door and fought himself staring down a rifle barrel. He and his companion left quickly. The young man holding the rifle was hiding with his younger twin brothers as his dad had taught him.

He did good.

Quote of the Day

"Then I grabbed the AK (assault rifle), which was at his feet, and started muzzle thumping him in the head with it," Mr Skarlatos added.

I think I'm going to like this.

The trailer had me laughing. If it's not just the best parts of the movie it'll be a hoot.

Friday, August 21, 2015


Apparently took place in Atlanta yesterday. No one injured.

Sent to me by my son. Don't know his source.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

As if I needed more reasons not to vote for Jeb Bush.

Jeb Bush is perfectly OK with violations of my 4th Amendment rights by the NSA...
Bush doubled-down Tuesday on his assertions that there is "no evidence" the data collection violated civil liberties. "I've found not one" case, he said.
...but when it comes to threatening the citizenship of the children of Illegals born in this country...
Separately, Bush told CBS News that he disagreed with rival Donald Trump on the birthright of children born in the United States to parents who are immigrants living in the country illegally.

"That's a constitutional right," Bush said. "Mr. Trump can say he's for this because people are frustrated that it's abused. We ought to fix the problem rather than take away rights that are constitutionally endowed."

...he wants to get all constitutional on us. Inconsistent much, Jeb? The children of illegals born in this country are citizens and that must be honored just as my right to be secure in my person, house, papers, effects, and their modern equivalents, against unreasonable searches and seizures must be honored. The entire Constitution, and not just the parts you like, are important and should be enforced.

Oh, and Donald, that goes for you too.

Recently Read

Heinlein's The Door into Summer for the umpteenth time, and it was every bit as good as the first time.

That kinda day...

...and it's not even 3am yet.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

That's KINDA funny...sorta.

Katniss Everdeen Has A Filthy Mouth

Recently Read

Murder at the Kinnen Hotel by Brian McClelland

Steel by Carrie Vaughn

The short story by McClelland is the last of the current Powder Mage material. As stated in other posts I like 'em. I like 'em all. The Vaughn is an early novel. This isn't up to her more recent stuff, but I still enjoyed it.

It's what they do.

In this case, not lie but show willful ignorance. In Kardashian's defense, it's probably the only talent she has.
Helping Kim Kardashian Understand “Online Gun Sales”

Friday, August 14, 2015

Bill Whittle: The Great Unlearning: How Our Society Became so Stupid

Study claims iincreased gun ownership leads to increased police deaths.

The problem of course is that as the number of gun owners increased the number of police officers feloniously killed dropped. Kinda brings the study's conclusions into question. At least for those of us interested in facts rather than agenda.
Flawed Research Blames Police Deaths On States With Most Gun Ownership
Oh and the study is brought to us by the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Surprising huh?

Colion Noir

Recently Read

The Change: Tales of Downfall and Rebirth by S. M. Stirling et al

It's a collections of short stories in Amberverse universe by various authors including one by Stirling. Some are strong some are simply OK. If you like his Amberverse novels you'll enjoy this book. I did.

"When in the Course—" by H. Beam Piper.

I don't remember ever having read this, but it was published in the Federation collection in the 80's. It is the same plot as Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen. Apparently it was rejected then rewritten. Still Piper is Piper, and better on a bad day than most other writers at their best.

No need to let pesky things like facts...

...get in the way of agenda.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

It's what they do.

You can't discuss guns in this country and it not be political. Guns are politics. "Gun violence" is a political term created by and for Bloomberg's minions. This play is political. So either the playwright is delusional or a liar. My money is on the latter.
Gun-violence play banishes politics
H/T to Uncle.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Wait and see.

So apparently Hilliary has admitted there was classified material on her personal server and this is a violation of federal law? Now the wait is to see if the Obama White House will torpedo Hilliary's campaign with indictments to open the way for Joe Biden's White House run. The wait may also be to see Obama wants to chance Hilliary's retaliation. Oh the stories she could tell.

What Preisdent Obama did for gun sales...

...he did for concealed carry.
Since President Obama’s election the number of concealed handgun permits has soared, growing from 4.6 million in 2007 to over 12.8 million this year.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Recently Read

The Autumn Republic by Brian McClellan

The last of his Powder Mage trilogy and every bit as good as the others. I'm looking forward to more...soon...please.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Terminator Genisys

I went an saw Terminator Genisys a couple of days after its initial release. Unfortunately, I had been awake about 36 hours and slept through most of it. Makes for an unremarkable viewing experience. I watched it again tonight. What a difference being rested makes. It is not the best of the franchise but it easily comes in third. It is well worth watching, and it has Emilia Clarke.

Good Work

Hero SAS sniper saves father and eight-year-old son from being beheaded by ISIS maniac

Saturday, August 8, 2015


Friday, August 7, 2015


There is nothing that corrupts conservatives quite as much as the need to be nice. - Daniel Greenfield

Fantastic Four


The cast and performances are fine. I like Jamie Bell in pretty much anything he does. The problem is we get about an hour and a half of origin and so so build-up to maybe ten minutes of action rap up that is underwhelming at best. It's boring. The cast isn't given anything to work with. I place the blame on the script and Josh Trank, the director. Much wasted potential here.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

It's what they do.

Government Study Confirms That Mass Shootings Happen More Often Than They Used To
No it does not. Once again Bloomberg's minions ignore what doesn't further their agenda like the part about controlling for population growth. Lying liers.

Bad guys try to rob a couple.

Three ran away. The fourth is with his ancestors. One half of the couple had a CCP, and sent the dead guy on his journey.
Robbery Victim With Gun Permit Shoots Suspect in St. Paul
H/T to Stranger.

Bill Whittle: The Right Brothers: The Recipe for American Ingenuity

Recently Read

The Crimson Campaign by Brian McClelland

What I said about the others applies here as well. Couldn't put it down. Highly recommended. Now, on the the next.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Recently Read

Hope's End, Forsworn, The Face in the Window, and Servant of the Crown by Brian McClellan

These short stories and novellas fill in the holes from the two novels. Good Reading.

It's what they do.

Assailant in Garland, Texas, attack bought gun in 2010 under Fast and Furious operation
Fasted and Furious was botched on;y in that it was discovered and became useless to push the Obama agenda of gun control. The fact that the media keeps spouting the Administration's claims makes them complicit in the lie. As to the operation itself, it's the gift that keeps on giving.

H/T to Glenn.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Recently Read.

Promise of Blood by Brian McClelland

Can't say there was anything about it I didn't like. Good world building, interesting characters and plot. Looking forward to the remaining novels in the trilogy.