Saturday, December 31, 2016

Yes it would.

The ironic part is, if the Democrats’ kooky conspiracy theory were true, it would mean Vladimir Putin saved the United States from socialism.
...or the kleptocracy of another Clinton Administration. Same thing, I guess.

Telling Lies

Fantasy vs Reality on Background Checks
The fantasy is the claim by the Brady Bunch that 93% of Americans support universal background checks. Even in States where background check initiatives have passed, the highest percentage was around 60% and THAT'S with Bloomberg and his fellow butt heads buying the elections. The anti-gun people keep making shit up and expecting people to buy it.

Thursday, December 29, 2016


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Bet he won't make that mistake again...

...but for the moment enjoy. Bloomberg spent 20 million dollars to buy passage of a ballot initiative in Nevada that only passed by the barest of margins and it can't be implemented.
The issue is that Nevada is designated as a Point-of-Contact (POC) state, meaning that, like Pennsylvania, they have a state background check system that is designated by the FBI to conduct background checks under the Brady Act. Bloomberg’s new law states that the checks have to be conducted by the FBI’s National Instant Check System. Given that Nevada is a POC state, the FBI will not conduct checks on behalf of Nevada. The law cannot be complied with, and is therefore completely unworkable and unenforceable.
Can you imagine just how pissed Mikey is right now? Now THAT'S funny.

John Lott on Miss Sloane

Poorly funded gun-control advocates are shown doing battle with the big, bad National Rifle Association. Of course, Michael Bloomberg is never mentioned. He would spoil the story, since he gives $50 million a year to his regulation-pushing Everytown for Gun Safety. This is 2.5 times more than the NRA spends on political activities. From 2013 to 2016, Bloomberg donated a total of $48 million to candidates running for federal office. The NRA contributed just $2.1 million. And that’s not even mentioning the hundreds of millions that Bloomberg, George Soros, and others funnel into producing gun-control research.



Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Recently Read

A Girl in Time by John Birmingham
"There is a technical, literary term for those who mistake the opinions and beliefs of characters in a novel for those of the author. The term is 'idiot'."
I had to keep that quote in the forefront of my mind as I read this book. The Millennial lead is one of those characters that in real life drive me nuts. The Marshall, I liked, and I sense, or at least hope, the lead will learn from his example as the series progresses. I did not enjoy this as much as I have other novels by Birmingham. That could just as easily be accounted to my own political bias as the book. He has promised more books in this series. I will read them, and hope I enjoy what follows more.

Saturday, December 24, 2016


Thursday, December 22, 2016

Recently Read

1635: The Wars for the Rhine by Anette Pedersen

Another novel of Eric Flint's 1632 Universe. The title sums it up quite well. I liked it.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Recent Addition

Siege ('97) #1, pg#12, pencils by Robert Teranishi, inks by Al Vey.
I never read the comic, I just saw this on eBay and liked the art. The price was right, so I bought it.

Recently Read

Stalin's Hammer: Paris by John Birmingham

I pretty much love about two thirds of his novel and couldn't care less about the rest. The Axis of Time and Dave Hooper books were great. I couldn't get past the first few chapters of Without Warning. It just couldn't hold my attention. The Stalin's Hammer stories are one novel broken into sections. I like 'em but wish he would have just published them as one book. Since I can't get what I want this will do. They are every bit as good as the other Axis of Time books. I'm sure, hope, he will write more. Until then, he has a new book that I'm trying out. I'll let you know what I think when I've finished it.

It is amazing to me that politics as usual in North Carolina...

...are only undemocratic and unconstitutional when the Republicans do it. Pot and kettle.
Anti-Cooper move: Coup or old hat? – Christensen
Not so damn funny when you are on the receiving end is it?

Monday, December 19, 2016

The Dragon Awards

I just noticed that nominations are open for the 2017 Dragon Awards. I think I'll wait until closer to the deadline to vote. I've read some good novels and comics, seen some good movies and TV, but nothing jumps out as yet. We will see.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Yeah, on the Democrats.

THAT is President Obama's responsibility, at least, for the next 35 days.


Pretty much sums it up.


Friday, December 16, 2016

It's what they do.

Audit of Everytown’s Claimed 200+ School Shootings Since Sandy Hook


Bill Whittle: Fake News

Two hundred and forty-three years ago today...

...some dudes dumped 342 chest of tea into Boston Harbor.

D is for Delusional and ...

...dumbass, in that these entertainers think anyone gives a damn what they think. If the past election didn't teach them anything, it should have taught them that.
Celebrities beg electors to be ‘heroes’ and vote against Trump

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Recent Addition

A page from Krrish - Menace of the Monkey Men #1. with pencils by Ron Frenz and inks by Sal Buscema. Never heard of the comic before I saw pages from it on eBay. This page wasn't my first choice. Someone with more money than I was willing to spend got those, but this page was fine by me. The attraction to me was Sal Buscema's inks. Nice lines. Also, I'm not a big Frenz fan but this is better than I usually see from him. I'm very pleased.

If you are into comics...

...Terry Moore has a new project, Motor Girl. I highly recommend it and suggest you take a look.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

So this is what the Left thinks about those of us in "flyover country".

America is held hostage by flyover states
This why the Democrats lost. "Flyover country" is America you self-important elitist twit.

Recently Read

At the Sign of Triumph by David Weber

This is the final volume of Weber's Safehold series. It is 758 pages long and reads like it. I usually pick up a Weber books and can't put it down until done. No problem putting this down. Lots of talk and not so much action. Now, that's not to say I didn't like it. I did, just not as much as the previous novels in the series. Weber did provide a satisfying ending to the series and if you've been following this tale you will be pleased as well. I look forward to Weber's next project whatever it is.

Monday, December 12, 2016


Fearmongering and Lies

Reciprocity means if Texas permits a man to walk into a coffee shop, a church or a school with a Bushmaster AR-15 slung over his shoulder, Connecticut must follow suit. It would mean that every time that happened, we’d relive the horror of Dec. 14, 2012, while being forced to stand down, powerless to act.
No. National reciprocity would require that the concealed carry permits of one state be honored by all others much like the vehicle operators license of one state are honored in all other states. It has fuck all to do with open carry. That would remain the prerogative of the individual states. The slightest bit of research would tell anyone this. The above quote may be ignorance of the facts. If so, it is a willful ignorance intended to scare people who know less than the writer. It is fear mongering. It is lying. BUT that's what gun bigots do.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Saturday, December 10, 2016

A Review of Miss Sloane...

This saves me the trouble of having to watch it.

I haven't and won't see it. Based on what I've read, it's a Hollywood gun control wet dream with little or no relationship to reality. At a cost of $18,000,000 it may break even...maybe. The lead, Jessica Chastain, will probably get an Oscar nomination. Then it will fade into the Lifetime oblivion it deserves.

UPDATE: Tom Madden, the Director, claims the production did not consult with either side of the gun control debate. Apparently, the Brady Bunch and actors in the film didn't get that message. AND Wikipedia's entry on the film calls it a box office bomb. Drum made 1.7 million over the weekend. What did they expect. People want to be entertained at the theater, not preached to.

UPDATE: As of 12-16-2016, 2.7 million in ticket sales.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Current Events

Thursday, December 8, 2016

John Glenn, RIP

John Glenn, the 1st American to orbit Earth, has died at 95

A Thank You to the IRS

So the wife and I got a notice from the IRS that we owed Uncle Sam money. I was expecting this but not the sum they wanted. So I called the help line Tuesday. The guy I spoke to was professional and quickly gave me the answer to my question. Hell, he answered my question before I could even answer it. I'd transposed a number on my daughter's Social Security on the form. I couldn't resolve it then. I was calling from work and didn't have access to her number. I called back today and spoke to another person, a lady, and spent close to an hour and a half on hold waiting for a resolution that didn't come because i was disconnected. I waited about ten minutes then called again. I got another lady who have me set after about ten minutes with the amount I knew I owed down to what I expected. I got the distinct impression #2 didn't really know what she was doing, but even she was polite and professional throughout. For all that we want to hate the IRS, we also have to give credit where it's due. So, thanks for your help guys. I'm really glad I don't owe the Fed close to two thousand dollars.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

It what they do...

...lie. The Republican Party is the "stupid" party. The Democrats are the party of "making shit up".
US economy: No recovery, wages in reverse

We know the gun control Apparatchiks will lie... the drop of a hat if they think it will advance their narrative. It stands to reason plagiarism isn't beyond their pale.
Did Sandy Hook Promise plagiarize somebody else’s film?

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Bill Whittle: Hillary's Final Disgrace

Recent Addition

This page is from Adventures of Superman Annual #7.  Ron Wagner's pencils were inked by Joe Rubinstein. I remember Rubinstein's inks in a number of comics. His work has always added rather than detracted from the pencils he inks. That's what I ask in an inker.

Wagner penciled issues of Marvel's G. I. Joe and Punisher to name a few. He was the primary penciller on Nth Man: The Ultimate Ninja, a particular favorite of mine. So I wanted a sample of his art and this popped up at a price I could afford. I like it, and, ya know, guns.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

The last two days were spent...

...putting up Christmas decorations, or as I call it, pimping the house [but not when the wife is in earshot]. Still not done, but I'm almost there. Back to normal blogging tomorrow.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Current Events

I was looking for this the other day

Absolutely, I suggest Alan Gura

I Think Tom Might Be Correct - We Need An Asst AG For The Second Amendment
I'd be nice to see an army of DOJ lawyers coming down on, say, New Jersey when they violate their citizen's enumerated rights with bullshit gun control legislation. I'd be funny as hell, as well.