Tuesday, January 31, 2017

He's keepng his promises...

...and that's what scares them.

Go Nuclear

NRA Applauds Neil Gorsuch's Nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court
That endorsement s good enough for me. The problem now is the Democrats are going to filibuster this and any other nomination. If they ever get the White House back, they'll kill the filibuster for their nominees. They've already said as much. Time for the Republicans to play ball by the same rules. Give the Democrats the opportunity to extend the same courtesy the Republicans extended them on Kagan and Sotomeyer. If they flip the right the bird then...

Fight hard. Fight dirty.

Recently Read

Levon's Trade by Chuck Dixon

LEvon is former spec ops. When his boss' daughter disappears he asked to look into the matter. He does and it goes downhill fro there. Excellent book. Chuck Dixon is known primarily as a writer of comic books. He wrote The Punisher, Winterworld, Batman, and a number of others. Now he is writing novels. This is a good thing. Highly recommended.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Recently Read

Swarm by B. V. Larson

This is the first in Larson's Star Force series. Earth is invaded and it goes downhill from there. I liked it enough that I'll read more of his stuff, of which there is plenty, but not right now. I've just picked up a Chuck Dixon novel. Gotta read that first.

Like It Or Not

Whether you approve or disapprove of President Trump's 90-day ban on entry into the country of people from seven Muslim countries, the law give him that right.

Also here.

8 U.S. Code 1882 (f)

Scoll down a bit. It's there. 

H/T to Borepatch.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Seizure of Black Panther Weapons Invites Examination of Second Amendment Convictions

We all have the right to keep and bear arms. The truth that ought to apply equally to all of us is, if we abuse that right, if we threaten or if we cause harm through unjustified force, others have the right to stop us.
As much as I dislike the ideology of these racist a$$holes, I have to support their right to bear arms if I'm gonna be consistent in my beliefs. As long as they don't initiate force against another, they have the same right to keep and bear arms I do. They should sue.

Crocodile Tears

Senate Minority Leader Schumer Tears Up as He Vows to Fight Trump’s Ban
He's never told the truth on gun control. Why should I believe him now?

Friday, January 27, 2017

Business As Usual for Obama

Obama Issued A Massive Ammunition Ban Just One Day Before He Left Office
No lead ammunition on Federal lands. So the expense of hunting on Federal lands or using public ranges on them shoots up. This is the ban the EPA couldn't legally implement. Gun control from the flank. Business as usual for the Obama Administration. Trump can reverse this easily enough and should.


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Recently Read

Deadlands: Ghostwalkers by Jonathan Maberry

Let's call it an alternative history steampunk supernatural western. How's that? I've read one of his Joe Ledger novels and liked it. I decided to take a chance on this and was pleased. It's good.

John Wick 2 Featurette

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Congress to Review Obama's Social Security Gun Grab

The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today scored a victory when Congress agreed to review, and likely revoke, a final rule by the Obama administration that would blindly strip law-abiding Americans of their Second Amendment rights.

“Congress's decision to review the Obama administration's back-door gun grab is a significant step forward in protecting a fundamental constitutional right for law-abiding gun owners,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director, NRA-ILA. "The NRA has been fighting this unconstitutional government overreach since it was first discussed and we look forward to swift congressional action."

That's what I call a good START.


Personally, I think the MHS contest could have been as satisfactorily resolved by throwing a P320, an M&P, and a Glock 17 into a sack, spinning it around a few times, and reaching in and pulling one out. They all work fine, and if there's a less crucial weapon in modern warfare than the pistol, it probably attaches to bayonet lugs. - Tam

Recently Read

The Golden Gate by Robert Buettner

I've read two of Buettner's other novels and liked them. I didn't know what to expect from this one and was pleasantly surprised. It was a nice mystery with science-fiction elements that really didn't come to light until the final chapters and turned my guesses as to where it was going upside down. More please.

New Addition

This page is from an unknown issue of DC's Earth 2. The pencils are by Tom Derenick with inks by Scott Hanna.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

In Philadelphia, a Pizza Delivery Man...

...gets ambushed on a delivery and shot. He returns fire, and the cowards run. He'll be OK. They're doing laundry.
Pizza Delivery Man Shot, Returns Fire

Sign This Petition

Can't hurt.
Repeal the NFA



Kristen Stewart is gonna make a gun control movie,,,

...that, according to her, will "kick ass". I know. Stop laughing. Other than that, I have only to say Miss Sloane.

According to the link, this will be a short film, so few will see it anyway.

Monday, January 23, 2017

One Hundred and Sixty-Two Years Ago Today...

...John Moses Browning was born.

Well That Was Useless

Officials at most of Ohio's public and private colleges have decided the best action regarding a new state law allowing permit holders to carry a concealed firearm on campus is no action.

Senate Bill 199, signed by Gov. John Kasich on Dec. 19 lifted the blanket prohibition on firearms but only if a college's board of trustees agreed to allow concealed carry on campus.

The only way liberal academia would allow concealed carry on campus would be if it were mandated. Whoever wrote this stupid law had to know that. The only conclusion is that this result was the intention. They get to look good to gun owners at no expense to themselves. They think gun owners are stupid. Time to kick the politicians behind this to the curb and start over.


Sunday, January 22, 2017

Well, I Think It's Funny


There's a New Sheriff in Town

Majority of 230 protesters arrested on Inauguration Day will face 10 years in prison and $25k fine as US attorney says they will be charged with felony rioting
They should have the full weight of the law fall on them as a sign to their fellow travelers that you don't get a free ride on a tantrum when you don't get your way. Truthfully, I'd be surprised if any actually get more than probation and a small fine. That they were arrested at all indicates to me a positive change.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017

This is Cool

Directed by John McTiernan of Die Hard fame.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Current Events

President Obama flips the bird to the Military

Chelsea Manning to Be Released Early as Obama Commutes Sentence

Doesn't it look like Obama's doing his best to burn the house down on his way out the door. 

Three more days.

In the movie Sleepless...

...the Internal Affairs cops know they are dealing with dirty cops because they used "government" bullets. Really? The Brady bunch must have advised on the film. As for the movie, nothing special about it. Wait for Redbox.

On the other hand, La La Land and Heavenly Figures are worth the time and the price of a ticket.

Recently Read

1636: The Ottoman Onslaught by Eric Flint

If you haven'r read any of Eric Flint's 1632 series you need to start with the first, 1632. The ebook is free online from Baen. Starting with this book would be a waste of time. There's way too much history to plop right into this end of the story and not be lost. Other than that it is another excellent addition to the series and first by Flint alone in awhile. My only complaint is that it ends abruptly, cliffhanger, and the next book in the series is a few months out. Not much of a complaint really. I recommend the series and all it's books highly.

More on my Dad

From my earliest memory, my Dad drove a truck for Scott and Roberts Dry Cleaning. He picked up laundry and dry cleaning from customer's homes then returned it later in the week once it had been cleaned. He liked his job. He liked the people he serviced. He was working the day he died. This is a picture of the plant out of which he worked. I spent a lot of time around this place growing up. Now it contains office space. It's a historical landmark, of all things, because of the architecture. My Dad worked for Johnson-Forester Dry Cleaning before World War 2 and when he met my Mom. After the war Dad returned to that job, then switched to selling life insurance for Durham Life. I think it was sometime before I was born that he returned to the dry cleaning trade and Scott and Roberts. The only reference online I can find for Johnson-Forester is in an obituary for a former employee.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

If there are no more episodes of Sherlock...

...that last ended it well.


Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Devil We Know

I'm unconvinced of the wisdom of this. Do we actually want competent Federal Law Enforcement running the show?
House Bill Would Disband Scandal-Plagued ATF

Thursday, January 12, 2017

It's what they do.

Washington Post Botched Gun Story, Asked for Help, Refused to Correct
What may very well have been a mistake becomes a lie when no correction is made once the truth is known.

Good Samaritan saves Arizona Trooper

Arizona trooper shot in ambush attack; Good Samaritan kills gunman
The Good Samaritan came up int eh incident while the assailant and trooper were struggling on the ground. The Good Samaritan ordered the assailant to stop and when he didn't went to his car, got his gun, and shot the bad guy. I think there is little doubt he saved the Trooper's life. Lucky there was a good man with a gun available to help.

H/T to Bearing Arms

Recently Read

Storm Front by Robert Conroy

This is, I understand, Mr. Conroy's last novel. It is not one of his alternate history novels but a disaster novel. It's OK. It didn't grab as did his other novels. It follows his usual template. Boy meets girl and falls in love amid turmoil of history/disaster. As I said I liked it. If I had to give it a number between one and five, it would be a three and a half.

UPDATE: NOT his last. At least one more to come in June from Baen. It's co-authored by J. R. Dunn and titled The Day After Gettysburg.



Poor Victim Selection

It's Really Not a Smart Idea to Try to Rob a Gun Store
...and stupid. Lots of stupid.

It's what she does.

Shannon Watts Dresses Up Her Gun Control Rhetoric for Teen Vogue
...and to impressionable teens no less.

Owen Maple Smith

My Dad would have been 99 years old today had he lived. I miss him still.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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

...Thomas Paine's Common Sense was published.

Monday, January 9, 2017

A Twinkie Silencer

...and it's reusable. So the cops will find some dude on the ground with a bullet hole in his forehead and white creamy filling splattered all over his face. Neat.

H/T to Uncle.

Two guys try to rob a store in Chicago...

...and the clerk wrestles their gun away from them, then shoots them. The end result is two thugs in the hospital and one clerk unharmed. Had this been almost any place other than "Gun Free" Chicago, he'd have had his own gat and wouldn't have had to borrow theirs.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Friday, January 6, 2017

It's what they do...

Lies from Brady and the Gun Violence Archive: So sweet!
They are padding the numbers with crimes where no shootings occurred.

Recently Read

Blade of P'Na by L. Neil Smith

The first novel by Smith I read was The Probability Broach. Since then I read almost everything he's written. This is a prequel to his Forge of the Elders which was a collection and , I guess, revision of three previous novels. I liked it. I don't get nearly enough from Smith. We get the tale of how Misterthoggosh and Eichra Oren first meet. I'm looking forward to more.

I heard on the radio...

...that there has been a mass shooting at the Fort Lauderdale Airport with several dead and wounded. I understand the shooter is in custody. That's all I intend to write about it for the moment because the usual will happen. The media will report the same bits of information incessantly 'cuz they know squat. In a couple of days we'll find that most of what they think they know will be wrong. AND the gun control crowd will dance in the blood of the victims to push their agenda like the scum they are.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

The Crazy Years

Hot new trend: Self-marriage

Can't be worse than than de Blasio

Report: Clinton Mulling NYC Mayoral Run

Nothing Yesterday, Probably Nothin' Today

My back hurts. I'm tired, and emotionally drained by the, unfortunately, all to common lately, family bullshit.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

If only it were that easy.

Because all those other "Celebrity" videos worked so well against Trump.

“Celebrities” beg Congress: Stand up to Trump
I'll say this for them. They don't give up easy, but isn't doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result, a definition of insanity?

I should believe them now because...

Gun Control Supporters Admit Lying About Background Checks For 20+ Years
Surely, they are being truthful now. Right?

Monday, January 2, 2017

I'd love to see this nomination, if only to see heads explode.

John Ross volunteers for ATF Director position
For those who don't know, John Ross is the author of Unintended Consequences. And yes, the heads would explode.

H/T to Uncle.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

RIP Father Mulcahy

‘M*A*S*H’ Star William Christopher Dies at 84

Happy New Year

.AND just because I think it's funny...