Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Bill Whittle: Bill Nye the Science Lie

Because it's Funny

Recently Read

G-Man by Stephen Hunter

Another novel of the Swagger clan. In this one we get Charles Swagger the grandfather of Bob Lee recruited by the FBI, the the Division of Investigation, to help in the hunt for Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson. The focus is on Nelson and we get the usual combination of action and guns that Hunter is so good at. It is a damn good book and highly recommended.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

The Perfect Match

Listen to the Merrie Melodies/Looney Tunes intro.

Then watch Andrew Klavan's bit on the ongoing Senate and Congressional investigations.

It is oddly appropriate to the topic.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Recently Read

Black Powder War by Naomi Novik

The further adventures of Temeraire and her companion Laurence. This time they travel from China overland home to England. The quality is the same as the previous novels and I'd get right on the next one except I just picked up the new Stephen Hunter Swagger Clan novel and that, unfortunately for Mrs. Novik, trumps a dragon any day. The novel is highly recommended. Go at it.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Current Events

BUT that shit in Montana is STILL funny.

A CSGV "Study"

“Public Opinion and Media Consumption Study

Hi! We’re researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. We are conducting a study to better understand audience evaluations of media coverage of gun regulations and gun rights.”

Click on here and have fun.

[Source]The original source for this "study" was from an email Sean Sorrentino was sent by CSGV. I consider the CSGV email the gunnie equivalent of "hey guys, there's an anti-gun poll over at so and so place. go play, much as this post is a "hey gunnies, go play here" post. Go play.

When you ignore the news you miss stuff.

So I saw on the web somewhere the other day a blurb about some GOP dude assaulting a reporter, and that's the last I paid any attention to it. Saw more blurbs and ignored 'em. Don't care. TODAY I was reading Larry Correia's blog and realized that it was the conservative pro-gun candidate, originally from New Jersey, who was running against a local "black rifles are evil but I like other guns" Democrat in Montana. THAT I had read about. Correia informed me that the dude, refugee from New Jersey, was the dude who had "body slammed" a Guardian reporter, AND despite the who haw from the Democrats, had won the election anyway. Violence is never a valid response to an asshole unless they lay hands on you, BUT that was funny.

President Trump, here's a reelection strategy for ya in 2020. The White House Press Room. Go at it.

Just kidding. Violence is bad.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

They are NEVER Satisfied

New York ‘Common Sense’ Gun Bill Could Get People Killed

Not satisfied with SAFE Act citizen disarmament measures (because they will never be satisfied), New York tyrannophiles are proposing yet another insidious infringement that will not only result in sweeping gun bans, but will render allowable guns dangerous to their owners as well as to others when the guns are deployed in self-defense. Senate Bill S3444, authored and sponsored wholly by Democrats, will all but ensure more injuries and deaths in the name of protecting children.

And they claim they don't want our guns.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

It's what they do...


The Brady Bunch are at it again.

Trotting Out A Dusty Old Canard
So Bradys, what gun control law has ever prevented "felons, domestic abusers, fugitives and people who are a danger to themselves or others from carrying loaded, hidden guns in public"? Let me answer that for you while you stutter trying to find an answer. None. The bad guys have always carried where they damn well please while you twits push for more that does nothing but inconvenience the good guys.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

A Good Thing

Report: Regulation ‘Has Essentially Ground to a Halt’ Under Trump
Trump executive order has reduced the number of new regulations . This time last yeat Obama's crew had passed 118 new regs. Under Trump the number is 39.

Thank you, Mister President. More please.

Just Because...

Pelosi opens her mouth and...whatever.

Pelosi Accidentally Refers to NRA as Part of Intelligence Community

Monday, May 22, 2017

Recently Read

Throne of Jade by Naomi Novik

The second novel in the Temeraire series. I enjoyed it as much as the first. Lawrence and Temeraire are ordered to China amid political intrigue. It is good stuff and recommended.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Two Quotes

The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. - Robert A. Heinlein

All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible. Such people have a tendency to become drunk on violence, a condition to which they are quickly addicted. - Frank Herbert


It is what they do...

Look for truth; don't cave to fear
Democrats support gun control. The end game is a ban on all firearms. Requiring registration of the most popular rifle in the United States is just another step toward that goal. Any claim otherwise is an out and out lie. That's what gun prohibitionists do. That's what Democrats do.

H/T to Sebastian.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Recent Addition

Doom Patrol #14 by Ron Randall and John Livesay

Well, there goes the red dot, for now, at least. You would have thought I'd have learned my lesson. I see a beautiful piece of art on eBay. I bid on it not expecting to win...and I win. Oh well, I've been wanting a piece of art by Ron Randall. Usually I bid and lose OR the dealer can't find the piece I want in his extensive collection despite the fact he has it posted on his website BUT here's a nice piece for more money OR he just sold it and here's a nice piece for more money. The consolation here is it is a beautiful piece of artwork and the payment goes to a good cause.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Recently Read

His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik

I picked this up on a whim and it sat in the digital pile waiting for quite a while. Other novels had priority over, to me, an unknown author. I had nothing else to read the other day and picked it up again. I'm now reading the second book in the series. An alternate history of the Napoleonic Wars with dragons. Wow. It is good in every respect and highly recommended. The current price is $2.99 on Kindle. That's hard to beat.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Democrat Standards

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

ABC cancels "Last Man Standing"...

...but it wasn't because of the lead actor on the show is a conservative and the show leans conservative. This is their third highest watched series and they cancel it and leave standing shows that barely scrape by? No, its not politics. My ass.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Recently Read

Silence by Mercedes Lackey and Cody Martin

I don't read much by Mercedes Lackey other than her collaborations with Eric Flint and David Freer, which are top notch. I got this in one of the Baen bundles. This is an urban fantasy in one of her series that I've not read any of the other books. Good Elves V. Bad Elves in a small Maine town. I enjoyed it, but probably not enough to get to seek out the other books in the series.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Its what they do...

NY Post Fake News Alert: People are not buying guns!
People are still buying guns, just not as many, or at least not as many through FFLs. Who's to say private sales haven't rocketed? Stew on that thought you lying bastards.

Dilbert: Climate Change

H/T to Borepatch.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Recently Read

Escape from Heaven by J. Neil Schulman

I read and enjoyed Schulman's Alongside Night and Rainbow Cadenza. Then nothing. He produced some non-fiction, but no novels until this in 2001. It was self-published and I didn't have the money to buy it. At the time I had to rely on the local library for my reading material and despite requests the librarian wasn't inclined to purchase it. I noticed the other day it was available for Kindle and snapped it up. The basic plot is a DJ is assigned a mission from God. It was nice to have another novel by Schulman. I liked it and recommend it. I'd really like to see more, but it seems he's shifted his creative impulse to film lately, and that's a shame.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Eerie #1 and #9

Since I'm on the comic kick at the moment. I post items on eBay for a friend who runs a comic shop. I posted several issues of a reprint title from the 60's titled Eerie from a company called I. W. Enterprises. Of the comics I posted, two covers by Wally Wood stood out. Enjoy.

Recent Addition

The scan is from the guy I purchased it from. Thus the stamp on the image. The strip is from later in the run of Johnny Hazard. Johnny Hazard has been called the poor man's Steve Canyon. It was written and drawn by Frank Robbins. I first saw Robbins' work on the Batman title then later as filler for several Marvel titles and The Invaders. I wasn't all that impressed until I picked up a few Johnny Hazard reprints. This, in my opinion, was where Robbins did his best work. Good solid adventure stories with art and stories that was very reminiscent of Milton Caniff's best work. It's good stuff and recommended if you can find it.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Recently Read

The Gods of Sagittarius by Eric Flint and Mike Resnick

I like Eric Flint's novels. I've read Mike Resnick before b,ut he isn't a favorite. I do think the anthologies he has edited are top notch. I can't say I really liked this novel. There was a level of silliness that got int he way of the story and characters. It didn't work for me.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

It is what they do...

Study: 16 children hospitalized daily with gunshot injuries

In older children, the background changes. Most of those between 15 and 19 were shot in an intentional assault, according to Silver's research. This age group makes up the largest number of victims, more than 83 percent.

The lie is in classifying 18 and 19 year olds as "children". If they can vote or serve in the military they are adults. Also they neglect to be specific as to the circumstances of their injuries. What do ya bet that most of these "children" were shot by other "children" of a differing gang affiliation. If they make adult decisions they might as well be adults. Adults.


Where's a pokeball when you need one or two or a dozen.

That's truly strange.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Gotta keep that finger off the trigger.

18-year-old shoots himself after robbing convenience store, CMPD says
then he went to the local hospital and claimed to have been robbed. He took the bag of money he got from the convenience store with him. Dumbass.

Hate will do that to you.

Current Events

Bob Owens, RIP

I read his blog Confederate Yankee and his articles on Bearing Arms daily. Never had the pleasure of meeting him. Now he's gone. His wife and children need help. You can donate here.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Trump Fires Comey

Trump fires FBI Director Comey
I'm not sure this surprises me at all. What it doesn't do is bother me. Adding intent to a Federal statute that doesn't require it just so he could avoid recommending charges is enough for me. On the other hand, expecting no politics from a post that is political in nature is senseless. Now I expect the Democrats to rally 'round Comey because "Trump".

[UPDATE] What I said.

Monday, May 8, 2017

A Teachable Moment

Ohio middle school student suspended for ‘liking’ Instagram photo of a fake gun
The student liked an image of an airsoft gun on Instagram while he was home. The next day upon arrival at school he was searched and suspended for 10 days. The school administrators insist they have jurisdiction over your child 24/7. The suspension has since been revoked, but this should be a teachable moment for the school administrators. I think a lawsuit would do it.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Funny, Isn't It

Bloomberg's minions try to shift the blame for their incompetence, and get called on it by the local media. It's not often you see someone out of government piss away twenty millions dollars.
Nevadans for Background Checks shifts blame for $20M mistake

It's what they do...

Moms Demand Jihad

Friday, May 5, 2017

A Good Guy With A Gun

Police: Concealed Carry Permit Holder Shoots, Kills ‘Active Shooter’

Recently Read

Term Limits by Vince Flynn

An unknown group assassinates three Senator and Congressmen then demands changes in how the government does things or else. Mayhem ensues. The demands amounted to balance the budget and pay off the deficit. Of course I liked it just as much this time around as I did the first time around 1998. I looked back at the Library Journal and Kirkus reviews of the original edition and they hated it mostly for its "right wing politics" That should be recommendation enough. It does suffer a bit from an author who is learning his craft, but nothing there that really harms the final product. Read and enjoy.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Ya Know What GOP?

We didn't give the GOP the House, Senate, and White House to have you replace Obamacare. We put your there to REPEAL it. To bad you weren't listening. 2020 is going to be interesting for you guys.

Compounding the Stupid

In Wisconsin, a High School was evacuated because a student worn a Darth Vader costume to school.
"Ashwaubenon Public Safety is not seeking any recourse toward the student as it has been determined that this was merely a mistake or lapse in judgment," reads a statement from police.
Yes, there was a "lapse in judgment"...by the parent who reported the kid wearing a costume, by the school administrator who called the police, and by the police who responded to the event and evacuated the school then failed to admit the entire "incident was an overreaction on their part. The only people who should be held responsible for this charlie foxtrot are the adults. Blaming the kid who chose to wear a costume of a fantasy character to school is just compounding the stupid.

Good Luck Guys

In [formerly] Great Britain

Digital Economy Act: UK Police Could Soon Disable Phones, Even If Users Don't Commit A Crime
In what free country would this ever be a good idea? Oh, wait...

Monday, May 1, 2017