Saturday, March 31, 2018

Recently Read

Star Destroyers edited by Tony Daniel and Chris Roucchio

The theme of this collection of short stories is warships and like the title says "star". I'm pleased with this collection. I don't think there is a bad story in the bunch. My favorite was Robert Buettner's Homecoming. In part, it may be the tribute to Heinlein's The Long Watch. It's not the only one in this collection but how could it be considering the subject matter. Highly recommended.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

They Don't Know Me Very Well Do They

 I saw this article.
Facebook Rates Users’ Political Leanings – Here’s How to Find What They Think About You
So I went and looked myself up.

Politically Moderate.





They know me not at all.

Gun Control: People Control

Gun Control: White Men's Law
In the South, at least, gun control at the turn of the 20th century was intended to keeps guns out of the hands of blacks, poor whites, Union members, and Republicans.

It's What They Do...

Makes claims then refuse to provide evidence or lie.
NRA Says Ali Velshi Is Not and Has Never Been Counted as a Member, Despite Claim
That's MSNBC.

All that need be said

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Children with Opinions

And back to the earlier point. Gun control's only philosophical argument is waving the bloody shirt. There are literally zero facts to support the claims, when any objective study is done. In fact, four of the most widely cited sources against gun control all started out in support, and changed their minds based on facts. (Wright, Rossi, Kleck, Lott)

So then the bleat is, "Who are you going to believe? Some researcher with an "Agenda"(Because obviously, there's zero agenda to taking weapons away from people), or the kids who were at the shooting?

Well, that's easy. It doesn't matter what a Tide Pod eater thinks. Especially when the ones being genuflected before weren't even at the shooting, they were in a completely different building. That's like saying. "I wasn't in combat, but I was on the base near where it happened and I talked to a bunch of shooters, so my opinion on what rifle to use is important!"

No, not really. Science matters. Opinion from a glory seeker who wants CNN coverage is not.

Those two narcissistic twits from Florida, one of whom admitted to being part of a group who bullied the shooter mercilessly, are utterly irrelevant on the subject of firearms.

And only a complete idiot even bothers to acknowledge they exist, much less waste any time listening to them. - Michael Z. Williamson


More Please

Georgia Supreme Court: schools can’t expel for fighting in self-defense

Monday, March 26, 2018


Colion Noir and The March for Their Lives

Before and After

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Current Events

The Marching Morons

The march for gun control, excuse me, gun safety, in DC today is made up of children serving as a front for the usual suspects pushing an agenda based on hate and feelings that they demonstratively don't know jack about. It reminded me of a story by C. M. Kornbluth titled The Marching Morons . The usual suspects should tread carefully. When you encourage this type of hate and mob rule it easily can turn on you and, well, you don't really ever control a mob.


Pa. school district stocks classrooms with rocks to combat school shooters
Yeah, somebody in that school district is stoned, just not the usual potheads.

Gun Control Poll results in a mixed message.

Poll: 58 percent say gun ownership increases safety
...but the same poll says a majority support gun control organizations. Someone at NBC must have designed the questions incorrectly.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

A Spot On Quote

Standard version:
Good German businessmen who pride themselves in the righteousness of the Reich, should not have these unclean Zionist publications for sale in their places of business. Removal is a must alongside anything else related to it.

Palatable version: Good American businessmen who pride themselves in the righteousness of "Do It For The Children", should not have these unclean gun publications for sale in their places of business. Removal is a must alongside anything else related to it. - Miguel Gonzalez

H/T to John

The Price of Virtue Signalling

Dick’s Posts ‘Deeper than Expected’ Losses Weeks After Taking Anti-Gun Stance
My hope is that Citigroup same price pays the same price. Ninety million gun owners working together should be able to deliver that message.
Citigroup sets gun rules for its retail clients

There is Nothing on You Tube that I Need

YouTube Bans All Gun Demonstration Videos
It's not quite clear to me how broad this ban is. I rarely use it, but occasionally I get a gun that I need to break down and I can usually find a video to demonstrate the how to. I'm sure those providers will find another venue for their videos. If not I'll get the information elsewhere.

[Update]One provider has found an elsewhere.

WITH YOUTUBE CENSORING EVEN BLAND FIREARMS VIDEO, firearms channels are moving to PornHub. I love it.
Oh great. Now we'll get more gun and penis comparisons. Oh well, it not like the antis needed a reason.

More here.

YouTube's New Policy Is Aimed At The Gun Culture
...and regulation and lawsuits might be the best response.
Regulation is Coming

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

In Maryland, a student came to school with a pistol...

...and shot two other students. The School Resource Officer put him down. This is a proper active shooter response by law enforcement.
Maryland School Shooting Leaves 2 Students Critically Injured, Shooter Dead

Heinlein Quote

Current Events

You Know You're All Thinking It.

Rage-Democrats return: Eric Holder vows to knife the GOP
You know you're all thinking it, but truth is it's never the Right that advocates violence. It's the Left.

Monday, March 19, 2018

I have a mouse in my apartment.

Little bastard just sat there staring at me. Traps tomorrow. Lots of them. A hunting we will go.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

...and children shall show us the way.

I think not.

Recently Read

A Call to Vengeance by David Weber, Timothy Zahn, and Thomas Pope

This is book three in the Manticore Ascendant Series. It is up to the quality of the preceding two and the usual quality of all works by Weber and Zahn. By the way this one ends I expect to see a fourth in the future and the sooner the better. Highly Recommended.

Bill Whittle: Saving California

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

A Chinese Communist Preaching to America on Gun Control

Like diet tips from Jabba the Hutt...

Fixed It

Seaside High teacher accidentally negligently fires gun in class, students injured
Drop the magazine. Clear the chamber. The gun is always loaded, AND why did he even have live ammunition in the classroom?

In Georgia, a son heard his mother scream...

...and investigated to find an armed robber trying carjack his mother's car in their driveway. This dutiful son opened fire on the carjacker hitting him. The carjacker was later taken into custody by the local police. He lived. Mother and grandchild were unharmed. That's a happy ending.
Son shoots robber to protect mom

Monday, March 12, 2018

Recently Read

1637: The Volga Rules by Eric Flint, Gorg Huff, and Paula Goodlett

Another chapter in Flint's 1632 universe. The action takes place in Russia. This is the sequel to The Kremlin Games. It's OK, but it didn't grab me. Is the series losing stream? I don't know. I have enjoyed all of the Flint solo books and the early collaborations. The last couple are missing something. This one is missing something.

They're Not Dumb

They just lie. It isn't a mistake. It is intentional and that's OK because "agenda". We fail to understand this at risk of our rights. Oh, and yes. They DO think we are dumb.


Sunday, March 11, 2018

With What? Harsh Words?

Professor Calls for 'Anti-Gun Types' to Attack the NRA and 'Leave No Survivors'

Recently Read

Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa

I watched the animes Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and that lead me to the manga they were based on. I have to say as good as the anime were, the manga puts them all to shame. One hundred and ten issues of pure f**king genius. The art, the storytelling grabs you and holds you until the very end and I miss it now that I'm done. Read it.

What Was Then Is Now

"In America, the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience." Oscar Wilde 1887

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Bullies Will Bully

Parkland Survivors Attack Dana Loesch's Children
So if the shooter was bullied, I guess we know by whom.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Florida Governor Scott signs a Gun Control bill...

...and the NRA sues. The suit alleges discrimination against 18, 19, and 20 year olds. John Richardson has the details here.

Me, I wonder how extending a ban on the purchase of long guns that already exists on handguns is going to be found unconstitutional. I admit my limited knowledge here so I bow to the greater knowledge of the NRA and wish them luck.

A Primer on Talking to Non-Gun People

Sebastian has provided a very good guideline for talking to non-gun people about guns and gun control. Granted it won't help you with the bat shit crazy anti-gunners but they aren't a majority despite what the media would have you believe.
Talking to Non-Gun People, Redux
Also, over at View From the Porch, Tam makes a few valid points.
Magical Thinking

Slippery Slopes

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

A Reminder

“An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.”

― Robert A. Heinlein, Beyond This Horizon

Quote of the Day

In case you’re wondering why leftists want to make it illegal for you to own guns, it’s for the same reasons burglars want to make it illegal for you to lock your back door.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

You're "Gunsplaining", Shut Up!

The NRA and its allies use jargon to bully gun-control supporters
If I thought for a minute the language of the anti-gunners was innocent without intent to shape the "discourse" I might agree, but it isn't.

Research v. Agenda Science

New Anti-Gun ‘Study’ a Rehash of Same Old Lies
Basically, the same old shit the Left is always pushing. H/T to David.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Death Wish [2018]

I saw it. I liked it. I'd expected an over the top film with Eli Roth directing but he kept his excesses under control. Willis was, as usual, excellent. The critics hate it, but their reviews are mostly political and have little to do with the movie itself. Apparently, I'm not alone in ignoring the critics. The audience score at Rotten Tomatoes is around 84%. Go see it.
Warning: Five Unhinged Slams Against 'Death Wish' Remake

Friday, March 2, 2018

Because the push for gun control would have been less effective...

...if the usual suspects operated out in the open. Their useful idiots would have been less useful.
Why Did It Take Two Weeks To Discover Parkland Students’ Astroturfing?

Recently Read

Afterlife by Markus Sakey

The plot is best described as two FBI Agents are killed during a search for a serial killer and have to continue said search in the afterlife. Kinda. Sorta. It's is very readable. I did like it but I can't said it grabbed me enough to look up his other books.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

George Takai opens his mouth...

...and stupid comes out. Maybe it is the water in California.

I Hope