Saturday, November 30, 2019

Grow A Backbone

DC Comics deletes Batman poster after China claims it’s pro-Hong Kong
Strike DC Comics and replace with Time Warner and it all makes sense. Time Warner makes movies, wants/needs to do business in China, and so must kowtow to the ChiComs.

Well Done

Friday, November 29, 2019

Black Friday

In my family, I've always been the one tasked with venturing out on Black Friday or what I call Brown Thursday. I was at Wal-Mart by 4:30 p.m. and had almost everything I wanted in the basket by 5:00 p.m.. No big ticket items. Had to wait for one thing until 6:00 p.m. and was out of the store by 6:10 p.m.. There was a quick run to Target for two Blue-rays and I was done. Apparently there was a bomb threat at Target and another Wal-Mart but I can't say it really slowed anything down. Dogs had it cleared by 6:30 p. m.. Obviously, no explosions. I have noticed the crowds aren't what they used to be. Much more pleasant than it used to be. Most people, I suspect, are taking advantage of online sales. At this point I'm not even sure what advantage there is to Black Friday sales.

This won't stop the Nanny Staters...

Study Finds Nearly All Minnesota Patients With Vaping-Related Lung Injuries Used Illegal THC Products Containing Suspect Additive
...cuz Nanny Staters gotta be Nanny Staters. Why let facts get in the way of your crusade?

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Just this once...

No interest in blogging today

Happy Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Eleven Years

That's how long I've been doing this blog. Eleven years, as of yesterday.

Weathering with You

AND I can't wait to see it in a theater.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Just Saying...

At the age of eighteen you are considered an adult with all the responsibilities that go with it but not the privileges. You can't buy alcohol. You can't purchase a handgun. You can buy cigarettes but soon you won't be able to buy vaping products. You can serve your country in the military. Here's an idea. If you aren't old enough to make decisions that any adult over the age of twenty-one can make: drinking, vaping, owning a gun. Then why should you be able vote and make decisions that effect the nation as a whole?
Trump proposes raising minimum vaping age to 21
You want to do it for the children? They're not goddamn children and the people who want to treat them as such need to get the hell out of public life and run a daycare.

Oh, and President Trump, this is not what we elected you to do.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Recent Additions

Katchoo by Terry Moore. This is a sketch draw on the inside cover of a copy of the Strangers in Paradise trade paperback Love Me Tender. Moore's work tends to trend high so this was an exceptional deal and in so far as graphic story telling goes, you can't do better than Moore's work.
Wolverine McAllister by William Messner-Loebs. This is a crappy scan and a better one will be forthcoming. McAllister was the central character in the comic Journey. The stories took place on the per-revolution frontier America. Messner-Loebs moved on to mainstream super-hero work with DC and then disappeared. Turned out that medical and financial problems took their toll. He was homeless for a while but now it appears he is on the mend.
Mr. Monster and Death Bunny by William Messner-Loebs. Got it with the McAllister sketch.
Black Canary by Nato Magalhaes
Usagi Yojimbo by Stan Sakai. A sketch on the title page of a Usagi Yojimbo collection. Sakai usually draws a quick sketch when he signs a book. I have several. I saw this on eBay and it was of a similar quality to the drawing on the sketch cover Usagi Yojimbo #1 I purchased in June. It was kinda hard to pass up. The price was right, so I didn't.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Monday, November 18, 2019

In Oklahoma...

Deadly Oklahoma Walmart Shooting Stopped After Armed Citizen Puts Gun To Suspect’s Head
A good guy with a gun gets the drop on a bad guy with one. He held him for police. The two dead were his victims and it is most likely a domestic.

Curious, That is...

Gun from Chicago buy-back program found near dead gang member in police shooting
...but, hey, that's Chicago for ya.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

This goes beyond low compliance.

It's the New Zealand equivalent to the finger.
New Zealanders Are Keeping Their Guns And Buying More.
Here, here.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

To Buy, or not to Buy

CarMax Aligns Itself With Bloomberg’s Gun Control Groups
I'm not in the market for a car but when I am it sure won't be from CarMax. They're giving money to Everytown for Gun Safety.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

I'm sure if you ask politely...

...criminals will give up their guns.
Police meet with gang leaders to try and convince them to surrender guns during amnesty
Guess not.


I don't know if it's newish or been around forever but I recently saw this on the book of face and it activated the funny bone. If you don't like it...well, mileage varies.

Recent Additions

Black Canary by JMac. I have an addition. Collecting. It used to be comic books. Now its comic related art. Considering how much I used to spend on comics, I think I'm getting the better end of the deal long as I don't go after the premium pieces. AND that's no worry since they run in the thousands like this or this or this or this or this. That's nuts. I cringe if I spend over a hundred bucks. Real estate isn't the only area there is a growing bubble. "Investers" have been driving the prices up for years. God help them when it bursts.

Monday, November 11, 2019

This Bloomberg story is four years old...

...but I doubt Mikey has changed his mind.
Michael Bloomberg suggests disarming minorities to 'keep them alive'
Mikey, when you disarm people you don't "keep them alive". You make it easier for the bad guys to victimize them. You make it easier for you to victimize them.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Recent Addition

Black Canary by Jeff Lasley
All Out War #3, p. 6, DC, Pencils by Dick Ayers, Inks by Romeo Tanghal
Kitty Pride by Scott Dalrymple

Friday, November 8, 2019

Who Says an AR-15 is Useless for Self-Defense

Only the stupid.
Florida Woman Uses AR-15 To Defend Family During Home Invasion
Two home invaders entered a Florida home, pointed guns at the husband and his daughter, then began to pistol whip the husband when he could not give them what they wanted. His pregnant wife was in a back bedroom, heard the goings on, and looked out of the room. One of the evil gits took a shot at her and missed. She got the AR-15 in the bedroom, returned fire, and shot one of the buggers. Both fled but only one made it past the ditch outside. One is dead and the cops are still looking for number two. The moral here may be it is best not to fuck with a pregnant woman, in the eight month, with a rifle.

Bad Times Coming

For Virginia at least.
Virginia’s Democratic Government Announced It Will Begin Confiscating Guns From Law-Abiding Gun Owners

Monday, November 4, 2019

How Government Works

Post on Twitter...

...and suddenly you're infamous.

Recent Additions

Spider-Gwen by Rivald
Black Canary by Victor Corta. The art piece is signed Victor Corta. The description on the eBay listing for the item lists the artist as Victor Hugo.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019

...annnnd he's OUT!

Truth is he has been for some time but it was beyond his ability to see it so it's official now.
Beto Drops Out Of Race To Spend More Time Taking Guns From His Family
Yeah, I know, it's the Babylon Bee but these days it's hard to tell satire from "real" news.

Recently Read

Lost and Found by Orson Scott Card

I am a fan of Card's work, kinda. I really liked Ender's Game short story. I'm not a big fan of the novel and have never read any of the sequels. I've read and liked all the Alvin Maker, and Mithermages novels. The rest of his stuff has been hit and miss for me. I bought this on a whim and now I'm looking back at some of his work I've missed. Here, a young man has a talent for finding things and has gotten him labelled a thief. When his only friend disappears, he and a police officer use his talent to find her. Whether you like Scott or not you can't deny his talent. His characters and plot are as well crafted as you would expect. I read it through in two or three sittings and look forward to more out of this world. Highly recommended.

Lincoln's Wizard: Dragon's of the Confederacy, Book 1 by Tracy Hickman and Dan Willis

The American Civil War is now into it's tenth year. The South uses dragons and reanimated dead to fight it's war and the North has airships and steam powered mechs. It's an interesting premise that gets moving only to stop abruptly. Not enough happens in what we do get. I've read there will be a sequel but it's been five years since the original publication so.... I've never read anything by Hickman. Willis' Arcane Casebooks are top notch so I'll put the blame on this midlin' alternate fantasy on the former rather and the later and suggest you look elsewhere for your next possibly the Arcane Casebooks.

1636: The China Venture by Eric Flint and Iver P. Cooper.

If you are looking for action, you won't find it here. A group from the USE heads to China to set up diplomatic and business relations with the Chinese Empire. It's half a story. They arrive and begin to build relationships but there isn't really a conclusion. Maybe in the next novel. Read it or wait until the next chapter gets published and read it then. If you are a fan and you read it now you probably won't be disappointed.

My Enemy's Enemy by Robert Buettner

The story is told in the present day where a couple looking for a WWII era aircraft stumble on a nuclear terror plot and an alternate history of WWII where the Nazis succeeded in developing a functional nuclear weapon just prior to the end of the war. You get to see relate to one another in Buettner's novel. You can view this as a damn good thriller or alternative history. actualy it's a combination of the two. I read this every available moment until it was done. It grabbed me and didn't let go. I've read some of Buettner's Orphanage books. They're good. This is better. I can't wait for the next book he writes. Highly recommended.