Monday, July 26, 2021

Sunday, July 25, 2021

You NEEDED a study...

...for what any cop could have told you
$3 Million Government Study Finds Link Between Excessive Drinking and Aggressive Nightclub Behavior
If there is a way to piss away the taxpayers money, government will find it.

Saturday, July 24, 2021

...and what will you do with it?

University debuts nation’s first bachelor’s degree in diversity, equity and inclusion
More fodder for Starbucks.

GRNC ALERT THE ATF IS READY TO DROP THE HAMMER

ATF WANTS TO REGULATE GUN PARTS AS FIREARMS

Anti-civil rights Attorney General Merrick Garland and the ATF have issued a “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” which would effectively rewrite the 1968 Gun Control Act by adding new definitions and usurping the legislative power of Congress.

One part of the proposal would redefine 80% kits for frames and receivers. Instead of these kits being unregulated, they would instantly be considered complete functioning firearms. This would mean that companies manufacturing them would need ATF manufacturing licenses, 80% lowers would need serial numbers, and they could only be sold by Federal Firearm Licensees using a Form 4473.

Translated, a box of parts would be considered a gun. A new category of gunsmith would be created, the “gunsmith-dealer,” which would imprint numbers on existing ghost guns and record the serial number in their bound book for inspection by the ATF at will. A new category of firearm, “Privately Made Firearm,” would be created. The ATF would be able to arbitrarily decide what a “firearm” is.

Millions of AR-15 upper receivers would now be regulated as “firearms,” requiring serial numbers and exactly the same requirements as a full gun. This would create a nightmare for millions of AR-15 owners, particularly if they want to swap upper receivers on their guns.

The ATF wants to be the sole arbitrator in what the laws really mean, opening a quagmire of indefinite determination of the law. On this dangerous ground, selective enforcement could close untold numbers of firearm businesses and make criminals out of otherwise law-abiding gun owners.

Stop this unconstitutional over-reach by a federal bureaucracy: the comment period is open until August 19th. Please send the message provided below ASAP to the link provided.

IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED!

Go to https://www.regulations.gov/document/ATF-2021-0001-0001

Click "comment" on the upper left section of the page. Copy/paste the suggested text below. Please do this as soon as possible. A Federal Bureaucracy cannot be allowed to create it's own laws by whim.

PLEASE CONTRIBUTE TO GRNC: Help us fight gun control while we promote Second Amendment principles. Please CLICK HERE to contribute. Bear in mind that GRNC is an all-volunteer organization, so you can be sure your donations are put to the best possible use. Any amount helps, and any amount is appreciated.

DELIVER THIS MESSAGE

Suggested Subject: "ATF 2021R-05"

Dear Sir or Madam,

I strongly object to the proposed change in ATF rules 2021R-05. These proposed changes create language and intent that does not exist in the Gun Control Act. These changes allow the ATF to arbitrarily define what is and what is not a firearm.

This would make parts for firearms into “firearms” according to the ATF. Where would this stop, is a block of polymer or metal a firearm?

In the case of modular type weapons such as AR-15s that already exist, an onerous burden would be placed on owners to engrave serial numbers on parts that previously did not require identification. Millions of these parts already exist, therefore it is likely there would be no practical way to accomplish this task.

If laws are out of date, it is up to to Congress to replace or amend the laws; this power must not be usurped by a non legislative government entity.

Respectfully,

Just Because...

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Oh, You Mean the New York Times isn't a Reputable Journalistic Outlet

Ya Don't Say?
Black Rifle Coffee Did NOT Go Woke; Founder Responds to Misinformation
I saw the original story. Looked at some YouTube videos, considered the source, and decided to withhold comment. Maybe we should all do that a bit more often or we hazard becoming that which we hate.

It's Funny Because it's True

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Just Saying...

The delta variant is no "reason"...

...to return to COVID-19 authoritarianism. The only "excuse" the COVIDatarians need to keep playing their COVID power games is power over the peasants.
The delta variant is no excuse to return to COVID-19 authoritarianism

Friday, July 16, 2021

That'll Last About as Long...

...as a pro-Second Amendment decision at an en blanc hearing of the Ninth Circuit Court.
BREAKING: Federal Judge Rules DACA Illegal

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Just Saying

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

A Win in Court...

...that in the end, will mean squat.
Appeals court finds age-based handgun purchase ban unconstitutional
The panel said if you have other rights afforded adaults at 18 through 20 years old, you have all those rights, including those protected by the Second Amendment. Two judges said yes. One dissented. It will be appealed by the DOJ. The distribution of conservative to liberal judges on the 4th Circuit is six to nine. I believe the en blanc court hearing will overturn the panels decision. I hope I'm wrong, but I won't be.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

This Applies to Me

Tsundoku: The Art of Buying Books and Never Reading Them

Knights of the Dinner Table

Knights of the Dinner Table #35, p.2 by Dan Day

Sunday, July 11, 2021

She Isn't A Journalist. She Isn't A Historian....

She's an OP-ED writier masquerading as both. The 1619 Project is an OP-ED maquerading as history. UNC came out ahead in this one. Howard, not so much.
JACOBSON: Nikole Hannah-Jones has no business teaching journalism anywhere

Friday, July 9, 2021

Recent Addition

Mandrake the Magician 10-19-1977 by Fred Fredericks

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Excuse Me?

Psaki Warns the Unvaccinated to Expect Government Agents to Show Up at Their Doors
It's a VIP Members only story but there is enough there to get the point. Yes, please keep exhibiting your authoritatian impluses and harassing the voting public. It can't possibly effect the outcome of the 2022 elections. Not the way ya'll run elections now.
Psaki: Biden Wants ‘Community Door-to-Door Outreach to Get Remaining Americans Vaccinated’
Get off my lawn.

Uh Huh!

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Why I No Longer Read Marvel Comics...

...or DC for that matter. Shit like this.
Independence Day: Marvel Comics Makes Captain America Say American Dream ‘Is a Lie’

What the Declaration of Indepence Means

What the Declaration of Independence Said and Meant
It officially adopted the American Theory of Government: First Come Rights; Then Comes Government to Secure These Rights

Happy Independence Day

July 4th, 1776

In Congress, July 4, 1776 the unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America

When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. — That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government. The history of the present king of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these States. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of representation in the legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved representative houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the legislative powers, incapable of annihilation, have returned to the people at large for their exercise; the state remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these states; for that purpose obstructing the laws for naturalization of foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new appropriations of lands.

He has obstructed the administration of justice by refusing his assent to laws for establishing judiciary powers.

He has made judges dependent on his will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, standing armies without the consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the military independent of and superior to the civil power. He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock trial from punishment for any murders which they should commit on the inhabitants of these states:

For cutting off our trade with all parts of the world: For imposing taxes on us without our consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of trial by jury:

For transporting us beyond seas to be tried for pretended offences:

For abolishing the free system of English laws in a neighbouring province, establishing therein an arbitrary government, and enlarging its boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:

For taking away our charters, abolishing our most valuable laws and altering fundamentally the forms of our governments:

For suspending our own legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated government here, by declaring us out of his protection and waging war against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large armies of foreign mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow citizens taken captive on the high seas to bear arms against their country, to become the executioners of their friends and brethren, or to fall themselves by their hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have we been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, enemies in war, in peace friends.

We, therefore, the representatives of the united States of America, in general congress, assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by authority of the good people of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these united Colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent states, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as free and independent states, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.

— John Hancock

New Hampshire:

Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton

Massachusetts:

John Hancock, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry

Rhode Island:

Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery

Connecticut:

Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott

New York:

William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris

New Jersey:

Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark

Pennsylvania:

Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross

Delaware:

Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean

Maryland:

Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton

Virginia:

George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton

North Carolina:

William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn

South Carolina:

Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton

Georgia:

Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Poor Muzzle Control...

...equals self-defense, but this is Austin, Texas and a politically motivated prosecution. I suspect this wouldn't have happened in another Texas jurisdiction. The point here is lawfair. They don't expect to convict just bankrupt and discourage others from exercising their right to self-defense.

Friday, July 2, 2021

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Recent Addition

Jon Sable, Freelance #25, p.2 by Mike Grell

Monday, June 28, 2021

This Would Surprise Me Not at All

A Surge in Crime

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Onimaru Zenjin Ken

Onimaru Zenjin Ken ch. 9, p.11 by Mamoru Uchiyama
Onimaru Zenjin Ken ch. 9 p. 12 by Mamoru Uchiyama

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Hard Ball

Gov. Abbott Vetoes Funding For State Legislature, Including Lawmakers' Pay
Abbott said in a statement that “Texans don’t run from a legislative fight, and they don’t walk away from unfinished business.”Funding should not be provided for those who quit their job early, leaving their state with unfinished business and exposing taxpayers to higher costs for an additional legislative session.”

“I therefore object to and disapprove of these appropriations,” the governor said.

Democrats are calling the move an “abuse of power”

“Texas has a governor, not a dictator,” House Democratic Caucus Chair Chris Turner said in a statement. “The tyrannical veto of the legislative branch is the latest indication that [Abbott] is simply out of control.”

Oh, that's cute. The Texas Governor excercises his Constiutional power of the veto over a bill he doesn't approve of, and to the Democrats it's an abuse of power. You go with that bucko and see just how far it gets tou. You don't like the veto? Override it, and good luck with that.

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Choose Wisely

I'd like to say "that's California", but if the Left has it's way, that's the rest of us as well. I can't afford six dollar a gallon gas. The mid-terms are coming. Choose wisely.

Juneteenth

Nothing to See Here

BOMBSHELL: November Memo Documented 'Massive' Election Integrity Problems in Atlanta

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Monday, June 14, 2021

Saturday, June 12, 2021

This is a Problem

There is a type of police officer who says policy and law doesn’t say I can’t so I do because I can. What happens then is shit like this. There should be consequences. Qualified immunity keeps those consequences from even becoming a possibility. Qualified immunity needs to go.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Recent Additions

Black Canary by Leondro Queiroz
Black Canary by Kinho Anderson
Wonder Woman by Soter Bentes

Saturday, June 5, 2021

That's a Win...

...but this is the Ninth Circuit so the en blanc review will probably kill it. Still...
BREAKING: FPC Wins “Assault Weapon” Lawsuit in Historic Victory for Second Amendment Rights
Read the opinion here.
Like the Swiss Army Knife, the popular AR-15 rifle is a perfect combination of home defense weapon and homeland defense equipment. Good for both home and battle, the AR-15 is the kind of versatile gun that lies at the intersection of the kinds of firearms protected under District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008) and United States v Miller, 307 U.S. 174 (1939). Yet, the State of California makes it a crime to have an AR-15 type rifle. Therefore, this Court declares the California statutes to be unconstitutional.

There Needs to be an Accounting

Dr. Fauci Backed Controversial Wuhan Lab with U.S. Dollars for Risky Coronavirus Research

The Pentagon gave $39 MILLION to Dr. Peter Daszak’s EcoHealth Alliance - the charity that funded coronavirus research at the Wuhan lab accused of being the source of the outbreak, federal data reveals

"I Told You So"

Where We Are Now
RTWT

Friday, June 4, 2021

Recent Additions

Dickie Dare by Fran Matera. The strip was published on 6/6 of either 1948 or 1949.
Captain Easy 3/21/1070 by Bill Crooks
Jounetsu Ekusupuresu, v.38, p.1 by Tomoru Uchiyama

Monday, May 31, 2021

Memorial Day

Friday, May 28, 2021

Arrant Stupidity

“Ciara and I let our little children use the words not fair,” she warned, with an air of gravity. “Until they’re six or seven, or stop believing in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy, whichever comes first. Anyone purportedly grown-up who says those dread words will be shot without warning for the capital crime of arrant stupidity.” Daggers in the Dark, S. M. Stirling

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Full of It

Monday, May 24, 2021

Sunday, May 23, 2021

fantiSci 2021

That's how I spent most of my weekend. fantiSci is a small science fiction convention held in Durham, NC. I'd say it was dominated by Baen and Chris Kennedy Publishing. It was my first non comic book related convention, so there was a bit o culture shock and learning curve, but once I adjusted, I had fun. I got to meet authors Larry Corriea, David Weber, D. J. Butler, Mel Todd, Larry Hoy and an abundance of other nice people. Fun was had by all including me. I'm planning to do it again next year.

 

 

 

 

 

From the Left: David Weber, Larry Corriea, D. J. Butler, Toni Weisskopf

Thursday, May 20, 2021

...and We Lose One

Colorado Senate Votes To Kill Law Protecting Localities From The Left's Anti-2A Agenda
This is what happens when trash from Blue states come to a neighborhood near you.

Recent Addition

Jounetsu Ekusupuresu, p.18, ch.38 by Tomoru Uchiyama

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

I was looking through some old Word files and found this...

If we become a people who are willing to give up our money and our freedom in exchange for rhetoric and promises, then nothing can save us. --Thomas Sowell

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Recent Addition

Crow by Marc Holanda.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Let's See what Happens

Friday, May 14, 2021

It was Bound to Happen.

Apparently, I've been reported as a deceptive site. Someone or some software didn't like my last post about the President. Blogger keeps deleting it. Apparently, telling the President "no" is not allowed.

Update: Appears to at least partially a Firefox problem. No issues using Chrome.

UPDATE: No, it's Google.

UPDATE: ...and it's clear.

UPDATE: ...and I finally got an email from Blogger. Some asshat reported me for phishing or Malware for a post that had a image of Biden's Twitter post telling us to vaccinate or wear a mask. My post was titled "no" with text following the image saying "Not Your Chice Mr. Biden. The image was borrowed from Instapundit. No phishing. No malware. Just bullshit.

Blogger has allowed me to repost the offending post. See previous post.

No.














Not Your Choice, Mr. Biden. Ours. 

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Here, Here

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Good and Hard