Sunday, July 31, 2022

It's Not As If They Don't Know What They're Doing

Democrats To Try Bold Strategy Of Doing Exactly What Got Us Into This Mess In The First Place
As long as it creates opportunities for graft and fills their pockets and those of their cronies, they don't care.

R.I.P. Nichelle Nichols

Nichelle Nichols, who played Uhura in ‘Star Trek’ franchise, dies at 89

Galaxy Con 2022 - Raleigh NC - Saturday

I had my Soulsearcher pages signed by Peter David. Nice guy. Picked up some art here and there. Went intending to spend nothing, but well. Mostly walked around getting pics of cosplayers. 

Saturday, July 30, 2022

House Passes HR 1808: Assault Weapons Ban

House Passes ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban
The Dubious and Doomed 'Assault Weapon' Ban That the House Approved Today May Cost Democrats This Fall
 

 It should be dead on arrival in th e Senate, but in the last few days and weeks some Republicans have seen fit to cooperate with Democrats on spending bills and gun control. To my shame, two are from North Carolina. REgardless of whether it will do any good to email or phone your Republicrats inthe Senate, do it anyway.

Funny, That

Friday, July 29, 2022

Recent Additions

Usagi Yojimbo by Nick JustusUsagi Yojimbo by Robert Jenkins

Just Saying...

Scratch a Leftist. Find a Klansman.

The lefties hate Thomas because he loves the Constitution and because — let’s be honest here — they’re all racists. There is no other objective explanation for their ire.

It Was Bound to Happen...

...after all, he is a Democrat. I've never trusted him and was damn sure this would happen eventually. It did. 
In a major boost to Democrats, Manchin and Schumer announce deal for energy and health care bill

GRNC Alert: BREAKING: HR 1808 Vote [ Friday] Tomorrow morning

Call your Representative and make your position know. Who knows. Pigs may fly and the horse may sing. A list of your reps and contact info are at the link. 

Galaxy Con 2022 - Raleigh NC - Thursday

I went because I got a free four day pass. I was looking for Peter David so he could sign some Soul Searchers and Co. pages I have. He didn't show before I left. The guy with me and the Usagi sketch is Nick Justus. He was super nice. I stopped to talk and ended up with a drawing. Galaxy Con is more of a pop culture con. Some comic creators but not many I was interested in. I'm  not really interested in actors, wrestlers, and voice actors. I may go back Saturday. I suspect it will bring out the masochist in me. The crowd today was bad enough.

Ya Think!

Stacey Abrams Can’t Find a Georgia Cop Who Supports Her

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Democrats and Neo-Conservatives Pretending to be Centrists...

...so they can leach votes away from the GOP in 2024.
Exclusive-Former Republicans and Democrats form new third U.S. political party
I'm interested in who is paying for it , but that's about it. No thank you.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Monday, July 25, 2022

Recent Addition

Black Widow by Ederson

Friday, July 22, 2022

A Win for the Good Guys

Colorado U.S. District Court issues TRO against magazine and gun ban

Judge Moore wrote: "the Court is unaware of historical precedent that would permit a governmental entity to entirely ban a type of weapon that is commonly used by law-abiding citizens for lawful purposes, whether in an individual's home or in public."

Profound Ignorance

What a stupid #$&%@.One minute on Google and they can't even be bothered to do that, but it isn't about that. The hope is ignorant Democrats will believe the bullshit they spout.
Dems Argue Stabilizing Braces Turn Rifles Into Machine Guns In Congressional Hearing On Gun Control

He Must've Been A Democrat

NY GOP gubernatorial nominee Lee Zeldin attacked on stage during campaign stop near Rochester
Alleged Lee Zeldin attempted attacker charged with felony, immediately released just as congressman predicted

Just Saying...

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Giant Comics Edition #12 Diary Secrets - Matt Baker Cover and Art

I saw this comic on auction over at Heritage Auctions. This is another beautiful cover by Matt Baker where it all comes together. I wish I could bid but it's running at $7,500 with 21 days left to bid. I expect five to six figures for this beauty. This comic rarely appears for sale or auction. Most owners would rather keep it. I would too.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Fifty-Three Years Ago Today...

July 20, 1969: One Giant Leap For Mankind

That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind. - Neil Armstrong

The Good Samaritan With A Gun In Indiana Serves To Refute Four Common Gun Control Myths

First, a good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun. Recently, Eugene catalogued other similar instances of defensive gun use.

Second, constitutional carry ensures that good samaritans can carry, even if they do not satisfy onerous carry regimes. I imagine that if this incident happened in New York, the good samaritan would be indicted for illegal possession of a firearm.

Third, a common argument in favor of "high capacity" magazine bans is that defensive gun use never needs more than a few bullets. Here, the good samaritan used ten bullets, and he could have needed even more. In California, for example, magazines are limited to ten rounds. Had the good samaritan needed one more bullet to drop the assailant, he would have been out of luck in California.

Fourth, it is commonly argued that a person armed with a handgun cannot take down a person armed with larger rifles. This incident proves that myth is wrong.

Now That's Funny

AOC Sits In Invisible Police Car Awaiting Transport To Invisible Jail

Just Saying...

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

That's Impressive

Update: Eli Dicken stopped the mall shooter in 15 seconds flat, landing 8 out of 10 shots from his 9mm at 40 freaking yards!

Good Cause or Good Moral Character: There's No Difference Between the Two

Wrong Ideas? No Guns for You
States like California used "good cause" as a reason for denial of concealled carry permits until Bruen. Now the applicant has to show good moral character to qualify for that elusive permit in those states. There may be some differences in th e two but they share one commonality. Anti-Gun bureuacrats and politicians make the determination as to whether you have it. Its a matter of the state's opinion as to whether you derserve a permit. It would seem to me that both are equaly unconstitutional under Bruen but we'll have to go through years of court battles to have that clarified. And when we do, the bastards will find another excuse to deny their citizens a permit and the ability to defend themselves.

Monday, July 18, 2022

How to Stop a Mass Shooting

Report: Armed Citizen Foils Mass Shooting, Kills Indiana Mall Attacker
The New York Times reported it this way.
4 Killed in Indiana Mall Shooting, Officials Say
That would be three innocents killed by a evil git who was taken down by a good guy with a gun. He shouldn't even be mentioned in the same count as his victims. The headline makes you think more were killed by the shooter than were. Oh, and the evil git used a rifle so expect more pressure to ban evil weapons of war. Expect this one to fade out of the news since you can't report favorably on a good guy with a gun. To the hero who took the bad guy down, damn good work.

Sunday, July 17, 2022

HR - 1808: Assaault Weapon and Magazine Ban Coming to a Vote

 

Text of HR - 1808

Another drop down the slippery slope. It will pass in the House. That's just the make-up of the current House. The Senate is the question. Can we trust fifteen Senators to hold on this after they've already stabbed us in the back. Do they feel they owe us anything? Is this a bit too far even for them? Call your representatives and let them know how you feel, and I guess we'll find out.

Eric Flint R. I. P.

I noticed on Facebook that Eric Flint has passed. He was scheduled to be at this years FantiSci but had to drop out. He was the author of 1632. He was kind enought to let other authors play in his sandbox and thus mentored many a newbie into a professional writing career. I know I'll miss him and his books. I'm at that age where more and more of the people I like are falling by the wayside. Damn. Rest in peace, Sir.

Choices Have Consequences - Bad Ones Are A Bitch

Video Shows Florida Homeowner Open Fire on 4 Home Invaders With a Semi-Auto Rifle
He used an AK-47 rifle. Some would ask why he needed a weapon of war to defend himself. One asnswer is four on one is a pretty good damn reason. I'd also say he was damn lucky to have that rifle to fight that short war on his doorstep. Last, They've all been weapons of war one some point in history, and the anti- gunners know that. There argument has an endgame.

Choices Have Consequences

No one in their right mind would work as a police officer in an environment where you can't trust the administration to support the officers in spite of opposition by the local leftist garbage. That is the situation in Seattle at the moment. Those officers remaining in the department should retire or quit and go elsewhere to work. Those that pushed defund the police made their bed. They should lie in it. The unforetunate result of that is it sucks to live in Seattle or any of those cities that made the same choice.
Defunding the Police Has Backfired in Seattle as They Now Scramble to Hire More Cops

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Just Saying...

Well...Yeah

A New Report Casts Doubt on the Assumption That Gun Law Violators Are a Public Menace
A new report on federal firearm offenses shows that the vast majority involve illegal possession, often without aggravating circumstances or a history of violence. The data undermine the assumption that people who violate gun laws are predatory criminals who pose a serious threat to public safety. They also highlight the racially disproportionate impact of such laws, which is especially troubling given their excessive breadth.

Friday, July 15, 2022

Recent Addition

Red Sonja by Carla Torres

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Recent Additions

Batman by Howard Chaykin
Alley Oop Daily 1-6-1970 by Dave Graue
The 'Nam #56, p.16 by Wayne Vansant and Tony DeZuñiga.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Cooper Vetoes Gun Bill

North Carolina: Gov. Cooper Vetoes Another Pro-Gun Bill
House Bill 49 would have made it easier for permit holders who let their permits expire to renew them without the added expence of a new training course. That's all. Nothing done or said by Cooper was a surprise. In my opinion, Cooper wants to run for the Senate against Tillis in 2026. To that end, he's not going to do anything but kiss the ass of his Leftist donors. He doesn't give a crap about guns one way or another only power. Expect nothing while he is in office. We'll need either a supermajority in the House and Senate or a Republican Governor before we get any gun bills passed in North Carolina.

Hawaii Caves...Kinda, Sorta. Maryland, As Well

Hawaii AG reacts to NYSRPA
Maryland AG (and Maryland Appellate Court) Acknowledges that Maryland Must Go Shall-Issue After Bruen

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Recent Addition - Don Winslow of the Navy


Don Winslow of the Navy Daily #535-D 2-5-48, Art by Leon Beroth, Story by Frank V. Martinek.

My understanding is that the strip was originally concieved as a recuitment aid for the U. S. Navy. Whatever it's origins it grew in popularity and lasted from 1934 to 1955. I've never ead it but there is a collection of select stips available here.

Friday, July 8, 2022

Evil Will Find A Way

You Can't Uninvent The Wheel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Shinzo Abe's assassin used a home made gun. So what's next? Everything he used to build his muzzle loader can be bought in a hardware store. Do we ban Lowes and Home Depot?

As I wrote yesterday, a bad guy who wants to do harm will find a way regardless of whatever gun controls there are.

H/T Tam

Thursday, July 7, 2022

The Left Loves Them Some Japanese Style Gun Control...

Japan has almost completely eliminated gun deaths — here's how
Yet...
Ex-Japan PM Shinzo Abe shot in chest and taken to hospital, attacker in custody
I'll admit I'm trolling a bit. Guns in Japan versus guns in the United States are apples and oranges.Japan had a long history of weapons control among civilians back to the 1600s before they instituted their current gun control laws in 1958. The populations acceptance of it is, I think, cultural. The exact opposite of here in the United States, where the opposite holds true. Here gun ownership is cultural, political, and an enumerated /natural right. In the end, the point is that a bad guy who wants to do harm will find a way regardless of whatever gun controls there are.

Lawsuits Coming

State Reactions to the SCOTUS Ruling Against Discretionary Carry-Permit Laws Range From Compliance to Defiance

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

It's What They Do...

They keep lying for the cause.

Just Saying...

Monday, July 4, 2022

In Congress, July 4, 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

Happy Independence Day

And Yet, It Still Happened

‘Restrictive’ Gun and Ammunition Controls Failed to Prevent Copenhagen Attack

Sunday, July 3, 2022

I Had a Thought

I had a thought. Yeah, I know, but I do occasionally.

New York's new concealled carry requirements require the applicant to turn over a list of their social media accounts so officals can verify their "character and conduct". This amounts to a person's ability to get a permit being at the discretion of a bureaucrats opinion as to whether they are suitable. That's no different than "may issue". Am I wrong?

But It Will Survive Cheney

Liz Cheney: GOP ‘Can’t Survive’ if Trump Is the 2024 Nominee
Liz Cheney Destroyed In Wyoming GOP Straw Poll By Trump-Backed Candidate

Doing His Best...

... to undermine a GOP victory in the midterms.
Senator Cornyn, Republican Legislators Back Civics Bill That Could Push Critical Race Theory on Every Public School in America

Who Needs Facts

Zeldin: Hochul Says She Doesn’t ‘Need to Have Numbers’ to Take Away Gun Rights, But Says She Needs More Data to Repeal Cashless Bail

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Plugged Nickels

Do they stamp the back of these medals with the name of the President that awarded them, so you will know if they are worth a damn?
Anthem-Kneeler Megan Rapinoe to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Business as Usual

New York Democrats Undermine Supreme Court 2nd Amendment Ruling In New Legislation
Business as usual in those "gun free" zones up North. Ya'll have no rights they are bound to respect.

Happy Independence Days

July 2, 1776: Continental Congress Votes in Favor of Independence