Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Gun Debate

I am gonna return with something some people are going to find controversial in light of what happened in Newton. I am opposed to more gun control legislation, and I am for one simple reason. It doesn't work.

Done howling and gnashing teeth out there? Ok, the fact of the matter is as the united states has become more and more well armed violent crime has gone down, and concealed carry holders have proven they are less violent than the average for their areas. Get it yet? Law abiding citizens are just that, despite what the president and democrats might have you believe a criminal is a criminal and someone willing to jump through hoops to exercise their second amendment rights is less likely to step over any lines than your average citizen. Oh, and let us not forget how many gun owners are veterans, another group who historically have a high respect for rule of law. Legal gun owners have never been the problem, and criminals by definition are not going to acknowledge "gun free zones" or any other legal construct prohibiting them the tools of their trade.

Combine that with the very simple argument that it is my right, as promised by the founding documents of this country, to bare arms and I don't see how there is a debate here. High capacity mags, semi-automatic weapons (basically anything made in the last 100+ years by the way) and the type or amount of ammunition someone can buy aren't the problem, criminal thugs are. If anything a high capacity firearm is far too often the solution to the problem.

I'm Not Dead Yet

Sorry about vanishing, oh readers. Real life has become hectic with the new job, gym schedule, classes and ever so much more. I won't whine about it though, life is treating me pretty well and I am feeling great. The problem is unlike a lot of the beta males out there I'm of the opinion that you take care of the things that need doing first, and then you use all the energy you have left to have fun. Unfortunately I just haven't had a lot of energy left.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Reality of Benghazi

The New York Post has an excellent article up about the testimony of former General and CIA Director David Petraeus on the Benghazi snafu and it is damning to the Obama administration.

Until Friday, there were two possible explanations for why the White House failed to immediately call the Benghazi attack an act of terrorism. One was incompetence, the other was worse.
Now there is only one, and it is the worse one. Based on the persuasive testimony of ex-CIA boss David Petraeus, it is clear the Obama administration made a deliberate decision to mislead Congress and the American people.
The repeated claim that the attack was spontaneous and grew out of a demonstration against an anti-Islam video — a claim made by the president and secretary of State as they stood next to the bodies of four dead Americans — was a monstrous lie. It was vile and done for the basest of reasons.
Because we now know the truth of what happened — CIA reports were edited to remove the names of al Qaeda groups involved in the attack, Petraeus said under oath — we also know the motive. It was political self-preservation, meaning the president and his team put politics first. 

It doesn't get much plainer than that folks. This administration made politics their primary concern over the deaths of Americans, including two Navy Seals and Ambassador Stevens, you can read more here, it is just nice to see some old school media finally taking the president to task over this, not that I expect to see much come of it. The case against Holder is being settled and it looks as if all of the little indiscretions of President Obama's administration will be swept by the wayside.


Sunday, November 25, 2012

News Dump: The Integrity of Democracy... Or Democrats, At Least.

Ok, the site is probably only going to update a couple of times a week for the foreseeable future. I just have enough stuff going on that the daily updates I've been failing to deliver are entirely unrealistic.

Newsmax has an... interesting article up here about mentally handicapped individuals, many of whom living in group homes, being coaxed or coerced in to voting for Obama. When you have all of the reports of voter fraud, intimidation, and suppression we did this election cycle it makes things... even this seems low, but it is not a surprise.


Saturday, November 17, 2012

World War Z!

World War Z will be coming to theaters in 2013 and I'm both horribly frightened and excited about what they will do to probably the finest piece of zombie apocalypse fiction since the new testament.

On one hand it looks like it has a huge budget, on the other the narrative concept of the book is going to be.... difficult.... to adapt to a big screen motion picture. Then again Brad Pitt for all the jokes has a great track record when it comes to picking off-beat roles that don't fit the normal leading man image and a lot of people said you could never adapt Tolkien to the big screen so with the right director who knows?

Thursday, November 15, 2012

News Dump: More Signs Of The Singularity

Geekologie has a great article up here about a prosthetic arm claimed to be the most advanced in the world.

Not really much else there, I could rant and rave about the Petraeus scandal, but honestly the hinky timing and cutesy news coverage speak volumes. When he testifies tomorrow I hope he channels Jack Nicholson in "A Few Good Men" and nails asses to walls, the man is a damn hero and the way the administration and it's complicit media are manufacturing outrage over his personal life show what sorts of intellectually dishonest cowards they are.

Capitalism

Our fine friends over at the looking spoon have done it once again. Suck it, commies!