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he was like han

Way back at the end of last year, I posted a graphic reminding people what "situational awareness" really came down to, but, in the end, it was a made-up graphic about a made-up character playing a made-up role, and fiction is… well… fictional.

Well, we do not know this security guard’s name yet, but once we do, I think his might be replacing Solo’s in the phrase "Be like Han":

(Video […]

i am a bad, bad man

Why?

I cannot stop giggling at this:

And, yes, there is a story:

Surveillance video of the incident was released on Monday by the Sheriff’s Office. It shows two masked men entering the Palms Internet Cafe, 8444 SW State Road 200, just before 10 p.m. Friday. One of the men had a gun.

Williams was seated toward the back of the cafe dressed in a white shirt, shorts and baseball cap.

[…]

gun rights policy conference

Unfortunately, our vacation and financial situation probably will not allow me to attend this year, but if you have a bit more flexibility than I do in those regards, you should seriously consider attending the 2012 Gun Rights Policy Conference going on in Orlando, Florida, from 28SEP12 to 30SEP12.

This year we’ll take a look at critical issues such as: city gun bans, “smart” guns, concealed carry, federal legislation, BATFE policies, legal actions, […]

a sign of our times

In a rather interesting example of just how pervasive social media has become in our modern society, the legal defense team for George Zimmerman has started a weblog and Twitter account. Being the distinctly not-a-lawyer as I am, my initial, knee-jerk reaction to that information is to immediately decry it as a Very Bad Idea (TM) and run screaming for the hills.

However, the folks in charge of this particular webpage are, in fact, […]

when you lose the media…

It is a long-accepted fact that the media – especially "print" media, whether it is actually on newsprint or in bytes – is generally a water-carrier for the anti-rights cultist organizations of America and abroad. The documentation is lengthy and comprehensive, and the only people really arguing the point are those organizations themselves and those who are already known supporters and sycophants of the same.

Moving right along, Politifact is an outgrowth of the […]

people like @kingericthe1st are why i carry a firearm

I completely understand why people do not follow Twitter, but damned if it does not keep producing absolutely wonderful blogfodder material.

Take, for example, the individual tweeting behind the screen name "@KingEricThe1st" aka King Eric the First aka Eric L. Hughes, Sr. It would appear as though King Eric took some offense at my tweet of:

#TrayvonMartin sympathizers – where is your concern for Nancy Strait? http://tinyurl.com/75dwmet #gunviolence #guncontrol #toomanyvictims

… […]

quote of the day – @chriszump

Aside from my previous post dealing more with people’s reactions to the event rather than the event itself, I have largely avoided discussing the killing of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, and I plan on keeping up that topical silence in the near future. Why? Well, to begin with, we do not know all of the facts, and we may not ever know all of the facts, and drawing literally life-or-death conclusions based off horridly […]

shows where their priorities lie

A little over a month ago, I made the following comment in response to the "gun violence" candle-light vigils anti-rights cultists held and attended:

One interesting side-effect from not making this distinction is that by holding their candle-light vigils for “victims of ‘gun violence’”, the Brady Campaign and their sycophants are, by definition, memorializing those murderers, rapists, thieves, muggers, robbers, home-invaders, and other scumbags who were shot down in self-defense by their intended victims, […]

about that time

So yesterday I got a big ol’ honkin’ package in the mail from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and my first thought was, "Huh, I don’t remember leaving any farms laying around in Florida after I moved out." I got back to the house, tore open the manila envelope, and was suddenly surprised at how quickly time had passed.

You see, as of this April, it will have been five years […]

someone had to say it

Sometimes I miss Florida. Other times, not so much.

(Image courtesy of NPR/AP, story courtesy of Miguel and Alan.)

bigotry in honesty

Sometimes, when I am trying to find quotes for this category, I have to dig pretty far, or stretch the original meaning of the quote a bit much for even my tastes… but sometimes, a person’s comment is just so blatantly bigoted, so absurdly narrow-minded, and so obviously antagonistic that it is almost like the author was volunteering to be featured here. 

Today’s quote is one of the latter. 

Below is a slightly-modified […]

disgracing america, one granny at a time

Back when the Thousands of Sexual Assaulters announced their nudity-scanners / cancer-cannons (otherwise known as "backscatter x-ray machines"), I concluded that unless there were no other option available to me (visiting parents across the country, business travel, etc.), I would never be flying ever again. The upside of this is that we have a positively beautiful country, with all manner of awesome and intriguing things between point A and point B, and having to drive […]

quote of the day – robb allen

I am going to post this quote entirely without context, ramble on a bit, and then bring you back to the point:

Laws aren’t just for the little people. If the government cannot be constrained by laws, then the government is invalid. Period. If I violate laws, I run the risk of fines and jail time. Just because you work in a government building doesn’t shield you from that.

Give the man a kewpie […]

i am a naughty, naughty person

… And I do not feel the slightest bit of shame for it. 

By now, you already know my opinion of the probably-soon-to-be-law in Florida barring doctors from discussing firearms with their patients, but just to recap – it is stupid, it is unnecessary, and it pointlessly gives ammunition to the anti-rights cultists. 

However, it is how those anti-rights cultists are employing that ammunition which brings us here today. 

Yesterday, Joan Peterson, […]

pop quiz, part the second

What is this? 

(Click to really, really embiggenate – do not say I did not warn you.) 

Give up? 

This is me accepting a damned good suggestion, and running with it. 

As you all are probably aware by now, I am a firm proponent that graphics and pictures can take otherwise complicated concepts and numbers and make them easy to understand for the average reader.  Bob S. approached me with […]

csgv hates us for our rights

Today presented another leaden opportunity to peer into the dark, twisted, demented depths of the mind driving the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Ownership Twitter account (in all likelihood, that anti-rights organization’s “Director of Communications”, Ladd Everitt), and, hey, when you get the chance to procure some free blogfodder, it is on you if you do not jump at it. 

Consider the below conversation: 

CSGV:  Did you know that the Quran-burning pastor is […]

moving open carry forward

Some days, you just want to throw in the towel. Other days, you do, and realize there is absolutely no shame in doing so. Nothing I could write today would even compare, however remotely, to this outstanding piece of parody by Robb (of which the below blockquote is just a very small sample):

Salesperson: “Good afternoon Ma’am. How can I help you today?”

Customer: “Hi, yes, I was hoping to look at banning a gun […]

open carry in florida

Regular readers of my little corner of the cortex will know that I have grown quite fond of openly carrying my sidearm here in Tennessee; however, if I were to do such a thing in Florida without being out fishing or hunting, may happy little arse would have been in jail.

The problem, unfortunately, goes deeper than that, though… In Florida, if you are out shopping, you reach up for something on a higher […]