“A vote is like a rifle, it's usefulness depends upon the character of the user.”
by Theodore Roosevelt




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one-line review: the last stand

The Last Stand – Aside from the non-stop Government Motors advertising (in the movie itself) and the epic levels of misrepresentation of the capabilities of firearms and other projectile-launching devices… well, it was worth a giggle in spots, and Arnie is getting old. 

(Also, based on the number of prequels featuring him, Bruce Willis must have cloned himself or something…) 


another reason to like ford

Not only did they not take government bail-out funds back when Big Brother was buying up car companies like Monopoly properties, they are also the one of the few car companies, and the only American car company, to oppose SOPA.

Good thing they and Hyundai continue to make interesting cars… (‘Course, my days of buying cars new off the lot are probably over, so the point is moot.) […]

overstepping their bounds

This article documents a massive pile of suck and fail from stem to stern, but I want to point out one particular aspect of it that jumped out at me:

The next day, Muller received a call from the ATF asking him to come in for a meeting with all of his personal guns, which they insisted they had to authority to order, he said. Muller held his ground and refused to […]

neither good engineering nor good journalism

It is not often that I get to use my industrial-engineering-related education these days… which could explain why I get so very peeved at people who blatantly abuse and misuse the concepts contained within that field, like Jalopnik and Forbes are doing here. The premise, while simple, was inherently flawed from the very beginning: take a handful of journalists, drop them in the trainee “assembly line” of a Government Motors plant, […]