Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Earworm, 7/28/15, Eternal Hostility Against Tyranny edition

The Shee perform Dick Gaughan's "Tom Paine's Bones."

Inspired, of course, by the events which led to the previous post, (ATTENTION, EURO-WEENIES!), and to over-reaching regulators and bureaucrats everywhere. And -when.

UPDATE: Fixed typo in title...


After hitting "Publish" on my previous post, I noticed on the "Dashboard" that Google has the following advisory:
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The only cookies I know anything about are the ones my wife bakes, or, under extreme duress, we purchase at the store.

If any cookies end up on your computer (or whatever you call it in Euro-speak) they were put there without my knowledge.

Especially since that apparently means you're too stupid to block cookies and the like. Sheesh, it's the Twenty-First Century, people! 

I deny any responsibility for anything that may happen to you or your devices while visiting my subversive, pro-liberty, anti-authoritarian blog.

Unless you start agitating for your country to ditch the EU and EC, and start organizing on libertarian principles.  I'm all over taking credit for that.

And Google can go take a flying leap, too. Paying Word Press is looking better every day.

The Art Of The Headline, 07/28/2015

Do I even need to say anymore that it's from The Rumford Meteor?

Bill Clinton Expected to Be Named Winner, Judge, Honorary Chairman, Professor Emeritus, and Hall of Fame Inductee In This Year's Wife Carrying Contest - The Rumford Meteor

Sunday, July 26, 2015

"How a defector from North Korea realized almost everything she learned about her country was a lie | National Post"

Via Instapundit: How a defector from North Korea realized almost everything she learned about her country was a lie | National Post

It would be easy to think that I managed to miss out on all the Big Things that occurred during my military career, not to mention the fact that they never seemed to think that I would be of much help in the Global War on Terror.

Then I read things like this, and remember that, while I may not have helped bring down a loathsome tyranny, I was part of the effort to prevent it's expansion.

 I can live with that.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Earworm 7/25/2015

What did Kris Kristofferson know, and when did he know it?
The Year 2000 Minus 25:

I'd say he was about 40 years ahead of his time, but I was a Big Fan back in High School, which did nothing to dispel any rumors that that Drang kid is weird...

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Not Enough

Senate Republican will roll out bill to arm troops at military facilities | TheHill
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) will introduce legislation allowing troops to carry guns on military facilities, in the wake of a shooting in Tennessee that left four Marines dead. 
Johnson's office said the Wisconsin Republican, who chairs the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, will offer a proposal that would get rid of regulatory hurdles prohibiting troops from carrying firearms on military installations.
It's not going to be enough for Congress to "get rid of regulatory hurdles", they need to overcome the inertia of the Brass who are so risk-averse that the idea of a soldier having a gun under less than strictly controlled circumstances causes pants-shitting hysteria.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Looks like we got us a movement here...

Man with AR-15 stands guard at Va. military recruiting offices - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

The local recruiting offices are right across the street from the Friendly Local Gun  Store and Indoor Range, so...

h//t Insty

Well, that's just unthinkable!

The Federalist: The Total Failure Of Gun Control Captured In One Photo
This is, of course, the front window of the Marine Corps Recruiting station at which four Marines were murdered yesterday by a member of the Religion Of Peace.
Later in this article is this tweet from AP: