Month: May 2011

VPC: Something smells fishy here.

From the VPC Facebook page.

And quote from the VPC site:

“At Least 65 Innocent People Have Been Killed in Recent Mass Shootings Involving Concealed Handgun Permit Holders

Washington, DC–Gerardo Regalado, the 38-year-old man who shot seven women, killing four, earlier this week at a Hialeah, Florida, restaurant is at least the 16th person licensed to carry a concealed handgun reported to have committed a mass shooting (three victims or more) since May 2007 according to Violence Policy Center (VPC) research….According to news reports, Regalado, who killed himself after the shooting, had a concealed handgun permit–even though relatives described him as “pure evil” with a history of abusing women and having served “hard time” in a Cuban prison.

I recall this killing since I live in Miami. However I do not remember anybody mentioning that the guy had a CCW. I did a search in the Miami Herald, Sun-Sentinel, Miami Times and all the TV channels sites and only WSVN had one mention or Regalado having a CCW while no other news organization mentions it, which is suspicious since the Miami Herald gave extensive coverage to the mass killing and just loves to mention if somebody with a CCW shoots a gun or even farts the wrong way.

So at the end we have ONE news report, not repeated by the original station ever again or mentioned by any other source. Yet the murderer conveniently is added by VPC in his his list of OHMYGODCCWPEOPLEAREKILLERS!

Smells like low tide in Biscayne Bay.

Now we done piss them off.

So what if you give a press conference you deem very important and nobody shows up?
That happened to the Brady Campaign when they were trying to release their Gun Control State Rating Scorecard and they are not happy about it. But what really set them off was the fact that the only video coverage that came out of the very lonesome conference was an NRA product. Paul Helmke throws an amazing hissy fit at the HuffPost (where you work for free) calling thy NRA’s coverage all kinds of names.

Cam Edwards of NRA News shows the footage and makes very poignant comments about the Brady Solitaries.

Irrelevance must hurt so bad.

Book Review: Hard Magic. Book I of the The Grimnoir Chronicles.

I am not a SciFi/Magic/Supernatural fan. Star Trek was fun in a popcorn sort of way. I could not stand Picard so that did it for Next Generation, Voyager was meh! and I could barely stand Enterprise because I am a fan of Scott Bakula. I have no idea what Serenity is all about and I think Cylons are the modern cousins of the Wizard of Oz’s Tin Man (The Tin Man miniseries was cool though.) I think I own no “traditional”  SciFi books and the only thing redeeming from the fires of SciFi Fan Hate is that I have actually watched 2001: Space Odyssey over 20 times and the best SciFi ever made for TV is a tie between Quantum Leap and Babylon 5.

So here comes Larry Correia with MHI and I love the darn book. Still I will not give up and call myself a SicFi fan but a Correia fan. The MHI books are fast, funny and can’t-put-down. But if you are expecting another episode in the M.H.I saga, you’ll be disappointed. Hard Magic is a monster of a totally different species,  standing all on its own and even in a tract of history that is alternative to what you should know if you paid any attention in school. It is alternative history where Magic has thrown a monkey wrench on what we know and the world is now dealing with it. It is much darker than MHI and also slower and with good reason: this smells like a series of books around a theme that cannot be just explained and resolved in 500 pages, maybe not even in 5,000 pages. Hard Magic is a preamble of things to come and told from an era where Good and Evil were clearly defined and not the blurry “everything is relative” B.S. so cherished by modern authors. It was time when you might be wrong, but the fixing of the wrong was important thing and not making excuses for it.

Get your copy of Hard Magic. Book I of the The Grimnoir Chronicles, a good sofa and isolate yourself from this world since you will be needing all your concentration reading about that world.

FTC Warning: The only thing I got from this book is the satisfaction of a good reading. Larry refuses to gimme any goods or services for my reviews.

Let him walk alone in Chicago.

One would think that in Gun Free Chicago, the absence of guns and crime makes for a beautiful world were no violence is to be found. Yet outgoing Mayor Richard Daley is demanding five bodyguards to take care of him at taxpayer’s expense.

I’d say let him have them but only after the last Chicago Resident who wants it is allowed to legally carry and own any firearm for his protection. Till then he should be forced to live like the rest of the citizens of the city: unarmed.

OH NOES! Glock Gives Money to the NRA!

And the Violence Policy Center defecates rectangular solids made out baked clay.

In the meantime and totally unrelated, the Bradys have their ticket menu for the upcoming June 2, 2011 Gala.

Giving money to the NRA is evil! Giving money to an anti gun organization that awards their top honor to an antisemite is righteous.

Yet, somehow we are the ones accused of being racist. Go figure.