Friday, May 26, 2017

Beggers of the world unite, comrades

Apparently the person or people who run the Just Some Antifas tumblr think begging is a job. If you don't believe me but don't want to give them the clicks I got a screencap of their post included here for you.

They seem to be under the misconception that the only definition of a job is that people pay you for something, and in so far as it goes that argument goes it isn't entirely wrong, it isn't entirely correct either. Their arugment falls apart when they define the good or service of begging as the act itself. There simply isn't anything there.

Capitalism is when in its purest form simply a very advanced form of bartering where currency is a neutral medium that allows for different goods to be exchanged more fluidly, as there is a defined objective value instead of an abstract value. Begging has no objective value and only a very nebulous abstract value, the feeling of moral satisfaction attained from doing good on the part of the person who gives. That money exchanged? It isn't the result of labor, but a charitable donation with no real value to the person who makes the donation. That's the whole point of the charitable donation exemption in the tax code, the government is paying you for good work such as assisting the disenfranchised.

There is a lot you can say about Antifa and how they are spoiled children. Seriously, google the phrase "antifa are spoiled children" and you will find news articles, blog posts and youtube videos aplenty,  but this tumblr post exposes one of the core reasons no one outside of their like minded regressive leftist allies can take them seriously, they lack common sense and any sort of real understanding.


Saturday, May 20, 2017

But Fully Automatic Dialers Should Be Banned


Social Justice: The Musical

So, I've got a thing for subversive pop culture. It is bad, I can take straight forward narratives and turn them in to critiques just to play devil's advocate. Awesomely I was turned on to something by my fiancee (and yea, a curmudgeon like myself somehow convinced a sweet younger woman he was worth marrying) and that something was Social Justice: The Musical. A work by Chris Ray Gun on youtube that parodies pop songs from a variety of sources to criticize pc culture and social justice warriors. Have fun poking at cry bullies everyone.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Bills



So it's that time of year again, where it is time to pay the bills to keep this site up.

Problem is, it doesn't really make any money since people aren't writing much any more.

I could take this time to apologize for my own lack of writing lately, but why would I do that? I am the boss. I hired all of these people to do it for me.

Anyways, since we need to pull in some dough around here, I am going to have to write some things myself, apparently. Since these unpaid slaves workers are slacking off so badly.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Liberal Left

It has been way too long since I last posted, and I'm not even going to complain about my real job keeping me from it because this idiocy has me too annoyed. This image is a classic example of lying using the truth because, as of it being made, it was technically accurate but highly misleading. If you wanted to educate yourself starting with the Firearms Policy Coalition wouldn't be a bad idea.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

I'm A Nerd, Sometimes I talk About Nerd Things.

So, no one is going to be shocked to learn I am a huge nerd at this point. One of my all time favorite characters in the Marvel universe just received their first live action adaptation in the form of Netflix's newest super hero offering: Iron Fist.

My own personal take is that while the adaptation of the character and his world isn't perfect, it is far, far better than it has any right to be, making the character believably human while still holding true (more or less) to his representation in the comics. Danny Rand was orphaned when the plane he and his billionaire parents were on goes down in the Himalayan mountains. He is saved from death by the monks of the mystical city of K'un-Lun, where he is taken in, trained, and eventually becomes their champion, The Iron Fist. He leaves K'un-Lun to return to New York seeking answers on how and why the plane crash happened, and gets drawn in to conflicts there.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

White Guilt

So it should come as no surprise to anyone, considering I've ranted about it before, but I'm not much of a fan of identity politics. The idea that we can simply define people by the group or category they're in is.... well.... dumb. Don't get me wrong, categorizing things can be useful. Saying an animal is a dog gives us some basic information, but it isn't the whole picture. Because I'm not a fan of identity ploitics you better believe I'm not a fan of the Lifeline Expedition.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Marvel, Please Stop Pandering, Ok?

So, I'm a comic book fan, I'm looking forward to the premiere of Iron Fist on netflix to what is frankly an absurd degree, most of my workout gear is super hero themed, and I can rattle off lore for the heroes and villains of the big two publishers like a cape obsessed Rain Man. The problem is there is a problem at Marvel, that problem is social justic warrior pandering. don't believe me? Ok, check this out.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Battle Over Gun Rights Continues

So the Fourth circuit court of appeals made an interesting decision on tuesday. It seems that the second amendment does not appeal to "weapons of war" in their minds. To my mind this is exactly in opposition to the intention and wording of the second amendment, which reads "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Why is that a contradiction? Well, for a few reasons.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Warrior Dilemma

I'm going to write about an issue very near and dear to my heart here. I have my reasons for talking about it today and this is probably not going to be a very funny article, so I hope you bare with me, dear reader. I am a former soldier, as are most of my friends. I like to think I am better adjusted than most men who have seen war, but I know there are men that have come back with more of themself intact than I did. I'm not saying that for pity, but it is an observation that colors everything I am going to go in to.


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Every Girl Crazy 'Bout A Sharp Dressed Man

It may be a result of my upbringing but I've always believed a man should know how to both be put together and show his individual style, one of the simplest ways to stand out is wearing a tie and wearing it well. There are, of course, rules to wearing a tie well.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

It’s a Claptrap!


A Plan for Peace in the Middle East

I believe I noted come time back that I have an exciting new job, that takes me to exciting new places.

Well, this past week, I've been in one of the less exciting places I've been so far, Sandwiched somewhere between Wichita, Kansas and Elizabethtown, Kentucky, the Greater Milwaukee area in mid-February is not one of those places that just screams "Visit me!!"

On the other hand, the weather has been distinctly mid-April-like, and unlike North East Ohio, the sun is apparent in the sky more than almost three times a year.

So, you ask, what does this have to do with Peace in the Middle East? Well, I'm glad you asked.

As part of my job, I don't get what you would call a home cooked meal very often. In fact, I don't get a home cooked meal at home all that often, even when I am actually at home, but that's another story.

It would be easy to go to Burger King or McDonald's or Taco Bell, but since the company allows for better quality meals, I do try to find better quality restaurants and pubs. Occasionally, I even get something healthy.

Not so this past Wednesday.

There is a bar and grill outside Milwaukee that, I believe, holds the key to world peace. It's called The Saloon on Calhoun With Bacon.

Yes, that's right: Bacon.


Told you so.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

I'm Still Dreaming







There was an American who once gave a speech. It was a speech that shook the nation and the world. It was a speech about a Dream he had. A Dream that has still been unrealized because certain people don't want it to be. People who claim to be the friends of Americans like the one who made that speech.

The speech went this way:

Monday, February 13, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day! - Silence of the Lambs Edition

This Valentine's Day, I find myself holed up in a hotel 500 miles from home, far from my family, and all by my little ol' lonesome.

I thought about sending Ndnd flowers or berries or chocolates to celebrate the day, but decided that the best (and Cheapest, because I am a cheap mother shut yo mouth!) gifts are the ones we make ourselves.

Remember those old school Valentines we used to send in school, one for everyone, with pictures of  comic book heroes or Star Wars characters on them? (Hulk SMASH! If you no be Hulk's Valentine!)
Well, I decided that I would take scenes from Ndnd's favorite movie and try to recreate the feel of those old Valentines.

Of course, her favorite movie is Silence of the Lambs, so they came out a little on the dark side.

I figure I ought to share them with you, in case you're alone on Valentine's Day, or, like me, too cheap to buy a real gift.

If you've seen the movie, some of these will be pretty funny.

If you haven't seen the movie, WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU?!?!? IT'S ONLY THE GREATEST HORROR MOVIE/SERIAL KILLER/DETECTIVE STORY OF THE PAST 50 YEARS OR MORE!! WATCH THE DARN THING!!

Anyway, here we go:


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Science!

So, anyone that knows me well enough will know I am a bit of a... well, for lack of a better term a nerd. I can easily get lost in articles on obscure esoterica and not look up from chasing various threads until hours have passed. Recently I came across an article on the Science News Journal site about a mineral containing a perovskite crystal structure with the ability to convert multiple ambient forms of energy in to electricity.