Monday, March 20, 2023

Call To Protest

 If we don't protest Trumps indictment, it's prima facie evidence that the Dems are right, Trump belongs in jail, and we tacitly agree. If we DO protest, they send their BLM/Antifa militias to throw bricks and firebombs while wearing red hats, which proves to the media that they're right and ALL republicans belong in jail. Right?

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

NICS Checks Feb 2023

 Early this month. No surprises yet this year.

Graph's getting crowded. I may have to do something about that.

Dilbert Cancellation Summary

Found this on Adams twitter feed:

 That about sums it up.

Thursday, February 9, 2023

How To Beat A DUI

 In California anyway, and it isn't easy in any case. Seems this fellow was caught by his wife with another woman. With a blood alcohol of .11, he fled. The jury let him off the DUI charge since he claimed the driving was a necessity:

When a necessity defense is allowed by a trial judge, a defendant must prove that:
1. He acted in an emergency to prevent a significant bodily harm or evil to himself or someone else;
2. He had no adequate legal alternative;
3. The defendant’s driving under the influence and/or with a blood alcohol of .11/.11 did not create a greater danger than the one avoided;
4. When the defendant acted, he actually believed that the act of driving under the influence and/or with a blood alcohol of .11/.11 was necessary to prevent the threatened harm or evil;
5. A reasonable person would also have believed that driving under the influence and/or with a blood alcohol of .11/.11 was necessary under the circumstances; and
6. The defendant did not substantially contribute to the emergency.

Full story here, but behind the WSJ paywall. 

Friday, February 3, 2023

NICS Checks Jan 23

 Here's the latest graph. XL is fighting me or I've forgotten how to do these things. Probably the latter. I'll work on fixing it. Jan check total is 2673921 so you know where to look for the single dot on the chart. Click to enlarge.

Sunday, January 29, 2023

QOTD - Republicans

 Here's a repost of a comment found at Insty:

 “Omg I wish establishment republicans would take their love of getting beaten into the bedroom and then maybe they wouldn’t get off on losing to democrats.”

 Hear! Hear!


 The basic position of the NRC remains unchanged after 70 years or so of trying to outright ban the building of any new nuclear facility in the United States. In their proposed rulemaking, they describe a "likely" scenario thusly:

The conditions it postulates are impossible, and the rules are impossible to meet. Among the assumptions: The reactor suffers the worst possible accident, is promptly repaired, and has the same accident again the next year, and the year after that, and the year after that, every year for as long as it is licensed, 40 years. Residents of the area never move, so they are available to soak up the cumulative dose of radiation, every year for 50 years.  Residents never die of anything else over the course of the 50 years, so a person who is 65 years old at the time of the first accident is assumed to live to be 115, during which time he or she soaks up doses from each of the next 39 catastrophic accidents.

Eminently likely, no? Here's the complete article. 

Thursday, January 19, 2023

QOTD - Davos

This from Insty:

 “This wannabee gaggle of quasi-oligarchs and autocrat throne sniffers represents everything that is wrong with the human desire for control, power, and to crush the individual for fun and profit. - Glen Reynolds 

This description of the participants is the best and most succinct I've seen to date. I'm shamelessly stealing it for use at any opportunity, and I call on everyone else to join in. Throne sniffers, indeed.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Fun With Headlines

Biden Questions Why Police ‘Always Shoot with Deadly Force’

“We have to retrain cops,” Biden said. “Why should you always shoot with deadly force? The fact is if you need to use your weapon, you don’t have to do that,” Biden said.

Use the kinder, gentler shooting technique?

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

NICS Checks Dec 2022

 Winding up the year with a bang (so to speak) 

The final number for December is 3.036.531 which is second best for December. Let's face it, 2020 and 2021 are going to be hard to beat.