Apr
25
2015
2

Still on vacation.

I mean, dear God… I’m about to go to bed. I am in shock at the very thought. It feels… Unnatural.

Apr
24
2015
0

‘Wild Child.’

Wild Child, Enya

…Maybe I’ll see you tomorrow; maybe it’ll be Sunday. Either way, have a good weekend.

Apr
24
2015
5

Speaking of vacations…

…I’ll be taking one, kinda. Very light posting this weekend.  This is coming from a higher-authority, in fact.

Apr
24
2015
2

BTW, MSNBC & NYT make fun of MMFA. …LOL.

Sorry about that.  Well, no, I’m not, because it’s funny:

“This is what Media Matters exists to do.” – Which is true!  I just never thought that I’d hear of somebody saying it on MSNBC.  Which just goes to show: every organization apparently has its breaking point. (more…)

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Apr
24
2015
0

More on Ted Cruz and the Activist Left’s ‘SHUT UP!’ principle in action.

Like my RedState colleague Bryan Pruitt, I feel sorry for these guys: “The gay New York City hoteliers who recently played host to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) have their own controversy to deal with: Activists are calling for the boycott of their properties, including a gay hotel and establishments on Fire Island.”  Essentially, Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass had a reception where they had Ted Cruz speak to a group on foreign policy, Israel (particularly noting its attitudes on gay rights) – and, shockingly, how Ted Cruz doesn’t think Barack Obama is doing well on either.  Oh, mustn’t forget: Ted Cruz will still love his kids if they turn out to be gay.

And so… for allowing this man to speak to their friends, Mr. Reisner and Mr. Weiderpass must of course be chastised.  In fact, they should consider themselves fortunate that their own side is not calling them to be burned at the stake for heresy. Yet.  The day is still young, after all.

I wonder if that’s sunk in yet, for the two guys.  Mati Weiderpass attempted to explain basic civics (in a Facebook post that apparently has since been taken down) to critics: “People on both sides of the aisle need to be able to communicate with one another even when they ideologically disagree.”  This is, of course, simultaneously true, and pointless.  Of course people should be able to talk to each other.  And equally of course the Activist Left will go after any person on their side who wants to talk to one on ours. (more…)

Apr
24
2015
10

…I am vexed.

I have an urge to smack stupid people in the face with a halibut. It’s particularly annoying because the stupid people are nominally on my side*. They are embarrassing me, and I don’t care for it.

I need a vacation.

Moe Lane

*Although it’s fairly obvious by now that I don’t get to be on theirs.

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Apr
24
2015
5

My one-point program for fixing the White House Correspondents Associates Dinner.

I understand why somebody in the media might want to keep it: I truly do.  But the rot has set in by now.  There’s only one way to fix it:

  1. Shut it down.

The privilege has been, as they say, abused.

Apr
24
2015
1

The Italians did those jihadis a favor.

(Via Hot Air) Arresting them, that is.

Islamic extremists suspected in a bomb attack in a Pakistani market that killed more than 100 people had also planned an attack against the Vatican in 2010 that was never carried out, an Italian prosecutor said Friday.

Wiretaps collected as part of an investigation into an Islamic terror network operating in Italy gave “signals of some preparation for a possible attack” at the Vatican, prosecutor Mauro Mura told a news conference in Cagliari, Sardinia. That included the arrival of a suicide bomber in Rome. He eventually left Italy, Mura said, although it wasn’t clear why.

(more…)

Apr
23
2015
4

‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles).’

I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)The Proclaimers

They are surprisingly insistent on disabling embedding on this one.

Apr
23
2015
3

In the e-book: David Weber’s “The Sword of the South.”

Advance Reader’s Copy: Baen Books realized that there are quite a few people out there ready to shell out fifteen bucks to get their hands on the e-book version of an anticipated book, several months early. And not quibble about the fact that the final proofreading hasn’t been done yet; because, you know, several months early. I’m honestly surprised more publishers don’t do something like this, although I suppose that they have some ostensibly good reason for it. Or at least that they think that they do.

Anyway, The Sword of the South is the latest book in David Weber’s high fantasy series, and I’m quite fond of it.  You can even pick up the first book in the series (Oath of Swords) for free.  By all means: check them out.

Apr
23
2015
2

Oh wow this pulpmags.org site looks awesome.

From the site:

The Pulp Magazines Project is an open-access digital archive dedicated to the study and preservation of one of the twentieth century’s most influential literary & artistic forms: the all-fiction pulpwood magazine. The Project also provides information on the history of this important but long neglected medium, along with biographies of pulp authors, artists, and their publishers.

…They are apparently in the process of scanning various pulp magazines and putting them online so that the rest of us can read them, which is in my opinion a marvelous way to spend grant money.  Not even remotely done, but way cool so far.

Moe Lane

Apr
23
2015
2

Attention to my readers!

I don’t normally nag about threadjacking on this site, but for the record: all music video posts are officially Open Threads.  Ask what you like there as per usual usage). Or not. It’s all good.

[UPDATE] I’m not nagging about threadjacking now, either. This is a ‘you can always post in the video thread’ post.

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