Mar
24
2016
10

My RedState post on the Jeb endorsement.

Found here. Short version: Jeb Bush’s endorsement does actually help Ted Cruz*. But, possibly more importantly… it’s effectively a message to Kasich that he should stop trying to make ‘fetch’ happen.

Moe Lane

*Yeah, if I had said that in March of 2015 all y’all would have looked at me funny. I would have looked at me funny, too. Since then… well, it’s been that kind of year.

Mar
24
2016
2

Ooh: The BBC is doing a version of SS-GB.

It’s apparently going to be a five-part series.  For those who aren’t familiar, SS-GB is an alternate history novel by British spy novel great Len Deighton: as you might have gleaned from the title, it’s a police/spy novel set in a world where the Germans won the Battle of Britain and are now occupying the United Kingdom. I read it a while back, and I can say that it’s certainly adaptable for the television screen.  And a miniseries would probably do it more justice than a movie, at that. (more…)

Mar
18
2016
5

Tweet of the Day, And I Don’t Even Watch Basketball edition.

But I feel for this Taurean Prince guy.

I also suspect that Mr. Prince may have actually gotten something out of his college education. Even if it’s just a talent for deadpan contempt. Because, really, that was a damned stupid question. Sometimes the other guys are just open for business.

Mar
11
2016
10

Well, it’s gonna be one of THOSE evenings.

In case anybody cares: I don’t believe in political violence. The problem is, what happened in Chicago was that one group that does kind of believe in political violence met another group that believes in political violence, and the two groups* decided to have themselves some mutual political violence. Erick Erickson put it perfectly:

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Mar
09
2016
5

‘Rhumba Girl.’

Got sent this last night.  Pretty good stuff. And, since I got distracted by what turned out to be one of the more dramatic reversals of this election cycle (how the heck did Bernie Sanders win Michigan?), I might as well put it up now.

Feb
21
2016
1

‘It’s a Man.’

Messing about with Fallout 4 again, of course.

…and it’s not available! Huh. Unless I’m missing it here.

Feb
14
2016
--

The second day of the second edition of the 7th Sea Second Edition kickstarter pledge drive.

goal-thermometer Yeah. Kind of an unwieldy title.

Anyway, the first day of the second iteration of the 7th Sea Kickstarter pledge drive is going well. As always, let me remind folks: if there’s a bunch of people out there who need the money more, well, I’m not hurting for cash. Although I’m always happy to shake the tip jar, of course.

I’m trying to decide how long to run this one, if only because the daily posts start clogging up the feed.  A… week, I guess? Or until I hit $500, I suppose.  See, if I had been smart about this I would have screwed my courage to the sticking place and made the goal $1,000: at that level my wife’s PC gets a half-page splash page and a color picture in one of the books.  But a grand is a lot of household money to put up and I wanted to lock in the current present. Ach, well: that tier is going to fill up soon anyway.





Moe Lane

PS: Thank you.

Feb
12
2016
3

So at what point do we call this a domestic Islamist terror attack?

Oh, right. That’s scheduled for the Fifth of Never, as S.M. Stirling might say.

They’ll go with ‘lone wolf,’ which has the ‘advantage’ of being technically accurate while ignoring that groups such as ISIS have been looking for suitable ‘lone wolves’ for some time now. …And this is the point where the conversation gets tangled up and people end up glaring at each other, so let me just say that we will not resolve the problem until we admit that there is a problem. And by ‘we’ I mean ‘the current administration.’

Feb
11
2016
24

Sounds like @LifeAtPurdue includes some ‘good,’ old-fashioned rape threats.

Jeez.  White people:

A Purdue University staff member is being investigated after he allegedly threatened to rape pro-life women during an online debate about the campus pro-life club’s recent campaign.

The Purdue Students for Life group has been facing a heavy backlash this week after its members put up posters around campus that focused on how the abortion industry targets black women and their unborn babies for abortions. In coordination with Black History Month, the campaign posters read “Hands Up, Don’t Abort” and “Black Children are an Endangered Race” and included the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter.<

[snip]

Then on Wednesday, the team at Students for Life reported the discovery of a violent threat against pro-lifers by Purdue staff member Jamie Newman. Newman reportedly called for the rape of pro-life women in an online comment on Live Action News.

You can imagine what happened next: yup, this week’s Captain Dumbsh*t not only threatened to commit rape, he gave out the telephone numbers of the local police department and FBI, because Captain Dumbsh*t didn’t understand that Purdue University has to take this kind of thing seriously. No, really, they do.  Especially when Captain Dumbsh*t finished his threat with “*giggles* (like a girl).”  Because while you may or may not think that people in general aren’t taking the threat of rape seriously, it’s pretty clear that Captain Dumbsh*t here didn’t. But why should he?  The dude assumed that he could say anything he liked about conservatives, after all…

Feb
09
2016
7

‘Crimson and Clover.’

You’ll have to indulge me for the light posting: I’ve been running a fever and sore throat all day. So I plan to take some drugs and get some sleep. Sleep is good…

 

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