Friday, August 15, 2008


Joss Whedon says "No Serenity sequal is on the way".

This sucks.

Time to PO the readership

Well, folks, this story has everything in it--everything that is rotten about our society and our justice system, anyway. The standard "remove all breakables" warning applies.

15 years ago, 2 girls begged for their lives

Yes, 15 years ago two animals--and that is exactly what they are--kidnapped, robbed, raped and murdered two young women, aged 17 and 15.

Teenagers Tasha Lopes and her friend Raylynn Chelten were hysterical on the night of June 3, 1993, and begged, “Please don't kill me,” in the minutes before they were sexually assaulted and shot to death, one of the men accused of killing the girls told investigators in a taped statement.

It gets worse. Apparently, Tasha and Raylynn were victims of a movement that has swept this country--they were taught to be sheep:

Tasha, 17, and Raylynn, 15, desperately believed their lives would be spared if they did not resist, murder suspect Antwan Sanders, 33, told investigators on the tape.

As we shall demonstrate in a moment, this was a losing strategy. A word to any woman, young or old, who ever finds herself in a kidnap situation--RESIST! Scream, yell, kick, scratch, run or pull out your legal concealed carry weapon and shoot the bastards(s), but don't go with them.

But both girls, who continued to cry, were shot in the head: Raylynn three times, Tasha once.

The case went unsolved, then cold. However, Charlotte created a "cold case" squad, and this was one of the first cases they took on--and they solved it. Of course, our "criminal" justice system will work with all of its usual concern for justice--neither creature will be subject to the death penalty.

Folks, it's been bad out there for many years, and it shows every indication of getting worse. Get a gun, get trained, get your concealed carry permit--take responsibility for you and yours. Parents, teach your children now how to react to the various situations that you know they're going to face in their lives. Teach them to be sheepdogs, not sheep.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Gee, ask and ye shall receive?

(Via FreedomSight)

Ryan Horsley has restarted the Red's Trading Post Blog. I guess I should have asked sooner....

He also announces that the Grand Opening of Red's Trading Post in their new location is Monday, August 18. I wish I could be there for the festivities. Someday, I'm going to have to go darken the man's doorstep. In the meantime, back into th blogroll with you.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Oh honey, look!

It's RINOs for Obama!

So we have two "centrist Republicans" plus a Republican defector, and we're

...claiming anecdotal evidence of thousands of Republicans already ready to vote Obama...

Uh, right. And are these thousands so exactly placed that they will be able to swing close states? Yeah, I didn't think so.

You know, we see this in most elections, and in only one can I remember it being a force--and that was Democrats voting for Ronald Reagan.

But now that I think of it, wouldn't be funny if the RINO McCain decided that he was going to vote for Obama too?

Monday, August 11, 2008

Sunday, August 10, 2008

How the other half lives

(Via Freakonomics)

And, depending on how things go economically, how any of us might find ourselves living some day soon. There's a lot to think about in this article, and I expect the series will be worth your time to keep up with.

Michael, Meet Curtis

Curtis is a squatter in Chicago. He moves from place to place, exchanging work for a place to sleep. He doesn't need much to live:

At the end of the day, Michael showed us his creative budget to survive on the Chicago streets for one weekend. “Buy $20 of Yahoo stock. Hope for the best.”

Curtis laughed and we tallied up his expenses for the same time period:

$4.75 chicken wings and canned beans

$2.00 shirt, pair of socks

$2.00 coffee

$1.00 four loose cigarettes

$2.50 polish sandwich and fries

$2.00 rat infestation powder

$2.00 lock

$2.75 medicine, band aids

TOTAL: $19.00 (one dollar in savings)

OK, survivalists and doomers and preparedness folks all--could you do what Curtis is doing?

Your Sunday Firepower Video

(Edit 8/13/2008: Via Xavier Thoughts. I had emailed myself the link and neglected to note where I had found it. I found it again today. Mea Culpa.)

(No video last week; I thought there was enough video already.)

World War I and World War II saw some extremely large guns that were moved by railroad. One of the largest was Dora:

Most historians think that the large railway guns were actually a drain on resources that could have been better employed elsewhere. They might be right, but it's still a pretty impressive sight.