Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Didn't Know RC Was Still Allowed To Do This

Gun Grabber Round Up: The Cowards of Broward Edition

Kyle Kashuv who was cleared by the Secret Service to meet with the president is now being nakedly harressed by the Broward County Sheriff's department.

It was great learning about our inalienable right of and how to properly use a gun. This was my first time ever touching a gun and it made me appreciate the even more. My instructor was very informative; I learnt a lot. is important and we need 2 preserve 2A
7:19 PM - 20 Apr 2018

Apparently the Lefties at the school shit themselves. and given that three of deputies showed up I suspect that Scott Isreal himself saw a golden opportunity to harrass a kid he personally dislikes.

Near the end of third period, my teacher got a call from the office saying I need to go down and see a Mr. Greenleaf. I didn’t know Mr. Greenleaf, but it turned out that he was an armed school resource officer. I went down and found him, and he escorted me to his office. Then a second security officer walked in and sat behind me. Both began questioning me intensely. First, they began berating my tweet, although neither of them had read it; then they began aggressively asking questions about who I went to the range with, whose gun we used, about my father, etc. They were incredibly condescending and rude.

Then a third officer from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office walked in, and began asking me the same questions again. At that point, I asked whether I could record the interview. They said no. I asked if I had done anything wrong. Again, they answered no. I asked why I was there. One said, “Don’t get snappy with me, do you not remember what happened here a few months ago?”

They continued to question me aggressively, though they could cite nothing I had done wrong. They kept calling me “the pro-Second Amendment kid.” I was shocked and honestly, scared. It definitely felt like they were attempting to intimidate me.

I was treated like a criminal for no reason other than having gone to the gun range and posted on social media about it.
The usual cunts are defending the deputies for just being rightfully cautious after the tragedy. Yeah, those pussies are cautious alright, no question there. They famously dove for cover while kids were being murdered mere yards away.  It took three of them to question a kid who is no conceivable threat whatsoever.


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Star Wars: The Head of Medusa

Ultimately Star Wars problem stems from purse puppy hire Kathleen Kennedy.  She approached this third trilogy with a political agenda and no story whatsoever.   She honestly appears to have viewed the story as something unimportant that will just take of itself.

Hiring J.J. Abrams to write and direct the first movie was a no brainer.  I mean literally because no synaptic processes were in evidence when making this decision.   The man is a hack, a successful hack to be sure but a hack none the less and it's obvious. He's all bells and whistles.  A mystery box is a lead in.  You intrigue and lure the audience because of their natural curiosity but the payoff has to be correspondingly rewarding.   The payoff can't be another mystery box.

Sure we all hate The Last Jedi but lets not pretend that The Force Awakens was the start of something good.

Rey had an interesting lead in.  During her first five minutes of screen time, you saw a kid with a hard knock life scratching out a living in a planetary junkyard that was NOT Tattooine.  Then they blew her interesting lead in by turning her into worst Mary Sue of all time.  Seriously, Rey is going to be in the text books.

Everybody is giving Rian Johnson a huge ration of shit (and rightfully so) for not giving the audience a reason to show up for the next movie but honestly Abrams was almost as bad. Kylo Ren was probably the only really intriguing character in the movie but he was ruined as an enemy by having him defeated by a nobody with no training.  An event so unlikely even Rian Johnson felt the need to explain what happened and that's saying something. Blowing up the Death Star III was as egregiously cliché as introducing it in the first place.  After the first two went boom, it's a little ridiculous to say that no one at any time during the third one's construction said the words, "there is no easy way to blow this one up, right?"

The big question is: wasn't there an adult in the room?  Wasn't it someone's job to make sure that the crown jewels weren't smashed?  Indeed there was somebody with that job and her name was Kathleen Kennedy.  She started off as Speilberg's secretary of all things but Steve could rely on her to get things organized and there on time, that can take you pretty far in Hollywood.  Credit where it's due she was clearly good at that.  But it ends at organization with her.

I looked over her credits at IMDB and a pattern emerged. She has always worked for driven men with a vision.  She really couldn't spot a story at all but she could tell when a man with focus was giving her that "funny feeling".  It gave everyone the illusion of  her being able to tell good from garbage.  That has clearly never been the case.  Sure she the producer on M. Night Shalaman's Sixth Sense but she was also the producer on M. Night Shalaman's The Last Air Bender. 

But it this actually worked well for a while but sadly her age has affected her taste in men.

She has metaphorically speaking, gone from desiring an Older And Successful Tycoon  to desiring a Hot Young Pool Boy who makes her feel young again.  Who also convinces her to take up things like scuba diving, hang gliding and skydiving which is rather foolish and silly for a woman her age.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Star Wars: The Hail Mary Edition

Guess who's back boys?

Disney/Lucasfilm has been floating various ideas for the Star Wars IX in garbage tier online fanzines like screenrant and bleedingcool.  At this point they know that Rian Johnson has fucked up and that about somewhere between 53% and 75% of the fanbase are saying, "The Last Jedi wasn't really the biggest fight.  It was the last fight.  It was the break up fight.  We are just walking away from this relationship because we don't care anymore.  It's over.  Good luck and I hope you find someone who is right for you next time."

So the first thing to be "rumored," was that despite previous promises they would go with a Tarkinized CGI robo-Leia. 

The fans said, "no. Hideous idea."

Then it was, would you mind if we recast her with say, Meryl Streep?

The fans said, "Hell no.  No, we wont' let you dig up Carrie Fisher's corpse so you can fuck it."

How about Force Ghost Yoda?  He will provide instruction and emotional validation for Rey while...

"Piss off!"

Now they are trying something new.  Casting call is going out for a woman in her forties to fifties for a character designated as, "Mara."

Even blind monkey occasionally finds banana.  Yep, it would appear that Mara Jade is being recalled from Star Wars EU Valhalla...if the fans like the idea.  And frankly, I think they will but don't fool yourself into thinking that J.J. Abrams is capable of doing something good with this.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Cataline Observes Earthday...With a Bunch of Quotes from Earthday 1970

  1. "Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind."  — Harvard biologist George Wald
  2. "We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world as a suitable place of human habitation." — Washington University biologist Barry Commoner
  3. "Man must stop pollution and conserve his resources, not merely to enhance existence but to save the race from intolerable deterioration and possible extinction."New York Times editorial
  4. "Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make. The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years." — Stanford University biologist Paul Ehrlich
  5. "Most of the people who are going to die in the greatest cataclysm in the history of man have already been born… [By 1975] some experts feel that food shortages will have escalated the present level of world hunger and starvation into famines of unbelievable proportions. Other experts, more optimistic, think the ultimate food-population collision will not occur until the decade of the 1980s." — Paul Ehrlich
  6. "It is already too late to avoid mass starvation," — Denis Hayes, Chief organizer for Earth Day
  7. "Demographers agree almost unanimously on the following grim timetable: by 1975 widespread famines will begin in India; these will spread by 1990 to include all of India, Pakistan, China and the Near East, Africa. By the year 2000, or conceivably sooner, South and Central America will exist under famine conditions…. By the year 2000, thirty years from now, the entire world, with the exception of Western Europe, North America, and Australia, will be in famine." — North Texas State University professor Peter Gunter
  8. "In a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air pollution… by 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half." — Life magazine
  9. "At the present rate of nitrogen buildup, it's only a matter of time before light will be filtered out of the atmosphere and none of our land will be usable." — Ecologist Kenneth Watt
  10. "Air certainly going to take hundreds of thousands of lives in the next few years alone." — Paul Ehrlich
  11. "By the year 2000, if present trends continue, we will be using up crude oil at such a rate… that there won't be any more crude oil. You'll drive up to the pump and say, ‘Fill 'er up, buddy,' and he'll say, ‘I am very sorry, there isn't any.'" — Ecologist Kenneth Watt
  12. "[One] theory assumes that the earth's cloud cover will continue to thicken as more dust, fumes, and water vapor are belched into the atmosphere by industrial smokestacks and jet planes. Screened from the sun's heat, the planet will cool, the water vapor will fall and freeze, and a new Ice Age will be born."Newsweek magazine
  13. "The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years. If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age." — Kenneth Watt

Mitt Romney Can't Even Win Utah

Utah convention results:

Mitt Romney: 49.12 
Mike Kennedy: 50.88

Which means the Utah senate race now goes to a primary.

Keep in mind this is in Utah and Romney couldn't win outright there.  Given the money he can bring to a primary election, he can probably take the GOP nomination slot.

The problem is he would then have to win a general election.  With Romney as the GOP candidate I strongly suspect Utah will end up sending us a pro-abortion, anti-gun Democrat Senator.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

"Puppy Adjacent" is a Thought Crime Now

John Ringo was just disinvited to the soon to be defunct Carolinacon.

Apparently his crime against humanity this week was being Puppy Adjacent.  Since I know damn good and well that he wasn't involved with either the Sads or the Rabids, I think his Thought Crime was being marginally sympathetic to the cause.

This is from Milo's Dangerous by SF Indy author Jon del Arroz

What’s Going On at Sci-Fi Conventions?

Over the last year, conventions and geek-fandom have become an increasingly dangerous place for anyone who identifies as even moderately on the right. The troubles began with New York Comic Con, when YouTube reviewer Richard C. Meyer, with the channel Diversity & Comics, was targeted for harassment by comic book professionals who conspired in a secret Facebook group to harass him and “goad him into throwing a punch,” one said. The goal would be to get him banned from conventions for his violence, intentionally inciting an incident.

The problems have only become worse in 2018. East Coast Comic Con announced they would not allow Kevin Sorbo at their event because of his ties to Sean Hannity. Worldcon banned me under dubious circumstances because of my political writings. And ConCarolinas was set to have John Ringo, one of the biggest authors in the industry, at their convention.

Who Is John Ringo And Why Does He Matter?

John Ringo is no stranger to fighting SJWs. As a wildly successful author with more than two decades in the business, he recalls the year 2000 as being a particularly difficult time at his first convention, shortly after the 2000 election where George Bush narrowly defeated Al Gore in the Electoral College.

“What struck me from the beginning was how the conservatives (many) at the con had to hide in the shadows, furtively whispering the secret passwords and passing microdot notes like they were in East Germany,” Ringo told DANGEROUS. “By the same token, the leftists were free to vent any old idiocy, any lie, any distortion or falsehood without anyone speaking up and telling them they were full of shit. As soon as I broke the hymen and revealed myself as a conservative it was game on and no holds barred. At that con I very nearly got into a fistfight with a magazine publisher at a room party. It has been one shit storm after another ever since.”

According to Ringo, the convention then pushed its conservative members out of its planning committee, attendance dropped over years, and it’s now defunct. “Get woke, go broke,” he says of any organization who bows to SJW pressure.

ConCarolinas initially didn’t respond to the nasty trolling and threats of boycotts, but after deliberating over the weekend, they sent Ringo an email disinviting him from the convention because, as the convention chair said on Twitter, “the con could not guarantee Ringo wouldn’t be walking into a hostile environment. John wanted to have fun. A reasonable request. The con could not guarantee that he wouldn’t be subject to people being ugly to him.”

Ringo recalls the interchange with the convention to be a bit more serious, stating he was asked not to attend because, “we were going to have to hire full time security guards and maybe off-duty police during peak hours.”

If the crowd is prone to be as violent as he suggests, and it has gotten increasingly worse over these last few years, why won’t the conventions do something to protect their conservative guests?

What Can We Do To Fix The Problem?

Ringo doesn’t believe there’s an answer to the problem of the SJW outrage brigade in the near future. “What is not definitely conservative is eventually taken over by the left, gutted, skinned and used as a cloak while they dance around demanding respect,” Ringo said.

“Who wants to sit through a lecture on intersectionality and wokeness when they came to learn how to write? Some masochists, maybe, but most thinking people want to learn the craft, not Socialist Doctrine. So more and more will fold. People will say it’s because ‘people just aren’t reading anymore’ or whatever. But the reality is, socialism kills everything it touches.”

It seems to have been the case in the publishing industry, as fewer and fewer publishing houses appear to be able to compete each year. Independent books are subsequently taking more of the market share. Writers like Ringo, contrarily, are doing well because he doesn’t water down his books with political correctness, giving a very authentic voice to his series Black Tide Rising and others. His third book in the Monster Hunter universe, co-authored with right-leaning Larry Correia, is titled Monster Hunter Memoirs: Saints, is available for pre-order on July 3rd.

As the conventions continue to push themselves into irrelevancy by bowing to the SJW pressure, Ringo urges readers to fight back.

“Keep up with what any con you’re planning on attending is doing. If they cave to the SJW mobs, don’t go,” Ringo said.

“Tell them you’re not going and why. Cancel your membership if you bought one and ask for your money back. Money talks. Show the publishers that it’s a bad idea to ‘get woke’ financially. People say ‘I don’t read/watch TV on the basis of politics. Your enemies, my enemies too, do so. And they attack, attack, attack every single damned day. Wonder why there’s never anything good on TV or in the bookstores? Because we let the Left take over all of that (nearly all) and it went to shit. And it’s only going to get worse. We have to fight back. And unfortunately, we have to fight back every damned day. Because it’s like being a cop or a security guard or a sentry. The bad guys can choose their time. We have to be eternally vigilant,” Ringo said. 

The Sads died out two years ago.  As for the Rabids, I've got my doubts that Vox is going to bother to hold another one. 

Not much point. 

The Rabid Puppies campaign was wildly successful in pretty much all of it's objectives.  There was never any hope of saving the Hugos.  That was never the point. The only thing the Hugos had going for them for the past a couple of decades was a reputation for excellence that was no longer deserved.  The Puppies campaigns were always built on demonstrating that excellence in SF had nothing to do with who the award went to.

The SMOFs could have saved the Hugo's reputation easily enough.  If they had just said something like, "everybody calm the fuck down and just vote the ballot as it is, this will all be over with quickly The Puppies are all Rightwingers, if we stay quiet and don't make a big deal about this, they will either start fighting with each other in public and generally shooting themselves in the foot or get bored and wander off.  Just be quiet about this and vote the ballot as is and it will all blow over."

You may as well have asked rain to not be wet.

Not with Queen Toadina braying out her calls for Jihad at the top of her vast lungs. The mentally ill are not big on being reasoned with.

Not only did the SJWs blow up their own award's reputation with their "no award" award drives.  They then bounced the rubble by giving the Best Novel of Year award to the utterly mediocre works of the utterly mediocre N. K. Jemison.

The truth is that pretty much all of the lit cons (except for the anti-SJW Libertycon) are dead.  A sad relic from a bygone era.

The Hugos are dead.  Long live the Dragons!