Quotes of the Week

Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
– Douglas Adams

Democrats don't want anyone making more money than they do. Libertarians want you to make money and have fun.
– Andre Marrou

Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.
– John F. Kennedy

Any fool can make a rule...
– Henry David Thoreau

A key ingredient in innovation is the ability to challenge authority and break rules.
– Vivek Wadhwa

You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.
– Richard Branson

Riots? What Riots?

Have you noticed how the country has reacted to these race on race murders?

Have you seen all the rioting white people?

Me neither.

So this racist asswipe was a gay, democrat and an Obama voter. He doesn't fit the narrative. But you know what? None of that matters.

We don't have a gun problem.
We have a crazy person problem.
We have a lack of respect for human life problem.
We have a political agenda problem.
We have a bread and circuses problem.
We have an education problem.

--Remember, gun control is always racist, classist and more about control than guns.


There was another double murder that is going to fuel gun control advocates.

Two people being murdered with a gun is just another Saturday in DC. But these murders will get a lot of coverage because it was members of the media shot live on TV.

The media and even the President are focusing on the gun once again, and not the man. The motivation of the killer is being ignored in favor of blaming the tools. It appears he acquired the firearm legally. Background check and all. The gun was not fancy in anyway. Not a dreaded "assault rifle". Where can the gun grabbers go with it beyond dancing in the blood of the victims. They can't even call it a mass shooting.

My heart goes out to their families and friends.

-What made the man? Ask that question.

Still Falling Audio Book

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The Audio edition of my Scifi Novel Still Falling has finally been released on Amazon, Audible and iTunes! Read by Andrew Tell!

Andrew Tell is a Los-Angeles based actor with over 15 years experience in stage and voice performance. He’s narrated a dozen audiobooks and has a dozen more in the works, with a emphasis on sci-fi and fantasy– his favorite genres to read. Check out www.andrewtell.com for more information, other audio projects and contact information.

Andrew Tell

I continued to be humbled by this whole experience. I have learned that it is a really big team of people that make these projects happen and come out so amazing.

---I just drink coffee and make stuff up.

New Shooter Sunday

This weekend I took my dear friend Shea to the range for her first time!

I met her at my science fiction writers group and became fast friends. We went to Elite Shooting Sports in Manassas VA.

ESS has excellent facilities for shooters in wheel chairs so when Shea rolled in with her fancy motorized machine they were very welcoming. We had her registered, range card obtained, and the safety briefing done in no time.

I gave her the Four Rules speech in addition to the safety video. We bought targets, put on our eyes and ears and were off!

I brought a couple rifles and a couple handguns. She liked my Savage Mark II bolt action .22LR the best.

--It was big fun! Love you, Shea!!

Quotes of the Week

Any fool can make a rule...
– Henry David Thoreau

You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.
– Richard Branson

There ain't no rules around here! We're trying to accomplish something.
– Thomas Edison

Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
– George Washington

A government big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take everything you have.
~Thomas Jefferson

The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
~Herbert Spencer

US Soldiers on vacation stop a radical Muslim from mass murdering people.

Yet another asshole decided that he was going to kill a lot of people on a high speed train. He knew it was a gun free zone, so when he emerged from the bathroom and started shooting he didn't expect resistance. Boy was her wrong.

--Semper Fi.

Handicapped Shooters

This weekend I am taking yet another first time shooter to the range.

The difference is this friend is wheelchair bound. She is very excited about the adventure.

I will be taking her to Elite Shooting Sports range in Manassas VA. Their facility is specially designed to serve shooters in wheelchairs. Smooth rolling and extra-wide special lanes for shooters that need it.

I will give a range report next week!

--Should be fun!

Random Thursday

Murder rate is up 30% in Washington DC. Lots of people killed with firearms. Even though their possession is still illegal there. BTW, murder is also illegal there.

I am completely covered in cat hair and drool. Bailey is very needy today, even though I have already fed him.

More race riots in St. Louis. Some asshole pointed a gun at cops and they shot him. So of course riots and tear gas.

Regal movies theaters are now starting to search bags and backpacks. I expect that to last a few weeks before it fades away.

I saw Charles Barkley on TV while channel surfing. I like this guy.

--Need coffee now. Need it bad.

Interesting Graphic

I find this interesting. I believe that in the future there will be much more role differentiation in the armed forces. Everything from lightly equipped to advanced snipers to heavily armored ground forces. I also expect advanced in firearms.

--Don't forget the new drone soldiers.

Randon Busy Days

Two weeks from today is the deadline for my next novel. All my spare time will focused there after work. It is coming out really excellent.

I found a huge supply of subsonic .300 Blackout this weekend. The problem is it was all over $1 a round. Even in quantity it's still high. I can find it now. I'll take it.

It's going to be super hot outside today. But now the "experts" on TV are saying surface temps have nothing to do with climate change and temps have not actually changed at all for the last 18 years. Plus, it's too complicated for the average person to understand. Bite me.

I have decided my next buy is going to be another Glock 17. Two is one and all. Not exciting, not pretty, but high utility.

I am going to help a friend, that does not have a lot of spare cash, put a basic AR-15 together. I have a big pile of items I have swapped out for upgrades. Stocks, grips, foregrips, sights, mags, charging handles and other random parts will give him a leg up.

--Happy Monday. Drink Coffee!

Quotes of the Week

A government big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take everything you have.
~Thomas Jefferson

The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
~Herbert Spencer

I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
~Will Rogers

Government is the great fiction through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.
~Frederic Bastiat