29 June 2007

Front Sight Firearms training

Shameless commercial plug....

Being former military and a gunnie makes me acutely aware of how critical good reputable firearms training can be. Frontsight comes highly recommended. Please make sure to check out the links, and look it over.

20 April 2007

VA Tech nutjob shooting

18 January 2002
Virginia Appalachian School of Law- school allows students to carry.
Nutjob with firearm enters school and kills 3 unarmed students before two students legally carrying concealed stop him.

16 April 2007
Virginia Tech- school prohibits students from carrying
Nutjob with firearms enters school and kills 32.

'nuff said.

17 March 2007

March 17th

Okay, so its yet another anniversary of Boots on the Ground in Iraq.

It was 'too cold' in DC for ANSWER and their comrades to collect more than about 10,000 people in their protest. Meanwhile, The Gathering Of Eagles, who were there to make sure that these moonbats didn't desecrate any of out monuments, managed to send about 30,000. I guess the moonbats didn't wanna get their widdle toesies cold....

... conversely, here on the Left Coast, we had a bunch of people show up in Hollywood (78 degrees) for the protest here. Marching around, singing "Give Peace a Chance".


We DID give peace a chance, from 1979 to 1990 and again from 1991 til 2001. And guess what? Giving peace a chance killed 2996 people in New York City.

There is a time for every purpose under heaven. A time for war, and a time for peace.

And this war is much bigger than Iraq or Afghanistan. If we lose this war, Its not going to be like '75 where we sat back and watched the fall of Saigon on television. First, we'll watch Baghdad and Kabul fall. Then we'll watch the fall of NYC and Los Angeles and Chicago and Boston and D.C. and....


07 December 2006

Second Amendment Challenge in D.C.- DC solicitor General puts both feet firmly in mouth.

The original is here.

Go read the whole thing, I'll wait.

So basically, a suit in DC dealing with the DC gun ban is now in the DC Disctrict Court. The DC solicitor General's arguement against this unconstitutional ban is simply that the Second Amendment applies only to the militias.

Well then, sir, I submit this for your perusal. Surely, as the DC solicitor General, you are familiar with United States Code, section 311:

§ 311. Militia: composition and classes
(a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.
(b) The classes of the militia are—
(1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and
(2) the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia.

So, EVEN IF THE SECOND AMENDMENT ONLY APPLIES TO MILITIAS, he has just firmly inserted his foot in his mouth because the militias, defined in a federal law which was originally enacted by the same founding fathers that wrote the Second Amendment and then amended by the Act that created the National Guard, every able-bodied male ages 17 to 45 in the Disctrict of Columbia is already a member of the militia, and thus, the gun ban is still unconstitutional.

Update- 10Mar07:

The three-judge review by the District Court found that the DC Gun Ban is uncinstitutional, and that the second amendment is indeed an individual right. I'll just leave full coverage of this one to The Anarchangel.

11 October 2006


For those not up on 'Net abbreviations, this little gem stands for "Ahhh Geez, not this shit again!"

For those wondering what I'm babbling about, an hour or so ago a small plane smacked into an apartment building in New York City.

The FBI says there is no indication of it being a terrorist attack, most of the people got out, but its still burning.

And NORAD still scrambled some jets. As a note, if its such a small plane, then a fighter would have trouble tracking it and shooting it down, wouldn't they? (honest question)

(for those interested, the plane was just off the VFR flight corridor near the East River)

Two whole lives have been lost.

More data as their is more useful data.

Edit: But hey, its a hi-rise fire. ArchiTECHS is on tonight. It is about helping fight hi-rise fires... (shameless plug)

Update: Well, it looks like the New York Yankees lost one of their pitchers. It was, apparently, him, in his plane.

05 October 2006


I did some animation recently for a show for the History Channel called ArchiTECHS. Its sort of a' thinking man's Monster Garage'- they assemble a think tank for each episode, and the think tank is given 48 hours to come up with as many solutions to the problem as they can.

This epsode is about ways to help firefighters fight fires in skyskrapers- or ways for people in burning skyskrapers to get out. The show is appropriate for children above oh, about 8, moderately educational, and kinda cool. Watch it and let me know what you think.

22 September 2006

Where's Draven?

I've recieved a few comments asking why I haven't posted.

I got an animation gig, doing some animations for a show that will air on cable TV in October. The work really picked up- oh, say, Sept 12.

That, and school starts up next week.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go register for classes. Haven't had time for that, either.