Friday, June 27, 2008

No comments here about Heller Vs DC

I don't think there's much I could say that hasn't already been said by other gunnies, and much more eloquently than I could manage. Let's say that I'm not surprised by the Antis already crying and whinging their hands about "blood in the streets" and other bullshit every time gun "rights" (that are treated like privileges by them) are restored to The People.

In somewhat related online news, there's a petition to the Lege and the Guvner demanding a return of open carry for Texas Citizens. When I first looked at it a few days ago, there was just under 6K signatures, now it's nearly 15K! On the one hand, this would take away the uncertainty protection that concealed carry gives to everyone: the bad guys don't know who is packing, so they're more hesitant to attack any one person. (However, if they did decide to attack someone, they'd more likely use overwhelming force to negate the possibility of that one being able to fight back.) On the other, this is Texas, it's damned hot in the summer! Others have pointed out the drawback of concealed carry in the heat-- less clothing to conceal well, having to choose a lighter gun with less power so it can be easier concealed, having to go without which defeats the purpose of getting the CHL.

Personally, I think it would be funny if the bars, saloons, taverns, cantinas, pubs, icehouses, etc. had to put the signs back up that read "Please check your gunbelt at the door."

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

'Nuther day

Sorry I didn't post more the other day, I was... a bit buzzed, from reading another online graphic novel I found, Girl Genius. It's got a lot of stuff I like, all rolled into one: graphic novel drawn by Phil Foglio, steampunk setting, and the story is pretty involved! (And boy, does Foglio know how to draw womens!) It took me two full days of reading to catch up with everything, since it's been online for 5 1/2 years already, publishing 3 times a week.

I was so overwhelmed with the story that I forgot to thank Will for his two posts, about my remarks about the TV show Jericho and Texas, and the Roswell, Texas online graphic novel. (Which only happened because I was making my rounds thru the blogosphere, and commented about his remark about someone else's review of Eric Flint's 1812 and 1824 novels.)

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Quick Jericho update

Since the end of Jericho Season 2:

Season 2 on DVD finally came out last week. I still haven't sat down to watch it, tho the GF says she's looking forward to watching the bad guy Goetz get "capped" over and over (play, rewind, play, rewind), especially after a bad day at school. I'm hoping maybe SciFi will pick it up, since they replayed Season 1 episodes the night before a new Season 2 episode aired on CBS, til they got bored with that. When I do finally watch the S2 Jericho DVDs, I'll probably start with the last two episodes, just for the "Independent Republic of Texas" bits, to catch what I missed the first time thru. It was kinda a shock to see that the first time, then that burst of Texas Pride said "Hey, we're still kicking ass and taking names!" Still, tho, they ended the series on a good note; the good guys win, the bad guys lose, and the masked man rides off into the sunset.