Fisking the Wanna-be Petty Tyrants and Gatekeepers

Fisking the Wanna-be Petty Tyrants and Gatekeepers

Larry Correia, the mountain that walks, the International Lord of Hate of the Evil Legion of Evil, and Sad Puppy One, takes a break from vacation to respond to someone being stupid on the internet. And since it is the Huffington Post, it is very, very stupid indeed. An excerpt (but please, read the whole thing. The only people who write as prolifically are Johns, Wright and Ringo): Writing is hard work, but the act of writing can also be thrilling, enriching your life beyond reason when you know you’re finally nailing a certain feeling with the perfect verb. The Read more »

The Sardonic Laugh

The Sardonic Laugh

Over at Quintus Curtius site, he delves into a bit of history behind a common phrase, and we uncover something quite disturbing. He was going through Procopius’s History of the Wars, and came across the following regarding what we call a “sardonic laugh.” This island of Sardinia was formerly called Sardo.  In that place there grows a certain herb that, if men eat it, a fatal convulsion immediately comes over them and they die not long afterward, giving the impression of laughing, as it were, because of the convulsion, and this laughter they call “Sardonic” from the name of that Read more »

Backed Into a Corner

Backed Into a Corner

I’ve been introduced to a new blog that I’ve enjoyed so far at Walker’s Retreat. One of his latest posts notes the following on why SJW’s are going to scream and cry even more, and why they, if anything, will be even more dangerous. When someone feels backed into a corner, they get dangerous because they see nothing to lose and all to gain. (It’s why Sun Tzu said never to put your enemy there, on Death Ground, but instead to always leave him an out that takes him where you want him to go.) The SocJus cult (et. al.) feel Read more »

Socialism is Evil

Socialism is Evil

No, I’m not kidding. I fully realize that there are some damn good people who fully believe in socialism. Some, like Orwell, have the excuse that it hadn’t been broadly applied such that it’s inherent failures could be exposed for all the world to see – and even he, as time went on, began to change his views. It’s no coincidence that 1984 and Animal Farm were eviscerations of totalitarian systems like the Soviet Union, or just in general. Others, well intentioned, not necessarily stupid, though likely being more than a little of what Nassim Taleb would label the “Intellectual Read more »

I Can’t Believe I Missed This

I Can’t Believe I Missed This

Especially since I’m a) a huge Battletech fan (I first purchased it when you could still find copies boxed as Battledroids, and the mech artwork was taken from sources such as Macross and Crusher Joe). Anyway, there’s a kickstarter out, brought to you by the same guys at Harebrained Schemes who’ve managed to deliver on Shadowrun returns. The KS itself is over but you can still pre-order as a backer. I’m sure some aspects of the campaign story will suffer from the same liberal tropes Shadowrun did, but…. Battletech! Skirmishes! PvP! Update: More background on the Battletech universe from the Read more »

Narcissists and Boors – “Revenge” Gifting

Narcissists and Boors – “Revenge” Gifting

First, the headline – almost says it all: Trump backers get ‘revenge gifts’ from relatives: donations to liberal causes So.  Ken Urban, a playwright who teaches part time at Princeton University and voted Democratic, has made donations to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) on behalf of his parents as their Christmas gifts. Ken Urban: ‘I thought I could make a point and in the process be generous to a human rights cause.’ “My father was the Republican mayor of my small home town in New Jersey and spent his career in the navy reserve. My mother told me she Read more »

Christmas Note

Christmas Note

Posting will be light the next few days, and should resume as normal on Tuesday. May you all have a warm and friendly time with family and friends. May joy and the blessings of the season be upon you as we celebrate His birth. May you have a happy new year, with good fortune, good friends, and prosperity. ~LR

Are Democrats Evil?

Are Democrats Evil?

Mike Cernovich asks this in a recent periscope cast available at youtube: As he introduces it, he’s not quick to name people evil. And he discusses three recent cases. One, the creepy and twisted comments about his baby girl, the recent airplane kerfluffle on a jetblue flight where Ivanka Trump was accosted, and finally, SJW’s going after Richard Spencer’s mom. Not brought up, but the numerous attacks on Ivanka Trump’s fashion line with blatant fake reviews at Amazon. Yeah, I know, there’s plenty of people who’d go “well Spencer deserves it”. Well, if you want to tell him he’s wrong Read more »

John Wick, er, Keanu, Does Three-Gun

John Wick, er, Keanu, Does Three-Gun

Due to @BrittPettibone on gab (gab.ai) posting about the forthcoming John Wick movie previously mentioned which the Didact has also gushed about, @SmartGrunt posted a link to a video of Keanu doing a three-gun tactical course. While the video he posted also included the gunfight inside John Wick’s house from the first movie, I’ve instead posted the original from Taran Tactical below. Impressive.