The Path to Tyranny

The Path to Tyranny

I was looking at a G+ conversation initiated by Eric Raymond when someone of libertarian, nevertrump bent started utterly going off the rails about Trump being a fascist bent on taking over the USA, and his moves just being preparation for a coup. A bit of background. Eric is a libertarian who* explicitly changed his registration to Republican to vote for someone other than Trump in the primaries, but since the election, has found himself defending Trump more and more as the left has become increasingly more unhinged. This has resulted in a contentious series of G+ postings. An interesting question Read more »

Universal Rights

Universal Rights

An ardent feminist was trying to waste my time and attention, spouting about how the God Emperor was taking away abortion rights. I asked, how is he doing so, and got the expected screed on the recent EO denying federal funding to organizations that perform abortions, culminating in “and it’s my right.” I answered: no, it isn’t. No-one has a right to demand that I pay for your choices The simple reason is that there can be no universal right that requires anyone else to act to provide it to you. There is no right to an abortion, there is Read more »

Commands & Colors: Ancients is Coming to the PC

Commands & Colors: Ancients is Coming to the PC

The core Commands and Colors system developed by Richard Borg has been the basis for a number of games by a number of different companies that have adopted some version of the dice and command card mechanic. These include Commands & Colors: Ancients and Napoleonics, Memoir 44, Battle Cry, BattleLore, and Battles of Westeros. Only a couple of these, like Memoir 44 and Command & Colors: The Great War, now have computer versions available outside of playing the electronic “board” version via Vassal. So I was very happy to see the following announcement relayed via Rolling Boxcars: We are pleased Read more »

Treat Barbarians Like Barbarians

Treat Barbarians Like Barbarians

Ace of Spades is, as Vox Day noted, coming around, as evidenced by a recent post on how “How Losing My Political Values Helped Me Gain My Freedom”: Donald Trump isn’t the bully; he only insults and abuses people in power who have attacked him. They’re the fucking bullies. The left, with their smears, their witch hunts, their slanders, their insults, their riots, their violence, and their weaponizing of the federal bureaucracy. There aren’t any rules anymore because the left only applies them one way. And in doing so, they’ve left what once was a civil compact between the two Read more »

Take on Me – the Metal Version

Take on Me – the Metal Version

Something a bit lighter for today – Leo¬†Moracchioli does some excellent metal covers of various popular songs. He has a better ear for what works in his chosen genre than Me First and the Gimme Gimmes (who have some fun punk covers but really overdo it), as well as a better feel for what makes the song tick, and how to adapt them to metal. So, not quite #throwbackthursday – Take on me.  

Lying Media – Business Insider Edition

Lying Media – Business Insider Edition

I’m usually not inclined to do simple “look at this idiocy” posts – if a lesson can’t be learned, a principle displayed, it’s usually pointless. That said, this deserves some analysis, if nothing else, as an example of pure-grade bullshit. Why? It’s an article that basically undermines its own headline and premise within itself. I, teeth gritted, at least have to give Business Insider props for reporting the facts – before completely ignoring them. An inaccurate report on the conspiratorial website InfoWars led more than 100,000 individuals this week to sign an online petition calling for Comedy Central to fire Read more »

Thieves, and Liars.

Thieves, and Liars.

Didact’s comment on my last post freed up a little bit of memory, and reminded me of this bit of industrial from Ministry’s “A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste”: You talking heads in most of the MSM, even most of the “conservative” media? This is how we view you. As Tom Kratman noted in his article on Rosie’s “lets declare martial law” comment – we hate you. You are dishonest, poisonous, Wormtongue hacks. Enjoy.  

Alternative Facts? More FakeNews

Alternative Facts? More FakeNews

Frankly, it’s a rhetorical miss and is already being lambasted. Of course, one reason for that is it’s the easiest handle for the media to grasp to do anything, anything at all to shield themselves from claims of bias. For context, Sean Spicer gave a very short press conference on the 21st. I it he lambasted the media for it’s reporting, specifically on two points. The first, a reporter claiming that the statue of Martin Luther King had been removed, and later retracting it, and the second related to attendance numbers. (The video has been removed) The first was used Read more »