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July 20, 2009 by IanTyger
“...it only looks 'erratic and incoherent' from the outside. [Obama’s] throwing every piece of the progressive/socialist pasta at the wall, and demanding that it stick.”

Emphasis mine – to point out what really makes this quote. Not just that he’s trying everything in his playbook; but he’s insisting that it work, that we make it work, and that opposition is unthinkable.

 

(Found here – and the rest of Ann Althouse’s post is worth the read as well)
June 3, 2009 by IanTyger
Bruce Schneier is a reasonably level-headed individual when it comes to most security-related issues. But, apparently, gunz r scawwy. Even in the hands of Boston’s PD (notorious for overreacting) they’re just another semiautomatic rifle. Whether the beat cops need a rifle is a question worth asking, but Schneier just panics that they’re getting “automatic weapons”.

LiveJournal Tags: Guns guns guns
May 3, 2009 by IanTyger
In the end, the sheer size of this country, and the differences within it, may defeat the attempts of the current US government to make the US over. It’s going to falter on two facts: individuals do not always and everywhere behave as members of the classes to which they belong, and the US is fractally diverse.

On the first fact: I am relatively conservative, both financially, legally, and socially. I fit many of the stereotypes of the right-wing republican voter (this has led to some heate...
May 1, 2009 by IanTyger
This report from the BBC has me pricing up shotguns and chainsaws.

LiveJournal Tags: Memetic Interference,we aren't the world,zombies
April 28, 2009 by IanTyger
Linky hopefully leading to thinky

Part I—Want to Ensure Your Kid Never Commits a Gun Crime? GIVE Him a Gun.

Part II—The Myth of Gun Safety. What you must know in order to truly protect your children.

Part III—When is it Safe to Educate Your Children on Guns?

Part IV—What’s Really Responsible for the Deaths of Our Nation’s Children?

 

Something to think about over in my cave as well

 

LiveJournal Tags: Guns guns gun
April 27, 2009 by IanTyger
http://wheelgun.blogspot.com/2009/04/virginia-should-outlaw-guns-on-campus.html – I can’t add anything more than she did
April 8, 2009 by IanTyger
The question is: “Do I have a right to defend myself?” The answer must be Yes or No.
April 8, 2009 by IanTyger
The question is: “Do I have a right to defend myself?” The answer must be Yes or No.
June 26, 2007 by IanTyger
Mingle2 - Online Dating
August 2, 2006 by IanTyger
Which File Extension are You?Which is highly appropriate for someone in tech support, I think. (More appropriate would be .hlp or .chm, but I don't know if those are options).
November 14, 2005 by IanTyger
Rohirrim

To which race of Middle Earth do you belong?
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April 9, 2005 by IanTyger
Well, the first day of con was survived. We met up with a couple who lives in the area; DW met the wife of the couple via the needlework list she runs, but they are also gamers, and knew of some of my gaming friends.

The end of the day was the Voltaire concert. 10,000 screaming goths, it seemed like. But it was fun, though a little low-key...

We'll see how the rest of the weekend goes - it turns out that I managed to find stuff I was interested in to occupy me from 10 am to 5 pm tomorrow.
April 8, 2005 by IanTyger
So here I am at Icon again, and I remembered the necessary to get online from the con. (Forgot almost everything else but that - including my entire laptop bag - at home, but luckily my laptop, the power adapter for it, and the necessary to connect my laptop to my phone (no EVDO card for me) came with me.

Once again, I preregistered, and once again was glad of it. Only had a 25 minute wait in line, and was able to pick up my badge. I'm currently waiting for a Dungeon Delve session to start up...
March 13, 2005 by IanTyger
Anyone out there got advice on a place to host some images to link to from here? I don't want to use personal webspace from my ISP for a variety of reasons.

Requirements. Must be free. Must not sell my contact info or spam me (I don't care all that much about ads on the host itself.) Doesn't have to have a large amount of space.
March 12, 2005 by IanTyger
The top 10 blog sites link over in the nave bar shows me at #6, behind skinning the frog, and in front of Life as an Air Force Wife. And I have 2 posts in the last 2 months! Is that right? Or has a databse glitched?

I know I got a couple of highly-ranked posts, but still...

Also, another thing I've noticed - my Top Articles list on the right is much different for me when I'm logged in than if I'm not. If I'm not, it draws off the articles on my front page, but if I am, it shows the all-tim...