Author: Derek

Friday Quote – Nancy Jane Moore

“A criminal attack is always the fault of the attacker. The purpose of self defense is to limit your vulnerability to criminals, not to make you responsible for their bad actions.”

H/t – Kathy Jackson, ”The Cornered Cat” on FB

Upcoming Things To Watch

With the shake-up between Harmony Gold and Big West, we’re finally getting some Macross in the states. Such as below:

Yes, The Wife and I have our tickets for both screenings.

And then there’s this:

The original film may have heavily influenced my writing.

Friday Quote – Henry Hazlitt

The whole gospel of Karl Marx can be summed up in a single sentence: Hate the man who is better off than you are. Never under any circumstances admit that his success may be due to his own efforts, to the productive contribution he has made to the whole community. Always attribute his success to the exploitation, the cheating, the more or less open robbery of others. Never under any circumstances admit that your own failure may be owing to your own weakness, or that the failure of anyone else may be due to his own defects – his laziness, incompetence, improvidence, or stupidity.

Buffalo Murders

I’m not sure what to say on this that hasn’t been said in previous murders. The dude was sick and found an ideology that encouraged his desires. Blasting his name and picture all over the media is giving him what he wants. Politicians and the chattering class will use this to gain advantage. The same talking points will be debated. No solutions will be found.

And we’ll do this song and dance again.

Wednesday Links

Turning to the continuing fiasco that is the NRA, John Richardson over at No Lawyers, Only Guns and Money that Allen West has agreed to run against Wayne LaPierre for EVP of the NRA.

Lawrence Peterson, over at his Battleswarm Blog agrees that WLP needs to go, but West might not be the best person to clean house.

Randy Weaver passed away last week. I agree with McThag that he wasn’t the hero some in the gun community make him out to be. That didn’t mean he or his family deserved what happened to them.

Speaking of notable deaths, Fred Ward passed away last week as well. Tremors had a lot more influence on a young Derek Ward’s taste in movies than I like to admit. And Tremors 2.

To end this post on the lighter side, Lego is releasing an Optimus Prime set in June. And it transforms! I’m interested, but $170 is a little steep for me at the moment. Got things to save up for.