Darth Reed

Now that I have a place to put my quasi-technical babble over at MSDN, the space is reserved for me to spew my political bile and enjoy all things sci-fi. Heh.

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Yet Another New Toy I Want

The Jet Man doesn't have a production model yet, so I might have to settle for this in the meantime: Bugatti Veyron at top speed (Daily Motion)

I guess I'll have to start another company just to subsidize my fuel and tire cost for operating the Veyron. Woohoo!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Score one for the good guys!

I'm still miffed with Governor Perry about the new business tax and several other things; however, when he does something good, I will still publicly thank him on behalf of Texas. Thank you, Mr. Perry.

Governor Perry signed the Castle Doctrine into law in Tejas this week, making it one of 16 wins (so far) nationwide for the NRA and the people  our great nation (at least in those states) this legislative session. Most excellent!!

It doesn't become effective until September, but it should be enough to prevent otherwise malicious prosecutions and civil suits against law-abiding citizens who are forced by the bad guys to defend themselves in the intervening months.

Strike now!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Not to be outdone by Apple, Google introduces the Gphone...

Illiad does it again with An Unauthorized Preview of Google's Mobile Phone Offering (UserFriendly). I think he nails it. He knows the prospective audience well and imagines how badly the details might come out like in actual practice. Nevertheless, you can almost hear the fanboy panting now. What's next? Google-branded sex toys?

Strike out!

Friday, March 16, 2007

Always wear protection? Level IIIa, baby!

Don't worry, Lucas. People might think you're weird for wearing Kevlar® on a date, but if (like me) watching certain parts of "Vanilla Sky" was like having a flashback of dating life before marriage, they wouldn't laugh.

Always Wear Protection (Ctrl+Alt+Del)

I'm really glad that I was smarter than Tom Cruise, though, I got out of the car the first time my spidey sense tingled! I'd hate to be trapped inside a virtual reality when I was that young.

Besides, people look at me funny even when I wear so-called concealable body armor to the gun range for a little target practice...

FWIW, I also recommend that Class IV steel insert to complement the Kevlar®, because you can never be too careful.

Strike plate!

Monday, March 12, 2007

Now that's a scary map.

Many people question why the Mrs. and me are avid shooters and train seriously in krav maga... (And plan to soon enroll the younglings as well!). We will continue to simply point to the National Sex Offender Registry.

We support the efforts in the Texas legislature to make some sex crimes with minors a CAPITAL OFFENSE. The death penalty is as close as we can get to good enough for child rapists.

Strike one should be OUT!

Just curious... Who do you want to see in the Oval Office in '08?

I'm not normally into web-based petitions (they're even lazier than protest marches), but having surveyed the available self-appointed candidates that want my nomination, I think it's time to draft somebody with national stature, a proven conservative record as a Senator and a camera-presence that even Democrats will agree is polished and presidential. Even most of the people who disagree with him still like and respect Fred.

http://draftfredthompson.com/

http://fred08.com/

I'd like to see Dr. Rice or Ron Paul as his running mate for veep. YMMV. Especially if you support the McCain Mutiny, our pal Barak Hussein Obama or Mrs. Bill Clinton… Heh.

Strike a vote now!

Let's hope the British Jedi in Parliament recognize the rise of the next successor to Chancellor Palpatine...

Our erstwhile Emperor has a successor in Britain. His name is Brown. If Palpatine were alive, he would love this guy! If a guy's too wacky to join the Masons and the Illuminati won't have him, where's he go? He jumps on the Green bandwagon!!

Brown wants 'new world order' to fight global warming (Yahoo! News)

Let's get some UN storm troopers over there to protect this guy before the Jedi recognize a Communist in Green clothing and take him down.

Or we could just denounce him for the fruit that he is (and have another rival to our own global domination removed by the opposition).

Strike out!

Saturday, March 10, 2007

w00t!! Score another one for the good guys!!!

In the wake of the Libby travesty, it is with shock and amazement that we see this kind of strict constructionist ruling out of the DC District Court of Appeals! A big Texas yeehaw for the Constitutionalists!! The NRA legal team will be getting even more support and $$ from Fort Reed hereafter.

D.C. Gun Ban Ruled Unconstitutional, Violates Individual Right To Own A Gun (NRA-ILA)

With "rulers" like Schoolbus Nagin taking away peoples' only means of self-defense in the wake of a catastrophe that cripples even law enforcement capability, it's critical that we get this decision affirmed by the Supremes as the law of the land!

Maybe we can even take back California from the 9th Circus!!

Call your Congresscritters and tell them we need the Castle Doctrine implemented as Federal law.

Strike now!

Monday, March 05, 2007

I'm not a Penny Arcade fan, but...

This was too funny to pass up... It's a comic, but accurate, depiction of Sony-style shopping on the PlayStation.

Joy, And Joy Unrelenting (Penny Arcade!)

I heard a suggestion earlier that somebody should do a series of spoof commercials for PS3 and Xbox 360. "Hi, I'm a PS3." "And, hi, I'm an Xbox." I think that would be a fantabulous idea.

Strike now!