Republican Congress in 4 ... 3 ... 2... [UPDATED] 
2009.02.26 13:35 - Guns, Magpul Masada/Bushmaster ACR, News and Politics
So, Obama and Holder want to renew the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban that, last I heard, accomplished nothing beneficial except to help fuel the 1994 Republican takeover of the House of Representatives. (Certainly, the 94 ban's effect on the crime rate is extremely debatable.) Allegedly, banning semi-automatic rifles and carbines with pistol grips will somehow prevent the smuggling of automatic weapons across the border to Mexico.

That's really special, guys.

I'm not really convinced that a new AWB will in any way guarantee GOP success in 2010. It's not going to hurt, though, and it's going to make an awful lot of those Blue Dogs elected in 2006 look like chumps if it passes.

Dammit, Bushmaster! Where is my ACR?

[Update: Nancy Pelosi seems to be saying this is not going to happen. I wouldn't bet on it going quite the way she says, but it's nice to see some indication that the Democrats have learned something from the 1994 election.]
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Okay. This interests me. 
2009.02.19 20:51 - Toys, Pens
Pilot MU/M90

Limited edition, but it seems like it might be fairly affordable.
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So, I have the attention span of a gnat. 
2009.02.17 15:43 - Guns
This entry promises forthcoming details.

Details: I purchased an AR-15 and a Saiga-12. The Saiga-12 is, essentially, a semi-automatic AK-47 set up for use as a 12-gauge shotgun. The AR's a Stag, for those who care.
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I should blog more. 
2009.02.16 15:39 - Miscellanea, Site/Meta
Actually, I have a longish, ranty thing about first-person shooter games to post once it's finished. Maybe the end of the week. Unfortunately, the things I could probably talk about most frequently are things that I am least interested in yammering about.

I don't want to talk about politics. It displeases me in general.

I don't want to talk about guns, because I don't want to give anyone the impression that I've gone completely off the deep end. (There will be a bit of that in the FPS post, if it goes up.)

I don't want to bore anybody with toys, and I'm growing less interested in where the stuff I'm actually collecting is going pretty much by the minute, anyway.

I could talk about books, but that's going to get back to politics (I'm reading Liberal Fascism: a good book and, I think, a solid argument, but one which cannot help but greatly upset at least half its potential readership by virtue of its thesis). I have a copy of Anathem to read whenever I get out of the current tome, though.

About other things, I'm just focused elsewhere lately.

I'm not really collecting pens at this time--still using them, just haven't purchased a new one in a while, and haven't seen or heard of anything lately that really interested me.

I stopped reading comics back in May, and I haven't bought more than a handful of CDs in the last two years that I thought were worth worrying about. (On that note, however, check out Fleet Foxes' eponymous album, and Thrice's Vheissu and Alchemy Index.)

I've only played a couple of videogames lately, I don't watch much TV, and I mostly keep to myself. People, I am just not very exciting.

If you really must keep track, however, and don't already know, I am using Twitter.
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Coordination Theatre 
2009.02.13 15:01 - Meatspace Stupidity, Tea
A moment ago, I says to myself, "Self, I wonder if there is tea in my cup." So I tilted the cup over so I could peer inside and inspect its depths for sustenance.

And, lo! there was tea! And it was in the cup! And also on the desk.
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