Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Second Amendment rights

From what Marc Danziger says on Facebook, the Supreme Court doesn't agree that the Second Amendment doesn't provide a constitutionally guaranteed right to own a gun. So, at some point, is Supreme Leader Obama (President for Life) going to bring in 20 or 30,000 mercenaries from the Central African Republic and the Congo, give them Viagra, AK-47's, and thousands of rounds of ammunition. They would be sent door to door to collect all the guns and do whatever else they would like. Actually, they would need a much larger force to do the job. Even attempting to confiscate guns would mean a civil war. I know too many guys in Texas with AR-15's or AK-47's and ten or fifteen thousand rounds buried in the back yard. I am sure that there are a lot more in other states, as well. Obama would need the Taliban, Al Qaeda, the Mexican drug cartels, and the big city street gangs to even think about confiscating guns.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Vought Crusader III

There is some weird political story behind the Vought Crusader III. A small batch of aircraft was built and they were flown from Patuxant Naval Air Station for a time. The pilots delighted in showing the aircraft's superiority to the F-4 Phantom. Those demonstrations angered a political backer of the F-4 and he forced the navy to scrap the Vought Crusader III's so that there was no chance that anyone would want to produce the aircraft as a competitor to the Phantom. I would be interested to know who it was that forced the scrapping.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

We seem to be in a bad spot

I joke about this, but I think that President Obama plans to stay in power after 2016. I call him "Supreme Leader Obama, President for Life" only half-jokingly. After another decade or so of his rule, we will be almost as good as Venezuela. I am an odd sort, as I am not a Communist and am not a right-wing extremist. My parents were both Rockefeller Republicans. I am the sort that both the Communists and right-wing extremists want to stomp out. I am perfectly happy to keep living under the "benign" rule of Supreme Leader Obama. I don't want to see a fight. My concern is that when President Obama stays in power, that will provoke a fight. The one really wild card out there is the Yellowstone volcano. I expect that it will blow sometime relatively soon and everything will be devastated.