The Economist Vs The Straw Man

Instapundit linked to an article over the weekend originally titled The Envelope Method for Household Budgets is a Bad Idea (now titled “You’re probably doing your household budget all wrong”). Since I’ve been using that method for about 10 years now with great success, I clicked through.

What I found was the most horrible piece […]

Public Service Announcement: Blog under attack (probably yours, too)

I have a WordPress Plugin called Limit Login Attempts that I’ve been running for a while. It basically gives a quick and easy way to limit brute force attempts on your WordPress site by blocking IPs that have invalid logins. It’s pretty configurable for as simple as it is, and one of the things it […]

5.11 starts selling tactical kilts again!

So… I was afraid that Scruffy asking 5.11 to bring them back wasn’t another April Fools, and apparently it’s not. 5.11 is making tactical kilts again! Yes, they have raised the prices by $10, but they are donating $10 to charity (heeeeyyyyy… I see what you did there…).

As regular readers know, I’m a fan […]

Help me pick an HTPC replacement

Late last year, I built up a home theater PC to replace one that had died. It’s got a very pretty case designed to fit in with audio equipment (protip: if you’ve got young kids or large dogs, don’t hook up the power button to the motherboard. Use the reset switch instead). I put a […]

Oh… dear….

So…. I’m guessing a certain goth bronie would be interested in this…

And knowing Voltaire, I’m certain that he’ll keep his threat promise to “write a song about Dischord from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” if he sells out of the run of Ponies of Doom in a month. By the way, if you […]

Maya Angelou’s Modified Joe Biden Home Defense

Step 1: Violate Rule 4 and shoot through the door.

I was in my house in North Carolina. It was fall. I heard someone walking on the leaves. And somebody actually turned the knob. So I said, “Stand four feet back because I’m going to shoot now!” Boom! Boom!

Step 2: Lie to the […]

Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need “roads”!

It’s crazy that this even has to be considered

Self defense bill would eliminate zero tolerance at schools

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – The state House is voting on a bill that would allow students to fight without punishment if they are confronted at school.

The new law would eliminate the notion of zero tolerance and allow students to fight back in self-defense or step […]