Go stuff the ballot boxes

http://www.schlockmercenary.com/blog/index.php/2010/02/03/quick-before-anyone-notices/#comments

My friend, Howard Tayler, is the creator of the webcomic Schlock Mercenary.  He’s one of the finalists for webcomic of the decade from the Washington Post.

Right now he’s in the lead because he’s alerted his fans.  Shortly the Penny-Arcade machine will awake, and then proceed to grind him into paste, as is fitting for the webcomic that gets over a bazillion hits a day and raises millions of dollars a year for charity, but let’s give Howard a good run! 

And if you don’t read Schlock Mercenary anyway, you’re missing out. John Ringo’s latest book, Live Free Or Die, is based on the Schlockverse.  It is an epic space opera with mercs, guns, and blobs.

Holy crap, Vendetta is on Amazon!

http://www.amazon.com/Monster-Hunter-Vendetta-Larry-Correia/dp/1439133913/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1265250855&sr=8-2

The release date is listed as September.

Darn Amazon still has me listed as a part owner of the gun store though. I need to see if I can get them to take that off.

An update about HK

I wrote this http://larrycorreia.wordpress.com/2007/10/09/hk-because-you-suck-and-we-hate-you/ on October of 2007.  Which is like ten million years in internet time. 

Since that time, empires have risen and fallen, entire species have died out, and my HK rant has been linked to every forum on the internet, to the point that now any discussion about HK anywhere gets linked to that post, and then a bunch of people e-mail me to tell me how stupid I am and that I can only afford Lorcins and WASRs and that if I was a real operator I would understand.   At some point the HK rant became a meme, which is apparently a fancy internet word for “thing that will not die”.

Also, in that hatemail over the last year, I’ve been told how good their customer service has been LATELY.  Good.

I saw this the other day.  http://wethearmed.com/index.php/topic,7501.0.html  The thread degenerates into a discussion of Summer Glau’s forehead about halfway through, but before that it is a report from SHOT about an HK meeting. According to reliable source, George Hill of www.madogre.com fame, the new president of HK is aware of how they’re perceived, and are actively working on how to  improve their image, through better customer service, attitude, and availability of cool stuff.  

AWESOME.  I think that is great. (not the Summer Glau’s forehead part, the HK trying harder part) I really hope that works.  Seriously.   

I didn’t write the rant because I’m a jerk or like to see people fail. I love to see gun companies do good work and treat their customers decently. I hope HK customer service becomes excellent. I hope that they treat their customers with respect and give them proper support. 

And then I can get even more hate mail from the fans.  I’m really excited though. I figure sometime in the next few years HK 416s will become readily available and then I’ll get ten thousand messages about how ignorant I was to not know that was going to happen back in 2007.

Oh, and I’m still not a real operator.  :)

Well look what is listed as upcoming…

http://books.simonandschuster.com/Monster-Hunter-Vendetta/Larry-Correia/9781439133910

Simon & Schuster are the distributors for Baen books.  This is the first place that I’ve seen showing a release month and synopsis for MHV.

Bringing them up right

The son of Pirate Bob shows off his brood of junior Monster Hunters.

Utah senate approves giving the feds the finger

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_14318094?source=rss

Basically what this says is that since all federal gun laws are based on a very tortured reading of the interstate commerce clause, if a gun is built in Utah and stays in Utah, it doesn’t fall under federal jurisdiction. Ergo, non of the federal laws apply, only state laws.

Montana was the first state to do this.  Most of the red states are considering something similar.

This is a very good thing. States are starting to stand up against the federal leviathan. 

If you live in Utah contact your reps and let them know how you feel.

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