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GeneralJeff Soyer on 08 Apr 2014 03:48 am

PETA wants to turn Jeffrey Dahmer’s childhood home into a vegan restaurant:

The home, now listed for $295,000, was the location of Dahmer‚Äôs first murder in 1978. He killed, dismembered, and scattered the remains of Steven M. Hicks around the 1.5-acre property. Dahmer would later take the lives of 16 more victims. Newkirk wrote in her letter, ‚ÄúDahmer‚Äôs old house gives us a way to evoke sympathy for these victims and to suggest that a life-affirming diet can change everything.‚ÄĚ It is unclear what Ms. Newkirk meant by ‚Äėeverything.‚Äô

Zoning inspector and administrator Bill Funk explained that the group would, ‚Äúhave a lot of hurdles to jump,‚ÄĚ because the house is located in a Bath Township residential zone where businesses are not allowed. However, PETA spokesperson Lindsay Rajt asserts that they are serious about the proposal and they have even thought of a name and a possible menu for their future restaurant. They‚Äôre planning on calling the restaurant, Eat For Life: Home Cooking, and they intend to offer vegan dishes at a cost of $10 or less.

They’ve even got a a cover for their menu:

Oh, wait, that’s not it. This is it here:

So much material, so little time. Finger food that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Guess who’s for dinner? Better than Rocky Mountain oysters! Breast or thigh? Full rack or half-rack of ribs? How’s the leg-of-Lynn today? Bonnie App√©tit . . .

GeneralJeff Soyer on 10 Mar 2014 04:28 am

Italians? Not so much:

A US weapons firm that turned Michelangelo’s most famous masterpiece - the David statue - into a gun-toting musketeer have come shot down [sic] by officials in Italy, with the country’s culture minister calling the move ‘offensive and illegal’.

Illinois-based weapon manufacturer ArmaLite used the iconic image of David in a new advertising campaign, manipulating the statue to make it appear to be holding a $3,300 AR-50A1 rifle.

But the move has outraged Dario Franceschini, Italy’s minister of culture, who said he is pursuing legal action to have ArmaLite withdraw the campaign.

I dunno. To me, David is lookin’ pretty good in that picture.

GeneralJeff Soyer on 19 Feb 2014 07:40 pm

In the last several weeks, I’ve received dozens of emails demanding that I “vacate the premises.”

Okay, in all seriousness, do the mutants who send these virus laden emails really think that people are so stupid that they will believe this shit, or open the attachment? Do they really think that FedEx sends “failure of delivery” emails to people? Or, that I actually believe that I have some long-lost crown-prince in Nigeria?

And yet, since they keep sending these bogus emails out, it must mean that some idiots in this country actually take them seriously, or are so computer inexperienced that they open the attachments.

PT Barnum was right.

Actually, now that I ponder upon it, I shouldn’t be so surprised; Obama was re-elected.

GeneralJeff Soyer on 19 Feb 2014 01:08 am

From Reuters:

Georgia lawmakers on Tuesday voted to allow bars and churches to decide for themselves whether to let gun owners carry weapons into their buildings.

The measure heads for the state Senate after the members of Georgia’s House of Representatives approved the legislation with a 119-56 vote, according to the chamber’s Twitter account.


GeneralJeff Soyer on 18 Feb 2014 03:18 am

He owns two high-tech companies. Here’s part of his resume:

The companies‚ÄĒExcellatron Solid State and Johnson Electro Mechanical Systems‚ÄĒhave become leading developers of technology for ceramic solid state batteries and lithium air batteries, which have potential applications for electric motor vehicles.

Johnson is also developing thin film batteries for cell phones and aerospace applications. And he has developed a system that has potential applications in solar power plants and ocean thermal power generation.

Johnson graduated from Tuskegee University in 1973 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. Two years later, he obtained a master’s in nuclear engineering.

Following graduation, Johnson joined the U.S. Air Force and was assigned to the Strategic Air Command, where he helped develop the Stealth Bomber program. He also worked as a systems engineer for the Galileo mission to Jupiter and the Cassini mission to Saturn.

And if all of that isn’t impressive enough, he invented the Super-Soaker Water Gun.

If you live near Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio — I wish I was! — and you’re free tomorrow afternoon:

Lonnie Johnson is scheduled to give a talk, ‚ÄúInspiring a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship and excellence,‚ÄĚ at 2 p.m. Feb. 19 in 112 Oelman Hall. Johnson‚Äôs lecture is free and open to the public.

Lonnie Johnson is the type of entrepreneur that young people need to hear. He didn’t sit around waiting for the government to give him money, he made his own way in the world.

GeneralJeff Soyer on 10 Feb 2014 07:19 am

Okay, no I didn’t. But, in the Netherlands, there’s a tug boat named after this site.

I’m honored, and I really am sure they named it after this gun-nut site and not after some boring star in the Southern Hemisphere.

GeneralJeff Soyer on 07 Feb 2014 05:35 am

The only thing interesting about this KCRG-TV story is the missed opportunity for a perfect headline and making it into James Taranto’s column.

GeneralJeff Soyer on 04 Feb 2014 03:08 pm

Those of you who run an anti-virus software (especially if you run it on your browser): I’m always jealous of sites that get “approval” bars next to them. So, hit that little “rate the site” thing from your anti-virus on your browser and maybe I could at least get one green bar.


GeneralJeff Soyer on 04 Feb 2014 06:49 am

From Aero-News:

New C-27J Spartan cargo planes ordered by the U.S. Air Force are being delivered … directly to a storage “boneyard” in the Arizona desert. There are reportedly nearly a dozen new Spartans sitting on the ramp at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson, AZ.

The Dayton Daily News reports that the Air Force has spent some $567 million to acquire 21 new Spartans since 2007, but has found that the Air Force does not have missions for many of the aircraft.

Their purchase was mostly a “pork” project spurred by the Ohio congressional delegation. More at the link.

GeneralJeff Soyer on 29 Jan 2014 07:13 am

I was reading one review of it where, somehow, in some universe, the author blamed the Republicans for all of Obama’s problems. Anyway, I started to read through the comments to the piece and found this gem:

What this country desperately needs is more government union workers.

That porn’s not gonna surf itself, ya know.

GeneralJeff Soyer on 27 Jan 2014 04:18 pm

How come, when it’s really cold outside, the wind blows at gale force speeds. But, in the Summer, when it’s 90-degrees, there isn’t even the slightest gust to relieve the heat?

GeneralJeff Soyer on 03 Jan 2014 06:55 am

This article brings back memories of all the quarters I dropped into these machines when I was younger. I don’t think anyone will be surprised at which games are on the list, but you might be over how much money some of them made. We’re talking $trillions in some cases — before adjusting for inflation. And yes, Pac-Man is #1.

GeneralJeff Soyer on 31 Dec 2013 10:01 pm

My wish for all of you is to have a happy and healthy 2014. My goal (resolution) is to become a better blogger and to lose my wine gut (it’s like a beer gut but not as large). Also, to find a companion cat for Gracie. Also, to have the ultimate vegetable garden in pots — better than I had two years ago — and to eat more of them (the vegetables I grow) instead of forcing them on my neighbors.

I’d also like to spend a LOT more time at the range. This past Summer, ammo was scarce and, not wanting to deplete what little I had, I only went to it one time. This just-passed Fall, ammo is back on the shelves and I’ve been stocking up on it so that I can have some fun next year putting holes in targets, soup cans, et cetera.

Another resolution is to start a book review blog — to separate it from the politics here — and enlist some of you avid readers to contribute. More on that in a few days, since I’ve already gotten the domain.

Lastly, not really a goal or resolution since I’ve been doing it here at Alphecca for 12+ years, I’ll continue to speak the truth as I see it about gun rights, the media’s bias against gun rights, and defend the natural and also constitutional right to self defense.

Okay, really lastly, I hope 2014 is a much better year than 2013 was for many of us, and our country. Let us begin to take back America in the elections next November.

Happy New Year to all of you. As always, I’ll be here at Alphecca as your friend, early morning commentator, and advocate.

General and BooksJeff Soyer on 30 Dec 2013 03:54 am

That’s the thesis put forth in an essay over at The Federalist. It concludes:

Here‚Äôs a challenge, then, for sci-fi writers who dare to think big and reimagine society, if that‚Äôs what Kreider says he wants: Imagine the world as it might be if humanity had never made the collectivist error in the first place. Imagine history as it might have been if, say, Plato had advocated strict property rights and individualism instead of wanting communal living and ‚Äúguardians‚ÄĚ who oversee the rest of us. I think we might by now be immortal and living among the stars.

Read the whole thing. I tend not to agree with him. Odd that the photo at the top of the piece pictures some Heinlein books.

GeneralJeff Soyer on 25 Dec 2013 06:54 am

Merry Christmas

Hope you all have a festive day. For those of you who have to work, I hope you’re compensated for it in some way. Since it is a festive time, here’s a dance track from the wacky ’70’s for you. . . .

A Christmas Medley

GeneralJeff Soyer on 23 Dec 2013 04:59 am

I remember that in the comments to a post a couple of weeks ago, someone mentioned Die Hard as their favorite Christmas Movie. Then, yesterday, I read an article about how the original Home Alone was making a comeback as a Christmas Movie. Earlier this morning, on Red Eye Radio, they were discussing . . . Christmas Movies.

Well alrighty then. My own personal favorite (I have it on VHS, yes, some of us still have one of those) is The Bishop’s Wife, 1947, starring Cary Grant, Loretta Young, and David Niven. Carry Grant is an angel sent to Earth at Christmas time to remind Niven (a church Bishop) about what is really important in life. It’s a romantic comedy and delightful to watch.

Get on Amazon or Netflix and check it out. Don’t be fooled by the recent remake called The Preacher’s Wife. Go for the original; it’s how movies used to be made.

Related: A post of mine from two-years-ago about the best toys you got as a kid.

GeneralJeff Soyer on 18 Dec 2013 07:32 am

It’s another gay gun nut.

Related: More at Twitchy.

GeneralJeff Soyer on 11 Dec 2013 08:15 am

So Winslow is having a nice lie-down. But, the new topper is also a Homer, as in Homer Dodge Martin’s A North Woods Lake, painted in 1867.

GeneralJeff Soyer on 09 Dec 2013 05:46 am

Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov has a homemade setup that allows him to take remarkable photos of snowflakes as they reach the carpet on his balcony.

You can see more at his website here or at io9 here.

GeneralJeff Soyer on 01 Dec 2013 05:15 am

You know, the Left and the Occupy crowd always proclaim that big business is evil. Well, you might not see that many Coca-Cola commercials for a while. Here’s why:

All money that would have been spent on advertising will instead be sent to assist with rebuilding efforts in the Philippines, which is still recovering from Typhoon Haiyan.

Since November 18, Coca-Cola has donated over $2.5 million in cash, almost $600,000 in bottled water and an additional $1 million through the American National Red Cross.

Simply evil, huh?

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