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Archive for May, 2012

Sunday SciFi: Traveller

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

The classic SciFi RPG is Traveller.  Originally released in 1977 by GDW (Games Designer Workshop) and written by Marc Miller.

It consisted of three little black books:

1. Characters and Combat

2. Starships

3. Worlds and Adventures

That’s it and it was all you needed to get started.  Define your character, how to get to other planets, and what you find once you get there.

Oh there was more, GDW published additional rule books, adventures, and other supplements, including two reworkings of the rule set. Those were MegaTraveller and Traveller: The New Era.

Steve Jackson Games put out a licensed version for their GURPS rules, and Mongoose Publishing is producing books with that LBB (Little Black Book) feel.

I’ve enjoyed Traveller for a lot of years, and it has a very rich and detailed game history that you can use or ignore as you desire.

Quote of the Day

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

“I think if you’re wearing a fetish mask and smashing windows with a baseball bat the cops should be able to use you as a percussion instrument if you fight them too.”

Stephen Kruiser

The media’s skewed focus

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Blonde Housewife posts the following accurate assessment of the media’s level of focus on Gov. Romney and our Dear Leader.

So we know Mit Romney picked on a kid in 1965. Swell. We still have not seen President Obama’s grades, former girlfriends, medical records or anyone that was ever instructed by him while he was allegedly a law professor. And he never heard a word of what Jeremiah Wright’s radical church said for 20 years. Or hanging out with a member of the Weather Underground who attempted to bomb 1 Police Plaza in New York City.

But we know the President supports gay marriage. Marvelous, he now shares the same opinion on the matter that Dick Cheney has. How forward thinking.

So anyway, the President is going to a 40 thousand dollar a plate fund raiser tonight at George Clooney’s house. And I should point out the fact that President Obama has been to more fundraisers than the last five Presidents. Combined.

And I still have yet to see the unemployment numbers being changed mentioned in the mainstream media today. Joseph Goebbels would be proud of the amount of interference they are running for this President.

Over at Breitbart, they have been documenting how the Washington Post hit piece is being edited on the fly as the facts come out that destroy their carefully crafted narrative.

I wonder if the Washington Post will publish how our Dear Leader bullied a black girl when he was in school?

Friday B-Movie Pick: High Road to China

Friday, May 11th, 2012

High Road to China

From 1983 comes this action romance tail set in the 1920s. Tom Selleck plays a former WWI fighter pilot hired by a rich heiress, played by Bess Armstrong, to fly her to China in order to find her father and save her fortune. Of course, you have her father’s evil business partner who doesn’t want her to succeed so he can have all the money. A classic from the age of the VCR, recently released in DVD and Blu-ray

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Quote of the Day

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

“A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.”

Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States of America

Getting your Honky Tonk on…

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

I listen to a fair amount of music,  have seen my share of live shows, and I have to say, there is nothing quite like American Honky Tonk  music.  Which I consider to be a good thing.  Your mileage may vary on this point.

A prime example is Stacie Collins.  She has two albums out.

Sometimes Ya Gotta  and The Lucky Spot

Excellent examples of the genre.


The truth behind the unemployment numbers

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Arnold Ahlert points out the reality behind the employment numbers over at FrontPage Mag.

When the jobs data were released last week, it was revealed that only 115,000 new jobs were created, well below the 165,000 predicted by the media-anointed economic “experts,” and significantly below the 125,000 jobs-per-month pace required just to keep pace with the number of people entering the work force. Yet in an apparent paradox, the unemployment rate dropped from 8.2 percent to 8.1 percent. Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney explains half of it. “There is something about that 8.1 percent figure you ought to know,” he told a crowd at a town hall-style meeting in Cleveland yesterday. “You might assume that that number came down from 10 percent to 8.1 percent because of all the jobs that were created, and that assumption would be wrong. The reason that percent came down was because of all the people that dropped out of the workforce.”

Read the whole thing.


Quote of the Day

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

“If Communism was such a good idea, why does every single nation that could get rid of it as a form of government did, and why the last few remaining in the world require the largest per capita police, internal security, and military forces around to maintain domestic order.”

Cheng Tseng

Monday Book Pick: Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover-Up

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover-Up by Katie Pavlich

Here are the details about the blood drenched Obama policy of supplying Mexican drug lords with firearms, while at the same time working to deny Americans their Second Amendment Rights. Not only have numerous Mexicans lost their lives to the Obama policy of having the ATF supply firearms to Mexican Drug cartels, US Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed by a Mexican drug cartel member using a weapon supplied by the Obama adminstration.

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