Archive for February 7th, 2011

02/07/2011

Jeb Bush in 2012? No thanks.

by wfgodbold

Rich Lowry at the National Review thinks that if Jeb is going to run, he ought to do it in ’12 and not in ’16. His reasoning is sound, but I disagree with him on one major point.

I don’t think Jeb Bush should run at all; even if he were a hardcore libertarian along the lines of the Loonies in The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, and had the popularity of Reagan in ’84.

The country has been run by the same families for long enough; Bushes have had their hands on or near the reins of power for twenty of the last thirty years.  The Clintons haven’t been as bad, but only because they started twelve years later.

Jeb could be the libertarian Moses, here to lead us into the promised land full of legalized drugs, machine guns, and free markets, and I would still find it hard to vote for another Bush.

The USA is a republic, not an oligarchy; de facto or not.

02/07/2011

First Step Towards Wars

by wfgodbold

For no reason in particular, I’ve decided to start posting a particular game soundtrack selection each day. Mostly out of boredom, but also to point out the good music that gets overlooked by gamers, either cause they don’t play certain games, or they’re not paying attention.

We’re going to start off with a selection from Ys I (more specifically, from the latest update, Ys I & II Chronicles for the PSP): First Step Towards Wars (ah, Engrish). Falcom rerecorded all of the music from both Ys I and Ys II for this release, and the new versions are great.

This music plays when Adol (the hero) leaves the initial town after recovering from his shipwreck injuries.

Most of the tracks I choose will probably be from JRPGs, since that’s most of what I play these days.

02/07/2011

Open carry in Arkansas?

by wfgodbold

While concealed carry in Arkansas is legal (with permission slips from the state), open carry is not.

Tomorrow, the state legislature’s judicial committee is scheduled to hear a bill that would remedy that.

Let your reps know that you’re in favor of open carry!

02/07/2011

Only a week and a half remaining

by wfgodbold

To watch Cat Shit One for free on youtube!

The actual episode starts at 3:45 or so; before that is an action figure ad and a short teaser for the episode itself. The English voice acting was as bad as I feared it would be; if you’d rather have the Japanese voice track, then you can buy either the DVD or the Blu-ray.

I know I’ve posted about this before, but it really is good. If they don’t get enough support from us, IDA Entertainment and the creator have already said that they won’t be able to make more episodes in the future. Apparently they didn’t sell enough copies in Japan to cover their production costs.

Even if you’re not all that into anime, you might like it; the gunplay is better than what you see in a lot of Hollywood movies; the guys they used for motion capture clearly knew what they were doing.

It’s also probably the only chance you’ll get to see an AR-47 in action. So to speak.

Give Cat Shit One a chance; it might surprise you!

Disclaimer: I in no way profit from Cat Shit One (unless you buy a copy of it using the links in this post); my motivation for promoting it is purely selfish. If they can’t make money, they won’t make any more!

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