Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Too late.

I can't really comment on this story.  Or this one.  I'm very angry about it.  I'm outraged.   I think there is only one answer to this kind of behavior by government enforcers.

You know what though?  It doesn't matter.  It's too late to do anything about it when they've already been able to seize guns and any other private property they wish and face no consequences.  With guns, it happened en-mass after Katrina and not a single thing happened to those who did the seizing, and it happens in bits and pieces every day to individuals all over the nation.

I'll be perfectly honest and say I hope I'm never put into a similar position.  I hope no one ever comes for my [fill in the blank] because I really don't want to find out if I have the gumption to die defending my rights and be branded a lunatic or petty criminal, or if I'll go on to live another day knowing I"m a coward who let them take [fill in the blank] without resistance so that they know that even if they give it back they can come take it again whenever they want.  

Our Constitution was a failure from the start when it didn't include violation of individual rights as part of the definition of treason.  When there are absolutely no consequences for breaking the supreme law of the land (except for paying off the people with their own money) then the law is kind of pointless.  The people running things know this, why can't the rest of us wake up?


Yes, even I love puppies.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Play stupid games...

Win stupid prizes:

San Diego police say a 16-year-old boy throwing rocks at a sport utility vehicle was struck by a crossbow bolt fired by a passenger.

Police say the shirtless boy and a friend were throwing rocks at a black Toyota RAV4 in the Linda Vista neighborhood Monday afternoon when a passenger fired a crossbow out the window.

I bet that's one 16 year old who doesn't throw any more rocks at cars.

Caution: Stupid People Are Breeding

Sorry lady, but no:

An 8-year-old girl born two years after her father died is not entitled to his Social Security benefits, a federal appeals court ruled this week, reversing a lower court's decision in a case that could be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Well, duh!  Seriously, why the fuck would you think you would get those benefits?  If she'd been conceived before her father's death, that would be one thing, but the fact is that it was done after he was dead.   

Here is something.

Melson has been reassigned.

Frankly, this is not enough and amounts to squat.  Sure, his career won't advance any further, but he's still living on the tax payers' dime (and not in a Federal Prison which I'd be ok with).  Fired would be better.  Head on pike would be most appropriate.

Edited to add:  Anyone care to place a bet that we'll soon get a self-congradulatory "Look, we fixed it!" statement from the .gov sometime soon?

Edited again to add:  John Richardson at No Lawyers-Only Guns and Money says,

...I would speculate that the Obama Administration and Attorney General Eric Holder are hoping this will take attention away from Project Gunwalker by making Melson and Burke the fall guys.

I don't think there is any need for speculation.  I feel confident in saying that is exactly what they are hoping for and that the MSM will go right along with them.

Got nothing.

I'm working up to another Robert's Picks post, but other than that there is not a whole lot going on.  I'm reading quite a bit and generally being pissed off by the shennegians of out 'betters' in the ruling class. 

I'm starting to feel very alienated at work.  The company seems to be shifting into a protect the bottom line by fucking the people who actually bring in the revenue mentality.  I admit, that may just be a mistaken impression on my part.

I'm going to try to get a little shooting in today, then hopefully throw some meat on the grill this evening.  Maybe I'll sit outside, have a few drinks, and smoke a cigar. 

The evenings have been getting cooler, which I'm very much in favor off.  I'm was over the hot weather a month after it got here.  As much as I love the South a move to cooler climate gets more and more appealing as the years go by. 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Just give them what they want.

And you'll end up dead as often as not.

I bet Krystal restaurants don't allow their employees to have firearms on company property.  I wonder how it is that that two employees were able to rob and murder two other people with a 9mm pistol?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

An easily understood explanation of US debt from 1900 to the Present.

H/t Borepatch


Suffered a bit of a financial set back today so I won't be picking up the pistol I wanted to buy this Friday.  I was behind on a bill, but not were cutting you off behind.  Would have been paid Friday, but apparently my 'we're cutting you off, asshole,' notice was lost in the mail.  Thank you US Postal Service.  Good-bye to my next paycheck. 

Sometimes I don't even know if it is worth it anymore to try and earn a living.  It seems as soon as I allow myself a few small pleasures something comes along to bite me square on the ass. 

The fact that I had a ladder go out from under me this morning just adds insult to injury. 

Fuck it.  I'll survive.  Just one more bump in a long and bumpy road. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I think I've found my next vehicle.

South Africa's Marauder.

I think that would look great parked next to my Bugatti Veyron, which I will be purchasing as soon as Obama gets around to raising my debt ceiling. 

It's going around.

Saw this at The Smallest Minority, so I thought I'd share.  Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy novels (those I've read are in bold):

1. The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, by J.R.R. Tolkien

2. The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, by Douglas Adams

3. Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card

4. The Dune Chronicles, by Frank Herbert

5. A Song Of Ice And Fire Series, by George R. R. Martin

6. 1984, by George Orwell

7. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

8. The Foundation Trilogy, by Isaac Asimov

9. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley

10. American Gods, by Neil Gaiman

11. The Princess Bride, by William Goldman

12. The Wheel Of Time Series, by Robert Jordan-I've read all the ones written by Robert Jordan. 

13. Animal Farm, by George Orwell

14. Neuromancer, by William Gibson

15. Watchmen, by Alan Moore

16. I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov

17. Stranger In A Strange Land, by Robert Heinlein

18. The Kingkiller Chronicles, by Patrick Rothfuss

19. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut

20. Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley

21. Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?, by Philip K. Dick

22. The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood

23. The Dark Tower Series, by Stephen King

24. 2001: A Space Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke

25. The Stand, by Stephen King

26. Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson

27. The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury

28. Cat’s Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut

29. The Sandman Series, by Neil Gaiman

30. A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess - I haven't, but I need to.

31. Starship Troopers, by Robert Heinlein

32. Watership Down, by Richard Adams

33. Dragonflight, by Anne McCaffrey

34. The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, by Robert Heinlein

35. A Canticle For Leibowitz, by Walter M. Miller

36. The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells

37. 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, by Jules Verne

38. Flowers For Algernon, by Daniel Keys

39. The War Of The Worlds, by H.G. Wells

40. The Chronicles Of Amber, by Roger Zelazny

41. The Belgariad, by David Eddings

42. The Mists Of Avalon, by Marion Zimmer Bradley

43. The Mistborn Series, by Brandon Sanderson

44 .Ringworld, by Larry Niven

45. The Left Hand Of Darkness, by Ursula K. LeGuin

46. The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien - I actually like this better than The Lord of the Rings.  It's written as more of a histroy, and I read it twice easily. 

47. The Once And Future King, by T.H. White

48. Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman

49. Childhood’s End, by Arthur C. Clarke

50. Contact, by Carl Sagan

51. The Hyperion Cantos, by Dan Simmons

52. Stardust, by Neil Gaiman Gaiman

53. Cryptonomicon, by Neal Stephenson

54. World War Z, by Max Brooks

55. The Last Unicorn, by Peter S. Beagle

56. The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman

57. Small Gods, by Terry Pratchett

58. The Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant, The Unbeliever, by Stephen R. Donaldson

59.The Vorkosigan Saga, by Lois McMaster Bujold

60. Going Postal, by Terry Pratchett

61. The Mote In God’s Eye, by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle

62. The Sword Of Truth, by Terry Goodkind

63. The Road, by Cormac McCarthy

64. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, by Susanna Clarke

65. I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson

66. The Riftwar Saga, by Raymond E. Feist

67. The Shannara Trilogy, by Terry Brooks

68. The Conan The Barbarian Series, by R.E. Howard - Most of it, anyway.

69. The Farseer Trilogy, by Robin Hobb

70. The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger

71. The Way Of Kings, by Brandon Sanderson

72. A Journey To The Center Of The Earth, by Jules Verne

73. The Legend Of Drizzt Series, by R.A. Salvatore

74. Old Man’s War, by John Scalzi

75. The Diamond Age, by Neil Stephenson

76. Rendezvous With Rama, by Arthur C. Clarke

77. The Kushiel’s Legacy Series, by Jacqueline Carey - Absolutely amazing writing here.

78. The Dispossessed, by Ursula K. LeGuin

79. Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury

80. Wicked, by Gregory Maguire

81. The Malazan Book Of The Fallen Series, by Steven Erikson

82. The Eyre Affair, by Jasper Fforde

83. The Culture Series, by Iain M. Banks

84. The Crystal Cave, by Mary Stewart

85. Anathem, by Neal Stephenson

86. The Codex Alera Series, by Jim Butcher

87. The Book Of The New Sun, by Gene Wolfe

88. The Thrawn Trilogy, by Timothy Zahn

89. The Outlander Series, by Diana Gabaldan

90. The Elric Saga, by Michael Moorcock

91. The Illustrated Man, by Ray Bradbury

92. Sunshine, by Robin McKinley

93. A Fire Upon The Deep, by Vernor Vinge

94. The Caves Of Steel, by Isaac Asimov

95. The Mars Trilogy, by Kim Stanley Robinson

96. Lucifer’s Hammer, by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle

97. Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis

98. Perdido Street Station, by China Mieville

99. The Xanth Series, by Piers Anthony

100. The Space Trilogy, by C.S. Lewis

Friday, August 19, 2011

Body armor.

It's not something your typical civilian has, or generally feels the need to have.  I think it's a good idea to have it if you can.  It's safety equipment, and if you can get  your hands on it, why not?

Now, I think it's a given that  you're not going to be walking around on the street wearing even soft amor unless someone developes some that is a lot more comfortable and concealable than what is currently available (and when they do, I want it).  However, I think it would not be a bad idea to have some around for home defense. 

Most of us would agree that in most home defense situation the best thing you can do is to barricade  yourself in the most secure part of your home (if possible).  We'd also agree that you should have a gun there (I like to have a pistol on me at all times, and a shotgun or rifle in my hiding spot).

So, why not have some armor in that spot too?  Something basic and simple that you can quickly get into that will cover your vitals, and that won't break the bank.  Something like this, from US Palm:

I like the idea.  It's something you could throw on at the range too, if you weren't bashful about it.  How often do I read about people bitching about the shoddy gun handling and safety of patrons of the ranges they visit?  This seem like a simple and elegant way to raise the odds in your favor if somebody does something stupid while you're around.

A lot of the objections I see to body armor are that only 'mall ninjas' feel the need for it, or that you must be paranoid, or the classic 'what, you think you're a cop?' (as if LEOs are the only ones who should have the right to survive getting shot by some goblin) etc.  You hear the same things about ARs, 30 round magazines, or carrying a pistol concealed as you go about your day to day life.  So what.

There is something Michael Bane says a lot on his podcast.  Paraphrasing, he says that when it comes to self defense it's better to do something that seems silly, and laugh about it later, than it is to not do something that will make you safer and end up seriously hurt or dead.  I completely agree with that sentiment. It's why I've always carried a gun if I legally could, even when my friends called me paranoid and said they'd only carry when they thought they'd 'need it.'  And it's why I'll be picking up (once I double check to make sure my legislature didn't pass that stupid law!) one of the US Palm Defender armor vest when I've got the spare scratch.   

Personally, it just seems like one more way of tipping the scales in my favor.  And for $200?  That just seems like one of those offers you can't refuse.


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Possible AR build in the near future.

Thanks to SayUncle, I read this today.  I was already considering going the route suggested, but I'm even more inclined now.

I can pick up a complete lower made by Spike's Tactical for $275.   The DSA upper I want is also $275.  Throw in a bolt group assembly ($110), the charging handle I want ($45), the rear sight I want ($58), and the total comes to $763 (before taxes, shipping, etc.).

I've been looking at a lot of used ARs lately, and I can build the one I want for less than I can pick up one of those.  Since it will be new, and not just 'new to me,' I will also be able to accurately record it's performance, something I've learned that I really like to do. 

There are other accessories I want to add over time (one of these would be nice!), but what I've listed so far will give me a perfectly usable firearm.

If things go well at work over the next few weeks I'll be buying a new pistol on or shortly after the 26th of this month.  My hope is to pick up a Spike's Tactical complete lower a couple of weeks after that.

I'd still like to pick up an AK at some point, but it's still more of gun I want because they're so damned hated so it's not really a priority.  I have bookmarked the links I was provided in comments on the AK post, though, so thanks for those!

Oh, if any manufacturer happened to stumble across this and wanted to send me any of this stuff (or their own similar product) for free I've love to do a write up for you!  Hey, it's worth a try, right?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Hit'em where it hurts!

That's what Starbucks wants to do to our 'leaders' if they don't get serious about deficit reduction:

Starbucks claimed Wednesday that it has rallied “hundreds” of people in support of a call by CEO Howard Schultz to suspend campaign contributions to Congress and the president until Washington produces a long-term deficit reduction plan.

Schultz has been pushing the idea over the past several days, appealing to business leaders and other Americans to send a message to Washington by cutting off the fundraising spigot.

Yes, please!  I especially like that this is being pushed as an across the board "NO SOUP FOR YOU!" rather than targeting just one party or a small group of polititards. 

Looked at an AK today.

It was the first time I ever held one.  It was one of the Saigas with the black furniture.  Kind of heavy.  I wouldn't mind having one, but for $800?  I can get a decent AR for that and I've already got a pile of magazines.  I thought AKs were supposed to be cheap?  They had another for $475, but it had the dinky metal butt-stock.  No thanks. 

Sigh.  I guess I'll just buy another AR when I get the scratch together.

Also got another look at a GSG 1911-22.  I still like it, but the place I was at wants about $30 more than the last one I looked at. 

Something I need to get soon.

One of these.

I used to have a decent one on my iPhone.  The Windows7 phone app store doesn't have one, or at least didn't last time I checked.   

Are Food Stamps a stimulus to the economy?

Sure, they are.  If you're a fucking idiot.

Look, Food Stamps are just another transfer payment.  The government takes money from the person who earned it, gives it to someone who didn't earn in the form of government script that can only be used to buy food (food including booze and cigarettes and illegal drugs), and then the person who doesn't work buys whatever and 'stimulates' the economy by providing jobs for the food producers, sellers, marketers, transporters, etc.

Sounds good.  If you're a fucking idiot.

Remember that first person who actually earned the money?  That person would have spent the money themselves.  There is no net gain, no stimulus.  There is just free money to someone who has probably never had to do anything to provide for themself, and a pissed off tax payer who works hard and has to eat ramen while the fat cunt with eight kids buys two shopping carts full of steaks, beer, and junk food with 'her' Food Stamps.

The Food Stamp program should be cut.  If you don't work, you don't eat. 

H/t OldNFO

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

My muse is silent.

Nothing is really jumping out at me to talk about lately. 

I could talk about the latest video of John Woo movie-extra wannabes, but it's been done, and done, and done.

I could talk about local goverments using natural disasters to screw over small business owners, but since no one is willing to boycott the entire fucking city what's the point in bitching about it?  The petty tyrants will probably win because no one willing to pull them from their homes, cover them in tar and feathers, and kick them out of the back of a rolling pick-up on Main Street. 

I did a little shooting yesterday, but nothing worth devoting a whole post to.

Work is going well, but it's keeping me extremely busy and I'm exhausted when at home. 

I think I'm going to go bury myself in a book or two.  Tomorrow starts a new week at work.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Not just no, HELL NO!

Serbia wants to block the execution of one of it's citizens:

The Serbian government is asking a Nevada court to block the execution of one of its citizens, saying its consulate was not informed of his 1994 arrest as required by international law.

In a brief filed last week in Washoe County District Court in Reno, Serbia maintains the notification would have provided Avram Nika with assistance that could have spared him the death penalty.

Nika is on death row at Ely State Prison for the 1994 killing of a good Samaritan who stopped to help him along Interstate 80 near Reno.

Fuck him, and fuck Serbia.  Not offing Serbs what have it coming can have some really, really bad consequences.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Great. Just great.

This is wonderful news:

China's first aircraft carrier sailed out of the northeastern port of Dalian for sea trials Wednesday morning, the state-run news agency Xinhua reported.

China has spent nearly a decade refurbishing the 67,000-ton, 300-meter (1,000-foot) ship, begun by the former Soviet Union but never completed.

Xinhua quoted military sources as saying the trials would be brief, and the carrier would return to Dalian for further refits.

China once renounced aircraft carriers as tools of imperialism, but has been developing a blue-water navy in recent years, along with air power to back it up.

Makes you feel all warm and tingly inside, don't it?  Can the Navy please accidently launch forty or fifty MK48s at that thing.  Tell the Chicomms, "Oops, our bad!  Just add that on to what we already owe you!"  

H/t The Munchkin Wrangler

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Ok, I'm sure that'll work out just how you plan.

Via Tam we learn of Jeffery Wells.  Jeff wants to kidnap you and put you in a reeducation camp.  Jeff wants a second civil war. 

Jeff, buddy, if you try to kidnap me and put me in a camp, I will use lethal force in my defense as allowed by law in all 50 of these United States.  Be careful Jeff. 

And Jeff, civil wars are particularly nasty.  The rules of war tend to get blurred.  And if people like you put people like me in the position of thinking our only means of survival is getting rid of people like you?  You think we're just going to roll over and die?

Sometimes, stupid DOES hurt: Arson Edition

Unfortunately this case more infuriates me than amuses me:

A Jefferson County woman was severely burned on her feet and arms when she set fire to her estranged husband's travel trailer and her father-in- law's house Monday night.

The woman, with her 3-year-old daughter in tow, poured gasoline inside the trailer and ignited it while she was still inside. There was a small explosion and she was burned on her extremities, as well as other body parts, said Jefferson County sheriff's Chief Deputy Randy Christian.

Bad enough she commits arson (a felony), but she does it with her 3-year old daughter with her.  And the Jefferson County Sheriff's department, with a confession of arson and child endangerment, does what?

When questioned by a deputy at the hospital, the woman admitted to the arson and said she and her husband have been separated for about a month, Christian said. The woman has not been charged, he said.

I really, really hope they're just waiting for her to be released from the hospital before charging her, but I'm afraid I don't have a whole lot of confidence in that.

What gun do you use when attacked by a group?

Why, the Mosin Nagant!

H/t Robb Allen

Monday, August 8, 2011

Let's get this on the record.

If you own one of these, you are a fucking idiot.

Now, I won't go so far as to boycott a  business who sells them.  If you're dumb enough to buy it I'll sell you one of the damned things.  I, for one, will happily take a fucking idiots money.  I don't like the way Sportsman's Guide is marketing them, but I think it is contingent on the buyer to do a little research into products and that you should never trust the person selling you something on that something. 

I'm out of ketchup...

So I had to substitute Tabasco Sauce on my hashbrowns and eggs this morning. 

I am NOT complaining. 

For the fallen warriors.

The minstrel boy to the war is gone,
In the ranks of death ye will find him;
His father's sword he hath girded on,
And his wild harp slung behind him;
Land of Song! said the warrior bard,
Tho' all the world betray thee,
One sword, at least, thy rights shall guard,
One faithful harp shall praise thee!

The Minstrel fell! But the foeman's chain
Could not bring his proud soul under;
The harp he lov'd ne'er spoke again,
For he tore its chords asunder;
And said No chains shall sully thee,
Thou soul of love and bravery!
Thy songs were made for the pure and free
They shall never sound in slavery!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Quote of the Day: Larry Correia

On the 'New Tone':

And because these Tea Party reps are doing exactly what their voters sent them to Washington to do (cut spending, don’t raise taxes) they are exactly the same as people who blow up schools and saw people’s heads off… Gotcha.


Friday, August 5, 2011

This is my smug face.

And it's all because of this:
Academics studied almost 500 people between 95 and 109 and compared them with over 3,000 others born during the same period.

They found those who lived extremely long lives ate just as badly, drank and smoked just as much, took just as little exercise and were just as likely to be overweight as their long-gone friends.
Now instead of just enjoying my red meat, scotch, and cigars, I can enjoy them smugly.

As I said on Facebook recently, it's always the hippy/healthy/fruitcake food that kill people and has all the recalls.  Eat a bloody steak and some greasy fires, and then have a stiff drink and smoke after.  

What do the people in government and serial killers have in common?

The answer is a simple one:  each individual in government and every serial killer does not, for even a second, consider that any but their own desires matter.  They are incapable of comprehending that anyone but themselves matters.  It's not that they don't care, they literally can not care about anything but what they want.

The inmates aren't running the asylum, they're running the government that runs ALL the asylums, and the prisons, and the schools, and the police departments, and the military.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

1911 in .22

I've wanted one for a while.  I recently got a close up look at a couple I've been eyeing, the Sig 1911-22 and the GSG 1911-22.  

They appear to be the same exact gun.  The GSG is a little cheaper and has the better grips.  The Sig says 'Sig' on the side and is $20 more. 

Hopefully in about three weeks I'll be picking one up.  I'll probably get the GSG mainly because I like the grips better, and they're pretty much exactly what I have on my RIA 1911.

It'll be nice to have a trainer in .22 that I can use for practice and for new shooters.  At the very least it should save me some money in the ammo department.

Robert's Picks


The Two Towers by JRR Tolkien (excellent)

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (good)

Monster Hunter Alpha by Larry Correia (spectacular)


GI JOE:  The Rise of Cobra

National Treasure:  Book of Secrets

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

What I did today.

Made lots of money.

Got stung by a bee.

Saw some amazing DSL.

Watched a bloody samurai movie.

Drank good beer.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Sad, pathetic little men.

Two men honored as heroes for rescuing a woman from her burning sport utility vehicle after it crashed have sued her, claiming they're physically and emotionally scarred.

The lawsuit, filed in central Ohio's Marion County by David Kelley and Mark Kincaid, seeks damages in excess of $25,000 for each man and claims that Theresa Tanner was at fault and that saving her life left the men with disabling injuries.

Later on in the story we learn that this woman deliberately crashed her vehicle in a suicide attempt.  I can understand the men's anger once they learned this.  However, it doesn't change the fact that they weren't forced to take the actions they did.

Now I think this woman is fully responsible for the costs associated with the accident and rescue, but when you voluntarily rescue someone you are doing it for free and assuming responsibility for any harm that comes to you as a result of that action.   

Monday, August 1, 2011

We're winning.

What is more normal and every day than a trip to WalMart?  My local WalMart continues to surprise me.  First it was when they started carrying Ruger Mini-14 rifles.  Today, I was glancing at the target and noticed these, genuine human silhouette targets for personal defense training.

This isn't a political stance for WalMart.  WalMart doesn't give a shit about gun owners.  What WalMart likes is money, and if they're stocking them it's because they think they'll sell enough to make a profit.   

Debt ceiling to be raised.

Can't stop the bread and circuses.  People might start to care that the ones running the show are a pack of thieves if they don't get their cut. 

There is no solution.*  There is only eventual catastrophe.  Might as well kick that can on down the road. 

*Well, I have one.  But nobody is interested in cutting the US military down to the minimum necessary to deliver our remaining nuclear weapons to whatever target may be necessary and instituting a policy of "Fuck with us AT ALL and die in nuclear fire," or amending the Constitution so that anyone receiving more money from the government than they pay in taxes is ineligible to vote.

How to create skeptism about the seriousness of rape.

As a man, this story is going to stick in my mind.  This story and the many others like it I've heard make me go, "Hmm, I wonder if it was really rape....'

When rape is one person forcing another to have sex against their will it's a horrible and despicable act and I'd be happy to kill the perpetrator myself.  However, when rape is teenage high school sweethearts having consensual sex it makes me think I can't trust people when they use the word 'rape' because words no longer have meanings.

So yeah, I'm that guy who hears 'rape' and wonders, "Was it rape-rape?"  That's sad, but I didn't create the legal system under which it's a valid question.