As you may have noticed, we have a new BlogAds sponsor there on the left-hand side. "Life, Liberty, Etc" is a blog for those who, like me, come from the "shoot with both hands" school of gun control. I realize that some of you will take issue with the peace sign being described as the "footprint of the American Chicken." Let me take a moment to describe my position on "Peace." I'm not opposed to peace, and I don't believe that gun-toting, right-wing, neo-conservatives are opposed to it either. What I'm opposed to is the philosophy that says "War is never an acceptable alternative." The freedoms that I enjoy -- the freedom to be a cartoonist, to speak freely, and to go to church with my family where we want to -- these freedoms all presuppose a willingness to fight in their defense. The peace symbol to me represents a movement that would deny me the right to defend my rights, my liberty, and my family. I love peace, and I currently enjoy it because rough men and women stand ready to do violence on my behalf. One of those is my brother-in-law, who is headed for the Middle East with the US Air Force. He, and hundreds of thousands of soldiers like him deserve to know that they have my blessing and my undying gratitude. So... we have a new sponsor. See the pretty woman with firearm and t-shirt? Feel free to click through and have a look at the blog there -- the "range bag" link is fascinating, and surprisingly non-political (a lot less political than this post, for starters). Mostly it's about cool stuff, like taking a handgun to a padlock. Come on. You KNOW you want to see what happens when you take a handgun to a padlock.