Open Carry of Handguns

by ward on September 12, 2014

I saw a quote in the Christian Science Monitor of a quote from the Beaumont Enterprise in Beaumont, Texas:

 

“When you see a civilian walking down the street or entering a store with an exposed gun, you don’t know if that person is just showing off his hardware or planning to commit a crime. It’s unsettling to many civilians, and it presents a special threat to law enforcement.”

I have two points:

1. The local PD is a civilian agency, and is therefore, by definition “civilian”.

2. Bad guys carry concealed – you don’t see a weapon until the Bad Guy tries to rob and or kill you.

3. Last point: Panera Bread has just made themselves a “target-rich” environment.  A “no guns zone” just tells the bad guys they can do whatever they want.

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Does Google Think You’re Famous?

by ward on September 5, 2014

Stumbled across THIS at the Volokh Conspiracy, so I went to Google UK, and guess what?

 

I AM FAMOUS!!!

 

Go ahead, try it! Type in your name, and scroll to the bottom of the page.

 

You know that you want to know… are you as relevant as a Kardashian?

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Riots in Ferguson

August 17, 2014

Update:  Fox News is reporting that “A source close to the top brass” in the Ferguson PD claims that Officer Darren Wilson was “severely beaten” during the altercation with Michael Brown, that there was a struggle in the squad car for the officer’s gun, and that Officer Wilson was justifiably afraid for his life.  See [...]

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July 4th

July 4, 2014

Today, July 4th, is Independence Day. We celebrate the Independence Day with fireworks, parades, and other kinds of fun. We even celebrate by reading that remarkably short document, the Declaration of Independence. We even know, most of us, that John Hancock signed the Declaration in large, bold script, so that King George III of England [...]

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Need a good insult?

June 18, 2014

Or perhaps a disparaging remark? How about a gratuitous slime-ridden hag’s curse? Try http://www.guymacon.com/flame.html and prepare to be … ummm.. amazed? There is something for every occasion…

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The IRS IT Geeks lost What???

June 15, 2014

“13 June 2014 – Washington, DC – Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) issued the following statement regarding the Internal Revenue Service informing the Committee that they have lost Lois Lerner emails from a period of January 2009 – April 2011.  Due to a supposed computer crash, the agency only has Lerner [...]

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October 26, 2013

In reference to the current State of the Union, I found the little quote below quite appropriate. “This is only the first sip, the first foretaste of a bitter cup which will be proffered to us year by year unless by a supreme recovery of moral health and martial vigour, we arise again and take [...]

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Acronym Of The Day

October 13, 2013

Since I’ve lived in the South for a few years, I’ve picked up a few good ones. Here is today’s acronym: BEM – Booger Eatin’ Moron

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On Age and Death

September 28, 2013

I know, it’s been a while. I’m a lazy sort, and when the muse hasn’t knocked me upside my thick skull, nothing happens. This one’s been stewing and bubbling, and is not my normal thing. = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = There are [...]

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America Doesn’t Trust the IRS

June 12, 2013

Big surprise! According to Fox News, 66% of Americans do NOT trust their tax collection agency, the Internal Revenue Service (aka IRS). Story HERE. This is not news. This has been going on at least since the administration of that Liberal Icon Franklin D. Roosevelt. It is time, and past time, to junk the tax [...]

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