18 December 2004
Seriously - who doesn't pay their Girl Scout cookie bill?
The largest concentrations of counties in noncompliance with the new standard are in the Los Angeles basin and interior central California; the urban corridor from New York City to Washington, D.C.; the region extending from Cincinnati to Pittsburgh; the Ohio River Valley; Atlanta; St. Louis; Chicago; and Detroit. The only other Western area was a small corner of northwestern Montana, listed because of mining activities near Libby, Mont.Hey...this looks a lot like the states that voted for Kerry. Microscopic soot might explain their lack of judgment.
17 December 2004
Under the language of the measure, the ban would not apply police officers, security guards, members of the military, and anyone else "actually employed and engaged in protecting and preserving property or life within the scope of his or her employment." If approved by a majority of the city's voters, the law would take effect in January 2006. Residents would have 90 days after that to relinquish their handguns.You forgot one category: criminals. They will have handguns, and they will use them with impunity over the unarmed, law-abiding citizens.
Good plan. Ask Washington, D.C. how that's working for them. Idiots.
"[t]he Second Amendment secures a right of individuals generally, not a right of States or a right restricted to persons serving in militias."Isn't that what we've been saying all along?
It's a very good thing.
HUMAN EVENTS ONLINE :: HERO IN FALLUJAH: Marine Laid Himself on Top of Grenade to Save Rest of Squad by Oliver North
I heard absolutely nothing about this in the local media before or after the event. Absolutely freaking insane.
I have a buddy who's going through SF school, who also happens to be married to a lovely Lebanese woman. She is incredulous that our society allows this kind of crap to openly happen. She says that's exactly what happened in Lebanon - they let all the radicals in, and the radicals take over.
You say I'm being paranoid? Read the opening paragraph in their invitation:
"Niether east nor west is the principle slogan of an Islamic revolution in a world of hunger and oppression and outlines the true policy of non-alliance of Islamic countries and countries that in the near future, with the help of Allah SWT, will accept Islam as the only school for liberating humanity and will not recede or sway from the policy even one step."
Wake up, people!
16 December 2004
'They handcuffed her and she said (the handcuffs) were tight on her wrist and they took her out and she was put into a paddy wagon'What's this, you say? Was a crazed terrorist hauled away after committing mayhem? A drunken biker chick declaring shenanigans? Worse - 10-year-old Porsche Brown had a ...gasp...wait for it: pair of scissors.
Seriously, who thinks that zero tolerance is a good idea? A count of hands shows: almost nobody. Then why do we do this crap? This is what happens when government regulates.
15 December 2004
However, as silly as their dress code is, it's not as bad as it could have been. Word on the street is that they were originally spec'd to wear blue blazers with lapel pins on 'em, labeling them as 'da man.
I can only hope, for their safety and ours, that this ridiculous policy is changed.
As one of them said to me, we'd be better off in a jump suit, with an MP-5, seated facing to the rear at the cockpit door.
However, I fear that this logical, commonsensical approach would only scare those passengers flying in and around California since they would actually be able to see in person an evil looking MP-5.
What's interesting is how most people are in agreement with this thesis with respect to ALL of the Bill of Rights, with the notable exception of the Second Amendment.
Why is that? Feel free to discuss amongst yourselves, I'm leaving for the range to go shoot.
14 December 2004
North Texas to Be Home to the Largest Urology Practice in the United States; Patients Will Benefit From Depth and Breadth of Experience
Things are bigger in Texas.
Don't forget to pack when you're out doing that last-minute shopping.
Looks like the carbine's going back in the car, too.
13 December 2004
Let me tell you something Mr. Savido. This is not a blatant act of censorship. If the government found your painting objectionable and ordered you to take it down, that would be censorship. If the proprietor of a gallery has you take it down for any reason, that would be their right. Maybe they had you take it down because of your lack of originality. Whatever the case may be, get a clue, get an original idea, then find some gallery run by a liberal and hang your crap in it.
The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-bred artist said he was happy for all the attention paid to his work but said the decision to shutter the exhibit was "a blatant act of censorship."
"This is much deeper than art. This is fundamental American rights, freedom of speech," Savido said. "To see that something like this can happen, especially in a place like New York City is mind boggling and scary."