18 December 2004

Texas Girl Scouts file lawsuits to recover cookie money

Hey, little girl...you want we should go an' collect for you?

Seriously - who doesn't pay their Girl Scout cookie bill?

Texas city orders strippers to wear permits

"But the announcer said your name was Trixie. Your permit says it's Mabel Johnson, 1304 Maple St., Apt 35."

What could possibly go wrong?

EPA says 225 counties miss clear air standards - But none are in Texas!

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

San Francisco supervisors propose sweeping gun ban

San Franciscans are drinking this koolaid:
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.

The Countertop Chronicles: A Wonderful Christmas Gift

Sweetness. The Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel has taken a favorable view of the Second Amendment.
"[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

Another hero our news media has ignored. Semper Fi, Sgt.

Jihad Watch: Dallas: A tribute to the great Islamic visionary, Ayatollah Khomeini

Holy crap batman. I can not believe this took place in the same city that is the home (at least for now) of the Cowboys.

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!

FOXNews.com - Foxlife - Out There - Cookie Container Bamboozles Burglar

Julie, maybe you can get one of these cookies jars in the people's republic od California?? Or, would you then get in trouble for scaring the wits out of a would be burgler and therefore invading his civil rights? ;)

India Daily - Mullah Omar and Bin Laden on the run as Afghan and American forces close on them

I've no idea how reputable the India Daily is as a news source, but it sure would be sweet if Osama could enjoy some American hospitality in time for Christmas. Wouldn't that be a big old heaping helping of irony?

MSNBC - CIA's prison within a prison at Gitmo

some secret. Doesn't anyone know the meaning of the word "secret facility" anymore?? Sheesh, people, get control of your leakage.

16 December 2004

Assault with a Deadly Pencil

'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.

Cube's First Handgun

Wow. Talk about an avalanche of advice (mostly BAD). Cube is looking to buy a first handgun, and is getting advice from a host of NSFs who learned everything about guns from a magazine. I've chimed in with my own inimitable opinion of what's a good choice (3 guesses), as have many others. Jump on the bandwagon, it's fun!

15 December 2004

RITE TURN ONLY - Letter to Michael Moore

Here's a chance for Michael Moore to put his money where his cheeseburger-eating mouth is.

wnbc.com - News - Newark Airport Screeners Spot -- Then Lose -- Fake Bomb

Looks like our Inspector Gadget is replacing the froggies Inspector Clouseau.

Michelle Malkin: The air marshals' mess

Being pals with several FAM's, I can say they ain't real keen on the dress code enforced on them.
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.

Residents speak freely on Bill of Rights day

Here's an article from Annapolis, MD. It's Bill of Rights Day, the 213th birthday of the Bill of Rights, a document that reinforces the fact that government holds no power over inalienable human rights. The intrinsic nature of the first 10 amendments to the Constitution is that you (including the government) cannot take away that which is a fundamental human right.

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

The Big D Blaster

Heaven forbid we leave Big D's deadly death-dealer out of the running. Here's a pic for you to drool over.

The Catfish CAR

Catfish was gettin' all jealous about not having his hip-shooting bullet hose displayed, too. Feast your eyes on this one. Hey Uncle, is that the EOTech you were talking about?

Yahoo! News - Taxi Driver Shoots Man in Bin Laden Mask

I wonder why nothing like this ever happens when we're on the way home from a 3-gun match??

Texas electors officially pick Bush-Cheney ticket

Now that we got that out of the way, let's annex Massachusetts, and invade California.

North Texas to Be Home to the Largest Urology Practice in the United States; Patients Will Benefit From Depth and Breadth of Experience

Seriously, I want to be a Yahoo headline writer.

Things are bigger in Texas.

German report: Attack bigger than 9/11 planned

Well, the terror buzz is starting up again. The link above is to a German English-speaking paper citing the German daily Tagesspiegel in Berlin. Another link to the less-reputable World News Daily cites "anti-terror experts" who say jihadis are planning Christmas and New Years attacks.

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

Knives dont kill people, people kill people

These people want knives outlawed? Mandatory jail sentence for carrying a pocket knife? You got to be kidding me. Will these people ever learn that criminals who commit violent crimes don't care if a weapon is outlawed? They will still carry them. Maybe they should start enforcing laws that are already on the books. I'm guessing they already have laws against assault with a deadly weapon, attempted murder and murder. Get tough on the criminal. Don't take weapons out of the hands of the law abiding citizens. They have a God given right to protect themselves.
Big D

Bush monkey portrait sparks protest

It looks like the manager of the gallery found the painting objectionable and had the artist take it down.

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."

Physics Geek: A heart-warming Christmas story

This boy ain't right. And I like that.