28 July 2007

Man, 93, Shoots Violent Robber

I thought everyone could use a feel good story this morning.

Willie Lee Hill, 93, told police he saw the robber while in his bedroom Wednesday night. Hill confronted the man and was struck at least 50 times, police said. He was knocked unconscious. Covered in blood, Hill regained consciousness a short time later and pulled a .38-caliber handgun on his attacker. The suspect, Douglas B. Williams Jr., saw the gun and charged the man, who fired a bullet that struck Williams in the throat, police said. Police plan to charge Williams with residential burglary, second- degree battery, theft of property and theft by receiving.

24 July 2007

What every American should know about jihad

Watch it all.

Steve, Don't Eat It! Vol. 8 - Prison Wine

Just in case you ever need to know, this is how to make prison wine, complete with taste-testing!
Regarding Red Prison Wine

Anthony: "I would drink this in prison."

Steve: "I would drink this in high school!"
Read the whole thing. This is hilarious.

23 July 2007

Norfolk and visitor with a holstered .45 are tangled in a Catch-22

Szymecki had come from Yorktown with his wife, their three children and two children from their neighborhood.
Szymecki had brought along something else, too - a .45-caliber handgun in a holster on his belt.
Szymecki was charged with violating a local ordinance that the City Council had passed in May, which set up rules to govern Harborfest. Among them was a provision banning handguns and other weapons.
There's just one problem: A few years ago, the General Assembly barred localities from enforcing laws governing the carrying of firearms. That meant state law prevailed. And in Virginia, "open carry" is legal.

I guess I don't get the headline. Where is the catch 22? He had the right to carry the gun openly.
Szymecki was given a summons and released. When he showed up for court June 22, the case was withdrawn at the request of an assistant city attorney.

Alas, justice prevails.

22 July 2007

Kids These Days...

One of my son's roomates at the University of Oklahoma is a kid that lives across the street. His family is from Baton Rouge, so that makes them okay by me. ;)

His family just got back from a couple of weeks in Europe. They saw many places, and lots of history. He mentioned (unbidden) that his trip made him appreciate life in the United States all that much more.

I asked this young man what impressed him most on this trip. He told me, "Normandy beach." He mentioned that it was the only free thing they did on their trip - the only thing they saw that was American soil.

But he said the thing that moved him most was the sight of 9,000 American graves on foreign soil.

Don't lose hope yet, ladies and gentlemen. We are raising some fine young Americans.