20 October 2007

Those crazy Auzzies

An Australian who went for a drunken dip in the sea got more than he bargained for when he dived into the jaws of a large crocodile.
Remember - beer + large prehistoric reptile is a bad mix.

And you thought drinking and driving was bad.

The craziness continues - any sane person would rush to the hospital. Not this bloke!

He managed to scramble out of the water but instead of seeking immediate medical help, decided to sleep off his drinking binge.
Those crazy Auzzies. God love 'em, they are some of my favorite people.

18 October 2007

KDFW Suspends Rebecca Aguilar After Controversial "Ambush"

Monday night, KDFW-Channel 4 ran a piece about 70-year-old James Walton, owner of Able Walton Machine & Welding in West Dallas, who, early Sunday morning, shot and killed and man trying to break into his business. What made Walton's story so extraordinary was that it was the second time he'd killed an intruder in three weeks. As it happens, Walton also lives at his place of business.
I had seen this remarkable story in the paper, and thought to myself, "poor guy - he must feel awful, having been put in fear of his life twice in three weeks. So much so, he was compelled to defend himself, using deadly force." That had to be a difficult experience, at best.

Apparently, Mr. Walton was interviewed by a local reporter about his experiences. Well, Catfish pointed me to the article that this post links to, and I must say I'm not surprised at what transpired in this "interview."

Rrrrrebecca Aguilar was a local Fox affiliate reporter who did what a lot of anti-gun media types do: make a bad guy out of someone who uses a firearm in self-defense. I didn't see the video (which has since been pulled from the Fox site), but from all accounts, she essentially brought a 70-year-old man to tears, badgering him with questions like "Are you a trigger-happy kind of person? Is that what you wanted to do? Shoot to kill?"

Again, I think to myself and wonder, "what would she have done in the same situation?" Fire a warning shot? Shoot him in the hand/leg/arm/buttocks? Shoot the gun out of the bad guy's hand? Submit, and take your chances at the hand of a criminal? In case you're wondering, all of the above are VERY BAD IDEAS. I'm sure we'd be happy to elaborate for those of you who might have questions.

So what, in fact, would a sane and reasonable person do in a situation where they are in imminent and immediate fear of death or bodily harm? Allow me to posit this: the same thing Mr. Walton did, no questions asked. Shoot to stop is what Texas law proscribes for use of deadly force. If the perpetrator happens to die as a result of this stopping, so be it. The LAW is on Mr. Walton's side, and so is sanity and logic.

How dare Ms. Aguilar question this man like she did? I'd venture to guess that the police didn't try to incriminate Mr. Walton - they could see what happened, and he'll likely be no-billed as a result of the circumstances. As a result of her incredibly bad judgement, Ms. Aguilar has been indefinitely suspended from Fox. AMF.

16 October 2007

Boob alert!

Gotta love the British Press!!

No wonder Harry Potter is so popular...

We now return you to your regularly scheduled program.

Nice Birdy

A northwest Dallas homeowner shot and killed a would-be burglar and it was all because a pet bird said "Hello."

Police said the homeowner's bird may have saved the day by greeting the alleged burglar with "Hello" when the man walked into the back of the house in the 3600 block of Cortez Drive.

The homeowner told police he heard noise in his garage about 1:30 a.m. and checked the home's security cameras. The homeowner heard the bird's greeting and knew something was wrong, police said.

On the surveillance monitor, the homeowner spotted the intruder and called 9-1-1, police said.

He confronted the intruder and during a scuffle, he shot the would-be burglar.

15 October 2007

Schwarzenegger signs handgun bill

'While I appreciate and understand that this technology is not without limitations, I am signing this bill to provide law enforcement with an additional tool for solving crimes committed with semi-automatic handguns in California,' Schwarzenegger said in a statement.
Arnold, you don't appreciate it half as much as the bad guys do. They know for a fact that this only impacts law-abiding gun owners, and does absolutely nothing to stop bad guys. A little file will make any of these handguns just as anonymous as they are now.

Just like the useless .50-cal ban, this does nothing to prevent crime. Nonetheless, you can hear the glee of the anti-gunners, who don't really care about public safety. They just want to ban guns.

14 October 2007

We're brainwashing our children

One of the world's foremost meteorologists has called the theory that helped Al Gore share the Nobel Peace Prize "ridiculous" and the product of "people who don't understand how the atmosphere works".
And what happens amongst your fellow men of science when you disagree?

"It bothers me that my fellow scientists are not speaking out against something they know is wrong," he said. "But they also know that they'd never get any grants if they spoke out. I don't care about grants."