Friday, November 28, 2014
No .22 Long Rifle ammo specials to be had in central Ohio. Not that I could discover. Oh, well. Ironically, there were several in the Birmingham area, but the guy who I tasked to pick some up turns out to have overslept. And this is the guy who wants to marry my oldest daughter. I told his father the other day that he met my minimum standards: a. He loves her. B. She loves him. C. He's a hard worker. D. He can shoot. E. He would, I have no doubt, take a bullet for her. But if he can't even be trusted to pick up a box of .22 Long Rifle, I may have to reconsider.
Now that's just plain funny. Welfare Terrorists: Arrested NBP Members Couldn’t Buy Bomb With Depleted EBT Card.
Sources close to the investigation were uncertain whether the men had the capability to carry out the plans, although the two allegedly did buy what they thought was a pipe bomb in an undercover law enforcement sting. The men wanted to acquire two more bombs, the sources said, but could not afford to do it until one suspect’s girlfriend’s Electronic Benefit Transfer card was replenished.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Stand down, my dear 100 Heads friends, I am still alive. I will be having a belated T'giving dinner with my mother tomorrow and will be free to do a meet-n-greet either Friday evening or Saturday morn. Email me if you want to get together. Am using a borrowed computer and will try to do some posting by about mid-morning tomorrow. Hope y'all had a blessed Thanksgiving. Do not forget Who it is we give thanks to.
I will be in Central Ohio -- briefly -- late today, Friday and part of Saturday. If you are in the Columbus area and are not mugged on Black Friday, drop me an email and maybe we can chat -- briefly -- within that window. As for you black-bag-job types who are tempted to stay on the clock this holiday, the guy you see moving around in my house is the house sitter and, yes, he's armed. So are the neighbors. And the cameras are up and running. Sorry to disappoint you. ;-)
It is possible to condemn rioting and lawlessness in the streets without embracing the militarized police state.
It is also possible to call into question the righteousness of Wilson's use of deadly force without embracing arson and pillage.
These are not mutually exclusive propositions.
“Today, I’m taking an action fully within my legal authority,” the president remarked in a seeming mocking dig at critics of his policy of allowing federal law to be flouted and rewarding those who break it. “I know some will call this amnesty, but don’t worry, there’s plenty of turkey to go around.”
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
It’s obvious the practice of providing physical addresses of people for whom anger exists can heighten physical dangers. Real risks also exist that persons with the same or similar names could be targeted instead. Likewise, the lives and homes of neighbors of Officer Wilson have now been put at risk by The Times' decision to narrow the hunt for him by those bent on murderous revenge, upping the probabilities for expanded violence and further rage-fueled confrontations with authorities.
"Rioting as a planned event." Ferguson: Thanks for the reminder about the need for an armed citizenry.
While Darlena Cunha writes in Time magazine a spirited "Defense of Rioting," Pravda-on-the-Potomac presents us with an analysis piece"Ferguson violence broke the mold in three ways — one of which is just unfolding no."
Monday night’s reaction to a grand jury’s decision not to indict the Ferguson police officer who killed an unarmed young black man in August consisted of peaceful protest in some places and vandalism and looting in others — a burst of violence so widely and persistently predicted that it seemed as much self-fulfilling prophecy as organic expression of rage.Spontaneous or organized, riots have sporadically pierced the social compact through two and a half centuries of this country’s struggles over equality and opportunity. But August’s violence in Ferguson broke the mold in three important ways — one of which is just unfolding now. These were rare suburban riots, racial violence coming to the very place where many Americans — both white and black — had fled after the urban unrest of the 1960s. These were the most significant explosions of racial frustration since the election of the nation’s first black president, and so Ferguson forced the country out of the fantasy that America had entered a “post-racial” era.Finally, what distinguishes Ferguson from the crowded historical catalogue of racially-motivated street violence is what has happened in recent weeks: The unseemly buildup to the announcement of the grand jury’s conclusion that no crime was committed in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown has produced an expectation of ugliness.What occurred Monday night — and may continue in the days ahead — is rioting as planned event, so pervasively predicted, so extensively prepared for as to obscure the power and meaning of the protests.
What did the experience teach anyone watching? First, that no particularly good excuse is necessary to spark social breakdown. Any old reason will do, imagined or not. Second, that the health and well-being of the cops is more precious to them than that of the citizenry (protecting the public buildings, especially police headquarters while the rest of the town burned). Third, that the health and well-being of the rioters, looters and arsonists was more precious to the cops and those who ordered them about than the lives and property of the citizenry of Ferguson, black and white.
Thank you, authorities of Missouri, for making our case about the armed citizenry.
"Along West Florissant . . . about 20 men with handguns and AR-15 rifles stood around the perimeter of the parking lot, guarding the dozen or so stores."
"Along West Florissant just north of 270, in Greystone Plaza, about 20 men with handguns and AR-15 rifles stood around the perimeter of the parking lot, guarding the dozen or so stores. . .""They estimated that 100 cars had come by throughout the night, seemingly to check the place out, but turned away. . .""Mike Cross, the owner of St. Louis Ink at the plaza, said: “There's nothing in this strip mall open, so you're going to get scrutinized.”
And what do the Reconqui... uh... PLANistas think about gun rights? They’re stumping for so-called “background checks,” that is, for the billionaire-funded confiscation-enabling registration fraud. Even gun owners in their ranks are all for more mandates and controls, like “Left-leaning political activist Launce Rake,” who opposes Constitutional carry.