“I have not done anything wrong.”
Lois Lerner wants immunity in exchange for IRS testimony.
“I have not done anything wrong.”
Lois Lerner wants immunity in exchange for IRS testimony.
I never got a CCW in VA I also don’t have one in AZ, but here I can carry as the Constitution says.
Because I don’t like the idea of the gov’t knowing I carry. Now I’m happy I do that, recall the guy who the MD police harassed because he had a CCW and now we see this.
So we all saw Radley’s Balko’s story with vid on cops home-invading people, disabling their home security and lying about the events (they claimed they knocked before entering, for instance, but you can see them knock and storm in with no pause) , the people they wanted weren’t there and it was credit card fraud, not some violent felon.
So now we find out why they home-invaded that way. One of the people in the house had a CCW, he was not one of the people they wanted.
But citing the fact that one of the occupants in the house — Justin Ross — had applied and was approved for a gun permit is probably most disturbing of all. First, hardened criminals who are a threat to kill cops tend not to be the sort of people who bother with permits, or to register their firearms with the government.
Exactly. Law-abiding gun owners abide by the law. If they had knocked, he would have let them in if they had a warrant.
So in other words, the cops are attacking the homes of people who legally carry guns. As Radley (who left Reason for the Puff Hos and now the Wash Post but who’s totally not a leftist libertarian) says,
But it’s much more likely that Justin Ross might feel the need to defend himself upon hearing unidentified parties break down two doors, followed by the sight of several armed men in his home. Indeed, that’s very nearly what happened.
They’re courting a Cory Maye scenario, cops busted in, they claimed they yelled cops, he claimed they didn’t, he killed on of the black-clad home invaders and was on death row for a decade before he was pardoned, not declared innocent.
Mother fucking mother fuckers.
That’s my scariest scenario, some tactical operators acting tactically home-invade me without announcing who they are and I shoot one.
Or worse, they shoot me. I hate when that happens.
First, the odd.
This is very odd. I thought all of America was a Constitution Zone, I didn’t realize we had Constitution-free zones.
District Judge Edward Korman, a US federal judge, has reaffirmed an Obama administration policy granting officials the authority to search Americans’ laptops, citing a controversial premise that makes citizens within 100 miles of the border eligible for a police check.
So there’s a 100 mile area along the border where the Constitution does not apply.
How the fuck does a federal judge who is supposed to decide on the Constitutionality of stuff say that the Constitution does not apply in America?
I know it’s not new, but it pisses me off every fucking time. If more Americans knew about it (Minitrue isn’t covering it until we have a GOP pres) I think there’d be some problems. But then, I’m an eternal optimist.
This is very odd, I’m praising sports writers.
Another year, another Good On Ya Baseball Hall of Fame voters.
The cheating sacks of shit like Sosa, McGwire, Bonds and the rest of the steroid crew did not make the cut.
I do think McGriff should make it, the crime dog was a good player, but the steroid freaks should not.
This is only odd for those who don’t pay attention. They’re talking about how there are good and bad jihadis in Syria.
That idea, of course, is why the middle east sucks so badly. Jordan thinks all jihadis suck so they don’t have the problems Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and the rest have.
A partial list of jihadis in Syria.
Barish listed the participants as the following: “the Syrian Revolutionaries Front, including the Farouq Brigade, the Union of the Syrian Clans, 11 other factions, and defected fighters from other brigades; the Islamic Front, with the Ahrar al-Sham in Raqqa, Maskana, and Manbaj, Souqour al-Sham, and al-Tawhid, which has a significant presence in Aleppo; the Jihadis’ Army; and the Nour al-Din Zinki Brigade.”
…large groups of the Islamic Front, Ahrar al-Sham, Jabhat al-Nusra, and some FSA brigades are participating in Raqqa battles against ISIS.
It’s a dogs’ breakfast of jihadi assholes all fighting like scorpions in a bottle.
I will say, that ISIS is an even funnier acronym than the MILFs in the Philippines.
First, Isis is a pagan god. I thought jihadis kill people who worship pagan gods.
Second, it’s the name of Archer’s spy group. I look forward to KAOS (Kill All Onbelievers Squad) popping up next.
Well, that’s the odd. Let’s get to the sod. In honor of CO, some grass below the fold. (more…)
That means almost 30% are not working as google tells me there are 313.9 million Americans.
wikipedia google, 20% are below 14 while 13% are above 65 so 100-20-13=67.
So, taking out 14 and 15 year olds leaves us 65% (Kentucky bourbon windage).
65% of 314 million is 204 million or so.
Take out 92 Million and that means that somewhere 55% of working-age adults are supporting the rest of working age Americans and non-working age Americans.
Yeah, I know those above working age paid into SS, but that money is long gone, it’s coming from the current crop of working Americans. I also know that those on unemployment paid in, but again, that money is long gone. The “Lock-Box” on all that stuff is kept in Nancy Pelosi’s basement where she keeps her heart and a bunch of IOUs.
Once you’re used to being broke, you can “make” more money from welfare stuff than you can from going to work so expect more and more of that 55% to go Galt.
Further, 100%-30 (unemployed)-20 (young)-13(old)=37%.
Take off our bourbon approved 2% and you have somewhere 35% of Americans supporting everybody else.
That doesn’t make it any less fucking endy.
I just don’t see how that can last very long while our moral, political, economical and social betters are spending $1 trillion more a year than they’re taking in.
I figure what will happen is that somewhere around QE 56 we’ll have Weimar/Zimbabwe level of inflation or they’ll just have to reduce all types of welfare, unemployment and social security.
Either way, the riots start. My old plan was to head for the Catskills, but that’s pretty far. I don’t know the Superstitions (near where I live in AZ), but I know there are lakes and a river there so that’s where I’m heading. Ask for Veeshir if you come.
*Now, the .gov link say something above 60% or so of working age adults are working, the discrepancy is probably some mix of my windage, them not counting people who are disabled or otherwise not able to work and .gov just flat out lying.
A little dose of reality.
Some are talking about a generational rejection of the liberal agenda. Call me unconvinced.
Latest RCP average of the generic congressional vote.
If the manifest failure of the namesake project of the liberal god-king Obama is not enough to get Republicans better than parity with Democrats, doesn’t that mean we’re still screwed?
We’re going a $trillion more in debt each year and they’re arguing over whether it’s a little over a trillion or a little under a trillion dollars.
So the question:
Am I the only one who, except for barrycades, is utterly uninterested in what the politicians are doing in relation to the shutdown?
Update, speaking of barrycades.
A Kentucky teen with a deadly illness came to the city to fulfill a lifelong dream: to climb the steps of the Statue of Liberty
You know what happened next. At least they didn’t arrest her.
I’m seeing stray reports that GOP House members are talking about shifting from the continuing resolution to the debt ceiling. While I appreciate the never-say-die sentiment, this makes zero sense.
The debt ceiling is a bigger bomb than the CR. If the Vichy Republicans are unwilling to have a little ol’ government shutdown over the CR, they will absolutely shit their pants at the prospect of hitting the debt ceiling.
It ain’t happening. The CR is the only way we’re going to get any significant concessions.
And, of course, the federal government is here to help.
Because if we were to help ourselves, by, say, flying drones over the flood areas to create damage maps, that would be bad.
In the wake of the recent floods in Colorado, Falcon UAV has spent the last three days providing volunteer aerial services to the Boulder County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and the Incident Management Team (IMT). On Thursday afternoon while all National Guard aircraft were grounded due to weather Falcon UAV was proud to have been the only aircraft that was able to take flight to support the flood efforts in Lyons.
Early Saturday morning Falcon UAV was heading up to Lyons to complete a damage assessment mapping flight when we received a call from our Boulder EOC point of contact who notified us that FEMA had taken over operations and our request to fly drones was not only denied but more specifically we were told by FEMA that anyone flying drones would be arrested.
A certain cob-logger may or may not remember driving through the town of Lyons on the way to Estes Park a few years go. Lyons is fairly well destroyed*, and the road that we drove up to Estes Park is closed indefinitely; there’s some doubt as to whether Highways 34 and 36 will be able to be repaired before snow prevents further work.
Of course, the WBC is planning on picketing Boulder because the fags brought the floods upon Colorado. What their rationalization for Weld and Larimer Counties, two of the most conservative, God-fearing counties in the state, flooding, is beyond me.
*The third picture is the garage of one of my fake pretend internet friends. I offered him the use of my sump pump when I heard his house had flooded, when I saw that picture I realized how absolutely ridiculous that was.