Monday, 30 June 2008

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Making their little heads explode is so much fun


Can you say “cognitive dissonance,” boys and girls?

In San Francisco, the NRA was joined by the Washington state-based Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and a gun owner who lives in the city’s Valencia Gardens housing project as plaintiffs.

The gun owner, who is gay, says he keeps the weapon to defend himself from “sexual orientation hate crimes.”[1]   He was not identified in the complaint because he said he fears retaliation. - AP story posted at Fox News, June 28, 2008: “NRA Sues to Overturn San Francisco's Handgun Ban”
Wherein the lefties get to decide whether gun control is about “protecting the victims” or “keeping the proles under control.”

Via:  Roberta X, who was busy reading the web on Sunday so I didn’t have to.
Elsewhere:
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[1] “...In SAN FRANCISCO???!!” - comment by “Tony737” at Hot Air.  Well, yeah...

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Friday, 27 June 2008

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World Cup Quagmire!


“Neil D” at Harry’s Place notes that some “things have gone terribly badly in Iraq.”

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Tuesday, 24 June 2008

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Excuse me, but didn’t you used to be...?


“I'm sorry, you can’t transition from Raggedy Ann to Kim Possible with no intervening steps.”

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Keeping, bearing, and trusting


“Russ from Winterset” has an excellent essay on original intent and the Second Amendment over at Ace. Money quote:

...confronted with the opportunity to differentiate between different classes of weapons, the framers of the Constitution refused to play that game.  They put an unambiguous right into our Founding Document, and placed themselves at risk to citizens who might rise up to confront their possible future tyranny.  That, my friends, is putting a whole SHITLOAD of faith in the average, everyday American.
Read the whole thing.

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Monday, 16 June 2008

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Needed reminders


Two encouraging stories from Iowa:

Kathy Nelson:

Because they did the right thing, because they were responsible, they will be forgotten---and that just pisses me off.  It's yet another sign of what's wrong with this world: be an asshole, and you'll get as much media coverage as you can take, but be responsible and you'll be forgotten.

Russ from Winterset:
Next time you see some college athlete in a “revenue sport” acting like a horse’s ass, remember these kids and know that not all athletes are self-centered and spoiled.  I know that for every memory of a house or business befouled with floodwaters, there will be another warm memory of a stranger who showed up out of nowhere and asked “What can I do to help?”

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Friday, 13 June 2008

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Sometimes, things DO work out


Posts that tell a story:

Wildrun, May 14:  We are losing our muse...
Wildrun, June 9:  Blackie comes home
and
Wildrun, June 9:  I took down the previous post

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Thursday, 12 June 2008

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Tam, stop it! You’ll only encourage them!


A crack team of cybernauts will form a rapid response internet “war room” to track and respond aggressively to online rumours that Barack Obama is unpatriotic and a Muslim. - The Times

Rumors like this,
or this,
or maybe this one?

(“Crack team of cybernauts”... snork!)

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Wednesday, 11 June 2008

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Bush’s “legacy” meltdown


Having pissed off the conservatives, Our President tries to preserve his “legacy” by swinging for the fences liberals...

Amnesty for illegals... check
Re-open Israel surrender Middle East “peace” negotiations... check
Apologize for not being European enough... check
Award Donna Shalala a Medal of Freedom... check

Standard Republican end-of-term stupidity.


Elsewhere:

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Saturday, 07 June 2008

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Random Linkage - Saturday, June 7, 2008


Bringing the War Back Home Department:

“It would have torn a hole in the East End up to a-quarter-of-a-mile wide if it had exploded...” (via DG)

Fire The Engineers Department:
I have no problem with a computer on the process control subnet reporting information to a computer on the business subnet.

I have a BIG problem with a computer on the business subnet being able to modify and corrupt data in a computer on the process control subnet.
 - “Ungrounded Lightning,” commenting at Slashdot


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Friday, 06 June 2008

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Meryl has a kitten...


...(as I’ve mentioned before).

Meryl also has a laptop.

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