Archive for June, 2009

Note to self…

June 30, 2009

inspired by the tune playing on Octane, Sirius Ch. 20:

…don’t get to be a famous singer’s girlfriend, ’cause if it doesn’t work out she’s liable to write a song about you, and how bad could THAT potentially suck?
“…You never call me when you’re soberrrrrrrr…’

On more strike against the justice system…

June 30, 2009

…right here:

Another man must serve the rest of his life in prison for killing a Houston woman who was staying at a Bossier City motel in 2005.
Dwight Keith Bacon, 25, of Shreveport, pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of second-degree murder, which carries a mandatory life sentence, according to the Caddo district attorney’s office.

Tosha Lampkin, 30, was staying at David Motel while she and cousin Tonya Douglas were visiting family.
Lampkin was carjacked from the parking lot when she left the room to get something to eat about 3 a.m. April 22, 2005.
Douglas received a call about two hours later informing her their rental car had been found in Shreveport.
It had been torched and there was a body in the trunk.
Authorities said Lampkin had been raped and was alive in the trunk when the car was torched.

Bacon, who never before had been arrested, is the second man to be sentenced to life in connection with Lampkin’s death.
Brandon Davis, 25, of Bossier City, was convicted of first-degree murder in April 2008.
He raped and killed Lampkin less than two months after completing a five-year sentence for robbing and intimidating a 75-year-old woman.

Wow, five years for robbing and intimidating a 75-year-old woman. I don’t know how there could have been any doubt that punk would have been escalating his campaign of violence toward younger and stronger members of the population sooner or later. And I know the death penalty might well not be appropriate for robbery, but why could this guy not have been locked up longer than he was? Why is it that we let these people walk free in society when they’re so obviously untrustworthy? And why do anti-gunners not have a problem with this? Why don’t they demand gasoline and lighter/match licensing and registration too? And WHY would they want to make it so hard for people like the late Tonya Lampkin and this old woman to defend themselves? The lack of a gun certainly didn’t hinder Ms. Lampkin’s killers, eh?

Oh, come on….

June 29, 2009

…that dog ain’t that ugly!

PETALUMA, Calif. — A prominent under-bite, scrunched face and floppy ears are the hallmarks of a winner.
The winner of the World’s Ugliest Dog contest, that is.
Pabst, a boxer-mix rescued from a shelter by Miles Egstad of Citrus Heights, Calif., won the annual contest on Friday at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Northern California.

Just look at him!

Come oooon, he’s just adorable! How could you not resist a face like that? Now I know exactly what I’d be doing if that was my dog. I’d be scratching him behind his ear and talking to him, “you’re a goood dog, yes you are! They say you’re the world’s ugliest dog? Well, fork them, boy, fork them right in their ear, yeeeees.”

Wow, who knew bar owners were so bigoted?

June 29, 2009

No doubt there are bar owners in other states who are just as bad, but since they’re talking about Arizona here we’ll just run with this

Frank Murray, owner of Seamus McCaffrey’s Irish Pub & Restaurant in downtown Phoenix, said he opposes the law and will prohibit his customers from coming in armed.
“It’s kind of like the Wild West days,” he said. “We’ve got enough nuts out on the street walking around with guns. We don’t need them in places with alcohol and families.”

One can only presume he’s talking about Arizona CCW holders, who are probably in the top 1 percent of the law-abiding segment of the population. And he calls them nuts. I know one Phoenix establishment I wouldn’t be patronizing anymore if I lived there. I certainly hope there are others there who see Mr. Murray’s words and feels the same way. I did find some sweet irony in the fact that his establishment is called ‘Seamus McCaffrey’s Irish Pub & Restaurant,” for as I’m sure you’re aware, more or less the same thing would have been said of Irish immigrants as they were coming to America in the mid-1800s. “Damn Irishmen, you get ’em drunk and they trash the place, and they ain’t much better sober.” Such a shame that sort of bigotry still exists today, albeit aimed at a different group of people.

Unloaded guns?

June 28, 2009

I can sort of understand this, but then again I can’t…

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A gun-toting Kentucky pastor says it’s OK to pack heat at church — at least for one day.
Ken Pagano asked his flock to bring their unloaded handguns — in holsters — to New Bethel Church in Louisville for a celebration of the Second Amendment.

I suppose baby steps might be the way to go, but still I don’t quite understand what would be less intimidating about an unloaded gun considering the gun’s only good for anything when it’s loaded. Even if it was less intimidating, I think that would be a bad way to go about it — it opens the door to, for example, handing the gun to one of your hoplophobic fellow churchgoers and saying, “Oh, it’s not loaded, don’t worry.” Rule 1 violation right there. I suppose you could pull back the slide and lock it open, but still it would be better to treat it like a loaded gun. But still, I am reminded of what an old friend has always said: “An unloaded gun ain’t nothin’ but an expensive club.” And so it would be, if someone came busting into that church with murder on their mind. I hope the members of that congregation progress to loaded guns as soon as they possibly can.

Meanwhile, a coalition of Louisville-area peace and church groups staged a gun-free event across town at the same time.

Peace groups. Yes indeed, more like slaughter enablers. Somebody oughta ask ’em about how that whole gun-free thing is working out in Iran right now.

Oh, this was so wrong….

June 27, 2009

…but so very funny!

"You keep using that word…"

June 27, 2009

“I do not think it means what you think it means.”

Iran’s hardline president lashed out anew at the United States and President Barack Obama on Saturday, accusing him of interference and suggesting that Washington’s stance on Iran’s postelection turmoil could imperil Obama’s aim of improving relations.
“We are surprised at Mr. Obama,” Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in remarks to judiciary officials broadcast on state television. “Didn’t he say that he was after change? Why did he interfere?”

Wow, Ahmadinejad thinks mere tough talk is interference? One wonders what he would say to something like, say, covert arms shipments…select-fire rifles, ammo, shoulder-launched missiles, RPGs…or what certain other groups would say…

Amnesty International called the prospect of quick trials and capital punishment for some detainees “a very worrying development.” It said Iran was the world’s No. 2 executioner after China last year, with at least 346 known instances of people put to death. The group also called on the regime to release dozens of detained journalists it said faced possible torture.

A very worrying development. One wonders what Amnesty International would propose to be done about the whole situation, considering they don’t believe in allowing the oppressed to fight back. Perhaps they think tough talk and moral suasion is going to work as well — even with people who don’t really have any morals to speak of. It must really be nice in that fantasy world.


June 26, 2009

More blogging to come later. Making more money now. Stay tuned.
Oh, and another really GREAT cut from the aforementioned Guns’n Roses record…
I think about you
Honey all the time my heart says yes
I think about you
Deep inside I love you best …

I hate to do this, but…

June 25, 2009

…comment moderation is on for the duration. I don’t do fucktards well and until the geeks develop a Remote Strangulation Protocol, this will have to do. Sorry, y’all.

"…never thought this would happen…"

June 25, 2009

Apparently they thought they’d be immune

In a Pennsylvania town that disbanded its three-member police force, Anita Gricar worries that officers from the neighboring town won’t come fast enough if she calls for help. She also misses the comfort that came from having officers who knew everyone and everything about Versailles, Pa., population 1,700.
“They knew your house, they knew when your tomatoes are red,” Gricar said.
This is what the nation’s economic crisis looks like in law enforcement. As tax revenue shrivels, police agencies that for years were bulletproof when it came to funding are tightening their belts. Some worry that criminals will take advantage of the situation.

But remember, folks, you don’t need guns, because the police will protect you!