Showing posts with label Rights. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rights. Show all posts

Monday, November 7, 2011

Ninja Librarians

My worst nightmare... government ninja librarians. I would have said zombies, but they have jumped the shark.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Minus 10 Points for Gearhog

Shame for on Gearhog for promoting the mall ninja crowd with the Concealed Weapon Badge and Case deal. It is their business and they can run it how they want, but the people that want one of these aren't usually the best ambassadors for the 2A group.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Occupy Herbstreit

Funny, funny stuff at Occupy Herbstreit

Meineke Car Care Bowl is not a living wage!!!!!!!!

ClayTravisBGID These are outstanding. RT @andrewbrink Occupy Wall Street? Don't forget to Occupy Herbstreit., Oct 13 11:20:36 from web

Flea Party (Demands) vs. Tea Party

Flea Party vs. Tea Party « Monster Hunter Nation: For a summary of what is wrong with the world today, hit Larry's link. I cannot believe the demands. Surely these are a joke. For example:
"Demand eleven: Immediate across the board debt forgiveness for all. Debt forgiveness of sovereign debt, commercial loans, home mortgages, home equity loans, credit card debt, student loans and personal loans now! All debt must be stricken from the “Books.” World Bank Loans to all Nations, Bank to Bank Debt and all Bonds and Margin Call Debt in the stock market including all Derivatives or Credit Default Swaps, all 65 trillion dollars of them must also be stricken from the “Books.” And I don’t mean debt that is in default, I mean all debt on the entire planet period."
It makes my brain hurt that anyone can even suggest that. If it weren't for Larry's commentary, I'd be dumber for having read the list of demands.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Scary Paper

Theater Professor’s Firefly Poster Declared Threatening:
"The campus police at the University of Wisconsin-Stout deserve praise, bravery medals, and $100 gift certificates to their favorite steakhouse for ripping down theater professor James Miller's Firefly poster before it could murder any students. Oh wait—not praise and etc., but ridicule."
That Constitution thing is pretty scary, too. Maybe they can snag it and burn it while they are at it.

Via Slashdot

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Slippery Slope

First they came for my detergent.
Then they came for my light bulbs.
And now they want my inhaler.

Monday, September 12, 2011

What is your name? Top Ten Replies to the TSA

As I mentioned earlier, I got selected by the TSA for additional screening and one of their super sophisticated terrorist detection mechanisms is to ask "What is your name?" Despite my disposition for being a smart ass, I answered with my name. Here are the Top Ten answers, I should have given:

10. Eric Stratton. Damn glad to meet you.
9. أنا لا أتحدث الإنجليزية. (Arabic for "I don't speak English")
8. Barack Hussein Obama
7. Bob Smith
6. John Galt
5. Death to the Infidels!
4. What do you want it to be? (With a wink.)
3. Osama bin Laden
2. Saddam Hussein
1. Is this a trick question?

Friday, September 9, 2011

And another thing...

After examining my boarding pass and drivers license, the TSA agent asked me what my name was. I'm thinking she should know after looking at those two documents, but I tell her anyway. What kinda of stupid terrorist won't know the name on their ID? Yet another effective security measure if I ever saw one.

Lottery Winner

I just won the TSA lottery and got selected for additional screening. An alarm went off after a swab of my hand was tested. (Really appreciated the giggles and chorus of "ooooo" from the dozen agents/officers/other uniformed people when the machine buzzed. At least I was quickly moved to the area, so they could go back to chitchatting.) During my fondling session, they told me some lotions will trigger the alarm. Sounds like a good system to me. I feel safer already. I didn't pitch a fit as I want to get home today, but I expressed my displeasure to several of them and used the words "ridiculous" and "security theater." The only funny part was the raised eyebrow from one of the agents when he saw them pull a couple copies of American Rifleman (trips are when I catch up on my dead tree reading) from my bag. There are pretty pictures of some Kimbers on the back.

Saturday, September 3, 2011


So a thunderstorm is within 10 miles of Neyland Stadium. They have shut the gates and told us that we cannot leave. I'm not sure if this is legal. I don't want to leave, but I am curious what rules apply.

Friday, August 26, 2011


Linoge has done it again. We need to match him up with some of these antis in a debate club showdown. (The first rule of debate club...) I hope if I keep reading his stuff, I will become wiser and more eloquent. For now, I will leave it at... ditto!

A long read, but well worth the time and it will get your neurons firing:
why are they so eager to expose their bigotry?

Monday, August 22, 2011


WizardPC is on a roll at his new blog - Guns, Cars, and Tech. While covering some familiar territory, he hits on a key point:
"I’ve had business owners tell me that posting reduces their liability. It doesn’t:

(d) Nothing in this section shall be construed to alter,reduce or eliminate any civil or criminal liability that a property owner or manager may have for injuries arising on their property."
So let's play a little logic game.

Why do businesses exist? To ensure our safety? No. To make money.

To make money, businesses cannot lose money. So, to protect themselves from lawsuits, they post signs prohibiting guns on the premises.

Except Section D above says they don't get any protection from doing that.

Therefore, if they post a sign, they don't mitigate the risk from lawsuits AND they alienate gun owning customers, therefore reducing their profit.

So it is only logical that business should not post signs prohibiting guns.

And I would like to add that...

Guns don't kill people. People kill people.
And signs don't save people. People save people.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Zuckerburg Thinks Using Real Names Creates a Polite Society

According to this article, Zuckerburg thinks requiring us to use our real names will make us play nice in the sandbox. Has he seen what people say using their real name? I don't argue that he has the right to determine how his business is run. I just think he is wrong.


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Case for Pseudonyms

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) makes the case for Pseudonyms. I do not fear for my life, but I still think there ought to be some separation between personal and public - on-line pseudonyms seem to be a reasonable method for maintaining that separation. If I started doing evil things with this blog, then there is a legal process for finding out who am. Not that it would be that hard given the various tidbits of personal information I've provided in my posts to track me down IRL.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Bad City Councilman, Bad City Councilman

Mr. Alan Schulman (Canton City Council President):

If you aren't going to address the issue of a near homicidal police officer, then I don't think you need to be talking (or whining) about anything else. And I agree with WizardPC, I don't think there is a better time or place to carry.

After hearing more about this incident, it finally clicked. I've seen that police officer...

Bonus Link: Tam - That explains rather a lot, actually.

Via Snowflakes in Hell

Friday, July 22, 2011

Bad Boys, Bad Boys

I think this video of a police stop in Canton, Ohio has a few people upset. My evidence is below the video.

From Ohioans For Concealed Carry

Matt G.
David Hardy
Ambulance Driver
Shelley Rae

Those links represent a huge chunk of my RSS feed.