Friday, March 17, 2006
Thursday, March 16, 2006
My friend tells me that the hall grew quiet, as people listened. In that silence, just about everyone in the show simultaneously arrived at the same decision, and for the next 30 seconds, all you heard was the kerplopple of steel on kydex and leather, the snips of zipties coming off, and the glorious ka shink! of a thousand people simultaneously racking rounds into chambers.
"NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 14 /U.S. Newswire/ -- A New Orleans woman is recovering from surgery this week from injuries resulting from when she was roughed-up by authorities who forced her to leave her home a week after Hurricane Katrina. Patricia Konie, 58, has filed a Federal lawsuit over the injuries and other violations of civil rights.
"My client was severely injured in a needless removal from her home," stated attorney Ashton O'Dwyer. "Patricia Konie had food, plenty of water, and a roof over her head. The police who illegally entered her home and imposed their will on a frail, middle-aged female should have been out apprehending armed, male looters instead."
Konie was greeting a reporter and photographer from a San Francisco TV station and a journalist from the London Times when police unexpectedly entered her home. When she refused to leave as ordered, they confiscated a firearm used for defense and according to Konie, "slammed" her to the ground, both displacing and fracturing her left shoulder."
One thing I wrote before and still hold to: I'm ashamed that OK National Guardsmen helped carry out this crap. And I hope those responsible- which would include the officers who told them to carry out these orders- get their ass handed to them.
Found a link to this at The High Road:
"BELLEVUE, Wash., March 15 /U.S. Newswire/ -- In a stunning reversal, the City of New Orleans revealed today to attorneys representing the Second Amendment Foundation and National Rifle Association that they do have a stockpile of firearms seized from private citizens in the wake of Hurricane Katrina."
You know, those guns that didn't exist? Those guns Mayor Dipstick and Police Chief Jackass said weren't seized? From those seizures they claimed never happened?("Never mind the video and the testimony! Ignore the man behind the curtain and listen to me!!"). I admit to not following all the details as they came along, but didn't city officials and the lawyers say- in sworn documents- that the seizures a: were not ordered and b: did not happen and c: they did NOT have any seized firearms?
I'm not a lawyer(nor do I play one on blog or tv), but I thought lying in court, and lying on sworn documents, was a big no-no. ESPECIALLY for an officer of the court like a lawyer.
What's that? It IS a big deal, you say? Well, then let's see about criminal charges as well as the civil charges already filed, why don't we?
Apparently the NO officials have been taking lessons from some of the BATF and other feds caught in the act. Lie, deny, etc., until you have no other choice than to admit the truth. Unfortunately, too many times congresscritters who secretly or blatantly want the agencies to get away with crap have set a precedent of ignoring or excusing this crap; let's hope this court doesn't put up with it.
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
ENGLAND: The day is coming when British Muslims form a state within a state
Very interesting article(found here) on what's happening there, summed up by this quote: "They believe that the British Government has capitulated to them, because it feared the consequences if it did not.
"The cartoons, you see, have not been published in this country, and the Government has been very critical of those countries in which they were published. To many of the Islamic clerics, that's a clear victory.
"It's confirmation of what they believe to be a familiar pattern: if spokesmen for British Muslims threaten what they call 'adverse consequences' – violence to the rest of us – then the British Government will cave in. I think it is a very dangerous precedent."
Very damn dangerous. A lot of people have pointed this out before; there are people and groups who see tolerance of them and their actions as weakness, and they see weakness as something to exploit. For instance, a couple of weeks ago a big march by BPMs calling for death to anybody who annoys them, and a few cops around watching; about a week later a march by people calling for defense of free speech and etc., and the cops were everywhere and a bunch of people were arrested as I recall. The Brit government has demonstrated that they're either too politically correct, too stupid or too scared(or all the above) to stand up for their own history, and the BPMs are using it against them. I've kept hoping that the British people would finally say 'enough' and stand up, but it just hasn't happened.
And at this point I doubt it will.
Sunday, March 12, 2006
And second, a fairly new place called The Lawdog Files from that part of the country known as Texas(and sometimes Baha, Oklahoma). Anyplace that starts a post with this has to be read:
"Today I would like to rant about a particularly irritating habit I've noticed developing amongst the horde of carpet-bagging, mouth-breathing, bunny-hugging, veggie-gnawing, mono-synaptic, close-minded dacoits who are tip-toeing through my fair State like a horde of lobotomized, politically-correct, apron-hanging rhinocerii."