Open Thread, Monday 8 April 2013

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Fearless and Devout Catholic Christian First, Loving Husband and Father Second, Pissed-Off Patriot Third, Rocket Engineer Dork Last.
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25 Responses to Open Thread, Monday 8 April 2013

  1. freedom1781 says:

    Sad day today. The Iron Lady has passed away.

    Margaret Thatcher Dies After Stroke
    http://news.sky.com/story/1075292/margaret-thatcher-dies-after-stroke

  2. Communism survivor talks freedom. Hat tip: Wirecutter.

  3. Quote Of The Week: (from LA Times last week – quoted from Sodahead)

    “Frankly, I don’t know what it is about California , but we seem to have a strange urge to elect really obnoxious women to high office. I’m not bragging, you understand, but no other state, including Maine, even comes close. When it comes to sending left-wing dingbats to Washington, we’re number one. There’s no getting around the fact that the last time anyone saw the likes of Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, and Nancy Pelosi, they were stirring a cauldron when the curtain went up on ‘Macbeth’. The three of them are like jackasses who happen to possess the gift of blab. You don’t know if you should condemn them for their stupidity or simply marvel at their ability to form words.”

    –columnist Burt Prelutsky , LA Times

    Um… can’t help contrasting these idiots to Margaret Thatcher. –Grunt

  4. Kurt Nimmo: Feinstein saying all veterans are mentally ill and need to have 2nd Amendment stripped.
    http://www.infowars.com/feinstein-all-vets-are-mentally-ill-and-government-should-prevent-them-from-owning-firearms/

  5. solaratov says:

    From Bob Owens…a “reasonable” background-check bill ……………………

    Senate “background checks” are anything but; ban anyone but owner from touching gun at almost any time
    Written By: Bob – Apr• 08•13

    You’re a young woman at home when you hear a knock at the front door. You aren’t expecting anyone and ignore it, thinking it might be an uninvited sales call. Several minutes later you hear the back door rattle, and your heart starts pounding. You run to your bedroom and pick up the double-barrel shotgun our Uncle Joe let you borrow, check to make sure the gun is loaded, and point it at the door.

    You call 911, and wait in the corner of a locked bedroom with your gun trained on the door as you hear the thief rummaging downstairs. A miracle happens; an officer was in the neighborhood, and catches the thief red-handed.

    Your defense attorney tells you that the young felon who broke into your home was charged with breaking and entering, and he’s already back on the street. You’re facing five years in prison for having your Uncle Joe’s shotgun.

    You would have also faced the same charge if you had been shooting Uncle Joe’s shotgun on his farm, borrowed it to go hunting, touched a handgun at a gun safety class, or examined a firearm at a gun store.

    Does that sound completely insane?

    It is, but that is precisely what will happen under the Bloomberg-written Senate background check legislation being pursued by Democrat Chuck Schumer and Harry Reid, called S.649, the so-called “Fix Gun Checks Act.”

    Far from just background checks, the law bans the most common sorts of short-term “transfer,” from shooters at firing ranges “test-driving” their fellow shooters guns, to loaning a friend a firearm, to the scenario cited above, picking up a firearm to defend your life.

    The goal, as firearms expert and constitutional law professor Dave Kopel explains, is turning gun owners into felons.

    Any Democrat in the Senate who votes for this bill is aware of its provisions, and if they don’t, it is your job to get on the phone with them and burn up their emails until they do.

    Anyone who votes for this bill is voting for the most draconian gun regulation to ever been presented in the United States Senate, designed to gut the heart of the Second Amendment. This bill it poison. this bill is treason.

    Let your Senator know that you are aware of this fact, and you will hold them accountable.

    👿

    • Well, there have been a few times when I was tired of Indiana and went for a drive on I-65, too, but that was before cell phones, so I couldn’t call 911 on myself. Which is a good thing! I think I see his problem, though. His BA level was ONLY 0.09. If it had been 0.19, then he would have been too drunk to realize that he was drunk, and he would have just blamed the flat on a Sasquatch encounter like any respectable Hoosier. 🙂

      • texan59 says:

        I’m thinkin’ loser. Call your girlfriend, best bud. Anyone but the cops. I know guys with a .09 at 4:00 p.m. from the night before. This dillweed needed to spend a few hours in the pokey. Amateur. 🙄

        • I think his mistake will be more obvious after about $10,000 in costs, mandatory classes, humiliation, a year of dealing with a probation officer and possible lost license and urine tests in the presence of strangers to enforce zero drinking during probation. That will turn out to be an expensive call.

  6. Aussie says:

    Folks I need some prayers for my son and his partner. She is in hospital with high blood pressure. The baby is ok at the moment, but Ilana is very unwell.

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