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An offer for Louisville Metro area residents.

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(Benefactor Member of the NRA, member of KC3, former NRA firearms instructor, former Ky CCDW instructor)

Email me if you are interested in taking me up on this offer. Five (5) people already have.

June 21, 2008

The next time someone says "network migration"...

I will be running away, screaming.

June 16, 2008

Associated Press: Standards coming for using quotes in blogs

Saul Hansell in the New York Times reports Associated Press will

"attempt to define clear standards as to how much of its articles and broadcasts bloggers and Web sites can excerpt without infringing on The A.P.’s copyright."

and

On Friday, The A.P. issued a statement defending its action, saying it was going to challenge blog postings containing excerpts of A.P. articles “when we feel the use is more reproduction than reference, or when others are encouraged to cut and paste.” An A.P. spokesman declined Friday to further explain the association’s position.

Looks like the AP Police will be monitoring blogs. This should be interesting.

June 11, 2008

Liz sees the light

On Simply Stating the Obvious, Liz posts about castle doctrine in Ohio, and "blood in the streets".

When Ohioans were first allowed to carry concealed weapons, I thought “Oh, goody! Now watch people shooting each other down on the street.” But that didn’t happen. In fact, according to the Toledo Blade in 2004 (when the law was passed) the violent crime rate increased only slightly, then began a steady decline in 2005 and 2006. And I’ve yet to see an Old West type shoot-out in my area (where gangs are few and hunters are many).

I am actually coming around to the thought that maybe violent crime is more deterred by what the potential may be carrying than any kind of punishment the offenders might face. A mugger now has no idea if that woman walking alone is carrying a big gun and will, most likely (barring desperation for a hit of their favorite drug), think twice before approaching her. However, there is a slight rise in home invasions.

Would that all approached this with such an open mind...

I've always wondered...

Just what kind of "Reverend" Jesse Jackson is. This statement from his son tells me all I need to know.

“I cried all night. I’m going to be crying for the next four years. What Barack Obama has accomplished is the single most extraordinary event that has occurred in the 232 years of the nation’s political history... The event itself is so extraordinary that another chapter could be added to the Bible to chronicle its significance.” Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr.

June 10, 2008

Welfare Healthcare...

Guy calls into Hugh Hewitt's radio show this evening and says why don't we call it Welfare Healthcare instead of Universal Healthcare.

I like that. Spread the word.

June 9, 2008

Obama was selected, not elected.

Actually, the first sentence says it all.

Words mean nothing to liberals. They say whatever will help advance their cause at the moment, switch talking points in a heartbeat, and then act indignant if anyone uses the exact same argument they were using five minutes ago.

When Gore won the popular vote in the 2000 election by half a percentage point, but lost the Electoral College -- or, for short, “the constitutionally prescribed method for choosing presidents” -- anyone who denied the sacred importance of the popular vote was either an idiot or a dangerous partisan.

But now Hillary has won the popular vote in a Democratic primary, while Obambi has won under the rules. In a spectacular turnabout, media commentators are heaping sarcasm on our plucky Hillary for imagining the “popular vote” has any relevance whatsoever.

It's the exact same situation as in 2000, with Hillary in the position of Gore and Obama in the position of Bush. The only difference is: Hillary has a much stronger argument than Gore ever did (and Hillary's more of a man than Gore ever was).

read it all here...

June 6, 2008

Yeehawwwww...

From the PatriotPost.us

This week’s ‘Braying Jackass’ award

“It’s all politics. It’s all about the bias of the media for Obama... I’m telling ya, all it’s doing is driving her supporters further and further away—because they know exactly what it is—this has been the most rigged coverage in modern history.” —Bill Clinton

It must be so. If anyone in this United States know anything about rigged, it would be Bill Clinton.

I have had the opportunity to speak with several Hillary supporters this week, and to the man and woman, they all swear they would cut off their hands before they would vote for Obama. If the Obama/Clinton "Dream Ticket" doesn't materialize, it looks as though huge numbers of Dems won't be casting an Obama vote in November. I wonder if the Clintonista's might run their own Operation Chaos?

June 5, 2008

He's a good boy, he is!

(in the Courier-Journal)

This past Tuesday two young men (both 19, the Courier-Journal keeps calling them teens, which while technically correct belies the fact they are legal adults), one with a weapon, were shot by a homeowner after breaking into the man's home around 5pm. One died at the scene, and the other died several hours later.

There was a struggle. The homeowner was injured. No charges have been filed, but the case will be reviewed by the Commonwealth's Attorney.

Earl Springer, the man who died at the scene of the crime, had a record. Desmond Deshawn Turner apparently did not.

Jefferson County court records show that Springer was arrested May 23 on charges of trafficking in a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence. He had been released on his own recognizance and had a court hearing set for June 16.

In May 2007, Springer was convicted of carrying a concealed deadly weapon and sentenced to 60 days in jail, which was conditionally discharged.

No records were found for Turner.

Turner's family members spent yesterday seeking answers about the incident, said Calvin Roach, Turner's uncle.

"It's just so far from his character," Roach said. "It's very disturbing, and we just want the true story. We just have a lot of questions."

When one is looking for the “true story”, the facts are a good place to start. Let’s list a few.

  • Mr. Springer had a criminal record. Mr. Turner was in his company. One of them was armed.
  • Mr. Springer and Mr. Turner were in a man’s home, and apparently, since the police are calling it a break-in, they were not invited.
  • There was a struggle in which the homeowner was injured and Mr. Springer and Mr. Turner were shot.
  • The homeowner has not been charged.

A reasonable person could come to some fairly solid conclusions from these facts.

The protestations of good character and intentions from the families of those slain while committing a crime are so familiar as to be past clich├ęd. This may have been Mr. Turner’s first involvement in crime, but the odds are against it.

“My child/grandchild/nephew, etc. could NEVER do that,” is something I heard often when I served as an EMT on a rural rescue squad. Even when a victim’s blood was spattered head to toe on a “suspect”, a parent had to be restrained from fighting a Kentucky State Trooper while yelling, “He’s a good boy! He didn’t do it!”

One thing is certain. Young men and women who have never had to stand responsible for their actions while a child are morally handicapped and poorly prepared for the real world, which occasionally insists upon it.

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