of the proudest things of my three years in office is helping to
restore a sense of respect for America around the world, a belief that
we are not just defined by the size of our military.”Barry
Jen Psaki, with her idiot grins, banal defenses of the indefensible, contrived statements and stupid signs, is the biggest overpaid, useless asshole in The Regime since Jay Carney. I doubt she could sell beer in Bavaria. Lt. Col. Gen. Tailgunner dick
For all practical
federal judge’s weekend ruling that overturned local laws prohibiting
District of Columbia residents from carrying guns outside of their
homes has opened the door for non-residents to tote handguns into the
city and has made it potentially easier for members and staffers to
transport firearms across the District to the Capitol.
D.C. police have been ordered not to arrest people for carrying pistols
and deadly weapons in public. Washingtonians can still face criminal
charges for carrying unregistered firearms and ammunition, but the
millions of people who visit the nation’s capital are exempt from those
provisions under an order from Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L.
Lanier. The chief’s guidance effectively put the District’s firearm
regulations, at least for non-residents, on a par with the most
permissive gun jurisdictions in the country. D.C. police got additional
guidance from Lanier on Monday afternoon. She clarified that the ruling
applies only to handguns, not long guns or shotguns that are still
illegal, and that committing crimes with handguns remains illegal.
For non-residents, legal possession of a handgun in D.C. is based on
the laws of their home jurisdiction, meaning D.C. police will be
responsible for knowing and enforcing licensing and permitting
restrictions from around the country. Lanier noted that additional
information on gun laws in other states will be forthcoming and said
that in the meantime, officers can call a 24-hour information line.
Lanier’s orders came in response to Judge Frederick Scullin Jr.’s July
26 ruling in Palmer v. District of Columbia that D.C.’s complete ban on
the carrying of handguns in public is unconstitutional. In the 19-page
decision, Scullin wrote that he was stopping enforcement of the law
“unless and until” the city adopted a constitutionally valid licensing
In her follow-up guidance to officers, Lanier nodded to the confusion.
“Unfortunately, this ruling has left many unanswered legal questions
that are currently being reviewed by the [Office of the Attorney
General],” she stated.
Federal laws and a portion of D.C. code still prohibit people from
carrying weapons on Capitol grounds, according to Capitol Police
spokeswoman Lt. Kimberly Schneider. But members and staffers already
have weapons privileges for the Capitol campus dating back decades.
Although the D.C. prohibition against firearms was put into place in
1975, members of Congress and their staffs have the legal right to bear
arms on the Hill. Capitol Police Board regulations established in 1967
permit members and their aides to transport licensed firearms on the
Capitol grounds in the course of carrying out their official duties,
provided the weapons are “unloaded and securely wrapped.”
Although the regulations expressly prohibit weapons on the floor of
either chamber, as well as in the adjacent lobbies, cloakrooms and
galleries, individual members can “maintain firearms within the
confines of [their] office.”
Before Lanier issued her order on Sunday, members and aides might have
had to violate District law to transport a handgun to the Hill.
“Easing gun restrictions in the District of Columbia whether by court
ruling or by regulation, certainly eases the way weapons are
transported through the District,” said a former high-ranking Capitol
Hill law enforcement official who spoke on background about the
potential impact of the law.
On Monday afternoon, D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan filed a
motion to stay the effectiveness of the opinion.
Alan Gura, the lawyer who argued against D.C.’s gun law on behalf of
the nonprofit Second Amendment Foundation, said the case had nothing to
do with the Hill, but he expects members of Congress will be playing
close attention to the outcome.
“As part-time residents of the District of Columbia,” Gura told CQ Roll
Call, members can now enjoy “a greater measure of freedom in their
lives,” thanks to the ruling.
The Supreme Court’s 5-4 District of Columbia v. Heller decision made
clear that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to gun
ownership within the home. It also recognized that guns may be banned
or controlled in certain “sensitive places,” including schools and
Gura thinks a legal challenge to the federal and local laws prohibiting
people from carrying guns on the Capitol grounds would be “far-fetched”
under the Heller precedent and said it wasn’t a case he would argue.
Republicans in Congress have tried to overturn the city’s gun laws, to
the outrage of locally elected officials.
D.C. Councilmember David Catania, a mayoral candidate running as an
independent, said in a statement that strong gun control laws are
critical to the District’s public safety, “a fact supported by the ban
on possessing guns in federal buildings, on the grounds of the U.S.
Capitol, and Congressional office buildings.”
“Having more guns on our streets does not make us safer and a rushed
roll back of our laws will only result in confusion and create
additional challenges for law enforcement in the District,” he said.
“Once again, the democratic will of District residents and their
elected leadership is being marginalized and threatened by those who
know little about our city and the nearly 650,000 people who call it
Democratic mayoral nominee Muriel Bowser, who represents Ward 4 on the
D.C. Council, said the ruling was “troubling and poses a serious threat
to public safety in the District of Columbia” and vowed to fight for
gun safety legislation.
In the wake of the ruling, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., chided
Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., for his attempt to roll back gun laws in the
“With two people arrested in the last two weeks for bringing guns into
the Capitol complex, both of whom were charged under D.C.’s carry law,
Representative Massie can no longer hide behind that D.C. law,” she
said in a statement. “The only thing standing between guns and the
Capitol now is a federal law. Will Rep. Massie be consistent and
finally try to overturn a law he has legitimate, direct jurisdiction
Norton said she expects the District to appeal the decision, which goes
beyond what the Supreme Court has held. The U.S. Circuit Court of
Appeals for the District of Columbia has upheld the constitutionality
of three of the District’s four major gun laws, she pointed out.
Massie told CQ Roll Call he was encouraged by the judge’s decision.
“In fact, his ruling strikes down a provision of the DC Firearms
Registration Amendment Act of 2008, which I specifically referenced in
the text of my successful amendment on July 16th,” Massie said in an
email. “Clearly, Ms. Norton and the Mayor missed the mark when they
asserted that my legislative effort to restore a fundamental human
right was an overextension of congressional authority.”
He cited Article I, Section 8, Clause 17 of the Constitution as
evidence of authority over D.C.’s legislative matters, and said the
ruling “re-affirmed my assertion that the peoples’ right to keep and
bear arms cannot be denied by any locality or state.”
like deadly botulism, must grow in a vacuum"-TRKOF
the weapons are “unloaded and securely wrapped.” If wrapped with a securely attached handle, the bundle will make a more effective club.
Catania - ...strong gun control laws are critical to the District’s public safety, “a fact supported by the ban on possessing guns in federal buildings, on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol, and Congressional office buildings.” A fact borne out by the lack of murders in the Capitol building. (other crimes are on the increase, however) In the other 99% of the District - "Outside of the killings, DC has one of the lowest crime rates in the country." - Mayor Barry 'nuf said. Lt. Col. Gen. Tailgunner dick
In my not so humble opinion, the primary reason for the banning of guns in Washington, DC is to keep the citizens there from using them on various and sundry elected politicians, who shall remain nameless for obvious reasons. (They know who they are.)
up my fixed Quad
Core from Computer Geek JW this morning, and am now waiting for my new
disk drive to get here. JW also donated a Windows 7 Pro install
I know what you're saying, "Whoa Rodge, we sure do miss reading in
detail about your computer woes, and how they've been fkng you over
lately. Can't you at least find a few minutes to tell us
Well, okay. I haven't let moss grow under me old mouse pad this past
First I bought MoSup a HP
(recon from Woot. $200). That thing was heavier than a granite
ball, but the 14" Way Hi_Def screen was awesome. I figured it
loaded it with stuff MoSup likes and she actually quite liked it.
morning came and it wouldn't start. HP suggested that I open it
do things with the drive, etc.; I sent it back to Woot.
Then I bought her a HP
Pavilion 23-b010 All-in-One Desktop PC (recon
from Woot for $300). The 23 inch screen impressed her, but at
point she was tired of it all. She has her desktop, a gen 1 iPad,
a Kindle. She could prolly live with just the Pad and
Kindle. I don't
know if I'll send it back yet.
I will say that Window's 8 is
a revelation. Total departure from anything MS has put out
What they're doing is following the Apple template (where you have to
have a MS Store ID to ad apps. I sort of like it.
What I don't like is the 1.3Gb processor (not replaceable) and 4
GB ram (will take 16). What I really
is the flimsy burner drive that took a full hour to install PS Pro
Plus, I don't really know what to do with it. If I was a
leave it on the kitchen table, where it is now, and not have anyone
complaing that we have too many computers in too many places.
Oh, one more thing. That "Morning Girl" above? I truly
admire her humor, her sense of adventure, and her "don't give me that liberal crap" spirit (all
of which I sense). But,
this girl, Laura
HFS! She sailed a 42 foot boot around the globe at age 14
person ever to do that). A snip of the fascinating
that adventure is
here; and full on NetFlix.
like deadly botulism, must grow in a vacuum"-TRKOF
Gee, Rodge, I did a dual installation of Linux MINT 17 alongside a Vista OS (just in case) and I'll NEVER go back to Windows again. SWMBO's laptop has Windows 8 on it and she's had nothing but trouble.
Libre Office, Banshee, and all the other free software out there just kicks Bill Gates in the 'nads.
Thanks, Rodge, for giving me the confidence to do this. I figured if you could do it it was so easy a caveman could do it.
This seems somewhat exaggerated to me. But then, I don't ever wear pants.
Last year I mentioned to a Northern friend how easy it is to control our weight down here in South Florida. She was very interested in our activities and said she would immediately like to lose XX pounds. I asked why.
I can't help but remember the country girls' technique of my youth. They would buy a pair of jeans they could take a dip into a stock tank. They'd wear the jeans until they dried out and shrunk to fit. Of course if they grew some they'd be carrying a pair of pliers so they could zip up after going to the bathroom.
history of this publication goes back further than any of us will
remember….Throughout the history of this book, it has been called many
different things, ranging from Band Bible, Song Publication, and even
The Unofficial OSUMB Handbook. The songs in this “item that does not
exist” have been passed down from generation to generation during
I-dots, bus trips, Beer Busts, and the occasional bored sober free
time….Take it with you on trips and to parties….But never leave this
out of your sight.
Tic Multiple witnesses stated that a special newsletter named “Trip
Tic” was produced by an anonymous member for away game trips. Two
copies of the newsletter were distributed to each marching row.
According to most witnesses, this publication included disparaging
information about members and sexually explicit content, including
sexual activities of members. Two witnesses stated that some issues
included females and males listed by attractiveness ratings. One
witness stated that an issue included a “Marry, Fuck, Kill” list.
List all the Members of Row in descending order from deepest box to
largest penis. Explain your reasoning in 2 to 3 sentences.
days, hours, minutes, and seconds (all separately) the
countdown to the M*ch*gan game.
If you were gay
(or straight if you are already gay) who in the band would you be gay
(or straight) with? Why?
Write a short
story using the following words/phrases: BOX, hammy situation, lettuce,
navy hymn, virgin, brown noise, snookie, special place, Aahsome,
syphilis, cumblood, bale of hay, flash mob, Elvis, “Give ‘em Hell!”, to
be late…, Jerry Sandusky, twat, face
Please draw the
female reproductive organs with arrows detailing what each part is used
for. Be as clear as possible
Create and draw
a sex position for fat people. Use detailed images
(including facial expressions), words (sound efects) descriptions, etc.
There should be steps to the process, as if teaching someone your sex
As a result of this INVESTIGATION
REPORT / Complaint against Jonathan Waters, Director of the OSU
Marching Band - he was fired.
the handbook offers a very representative selection of bawdy
drinking songs, like; My
Grandfathers Cock (Tune My Grandfathers Clock), Ten Tons of Titty (Tune These
Things Remind Me of You), Clitoris
(Tune: Oscar Meyer Theme), and On
the Floor Again (Tune: On the Road Again)
The Terps certainly have their work cut out for them, trying to live up
to this high standard. And we thought the UVA pep band was
As a fan of a B1G rival to osu, I will concur with Ralph Gizzip. Their band is freaking talented as hell. They do the most incredibly tough halftime shows and other bands, though very good in their own right, don't come close. This is the only area I will ever compliment the enemy on and it is richly deserved.
Never been any different there... My wife tried to get in back in the mid-70s and was directly told "you can sign up and come to class but you WILL be failed as we DO NOT allow women into the OSU marching band." She played sousaphone and instrument storage was in the basement but only the men were given keys to the elevator requiring carrying them up 4 flights of stairs to the practice room.
What kind of training would the Feds give them?
The Feds will not let this happen without formal
they might start apprehending members of the officially sanctioned
cartel smuggling operation. Without training they very well might
arrest the wrong drug smugglers, thereby directly affecting the
Governments Bottom Line, and The War on Drugs in a negative way for
Government at all Levels.
might be the only one on this thread that might agree with the Slimes,
but for completely different reasons.
not worried about "potentially fatal encounters with illegals"...I'm
thinking more along the lines of a bad precedent being set. Namely, the
same argument for deploying troops along the border of TX can (and
would, do you trust Gov. 'Moonbeam' Brown?) be used by other state
governors to deploy troops against protesters at "Send the @$#@$@
illegals home" rallies.
You're absolutely correct on the ROE. That'll tell
Truly, we're living in interesting times.
like deadly botulism, must grow in a vacuum"-TRKOF
Last time I looked, Nat'l Guard belonged to the governors, until and unless they are federalized. Guardsmen are trained, by the same folks who train the Regular forces; many Guard units are combat veterans of the WOT. As to the second comment, Guard troops have been deployed by State and Fed govt against rioters - Watts, Detroit, MLK riots, peace marches in the 60's. What's the big deal? Because a Republican governor is doing it? I'm sure the NYT would think it just fine if Moonbeam sicced them on a Tea Party meeting. Lt. Col. Gen. Tailgunner dick
FWIW, some think posse comitatus prevents the Guard from doing anything more than admin tasks like in the last Guard border callup, where the Guard was not armed and had no arrest powers. I was in the Washington DC NG '67-70, and since it was the NG of a Federal District, we were in fact Federal troops. We were called up for state occasions and also for every riot and peace demonstration that hit DC in that period. For all the riots and peace demos: 1. We were armed to the teeth, although newspapers tried to infer we were not, and we had ROE's that allowed lethal force under certain conditions, and 2. We were sworn by the mayor of DC as Special Police and had arrest powers. Unless Buraq federalizes the Texas Guard, Gov Perry, as their commander, can allow them to be armed and can give them arrest powers assuming there's no conflict in Texas law. Lt. Col. Gen. Tailgunner dick
Posse comitatus only applies to troops in federal status (i.e., acting under Title 10 U.S.C.) The National Guard, when called up by a governor, falls under Title 32, and since they're not federalized, posse comitatus does not apply. They then can assume whatever duties the governor gives them, including law enforcement. However, if the Feds activate the Guard, then they're operating under Title 10, and posse comitatus applies. They cannot do law enforcement directly, but they can provide support to law enforcement (logistics, communications, etc.).
Then there's the money angle. If a governor calls out the Guard, the state has to pay for them. That gets pricey in a hurry. That's why Gov. Perry has been after Obama to call up the Guard -- so the Feds pick up the tab.
Alex Kozinski, chief judge of the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals, calls the current system "inherently flawed" and says states that want to execute inmates should return to more "primitive—and foolproof—methods" of execution, NBC reports. "The guillotine is probably best but seems inconsistent with our national ethos," he writes. "And the electric chair, hanging, and the gas chamber are each subject to occasional mishaps. The firing squad strikes me as the most promising. Eight or 10 large-caliber rifle bullets fired at close range can inflict massive damage, causing instant death every time." [Full]
Actually, the Brits - when they were at the top of their game - probably had the best idea.
like deadly botulism, must grow in a vacuum"-TRKOF
My druthers for punishment of heinous crimes such as rape, murder, arson resulting in death, terrorism, and similar or related assaults on people who did not deserve disfiguration, debilitation, or death has always included a proviso by which the victim(s) or NOK(s) of the victim(s) figure significantly into the time, place, and manner of the just desserts.
I would have no objection to allowing the spouse, parent, child, or sibling of a murder victim choose and carry out the punishment by whatever means seems most appropriate.
If the NOK or victim elects NOT to participate in inflicting pain or dismemberment or death upon a perpetrator, volunteers should be sought from the general public. I'm fairly certain that our prison systems can find adequate numbers of sociopaths or psychopaths to bludgeon assholes to death or surgically remove the tallywhackers of rapists with claw hammers or eviscerate terrorists with a circular saw.
You're hinting at a few important societal issues here, Rodge. Let's lay them on the table.
Executions are essential, because some people are too dangerous to be set loose in public. Caging humans for life is inhumane and far more savage than imposing a quick death.
Executions should never be cloaked. Unless they are staged as an educational public spectacle, the decades of effort and expense are all but wasted. There are no privacy issues because the dead guy has no further concerns about his privacy. This applies to lesser crimes as well. For example, when police attempt to snatch a camera, they should be given one free. And be forced to eat the entire device in the public square. Naturally some long-term dental problems and short-term breathing problems may ensue. Don't do the crime if you can't do the time.
Of course there will always be problems with trying to perform executions by non-lethal drugs. So let's just stop using narcotics that are designed to produce blissful unconsciousness rather than death.
Firing squads are always better guillotine executions: More noise and less mess. Plus, government employees get confused keeping the right heads and bodies together for internment. Firing squads also offer much more opportunity for public involvement. Never a shortage of volunteers.
Even with volunteers, I feel there are moral and practical issues with assigning members of the public a duty to kill. Instead, we should put this task to the condemned themselves. Once sealed into an execution chamber, they should be given all the time they need to beg God's forgiveness and push their own button. Automatic in situ cremation would be a nice feature to remove any concerns about efficacy of the execution.
Opponents of the Death Penalty make the valid point that execution is often falsely applied and uncorrectable. We must face this criticism squarely. Any policeman or prosecutor who manufactures false evidence or withholds exculpatory evidence contributing to an unjust execution is a 1st degree murderer and should be executed too. If they can't bear that standard of performance, they can get a real job.
I say we hang the perp (after being found guilty by a jury of his peers) by his ankles. Then, give all the NOKs fungo bats and let them have at it. If there are no NOKs, then randomly select half a dozen citizens down at the welfare office waiting for their SNAP cards to do their duty. Crime rates would drop overnight and the police could enjoy their doughnuts at Dunkin's in peace.
In a perfect world, criminals would be punished for their capitol crime during the attempt.
Since the world isn't perfect, we make do, and the best methods of a quick, painless execution - such as dropping a 70 ton block of concrete on a criminal - are usually too messy for polite folks to witness.
Fly the condemned 400 miles offshore, dump them off the ramp with parachute, then it's up to nature. No killing, no witnesses, no Monday morning quarterbacking about how long or how botched the execution was. Condemned who are realists will decline the parachute. Progs can't object because it's recycling at its best; ashes to ashes, dust to fish food. Lt. Col. Gen. Tailgunner dick
In one of Robert Heinlein's books, he wrote of a society that punished wrong-doers with a judicial infliction of EXACTLY the same crime they had committed. The example given was a man who had hit a pedestrian, causing the necessary amputation of one leg. The state had him laid out on the same stretch of highway, a car driven over his leg, made him lay there the same amount of time the victim had, and then took him to hospital to have his leg amputated. I daresay this would deter quite a number of crimes if this was applied here.
I have trouble feeling sorry for these guys who undergo an execution that is somehow "botched". After all, they had no sympathy for their victims while they were killing him or her or them. If those criminals and their apologist want sympathy, they can find it in their Funk and Wagnall's between shit and syphilis.
After the Civil War, Arkansas had a judge named Isaac Parker, aka "The Hanging Judge". If he sentenced someone to death, usually withing 24 to 48 hours later, that guy was swinging at the end of a rope. No endless appeals, no whining by bleeding heart liberals, no bullshit letters in the newspapers about what a nice guy he is, and, for damn sure, no 25 years after conviction and sentencing to the actual execution of lying around living off the taxpayer in relative comfort. Juts a short walk from the courtroom to the gallows. That should be the norm today.
Old testament (and present day middle east) stonings were done so that no single member of the community could be singled out as the executioner. No rocks bigger than a fist, etc so the whole community had to participate and the whole community was the executioner. No angst over who dealt the fatal blow because everybody contributed. If the crime was a threat to society, society dealt the punishment.
Sunday's episode, as Breitbart TV explained, two of the characters
crashed a Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) fundraiser at the George W. Bush
Presidential Library that they said only lets in "a**sholes." The
fundraiser ended up turning into a bloodbath:
While HBO's Award winning "True Blood" a popular vampire drama has had
a long-running narrative with the bad guys cast as southern
conservative politicians, last night's episode took it a step farther,
calling Ted Cruz supporters a**holes and offensively referring to
conservative woman in eveningware as "republic**ts"
When two of the main characters, vampires Eric Northman and Pam De
Beaufort, are planning to crash a fictional fundraiser for Sen. Ted
Cruz (R-TX) held at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas
they are warned “They only let in a**holes.”
While dressing for the event in cowboy hats and Western evening attire
Pam De Beaufort says "Oh my God I'm a republic**t"
And finally De Beaufort enters the gala proclaiming "Of all the horrible things I've seen in
the last hundred years this could be the most disturbing."
is owned by Time Warner, and is a flagship Progressive Politics media
laboratory. Lefties fired from their alphabet channel venue,
because of outrageous leftist screed, are routinely picked up and
nourished by this cable channel —Bryant
Gumbel, Bill Maher, et.al. But guess what? Pam De Beaufort will
find this terrifyingly disturbing.
At any rate, I've been looking to cancel my Verizon cable premium
channels, and this will get me off my duff. By the by, look for
in congress to try and block Murdoch's takeover of TW. Losing
control of media messaging is truly a stake in their hearts.
Hmmm, considering that the stock holders in Time Warner, esp. the institutional investors, are probably not all that thrilled with the decline in advertising revenue there is probably some puckering in the pants in Hollywood.
So what is a Republic**t? I find it hard to believe that Sarah Palin would associate herself with the word "cunt" - since Bill Maher said "there is no other word for her" during one of his routines in 2011.
The Sopranos is still running? Srlsy. I had no idea. They lost me during one of the, seemingly yearly, salary demand delays, and the entire cast -- the late Gandolf included-- began with the Hollywood political posturing.