Day: July 24, 2005

Fun things in the headlines…

Farrell gets restraining order
The tape is 15 minutes long, I wonder how much of this is motivated by desire to not let his adoring fans know how fast he can shoot, or just how bad of a shot he really is…

Family upset over shooting
Are they upset that they raised an idiot? Seriously, who goes out in the middle of summer, in a city that’s under a high security alert in a heavy winter jacket, gets into a fight with police (who have high powered weapons), runs away, and expects to not be treated with suspicion? No sympathy on my end, I think even the freaks of the world can agree, when you’re in that kind of environment, don’t do anything stupid. And if you’re going to look and act suspicious, don’t run from cops with guns, sit and chat with them and answer their questions, then be on your merry way. Oh yeah, and let’s think about this one…guy who possibly has a concealed bomb – do you shoot him in the torso and run the risk of detonating the bomb, do you shoot him in the leg and give him the chance to detonate the bomb, or do you aim for the head and not give him that chance as well as not running the risk of detonating the bomb by bullet?

Let’s also keep in mind that this guy jumped a turnstile and ran into the Tube, at what point does one wish to ask questions?

AFL-CIO threatens to focus on real issues
Wow, some of them finally decide to quit being a political body and start focusing back on worker’s rights. There must be a god, and he must have a massively big stick. Seriously, I understand the need for unions, to a certain extent, but once they try to play politics they cease being useful.

Guns are evil and a ban will reduce crime *coughbullshitcough*
When will our homegrown anti-gun nuts really look at the statistics in countries where private ownership of guns is illegal and really reflect on how well this policy works (note: look up crime statistics for Kennesaw, GA if you have any questions on how well gun ownership can work).