Another Idiot Brings Guns to an Obama Rally

Another fool who seems to think it’s completely appropriate to show up at a presidential rally with two loaded weapons: Protester defends bringing guns to Obama rally.

If this kind of insanity keeps up, it’s only a matter of time before something bad happens.

Josh Hendrickson left his children at home Saturday and went to downtown Minneapolis, where President Obama was scheduled to speak, carrying two loaded pistols — one in a holster under his camo shirt and another in a back pocket. He spent the next seven hours standing in front of Target Center, he said, not to cause trouble, but to make a point.

“The Second Amendment isn’t suspended just because the president’s in town,” said Hendrickson, 32, who said he showed police at Obama’s health care rally his license to carry and conceal a weapon under state law. …

Hendrickson said he was questioned by Minneapolis police and a Secret Service agent after he said they spotted the outline of his weapon. Hendrickson said he carried a .40 caliber Glock 22 handgun concealed in a holster on his hip, and a smaller Kel Tec 380 in a pocket. …

“I’m a pretty laid-back guy that loves his kids and his country,” Hendrickson said. He added, however, that he had just been released from jail a month earlier on an assault charge for pepper-spraying a customer at a Cub Foods in Brooklyn Center, where he worked as a security guard.

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1 DaddyG  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 12:56:03pm

A new political movement:

The Squeaky Frommers

2 Kragar  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 12:56:18pm

Fine crop of idiots we got in this year, yep yep. Corns coming in good too.

3 MrSilverDragon  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 12:57:20pm

The 2nd Amendment is important. Common sense is more important.

4 cronus  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 12:58:12pm
“I’m a pretty laid-back guy that loves his kids and his country,” Hendrickson said. He added, however, that he had just been released from jail a month earlier on an assault charge for pepper-spraying a customer at a Cub Foods in Brooklyn Center, where he worked as a security guard.

That's just how we roll down at the Cub Foods...

5 DaddyG  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 12:58:13pm

Abusing constitutional rights is the best way to lose constitutional rights.

6 doubter4444  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 12:58:58pm

He's exactly what I see in my head when I think of laid back guy.

The Dude is rolling in his grave.

7 Charles Johnson  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 12:59:02pm

He loves his kids so much that he showed up at a presidential rally with weapons, risking being arrested or worse.

8 King of the Douche, now you may bow  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 12:59:12pm

re: #4 cronus

That's just how we roll down at the Cub Foods...

Me and Trevor hang there, yo.

9 DaddyG  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 12:59:39pm

re: #4 cronus

That's just how we roll down at the Cub Foods...


He was askin' for it I tell 'ya. I saw him eat a grape without paying for it!

10 Creeping Eruption  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:00:21pm

"I'll taze you all I want bro"/

11 S'latch  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:00:43pm

What could possibly go wrong?

12 Kragar  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:01:14pm

re: #9 DaddyG

He was askin' for it I tell 'ya. I saw him eat a grape without paying for it!

Sign says 15 minute parking, you were there 17. Now I gotta cut ya!

13 Boondock St. Bender  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:01:25pm

Wow,I'm sure this would have been perfectly fine if it was president bush.../

14 Mad Al-Jaffee  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:01:54pm

I keep picturing Travis Bickle at the Palantine rally.

15 DaddyG  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:01:57pm

re: #12 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Sign says 15 minute parking, you were there 17. Now I gotta cut ya!


Don't get me started on the 10 items or less lane. You lookin' to eat linoleum?

16 idioma  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:02:32pm

"If this kind of insanity keeps up, it’s only a matter of time before something bad happens."

For responsible gun owners like myself this non-sense is extremely troubling. Because when one of these jackasses decided to make use of their firearms, it will be people like me that face tougher restrictions.

17 pre-Boomer Marine brat  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:02:33pm

Going out on a limb here, but it sounds to me like he loves himself more than anything else. IMHO, this sounds like an ego-trip.

18 Ziggy  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:03:34pm

These ass-hats make all responsible gun owners look bad. What maroons.

19 King of the Douche, now you may bow  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:03:54pm

re: #17 pre-Boomer Marine brat

Going out on a limb here, but it sounds to me like he loves himself more than anything else. IMHO, this sounds like an ego-trip.

Tough guy. All the concealed/carry people I know would never let anyone else know they are armed.

20 Occasional Reader  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:04:13pm

re: #7 Charles

He loves his kids so much that he showed up at a presidential rally with weapons, risking being arrested or worse.

And if he keeps walking around with a loaded pistol stuffed in his pocket, odds are good that he won't be having any more kids.

21 Sharmuta  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:04:27pm

I expect we'll hear the same apologia from the same quarters that he was just exercising his rights to be a violent gun toter outside a Presidential event and this is harmless.

This apologia only fuels more of the same, and folks like this guy will only get more bold until one of them snaps. Very worrisome.

22 Honorary Yooper  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:04:58pm
“I’m a pretty laid-back guy that loves his kids and his country,” Hendrickson said.

Yeah, so laid back the moron did this,

he had just been released from jail a month earlier on an assault charge for pepper-spraying a customer at a Cub Foods in Brooklyn Center, where he worked as a security guard.

Not as laid back as he would claim, IMHO.

I'm also going to go out on a limb here and say that security guards are not exactly the brightest bulbs in the bunch. Guys who get to carry weapons yet not good enough to be real police officers. Personally, I don't trust them much.

23 DaddyG  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:05:10pm

re: #20 Occasional Reader

And if he keeps walking around with a loaded pistol stuffed in his pocket, odds are good that he won't be having any more kids.

Either way he's probably firing blanks. /

24 Boondock St. Bender  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:05:12pm

re: #20 Occasional Reader

plaxico burris???

25 Diamond Bullet  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:05:56pm

I'm a big fan of the 2nd Amendment, but still - what is the point of this? To send moderates screaming for the hills? Obama is screwing up plenty on his own imho; why distract from the real issues by engaging in the obviously distasteful practice of bringing weapons to Presidential rallies?

And wouldn't the Secret Service, even after interviewing him, still have to assign someone to keep an eye on this guy? Obviously you can't just assume he's going to stand there peacefully. Even if you are entirely well-meaning and just making a crude political statement, you're making it that much harder for our President to be protected by a finite Secret Service staff.

26 Ziggy  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:06:03pm

I wish they'd show a picture of the turd, Just curious how abnormal he looks

27 S'latch  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:06:48pm

He says he intended to make a point. A convergence of the First and Second Amendment?

28 OldLineTexan  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:06:51pm

In Texas, having your concealed weapon "print" in front of a cop is a great way to potentially end up 'splainin' yourself to a judge.

There are also any number of places YOU CAN'T GO ARMED, and these are easily identified if you read the rules when you took the course for your permit.

You have to be some kind of stoopid to go to a Presidential appearance ARMED after all the negative stories (other idjits and death threats) and get caught because you're doing it wrong.

EPIC FAIL, and thanks, dumbass. Eight years of propaganda under Clinton about gun owners, and you have to be the exception that will be used to beat me over the head.

29 Honorary Yooper  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:06:58pm

re: #26 Ziggy

I wish they'd show a picture of the turd, Just curious how abnormal he looks

He's an ex-rent-a-cop. 'Nough said in my book. Doesn't matter how good he looks, he's dumber than a rock.

30 lawhawk  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:07:16pm

re: #1 DaddyG

Funny you say that since she's being released from prison and is heading to upstate NY.

This is just more bad jobu. Someone will do something that gets the USSS to act - and may end up with fatal consequences. Gun ownership carries responsibilities - to the owner and to those around him/her. These guys are as irresponsible as it gets.

31 greygandalf  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:07:20pm

re: #22 Honorary Yooper


I'm also going to go out on a limb here and say that security guards are not exactly the brightest bulbs in the bunch. Guys who get to carry weapons yet not good enough to be real police officers. Personally, I don't trust them much.

way too bash all security guards. I'm not one or anything but I wouldn't broad brush them. I had a couple friends who were security guards until they maybe their way into the police force.

32 Honorary Yooper  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:07:26pm

re: #27 Lawrence Schmerel

He says he intended to make a point. A convergence of the First and Second Amendment?

More like a moronic convergence.

33 cronus  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:07:58pm

I'm also just an average guy that loves his country and his kids and this Saturday I went to Lowe's before watching an afternoon of college football.

/I guess I COULD'VE found some guns and gone to a presidential rally...didn't really think about it...six of one, a half dozen off the other I guess.

34 OldLineTexan  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:08:10pm

re: #21 Sharmuta

I expect we'll hear the same apologia from the same quarters that he was just exercising his rights to be a violent gun toter outside a Presidential event and this is harmless.

This apologia only fuels more of the same, and folks like this guy will only get more bold until one of them snaps. Very worrisome.

"Gun toter" ... sheesh.

Was he violent? If so, I hope they throw his butt under the jail bus.

So far, it seems dangerous, ill-advised, and STUPID. Violent?

35 OldLineTexan  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:08:54pm

re: #32 Honorary Yooper

More like a moronic convergence.

The point is on his head.

36 Sharmuta  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:08:58pm

re: #34 OldLineTexan

Yes- he's violent. He assaulted a customer in a grocery store!

37 wrenchwench  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:08:59pm

re: #26 Ziggy

I wish they'd show a picture of the turd, Just curious how abnormal he looks

Advice that applies in so many cases:

You can't tell by lookin'!

38 Ziggy  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:09:11pm

re: #29 Honorary Yooper

He's an ex-rent-a-cop. 'Nough said in my book. Doesn't matter how good he looks, he's dumber than a rock.

At least he never became a real cop.

39 MandyManners  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:09:37pm

Legal doesn't equal smart.

40 Occasional Reader  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:10:18pm

re: #34 OldLineTexan

"Gun toter" ... sheesh.

Would that make his children "Toter Tots"?

41 DaddyG  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:10:22pm

re: #36 Sharmuta

Yes- he's violent. He assaulted a customer in a grocery store!

It was a horrible mix-up. The customer asked if he could point to the aisle with the pepper.

42 Honorary Yooper  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:10:36pm

re: #31 greygandalf

My g/f's ex is a security guard, and a fair number of security guards I've had the..ahem..pleasure of running into have little business being such. Personally, I'd rather call 911 and get a real policeman than run around looking for a security guard.

43 SummerSong  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:10:40pm

I was curious, so I tried looking it up...I'm not finding the assault case on Pacer. Maybe Minneapolis doesn't have electronic documents online?

44 Sharmuta  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:10:59pm

re: #34 OldLineTexan

“I’m a pretty laid-back guy that loves his kids and his country,” Hendrickson said. He added, however, that he had just been released from jail a month earlier on an assault charge for pepper-spraying a customer at a Cub Foods in Brooklyn Center, where he worked as a security guard.

I'm sorry- I've seen a large number of take downs in stores for shop lifting- including liquor stores. At no point have I ever seen a person get pepper-sprayed for it. And if he served time for it- there's probably a reason.

45 Ziggy  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:11:03pm

re: #37 wrenchwench

Advice that applies in so many cases:

You can't tell by lookin'!

I agree, I was just curious. I guess I was hoping for a real inbred look. The normal looking whack jobs are scarier.

46 Occasional Reader  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:11:05pm

re: #26 Ziggy

I wish they'd show a picture of the turd, Just curious how abnormal he looks

"The name was 'Abby' something... 'Abby Normal', that was it!"

47 subsailor68  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:11:09pm

From the article:

He added, however, that he had just been released from jail a month earlier on an assault charge for pepper-spraying a customer at a Cub Foods in Brooklyn Center, where he worked as a security guard.

Question: Wouldn't this be enough to pull his concealed carry permit?

48 King of the Douche, now you may bow  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:11:09pm

re: #41 DaddyG

It was a horrible mix-up. The customer asked if he could point to the aisle with the pepper.

Or the maize.

49 DaddyG  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:11:21pm

Its a convergence all right:

Rent-a-cop meets rent-a-mob.

50 OldLineTexan  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:11:52pm

re: #36 Sharmuta

Yes- he's violent. He assaulted a customer in a grocery store!

a violent gun toter outside a Presidential event

Didn't realize that description was cumulative.

So I can call the non-Commie guy a Commie again, because he was a Commie once.

BTW, you can be released on an assault charge without being guilty of the assault. Not that I'm excusing dimbulb here, but that's how I hope the law still works. You can beat the rap, but you can't beat the ride and all that.

51 Honorary Yooper  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:12:33pm

re: #47 subsailor68

From the article:

He added, however, that he had just been released from jail a month earlier on an assault charge for pepper-spraying a customer at a Cub Foods in Brooklyn Center, where he worked as a security guard.

Question: Wouldn't this be enough to pull his concealed carry permit?

One would think it would. In Illinois, jail time will get your FOID card revoked, IIRC.

52 MandyManners  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:12:59pm

re: #51 Honorary Yooper

One would think it would. In Illinois, jail time will get your FOID card revoked, IIRC.

Without a conviction?

53 Ziggy  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:13:22pm

re: #44 Sharmuta

I'm sorry- I've seen a large number of take downs in stores for shop lifting- including liquor stores. At no point have I ever seen a person get pepper-sprayed for it. And if he served time for it- there's probably a reason.

Rent-a-cops remind me of Francis (AKA Psycho), from Stripes..."All I know id i finally get to kill someone".

54 OldLineTexan  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:14:02pm

re: #44 Sharmuta

I'm sorry- I've seen a large number of take downs in stores for shop lifting- including liquor stores. At no point have I ever seen a person get pepper-sprayed for it. And if he served time for it- there's probably a reason.

Being released from jail =! served time.

Just sayin' ... maybe he was found guilty of assault. In which case, Texas would have revoked his Concealed Carry Permit RIGHT THERE.

Now he apparently still had it ... either they have some mighty weird laws up there, OR he wasn't guilty, OR he's in for MORE charges.

55 idioma  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:14:10pm

Obama is touring for health care reform, and you decide to bring a gun?

What will you bring if Obama is touring for tougher gun control?

"Never use a cannon to kill a fly."

56 Son of the Black Dog  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:14:49pm

While I'm not fond of abuse of police powers, it might not be unreasonable for the Secret Service to announce that in the future, anyone showing up at a presidential event with a firearm is going to be held for extended questioning. Screw up the rest of their day, make it real inconvenient for them.

57 Ziggy  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:14:53pm

re: #46 Occasional Reader

"The name was 'Abby' something... 'Abby Normal', that was it!"

That's great, I was thinking the same thing,but didn't know how many would get the reference.

58 lawhawk  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:15:06pm

re: #54 OldLineTexan

Released from jail could have been that he didn't make bail. Doesn't necessarily mean that he served time (yet).

59 subsailor68  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:15:24pm

re: #50 OldLineTexan

a violent gun toter outside a Presidential event

Didn't realize that description was cumulative.

So I can call the non-Commie guy a Commie again, because he was a Commie once.

BTW, you can be released on an assault charge without being guilty of the assault. Not that I'm excusing dimbulb here, but that's how I hope the law still works. You can beat the rap, but you can't beat the ride and all that.

Good point. It doesn't say if he'd been convicted, served time, etc. Just that he'd been released from jail. Suppose it could have merely been the time he spent during the booking process. Still...that, combined with this boneheaded stunt, should make people sit up and take notice I'd think.

60 middy  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:15:47pm

I don't see what the big deal is. He wasn't in the Target center, he was across the street. He says he always carries. The hyperventilating about guns is kind of getting out of hand here.

BTW, you don't have to be obviously printing to be made by the Secret Service. Those guys are good at what they do.

Another point, pocket carry is perfectly normal and safe with the proper gun and/or pocket holster.

61 Spider Mensch  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:16:41pm

re: #24 Boondock St. Bender

plaxico burris???

why.. plaxico is going to be someones "kid" very soon..I'd say with in a week of checking into Rikers..someone will ask him.."who's your daddy now?"

62 DaddyG  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:16:44pm

re: #56 Son of the Black Dog

While I'm not fond of abuse of police powers, it might not be unreasonable for the Secret Service to announce that in the future, anyone showing up at a presidential event with a firearm is going to be held for extended questioninggiven a thorough probing. Screw up the rest of their day, make it real inconvenientuncomfotable for them.

Adjusted IFY

63 OldLineTexan  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:16:55pm

re: #52 MandyManners

Without a conviction?

That goes back to my point that "released from jail" =! "served time".

You can get tossed in jail and then let out if the charges don't stick. It happened to a friend of mine who was accused of assault (didn't do it). When sheriffs are called in these parts, someone is taking a ride in the car. Took him 26 hours to get RELEASED FROM JAIL ... the DA would not file charges based on a lack of evidence.

Cops ain't lawyers or judges.

64 King of the Douche, now you may bow  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:17:12pm

re: #60 middy

I don't see what the big deal is. He wasn't in the Target center, he was across the street. He says he always carries. The hyperventilating about guns is kind of getting out of hand here.

BTW, you don't have to be obviously printing to be made by the Secret Service. Those guys are good at what they do.

Another point, pocket carry is perfectly normal and safe with the proper gun and/or pocket holster.

It's only the President.
/

65 OldLineTexan  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:17:29pm

re: #58 lawhawk

Released from jail could have been that he didn't make bail. Doesn't necessarily mean that he served time (yet).

In Texas, your permit goes POOF if you are in that situation.

Safety, don'tcha know.

66 Honorary Yooper  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:17:38pm

re: #52 MandyManners

Without a conviction?

With felony or domestic battery/violence conviction, or subject to an order of protection (the subject of the order, not the one asking for the order). I'll do a search and see if this guy was convicted and how Minnesota law pertains to it.

67 OldLineTexan  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:18:03pm

re: #62 DaddyG

Adjusted IFY

Outsource it to teh Greys!

/

68 Mad Al-Jaffee  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:18:29pm

re: #56 Son of the Black Dog

While I'm not fond of abuse of police powers, it might not be unreasonable for the Secret Service to announce that in the future, anyone showing up at a presidential event with a firearm is going to be held for extended questioning. Screw up the rest of their day, make it real inconvenient for them.

Full body cavity search?

69 Salamantis  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:18:38pm

re: #47 subsailor68

From the article:

He added, however, that he had just been released from jail a month earlier on an assault charge for pepper-spraying a customer at a Cub Foods in Brooklyn Center, where he worked as a security guard.

Question: Wouldn't this be enough to pull his concealed carry permit?

It just said he had been released from jail on the assault charge, not that he had been convicted of it and/or served time. My guess was that he was released after being arrested, taken to jail, and (maybe) charged.

In other words, Dan-o bookin' 'im ain't da judge sending 'im to da Big House.

70 badger1970  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:18:42pm

He should have asked himself I can carry concealed but should I do it with a vip across the street?

71 Killgore Trout  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:19:15pm

re: #63 OldLineTexan

Koskidz are reporting he was held for 60 days...
Violent criminal brings guns to Obama rally


Hendrickson was just released from jail on a charge of assault. Although the article does not explicitly say Hendrickson was convicted, he does say that the incident "cost him is job and 60 days in jail". The clear implication is that the 60 days was a sentence, i.e., he was indeed convicted. It is a felony for anyone convicted of assault (even misdemeanor assault) to possess a firearm in Minnesota.

It might have been his sentence. Maybe charges were dropped after time served.

72 Sharmuta  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:19:18pm

re: #50 OldLineTexan

I'm sorry- I've seen a lot of busted shop lifters, and using pepper-spray in a grocery store is beyond heavy handed. I'm not going to cut this guy slack. He clearly has issues that have already shown to lead to violent over-reactions. With a mentality like that, and with 2 guns outside a Presidential event- I think "violent gun totter" is a valid description.

73 abbyadams  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:19:19pm

You, I'm not one of those types who claims to know exactly what "The Founding Fathers would have wanted," but I'm pretty sure that a grudge match between the First and Second Amendments wasn't on their list.

74 middy  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:19:40pm

re: #64 Cannadian Club Akbar

It's only the President.
/

So, how close do you have to get before you're an idiot? 1 block? 2 blocks?

75 DaddyG  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:19:42pm

re: #60 middy The hyperventilating over the idiotic stunt is about his bragging that he was packing two firearms to the event. A proper concealed carry is not something you brag about on the news, especially during a protest of the Presidents policies.

76 fizzlogic  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:20:14pm

re: #56 Son of the Black Dog

I think it's better to just identify the guy and have a marksman ready to take the guy out the second he does the stupid. Otherwise they'd be liable to provoke the guy to do the stupid. Afterall, anyone showing up with a weapon is basically saying "provoke me, if you dare."

77 Cato the Elder  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:20:21pm

Meanwhile, who needs guns for dealing with burglars? This just happened a block from where I live:

[Link: www.cnn.com...]

78 Coracle  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:20:23pm

re: #74 middy

So, how close do you have to get before you're an idiot? 1 block? 2 blocks?

I'd say 3-4 times maximum weapon range.

79 OldLineTexan  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:21:16pm

re: #58 lawhawk

Released from jail could have been that he didn't make bail. Doesn't necessarily mean that he served time (yet).

"=!" is old-style "does not equal".

80 Gus  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:22:05pm

Why would he admit to having just been released from jail for pepper-spraying a customer? Another thing. Why, if he's a security guard, been put in jail of pepper-spraying someone -- while on "duty" I assume.

Something doesn't add up.

81 Dianna  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:22:42pm

re: #60 middy

You may be technically correct, but he was "trying to make a point."

A lot of us think the point he's making is that he's either 1) and idiot; or 2) a loon.

Or possibly a combination of the two. We think it's both ridiculous and dangerous.

82 DaddyG  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:22:54pm

We had a school board member in town who had political aspirations. He killed his future in politics when trying to stop a local robbery by pulling his gun out of its holster and running down the street waving it overhead while yelling "citizens arrest, citizens arrest!"

83 A Man for all Seasons  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:23:15pm

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84 Occasional Reader  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:23:45pm

re: #60 middy

Another point, pocket carry is perfectly normal and safe with the proper gun and/or pocket holster.

The story says nothing about a pocket holster; of course, that detail could have been omitted.

As to the "proper" gun for carrying in a pocket - loaded - WITHOUT a holster (that covers the trigger), I don't think that exists. I could only see doing that if my life depended on it.

85 ArmyWife  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:24:00pm

re: #44 Sharmuta

I'm not defending this guy - but released from Jail doesn't mean he had been convicted yet. And if you want to see some pepper spraying, tazzer inducing take downs for shop lifting, visit Baltimore!

What this guy IS, without doubt, is a special kind of stupid.

86 middy  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:24:17pm

re: #79 OldLineTexan

"=!" is old-style "does not equal".

If you're going to try to use geek lingo at least get it right, it's "!=". :-)

87 King of the Douche, now you may bow  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:24:33pm

re: #82 DaddyG

We had a school board member in town who had political aspirations. He killed his future in politics when trying to stop a local robbery by pulling his gun out of its holster and running down the street waving it overhead while yelling "citizens arrest, citizens arrest!"

If you're not ready to use it, don't pull it

88 Kragar  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:24:39pm

re: #77 Cato the Elder

Meanwhile, who needs guns for dealing with burglars? This just happened a block from where I live:

[Link: www.cnn.com...]

I keep my guns locked up, but have a kukri and several enfield bayonets scattered around the house

89 Occasional Reader  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:25:16pm

re: #74 middy

So, how close do you have to get before you're an idiot? 1 block? 2 blocks?

You *almost* have a point.

But the problem is, this was NOT just some law-abiding CCW citizen who happened to be strolling by, and was grabbed by the USSS. The guy was hovering around, openly trying to get a reaction. And he got one.

90 Dianna  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:25:20pm

re: #77 Cato the Elder

Meanwhile, who needs guns for dealing with burglars? This just happened a block from where I live:

[Link: www.cnn.com...]

You've got to love the technical identification skills involved.

91 ArmyWife  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:25:31pm

re: #82 DaddyG

If that wasn't so serious, that would be funny.

92 Gus  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:25:50pm

re: #71 Killgore Trout

Koskidz are reporting he was held for 60 days...
Violent criminal brings guns to Obama rally

It might have been his sentence. Maybe charges were dropped after time served.

60 days!? OK, something ain't right here.

93 pre-Boomer Marine brat  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:25:53pm

≠ (Ampersand NumberSign 8800 SemiColon) is listed under "Entities for mathematical and technical characters " on the How To Enter Special Characters webpage

/... :D ... just providing a public service

94 Charles Johnson  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:26:15pm

How did I know someone would show up and actually try to defend this.

Imagine my surprise.

95 DaddyG  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:26:20pm

re: #87 Cannadian Club Akbar

If you're not ready to use it, don't pull it

No kidding. Mr Mossberger sits locked in a safe place waiting for an imminent threat I hope my family never faces, but his ammo supply is designed to kill; not to maim, scare or otherwise threaten.

96 Occasional Reader  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:26:41pm

re: #88 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

I keep my guns locked up, but have a kukri and several enfield bayonets scattered around the house

GMTA. A kukri also forms part of my First Response plan. (Helluva bladed weapon.)

That said, I'd rather have something that goes "boom" if facing an armed burglar.

97 ArmyWife  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:26:46pm

re: #89 Occasional Reader

and his 15 seconds of fame, which I think is the bigger reason he did what he did - not be some gun rights martyr. And gun owner worth his salt would call this one out for the ding dong that he is.

98 Boondock St. Bender  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:27:04pm

re: #92 Gus 802

I'm sure the whole story will come out soon...depends on how big a deal the media treats this as

99 middy  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:27:16pm

re: #84 Occasional Reader

The story says nothing about a pocket holster; of course, that detail could have been omitted.

As to the "proper" gun for carrying in a pocket - loaded - WITHOUT a holster (that covers the trigger), I don't think that exists. I could only see doing that if my life depended on it.

People carry long, heavy, double-action triggered pistols or revolvers without holsters all the time. Just make sure there is nothing else in that pocket...

100 Kosh's Shadow  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:27:28pm

re: #87 Cannadian Club Akbar

If you're not ready to use it, don't pull it

And I'm no expert on handling guns (I don't have any), but I know you aren't supposed to wave it around, and you are supposed to make sure that anywhere it points is a place you won't mind so much if the gun goes off.

He needs a few lessons at the local gun club or NRA chapter.

(OK, my daughter left behind her NRA book on handguns, and I've been reading it.)

101 greengolem64  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:27:39pm

re: #19 Cannadian Club Akbar

Tough guy. All the concealed/carry people I know would never let anyone else know they are armed.

EXACTIMUNDO!!!

102 experiencedtraveller  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:27:53pm

re: #77 Cato the Elder

Meanwhile, who needs guns for dealing with burglars? This just happened a block from where I live:

[Link: www.cnn.com...]

I'd bet charges are pending against the samurai...

103 Killgore Trout  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:28:07pm

I know this kid of speculation can be problematic so I won't be too surprised if this gets deleted. I'll try to tread carefully...
The Tea Party infested Paulian Republicans have some very powerful fantasies about civil war. It's not just rhetoric. They actually want to rise up against our government. Of course anything they try won't get more than a handful of militia members to hold up on a farm somewhere. They might blow up a federal building or government office but that will end it.
Their only hope of living out their revolutionary fantasies would be to kill our first black president. The resulting civil unrest would be substantial. One of the idiots is bound to take a shot sooner or later.

104 DaddyG  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:28:15pm

re: #93 pre-Boomer Marine brat All Lizards are special characters.

105 CMinMN  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:28:38pm

I attended the event on Saturday (as an observer outside the Target Center) in Minneapolis and the protesters were well behaved. There were a few morons from both the right and left but overall people were respectful and there were a lot of civil conversations where people expressed their concerns. The police from Minneapolis, St. Paul and other surrounding cities did a very nice job handling the crowd. I did not see the idiot with the gun.

106 MandyManners  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:28:55pm

re: #82 DaddyG

We had a school board member in town who had political aspirations. He killed his future in politics when trying to stop a local robbery by pulling his gun out of its holster and running down the street waving it overhead while yelling "citizens arrest, citizens arrest!"

I have this image of Barney Fife after he retired from the force.

107 middy  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:29:17pm

re: #89 Occasional Reader

You *almost* have a point.

But the problem is, this was NOT just some law-abiding CCW citizen who happened to be strolling by, and was grabbed by the USSS. The guy was hovering around, openly trying to get a reaction. And he got one.

Good point.

It was a stupid stunt. But, I don't see how it can be extrapolated into a potential assassination or instigation thereof.

108 Cato the Elder  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:29:17pm

re: #102 experiencedtraveller

I'd bet charges are pending against the samurai...

Not yet, but they surely will be.

The kid will probably be prosecuted under Maryland's asinine "sympathy for criminals" laws. Here in this godforsaken state, we have something called the "duty to retreat". Do you guys know what that is? It means if your home is invaded by an intruder, and you have a gun, you are required to beat a retreat if doing so would get you to safety. Even if the intruder is armed or you suspect he might be.

So, if you're in your first-floor bedroom, and fail to jump out the window, but instead shoot the guy, YOU can be prosecuted. This is one of the 132,687 reasons I will soon be moving away not only from Harm City but from Maryland altogether. I just shook hands on my new house last Friday.

I have no doubt the bleeding hearts will try to make an example of this student.

109 Kragar  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:29:21pm

re: #96 Occasional Reader

GMTA. A kukri also forms part of my First Response plan. (Helluva bladed weapon.)

That said, I'd rather have something that goes "boom" if facing an armed burglar.

Got a 5 year old and a 6 year old in the house, guns are locked and the ammo is locked in a different room out of reach. If I got the time, the wife grabs the ammo and I grab the guns and we're all set.

110 flyovercountry  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:29:23pm

I guess it's true, you can't fix stupid.

111 Gus  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:29:31pm

re: #103 Killgore Trout

I know this kid of speculation can be problematic so I won't be too surprised if this gets deleted. I'll try to tread carefully...
The Tea Party infested Paulian Republicans have some very powerful fantasies about civil war. It's not just rhetoric. They actually want to rise up against our government. Of course anything they try won't get more than a handful of militia members to hold up on a farm somewhere. They might blow up a federal building or government office but that will end it.
Their only hope of living out their revolutionary fantasies would be to kill our first black president. The resulting civil unrest would be substantial. One of the idiots is bound to take a shot sooner or later.

That would do it.

112 lawhawk  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:29:32pm

OT:
Rangel says Obama's health plan price tag is too low. That's just the start of the WTF moments in this AP story:

Taken off guard, Democrats at work on health care legislation are grappling with President Barack Obama's nationally televised insistence on immediate access to insurance for those with pre-existing medical conditions, as well as richer Medicare prescription drug benefits than originally envisioned.

Additionally, Obama's pledge to hold the overall cost of legislation to about $900 billion over a decade has spread concern among House Democrats, who have long contemplated a costlier measure.

Yet another late complication, according to several Democrats, is the president's statement that he will not sign a bill "if it adds one dime to the deficit, now or in the future, period. And to prove that I'm serious, there will be a provision in this plan that requires us to come forward with more spending cuts if the savings we promised don't materialize."

The $900 billion target is "very difficult," Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, told reporters. "This is reducing coverage for poor and working people." He spoke of other "restrictions the president has given in his speech."

Taken off guard? Who's running the show in DC? Obama's WH staffers aren't talking with House and Senate leaders, let alone the guy in charge of Ways and Means? Or is that shoddy reporting?

Meanwhile, Rangel is being Rangel in saying that $900 billion is too low a figure, and he wants to go much bigger than that.

This is your Congress in action. Sheesh.

113 King of the Douche, now you may bow  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:29:37pm

re: #106 MandyManners

I have this image of Barney Fife after he retired from the force.

I see Otis.

114 experiencedtraveller  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:29:37pm

re: #96 Occasional Reader

The kukri is an awesome weapon. I had the privilege of associating with some Gurkha's once and they take their kukri very seriously.

115 DaddyG  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:30:02pm

re: #100 Kosh's Shadow Heck, I make my boys carry and handle their airsoft pistols like they were real firearms.

116 cronus  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:31:06pm

re: #112 lawhawk

Rangel is confused about the actual cost because he's not in that habit of accounting for the taxes.

117 _RememberTonyC  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:31:07pm

re: #103 Killgore Trout

I know this kid of speculation can be problematic so I won't be too surprised if this gets deleted. I'll try to tread carefully...
The Tea Party infested Paulian Republicans have some very powerful fantasies about civil war. It's not just rhetoric. They actually want to rise up against our government. Of course anything they try won't get more than a handful of militia members to hold up on a farm somewhere. They might blow up a federal building or government office but that will end it.
Their only hope of living out their revolutionary fantasies would be to kill our first black president. The resulting civil unrest would be substantial. One of the idiots is bound to take a shot sooner or later.

I believe that you are right, and see no reason why your post would be deleted. If someone takes a shot at the Prez, or G-d forbid connects with that shot, the race riots in this country will make the Watts, Detroit, Newark, and Rodney King riots look like recess at an elementary school. The damage to this country will be incalculable.

118 pre-Boomer Marine brat  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:31:16pm

re: #104 DaddyG

All Lizards are special characters.

*maniacal cackling* to go along with the up-ding

119 MandyManners  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:31:19pm

re: #113 Cannadian Club Akbar

I see Otis.

Ernest T..

120 MrSilverDragon  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:31:26pm

re: #110 flyovercountry

I guess it's true, you can't fix stupid.

Sure you can. I fixed my dog, and he's less stupid.

121 Sharmuta  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:31:30pm

re: #103 Killgore Trout

I agree. It would make the King riots look like a day at the beach.

122 Danny  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:31:46pm

"ndrickson said he was questioned by Minneapolis police and a Secret Service agent after he said they spotted the outline of his weapon."

Not sure what the law is in Minnesota, but where I live, "concealed" means nobody can see that you are carrying. He whould have been questioned, cited, and had his guns confiscated.

123 Killgore Trout  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:31:54pm

re: #107 middy

But, I don't see how it can be extrapolated into a potential assassination or instigation thereof.

Then you are an idiot.

124 middy  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:32:30pm

re: #123 Killgore Trout

Then you are an idiot.

Thanks.

125 Desert Dog  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:32:32pm

re: #112 lawhawk

OT:
Rangel says Obama's health plan price tag is too low. That's just the start of the WTF moments in this AP story:

Taken off guard? Who's running the show in DC? Obama's WH staffers aren't talking with House and Senate leaders, let alone the guy in charge of Ways and Means? Or is that shoddy reporting?

Meanwhile, Rangel is being Rangel in saying that $900 billion is too low a figure, and he wants to go much bigger than that.

This is your Congress in action. Sheesh.

We all know the $900 Billion was just the start...it will go way higher than that once it's implemented.

126 Pianobuff  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:32:36pm

The point I wish someone would raise with these 'freedom fighters' is that while they are complaining about taxes being coercive and singing out of the economic libertarian hymnal, they are actually costing all of us more money for the extra Secret Service, background checking, continual monitoring for God knows how many months/years, etc. That has to cost some bucks, eh?

So, in effect, they are contributing to the very problem they are protesting.

Makes a lot of sense, doesn't it?

127 OldLineTexan  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:32:40pm

re: #71 Killgore Trout

Koskidz are reporting he was held for 60 days...
Violent criminal brings guns to Obama rally


It might have been his sentence. Maybe charges were dropped after time served.

Then I question the state law that allows someone to retain a concealed carry permit after an assault charge.

I thought we wuz nutz in Texas ... apparently this place is even more redneck-y scary.

128 ArmyWife  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:32:56pm

re: #108 Cato the Elder

are you following me to Virginia? I knew you couldn't stand that I left the state without you!

129 OldLineTexan  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:33:03pm

re: #72 Sharmuta

There is no need to apologize to me about your opinion.

130 lawhawk  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:33:07pm

re: #116 cronus

Rangel is confused about the actual cost because he's not in that habit of accounting for the taxes.

Funny, and almost updinged on that one. Problem is that he knows exactly what he's doing. He has two separate rules in play - one for him, and one for everyone else. Even Richard Cohen has called him out on that today...

Oh, and it's been 1 year since the Times called on Rangel to step down. Rangel's response is that everyone is out to get him - especially the Post - for breaking the law (which he helps create btw).

131 MandyManners  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:33:30pm

re: #107 middy

Good point.

It was a stupid stunt. But, I don't see how it can be extrapolated into a potential assassination or instigation thereof.

Are you saying the authorities should NOT have investigated?

132 Pianobuff  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:33:51pm

re: #103 Killgore Trout

I know this kid of speculation can be problematic so I won't be too surprised if this gets deleted. I'll try to tread carefully...
The Tea Party infested Paulian Republicans have some very powerful fantasies about civil war. It's not just rhetoric. They actually want to rise up against our government. Of course anything they try won't get more than a handful of militia members to hold up on a farm somewhere. They might blow up a federal building or government office but that will end it.
Their only hope of living out their revolutionary fantasies would be to kill our first black president. The resulting civil unrest would be substantial. One of the idiots is bound to take a shot sooner or later.

If I've ever wished you to be wrong about something, this is the time.

133 Honorary Yooper  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:34:13pm

re: #66 Honorary Yooper

Found something very interesting about this, and I tried very hard to steer clear of lefty blogs saying "nah-nah-nah" and righty blogs trying defend the idiot. This is from the Star-Tribune article Charles linked:

Hendrickson said he still believed he was following his training when he pepper-sprayed a Cub Foods customer, although he acknowledged it cost him his job and 60 days in jail. He said the woman had parked illegally and was belligerent when he asked her to move, reaching in her car for an unknown object.

He said there had been two other incidents, including a disorderly conduct charge involving a parking lot argument at his son's school and one involving a dispute over a neighbor's dog, in which police were called.

Yeah, real laid back.

Here's the applicable Minnesota law on the subject (and a FAQ):

5. What are the requirements for getting a permit to carry?

*Must be at least 21 years of age
*Must complete an application form
*Must not be prohibited from possessing a firearm under Minnesota Statute 624.714
*Must not be listed in the criminal gang investigation system
*Must be a resident of the county from which you are requesting a permit, if you reside in Minnesota. Non-residents may apply to any Minnesota county sheriff.
*Must provide certificate of completed authorized firearms training. Training by a certified instructor and completed within one year of an original or renewal application. (624.714, Subd. 2a)

14. What would prevent me from getting a permit to carry?
Any applicant who does not meet the criteria as listed in number 5 above is not eligible for a permit to carry a pistol. The sheriff may also deny the application if there is a substantial likelihood that the applicant is a danger to himself/herself or others if issued a permit to carry.

It does not look as though a conviction is enough to revoke a concealed carry permit in the State of Minnesota. However, Mr. Hendrickson may be subject to the last part of this given his behavior at the Obama rally.

134 Killgore Trout  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:34:26pm

re: #117 _RememberTonyC

I believe that you are right, and see no reason why your post would be deleted. If someone takes a shot at the Prez, or G-d forbid connects with that shot, the race riots in this country will make the Watts, Detroit, Newark, and Rodney King riots look like recess at an elementary school. The damage to this country will be incalculable.

I also think that with people like drudge and Malkin now blatantly stoking racial tensions it's going to get much worse. Even the ACORN thing is going to cause a lot of resentment. ACORN provides a lot of services to most minority poor inner city residents. They will see this as racial.

135 equable  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:34:29pm

Sorry to go off-topic, but I am watching the House blather on about Joe Wilson's recent conduct and I wanted to throw in my two cents.

For one, and although I don't approve of his conduct, it is my understanding that the House wasn't in session at the time. Technically he didn't break any rules.

Did anyone demand an apology when the Democrats booed President Bush in 2007? Hell no, they were considered "patriots" and celebrated as such. And it's funny to see Clyburn prattle on about setting agood example when you have your Pelosis, Rangel and the like. And why all the race-baiting? Good sweet Christ in a sidecar, can't anyone speak out against a black person without being likened to the KKK or worse?

Rep. Hank Johnson - "If we don’t censure Joe Wilson, the KKK will ride through the countryside."

Hey! It's BEER THIRTY!

And I have Guinness today.

136 Occasional Reader  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:34:32pm

re: #108 Cato the Elder

It means if your home is invaded by an intruder, and you have a gun, you are required to beat a retreat if doing so would get you to safety.

And, naturally, the law assumes that you (omnisciently) KNOW, for sure, that the outside of your house is "safe"... as opposed to, say, where the rest of the bad guys are hanging around, waiting for their buddy to come out with your loot. Madness.

137 Greengolem64  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:35:31pm

re: #74 middy

So, how close do you have to get before you're an idiot? 1 block? 2 blocks?

Yer gittin closer...

/

138 SanFranciscoZionist  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:35:35pm

re: #2 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Fine crop of idiots we got in this year, yep yep. Corns coming in good too.

You have corns? Sorry to hear it.

139 SixDegrees  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:35:39pm

OT, but here's my favorite video of the day, showing a couple of bastards attempting to bury an IED in a roadway...and accidentally detonating it.

Oops. Bet that's gonna sting tomorrow.

140 middy  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:36:01pm

re: #131 MandyManners

Are you saying the authorities should NOT have investigated?

Nope. I'm just saying that an idiot standing around trying to be noticed is not a likely assassin, nor an inspiration for one.

141 MandyManners  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:36:02pm

re: #133 Honorary Yooper

The guy's a fucking nut.

142 OldLineTexan  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:36:22pm

re: #86 middy

If you're going to try to use geek lingo at least get it right, it's "!=". :-)

Your geeks and mine apparently disagree.

Dawn?

143 MandyManners  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:36:35pm

re: #133 Honorary Yooper

Oops. Forgot to quote.

Hendrickson said he still believed he was following his training when he pepper-sprayed a Cub Foods customer, although he acknowledged it cost him his job and 60 days in jail. He said the woman had parked illegally and was belligerent when he asked her to move, reaching in her car for an unknown object.

He said there had been two other incidents, including a disorderly conduct charge involving a parking lot argument at his son's school and one involving a dispute over a neighbor's dog, in which police were called.

144 SixDegrees  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:36:58pm

re: #135 equable

Sorry to go off-topic, but I am watching the House blather on about Joe Wilson's recent conduct and I wanted to throw in my two cents.

For one, and although I don't approve of his conduct, it is my understanding that the House wasn't in session at the time. Technically he didn't break any rules.

Did anyone demand an apology when the Democrats booed President Bush in 2007? Hell no, they were considered "patriots" and celebrated as such. And it's funny to see Clyburn prattle on about setting agood example when you have your Pelosis, Rangel and the like. And why all the race-baiting? Good sweet Christ in a sidecar, can't anyone speak out against a black person without being likened to the KKK or worse?

Rep. Hank Johnson - "If we don’t censure Joe Wilson, the KKK will ride through the countryside."

Hey! It's BEER THIRTY!

And I have Guinness today.

Lamest, most childish excuse - for something for which there is no excuse to begin with - ever.

Congratulations on lowering the bar.

145 Boondock St. Bender  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:36:58pm

lee harvey oswald and john wilkes booth didn't do anything wrong either ...well,up to the point that they shot the president.I guess it's o.k. if i bring my flame thrower to the next political rally they're legal here in jersey.shouldn't upset anyone ...just exercising my rights.

146 cronus  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:37:05pm

re: #130 lawhawk

Funny, and almost updinged on that one. Problem is that he knows exactly what he's doing. He has two separate rules in play - one for him, and one for everyone else. Even Richard Cohen has called him out on that today...

Oh, and it's been 1 year since the Times called on Rangel to step down. Rangel's response is that everyone is out to get him - especially the Post - for breaking the law (which he helps create btw).

I'm not the world's biggest Richard Cohen fan but his ending was right on the money today:

This is the disease that ended Powell's career. He had good reason for his bitterness -- a black congressman whose staff couldn't even eat in the House cafeteria -- but he marshaled all the slights, all the insults, to excuse an abominable attendance record and contempt for the law. In the end, the very Harlem that today honors Powell turned against him and elected a Korean War vet named Charles Bernard Rangel. Now, all these years later, the omissions, deletions, amendments, corrections and curious accumulation of wealth make one revise the history that Rangel wants obliterated: He didn't beat Powell. He joined him.

147 ArmyWife  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:37:06pm

re: #136 Occasional Reader

This, along with the incredible taxing occurring under the grand leadership of O'Malley, caused me to roll up my tent and go South. Well, that and a great job offer.

148 Killgore Trout  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:37:19pm

re: #143 MandyManners

Yeesh, the guy sounds like trouble.

149 Occasional Reader  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:37:37pm

re: #140 middy

Nope. I'm just saying that an idiot standing around trying to be noticed is not a likely assassin, nor an inspiration for one.

But you agree that the USSS *have* to treat him as a potential threat, right?

Which means, he was deliberately, knowingly wasting USSS time/resources, while they were in the act of protecting the President.

150 Kragar  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:38:00pm

Adultery in Aceh

From the Indonesian province of Aceh—epicenter of the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami five years ago that killed 230,000 people—comes fresh evidence that in the Muslim world, the most common disasters tend to be man-made. On Monday, the provincial parliament stiffened its interpretation of Shariah law by introducing the classical Islamic penalty of stoning to death for adultery. Premarital sex and homosexuality drew a lighter rebuke; for them, the pious lawmakers recommend 100 strokes of a rattan cane.

The news from Aceh, the recipient of billions of dollars in international aid, challenges two widely held beliefs: First, that Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, is somehow immune to the blend of puritanical piety and Islamist politics that over the past 35-odd years has disfigured Muslim communities from Morocco to Mindanao. Second, that moderate Muslims—those who interpret their faith in personal rather than political terms—have the will and the intellectual firepower to beat back a well-organized and motivated Islamist minority.

151 Equable  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:38:06pm

re: #144 SixDegrees

Not sure Six, but were those comments directed at me or the dopes in the House?

152 OldLineTexan  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:38:18pm

re: #135 equable

Sorry to go off-topic, but I am watching the House blather on about Joe Wilson's recent conduct and I wanted to throw in my two cents.

For one, and although I don't approve of his conduct, it is my understanding that the House wasn't in session at the time. Technically he didn't break any rules.

Did anyone demand an apology when the Democrats booed President Bush in 2007? Hell no, they were considered "patriots" and celebrated as such. And it's funny to see Clyburn prattle on about setting agood example when you have your Pelosis, Rangel and the like. And why all the race-baiting? Good sweet Christ in a sidecar, can't anyone speak out against a black person without being likened to the KKK or worse?

Rep. Hank Johnson - "If we don’t censure Joe Wilson, the KKK will ride through the countryside."

Hey! It's BEER THIRTY!

And I have Guinness today.

Maybe Hank Johnson is in charge of when and where the KKK rides; he seems to have some idea of their schedule.

/

153 S'latch  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:38:21pm

Apparently, the Minneapolis police, and a Secret Service agent, only questioned Hendrickson, but did not arrest him or charge him with a crime. Clearly, they should have investigated him.

154 MandyManners  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:38:38pm

re: #135 equable

Did Johnson actually say that?

155 Flyers1974  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:39:17pm

re: #77 Cato the Elder

Meanwhile, who needs guns for dealing with burglars? This just happened a block from where I live:

[Link: www.cnn.com...]

re: #108 Cato the Elder

Not yet, but they surely will be.

The kid will probably be prosecuted under Maryland's asinine "sympathy for criminals" laws. Here in this godforsaken state, we have something called the "duty to retreat". Do you guys know what that is? It means if your home is invaded by an intruder, and you have a gun, you are required to beat a retreat if doing so would get you to safety. Even if the intruder is armed or you suspect he might be.

So, if you're in your first-floor bedroom, and fail to jump out the window, but instead shoot the guy, YOU can be prosecuted. This is one of the 132,687 reasons I will soon be moving away not only from Harm City but from Maryland altogether. I just shook hands on my new house last Friday.

I have no doubt the bleeding hearts will try to make an example of this student.

Hard to say. A lot of people would be pissed if the student is prosecuted. Plus Hopkins would be none to pleased if one of their students is prosecuted like this. Wouldn't look good to future students/parents.

156 MandyManners  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:39:41pm

re: #140 middy

Nope. I'm just saying that an idiot standing around trying to be noticed is not a likely assassin, nor an inspiration for one.

But, he is a distraction for the cops and secret service.

157 DaddyG  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:40:04pm

re: #103 Killgore Trout The civil-war and insurrection talk is just rhetoric until someone actually does something. The brandishing of arms is about their twisted paranoia that the government will come take their Constitutional rights away.

You make too far a leap by saying "They actually want to rise up against our government." and "Their only hope of living out their revolutionary fantasies would be to kill our first black president."

They are unhinged certainly but you are exaggerating their threat and trying to mind-read their motives. Your statements would sound ridiculous if applied to gang members in DC who think it's cool to brandish weapons and talk smack about cops and other public figures.

In fact the most violent action taken by protesters in recent years has been the boming of a recruiting station in NY and the damage caused by the Earth Liberation Front.

Abortion clinic bombers, eco-terrorists, anti-millitary bombers and Campus snipers are all of the same deragned ilk and no political arm has a monopoly on whacked.

158 Occasional Reader  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:40:17pm

re: #152 OldLineTexan

Maybe Hank Johnson is in charge of when and where the KKK rides; he seems to have some idea of their schedule.

/

And what do they "ride" these days, anyway? Don't the horses get all distracted and stuff by the strip malls?

159 MandyManners  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:40:25pm

re: #148 Killgore Trout

Yeesh, the guy sounds like trouble.

Volatile.

160 avanti  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:40:52pm

Obama supports extending the Patriot act.

Heads on the left explode, film at 11. :)

161 Danny  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:40:56pm

re: #154 MandyManners

Did Johnson actually say that?

In so many words:

162 haakondahl  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:40:57pm

re: #103 Killgore Trout

I know this kid of speculation can be problematic so I won't be too surprised if this gets deleted. I'll try to tread carefully...
The Tea Party infested Paulian Republicans have some very powerful fantasies about civil war. It's not just rhetoric. They actually want to rise up against our government. Of course anything they try won't get more than a handful of militia members to hold up on a farm somewhere. They might blow up a federal building or government office but that will end it.
Their only hope of living out their revolutionary fantasies would be to kill our first black president. The resulting civil unrest would be substantial. One of the idiots is bound to take a shot sooner or later.

Kilgore, you may not be handsome, you may not be able to start a fire, and you may drive like an old lady with cataracts, but I do not think you're wrong.
These idiots are completely discrediting the right, and are going to start something.

163 ArmyWife  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:41:02pm

re: #154 MandyManners

Here is what he said -

164 Occasional Reader  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:41:05pm

re: #154 MandyManners

Did Johnson actually say that?

"Howard Johnson is right!"

165 Sharmuta  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:41:06pm

re: #129 OldLineTexan

There is no need to apologize to me about your opinion.

True. That's a strange habit of mine. I'll work on stopping that. Thanks.

166 middy  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:41:13pm

re: #149 Occasional Reader

But you agree that the USSS *have* to treat him as a potential threat, right?

Which means, he was deliberately, knowingly wasting USSS time/resources, while they were in the act of protecting the President.

Oh yes. It was a stupid stunt, and I acknowledged as much.

But apparently the USSS agrees with me that he was not a threat, and the cops agree that he was doing nothing illegal.

167 OldLineTexan  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:41:42pm

re: #148 Killgore Trout

Yeesh, the guy sounds like trouble.

I am amazed that he kept his permit.

Truly amazed.

168 Killgore Trout  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:41:46pm

re: #154 MandyManners

Sort of, watch the clip. He's talking about racism become mainstream and right and the potential dangers. He is very correct.

169 Charles Johnson  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:41:52pm

re: #140 middy

Nope. I'm just saying that an idiot standing around trying to be noticed is not a likely assassin, nor an inspiration for one.

How would you know who's a likely assassin and who isn't? Is there some kind of assassin training school they have to attend?

Assassin 101: Don't stand around trying to be noticed.

170 OldLineTexan  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:42:22pm

re: #158 Occasional Reader

And what do they "ride" these days, anyway? Don't the horses get all distracted and stuff by the strip malls?

Maybe he meant pickup trucks?

171 _RememberTonyC  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:42:23pm

re: #134 Killgore Trout

I also think that with people like drudge and Malkin now blatantly stoking racial tensions it's going to get much worse. Even the ACORN thing is going to cause a lot of resentment. ACORN provides a lot of services to most minority poor inner city residents. They will see this as racial.

There is truth in what you say. And until the conservative media gets itself away from the extremists and their points of view, all of their criticism of Obama will be dismissed as either unfair or even racist. And there is plenty of legit criticism that can be directed at the Prez, but if the critics have compromised their credibility, it will be easy for Obama and the media that loves him to dismiss the legit criticism.

172 Boondock St. Bender  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:42:39pm

another self-important jack-ass who doesn't care what havoc he could cause.
hope he enjoys his 15 min. and his family can withstand the media full cavity search they are about to get.

173 haakondahl  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:42:44pm

re: #107 middy

Good point.

It was a stupid stunt. But, I don't see how it can be extrapolated into a potential assassination or instigation thereof.

Gotta disagree. This guy personally is not necessarily that particular problem. But these folks are exactly that sort of problem.

174 Equable  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:42:45pm

re: #154 MandyManners

"We'll probably have folks puttin' on white hoods and white uniforms again, riding through the countryside intimidating people..."

Disgusting. I reiterate, is it the default position that should one disagree or speak out against a black person they are a racist and bigot?

175 Honorary Yooper  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:42:55pm

re: #141 MandyManners

The guy's a fucking nut.

Most agreed. I found the relevant Minnesota laws (I think).

624.714 CARRYING OF WEAPONS WITHOUT PERMIT; PENALTIES.
There are links to other parts of Minnesota law in there including this,
624.713 CERTAIN PERSONS NOT TO POSSESS FIREARMS.
I don't know if pepper spraying a person in a parking dispute is gross misdemeanor or not.

176 Dianna  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:43:28pm

re: #143 MandyManners

Oops. Forgot to quote.

How, please, did this lunatic idiot retain his CCW?

177 middy  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:43:31pm

re: #169 Charles

Assassin 101: Don't stand around trying to be noticed.

LOL. Sounds like a good starting point.

178 Occasional Reader  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:43:52pm

re: #157 DaddyG


You make too far a leap by saying "They actually want to rise up against our government."

Depends on which "they" we're talking about. The ones who showed up in DC carrying signs saying "We came unarmed - THIS time"? Yeah, sounds to me like they've got their "civil war" wet dream goin' on. Of course, there are a lot more people with legitimate concerns about this Administration who don't fit that mold at all.

179 What, me worry?  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:43:53pm

re: #1 DaddyG

A new political movement:

The Squeaky Frommers

lol Not funny really. I think she just got released actually.

180 Kragar  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:43:53pm

re: #169 Charles

Rule 1: Dont stand up when your name is called.

181 MandyManners  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:44:11pm

re: #161 Danny

In so many words:



Another fucking nut.

182 Sharmuta  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:44:54pm

re: #173 haakondahl

Gotta disagree. This guy personally is not necessarily that particular problem. But these folks are exactly that sort of problem.

And each instance emboldens the next guy, and the next guy after that.

183 Mad Al-Jaffee  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:45:00pm

re: #108 Cato the Elder

I know what you mean. I love Maryland, but I don't like our laws, taxes, etc. Still not leaving though.

184 Pianobuff  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:45:02pm

re: #160 avanti

Obama supports extending the Patriot act.

Heads on the left explode, film at 11. :)

They shouldn't be surprised, should they? I think many progs felt that his FISA vote well before the GE was an good indicator that Obama would hold these types of positions.

185 What, me worry?  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:45:09pm

It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye.

Or a brain.

Or an arm.

Leg.

Any resemblance of common sense.

186 MandyManners  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:45:35pm

re: #163 ArmyWife

Here is what he said -

*shaking head*

187 Honorary Yooper  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:45:37pm

re: #176 Dianna

How, please, did this lunatic idiot retain his CCW?

Apparently pepper spraying someone in the face does not constitute a gross misdemeanor (see my #175). Personally, I think the county sheriff should be questioned as to why he let this nut keep his CCW permit.

188 Killgore Trout  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:45:44pm

Plenty of racist comments on that thread about the KKK. Hot Air commenters frequently refer to Michelle Obama as "The First Wookie". Bigots.

189 SixDegrees  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:45:51pm

re: #166 middy

Oh yes. It was a stupid stunt, and I acknowledged as much.

But apparently the USSS agrees with me that he was not a threat, and the cops agree that he was doing nothing illegal.

Be sure to keep that justification in mind when this and other assinine stunts wind up enabling further restrictions on weapons.

190 Danny  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:45:57pm

re: #176 Dianna

How, please, did this lunatic idiot retain his CCW?

Apparently, no law was violated.

191 Dianna  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:46:00pm

re: #169 Charles

I suddenly flashed on the Avengers episode where Steed attends buttling school.

192 Kragar  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:46:25pm

re: #191 Dianna

I suddenly flashed on the Avengers episode where Steed attends buttling school.

Kinky

193 Occasional Reader  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:46:28pm

re: #180 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Rule 1: Dont stand up when your name is called.

I thought Rule No. 1 was "we don't talk about assassin school"?!

194 MandyManners  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:46:28pm

re: #168 Killgore Trout

Sort of, watch the clip. He's talking about racism become mainstream and right and the potential dangers. He is very correct.

No, he's not.

195 A Man for all Seasons  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:46:42pm

re: #145 Boondock St. Bender

lee harvey oswald and john wilkes booth didn't do anything wrong either ...well,up to the point that they shot the president.I guess it's o.k. if i bring my flame thrower to the next political rally they're legal here in jersey.shouldn't upset anyone ...just exercising my rights.

Nobody is going to give you grief about taking a flame thrower to Jersey.
//

196 Killgore Trout  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:46:55pm

re: #194 MandyManners

What do you hear?

197 Honorary Yooper  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:47:10pm

re: #193 Occasional Reader

I thought Rule No. 1 was "we don't talk about assassin school"?!

Wasn't that a movie starring Matt Damon?

198 Occasional Reader  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:47:42pm

re: #191 Dianna

I suddenly flashed on the Avengers episode where Steed attends buttling school.

Is "buttling" actually a word?

199 MandyManners  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:47:46pm

re: #175 Honorary Yooper

Most agreed. I found the relevant Minnesota laws (I think).

624.714 CARRYING OF WEAPONS WITHOUT PERMIT; PENALTIES.
There are links to other parts of Minnesota law in there including this,
624.713 CERTAIN PERSONS NOT TO POSSESS FIREARMS.
I don't know if pepper spraying a person in a parking dispute is gross misdemeanor or not.

Spraying someone in a verbal altercation should be.

200 MandyManners  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:48:08pm

re: #176 Dianna

How, please, did this lunatic idiot retain his CCW?

I don't think he should have.

201 Pianobuff  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:48:14pm

re: #197 Honorary Yooper

Wasn't that a movie starring Matt Damon?

Of course not. What - do you think we were bourne yesterday?

202 ArmyWife  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:48:17pm

re: #168 Killgore Trout

He is correct that because a Congressman did something completely rude, TOTALLY rude, people will now don white hoods and run through the countryside intimidating? I think not.

What the Congressman did was WRONG. Just as wrong as when the dems pulled this same crap - the 2 wrongs don't make it right, but they don't make it racist, either.

203 Creeping Eruption  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:48:35pm

re: #198 Occasional Reader

Is "buttling" actually a word?


Must be someone who is an ass. Like an "Earthling"

204 OldLineTexan  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:48:40pm

re: #198 Occasional Reader

Is "buttling" actually a word?

[Link: dictionary.reference.com...]

205 Charles Johnson  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:48:41pm

re: #188 Killgore Trout

Plenty of racist comments on that thread about the KKK. Hot Air commenters frequently refer to Michelle Obama as "The First Wookie". Bigots.

Yep. Nobody seems to care about policing any of that stuff. They let open racism stand.

206 Kragar  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:48:50pm

re: #193 Occasional Reader

I thought Rule No. 1 was "we don't talk about assassin school"?!

No, thats in the orientation. I'm talking about the instructional videos.

207 Occasional Reader  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:48:54pm

A "buttling" sounds like a very young butt to me.

208 sattv4u2  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:49:28pm

re: #196 Killgore Trout

What do you hear?

He is very correct

She (and I) disagree with that part

209 MandyManners  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:49:30pm

re: #196 Killgore Trout

What do you hear?

Calling racism because someone criticizes FCBBHO saddens and angers me.

210 Creeping Eruption  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:49:38pm

re: #207 Occasional Reader

A "buttling" sounds like a very young butt to me.

Wouldn't that be a "buttbino?"

211 haakondahl  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:49:43pm

re: #182 Sharmuta

And each instance emboldens the next guy, and the next guy after that.

These are probes. Even if not intended as such by the "perpetrators", it creates an intel-gathering opportunity without a third-party having to expose himself to observation.

212 Mad Al-Jaffee  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:50:01pm

re: #210 Creeping Eruption

Wouldn't that be a "buttbino?"

You guys are being cheeky.

213 ArmyWife  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:50:25pm

re: #188 Killgore Trout

Calling the First Lady something so degrading is disgusting and inexcusable.

214 Dianna  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:50:25pm

re: #192 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

"Better, brighter and more beautiful buttling!"

215 Pianobuff  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:50:33pm

re: #207 Occasional Reader

A "buttling" sounds like a very young butt to me.

It's what is left of a filterless cigarette after you have smoked it down as far as you possibly can without burning yourself.

216 MandyManners  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:50:47pm

re: #198 Occasional Reader

Is "buttling" actually a word?

Ask Jeeves.

217 MrSilverDragon  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:51:05pm

re: #212 Mad Al-Jaffee

You guys are being cheeky.

That cracked me up.

218 Honorary Yooper  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:51:07pm

re: #199 MandyManners

Spraying someone in a verbal altercation should be.

I agree. It was enough to send the prick to jail for 60 days.

219 DaddyG  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:51:10pm

The braggart idiots making public fools of themselves do not scare me nearly as much as the quiet underground deranged people who would take their messages and act on them.

Neither group is "mainstreaming" but both have greater access to communicating their messages with the web and e-communities.

220 reloadingisnotahobby  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:51:18pm

re: #190 Danny
If he did time in jail than believe me...A law WAS Violated!
...On second thought...
The law of "natural selection" was violated...this idiot survived to become an Adult Idiot!

221 Dianna  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:51:19pm

re: #204 OldLineTexan

[Link: dictionary.reference.com...]

I merely quote an episode of the Avengers, last seen when I was about 17.

222 pestolover  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:51:56pm

That's right, if you've got enough guns you must have an assassin, just like if you've got enough primordial mass life must begin; having no free will, it has no choice. Funny, though, how people never used to show up when Reagan and Bush were president. I ask myself, why would they show up at an Obama speech with a gun? It probably has nothing to do with Obama wanting to abridge their right to bear arms. Far more likely they're knuckle-dragging right wing Creationists, and racists too, on account of Obama being black and all. Yep, it's only a matter of time till one of them gets an itchy trigger finger.

223 Mad Al-Jaffee  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:51:57pm

re: #217 MrSilverDragon

That cracked me up.

Time for a bun pun thread?

224 MandyManners  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:52:10pm

re: #218 Honorary Yooper

I agree. It was enough to send the prick to jail for 60 days.

I'm thinking he could do with some time with a shrink. And, anger management therapy.

225 Occasional Reader  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:52:19pm

re: #221 Dianna

I merely quote an episode of the Avengers, last seen when I was about 17.

You saw it five whole years ago!

226 Danny  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:52:26pm

re: #220 reloadingisnotahobby

I was referring to carry laws.

227 haakondahl  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:52:31pm

re: #222 pestolover

Bye, now.

228 MrSilverDragon  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:52:42pm

re: #223 Mad Al-Jaffee

Time for a bun pun thread?

The anus is on someone else to keep it up.

/oh dear god why did I type that

229 ArmyWife  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:52:57pm

re: #222 pestolover

Tu tu!

230 DaddyG  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:53:26pm

re: #228 MrSilverDragon

The anus is on someone else to keep it up.

/oh dear god why did I type that

Because you can't help yourself. Admitting it is the first step to recovery.

231 sattv4u2  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:53:32pm

re: #222 pestolover

ummm,,, errr,,, gaahhh,,,
{burp}!

232 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:53:34pm
233 Occasional Reader  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:53:53pm

re: #228 MrSilverDragon

The anus is on someone else to keep it up.

/oh dear god why did I type that

Plus, your punctuation was poor; the word should have been followed by a colon.

/sorry

234 MandyManners  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:54:04pm

re: #219 DaddyG

The braggart idiots making public fools of themselves do not scare me nearly as much as the quiet underground deranged people who would take their messages and act on them.

Neither group is "mainstreaming" but both have greater access to communicating their messages with the web and e-communities.

Scott Roeder and those who helped him come to mind.

235 Boondock St. Bender  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:54:23pm

ooohhh just noticed this thread is so far flounce free!

236 Occasional Reader  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:54:57pm

Later.

237 MandyManners  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:55:02pm

re: #222 pestolover

Are ya' gonna' flounce?

238 ArmyWife  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:55:05pm

re: #232 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

fishy?

239 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:55:07pm

re: #232 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Better... shorter...

240 haakondahl  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:55:11pm

re: #235 Boondock St. Bender

ooohhh just noticed this thread is so far flounce free!

Well, I remember when this place was full of flounces. Charles, this place sucks with no flounces. I'm out of here!

241 [deleted]  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:55:11pm
242 Danny  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:55:29pm

re: #236 Occasional Reader

Later.

FLOUNCE!

//

243 sattv4u2  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:55:32pm

re: #235 Boondock St. Bender

222 is right at the precipice!

244 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:55:37pm

re: #238 ArmyWife

Coming out to your neck of the woods tonight.

245 MandyManners  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:55:54pm

re: #235 Boondock St. Bender

ooohhh just noticed this thread is so far flounce free!

Hide and watch.

246 Mad Al-Jaffee  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:56:01pm

My work day is over as well, so I'll just butt out of this discussion and go home.

247 mikalm  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:56:11pm

Not good at all. I concur with above posters -- these irresponsible idiots are just fueling the anti-gun crowd.

248 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:56:18pm

re: #246 Mad Al-Jaffee

My work day is over as well, so I'll just butt out of this discussion and go home.

FLOUNCE!

249 Honorary Yooper  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:56:19pm

re: #222 pestolover

pestolover
Karma: 5
Registered since: Apr 15, 2006 at 11:43 am
No. of comments posted: 33
No. of links posted: 2

Sock puppet much? I mean, 33 comments and 2 links in 3 years, I doubt you are anything but.

250 Charles Johnson  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:56:26pm

Wow, an angry creationist who supports bringing guns to a presidential rally!

It's a two-fer!

251 mikalm  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:56:28pm

More Flounce to the Ounce!

252 ArmyWife  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:56:34pm

re: #244 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Are you? When you tell me in advance, we should meet up. In the cover of darkness, of course.

253 Sharmuta  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:56:48pm

re: #211 haakondahl

These are probes. Even if not intended as such by the "perpetrators", it creates an intel-gathering opportunity without a third-party having to expose himself to observation.

Push the envelope just a little bit further each time...

254 cronus  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:56:53pm

re: #250 Charles

Wow, an angry creationist who supports bringing guns to a presidential rally!

It's a two-fer!

The circle is complete.

255 Mad Al-Jaffee  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:56:56pm

re: #248 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

FLOUNCE!

I ASSume I'll be talking to you later or tomorrow.

256 What, me worry?  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:57:00pm

re: #222 pestolover

Pretty much those last couple sentences pegged it right there. I know you were being sarcastic, but I'm not.

257 MandyManners  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:57:03pm

re: #241 MikeySDCA

P. G. Wodehouse actually uses the word, I've forgotten in which book. Jeeves is subbing for somebody's butler, and Bertie says that while Jeeves is a gentleman's gentleman, he can "buttle with the best of them."

It's one series that translated well to the screen.

258 reloadingisnotahobby  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:57:15pm

re: #226 Danny
Havn't read the whole thread..sorry!

259 Danny  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:57:29pm

re: #247 mikalm

Not good at all. I concur with above posters -- these irresponsible idiots are just fueling the anti-gun crowd.

Truly. So discouraging.

260 Equable  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:57:52pm

re: #139 SixDegrees:

OT, but here's my favorite video of the day, showing a couple of bastards attempting to bury an IED in a roadway...and accidentally detonating it.

Oops. Bet that's gonna sting tomorrow.



That goes well with my six-millionth post. Blammo!

re: #144 SixDegrees:

At any rate, if these comments:

Lamest, most childish excuse - for something for which there is no excuse to begin with - ever.

Congratulations on lowering the bar.

... were directed at me, I recall stating that I do not condone that sort of behavior in the house at all. There is a decorum they are mandated to follow and adhere to very strictly. I don't believe that letting him off by a mere technicality is the right thing to do at all. But he personally apologized to the President, who graciously accepted his apology.

That should be the end of it, period.

The House Democrats are demanding censure and in spite of his resolving the issue they are practically asking for the man's head. And speaking of "setting an example for the children" is laughable. Again, in 2007 the House Democrats booed President Bush outright. Did any heads roll?

No.

And in typical fashion, the Democrats are race-baiting the hell out of this. It's beyond irritating. And I am not lame or childish and I didn't lower any bar at all. Just callin' it as I see it boss.

261 MrSilverDragon  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:57:53pm

re: #222 pestolover

Besides the issues I have with your post, I'd like to bring up a name you should recognize: John W. Hinckley, Jr.

If you need me to say more, I will.

262 ArmyWife  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:58:09pm

I'm off to the barn to ride! See y'all later.

263 Charles Johnson  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:58:35pm

That reminds me, I have a great evolution post I need to write.

264 Bubbaman  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:59:02pm

Oy, more nut-jobs on the loose. Feeding time at the looney-bin

265 Kragar  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:59:47pm

re: #263 Charles

That reminds me, I have a great evolution post I need to write.

We'll need to alert the stealth down dingers and fire up the trolling gear. Make it an open registration thread too. That'll make it fun.

266 What, me worry?  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:59:48pm

Pestolover, I guess the "just being released from jail" thing doesn't worry you even in the least bit?

267 SanFranciscoZionist  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 1:59:49pm

re: #25 Diamond Bullet

I'm a big fan of the 2nd Amendment, but still - what is the point of this? To send moderates screaming for the hills? Obama is screwing up plenty on his own imho; why distract from the real issues by engaging in the obviously distasteful practice of bringing weapons to Presidential rallies?

And wouldn't the Secret Service, even after interviewing him, still have to assign someone to keep an eye on this guy? Obviously you can't just assume he's going to stand there peacefully. Even if you are entirely well-meaning and just making a crude political statement, you're making it that much harder for our President to be protected by a finite Secret Service staff.

I think one negative side effect of people saying that something is 'a privilege, not a right' is that we tend to assume that rights are something to show arrogance about. Some of these guys--it's like they think the Second Amendment's there to offer them a chance to run around acting like fools and scream "I've got a right!" if anyone challenges them.

268 Dianna  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:00:12pm

re: #225 Occasional Reader

You saw it five whole years ago!

You watch more TV than I do, or something.

269 Neutral President  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:00:38pm

re: #222 pestolover

LOL. Guns, creationism, and no racism here move along... would you like to add a statement of support for Robert Spencer in there while you are at it?

270 Flyovercountry  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:00:51pm

What these idiots are doing is very much wrong. I am positive that the Secret Service is discussing the error of their thinking at this very moment. The second amendment, as much as I agree with it, does not guarantee the right to be a threat to the POTUS. They don't realize it yet, but this will haunt them for the remainder of their lives. Unfortunately, this part of the story will be missed by everyone watching, as all too often, people fail to see the end or consequences of the story. By the way, I am certain that all of you know someone in some level of law enforcement. Shop this idea around that it's O.K. to do what these idiots are doing, use a stop watch to see how long it takes them to stop laughing or lecturing, (depending on their temperament.)

271 Equable  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:00:53pm

re: #263 Charles

I went to Cerritos College here in Southern California and my Physical Anthropology professor Mr. Rigby was amazing. If anyone is considering that course, check him out.

272 Charles Johnson  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:00:58pm

I see 'middy' liked that one too. Shocka!

273 Dianna  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:01:21pm

re: #254 cronus

The circle is complete.

Let the circle be unbroken...

274 SpaceJesus  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:01:49pm

for anyone interested in the relevant law governing this, here you go:

[Link: library2.municode.com...]


section 393 specifically

275 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:02:14pm

re: #252 ArmyWife

Are you? When you tell me in advance, we should meet up. In the cover of darkness, of course.

Just stand on the non-sun side of me.

276 Boondock St. Bender  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:02:25pm

re: #222 pestolover

you're absolutely right!Everyone should have a weapon around the president!it's not as if a few of them haven't been shot in the past!C'mon the more the merrier!

The guy was being a deuchebag plain and simple.a problem w/a neighbor that the cops had to show up for among other things.loves his family sooo much that he doesn't care that they are gonna be "vetted" out the ying-yang...deuchebag

277 DaddyG  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:02:53pm

re: #247 mikalm

Not good at all. I concur with above posters -- these irresponsible idiots are just fueling the anti-gun crowd.

Hall of Fail:
Worried about your right to free speech - shout down your congressman at a town hall.
Worried about your right to carry arms - wave them around at a Presidential event.
Worried about the strength of your country - threaten succession.
Tired of the other side calling your party Nazis - call them Nazis.
Worried about voter disenfranchisement - stand in front of a polling place with a night stick.
Tired of racism - preach racial divisiveness.

Ya gotta love the new spirit of bipartisanship.

278 Randall Gross  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:03:03pm

re: #222 pestolover

Crackpots pushing the envelope specifically to get a reaction against gun rights are more likely to lose you gun rights than President Obama.

279 Kragar  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:04:07pm

re: #273 Dianna

Let the circle be unbroken...

Things fall apart; the center cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

280 [deleted]  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:04:15pm
281 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:04:15pm

I have to drive to Richmond.

A three hour drive
A three hour drive...

282 Creeping Eruption  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:04:27pm

re: #250 Charles

Wow, an angry creationist who supports bringing guns to a presidential rally!

It's a two-fer!

Is he a troofer too? A Troofer twofer?

283 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:04:29pm

WOLVERINES!

284 DaddyG  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:04:34pm

re: #263 Charles

That reminds me, I have a great evolution post I need to write create.

FIFY (not that there is anything wrong with yours oh gracious host).

285 OldLineTexan  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:05:04pm

re: #221 Dianna

I merely quote an episode of the Avengers, last seen when I was about 17.

You were also quite correct.

286 reloadingisnotahobby  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:05:20pm

re: #281 Fat Bastard Vegetarian
Wooo Hooo!!! ROAD TRIP!!!
...Or... Sorry,that sucks!

287 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:05:31pm

re: #222 pestolover

Sit down, Francis.

288 SanFranciscoZionist  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:05:38pm

re: #55 idioma

Obama is touring for health care reform, and you decide to bring a gun?

What will you bring if Obama is touring for tougher gun control?

"Never use a cannon to kill a fly."

I think you answered your own question. They will bring cannon.

289 MrSilverDragon  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:05:59pm

re: #281 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

I have to drive to Richmond.

A three hour drive
A three hour drive...

Hrmm, looking out the window, the weather is staring to get rough...

290 Kragar  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:06:20pm

re: #283 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

WOLVERINES!

CHIHUAHUAS!

291 mikalm  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:06:59pm

re: #290 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

CHIHUAHUAS!

OPOSSUMS!

292 Bubbaman  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:07:01pm

re: #278 Thanos

Precisely! It's one thing to bring a poster to a protest, it's another to bring a gun looking for a confrontation. This nut-job gives credence to the lawmakers who wish to assail the 2nd Amendment.

293 [deleted]  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:07:27pm
294 HelloDare  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:07:29pm
295 Creeping Eruption  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:07:38pm

re: #281 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

I have to drive to Richmond.

A three hour drive
A three hour drive...

AS long as you have Mary Anne and Ginger riding in your car, you should be ok.

296 Dianna  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:07:43pm

re: #279 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Now you've done it. Cato the Elder is going to complain we don't know any other poems by Yeats.

297 MrSilverDragon  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:08:14pm

re: #290 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

CHIHUAHUAS!

I saw that movie just recently, because my fiancee wanted to see it. She is now forced to watch a terrible movie of my choosing. I'm thinking something like Cannibal Holocaust would be good revenge.

298 SanFranciscoZionist  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:08:21pm

re: #64 Cannadian Club Akbar

It's only the President.
/

Or, as Molly Ivins used to call Bush Sr., The Only President We Got.

299 mikalm  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:08:22pm

re: #296 Dianna

Now you've done it. Cato the Elder is going to complain we don't know any other poems by Yeats.

Can I quote, "The Song of the Wandering Aengus"?

300 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:08:43pm

re: #296 Dianna

Now you've done it. Cato the Elder is going to complain we don't know any other poems by Yeats.

There's that one about the guy from Nantucket...

301 Creeping Eruption  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:09:08pm

re: #297 MrSilverDragon

I saw that movie just recently, because my fiancee wanted to see it. She is now forced to watch a terrible movie of my choosing. I'm thinking something like Cannibal Holocaust would be good revenge.

A Polish Vampire in Burbank. After that, I promise, she will never make you watch a movie again.

302 OldLineTexan  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:09:10pm

re: #298 SanFranciscoZionist

Or, as Molly Ivins used to call Bush Sr., The Only President We Got.

Boy, there's a bitter columnist from the past.

303 mikalm  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:09:32pm

re: #297 MrSilverDragon

I saw that movie just recently, because my fiancee wanted to see it. She is now forced to watch a terrible movie of my choosing. I'm thinking something like Cannibal Holocaust would be good revenge.

100% true: I'm currently "co-producing" a movie called Nudist Camp Zombie Massacre!

304 OldLineTexan  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:09:32pm

re: #300 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

There's that one about the guy from Nantucket...

OK, I JUST THOUGHT THAT.

One of us should be very, very afraid.

305 sattv4u2  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:09:58pm

re: #281 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

I have to drive to Richmond.

A three hour drive
A three hour drive...

Walk,,,it's good for you!

306 Kragar  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:10:09pm

re: #296 Dianna

Now you've done it. Cato the Elder is going to complain we don't know any other poems by Yeats.

NOW all the truth is out,
Be secret and take defeat
From any brazen throat,
For how can you compete,
Being honour bred, with one
Who, were it proved he lies,
Were neither shamed in his own
Nor in his neighbours’ eyes?

307 MrSilverDragon  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:10:10pm

re: #301 Creeping Eruption

A Polish Vampire in Burbank. After that, I promise, she will never make you watch a movie again.

Oh my goodness, I haven't seen that movie in years!

"Dupah, is that Polish?"

308 Killgore Trout  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:10:16pm

re: #209 MandyManners

Joe Wilson is a remember of groups on the SPLC hate watch list. The guy is a racist or at least a member of racist organizations. I don't think it that outlandish to bring up the KKK. Today I have just appalled and shocked at overt displays of racism from the right. They aren't even attempting to hide it anymore. Yes,, the left has overplayed the race card at times but this is not one of them.

309 Boondock St. Bender  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:10:22pm

re: #263 Charles

Should be quite the flounce -fest!
And it'll give the stalkers something to jibber about!
win-win

310 Fenway_Nation  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:10:24pm

re: #303 mikalm

Does our own Zombie know about this?

311 OldLineTexan  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:10:34pm

re: #299 mikalm

Can I quote, "The Song of the Wandering Aengus"?

Once upon a hillside dreary
Pondrin' life, long and weary
I chanced to see a glimpse of sun
Then ended up on a bun

/

312 Killgore Trout  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:10:47pm

re: #280 taxfreekiller

Any word on Realwest?

313 Kragar  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:10:52pm

re: #297 MrSilverDragon

I saw that movie just recently, because my fiancee wanted to see it. She is now forced to watch a terrible movie of my choosing. I'm thinking something like Cannibal Holocaust would be good revenge.

Peter Jackson's Dead-Alive would be a good call.

314 Honorary Yooper  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:10:54pm

re: #283 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

WOLVERINES!

SKUNKS!

/Oh, waitaminute, I thought you were talking about the Uof M.

315 Kobyashi Maru  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:10:59pm

Archie Bunker had it right; give a gun to everybody at a rally, everybody who gets on a plane, make everybody carry open, crime would go down a lot, I'm sure...

/

316 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:11:14pm

re: #301 Creeping Eruption

A Polish Vampire in Burbank. After that, I promise, she will never make you watch a movie again.


One word..."Gymkata".

317 Creeping Eruption  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:11:19pm

re: #307 MrSilverDragon

Oh my goodness, I haven't seen that movie in years!

"Dupah, is that Polish?"

Oh my goodness! The other person to have watched that movie. I always knew you were out there.

318 Dianna  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:11:30pm

re: #299 mikalm

Can I quote, "The Song of the Wandering Aengus"?

Do.

319 MrSilverDragon  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:11:40pm

re: #313 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Peter Jackson's Dead-Alive would be a good call.

Hrmm, that's a good one too... or perhaps "Meet the Feebles", or as I call it, muppet porn.

320 Honorary Yooper  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:12:01pm

re: #303 mikalm

100% true: I'm currently "co-producing" a movie called Nudist Camp Zombie Massacre!

Somehow, for some reason, I figure that will not have a "G" rating from the MPAA.

321 Fenway_Nation  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:12:04pm

re: #308 Killgore Trout

OoOoooh...the SPLC. That's almost as credible as Media Matters...

322 Charles Johnson  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:12:48pm

re: #321 Fenway_Nation

OoOoooh...the SPLC. That's almost as credible as Media Matters...

The Southern Poverty Law Center is an extremely credible source.

323 Boondock St. Bender  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:12:56pm

re: #321 Fenway_Nation

their info is usually good.

324 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:13:04pm

re: #303 mikalm

100% true: I'm currently "co-producing" a movie called Nudist Camp Zombie Massacre!

I've never seen a nudist that I would want to see nude.

325 mikalm  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:13:09pm

re: #318 Dianna

Do.

The Song of Wandering Aengus

I WENT out to the hazel wood,
Because a fire was in my head,
And cut and peeled a hazel wand,
And hooked a berry to a thread;
And when white moths were on the wing,
And moth-like stars were flickering out,
I dropped the berry in a stream
And caught a little silver trout.

When I had laid it on the floor
I went to blow the fire a-flame,
But something rustled on the floor,
And someone called me by my name:
It had become a glimmering girl
With apple blossom in her hair
Who called me by my name and ran
And faded through the brightening air.

Though I am old with wandering
Through hollow lands and hilly lands,
I will find out where she has gone,
And kiss her lips and take her hands;
And walk among long dappled grass,
And pluck till time and times are done,
The silver apples of the moon,
The golden apples of the sun.

326 Kragar  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:13:30pm

re: #319 MrSilverDragon

Hrmm, that's a good one too... or perhaps "Meet the Feebles", or as I call it, muppet porn.

See if she can make it thru the Sodomy Song.

327 sattv4u2  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:13:46pm

re: #308 Killgore Trout

Yes,, the left has overplayed the race card at times

At TIMES? There are people who have made carrers out of it

328 OldLineTexan  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:13:48pm

re: #288 SanFranciscoZionist

I think you answered your own question. They will bring cannon.

You'll have to borrow the horses back from the KKK to drag them.

They're heavy.

329 Honorary Yooper  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:14:15pm

re: #321 Fenway_Nation

OoOoooh...the SPLC. That's almost as credible as Media Matters...

No, they're far more credible, and have been tracking racial hate groups of all kinds (KKK, Nazis, Nation of Islam, etc) for decades. Media Matters is about as credible as Glenn Beck.

330 OldLineTexan  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:14:35pm

re: #327 sattv4u2

Yes,, the left has overplayed the race card at times

At TIMES? There are people who have made carrers out of it

They're not true leftists.

331 [deleted]  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:14:40pm
332 Creeping Eruption  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:14:42pm

I couldn't resist this OT, seeing as we are talking about idiots of the first order:Man on Wheelchair Busted for Drunk Driving

There is even video.

333 mikalm  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:15:01pm

re: #310 Fenway_Nation

Does our own Zombie know about this?

Nope. Unless s/he's watching this thread. We're both pretty eclectic, so I'm sure The Undead One will approve, or at least be amused.

334 reloadingisnotahobby  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:15:35pm

re: #294 HelloDare

Good hell!!
D Street in San Berdoo WAS the red light district in the 20's and 30's!!!
Way to go Theresa!!
HA!
She basically said she pre meditated murdering her husband!

335 avanti  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:16:04pm

re: #209 MandyManners

Calling racism because someone criticizes FCBBHO saddens and angers me.

Calling the POTUS, FCBBHO saddens and angers me me too.

336 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:16:41pm

Anybody heard from Realwest?

337 SpaceJesus  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:16:52pm

re: #321 Fenway_Nation

OoOoooh...the SPLC. That's almost as credible as Media Matters...

what

338 DaddyG  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:17:01pm

re: #308 Killgore Trout Please show the source for the Joe Wilson hate group link.

He was boorish and childish but I've not yet seen where he's a sheet wearin' swastika salutin South Carolinian Supremist.

I am prepared to eat crow but right now all I can hear you saying is "I see racists!"

339 A Man for all Seasons  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:17:33pm

re: #336 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Anybody heard from Realwest?

Yes.I talked him last night.. The new meds are making him very sleepy...

340 MandyManners  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:17:35pm

re: #308 Killgore Trout

Joe Wilson is a remember of groups on the SPLC hate watch list. The guy is a racist or at least a member of racist organizations. I don't think it that outlandish to bring up the KKK. Today I have just appalled and shocked at overt displays of racism from the right. They aren't even attempting to hide it anymore. Yes,, the left has overplayed the race card at times but this is not one of them.

Surely you're not saying that all criticism of FCBBHO is racist.

341 Shiplord Kirel  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:17:46pm

So, what color will the tea-partiers papier-mache tank be? I can't see them using pink.
Oh wait. They'll bring a real tank.

(Back in the 80s, a Larouchie candidate actually did use a real tank, borrowed from a collector, in a parade. This emphasized LR's promise to roll tanks down the streets of Chicago to control drug dealers.)

342 OldLineTexan  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:18:19pm

re: #337 SpaceJesus

what

Ooh! I know the answer to that one!

Chicken butt.

343 Fenway_Nation  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:18:20pm

re: #338 DaddyG

Oh...he's a seekrit Klansman. Unlike Robert Byrd...

344 Erik The Red  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:18:40pm

re: #310 Fenway_Nation

Hey FN and old friend is trying to get in contact with you. My name is blue, send me an email and I will forward it to them :)))

345 SanFranciscoZionist  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:18:52pm

re: #188 Killgore Trout

Plenty of racist comments on that thread about the KKK. Hot Air commenters frequently refer to Michelle Obama as "The First Wookie". Bigots.

You know, part of me is glad I don't think Joe Lieberman, or any other Jewish politician, has a real shot at the presidency any time soon. This is scaring me bad enough.

346 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:18:54pm

re: #339 HoosierHoops

Thanks Hoops.

So, what did you think of that catch that the refs took back last night.

Super shitty call if you ask me.

347 Kragar  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:18:57pm

Conspiracy Theorist Convinces Neil Armstrong Moon Landing Was Faked

Apollo 11 mission commander and famed astronaut Neil Armstrong shocked reporters at a press conference Monday, announcing he had been convinced that his historic first step on the moon was part of an elaborate hoax orchestrated by the United States government.

According to Armstrong, he was forced to reconsider every single detail of the monumental journey after watching a few persuasive YouTube videos, and reading several blog posts on conspiracy theorist Ralph Coleman's website, OmissionControl.org.

348 [deleted]  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:19:17pm
349 code red 21  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:19:24pm

What a dumb ass. That being said I picked upped my Taurus 5 shot 2" barrel without a hammer .357 magnum on Sunday from the gun show. I will not take it to a political rally, you need to have some sense about what your doing, and obviously this tool doesn't.

350 Equable  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:19:36pm

re: #343 Fenway_Nation

Are you going to catch the Sox/Angels game today?

351 Killgore Trout  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:19:36pm

re: #338 DaddyG

Rep. Joe Wilson member of Confederate group?


This is an organization that, as the SPLC has detailed assiduously, has been taken over in the past decade by radical neo-Confederates who favor secession and defend slavery as a benign institution. Leading the takeover is a radical racist who's been an important legal figure on the far right for some years.
352 MandyManners  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:19:59pm

Gotta' go check The Kid's math homework. bbiab

353 cronus  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:20:00pm

re: #308 Killgore Trout

Joe Wilson is a remember of groups on the SPLC hate watch list. The guy is a racist or at least a member of racist organizations. I don't think it that outlandish to bring up the KKK. Today I have just appalled and shocked at overt displays of racism from the right. They aren't even attempting to hide it anymore. Yes,, the left has overplayed the race card at times but this is not one of them.

Which groups are you referring to?

354 Dianna  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:20:08pm

re: #340 MandyManners

Surely you're not saying that all criticism of FCBBHO is racist.

I fear that is a popular meme. I think it's ridiculous.

355 Fenway_Nation  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:20:27pm

re: #340 MandyManners


IIRC, all criticism of illigal immigrants was construed as anti-Latino racism (even tho' not all illegals were Latino) a few years back. Maybe I'm mistaken, but that sentiment seemed to be echoed by the Southern Poverty Law Center at the time...

356 Cato the Elder  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:20:39pm

re: #296 Dianna

Now you've done it. Cato the Elder is going to complain we don't know any other poems by Yeats.

Indeed. Poor Yeats.

We had a student newspaper in high school called "The Rough Beast". It was shut down for being too, umm, rough-tongued.

Every half-assed prognosticator, doomsayer, threat-seer, end-times smeller and amateur vaticinator quotes that damned poem as if nothing more foreboding could possibly be conceived. Try any prophetic book in the Bible, folks.

Next time I find the time to engage in some automatic writing, I'm going to ask Willie Butler what he thinks of it all. I bet he wishes he'd never written it.

357 MrSilverDragon  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:20:39pm

Well folks, it's time to go home and work on the honeydo list, hope y'all have a great night!

358 Honorary Yooper  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:21:22pm

re: #338 DaddyG

Here's the Wiki on Joe Wilson. I find it interesting that he voted against the removal of the Confederate (loser) flag from the SC state capitol.

359 Charles Johnson  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:21:24pm

If you look into the history of the right wing's demonization of the Southern Poverty Law Center, it's pretty clear that smear campaign against them was launched because they were exposing the many connections of right wing politicians and pundits to racist and white supremacist groups.

Connections that are real and factual and proven. Connections such as we see with Robert Stacy McCain and others who are now being held up as wonderful people by the right wing blogosphere.

The hatred directed against the SPLC is a direct consequence of how effective they have been.

360 lostlakehiker  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:21:26pm

re: #228 MrSilverDragon

The anus is on someone else to keep it up.

/oh dear god why did I type that

Bow low, prostate thyself, and humbly apologize for that awful pun.

361 DaddyG  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:21:35pm

re: #345 SanFranciscoZionist

You know, part of me is glad I don't think Joe Lieberman, or any other Jewish politician, has a real shot at the presidency any time soon. This is scaring me bad enough.

I had real fears about what a Romney candidacy meant for Mormons (LDS) but I didn't generalize bigotry to all political opponents of his.

362 Dianna  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:21:43pm

re: #341 Shiplord Kirel

That would get your attention!

It would also, immediately, lose 75% of the vote, but don't let that get in the way of a publicity stunt.

363 Fenway_Nation  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:22:14pm

re: #344 Erik The Red

Hey there...still got some Rands to change back to dollars? Looks like the exchange rate is in the Rand's favor right now.

364 Dianna  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:22:33pm

re: #356 Cato the Elder

Indeed. Poor Yeats.

We had a student newspaper in high school called "The Rough Beast". It was shut down for being too, umm, rough-tongued.

Every half-assed prognosticator, doomsayer, threat-seer, end-times smeller and amateur vaticinator quotes that damned poem as if nothing more foreboding could possibly be conceived. Try any prophetic book in the Bible, folks.

Next time I find the time to engage in some automatic writing, I'm going to ask Willie Butler what he thinks of it all. I bet he wishes he'd never written it.

Not so much as he got to wishing he'd never written about the wild swans. School kids kept reciting it at him.

365 A Man for all Seasons  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:22:56pm

re: #346 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

Thanks Hoops.

So, what did you think of that catch that the refs took back last night.

Super shitty call if you ask me.

The touchdown catch? Reading over at ESPN today.. They listed the rules..If you hit the ground and the ball touched the ground it can't move at all.. A movement of the ball means lack of control and possession..
That's the reader's digest version...

366 SixDegrees  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:23:22pm

re: #341 Shiplord Kirel

So, what color will the tea-partiers papier-mache tank be? I can't see them using pink.

Since they're plumbing new depths, I'm voting for coral.

367 Fenway_Nation  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:24:10pm

re: #350 Equable


Looks like I might miss the first few innings, so...maybe.

368 mikalm  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:24:26pm

re: #364 Dianna

How about "Easter 1916"?

369 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:24:42pm

re: #365 HoosierHoops
He wuz robbed.

Oh yeah. Richmond. Three hour drive...

370 Erik The Red  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:25:31pm

re: #363 Fenway_Nation

Hey there...still got some Rands to change back to dollars? Looks like the exchange rate is in the Rand's favor right now.

LOL. I do. I still have some money over there. My S.African CC is starting to smoke. :)

371 Dianna  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:27:13pm

re: #368 mikalm

How about "Easter 1916"?

Please!

372 SixDegrees  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:28:24pm

re: #308 Killgore Trout

Joe Wilson is a remember of groups on the SPLC hate watch list. The guy is a racist or at least a member of racist organizations. I don't think it that outlandish to bring up the KKK. Today I have just appalled and shocked at overt displays of racism from the right. They aren't even attempting to hide it anymore. Yes,, the left has overplayed the race card at times but this is not one of them.

I'm not surprised by this. The Tea Parties are lousy with Birchers, and the Birchers were joined to the Klan at the hip around these parts before both groups were driven underground, or deeper underground. With Bircher resurgence, you can bet that the KKK isn't at all far behind.

And Ron Paul has actively courted both groups. I'm beginning to see a strong pattern emerging here.

373 SanFranciscoZionist  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:28:29pm

re: #343 Fenway_Nation

Oh...he's a seekrit Klansman. Unlike Robert Byrd...

I still don't know what Dr. Naughty meant by that, and it sort of hurts my feelers...

374 Cato the Elder  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:28:56pm

This just in: Jessica Simpson's dog snatched by coyotes in front of her eyes.

And she offered a reward. To the coyotes?!?

She really is a dumb blonde.

375 [deleted]  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:29:29pm
376 mikalm  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:29:41pm

re: #371 Dianna

Please!

Easter, 1916
W.B. Yeats

I HAVE met them at close of day
Coming with vivid faces
From counter or desk among grey
Eighteenth-century houses.
I have passed with a nod of the head
Or polite meaningless words,
Or have lingered awhile and said
Polite meaningless words,
And thought before I had done
Of a mocking tale or a gibe
To please a companion
Around the fire at the club,
Being certain that they and I
But lived where motley is worn:
All changed, changed utterly:
A terrible beauty is born.

That woman's days were spent
In ignorant good-will,
Her nights in argument
Until her voice grew shrill.
What voice more sweet than hers
When, young and beautiful,
She rode to harriers?
This man had kept a school
And rode our winged horse;
This other his helper and friend
Was coming into his force;
He might have won fame in the end,
So sensitive his nature seemed,
So daring and sweet his thought.
This other man I had dreamed
A drunken, vainglorious lout.
He had done most bitter wrong
To some who are near my heart,
Yet I number him in the song;
He, too, has resigned his part
In the casual comedy;
He, too, has been changed in his turn,
Transformed utterly:
A terrible beauty is born.

Hearts with one purpose alone
Through summer and winter seem
Enchanted to a stone
To trouble the living stream.
The horse that comes from the road.
The rider, the birds that range
From cloud to tumbling cloud,
Minute by minute they change;
A shadow of cloud on the stream
Changes minute by minute;
A horse-hoof slides on the brim,
And a horse plashes within it;
The long-legged moor-hens dive,
And hens to moor-cocks call;
Minute by minute they live:
The stone's in the midst of all.

Too long a sacrifice
Can make a stone of the heart.
O when may it suffice?
That is Heaven's part, our part
To murmur name upon name,
As a mother names her child
When sleep at last has come
On limbs that had run wild.
What is it but nightfall?
No, no, not night but death;
Was it needless death after all?
For England may keep faith
For all that is done and said.
We know their dream; enough
To know they dreamed and are dead;
And what if excess of love
Bewildered them till they died?
I write it out in a verse -
MacDonagh and MacBride
And Connolly and Pearse
Now and in time to be,
Wherever green is worn,
Are changed, changed utterly:
A terrible beauty is born.

377 DaddyG  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:29:46pm

re: #351 Killgore Trout

Rep. Joe Wilson member of Confederate group?

Experts say the divisions within the Sons [of Confererate Veterans] vary between two extremes. On one side are the traditionalists, members who focus on cleaning up Confederate grave sites and conducting Civil War re-enactments.

On the other side are the so-called Lunatics, up to 2,000 members who deride traditionalists as "grannies'' and belong to camps named after notorious Southern figures such as John Wilkes Booth and Jesse James.

So which side do you figure Joe Wilson is on? There are a lot of good non-racist people who descended from Confederate Veterans who would still take pride in their ancestry.

I am known to have several Union Veterans in my family tree but my Southern neighbors allowed me to live in Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Joe also has been a member of the Columbia World Affairs Council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Sinclair Lodge 154, Jamil Temple, Woodmen of the World, Sons of Confederate Veterans, ...

This is an organization that, as the SPLC has detailed assiduously, has been taken over in the past decade by radical neo-Confederates who favor secession and defend slavery as a benign institution.

Anyone know what groups Joe Wilson is currently affiliated with and sympathizes with?

Again - his actions were dumb and boorish on the floor of the legislature but racist?

378 mikalm  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:30:21pm

re: #374 Cato the Elder

This just in: Jessica Simpson's dog snatched by coyotes in front of her eyes.

And she offered a reward. To the coyotes?!?

She really is a dumb blonde.

Yup. Industrial-strength stupid.

379 Kosh's Shadow  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:30:26pm

re: #374 Cato the Elder

This just in: Jessica Simpson's dog snatched by coyotes in front of her eyes.

And she offered a reward. To the coyotes?!?

She really is a dumb blonde.

When I see signs about missing cats where I live, I avoid the urge to call the number and say "I saw the cat. It was delicious. Wiley Coyote."

380 Fenway_Nation  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:30:57pm

re: #375 buzzsawmonkey


That's begging for a LoLCoyote moment...

381 Kosh's Shadow  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:31:33pm

re: #372 SixDegrees

I'm not surprised by this. The Tea Parties are lousy with Birchers, and the Birchers were joined to the Klan at the hip around these parts before both groups were driven underground, or deeper underground. With Bircher resurgence, you can bet that the KKK isn't at all far behind.

And Ron Paul has actively courted both groups. I'm beginning to see a strong pattern emerging here.

They're going to make sure the Republicans don't get any Jew or black to vote for them for the next 20 years.

382 Dianna  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:31:47pm

As for me:

Cato, especially for you:

Leda and the Swan

A sudden blow: the great wings beating still
Above the staggering girl, her thighs caressed
By the dark webs, her nape caught in his bill,
He holds her helpless breast upon his breast.

How can those terrified vague fingers push
The feathered glory from her loosening thighs?
And how can body, laid in that white rush,
But feel the strange heart beating where it lies?

A shudder in the loins engenders there
The broken wall, the burning roof and tower
And Agamemnon dead.
Being so caught up,
So mastered by the brute blood of the air,
Did she put on his knowledge with his power
Before the indifferent beak could let her drop?

That's off the top of my head, and I'm pretty sure I messed up the line-break after "And Agamemnon."

383 reine.de.tout  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:31:48pm

re: #379 Kosh's Shadow

When I see signs about missing cats where I live, I avoid the urge to call the number and say "I saw the cat. It was delicious. Wiley Coyote."

Oh, that would be so cruel.
As the proud servant to 4 cats, I'm glad you resist the urge.

(We also have a dog, who helps us serve the cats)

384 SixDegrees  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:32:23pm

Oldest Medal of Honor Recipient, 100.

An incredible story here.

385 Kosh's Shadow  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:32:39pm

re: #380 Fenway_Nation

That's begging for a LoLCoyote moment...

She's found a detective willing to look for the cat. A Mr. R. Runner.

386 [deleted]  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:32:57pm
387 Shiplord Kirel  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:33:01pm

re: #374 Cato the Elder

This just in: Jessica Simpson's dog snatched by coyotes in front of her eyes.

And she offered a reward. To the coyotes?!?

She really is a dumb blonde.

I love coyotes, real survivors, and ingenious as well:

At one location in Southern California, coyotes began relying on a colony of feral cats as a food source. Over time, the coyotes killed most of the cats, and then continued to eat the cat food placed daily at the colony site by citizens who were maintaining the cat colony
388 Athos  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:33:01pm

re: #372 SixDegrees

And Ron Paul has actively courted both groups. I'm beginning to see a strong pattern emerging here.

Let's also not forget the work courting both of these groups and the neo-confederates done by Paul's former flunky - Lew Rockwell...

389 mikalm  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:33:06pm

re: #382 Dianna

That's off the top of my head

Damn -- I've just been copying-n-pasting from the Web!

/but Billy Y. is still one of my favorite po8s

390 Fenway_Nation  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:33:35pm

re: #385 Kosh's Shadow


Did the coyote act alone, or did he use an array of complex ACME machinery?

391 cronus  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:33:38pm

re: #351 Killgore Trout

Rep. Joe Wilson member of Confederate group?

According to the wikipedia entry this group has experienced non-stop infighting for the last decade. It would help to know if Wilson joined when they had a more benign reputation or more recently. Unless that can be stipulated insinuating that his outburst was racially motivated seems like a stretch.

392 SanFranciscoZionist  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:33:52pm

re: #356 Cato the Elder

Indeed. Poor Yeats.

We had a student newspaper in high school called "The Rough Beast". It was shut down for being too, umm, rough-tongued.

Every half-assed prognosticator, doomsayer, threat-seer, end-times smeller and amateur vaticinator quotes that damned poem as if nothing more foreboding could possibly be conceived. Try any prophetic book in the Bible, folks.

Next time I find the time to engage in some automatic writing, I'm going to ask Willie Butler what he thinks of it all. I bet he wishes he'd never written it.

No, he wished he'd never written "The Lake-Isle of Innisfree", after hearing it recited by little girls in school uniform for decades. OK, different Yeats:

Why should I blame her that she filled my days
With misery, or that she would of late
Have taught to ignorant men most violent ways,
Or hurled the little streets upon the great,
Had they but courage equal to desire?
What could have made her peaceful with a mind
That nobleness made simple as a fire,
With beauty like a tightened bow, a kind
That is not natural in an age like this,
Being high and solitary and most stern?
Why, what could she have done, being what she is?
Was there another Troy for her to burn?

He was a snob, and a poser, and a bit of a wanker was Yeats, but the gift was from God.

393 Kosh's Shadow  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:34:02pm

re: #383 reine.de.tout

Oh, that would be so cruel.
As the proud servant to 4 cats, I'm glad you resist the urge.

(We also have a dog, who helps us serve the cats)

But given the number of coyotes and fishers around, cats should be kept inside at night.
(Fishers make weird sounds, kind of like a catfight but more frightening. Sets our dogs barking and howling.)

394 SixDegrees  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:34:53pm

re: #381 Kosh's Shadow

They're going to make sure the Republicans don't get any Jew or black to vote for them for the next 20 years.

Probably longer, if the current hate fest rolls on for much more time.

395 Kosh's Shadow  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:35:20pm

re: #390 Fenway_Nation

Did the coyote act alone, or did he use an array of complex ACME machinery?

Alone, I think. I've found coyote droppings in our yard, but never any ACME boxes.

396 Equable  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:35:27pm

re: #372 SixDegrees

It's beyond shameful that organizations such as those leap on to the coat tails of what could have been great movements; at least they seemed to be great at first, and could have made great headway.

Of course these cats are going to catch the camera eye and the people will see little more than the bone heads that use these movements and their events with which to expound on their bullshittery. And it's only fair, we paid an awful lot of attention to all of the Che t-shirts and hammer/sickles during what should have been legitimate Democrat rallies/events.

It seems that the adage about bad apples is dead and cremated with the ashes missing.

397 SanFranciscoZionist  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:36:11pm

re: #361 DaddyG

I had real fears about what a Romney candidacy meant for Mormons (LDS) but I didn't generalize bigotry to all political opponents of his.

I don't think anyone here is doing that, but some of the things we've seen over the last couple of weeks have been unnerving.

398 Dianna  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:36:51pm

re: #389 mikalm

The other night, I woke up, terribly anxious, and (don't ask why, I really don't know) with Excelsior! stuck in my head.

I couldn't go back to sleep until I'd managed to remember every line of it.

399 [deleted]  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:37:39pm
400 Dianna  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:38:40pm

re: #392 SanFranciscoZionist

He was a snob, and a poser, and a bit of a wanker was Yeats, but the gift was from God.

That bears repeating!

Just remember, being talented does not equate to being an all around great guy.

401 Erik The Red  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:38:44pm

re: #390 Fenway_Nation

Hey FN. I am still waiting for your email. :))) My name is blue.

402 reine.de.tout  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:39:24pm

re: #393 Kosh's Shadow

But given the number of coyotes and fishers around, cats should be kept inside at night.
(Fishers make weird sounds, kind of like a catfight but more frightening. Sets our dogs barking and howling.)

Hm.
We do bring them in at night, IF they want. Sometimes they want to stay out and that's cool. We haven't lost one yet. We have more of a problem with raccoons and opossums, and the occasional urban fox. I've never seen a coyote, and the foxes leave the cats alone.

403 Fenway_Nation  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:39:44pm

Jeez...most of the SPLC articles on illegal immigration date back to 2001. Eight years later, with the shitty economy, advent of swine flu and the bloodiest narcoinsurgency spiraling out of control in Mexico, the articles sort of take on this la-la-la-there's-no-problem-la-la la-you're-the-problem quality.

404 Sharmuta  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:39:50pm

re: #391 cronus

There's more:

What we do know is that while serving as a state senator, Wilson led an SCV-inspired campaign in 2000 to keep the Confederate flag flying above South Carolina’s state capitol. “The Southern heritage, the Confederate heritage, is very honorable,” Wilson proclaimed at the time, responding to critics of the Confederate flag.

I want nothing to do with this guy- his associations stink.

405 Dianna  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:41:01pm

re: #399 buzzsawmonkey

I can never remember the poem, but I've pulled plenty of excelsior out of shipping boxes over the years.

I sometimes wonder about my memory, particularly in the dead of night.

406 Fenway_Nation  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:42:14pm

re: #401 Erik The Red

Having a hard time getting the mail application to open.

407 SanFranciscoZionist  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:43:56pm

And hey, while we're doing gloomy poems: Akhmatova:

The Last Toast

I drink to our ruined house,
to the dolor of my life,
to our loneliness together,
and to you I raise my glass,
to lying lips that have betrayed us,
to dead-cold, pitiless eyes,
and to the hard realities:
that the world is brutal and coarse,
that God in fact has not saved us.

408 Equable  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:44:03pm

re: #404 Sharmuta

Yeah I am doing some deeper research myself. Again, it's a bum deal that individuals such as this are elected into power and make headway.

Again, I don't condone his outburst but it did show the left's blatant hypocrisy, arrogance and general disregard for the ever so high morals that they foist upon all of us.

409 Erik The Red  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:44:19pm

re: #406 Fenway_Nation

Having a hard time getting the mail application to open.

OK when you are ready then. :)

410 DaddyG  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:44:58pm

re: #358 Honorary Yooper

Here's the Wiki on Joe Wilson. I find it interesting that he voted against the removal of the Confederate (loser) flag from the SC state capitol.

OK I'm tasting a bit of crow - but it is more of an appetizer than a meal. :-)

411 bofhell  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:45:45pm

re: #139 SixDegrees

SILENCE!!!

I KEEEL YOU!

412 DaddyG  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:47:23pm

re: #404 Sharmuta

There's more:


I want nothing to do with this guy- his associations stink.


In Georgia we realized that our heritage was the original post Civil War State flag not the replacement confederate battle emblem put up as a slap to the face of the civil rights movement. Thank goodness.

413 bofhell  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:47:30pm

re: #164 Occasional Reader

And now let us read from books of Matthew, Luke, and Duck.

414 Dianna  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:47:36pm

re: #407 SanFranciscoZionist

You do know I'm a bit loopy over Akhmatova?

415 cronus  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:48:25pm

re: #404 Sharmuta

There's more:

I want nothing to do with this guy- his associations stink.

I'm not defending the honor of Joe Wilson. Frankly a vote to continue flying the confederate flag would be enough to disqualify him from ever receiving my vote. But I was specifically responding to the assertion that his outburst was racially motivated based on past/recent/still current (I'm asking because I have no clue) membership in a single organization.

416 theheat  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:49:58pm

re: #77 Cato the Elder

Best true story I've heard in awhile. Always been a fan of the Samurai.

417 zelnaga  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 2:59:38pm

re: #103 Killgore Trout

I know this kid of speculation can be problematic so I won't be too surprised if this gets deleted. I'll try to tread carefully...
The Tea Party infested Paulian Republicans have some very powerful fantasies about civil war. It's not just rhetoric. They actually want to rise up against our government. Of course anything they try won't get more than a handful of militia members to hold up on a farm somewhere.


Given that the militia members likely to join in such an act are likely inflating the number of attendees of the 9/12 DC Tea Party, it does not seem all that unreasonable to think that their own estimates as to how many people would rise up with them are similarly inflated.

418 Cato the Elder  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 3:06:01pm

Well, one good thing about that Yeats quote. It brought out enough others for a small, public-domain anthology. Thanks, all!

419 lurking faith  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 3:08:47pm

re: #222 pestolover

Pssst - your stupid is showing.

If you show up to a Presidential event with a gun, the Secret Service has to pay attention to you. Because you present a clear threat - and you intended to. "I am armed; don't mess with me or you'll be sorry."

They also would have to consider that you might be there, in all your obviousness, to provide a distraction so that some co-conspirator could act.

420 lurking faith  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 3:12:18pm

re: #386 buzzsawmonkey

Many updings! (My favorite William Carlos Williams.)

421 lurking faith  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 3:16:23pm

re: #339 HoosierHoops

Thanks; I've been worried at not seeing him here.

422 debutaunt  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 3:29:04pm

re: #112 lawhawk

OT:
Rangel says Obama's health plan price tag is too low. That's just the start of the WTF moments in this AP story:


Taken off guard? Who's running the show in DC? Obama's WH staffers aren't talking with House and Senate leaders, let alone the guy in charge of Ways and Means? Or is that shoddy reporting?

Meanwhile, Rangel is being Rangel in saying that $900 billion is too low a figure, and he wants to go much bigger than that.

This is your Congress in action. Sheesh.

If Obama sticks to his promise of not signing a bill that increases the deficit, I'll be thrilled.

423 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 3:39:16pm

One lone nut took a shot at Pres. Reagan, and ruined James Brady's life.

For over a decade, Mrs. Brady pushed for gun control legislation that was eventually passed, dubbed the Brady Bill.

These fucking morons that bring loaded firearms to Obama rallies and such, under the dimwitted pretense that they are protesting a possible (but yet to be seen) violation of their Second Amendment Rights, are dangerously flirting with what is known as a "self fulfilling prophecy".

424 Achilles Tang  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 4:01:35pm

re: #408 Equable

Yeah I am doing some deeper research myself. Again, it's a bum deal that individuals such as this are elected into power and make headway.

Again, I don't condone his outburst but it did show the left's blatant hypocrisy, arrogance and general disregard for the ever so high morals that they foist upon all of us.

Oh give me a break; you don't think anyone can say the same thing about the "right" when generalizing like this?

This is where the debate breaks down, when people claim that they have the moral high ground with some mindless generalization. It was enough to say this guy was a jerk, which you did. Why do you have to put your foot in the same mouth as him?

425 [deleted]  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 4:24:35pm
426 nospamformo  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 4:25:49pm

re: #13 Boondock St. Bender

Bush didn't propose to take away our right to bear arms to protect ourselves

427 nospamformo  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 4:28:54pm

re: #425 TenRing


Tenring, great post. Sorry to see you go.

428 Achilles Tang  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 4:31:45pm

re: #425 TenRing

I can't disagree with you in large part, but there are exceptions to every rule. I wouldn't carry a weapon to a political rally these days, or I think any day.

That simple; and if it was surgically attached to me, I wouldn't go. I'd watch the show on TV instead.

Does that help any ? :)

429 Joshua Cohen  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 4:37:29pm

re: #78 Coracle

I'd say 3-4 times maximum weapon range.


So taking in mind that a 7.62x51mm NATO has a maximum range up to around 2 miles...you are talking about 6 to 8 miles...both ways.
So by 8 miles radius a safety area of 201 square miles (113 by 6 miles) around the potus in its center is what you are talking about.

Well I really think that is far from possible in any urban area...if you would not suggest to outlaw every gun, would you?

430 NospamforMO  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 5:12:51pm

re: #428 Naso Tang

re: #428 Naso Tang

I wouldn't carry a weapon to a political rally these days, or I think any day.
blockquote>

What do you expect to happen? That you will get so inflamed and emotional that you will go off and shoot someone? If you feel that way, then sell your guns now and check in to a ward somewhere.

431 Charles Johnson  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 5:16:03pm

re: #425 TenRing

You sound like a responsible gun owner. I'm one too.

So why would you defend this moron when he makes a point of parading around with firearms at a presidential rally?

I've mentioned this before -- I took ROTC in high school, and the gun safety instructor was a crusty old retired Army guy. He would have taken fools like this aside and whipped them to within an inch of their lives.

This kind of behavior is absolutely NOT the behavior of a responsible gun owner. It's the behavior of an attention-seeking idiot. And it does not deserve your defense.

432 Charles Johnson  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 5:34:53pm

re: #425 TenRing

Oh, never mind. I missed that you were flouncing the first time around. Bye now!

433 MadNachos  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 5:35:08pm

You nailed it Charles.

I am a gun owner and 90% of the gun owners I know think this crap has gotta stop...its hurts the 2A cause *bigtime*.

434 Achilles Tang  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 5:55:30pm

re: #430 NospamforMO

What do you expect to happen? That you will get so inflamed and emotional that you will go off and shoot someone? If you feel that way, then sell your guns now and check in to a ward somewhere.

Go piss up a rope moron. (sorry Mandy)

435 jordash1212  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 9:45:16pm

Our founding father's couldn't have foreseen this kind of idiocy, could they?

436 jordash1212  Tue, Sep 15, 2009 9:45:29pm

fathers*


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Dr. Demento & John Cafiero - What’s in My Bag? Dr. Demento and John Cafiero go shopping at Amoeba Music in Los Angeles. Check out their picks:Cal Stewart - Uncle Josh's Letter from Home (78) Spike Jones - Ugga Ugga Boo Ugga Boo Boo Ugga (78) Johnny Otis Orchestra ...
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