Remember the cop who got fired for hanging and kicking his K9 partner? Well, it seems that the firing was a problem; the hanging and pummeling were just as the trooper always claimed — yes, standard procedure. (H/T to Fred.)
A 12-year-old boy saves his grandma’s house — using an online charity he established years earlier. How’s that for individual initiative?
The media reports that Romney won the Maine caucuses 39% to Ron Paul’s 36%. Nothing to see here; just move on. That “win” hinges on a very fishy postponement of one caucus. As with Iowa, we may see a reversal. Even as things stand, RealClearPolitics reports the Maine delegate count: Romney, 8; Paul, 7. Not bad for a “fringoid nutjob,” eh?
Following the trail of the article about sheriffs’ revolt, I found this article, a letter written by Aaron Zelman to Diane Sawyer. (Didn’t know he wrote it till I got to the end of the letter.) I found the picture of the revolver particularly appealing.
R.L. Wurdack — Some of the info has to be taken with large doses of salt, too (particularly much of the “analysis” by their in-house commentators). But I find it a super-useful site for getting quick bits of economic news and leads to better sources.
The worlds tallest building, but on artificial islands, on an inland sea prone to violent storms in a part of the worl that also has earthquakes. What could possibly go wrong? I wonder if the Russian Gvt will recruit someone to fly an airplane or two into it?
I like those Sheriffs. It is about time that they woke up and realized that the Feds have limited, if any, jurisdiction over individuals. The states, and their counties, and their citizens are not subordinate to the federal government, that was never the intent of the U.S. Constitution. I recall reading about one of the New Mexico Sheriffs, let the feds know that the local militia could assemble and deploy anywhere in the county in about 30 minutes. We need more of that.
Matt, another — “The worlds tallest building, but on artificial islands, on an inland sea prone to violent storms in a part of the worl that also has earthquakes. What could possibly go wrong?”
Yup. You said it. Every time I read about a new “world’s tallest building” I feel apprehensive (think “wretched excess”). But this building is planned to be so extraordinarily “world’s largest.” And anybody with earthquake experience who sees it’s going to be built (assuming it actually does get built) on artificial land … well, that’s just cringe inducing.
I’m picturing things normally only pictured in Hollywood disaster films.
The new expanded definition of “mental illnesses” will be a boon for the anti-gun industry as they work to declare that anyone suffering from any of these “disorders” should not be allowed to own a gun based on the mental deficiency part of the law. Imagine grieving over your lost wife, brother, son, daughter, etc. and suddenly losing your 2nd Amendment rights. Coming to a government office near you.
The Sheriffs that are standing up to the rampaging Federal machine is a breath of fresh air, but please note not all Sheriffs are the good guys. My Sheriff in my county is somewhere left of Lenin (Vlad) and welcome Federal thugs into his county and probably go help them get the “bad guy” to boot.
I have a cat-a big, goofy, extremely loyal and friendly one. Guess I’m doomed.
Really tall building on artificial island. I’m picturing something very 3 Stooges grade here.
Completely unrelated, but, Claire, this is kinda sorta near you. http://www.greenwoodspacetravelsupply.com
I want the space travel variety pack.
I believe that one of the reasons for Obamacare and all medical records online is so that the feds can troll through the records looking for things that they can use to disqualify someone from owning firearms.