- So … some uninsured Californians get covered under Obamacare. Whoopee. Months later they’re desperately banging on the doors of free clinics for the uninsured because they can’t get doctors to see them. (How many of us kept shouting, “It’s not about ‘coverage.’ It’s about access to actual care!”)
- Wanna see the impact of state sales taxes on business? Check out Amazon’s numbers. (Well, that may help explain why after a strong start to the year, my personal Amazon links are producing spit and bubble gum this month.)
- Could low blood sugar be wrecking your marriage?
- So this is what the ultimate mainstream ‘zine thinks of the Cliven Bundy standoff. Not a word about federal overkill. Not a word about needlessly slaughtered animals. Not a word about why the BLM operates paramilitary forces. Just that the fedgov had better crack down harder lest the peasants (We the Picts) get even more uppity. Yeah, thank you King George III for your advice.
- “Through a Google Glass, Darkly.” A tech skeptic beta tests the infamous snoop device.
Archive for the ‘Official thuggery, bad prosecutions, and bad law’ Category
I don’t have solid proof that that these stomach-turning photos are the work of those guardians of the range, the BLM.
But they are consistent with other evidence and claims coming from the scene.
Don’t click those links, especially the first one, if you’ve just eaten or if you have a particularly soft heart for animals.
I apologize for being so busy and frazzly this week that my blogitude has been neglectful. Been thinking about y’all (and about a possible post on the strange twists and turns of human nature).
Deadlining today, so here are a few quick bits to keep you busy:
Oath Keepers is calling for aid at the Bundy Ranch. I’m glad Stewart, Elias, and crew are on the scene. So is Mike Vanderboegh. Oath Keepers and Threepers. You can help without having to take your own body to Nevada.
And don’t forget the highly attitudinal “Gun Control is Not Kosher” AR raffle.
Speaking of Nevada, I thought this was funny:
Stolen from Random Nuclear Strikes, who probably stole it from somebody else first. Ain’t the Tubz wunnerful?
- I’ve been trying to find out how many New Yorkers dutifully lined up by yesterday’s deadline to get their
yellow Star of David badges“assault weapon” registration forms. New York officials aren’t telling. Unofficial estimates are interesting.
- In Seattle (where cops have been under federal scrutiny for being such brutes), apparently police aren’t the only badge-wearing thugs.
- My apologies to LarryA for not linking this the other day, but it’s a good one even if I’m late with it. “Women’s intuition” and concealed carry meet a very surprised robber.
- One more reason to exercise no matter how old you are: healthier skin.
- No, it’s definitely not over at the Bundy Ranch. But the watchers remain ready.
- Man, poor Mark Witaschek can’t catch a break. Just keep repeating to yourself, “This is the freest nation on earth, this is the freest nation on earth, this is …”
Like most here I’ve been watching the standoff at the Bundy ranch. I’ve had nothing new to add to the discussion, so I haven’t blogged about it. Like others, I was just trying to figure what to make of it. I only hoped it wouldn’t end up being another Weaver/Waco massacre.
Not this time:
(Image via Sipsey Street, where Mike Vanderboegh has some spirited things to say about it.)
- What nonsense. Lego doesn’t destroy children’s souls. Now, My Little Pony, on the other hand …
- The ATF: as corrupt as they are cruel and incompetent.
- The 10 states people are leaving. Some surprises at the bottom of the list. No surprises at all at the top.
- Our glorious ally in freedom, Saudi Arabia, has declared all atheists to be terrorists. Of course, Christians were already on their naughty list.
- Good infographic on militarization of policing.
- Does it worry anybody besides me that this list of most popular (actually, just most populated) U.S. jobs contains not a single position in which someone is actually making something? Only the third from the bottom even comes close.
- Anybody need a temporary phone number? (H/T S)
- I personally use StartPage for my searches because … well, Katherine Albrecht. But kudos also to DuckDuckGo, whose very principled CEO is interviewed behind that link.
- The natives are getting even more restless. (Via Sipsey Street)
- Well, it appears that Albuquerque residents have seriously had it with their thrill-killer cops.
- Churches. Being converted into pubs.
- Did you know … that “dog whisperer” Cesar Millan came to the U.S. as an illegal immigrant? (Tip o’ hat to PT)
- Another reason for drug warriors to suspect and harass you: having a Colorado license plate. (Will having a Washington state license plate be the next sure sign that you’re a monster possessed by Reefer Madness?)
- This writer asks why “we” make children sit still in class. But she dodges the answer. That’s curious, because John Taylor Gatto and many others have addressed that question in books and articles. “We” make children sit still in school (and obey bells, and associate only with those of the same age, and study each individual subject as if it’s unrelated to any other) because our government school system is based on a Prussian model designed to produce obedient little drones.
And yet, such brute slaughter has become acceptable. Common.
No decent human being could have participated in this long, drawn-out murder. No decent human being could condone it. No law could justify it. The agents of the state that committed this vicious crime should be treated no differently than the followers of Charles Manson. They are thrill killers, nothing more. They are no better than the rest of their ilk, from Charles Starkweather to Ted Bundy. May they get what they deserve — and then some.