Saturday, July 18, 2009

Shooting at "Snuffy" Pfleger's Church

Two people were wounded in a shooting this evening near St. Sabina Church in the South Side's Auburn Gresham community, authorities said.

The teen boys had been inside the gym as part of a youth sports program when they stepped outside and began arguing with someone in a brown van, said Roderick Drew, Chicago police spokesman.

Hmm. Nothing suspicious there.

He could not provide a description of the shooter.

Because none of the 'victims' will provide one, I'm sure.

Pfleger said he was offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the shooter.

Seems you need to talk to your parishioners Snuffy.

I'm sure these were just a couple of 'good boys' who've never done anything wrong before and get straight A's in school.

Friday, July 17, 2009


MRE - 12 meals in a case
Item No. MRE-865

Each case has 12 meals, a five-year shelf life and includes a hot entrée, dessert, snakes, condiments and a heater. Believe it or not, they actually taste as good as canned food!
Regularly: $79.97

Email Price: $69.97

From yesterdays CTD e-mail offer showing why you shouldn't trust spellcheck. mmm slithery goodness.

"Be Afraid of Our Rights"

Says Jersey City Police Chief Thomas Comey as he blames everyone and thing except the criminal for the shootings yesterday. "Assault Weapons", "Liberal" gun laws, NRA, etc. The usual litany of finger pointing as he advocates banning pump action shotguns.

More at GRE.

O-day +177: Stimulus then and now

That is why I have moved quickly to work with my economic team and leaders of both parties on an American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan that will immediately jumpstart job creation and long-term growth.

And as we see the unemployment rate continue to spike, in some areas above 15%, enter the weasel words:

"This legislation was designed to cushion the downturn," said White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. "That's why we have always talked about this as one function of economic recovery."

"It's always challenging to explain that things getting less bad is actually a necessary path on the way to them being good, but that's the truth," Bernstein said. "The trends have to go recession, stabilization, recovery. Negative, less negative, positive."

"Less Bad"? The only industry that is currently solvent due to Obama is the firearm industry and that's because he threatened to end it. Unemployment is rising. Businesses are failing. Banks are still tanking. People are still defaulting on mortgages at record rates.

And this is 'stabilized'?

Yet w/ constant evidence of Obama throwing people under the bus and mismanaging this nation into the ground, his most ardent supporters still cry out "I believe".

And the irony is is that a large proportion of those people are the same ones that attack(ed) fervent Bush supporters for doing the exact same thing.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Chicago Gun Rights Examiner

Don Gwinn of the Armed SchoolTeacher has joined the prestigious ranks of individuals like David Codrea, Kurt Hoffman, and numerous others in propagating our message through Examiner online.

Make sure to check out his very first piece.

Unpossible in Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) Three men were fatally shot. One man was fatally stabbed. Police shot one man and at least seven other people were wounded by gunfire -- including an 8-year-old boy sitting in his bedroom -- during an especially violent six hours late Wednesday and early Thursday mainly on the South and West Sides.
But Chicago and Cook County have even stricter 'reasonable, commmon-sense' gun laws than NJ.

I don't believe this actually happened.

NRA on Sotomayer

We believe any individual who does not agree that the Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental right and who does not respect our God-given right of self-defense should not serve on any court, much less the highest court in the land. Therefore, the National Rifle Association of America opposes the confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the position of Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

Read the whole thing here.

Unpossible in NJ..

NJ has 'reasonable, commonsense' gun control. This is obviously a fabrication.

JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Five police officers and two suspects were hit in a wild shootout in the area of Bergen Avenue and Reed Street on Thursday morning. A total of eight officers were injured.

Obviously the 'one-gun a month' law would have stopped these individuals in their tracks.

Update: The story's changed from 'automatic' shotgun to 'illegal pump' shotgun.

On Sotomayor

Yes she's going to get nominated. Yes she's going to be a disaster for the country.

But at least Obama didn't nominate this guy:

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Goodbye Terror Alert.

The Terror Alert System is either going to be revamped or eliminated all together. Alan of SnarkyBytes suggested it be changed to this:

And for an extra amount of fun, DHS is accepting public suggestions at :

One of These Things is Just Like the Other..


The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Ownership endorses Sotomayor for SCOTUS.

And what other fine organization has done so?

Telling. Isn't it?

Monday, July 13, 2009

Wildlife Photography

For me birfday, I got one of those outdoor cameras for taking pictures of wildlife. Put it out over the weekend and got some pretty neat shots. Mostly of the dogs though and one of a very surprised father-in-law. One thing I noticed was that it gave a similar effect to timelapse photography watching the light change over the time I had it set up.

Look off in the distance on this one.

Unorganized Militia Gear

First Responder

You're driving along, looking forward to a nice hot meal. As you go around a corner you come upon another car, flipped over, wheels spinning, debris still bouncing on the road.

What do you do?

Standing next to the car, you note it's still running.

What do you do?

There's someone inside. He's breathing and his eyes are open but he's not responding to stimulus.

What do you do?

He starts regaining consciousness but is still heavily disoriented and starts thrashing around in the car.

What do you do?

The above is not a hypothetical but an actual situation that I experienced this weekend. Thankfully I've had enough (very) basic training in first aid and accident response to react properly until better trained and equipped individuals arrived on the scene. Others who stopped helped direct traffic, call 911 to report, what have you.

Some just stood gawking and taking pictures.

Who would you be if you were the first on the scene? Do you know enough to help in even a basic way or would you just stand there hoping someone else will help?

I'm glad that I was able to help this individual and do my duty as a responsible citizen and not as a leech on society.