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narciso

Hemenway, another one of Joyce's trained mannequins, seriously TM,

narciso

Illustrated here;

http://armsandthelaw.com/archives/2006/07/joyce_foundatio_5.php

they set loose an army of rabid squirrels to ignore the point that Mrs. Trotter is making,

MarkO

Nice work, TK, but too late.

Obviously, guns are not essential to self defense or those providing such defense to the rich and privileged would use guns.

Let the Progs propose to amend the Second Amendment. Who'll go first?

narciso

Now I'm not saying that Joyce Foundation funding leads to sloppy thinking, and biased sampling, but many of the commenters come to that conclusion;


http://mikeb302000.blogspot.com/2009/03/death-by-barrel.html

Rob Crawford
since it is not at all clear that sort of thing happens often

NB: This is the exact opposite reasoning the left uses in defense of "partial-birth" abortion. For that, they say "it doesn't happen very often, so it's not worth legislating against".

In any case, instances of a woman defending herself with a firearm are common; reports of it making it into the news is rare. The reasons for that are left as an exercise for the reader.

jimmyk

it is not at all clear that sort of thing happens often

I suspect it happens a lot more often than mass shootings like Sandy Hook, which of course, has triggered (if I may say) the NYT's latest round of pro-gun control opinions.

Jane - Mock the Media!

a right-wing public policy group that provides pseudofeminist support for extreme positions that are in fact dangerous to women.

Ya gotta love that sentence. Journalism at its finest.

narciso

Well there are all sorts of methodological mishaps in the linked paper;

At least 2 potential proxy informants, individuals knowledgeable about the victim’s relationship with the perpetrator, were identified from the records. The proxy who, in the investigator’s judgment, was the most knowledgeable source was then sent a letter explaining the study and including researcher contact information. If no communication was initiated by the proxy, study personnel attempted telephone or (in the few cases in which no telephone contact was possible) personal contact.

narciso

So they are basing this, from a microfraction of a sample;


English- and Spanish-speaking telephone interviewers employed by an experienced telephone survey firm completed sensitivity and safety protocol training.15 A total of 4746 women met the age and relationship criteria and were read the consent statement. Among these women, 3637 (76.6%) agreed to participate, 356 (9.8%) of whom had been physically abused or threatened with a weapon by a current or recent intimate partner. Thirteen abused control women were excluded from the analysis because they reported that the injuries from their most severe incident of abuse were so severe that they thought they could have died.

jimmyk

Journalism at its finest.

The NYT seems to operate under the rule that on the "Opinion" page, completely unsupported assertions, ad hominem arguments, and the cherry-picking of data are all perfectly acceptable. And that's true if all they want to do is preach to their own choir. Of course, that only makes the Opinion pages barely distinguishable from the "News" sections.

matt

"a fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum, a right-wing public policy group that provides pseudofeminist support for extreme positions that are in fact dangerous to women."

or from their own perspective:

"a fellow at the Rosa Luxemburg Institute, a centrist public policy think tank promoting family values such as partial birth abortion, transgender equality, single mother families and other positions held by all right thinking people"

narciso

So, they didn't even review police reports, from my understanding, and the control groups, are rather ludicrous, as well.

Cecil Turner

. . . but many of the commenters come to that conclusion;

Ooh, tough crowd! And it looks like they caught him with some straight-up data fudging on one of his claims (i.e., "The majority of Americans who die unintentionally from firearms are under twenty-five years of age"). At first blush, Hemenway does not appear to be a reliable source; and he is certainly biased enough to rate a disclaimer label.

narciso

Looking up Mr. Wiebe, he seems to be part of this august group;

http://www.theiacp.org/PublicationsGuides/Projects/GunViolenceReduction/GunViolenceReduction/GunViolenceReductionProjectAdvisors/tabid/334/Default.aspx

Which includes the Cook county and Detroit (wouldn't that be Wayne county) sheriffs, and Mr. Henemway, among others.

narciso

He does seem to put the cart before the horse, as TM points out;

http://www.cceb.upenn.edu/news/?id=29&category=2

Manuel Transmission

For all you fans of Jazz and baseball, there is a lovely essay on the parallel lives of Brubeck and Stan the Man over at NRO. LUN

Great Pieces, as usual Clarice. I'll get the gyro stabilized trap machines figured out for the SS St. Jane.

Jane - Mock the Media!

I wonder how long before we all get really sick of each other on a ship.

rse

Depends on the size of the ship Jane.

And probably how well stocked the bar is too.

It will help if we can easily access the ocean for swimming and scuba too.

Rick Ballard

TM is doing a bang up job of linking epidemiological surveying techniques and applications but the efficacy of knowledge that a potential victim is or may be armed as a deterrent would seem even more insusceptible to measurement than the equally valid (and finally proven) common sense observation that capital punishment saves lives.

ISTM the statistical blather promoting Black Rifle paranoia is even more difficult to peddle than SkyDragon totems after seventeen years of essentially flat temperatures.

President Obama has driven sales of firearms through the roof - where's the corresponding increase in injuries and deaths correlation?

boatbuilder

Some gun company should make a pink AR-15. Safety for women; not "scary looking." Win-win.

bgates

it is not at all clear that sort of thing happens often.

That comes two and a half weeks after they approvingly quote Barry, "if there’s even one life that can be saved, then we’ve got an obligation to try."

Rick Ballard

Boatbuilder - so we'd read stories like this:

AP - Darien, CT

Early this morning Sue Smith was awoken by two male intruders breaking into her home. She quickly grabbed her pink Bushmaster Hello Kitty Special from its bedside rack and shot both of them as they entered her bedroom. One assailant was pronounced dead at the scene while the other, severely wounded, was quoted by EMT personnel as saying If we had known there was a Hello Kitty in the house, we would have just kept going..

caro
I wonder how long before we all get really sick of each other on a ship.

I won't take this personally,Jane.

And I will be honored to be at the helm.

narciso

This does not change my longstanding objections to his original appointment;


http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/339633/panetta-enhanced-interrogation-helped-get-bin-laden-daniel-foster#comments

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

The left spent several years trying to discredit John Lott's definitive and dispositive studies on the net benefit of firearm ownership and failed.
Now they simply ignore him and substitute hack bullshit in its place.

narciso

'Category error, is a definite sign of a nazgul, in the LUN, plus the soul less part

Extraneus

Imagine being a lefty, reading that NYT piece, and not wincing in shame?

Jane - Mock the Media!

I won't take this personally,Jane.

LOL - and you shouldn't.

NkoniPad

RickB help me out with that sue smith story. Don't get it?

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

NK,
xbradtc's link is a pic of a gal with her pink AR 15 complete with Hello Kitty sticker on the buttstock.

rse

NK-

On the previous thread I mentioned that Linda Darling-Hammond who was bo's ed advisor in 2008 but was considered too radical to be ed secretary laid out everything that CT as a state started piloting starting in 1990. She was writing in 2000. It was to be the pilot for urban districts everywhere. Which I knew and is now the model for the actual national implementation.

She may not realize paper is available on a server. I was actually looking for a 1992 essay of hers when I found this instead.

Beasts of England

Jane@12:38 - I thought that sentence was very well reasoned and bereft of emotion... But honestly, could it be any more insulting?

Jack is Back

Is this the "grabbing the ankles" prelude to "grabbing his arms" in order to throw Hagel under the Obama bus?

Robert Gibbs weighs in with a less than positive analysis of Hagel's Senate testimony.

Beasts of England

Ig@3:56 - Not quite as hot as chicks with guitars (or on bikes) but it'll do.

Jack is Back

BoE,

Do you boat?

Jane - Mock the Media!

But honestly, could it be any more insulting?

BOE,

I'm sure it wasn't the least bit insulting to fans of the NY Times, and for the rest of us, no one will take them seriously enough to be insulted.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Is there a single person here who hasn't known a woman who has been abused and battered and sometimes killed by an abusive man?

Seems to me the solution is to encourage women who are being beaten and threatened to shoot the sons of bitches far more frequently than they presently do.
Gun used to prevent crime, one less criminal: talk about a win/win.

I personally know a gal who took her psycho husband's abuse for years until one night as he was tossing her about the room again she grabbed her pistol and put several holes in the bastard.
More power to her and I wish there were more like her.

Jack is Back

Happy Birthday 16th Amendment.

These were the original 1%'s. Also note that the Conservatives were the stupid party even back then 100 years ago.

"In 1909 progressives in Congress again attached a provision for an income tax to a tariff bill. Conservatives, hoping to kill the idea for good, proposed a constitutional amendment enacting such a tax; they believed an amendment would never receive ratification by three-fourths of the states. Much to their surprise, the amendment was ratified by one state legislature after another, and on February 25, 1913, with the certification by Secretary of State Philander C. Knox, the 16th amendment took effect. Yet in 1913, due to generous exemptions and deductions, less than 1 percent of the population paid income taxes at the rate of only 1 percent of net income."

Beasts of England

JiB - Very much so!

Jane - Completely agree...

Beasts of England

Crap, I meant to say that my question was rhetorical. Quit heckling me! lol

hit and run

Thanks to all for the well-wishes yesterday. I spent most of the day at a pool tournament, and since I returned the internet has been mostly down.

::grrrr::

Captain Hate

More power to her and I wish there were more like her.

The only lesbian neighbor I didn't like ran a shelter for battered wimmenz out of her shithole house that was supposed to be a big secret but I knew about it so how secret could it have been. The last thing that I needed was a sketchy skeezer that had a lifetime of bad decisions dropping to her deadbeat abuser where the place was so I'd have WW3 spilling over to my house endangering Mrs H and the Hatettes. Fortunately it never came to that because she moved out for whatever reason; maybe the socialist republic complained about such a commercial use or exceeding the maximum occupancy although I'm sure the PC content would've trumped such zoning concerns.

But yes, those types of situations are best handled by Smith & Wesson LLC.

narciso
Captain Hate

Nice to see that Rove is doing Soros's work for him. More compassionate conservatism brilliance.

I finished Middlemarch today and thoroughly enjoyed it although I thought it was pretty funny how nobody ended up being particularly well-matched; kind of like real life. Btw has anybody here read Europe Central by William Vollmann

Thomas Colins

OK, here goes a post I will probably hope noone remembers about four hours from now. My prediction: Flacco throws a 17 yard TD pass to Torrey Smith with 23 seconds left in the game to lift the Ravens over the 49ers 31-27. Flacco takes game MVP honors, with Torrey Smith and Ray Lewis also receiving votes.

narciso

Yes, in retrospect, she shouldn't have gone with
Casaubon, nor the other with Vincy, this was the social circle Eliot was in,

Porchlight

Yes, Cap'n, she doesn't make it all pretty and symmetrical in the end. I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

Thomas Colins

Not lip synched and Alicia is a two tool Anthem performer (voice and piano).

sbw

Is Keyes' National Anthem over yet?

Captain Hate

Porch, I read that Virginia Woolf called it "one of the few English novels written for grown-up people". There are very good reasons why you maximize your chances for enjoyment by reading from the canon.

Thomas Colins

Smith and Bolden already are giving the Niners fits.

Ann

Thanks everyone for the sweet messages to me. I miss all of you.

BREAKING: WH releases second image of President Obama shooting a gun:

Photobucket

daddy

Good Morning!

First gross and inappropriate TV AD. Danika Patrick for "Go Daddy" involving some feminine pimply nerd smooching a blonde binbo. We had the sound muted and it was still gross.

Extraneus

Montana man made up sob story that got him a pizza

And some wings.

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- A Montana man whose tearful reluctance to rob a pizza restaurant earned him free food apparently made up the sob story that gained him the clerk's sympathy.

David Randall Lacey, 35, entered a Papa John's pizza restaurant on Jan. 22 with a bandanna over his face and gave the clerk a note demanding money, Helena police said. He broke down crying and told the clerk he needed the money to support his wife and children, who were hungry. The clerk made him a large pepperoni pizza and some chicken wings as he waited, and the man left.

The Independent Record reports (http://bit.ly/14vlTZr ) an investigation found Lacey has no children in Helena and changed his story when he saw how little money was in the cash register - just $24.56, according to a police report.

Police received a tip that Lacey acknowledged his role in the incident and a clerk picked him out of a lineup. He was arrested Thursday on suspicion of felony robbery. He remained jailed Friday with bail set at $25,000.

Lacey told police he needed the money to buy food, court records said.

Thomas Colins

My favorite ad so far is the M&Ms ad.

Extraneus

And a 20 oz. Pepsi, according to the affidavit.

Thomas Colins

Great photoshop, Ann. Obama goes after the firearm and quarterback vote at the same time!

Ann

Wish I had made that, T.C, but I stole it. Should of h/t: http://michaeldeppisch.com

Hey daddy,

Look what my hubby brought me back from China:

Photobucket

He brought my daughter back a fake luxury item that he had to haggle with a Chinese man with a Hello Kitty calculator. Very scary!

daddy

With the sound muted, the new Budweiser Black Beer Ad looked the least appealing and most sordid of the 2nd bunch of Ad spots.
Believe it or not, I am a big beer fan, but it somehow that one turned me off. At least the Captain Morgan ads have some saucy looking gal in 17th Century clothes looking hot. This one just looked dark and unappetizing.

Daughters laughed at the actors from Big Bang Theory wearing football uniforms.

daddy

Sirius XM Ad looks to me to be the 3rd SuperBowl Ad presenting a White Male as a complete dimbulb door-nob, (he's jogging behind a Pekinese in a purple outfit) but I may need to throw the replay flag and see if I missed one.

daddy

a fake luxury item that he had to haggle with a Chinese man with a Hello Kitty calculator.Very scary!

Ann, I don't think there's any other kind over there,---merchants, merchandise, or calculators:)

Hope he had a fun trip and that he became one of "the usual suspects" by trips end at my favorite haunts.

BTW---The Dorito's Ad--Cross Dressing Idiot Dad. By my calculation, that's 4 to zero on SuperBowl Ads painting White Male fathers as imbeciles---and we are the ones who supposedly stereotype and can't think outside of the box.

peter

well the commercials are horrible., but the game ain't bad. Go 49ers

peter

As soon as I typed it, teh Ravens score.

sbw

The same people who do Hollywood movies and TV shows must be doing the commercials this year.

Even the sophomoric humor is poorly done.

Rob Crawford

What are all you guys watching? Why the focus on the commercials?

peter

49ers are having problems. I have never seen a superbowl with so many fistfights

Thomas Colins

Pro wrestling has broken out on the field.

Extraneus

Well I tried to post about an American Thinker piece that was linked by Ace of Spades, but it seems to have been eaten by Typepad.

Courage, Cowardice and the Wordsmiths

A very interesting insight into why most "people of words" are leftists.

daddy

Sound still muted, but I think I just saw Louis Farrakhan on a throne in a white top hat as the authority figure for a Bud Light Ad. The Ad is called "Bud Light Journey". Beats the hell out of me what it's about.

daddy

Why the focus on the commercials?

Rob C, I'm just on a riff, as the daughters are sitting around studying so we have the sound muted, but some of the early commercials made me think there's a war on White Male Fathers by Hollywood and Madison Avenue, and that slant seems to be continuing as the game goes on.

Ravens are way tough today. If they win this I will be amazed.

Rob Crawford

daddy -- I'm joking on my having no interest in the Super Bowl or its commercials. Last time I cared about either was... '98? '99? When I worked at an ad agency and the commercials were the talk of the office the next day.

daddy

Just saw I think the 2nd Ad that included Guns---for some Cop Show. Good guys had rifles and I believe it was the bad guys pointing a pistol. Earlier I think the Movie trailer Ad with the crashing and exploding C-130 had scary looking guns in it.

I take it back. Just this minute The Coke Take-Off Ad, themed on Mad Max the Road Warrior, has New Age Cowboys on horses firing pistols into the air. So that's at least 3 Ads sporting firearms, but the problem of course is not Hollywood or movie Gun Violence, its the NRA.

peter

Baltimore scores again.

narciso

'Fast and Furious' has just jumped the Megalodon,
seriously, yet another generic cop show,

Thomas Colins

That's a great article you linked in your 7:29 PM post, Extraneus.

Rick Ballard

Extraneous,

Thank you for the link to that excellent piece. It makes a nice juxtaposition with Rove's plans to bury the revolting peasants with money garnered from the Nonexistables.

Thomas Colins

Flacco's more extensive experience in playoff football pressure situations is showing.

Pops

Dear Chris Wallace,

Look at the places in this country with the biggest gun violence, they have lots in common:

1. The are heavily liberal enclaves.
2. Kids have grown up with full government support, welfare, food stamps, school lunches, aid, etc. etc.
3. Everything in their lives has been run by left wing liberal government for decades.
Washington DC, Detroit, Chicago, etc. etc.
4. Their favorite culture is rap, hip hop, hollywood and aggressive sports.

Why don't you ask yourself, what is it about this culture makes them want to grab a gun and start killing people?

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

I expressed my concerns about Flacco when they crunched the Patriots.
When it matters he's almost perfect, this post season anyway.

daddy

2 Ads in a row for CBS Cop show previews featuring quick shots of "Automatic Weapons": 1 in the Ad for the Mark Harmon Cop show, and pistol brandishing guys in another, called I think "Golden Boy." That's at least 5 commercials featuring guns thru the first half of the most watched Broadcast in the World, but of course anybody wanting to have a gun to protect themselves is obviously clueless.

So its a tough contest, but by my count the score is 5 Gratuitous Gun sightings and 4 Dumbass White Male Daddies at the Half. Current odds seem to favor the Violent Asault Weapon's Lobby, but anybody who doesn't think HollyWood and Madison Avenue can't come roaring back in the 2nd Half with some serious dissing of White Male Daddies as Numbskulls, don't know MSM.

Get your bets in quick before Beyonce's Wardrobe malfunction.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

I bookmarked that one Extraneous. Couple of therapists I think I'll forward it to.

Extraneus

Nice Eric Hoffer quote, too, Ig. (Thanks for introducing me to that guy.)

"Nothing so offends the doctrinaire intellectual as our ability to achieve the momentous in a matter-of-fact way, unblessed by words."
sbw

There is something squirrely about Oprah voicing that Jeep commercial.

sbw

I'm going to save the wordsmith article for a day I can concentrate. Tonight I found it . . . wordy and glib.

There were some of us who applied for a CO status with a good foundation who were rejected.

There were some of us who were rejected to serve as corpsmen in the field, and that is not where cowards go to serve.

narciso

The point of the exercise, is to get people to buy the product, I think they've missed it more then not. Speaking of which, where were the Niners on that last play,

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--Nice Eric Hoffer quote, too, Ig. (Thanks for introducing me to that guy.)--

A freedom loving, autodidact, stevedore-philosopher; what's not to like? :)

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

SBW,
He was talking about pointy headed phonies who were trying to get out of service altogether by faking mental illness.
Not sure how that applies to your caae; in fact it doesn't even come close.

Jack is Back! (On his iPad)

I hate to be so confident here but its all over but the crying. Young Mr. Kapaernick has finally met a team not impressed by his artwork or running ability.

peter

e-Trade baby is still around. He must be in elementary school by now.

Thomas Colins

With the lights going out, I thought the networks had instituted a during the 3rd quarter show to add to the halftime show.

Thomas Colins

Perhaps Beyonce can do an encore until all the lights return.

daddy

Dumbass White Male faints at his wedding for Century 21 Ad, (Line Judge rules the groom counts as a White Male daddy.)

and Ironman 4 Preview had no guns, only exploding Air Force One's, so the score is now tied: 5 to 5.

There's Louis Farrakhan in the Bud Lite Commercial again. Where's Kate Upton? Did I miss her?

sbw

Ig, I'm glad they all weren't pointy-headed phonies.

sbw

The power outage is not doubt Bush's fault.

Old Lurker

Ext, thanks for that post.

peter

Looks like the SuperDome electrician is a 49ers fan.

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