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July 29, 2014


Jack is Back!

I thought guns weren't allowed in New York City?


On Sunday Barry thanked Muslim Americans for their many “achievements and contributions… to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.”

Can anybody name one? Can he?

Jack is Back!


Thomas Jefferson begs to differ:)


Welcome to Mayor Bane's NYC shooting gallery. I am a big believer in federalism and local control. In NYC that means every year NYPD must stop tens of thousands of suspects who resemble victim/witness descriptions of perps, and for safety reasons the stopped potential perps must be frisk searched. That is the proven crime deterent in NYC. Mayor bane says no to the cops doing their jobs, so we have the shooting gallery.

Danube on iPad

Detective Muniz is headed for immediate retirement and a hefty disability pension.

Danube on iPad

As Lucianne says, Obama's remarks call to mind all those paintings of Muslims gathered together to sign the Constitution.


Maybe Obama isn't talking about the past.

He used the hyphenated "Muslim-American" as he expressed his gratitude for their contribution to "the very fabric of our nation."

Obama would see a stain as a contribution to a cloth.

This is current appreciation masked as a historical gaff.


I took him to mean during our entire history.
I suppose some served in the armed forces. Other than what contribution have they made?

Miss Marple

As far as I know, the only contribution the Muslims made to our history was getting themselves beaten by the Marines when Jefferson went after the Barbary pirates.


I am not sure how the one marhsall got shot in the buttocks while facing his assailant, but I expect he will have many opportunities to explain this to his colleagues.

Magic Bullet Theory???


A gunfight at a smoke shop in Manhattan? How is that possible? I thought both guns and smokes were outlawed in The Big Apple.


You are asking for a contribution that would have benefited the United States, because that is the thinking we default to.

Obama's idea of a contribution, IMO, is one that fundamentally changes the fabric.

He is not like us.


Here's a possible explanation I thought of for being shot in the butt: as suspect started firing, Marshall turned to throw himself on the guy behind him in effort to simultaneously protect the other guy and dive for cover himself.



that does seem a poser, they need to bring Raylan back up from Harlan.

To Time, 'I don't what that is, better check the cables' failed to include Kasperov's op ed,
instead offers up Simon Schuster, the fellow who's been awol since he said Putin was losing
in the Crimea


First, why do we assume the guy was shot in the bu-tocks by the perp?
Half the time friendly fire is to blame.

Second, running/diving for cover when the shooting starts is hardly cowardly and only never happens in bad westerns and war movies.

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Easy for me to say, but the guy was known to be armed and dangerous. Wouldn't it have made more sense to send a couple of undercover hippies in and have them draw their guns before the guy has a chance to pull his and start firing?

Danube on iPad

"I suppose some served in the armed forces."

See, e.g., Major Hassan.


Lurch seems to be good at shooting feet:


First, why do we assume the guy was shot in the bu-tocks by the perp?

Shoots himself in the ass, sends the bullet through another agents foot, and drops the loaded gun next to a bunch of convicts.

All in a day's work...


Biased why would you get that notion;


If only Spiderman had been available to help the NYCity cops.


the only contribution the Muslims made to our history was getting themselves beaten by the Marines when Jefferson went after the Barbary pirates.

Well they did contribute a nice line to the Marine Corp Hymn. (the shores of Tripoli)

Cecil Turner

. . . and only never happens in bad westerns . . .

Meanwhile in good westerns (or at least funny ones):

Well, I just threw my guns down and walked away. Little bastard shot me in the ass. So I limped to the nearest saloon, crawled inside a whiskey bottle... and I've been there ever since.
I can see the conversation now: "seriously guys, getting shot in the a$$ is not funny. [guffaws]

And on the good war movies front:

Warren Muck: Huh, considered us blessed. Now Leibgott, the skinny little guy? He got pinged in the neck in Holland. And right next to him, the other skinny little guy, that's Popeye. He got shot in his scrawny little butt in Normandy. And, uh, Buck got shot in his rather large butt in Holland.
Alex Penkala: Yeah, kind of an Easy Company tradition, getting shot in the ass.
Warren Muck: Hey, even First Sergeant Lipton there, he got a couple of pieces of a tank shell burst in Carentan. One chunk in the face, the other chunk nearly took out his nuts.
Bill Guarnere: How are those nuts, Sarge?
Carwood Lipton: They're doing fine, Bill. Nice of you to ask.

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