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April 06, 2013

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henry

Well, the gun control committee was led by Mr. Looney. MAD Magazine may have a copyright infringement claim right there.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--Similarly, the law signed Thursday extends the time a person who was involuntarily committed is prohibited from owning a gun from one year to five.--

Interesting. The Federal Statutes, which only affect interstate commerce and FFLs, enforce a permanent ban on anyone involuntarily committed and seldom if ever reinstates one's rights who was committed.

MarkO

It's as if there were no Constitutional right involved and we were merely searching for a policy. Cruz's question to Diane is telling. If this were a 1st Amendment question, would the discussion proceed as if there were no superior right to free speech?

Make the opponents of the 2nd Amendment seek its repeal. Enough of this tinkering about the edges. Enough nonsense from those who know nothing about guns but everything about imposing meaningless regulations.

Danube of Thought

Make the opponents of the 2nd Amendment seek its repeal.

That's far too democratic for them, and they know they could never get it done. Much better to wait for the replacement of the first Justice in the Heller majority to retire. Then say goodbye to the personal right to keep and bear arms. (Check out the Heller dissent for previews of coming attractions.)

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--Then say goodbye to the personal right to keep and bear arms.--

Along with a good many other rights.
We will be faced with a court which recognizes an almost unlimited right to pornographic "speech" but which sharply limits the speech the 1st Amendment was designed to protect; political speech.
The commerce clause will be truly unlimited and with it the last vestiges of Federalism and enumerated powers will be swept aside.
What happens then is anybody's guess.

AliceH

Our only hope is to re-brand firearms as sex toys and open carry as porn. Then we'll be clear.

Mike Giles

The left are the ones who put all the crazies on the streets in the first place; why do you think they are going to admit their error by going after the real problem - the mentally unbalanced. Now we find that Lanza's shrink was telling the cops that he was a danger. Just as Holmes shrink was telling the police he was a danger before the Aurora shooting. Loughner was reported to be a danger before the Gifford shooting. Just as Seung-Hui Chong was diagnosed as having mental problems before the Virginia Tech Massacre.

Clarice

Exellent idea, Aliceh I can even reprise and amend this for the jingles:
"This is my rifle
This is my gun
This is for fighting
And both are for fun"

narciso

And to that extent, you have that Riverside prof, that says conservatives are predisposed to suicide, except for religioous ones, specially Islam.

peter

OT, in a couple of years I'll be looking at colleges. Horror stories of out of control liberalism such as this Stanley Kurtz post at the LUN have me worried. Anyone know of any good colleges in Eastern part of the US (besides Hillsdale) that a parent can send a child to without worrying that there will be indoctrination of a radical leftist nature?

peter

Whoops forgot to post the LUN. It's Stanley Kurtz at the Corner .

narciso

Well there's Grove City in Pennsylvania,

Captain Hate

Speaking of kollidges, I saw a herd of independent thinkers at Oberlin protesting fracking like a good bunch of prog luddites. I guess that energy independence goal somehow managed to elude these jeanyusses. Plus you'd think after that "Klan" self-administered headshot those snowflakes might have some qualms about making public fools of themselves.

narciso

Malkin, went to Oberlin, which is the exception that proves the rule,

Captain Hate

MM was definitely an outlying point in more ways than one.

boatbuilder

"Anyone who is voluntarily committed will now be prohibited from owning a firearm...for six months..."
Does someone who agrees to voluntary commitment have to surrender their firearms? Sounds like a self-defeating proposition to me. Those most in need will avoid treatment.

narciso

Speaking of a herd of independent mines;


http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2013/04/05/politico-liberal-ex-fcc-leaders-want-redskins-team-name-banned-tv-obscen

Captain Hate

I find Roger Goodell offensive; can I stomp my feet until he's gone?

Clarice

Th truth is if you don't teach your kids how to think independently they won't make it thru any college and if you do where they go doesn't matter much.


RichatGMU

peter-

Anyone know of any good colleges in Eastern part of the US (besides Hillsdale) that a parent can send a child to without worrying that there will be indoctrination of a radical leftist nature?

Florida doesn't have the sort of overt liberal indoctrination program and it is fairly easy to spot where it is (ethic studies and the poly sci departments are fairly typical hangouts and freshman requirement classes are where some of the real liberal jackasses teach). However even in the poli sci department there are some open minded profs, although to the left, are willing to work with and encourage conservative students. I was working on a project and the professor liked the idea and worked with me to develop it even though I was approaching the topic from the right.

I am also surprised at George Mason. It is a college and the identity politics are easily enough found, but in the brief time I've been here, it hasn't been so overbearing that I can't ignore it. The economics department seems to tend to the libertarian right which is a real change of pace too.

I suppose the thing to keep in mind is that colleges and universities are going to have to go through a dramatic change in the next few years. I was looking at the NY Federal Reserve note on the student loan program and at the George Mason budget and the whole thing-the identity politics ad liberal indoctrination, the make work majors, a huge executive and support staff to cater to every sort of hurt that an identity teenager could feel-is going to have to face a major overhaul. It simply can't go on-the 10% per year tuition hikes, the ever larger student headcount, and an effective 30% default rate on student loans are all signposts that the whole thing is going to blow up.

RichatGMU

or what Clarice said;)

iqvoice

(I find Roger Goodell offensive; can I stomp my feet until he's gone?)

I strongly approve of you stomping your feet, and especially if you stomp your feet on Roger Godell's face.

narciso

But Goodell, is a Senator's son, albeit for one term, they by definition cannot wrong unless they are GOP,

narciso

Just blinding insight or something;

http://twitchy.com/2013/04/05/let-him-be-clear-vice-president-joe-biden-literally-not-figuratively-means-literally/

Danube of Thought on iPad

Goodell's old man was a RINO of the first magnitude.

Jim Eagle

Peter,

If you have no bias against Catholic colleges I can recommend both Belmont Abbey in Charlotte, NC (Benedictine philosophy) or Spring Hill College (Jesuit) located in Mobile, AL. Our local catholic high school has sent many kids to both. Top academics and unlike Notre Dame or Georgetown they are not run by the PC police of Catholic education (sorry CathyF but I still can't get over the Obama honorarium).

A good resource if you are so inclined is the Cardinal Newman Society.

anonamom

JiB--I had to sit through the Obama honorarium, and his remarks to my son's graduating class. I've got a feeling John J regrets that big time--especially now that he's suing him over the health care provision requiring them to provide abortificient birth control to their employees via insurance.

The thought of it all CFAGOW.

narciso

Strike Gonzaga off that list, as well;


http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2013/04/06/catholic-gonzaga-university-wont-allow-catholic-students-to-form-catholic-group/

James D.

A very close friend attended Catholic University, and her department was going to have a Christmas party.

There was a protest on the department email listserv, because making it a "Christmas" party was not inclusive and might make those who did not celebrate Christmas feel excluded.

It was changed to a "Winter Holiday Party".

This was at the Catholic University of America.

I think the word "doom" comes to mind here.

The five foot college education.

St. John's in Annapolis, Maryland.
================

AliceH

peter - you might read this from Young America's Foundation - Top Conservative Colleges

Young America’s Foundation is pleased to release the “Top Conservative College” list in response to the frequently asked question by parents and students of which schools we recommend to those seeking conservative colleges.

They note that is not an exhaustive list.

Jim Eagle

Absolutely St. Johns in Annapolis. How could I forget. They teach to the 100 greatest books ever written. I wanted to go there but they didn't play football and had no engineering or architecture school. Fab university.

Don't forget Liberty University if you want to avoid a catholic university. That babe Shannon Bream is a grad:)

James D. CoA graduates include Susan Sarandon. Enough said.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--catholic-gonzaga-university-wont-allow-catholic-students-to-form-catholic-group--

Are there any whites in the Congressional Black Caucus?

daddy

On the AGW/Mother Nature front, thought this story in the UK Mail about a self-healing Australian Coral Reef is worthy of mention.

The reef that regenerated: Researchers find corals in Northern Australia healed themselves in just 12 years

It illustrates well how little our scientists actually know about how Mother Nature works, and also why oft times it's better to sit and do nothing rather than propose some huge Government fix to enviro problems that we obviously don't understand.

But the Elephant in the room on this particular story is the one they don't mention. They tell us numerous times in the story that the reef was horribly damaged in 1998 due to excessive ocean heat caused by Global Warming. Yet do they ever mention that the completely unexpected, unexplainable recovery of the reef might possibly have anything to do with the ocean now cooling? Of course not.

Their new explanation---herbivorous fish.

DrJ

What, no one is mentioning Reed or Occidental? :)

Were I in your place, Peter, the first thing I'd answer is what your child wishes to study. If the answer is "Engineering" few of the smaller Colleges have an Engineering school, so they won't work. You will also find that much of the detritus from the Literature and science school does not filter over there, and they often run their own humanities courses. They tend to be a lot more conservative than the rest of the school.

Does anyone have a sense howthe MIAA schools are doing these days? These include Calvin, Hope, Alma, Kalamazoo, Albion and a few more -- originally they all were pretty conservative and solid schools, but I've no idea what they're up to these days.

daddy

Our only hope is to re-brand firearms as sex toys and open carry as porn.

Speaking of that...Police Officer suspended after gun discharges in strip club restroom

The police report states the officer...walked into the men's restroom (at the Crazy Horse Cabaret) around 1:38 a.m. to check if his personal firearm in an ankle holster was loaded.

Ka- Blamo!

pagar

This LUN gives some info on a painful subject some JOMers have mentioned and it may or may not contain new and/or useful info for persons experiencing such pail

http://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2013/04/05/unnecessary-knee-surgery.aspx

AliceH

Perfect, daddy. As Instapundit notes, "ONLY POLICE OFFICERS CAN BE TRUSTED WITH GUNS".

I still don't know why sheriff's who want to "defy" these gun control laws don't just deputize every one in their jurisdiction so the "police loophole" applies to all.

Clarice

daddy, that is interesting!

Agent J

AliceH- I am copying this an sending it to our Sheriff. Who was the 2nd one that said, he would not support unlawful gun control policy's. He is also my next door neighbor..

Jim Eagle

First let me address DrJ. Peter asked about Eastern colleges. I agree with your selections but you can't get further West than Reed and Oxy:)

Pagar,

That be me but the physio's are not working and I am a workout freak. I need to return to my active lifestyle and have opted for Arthoscopy on April 17th at Mayo in Jax. Do my pre-op on the 11th. Have told my flag football team that their coach is going to be on crutches and the only way I can get off is for everyone to score a TD:) Hope it works. Frederick got one today on a post pattern pass and 15 yard run after reception. Proud Dad!

Captain Hate

Goodell's old man was a RINO of the first magnitude.

I'm picturing pudgy Roger sitting on somebody like Huntsman's knee and learning how to grow up to have everyone despise him.

DrJ

JiB,

You also cannot get farther left politically than Reed or Oxy. So it was a two-fer, and a joke.

Ever known any Reedies? What a weird lot.

AliceH

Cool, AgentJ! Please let me know what comes of that.

Marlene

Saint Anselm College in Manchester,NH,a Benedictine liberal arts college. After the search for a college is narrowed to a few choices peter, try to visit the campus.We made the college tour of New England (VT,MA and NH).We visited one campus and our daughter said,no way! As soon as she visited St.A's,she said this is the place.
The college search is fun,but nerve wracking.Good Luck!

iqvoice

Cedarville University is an Christian school with a strong engineering program.

http://www.cedarville.edu/Academics.aspx

daddy

What, no one is mentioning Reed or Occidental? :)

DrJ,

The wealthiest guy I work with had both his kids go to Reed. He and his dad came up with a patent on a type of polymer coating that gets applied to the inside of underground fuel tanks etc, sealing them to a degree that is even acceptable to California EPA standards. They've done quite well.

Anyhow, a few years back he wrote his kids out of the will, saying they came out of Reed as Capitalist hating raving Libs, without any idea at all of a work ethic, or of the value of a dollar earned. A guilty pleasure of mine, whenever I bump into him now about once a year, is to get a drink in him and get him teed off and start quizzing him for an update. I love when the veins pop out on his forehead:)

DrJ

Thanks for that -- I'd never heard of Cedarville. It does have engineering (no idea of how good they are) but some of the major fields are missing (Civil and Chemical, for example).

Captain Hate

Nothing says "building character" like getting written out of a will.

Gus

Franciscan University in Steubenville Ohio.

Question? Is the term CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY ..............inclusive??

DrJ

daddy, that sure sounds like a typical Reedie to me.

Jim Eagle

Gus,

Absolutely. We will educate everyone even athesist. I thought you were Catholic? Maybe I have you confused with someone else.

DrJ. My apologies. Of course Reed and Oxy are progs paradise but I was focused on location. And Marlene, St. Anslem is famous as a great Lib Arts college. Peter, if you want a big campus with a big football and basketball team then you can't do better than Florida or Georgia. You go PC there you'll get your cheerios in a bag of mule syrup:)

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--The wealthiest guy I work with had both his kids go to Reed...........Anyhow, a few years back he wrote his kids out of the will, saying they came out of Reed as Capitalist hating raving Libs, without any idea at all of a work ethic, or of the value of a dollar earned.--

Nobody in their right mind would send a kid to a radical madrassa or a Scientology church for their higher learning and would just assume they'd come out messed up nut jobs.
And yet millions send their kids to our Marxist madrassas without a second thought and get surprised when little Vladimir comes home and tries to stick pop in the neck with an ice pick when he's sleeping.
Who's the nut in the preceding scenario?

Jim Eagle

BTW, next week is Masters week. If you don't care about golf then fine but us capitalistic scrounges that like to watch azelas bloom and golfers make fools of themselves this is the place to be. I pick someone new other than Tiger and Phil. I like Snedeker. Pop putters have always done well on those greens.

Stephanie can provide the extra commentary.

Captain Hate

Why hasn't Jane posted lately? Or have I just missed some comments?

Gus

Jack, I have many and I mean dozens of friends who went to Franciscan. Yes, I am a devout practicing Catholic.
I just think it's funny that someone attending CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY would worry that a CHRISTMAS PARTY might not be INCLUSIVE on campus.

daddy

I wonder if the Aviation Colleges like Embry Riddle would tend to the non-indoctrination, stick to the facts mode, since wrench turning and stick and throttle training would seem to be non-political.

Anecdotal, but I do know that 30 years back, during a short stint while based in Seattle recruiting Naval Aviators, we did very well out in the Mining Schools in Montana or the farm schools in Eastern Washington, as opposed to generally wasting our time at the Seattle area colleges. It seemed to me that the kids out in farm and mining country had grown up having real jobs on the farm and usually had taken technical courses in their colleges, and they came across to me as the sort of guys you would like to have in your squadron, whereas at UW etc, that sort of kid was not the norm.

pagar

JiB, I get that type of article because my wife has had more than one operation on both knees.
I passed it on because I hadn't seen that idea stated so strongly before.

Wish you all the best at Mayo and in your recovery. IMO, when you have the doctors at Mayo working on you, you have the very best.

daddy

Iggy,

What do you want, the good news 1st, or the bad news?

From a story linked in The American Thinker, California 'Lumber Products Assessment'

The good news is the State of California has not given California Lumber Products a new Tax. Yay!

Unfortunately they have given California Lumber Products a new Fee. Boo.

I'm unable to tell the difference.

DrJ

JiB, no problem -- I had to explain the joke, after all.

Clarice

CH--we had the same thought. Turns out she's been very busy and decided she needed a JOM break.

Cecil Turner

That's all nice. But what about their BBall program?

Captain Hate

Thanks, C.

narciso

Mo Dowd, is also a CoA grad, but then again, U. Chicago has given us Brooks, so that maybe too harsh an assessment,

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

daddy,
They refer to it as a timber assessment but in reality it is a lumber tax assessed at the retail level so I experience it the same way any other person does; when I buy a 2 X 4.
The real timber tax is the 3% assessment we get when we sell our logs.
Timber used to be assessed a property tax each year until timber owners pointed out they might not actually cut their trees for twenty, thirty or many more years and a yearly assessment wasn't quite fair, although I suppose land and home owners might make the same argument.
Anyway, hence the tax on sales.

daddy

That's all nice. But what about their BBall program?

They could probably beat the Yankees.

Danube of Thought on iPad

I am boldly seeing chalk: 'Cuse and Cardinals.

Note the time. Take it to the bank.

daddy

Thanks Iggy.

And speaking of Lumber, I see that the Louisville Slugger has changed the logo on their baseball bats.

According to the story The new bats - made of ash or maple - are designed to be harder than previous models.

This website tells us that at different times in the past the company had different methods of trying to make the bat as hard as possible.

I think I remember Flame Tempered:

but I don't recall "Powderized"

or "Bone Rubbed"

Jim Eagle

daddy,

I am wearing an Embrey Riddle golf shirt ready to go to dinner. How I forgot them I am an idiot. Frederick goes there every summer for their summer programs. Last year he did Aviation and Space but this year its Robotics and Aviation. He now has 4 hours in the Sim and is stick flying a piper cub. So far, good TO's and so-so LO's. But as he says "its the copilot". I figure him to be a perfect left seater:)

An excellent university by the way and a pretty respectable soccer and basketball team for both men and women. Give it a shout. Plus its in Daytona Beach and the kids love that.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

One of my uncles used to swear by bone-rubbing his pre 64 Model 70 Winchester stock, and every other gun he owned, now that I think about it.
Although he used a chunk of antler, which is pretty much bone when you get right down to it.

Agent J

AliceH @3:56 I ask an here is his reply:

Because not everyone is suited to be a law enforcement officer. While believe strongly in the second amendment and will defend the second amendment rights of all law abiding citizens, to deputize nearly 60,000 people just does not make sense. Sheriff's assume a great deal of professional and personal liability upon assuming office. The state of Missouri imposes strict training requirements on licensed peace officers. Given the average cost of nearly $10,000.00 for the police academy and initial investment made by local governments with regard to equipment and salary the cost would be staggering. I can only assume that the person who posed such a question is less than friendly toward the second amendment.

If we lived in a society where everyone lived by the rule of law we not need professional law enforcement. The so called police loophole is a mystery. Even police officers, both active and retired must adhere to the laws of the state. Just because a person is a police officer he does not possess a license to ignore the law. With regard to Sheriffs who state they will not enforce gun controls laws, a person would be wise to reevaluate what many sheriffs have actually said. I do not know any sheriff that has refused to enforce the laws of the land so long as they are constitutional. What the sheriffs of America have said is that we will not be compelled by anyone to enforce any law that does not meet constitutional muster. The Brady Bill is a classic example of the Federal Government attempting to impose its' will on county sheriff's. I would encourage you to research the Supreme Court Case, " Mack v United States. Sheriff Richard Mack and seven other sheriff's brought the case against the U.S. Department of Justice when the DOJ attempted to force Sheriffs to impose and enforce federal gun control laws. The Supreme Court said the Federal Government had, and has, no authority to force local law enforcement to enforce federal law. It will be an interesting read for you. I hope this has answered your question.

rse

From what I could see of 95 going north near Savannah I fear we may never hear from hit again. The Diva was awful to me when I tried to tell her what traffic would be like. Seriously full stops and at best 20 miles an hour on 75 from just North of Macon to 675 outside ATL. If you know someone on the road today, they will be running late.

Peter-I would read that Bowdoin report NAS, the National Academy of Scholars put out last week to understand the issues. The Powerline guys have also talked about how their kids go to Dartmouth with dreams of what they wanted to study and one humanities course derails the wish. Do read the course catalog for the areas of interest. It is shocking what is being taught and what is not available at all that ought to be.

Have had no cell coverage since Thursday AM. Please let me know if I missed anything.

matt

If you need a good madrassa UC Irvine works.

I would think the mining and farm schools would do well. Not sure about Texas A&M but they do have a bunch of cadets. If you have to spend all of your time studying and thinking about your major it leaves less time to be brainwashed or do other mushhead things.

Marlene

rse,Bowdoin,Bates and Colby are what I mean when I mention "the other Maine". :)

Jim Eagle

Back from dinner. But lets face it, there are only a handful of collleges we can safely say are safe of progressive, sectarian, anti-American teaching. Those that are out there are disguised by the media and other research tolls. Its an expedition.

Louisville decides to put the hammer to the metal.

Rob Crawford
Nothing says "building character" like getting written out of a will.

Bad character is still character...

hit and run

rse:
From what I could see of 95 going north near Savannah I fear we may never hear from hit again.

TCFAB!

narciso

Meanwhile they will not be nearly so conscientous

ttp://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/04/06/report-defense-sec-hagel-delays-missile-test-to-avoid-further-tension-with-north-korea/

I noticed that among the Buzzfeed mmasthead was at least one BYU and one St. John's grad, so it's not entirely an Ivy League redoubt

DrJ

Syracuse - Michigan. Go Blue!!

Gotta go -- the fish curry is coming right up.

Stephanie

It's vewy vewy quiet in here. everyone out hunting wabbits? Heh heh heh heh heh

narciso

Even for a Soros drone, uncommonly dense;


http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/04/saturday-night-card-game-bigot-is-the-new-let-me-convince-you-of-the-wisdom-of-my-argument/#comments

narciso

SMOD may be near by;

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/04/moodys-chief-economist-mark-zandi-blames-obamacare-not-sequester-for-bad-jobs-report-video/

AliceH

AgentJ@6:58 - thanks. I am going to have to read that slowly and digest it a bit. It's clear to me he misunderstood my little proposal in at least 3 ways, but there's I can see some good info in his reply regardless.

narciso

Ah, deja vu, all over again, or something;

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/04/05/3325688/qurans-at-crux-of-guantanamo-hunger.html

DrJ

Michigan 36, Syracuse 25 at the end of the first half.

Cecil Turner

It's vewy vewy quiet in here. everyone out hunting wabbits?

Well, I had to walk a ways to see the game. And the best thing I can say about that is, I'd rather win ugly than lose.

narciso

I wondered who was favored, I guess now I know.

sbwaters

Longboat Key for a week. Nice sunset! Kids back home. So this is what a vacation is!

sbwaters

Cay

Clarice

No..it's Key. Glad you like it and had a good time.

anonamom

Happy to see Mark Zandi agrees with me that's it's the cost
of the Unaffordable Health Care Act that is keeping people from hiring.

GO BLUE!

Stephanie

Go Braves. Upton brothers come through in the bottom of the ninth. Woot!

xbradtc

Hey, Daddy? What NAVAIR community were you in?

bgates

when little Vladimir comes home and tries to stick pop in the neck with an ice pick when he's sleeping

That's funny right there.

sbwaters

Right, Clarice. On Longboat Key staying at Sand Cay.

narciso

You know they used to at least pretend they knew something;

http://twitchy.com/2013/04/04/current-tv-officially-becomes-al-jazeera-america-poaches-ali-velshi-from-cnn/

narciso

Even the Daily Basilisk, admits Obama needs a mulligan for this week.

Gus

Yes Narciso. But Obama is a MAN-UP dude. Obama doesn't DOOOOOOO Mulligans.

At some point we need to acknowledge what-in-fact-Obama is.

And Obama is a Marxist fu@k up.

narciso

Baby steps, gus, just like you don't get to lion taming, in one step from chartered accountancy.

daddy

Janet,

The New York tabloid press has picked up the story on your million dollar Bus Stop: Arlington, Va.’s million-dollar bus stop looks cool, but why so expensive?

Nearby bus stops that are more enclosed and offer more protection from the rain and wind cost $30,000...backlash from the Walter Reed stop has prompted the county to put its plans to build 23 more stops like it at more than $900,000 each on hold.


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