Archive for April, 2009

Internat’l Law Enforcement Educator & Trainers on mass shootings

April 26, 2009

From Arms & Law:

The legendary Massad Ayoob is attending the annual conference of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association. He writes:

“Thursday afternoon, I chaired the panel of experts discussion on deadly force issues. I had been able to assemble ten superstars of police training. [He lists them, and their credentials are indeed impressive].

One of the topics that inevitably cropped up was response to mass murders in schools and other public places. Among us was Ron Borsch, instructor at the Southeast Area Law Enforcement Academy in Ohio, who has been an advocate of “sole response” entry into such situations by the first responding officer. Though controversial in law enforcement, his theory was validated recently by the courageous 25-year-old cop who entered a mass murder scene only a few weeks ago at an old folks home, and stopped the killing with a single bullet from his Glock .40 service pistol coolly and expertly delivered to the gunman’s chest.

Borsch’s impromptu discussion revealed the fact that some 25% of mass murder shooting sprees he has researched were ended by armed private citizens. This led in turn to a discussion of the Israeli Model, in place since the Maalot massacre of schoolchildren decades ago, in which teachers and other school personnel were trained and discreetly armed with handguns, which has proven famously successful ever since in Israel. Across the ten-member panel AND the dozens of police instructors attending the discussion, not a single voice was raised against that concept, and many spoke enthusiastically in favor of it.

Don’t listen to the politically motivated figureheads. Talk to the REAL cops. They’re the ones who best understand the dynamics of violence, and of protecti

on of the innocent from evil.”

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A ‘FIRST’ for the First Lady

April 14, 2009

This has to be driving the “Is Obama a Narcissist/Elitist?” repubs nuts:

Michelle Obama is the nation’s first first lady to add a full-time makeup artist to her traveling entourage, according to stylists who have worked with presidential wives over the past 16 years

Source:
GLAMOUR ‘FIRST’ FULL-TIME MAKEUP ARTIST FOR MICHELLE, by ANNIE KARNI, Last updated: 11:21 am April 12, 2009 Posted: 2:34 am April 12, 2009

Funny Mayors

April 9, 2009

22 year old Grocery cashier beats MIT grad to become Mayor

[Justin] Nickels, a grocery store cashier and college student, beat fellow Alderman Dave Soeldner, a 39-year-old civil engineer who holds a master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to be the city’s 27th mayor. He replaces Kevin Crawford, who has served since 1989.

A Sweet Transexual Transvestite clad in Leather, 36D breast implants, and Red Hair
Lets not forget the maroon stockings and high heals….

His name is Stu Rasmussen:

What he looks like is a man with gray roots and 36D breasts. A man with powerful arms and delicately turned legs. A man wearing a black leather skirt who thinks of 3-inch heels as “all day shoes.” A man who gently teases his longtime live-in girlfriend, Victoria Sage, and then stands perfectly still as she tames a cowlick at the back of his head.

Source:

Silverton gives its vote to transgendered mayor
Posted by Kimberly A.C. Wilson, The Oregonian November 07, 2008 17:40PM

Grocery cashier, 22, beats MIT grad to become Manitowoc mayor
Manitowoc mayoral recount not ruled out, Helen Clarke • Herald Times Reporter • April 8, 2009

NYT’s Union Hypocrisy

April 5, 2009

A note from powerline below:

The New York Times Company is threatening to shut down the Boston Globe:

The New York Times Co has threatened to shut The Boston Globe unless the newspaper’s unions agree to $20 million in concessions, The Boston Globe reported, quoting union leaders.

This is, of course, rich with irony. The Times endorses Big Labor’s legislative agenda pretty much down the line, but when it comes to its own business operations, it can’t help noticing that antiquated union contracts threaten its very existence. We’ve advocated bankruptcy for GM and Chrysler for exactly that reason. Maybe the Times, too, should take advantage of Chapter 11 to rid itself of unsustainable union contracts. And then maybe the Times’ owners, managers, editors and reporters should re-think their commitment to the destructive left-wing agenda of the labor unions

sources:
Is That A Threat Or A Promise?, PowerlineBlog, April 3, 2009 Posted by John at 7:47 PM
New York Times threatens to shut Boston Globe, Reuters, Fri Apr 3, 2009 8:23pm EDT,

Vindictive People Make Less Money

April 1, 2009

FuturePundit:
Some German researchers find that people who use more negative reciprocity in their dealings with others spend more time unemployed, have fewer friends, and are less satisfied.

EurekaAlert
Public release date: 26-Mar-2009
Contact: Dr. Armin Falk
armin.falk@uni-bonn.de
49-228-739-240
University of Bonn
Vindictiveness doesn’t pay
Study shows: The guiding motto of ‘an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth’ brings neither success nor happiness

It’s Good Business to Steal Freedom

April 1, 2009

Ugly Laws

According to The Music Within, these were promoted by PT Barnum:

passed in San Francisco in 1867. It said, “Any person who is diseased, maimed, mutilated, or in any way deformed so as to be an unsightly or disgusting object, or an improper person to be allowed in or on the streets, highways, thoroughfares or public places in the City or County of San Francisco, shall not therein or thereon expose himself or herself to public view.” It was punishable by a fine of up to $25 and up to 25 days in jail. Well apparently an alderman here in Chicago thought this law was a grand idea because the same law was passed here in 1881, complete with the same language about disgusting objects, etc. The fine was $1 for each offense or a judge could order the disgusting object to be “detained at the police station, where he shall be well cared for, until he can be committed to the county poor house.” Then came laws in Denver and Lincoln, Nebraska that were exact replicas of the Chicago law.

Gun Laws

William Batterman Ruger, Sr. promoting anti-gun import laws.

Bolt action rifle maker endorses Obama.

Sources:
Rifle maker bounces boss who supports Obama, Ken Dilanian, USA TODAY
The gun Zone