31 July 2022

Did They Want the Officer to Tell the Truth or Lie?

DAs - even in Texas - like to win, at all costs. Justice? Don't be ridiculous. Ex-Fort Worth employee used self-defense in killing, lawyer says | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Fort Worth attorney Phillip Hall, who along with attorney Frank Sellers represented Hammack, said [Fort Worth Officer James] Reynolds received backlash for his testimony. Hall did not provide details of the backlash, but he noted that Reynolds was not allowed to talk to defense attorneys until he took the witness stand last week in Criminal District Court No. 2 in Fort Worth.

The only thing that Fort Worth police would say in a statement were a few platitudes about witnesses being honest and jurors weighing all the facts. They won't say what the fallout was for not backing the DA in pursuing charges.

In addition to facing the legal system, the defendant was fired from his job, years before this went to trial. "The process is the punishment."

Still, self-defense is legal in Texas, but then I thought it was.

Big Tech Thinks All Gays Must Have the Same Opinion

I don't usually follow One American News Network, but this story seems important. Big Tech comes after "Gays Against Groomers."

Twitter has locked out the account "Gays Against Groomers" after a tweet they say violated their rules. One America caught up with the founder, Jaimee Michell, about the latest attack against them.

The Woke scolds who run Twitter have decided that "Groomers" is a slur against the gays, because, in their tiny minds, all gays think alike, and no one could be appauled at the way that radical, insane people are targetting children. Even when a lot of people are appauled.

I agree with Jamie Michelle when she says that silencing Gays Against Groomers is homophobic. "You must all think alike," said every libral ever, and a lot of dictators.

The video is 8 or 9 minutes.

Lying Bastard Masquerading As a Doctor

He was paid to lie, so he lied. The doctor who broke up families: Psychiatrist who damned hundreds as 'unfit parents' faces GMC probe | Daily Mail Online

He was paid hundreds of thousands of pounds by social services for the reports which tore children from their parents – many of them young mothers.

He is now being investigated over shocking suggestions he distorted the assessments to fit the view of social services.

In one case, he is alleged to have wrongly diagnosed a ‘caring’ new mother – named only as Miss A – with bipolar disorder because her local authority wanted the baby adopted.

Click thru for a photo of two Porsche sports cars parked in front of his home, in case you're wondering "Why would a doctor lie?"

Earlier this week, a study for the Family Justice Council revealed how life-changing decisions about the care of children are routinely being made on the basis of flawed evidence. A fifth of ‘experts’ who advise the family courts are unqualified.

And this guy wasn't "unqualified." He is a psychiatrist. He is also a lying bastard. One mother who had her son removed described him as evil. I can go along with that.

Of course they are talking about an investigation of this doctor. There is no talk, as far as I can tell, of investigating the bureaucrats who participated in this travesty.

The moral of the story is that you shouldn't put too much trust in experts, and you really shouldn't give too much power to government.

30 July 2022

Saturday Roundup of Link Roundups - 30 July

Wombat-socho at The Other McCain is up first with In The Mailbox: 07.27.22 (Afternoon Edition)

Shot In The Dark: Your Lying Eyes
This Ain’t Hell: Which one do you chose, Army, readiness or wokeness?

The Right Way - Top of the News

The Problem With Being Hot - American Power
The harridans on The View got rebuked by their own legal department - American Thinker

EBL - Bob Newhart: Introducing Tobacco To Civilization

27 July 1586: Walter Raleigh introduce tobacco to England
Smoke! Smoke! Smoke (That Cigarette)
AoSHQ: Morning Report 07.27.22

Wombat-socho again - In The Mailbox: 07.27.22 (Evening Edition)

American Power: Frontpage Editorial: Defund UCLA, also, Entering Sixth Month of War, Ukraine Faces Thorny Dilemmas
American Thinker: I was wrong about Trump

Battleswarm Blog - Scenes From China’s Slow-Motion Collapse

Up to 10,000+ rich Chinese are looking for a way to flee the country.
For that and other reasons, Beijing is looking to impose more controls to prevent capital flight.
What would a “China is screwed” roundup be like without a Peter Zeihan video?

Don Surber - Highlights of the News

ITEM 5: Ann Althouse reported, "DeAndra Childress, 33, told CNN she has tried several times to get her tubes tied. But she said four different doctors refused to perform the procedure on the grounds that she may regret the decision later in life."

And again from Wombat-socho - In The Mailbox: 07.28.22

Transterrestrial Musings: An Interesting Precedent, also, James Lovelock
Volokh Conspiracy: Nicholas Roske Used Reddit and Discord To Plan Assassination of Kavanaugh And Potentially Two Other Justices

A View from the Beach - DIY Politics for Thursday

So, It Turns Out That Biden Video Was Worse Than We Initially Knew
Biden’s Illegal Election Hail Mary Might Still Be Intercepted
What explains the Democrats' empty talent pool? – HotAir

Vlad Tepes - Bolshevism and the lack of law, Berenson and vaxx damage, Ozzie shrink paid to destroy families with fake diagnosis: Links 1, July 28th, 2022

3. Alex Berenson: URGENT: New paper suggests Covid mRNA vaccination rates are linked to increases in overall deaths
The conclusion below. But read the details and caveats at Berenson’s Substack

Gates of Vienna - News Feed 7/28/2022

Rebel Exclusive: Ron DeSantis on the State of Free Speech
Rebel News traveled to Tallahassee, the Florida state capital, on July 19 and spoke to Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in an exclusive interview.

Cafe Hayek - Some Links

Jeffrey Tucker recalls the day that Fauci wrecked American freedom.
el gato malo is rightly critical of the lying, arrogant, and authoritarian Fauci.
Allie Beth Stuckey talks with Jay Bhattacharya.

Pixy Misa at Ace of Spades HQ - Daily Tech News 28 July 2022

Facebook - well, the parent company, Meta - saw a 1% decline in revenue compared with the same quarter a year ago. (Engadget)
And more significantly, a 36% decline in profits.

Once more from Wombat-socho - In The Mailbox: 07.29.22

Vox Popoli: Excess Death in Australia, A Warning Within the Warning, and Send in the Boomers
According To Hoyt: Going Backwards, also, On Being A Flea

Maggie's Farm - Thursday morning links

IQ and genetic background
NHS will SHUT its controversial Tavistock transgender clinic for children after damning report warned it was 'not safe'

J.J. Sefton at Ace of Spades HQ - The Morning Report — 7/27/22

Robert Spencer: "The Bureau has become irremediably politicized and inveterately corrupt."
Defund the FBI

Doug Ross - Larwyn’s Linx: Biden got the recession he wanted

• Fed’s aggressive rate hikes start to crack economy - Zachary Halaschak
• Manchin Levels Energy Playing Field - Shellenberger

Anonymous Conservative - News Briefs – 07/29/2022

New study shows Black voters are concerned with nation’s economy.
Former Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson cooperating with DOJ probe.
Biden says US not in a recession despite two consecutive quarters of shrinking economy.

I leave you with Quick Hits Of Wisdom, Knowledge And Snark #555 from 90 Miles From Tyranny, Wednesday gifdump from MaddMedic, and Wednesday weirdness from Bluebird of Bitterness.

He Suffered a Failure of the Victim-selection Process

You have to wonder what this guy thought he was going to do. Homeowner shoots, kills man during attempted home invasion in York County, sheriff’s office says

A family was just sitting on their deck.

The man jumped the gate when the homeowner and his family were sitting out on their deck, according to sheriff’s office spokesperson Shelley Ward. The family had retreated into their house and locked the door when the man started kicking down the door, Ward said. That’s when the homeowner shot the man.

Neighbors, in an odd turn of events, where not shocked and were supportive of the defender. Or the one neighbor interviewed, anyway.

Self-defense is a human-right.

What Happens When Delusional People Are a Threat to Society?

Unfortunately they cannot be confined to protect society from their craziness. That would be unfair. ‘I Think She Was Delusional’

Competition for the 2022 Understatement of the Year Award got a little tougher this week, thanks to Colby James, who was in Dallas Love Field Airport when a crazy woman with a gun got shot by cops.

You can click thru for the details. The quote that forms the title to Robert Stacy's post is from Colby James. And under the heading of Even MORE Stuff I Wish I Had Written: As to why the woman was found not fit to stand trial...

“It was not clear”? Could it possibly be any clearer? This woman is deranged, demented, daffy, wacky, cracked, zany, berserk, off her rocker, a few fries short of a Happy Meal and cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.

Click thru.

Hells Bells

July 25, 1980 was the Day AC⚡️DC published Back in Black. According to a music guy on Twitter, it is the 3rd most popular album of all time, selling over 50 million records.

It sold more than 25 million copies in the US according to Billboard, so I could see that it could sell 50 million world wide.

Here is a link to the lyrics in case you need them.

This song is "Hells Bells" by the Australian band AC⚡️DC from the 1980 album Back in Black. What we have today is the remastered version. There are also any number of live versions that are worth a look. You can find them on YT.

AC/DC never accepted the Heavy Metal label, calling the music Rock & Roll. I will compromise by having them on Saturday, but labeling them Heavy Metal.

Delusional People Are Running DC

But I think we knew that. Magical Thinking as Economic Policy : The Other McCain

Joe Biden evidently believes that recession can be avoided by pretending there is no recession, and that inflationary spending proposals can be enacted by dubbing them “The Inflation Reduction Act.”

And the media is fine with covering for the administration.

This makes me so angry, it’s impossible for me to write any sentence that doesn’t include the phrase “fucking bullshit.” Think back, if you will, to what actually happened with the so-called “American Rescue Plan. The first COVID “stimulus” bill passed in March 2020, at a time when were were being told that a lockdown of “two weeks to slow the spread” was necessary, which was immediately followed by “30 days to flatten the curve.” So by May 1, all the lockdowns would be over, right? No, the pandemic panic brigade insisted on lockdowns ad aeternum — we must “follow the science!” — and so millions of people were forced out of work. Months went by and, with so much of the economy locked down, the need for more “stimulus” was obvious, but the Democrats who controlled Congress wouldn’t pass another stimulus bill before the election.

There is so much more... Click thru.

29 July 2022

I'm Shocked - Shocked! - That Russians Would Fund Radical Groups

OK so I'm not all that shocked. The Other McCain: Feds: Russian Agent Funded Radical Fringe Groups, Including Black Hammer

Remember our friend Augustus Romain Jr. a/k/a “Gazi Kodzo”? Well, his Black Hammer group is one of three organizations identified by federal prosecutors as under Russian influence

Black Hammer was identified as "Group 2" in the list of 3 groups getting funds from the Russians. Reporters identified Group 1 as African People's Socialist Party and Group 3 as "Yes California," a group that wants California to secede from the union.

Do you think the Russians are trying to cause trouble?

Friday Links - 29 July

Pirate's Cove is up first with a bit of political theater. Congressional Staffers Stage Climate Crisis (scam) Sit In

Of course, you know there will be no consequences for these little snowflakes.

The Daley Gator is up next with Dissecting the language of Leftism

At The American Thinker John Dale Dunn looks at how to push back against the left, and their media messengers. A group he belongs to, the National Association of Scholars (NAS). is making an effort to refute the false talking point about America, its history and racism.

The Other McCain - ‘We Were Somewhere Around Barstow on the Edge of the Desert When the Trump Derangement Syndrome Began to Take Hold …’

Look, if Ed Driscoll wants to play the literary allusion sweepstakes, I’ll see his Allen Ginsberg and raise him a Hunter S. Thompson. But the important point, really, is not about trying to win a silly game of Internet one-upsmanship, but rather that Bill Kristol has become a pathetic joke — a caricature of a parody of a satire of a stereotype.

Don Surber - Republicans ignoring an increasingly irrelevant press

Republicans are adapting to a new environment. Technology has made ABC, CBS, NBC and the rest less powerful. Abandoning objectivity has made the media less credible.

Political Hat - Banned: The “G” Word

The claim is that “groomer” is being used as a slur against all LGBTQ∓c. people, and both Twitter and Reddit will ban the word… despite some homosexual groups who are against child grooming decrying labeling an actual “groomer” a “groomer”.

Granite Grok - Failing? Change the Rules

A recession is when the economy performs so poorly that the GDP declines for two consecutive quarters. Well, that is the old school definition, but not the new Biden definition. Joe claims that we cannot be in a recession because unemployment is so low and the economy is recovering so quickly. But, we still don’t have as many people working as pre-COVID, and if the economy was growing so fast, why is the GDP down for six months?

Again from The Other McCain - Still More Aspiring Rapper Updates

It’s been a busy week in the hip hop community, as young performers are being gunned down with astonishing frequency

Adaptive Curmudgeon - Mosquitoes Get The Upper Hand: Part 7. So ends another adventure from AC... Heat and Mosquitos are not my cup of tea, but you might want to check out the prior installments.

I didn’t see any Norse gods but I had fun and got slapped in the face with a fish. Ya’ win some, ya’ lose some. It’s still better than sitting on the couch being boring.

Don't Bring an Umbrella to a Gunfight

That is a post-title I never expected to type. PD: Homeowner shoots man wielding umbrella in Harrisonburg

He was assaulting people, and he decided to assault the wrong person.

A homeowner in the area — after being confronted by the individual — fired one round to prevent being assaulted, police said. The unidentified victim was taken to to Sentara RMH and then flown to the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville. On Tuesday afternoon, police said the man was in critical condition.

The investigation continues.

Self-defense is a human-right, even if the person is only armed with an umbrella.

Sparky Bus Fire Sends 3 to the Hospital

One day after they celebrated the passage of the Connecticut Clean Air Act... After massive bus fire, CT pulls electric fleet from service

Two transit workers inhaled the incredibly toxic smoke from a lithium-ion battery fire, and one firefighter had heat exhaustion.

“Lithium ion battery fires are difficult to extinguish due to the thermal chemical process that produces great heat and continually reignites,” Hamden fire officials said.

The bus was not in service. It was delivered in December of 2021 and has been in use since January of this year.

Click thru for the image. It shows the bus engulfed in flames.

“There are approximately 800 buses that we are responsible for at the DOT that are being replaced with no-emissions electric models. They’re quieter, they emit no emissions and they last longer,” [Department of Transportation Commissioner Joe] Giulietti said Friday.

Except of course they don't "last longer" if they burst into flames after 7 months of use.

And all electric buses in use by the agency have been pulled from service. They don't say how many that is. (Hat tip to Don Surber.)

Because NOTHING Is More Important to a Politician...

Than publicity. Wisconsin Senate Minority Leader Janet Bewley involved in fatal crash

Not even public safety.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported on Monday that a reporting intern for the paper was on the phone with Bewley for a scheduled interview when the crash occurred. According to the Journal Sentinel, Bewley told him she had just had cataract surgery.

So that didn't work out too well, doing an interview and driving a car at the same time.

The stupid thing is she decided in February that she wasn't going to run for reelection. So why do an interview, and drive a car? Why not push the interview? Oh, yeah; Publicity.

Which for reasons I can't understand brought up memories of "Vanity: My favorite sin," from The Devil's Advocate. (Hat tip to EBL.)

28 July 2022

They Suffered a Failure of the Victim-selection Process

He apparently thought that having a firearm made him too dangerous to confront. OSBI: Clerk shoots, kills armed robber at southern Oklahoma dispensary

And it seems that marijuana dispensaries are a dangerous business.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said two men forced their way into The Border Buds on U.S. Highway 77 in Thackerville, saying they wanted money and marijuana. One of the men showed the clerk his gun, and authorities said the clerk told the men he also was armed.

The armed suspect fired at the clerk, who returned fire. OSBI officials said the shot hit and killed the armed suspect.

The second would-be bad-guy ran like a rabbit.

Self-defense is a human-right, and in Oklahoma it appears to be your legal right.

Universal Basic Income Makes Things Worse

Don't expect the Left to let go of Universal Basic Income (UBI). It sounds good. New Study Sledgehammers Universal Basic Income Arguments

The experiment was conducted from July 2020 to May 2021. On average, the subjects were earning roughly $950 a month while receiving another $530 in food stamps and other government benefits. A little over half were unemployed and 80% had children.

Over a 15-week period, participants were periodically surveyed about their financial, physical and mental health. Across a wide range of financial and non-financial attributes, researchers found no positive effects on those who received free money -- but plenty of negative ones.

The easy one is that handouts lead to less earned income. Why bother to work? But there were some less intuitive results:

  • Worse sleep
  • Worse physical health
  • More anxiety
  • More loneliness

There are more than I've listed here.

Though it's illuminating, don't expect this Harvard-Exeter study to divert lefty-authoritarians from their quest to cultivate greater dependence on programs that redistribute wealth from the most productive to the least productive.

It sounds good, and promotes dependence on the government. The Left will never let it go.

The Obama DOJ's Attack on Law & Order in Chicago

What has the increase of crime been since the Consent Decree was implemented? Is Obama’s Consent Decree Killing Chicago Citizens and Police?

Obama's DOJ waged war against police, in Chicago at least, and probably elsewhere as well.

However, anyone with even fleeting knowledge of how Obama and his attorneys general remade the Justice Department into an appendage of the anti-police movement knew Hickey’s oversight of the department would come at a cost.

But the warnings about that cost - increased crime being chief among them - came from conservatives and were ignored.

Since Hickey’s appointment as Independent Monitor, residents are so infused with the joys of constitutional policing ushered in by the monitoring team they are afraid to walk the streets in once vibrant neighborhoods. Moreover, conditions in high-crime neighborhoods have only worsened, and police believe they will face discipline and be scapegoated by Chicago media for performing any real police work.

Are we shocked that the DOJ would hate cops? Are we shocked that crime hurts the people of Chicago? So who does all of this benefit, and why do the Democrats hate the people of the cities so much?

27 July 2022

Wednesday Roundup of Link Roundups - 27 July

Pirate's Cove is up first: Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup

  1. No Tricks Zone discusses the latest warming pause
  2. Not A Lot Of People Know That compares the current UK heatwave with 1976

Bacon Time!!!! - Sunday Linkage

The Intrepid Reporter: Went Out
Watts Up With That?: 50 Years of Landsat

Wombat-socho at The Other McCain - In The Mailbox: 07.25.22

Animal Magnetism: Goodbye, Blue Monday
Babalu Blog: Cuban dictatorship declares capitalism for itself, communism for everyone else

EBL - Paul Sorvino, RIP

Instapundit: Paul Sorvino dies at 83 RIP
Deadline, THR, Variety
Instapundit: Bob Rafelson and David Warner, RIP

Political Hat - News of the Week (July 24th, 2022)

The Blue-State War on Nuclear Power
The irrational, ideologically driven effort to decarbonize without nuclear energy is a fool’s errand.

Battleswarm Blog - LinkSwarm for July 23, 2022

News flash: Universal basic Income makes recipients lives worse.
The Democratic Party’s embrace of social justice lunacy has them sleepwalking toward disaster.

Don Surber - Highlights of the News

ITEM 5: The Delaware Valley Journal reported, "At least two families have decided to remove their children from Stetson Middle School after over-the-top gay pride celebrations this year.

Vlad Tepes - QR codes, Nitrogen reduction on farms, Qanon disinformation and more: Links 1, July 26th, 2022

3. The back story here: Activists in Canada were protesting abortion in Canada and passers by who opposed them now feel empowered to threaten death because they don’t agree with killing the pre-born babies

Gates of Vienna - News Feed 7/25/2022

Energy Crisis: German Business Confidence Slumps
BERLIN (AP) — German business confidence has fallen more than expected this month, hitting a two-year low amid worries about higher energy prices

A View from the Beach - Bots for Biden, Did the Pentagon Plan J6? and WH Redefining Recession Away

Yahoo! worries about Trump v. DeSantis: Young conservatives debate GOP's future. At Da Wire, ‘Try Crying About It’: Liberal Reporters Blocked From Florida GOP Summit. 'Bonchie' at Red State is amused when 'The View' Hosts Went Wild on Ron DeSantis, Then the 'Clarifications' Started.

Cafe Hayek - Some Links

Paul Schwennesen decries the “administrative despotism exemplified by zoning laws.”
GMU Econ alum Dominic Pino reports on the reduced construction of oil tankers

Maggie's Farm - Tuesday morning links

Joe Biden Must Step Aside While He Has COVID to Rid Us of the Curse of White Supremacy
Rasexism and Kamala Harris

Pixy Misa at Ace of Spades HQ - Daily Tech News 26 July 2022

Instagram desperately wants to be the new TikTok. (Tech Crunch)
TikTok is of course a screaming, burning sewer, but it's a screaming, burning sewer that makes money, or doesn't make money but at least that gets lots of clicks

Anonymous Conservative - News Briefs – 07/25/2022

Joe Biden is filling up Maine hotels with his illegal migrants.
House Republicans demand answers from Biden admin over grants ‘to promote atheism worldwide.’

J.J. Sefton at Ace of Spades HQ - The Morning Report — 7/26/22

"Soviet-style propaganda."
Republicans Rip Biden White House for Redefining ‘Recession’ amid Economic Contraction

Doug Ross - Larwyn’s Linx: What is Adam Schiff Hiding?

• China doubles down on Pelosi's Taiwan trip - Jazz Shaw
• New Crowdfunding Craze in Minneapolis: Police - Stephen Green

I leave you with Even more gifs! from Wirecutter, Sunday Funnies For 07-24-22 from Stately McDaniel Manor, Quick Hits Of Wisdom, Knowledge And Snark #553 from 90 Miles From Tyranny, and Monday Memes … from MaddMedic.

Relatives of Dead People Don't Like Self-defense

I get that his mother is grieving, but he fired a weapon in a "verbal altercation." JERRY DAVICH: Mother of slain teen begs for justice: 'That’s not self-defense. That’s cold-blooded murder'

His death was ruled a homicide by the county coroner’s office. A person of interest was taken into custody, then later released by police. His name was not publicly released. The case was presented to the Lake County prosecutor’s office. No charges were filed.

“There wasn’t enough evidence to secure any charges, but it’s still an active investigation,” Lake Station police Capt. Daniel Perryman said. “We’re leaving it open until we get the coroner’s report, based on advice from the prosecutor’s office.”

So rumor and social media (but I repeat myself) have filled in the gaps in knowledge, muddying the waters and making more investigation difficult.

While no charges have been filed, the incident has also not been ruled self-defense. There is no video. Cops are waiting, mostly, on the autopsy report to be completed.

Reillo said her son shot himself in the groin while reaching for his gun, according to Alvarez’s girlfriend who witnessed the exchange. Police have not yet confirmed this scenario, and the case’s autopsy report is pending.

The mother is understandably upset, but self-defense is a human-right.

PayPal Is Trying to Screw Eric July

Eric July has created what looks to be an incredibly successful graphic novel. He has sold about $3.2 million (or more) worth of books. About $1.2 million was through PayPal. PayPal hasn't turned the money over to Eric July. Why? Apparently they aren't being too clear about that.

This is the Eric July video PayPal Update | Suits involved? | What is owed... WILL be paid

He has some information on the comic on his YouTube channel, but you can find more info at Rippaverse.

Avery Silman is a common rancher, but that wasn’t always the case. After obtaining some unique abilities, Avery spent a brief stint being a hero under the moniker Isom in the city of Florepark, Texas. Realizing that it wasn’t for him, he walked away from this life. But after responding to a call from his sister, some violent altercations ensue and has Avery reconsidering his approach. What happened? Grab Isom #1 to find out!


More guitar greatness from an unexpected place? Sure.

While I was putting together a (not so) recent post on Glen Campbell's guitar playing, the name of Roy Clark kept coming up. So I thought I would highlight his guitar playing. He was also an amazing guitar player who gets ignored because he mostly played country music. And because in addition to being a great guitar player he was an entertainer. Today's song is not country; it is Flamenco.

I have no idea what show this performance was recorded from in 1988, but Roy joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1987, so that may have been where it was recorded. He also played the stages in Branson, Missouri regularly so it might have been there as well.

One of the things I love about this performance, is that a broken string doesn't slow him down at all. I don't know if his using a 12-string guitar for this made that easier or harder.

This song is "Malaguena" by Roy Clark recorded in 1988.

Roy Clark also did this song on the TV show The Odd Couple from 1971 that is also killer. You can find that version at this link.

26 July 2022

Tuesday Links - 26 July

American Thinker is up first with To The Left, This Hero’s A Zero. The Media and the Left's (but I repeat myself) treatment of Elisjsha Dicken.

Left-leaning media outlets that didn’t criticize the American hero gave precious little coverage to Dicken’s extraordinary valor. Search MSNBC and you’ll get exactly one result, a two-minute statement by the police chief. You’ll hear even less from President Joe Biden, who failed to mention the lives saved by Dicken at all. Of course, both the administration and leftist media gave massive coverage to the tragic mass shooting that wasn’t stopped at an Uvalde, Texas elementary school recently.

Robert Zimmerman at Behind The Black - A large majority of today’s college students think blacklisting is a good thing

Today’s strong pushback by parents against elementary school indoctrination and the introduction of the queer sexual agenda is gratifying, but it appears it is happened too late. Parents are attempting to close the gate after the animals have already escaped. Their kids no longer believe in freedom, are well trained to push hard-nose radical ideas, and worst of all, are willing to team up as mobs to destroy anyone who challenges them.

Had Enough Therapy? - We Broke the American Marriage

You will be happy to know that we Americans are leading the world in one thing. We have more single parent households than any nation in the world. We have effectively broken marriage.

Joseph Gunderson at Louder With Crowder - Residents Complain About Progressive City's Homeless Problem: 'My Lawn Is Now Becoming a Public Bathroom

This sounds like exactly what the people of Portland voted for and I'm happy for them. If they don't like what their city has become, maybe they'll vote differently next time. I'm not holding my breath, but anything is possible, I suppose.

Pirate's Cove - There’s A Mass Unionization Of Congressional Staffers, Especially Democrat Ones

Are Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar abusing them? Yelling at them? Making them get their laundry? Why would people working for a member of Congress need a union? Is the government a bad boss?

The Other McCain - Academic Stasi Protecting Students From White Supremacist Menace of (Checks Notes) 18th-Century Scottish Philosopher

“Don’t worry,” they told us, “it’s just a few Confederate statues.”

Next thing you know, the woke mob has come for . . . David Hume?

Bacon Time!!!! - “Social Justice” = Sh*t On The Streets…………Kalamazoo is Woke?

Michigan business owners in uproar after city decriminalizes public urination, defecation.

Battleswarm Blog - The Bomb That Ended A War

The title overstates the case, put this story of the red-tape cutting, round-the clock efforts to field a bunker busting bomb during the Gulf War is fascinating stuff.

He Suffered a Failure of the Victim-selection Process

And Alabama is NOT New Jersey. Police: Burglary suspect dead in struggle with Troy homeowner

According to Chief Randall Barr, the victim said he when he arrived home, he was confronted by the armed suspect and a struggle took place.

Barr said that as the victim and suspect were struggling with each other, the unnamed suspect was shot once and died on the scene. The victim was not injured.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Who Does Bail Reform Help?

Democrats always support policies that Sound Good. Unless you think about them. From The Other McCain: Paying Attention NOW, Democrats?

A guy was arrested for attacking Representative Lee Zeldin, a New York Republican running for governor of that state. His attacker was released immediately because of New York's "no cash bail" law.

When Democrats embraced “criminal justice reform,” the consequences were predictable, especially to anyone who remembers the 1970s, an era of lawlessness that inspired movies like Dirty Harry and Death Wish. The basic idea behind New York’s misguided 2019 “bail reform” law was that it was racist to keep suspects locked up before trial unless they could find someone to post their bail. Why was it racist? “Disparate impact” — i.e., because more black and Hispanic suspects than whites were kept in jail. This is an interesting theory, but the Democrats who insisted on changing the law, to release most suspects without requiring cash bail, apparently didn’t stop to consider all the possible ramifications of this so-called “reform.” There has been a dramatic increase in violent crime which has been particularly harmful to blacks and Hispanics, there very people on whose behalf the “reform” was promoted.

Robert Stacy McCain thinks that Zeldin will win in New York. I don't believe that the people of NYC are that smart. They are "Progressive" and will never vote for a tough-on-crime Republican. Well, not for a few more years anyway.

But without a doubt, increases in crime hurt the people who are more likely to be victims of crime. But "tough on crime" doesn't sound good. Or something.

If there is a silver lining to this story, the would-be bad-guy was arrested by the FBI and is being held on federal charges. He did attack a candidate in the middle of a campaign.

It's Like Wrestling - They Can Tell You the Results Ahead of Time

No. They aren't planning to cheat, lie or steal. Nothing to see here. Move along! CAUGHT: Michigan News Channel Posts Results to Republican Primary Election — That’s Not Until Next Week!!

Michigan News Channel 3 published the results to the Republican primary election. RINO Tudor Dixon won!!

AND … Trump hater Peter Meijer won his race too!!

There’s just one thing…

The primary is not until August 2nd.

The results fell through a time warp! No, that's not it...

An unnamed affiliate was testing the election reporting system. Sure. That's it. Of course it is.

25 July 2022

Wings of Light

Since people seem to object to anything that even seems like harsh vocals, let alone the full-on Death Metal Death Growl, today we have some Power Metal from a band I really like.

Battle Beast is a Finnish (the sing in English!) Power Metal band. Noora Louhimo sings in a clear style that should not offend anyone, and there are plenty of screaming guitars for a Monday afternoon.

Here's a link to the lyrics. They may be singing in English, without harsh vocals, but it is still Heavy Metal.

This is "Wings of Light" by Battle Beast from their 21 January 2022 album Circus of Doom.

It is the "official video" for the song, which I always find distracting. But that is what the band uploaded to YT. (The band, or their label.) Though I really like Noora Louhimo's hairstyle.

How Should She Have Responded?

He attacked her. She tried to run away, but he chased after her. How would you respond? Woman Shoots Man That Attacked and Chased Her to Grocery Store Parking Lot - USA Carry

I wish someone from the gun-hating Left would tell me what they think this woman should have done? Let him beat her up, or worse?

The story doesn't quote anyone, but says that this is a "possible domestic incident."

Police are stating that the incident started inside an apartment complex in Atlanta, GA, where a man and woman got into a physical altercation shortly after 2 AM. The woman fled the apartment, but the man chased her to a nearby Publix grocery store parking lot. This is where she then shot the man in self-defense.

The investigation is still going on. He is in the hospital.

Self-defense is a human-right. (Hat tip to Keep and Bear Arms.)

Depressed? Take a Pill. Won't Help But Big Pharma Makes Lots of Money

I thought the science was settled. A Decisive Blow to the Serotonin Hypothesis of Depression | Psychology Today

Almost as soon as it was floated in 1965 by Harvard psychiatrist Joseph Schildkraut, the serotonin hypothesis of depression—reduced and simplified by pharma marketing to the “chemical imbalance” theory of depression and anxiety—has been subject to critical research and found wanting.

The poor standing of the hypothesis in the scientific literature, however, barely dented its afterlife in textbooks, across clinical and treatment settings, and on mental health apps and websites. Nor has it dispelled the continued use of the phrase as “shorthand” between doctors and patients and in everyday settings, including for quite different mental states and conditions.

Of course companies that manufacture and sell this crap, I mean the drugs, are only interested in selling more drugs.

Apparently "informed consent" is also no longer a thing in medical ethics.

They asked more broadly of those repeating the discredited hypothesis, whether as metaphor or oversimplification: “Do you believe it is ethical to present a falsified scientific theory as a fact to a patient? What are the possible negative effects of doing so?”

A significant consequence they anticipated at the time was that patients would realistically “conclude that they have been misled.”

And the result is a population over medicated for reasons that are questionable. They only provide the numbers for the UK, but they are staggering.

“The popularity of the chemical imbalance idea of depression has coincided with a huge increase in the use of antidepressants,” note Moncrieff and coauthor Mark A. Horowitz in the study’s press release. “Prescriptions for antidepressants have sky-rocketed since the 1990s, going from being rare to a situation now where one in six adults in England and 2 percent of teenagers are prescribed an antidepressant in a given year.”

If this ever takes hold, pharmaceutical companies stand to lose a ton of money. Oh, and doctors need to stop lying to people.

So what causes depression? "stressful life events." They don't say what those are, but maybe they don't have to. Losing a job. The death of a parent. Etc. All the typical stuff life can and does throw at people.

I would say a lack of a foundation for your life, would also play into how you handle those life events, but that isn't scientific either. If the only meaning in your life is the size of your bank account, or the amount of granite in your kitchen, you are not going to fair well, when one of those curve-balls life likes to throw comes your way.

Chicago Cops At the Breaking Point

20 members of CPD have killed themselves since 2018. And now this. Cops In Crisis: After 3 Officers Die Of Suicide In A Month, Colleagues Say They’ve Reached A ‘Breaking Point’

Three Chicago police officers — Andy Dobda, Durand Lee and Patricia Swank — have died by suicide in the past month, highlighting a crisis within the agency, some said.

Weeks without a day off. Missing family milestones - like birthdays and graduations and vacations. And they don't have nice things to say about the limited counseling that is available.

Meanwhile, back in the self-delusional land of the Brass...

After Dobda’s death this weekend, Supt. David Brown held a news conference Monday where he defended the agency canceling days off and said the department hopes to soon be able to offer more help.

Because you can work people to death, tell them they suck, with no end in sight, drag them through scenes of trauma and mayhem, offer little in the way of support, and that won't have any repercussions. At least that is the position of Brown.

24 July 2022

Armed Homeowner Stops Crime Spree

He thought that a string of home invasions was a good idea. Lincoln County crime spree ends when homeowner shoots, kills suspect

Police got a call about a home invasion. The bad guy had already left. Then they got a call about a 2nd home invasion where he had assaulted 2 people. Then they got a call that he was trying to break into another home.

As deputies arrived on that scene, they heard a gunshot at a nearby residence.

As they arrived to the home where the gunshot occurred, they found that a man had been shot while trying to hit someone with his car. The man was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The homeowner who defended himself has not been charged, because Mississippi is not Manhattan, and self-defense is a human-right.

Antisemitism And The Hard Left - UK Edition.

Bigotry on the Left? Say it ain't so! Jeremy Corbyn suspended from Labour Party after anti-Semitism probe | Daily Mail Online

A landmark 130-page report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission found 'significant failings in the way the Labour Party has handled anti-Semitism complaints over the last four years' with 'specific examples of harassment, discrimination and political interference'.

But that didn't sit well with Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Leftist Labour Party during the time the anti-Jewish sentiment took hold. He said it is all blown out of proportion. It is a political attack from his enemies. He's been against racism his whole life. Or something.

Additionally they broke equalities law over two cases, including one which involved former London mayor Ken Livingstone 'using antisemitic tropes and suggesting that complaints of anti-Semitism were fake or smears' in 2016, before he quit the party.

Leftists will always tell you that they can't be racist. Even when they are being bigoted.

As a result of all of this, Corbyn got the boot.

Jewish Labour MP Dame Margaret Hodge said: 'This is the right decision following Corbyn's shameful reaction to the EHRC report.

But is that the end of it?

The Jewish Labour Movement said the report showed that 'the blame for this sordid, disgraceful chapter in the Labour Party's history lies firmly with those who held positions of leadership - those who possessed both power and influence to prevent the growth of anti-Jewish racism, but failed to act.'

In a statement it said: 'What the report shows is that, worse than simply failing to act, the leadership of the Labour Party actively interfered in the processes relating to anti-Semitism, for political reasons.

There is more, including statements from Corbyn defending himself, statements from his detractors on how the leadership of Labour during Corbyn's tenure let antisemitism become "normalized" in Labour, and more. There is also a complete timeline of the problems/accusations. Click thru. (Hat tip to Chicago Contrarian.)

Parents Have No Say in Children's Medical Care

That wouldn't be WOKE after all. The Left's alarming push to sever the parent-child relationship has hit the medical industry.

The Left’s agenda to groom your children has taken another turn. Various states across America have begun implementing laws and policies to allow children to make healthcare decisions without a parent or guardian’s consent — and the medical industry is promoting it. Many of these states are using these new laws to allow for drastic medical decisions to be made without parental consent including hormone therapy, gender reassignment surgery, and medicated mental health treatment.

In Washington, children as young as 13 are now allowed to undergo gender reassignment surgery and other questionable medical treatments without parental consent.

Of course there is a distinct lack of counseling, because that also wouldn't be Woke.

So 13 year olds are mature enough to elect for life-altering surgery, but not mature enough to have a drink, drive a car, ... Yeah, that make perfect sense.

23 July 2022

Saturday Roundup of Link Roundups - 23 July

Wombat-socho at The Other McCain is up first with In The Mailbox: 07.20.22 (Early Morning Edition)

This Ain’t Hell: “Buffalo Soldiers” convention, Six More Are Accounted For, and Good Idea Fairy Part Deux
Transterrestrial Musings: Jill Breaks Out The Violin For Joe

The Right Way - Top of the News

Inflation's Up - Theo Spark
The Americans ️ - Evi. L Bloggerlady

EBL - Did Joe Biden Just Admit He Has Cancer? 😬

Instapundit: WH forced to walk back Biden's cancer statements. Kamala Harris hardest hit.
Powerline: Joe Biden, Cancer Victim

Again from Wombat-socho - In The Mailbox: 07.20.22 (Evening Edition)

Chicago Boyz: Extremely Cool, also, It’s Called Acting, Dear Boy
Da Tech Guy: Full Circle John Cleese meets the Babylon Bee, also, Reality catches up to Starbucks

Political Hat - Quick Takes – Woke Priorities Of The Left: Racist Dog Names; Nonevident Climate Crisis; Mass Starvation

Nothing quite like sorting out the Nomenklatura from the excess peasants like mass starvation!
“The world is facing the prospect of a dramatic shortfall in food production as rising energy prices cascade through global agriculture

Flopping Aces - The Week in Radical Leftism, 7/22/2022

The Democrat Plan to Steal the Midterms
As tinfoil hatty as the headline sounds, over the last few years I’ve seen too many conspiracy theories turn out to be prophecie

The Daley Gator - Friday Evening Links

PJ Media Can you say SAWFT on crime?
The Blaze- Is SCOTUS Justice Kagan an idiot?
The Lid: Man Marxifornia sucks

A View from the Beach - Brandon Gets WuFlu, Rep. Lee Zeldin Attacked

Even CNN whines Voters of color are backing the GOP at historic levels. Capt. Ed at Haut Hair issues a Red wave alert: AARP generic battleground poll shows GOP up 4 -- and up 9 among 50+ demo.

Vlad Tepes - The power of Elected representatives is probably an illusion: Links 1, July 22, 2022

1. Trudeau arranges a publicity tour for himself in Western Canada, but threatens reporters if they ask any questions. NO QUESTIONS allowed. Just pics and video of his holiness.
2. Alberta Reports Surge in Deaths Due to ‘Unknown Causes’ in 2021

Don Surber - Highlights of the News

PRANK OF THE DAY: Legal Insurrection reported, "Place Where Biden Fell Off His Bike is Named ‘Brandon Falls’ on Google Maps.
Google is not amused.

Wombat-socho again - In The Mailbox: 07.21.22

Animal Magnetism: Animal’s Daily Fiscal Disaster News
Babalu Blog: Congress overwhelmingly votes down Democrat amendment to extend credit to Cuba’s dictatorship

Gates of Vienna - News Feed 7/21/2022

Trucker Protest Shuts Down Operations at Port of Oakland
OAKLAND, Calif. — Truckers protesting a state labor law have effectively shut down cargo operations at the Port of Oakland

An abbreviated offering from Wombat-socho - In The Mailbox: 07.22.22

Louder With Crowder: ‘My Lawn Is Now Becoming a Public Bathroom’, also, Dave Chappelle Fans Come to Comedian’s Defense as He Bodies Haters for Second Night in a Row
Vox Popoli: IQ Estimation Guide

Cafe Hayek - Some Links

GMU Econ alum Dominic Pino decries corporatism.
David Henderson shares EconLog commenter Kevin Corcoran’s thoughts on industrial policy and central planning.

Anonymous Conservative - News Briefs – 07/21/2022

DOJ ‘ignored a lawful instruction’ to declassify Russia-conspiracy documents.
In the Bannon case, the prosecution has rested after calling two witnesses, Bannon’s side begins tomorrow.

Pixy Misa at Ace of Spades HQ - Daily Tech News 22 July 2022

Ford is planning to fund it's expansion into electric vehicles by... Oh. (Car and Driver)
They're going to fire 8000 people.

J.J. Sefton at Ace of Spades HQ - The Morning Report — 7/22/22

Investment Giant, and Leading Financier of the Global Reset Tyranny, BlackRock Loses $1.7 Trillion In Six Months
Officials Identify First Case Of Polio In United States In Years

Maggie's Farm - Friday morning links

The Cost of Being Woke
Conservative professor rebukes higher ed: ‘Whorehouses and mental wards would be much cheaper’

I leave you with Wednesday gifdump from Wirecutter, Quick Hits Of Wisdom, Knowledge And Snark #541 from 90 Miles From Tyranny, and Wednesday Memes .. from MaddMedic.

“These things never have a happy ending.”

Liberation Movements that is, or as Robert Stacy McCain says... Crazy People Are Dangerous, and Yes, Black Hammer Is a Dangerous Cult : The Other McCain

Augustus Claudius Romain, Jr. decided his name was “Gazi Kodzo,” (I don't believe it was legally changed) and appointed himself supreme commander of the Black Hammer Organization.

The Other McCain has the details on where he came from, how the Black Hammer Organization tried to start a community in Colorado, and how they ended up in suburban Atlanta, with a dead body in the house.

The AJC won’t name him, but the dead teenager was Amonte Ammons, who was hailed by Black Hammer as their “Minister of Defense,” and who is alleged to have been kidnapped, beaten and forcibly sodomized by Romain/“Kodzo.” Now, I don’t know what the word “liberation” means to you, but that sure doesn’t sound like my idea of liberation.

There is a lot more. Oh, and Crazy People Are Dangerous.

CNN - The Network of Trump Derangement Syndrome

Robet Stacy "The Other" McCain watched CNN so you don't have to. Despite the Media’s Deranged Obsession, Not Everything Is About Trump.

Wednesday, there was a glitch on the Fox News signal, so I switched the home-office TV over to CNN and wow! If you haven’t watched CNN lately, it’s basically, “January 6 now, January 6 tomorrow, January 6 forever,” to paraphrase a certain Alabama Democrat. They’re leading every hour with some kind of Trump/“insurrection” angle, as if nothing else happening in the world could be of interest to a TV news audience.

The rest of the story goes on to talk about the Maryland primary election that was just held.

Some of it is humorous, and some it is serious analysis. I think it is worth your time.

Seattle Abandoned the CHOP Zone

That is the Capitol Hill Organized Protest zone created for "racial justice" protests. Family of teen killed in CHOP zone: Seattle enabled danger - The Columbian

I think it is clear that Seattle did abandon CHOP, and anyone - like businesses - who were unlucky enough to find themselves inside of it.

Two Black teenagers were killed in June 2020 shootings amid Seattle’s racial justice protests and a new tort claim alleges that city leadership should have recognized its failures to provide legally obligated emergency services to protesters demonstrating in the Capitol Hill Organized Protest zone.

I understand the family wants to hold someone accountable, and probably also to make sure this never happens again, but, while I am not a lawyer, I don't believe that this can get past the SCOTUS decision of Castle Rock V. Gonzales. That ruling states that the police (and the state) have no duty to protect you. I would love if the mayor and whoever else told the police to stand down were to be held accountable. I just don't have faith that our system can do that anymore.

If a Cop Has Never Seen It Before, It Must Be Illegal

Ignorance is not stupidity. Ignorance is lack of information. Stupidity comes in when you refuse to acknowledge that there MIGHT be some information that you don't have. Just because you don't have that information - because you have never seen something before - doesn't mean that information doesn't exist. No one can know everything. Only a stupid MF pretends that he knows everything.

Cops don't understand that some people do things in different ways. So they automatically assume that if you aren't doing exactly what I've seen people do since forever, then it must be illegal. (That my friends, is stupidity coupled with arrogance.) It never occurs to them that "Hey, I've never seen this before, maybe I should learn something new." It would only hurt for a minute, but they don't need to learn anything. You need to do exactly the same thing that I've seen other people do, because learning new things hurts.

And you need to Respect. Their. Authority.

So "Stig's Persian Cousin" is a guy from Dubai, who shipped a car from Dubai to Canada on a temporary import basis. He also drove into the US, and back. All of that is perfectly legal, provided you get the correct import documents. But cops have never seen that before, so they pull him over. "He has a Dubai license plate after all, that MUST be illegal, because I have NEVER seen it before, and it couldn't be that I'm an ignorant cop." The fact that he's from Dubai, probably doesn't help matters.


This is the kind of thing you trip over at 3 in the morning, when you can't sleep because the tinnitus is especially loud this week.

What does tinnitus sound like? Well this isn't exact, but mine sounds something like this. (Turn your volume down before listening to that! You can damage your hearing. And trust me, you do NOT want to develop tinnitus.)

Love Goes On and On

Today we have a song that came out in 2019. It is from Lindsey Stirling and is a collaboration with Amy Lee, lead singer of Evanescence. While the song came out in 2019, the "official video" only came out on July 12th. I imagine that it was COVID delayed in some way or another.

I really like Lindsey Stirling's approach to the violin, and she writes some interesting music. Amy Lee is one of my favorite vocalists in Hard Rock. And I have liked this song since I stumbled across it. (I'm not really sure when that was.)

Here is what Revolver had to say about their collaborations.

Evanescence singer Amy Lee and Lindsey Stirling have added a new chapter to their ongoing series of collaborations. Back in 2017, the violinist played on Evanescence's Synthesis album — which featured orchestral re-imagining of some of the band's most popular tracks. Shortly thereafter, she hit the road with the goth-metal hit-makers, a trek that saw Stirling join the band onstage for a powerhouse cover of Ozzy Osbourne's classic "No More Tears."

Then, in 2019, Stirling returned the favor by having Lee sing on a song called "Love Goes On and On" from her 2019 album, Artemis. It's been a few years since that track arrived in the world, but today (July 12th), the pair have finally unleashed its official music video.

This is "Love Goes On and On" by Lindsey Stirling featuring vocals by Amy Lee of Evanescence. It was included on the 2019 album Artemis.

22 July 2022

Friday Links - 22 July

Mike Rowe starts us off with In Another Time He Could Have Been a Star (Ep. 259). In which he interviews Rick Beato.

I’m not often flustered, but if you want to see me utterly baffled on camera, check out this clip from this week’s podcast. My guest is the great Rick Beato, a ridiculously talented musician who has become famous for his amazing YouTube series, “What Makes This Song Great,” (which you should all be sure to watch.) I’ve wanted to meet Rick from the day I watched his first episode, and was thrilled to interview him last week. But moments before we started recording, he told me we’d already met – twice.

Libs of TikTok is up next with the most insane story I've seen in a month: Lesbian bar shuts down one week after opening because they weren't woke enough

Doc Marie’s is a lesbian bar that opened on July 1st of this year with the hope of bringing more inclusivity to the city of Portland. But just one week after their grand opening they were forced to shut down because of complaints that the bar was not a “safe space.”

Jihad Watch - Justice for All? Over 50 Attacks on Pro-Life Groups Since May, and Not a Single Arrest

The latest beneficiaries of the Biden regime’s two-tier legal system are the pro-abortion fanatics who have attacked over 50 pro-life centers since May 8.

Don Surber - The Biden Dorktatorship

Most people consider this maladministration to be a kakistocracy, which is a government run by the worst, least qualified, or most unscrupulous citizens. This is a downgrade from Obama's kleptocracy, which is a government run by thieves who loot the country.

Pirate's Cove - Abortion Supporters Are Supposedly Moving To Blue States (With a bonus Musical Interlude!)

I’m leary that they and so many are actually going to abandon the Red states, especially if they had previously moved from a Blue state to escape the Blue state policies and taxation they voted for and were unhappy when they realized the policies were going to bone them in their own lives. And then advocated for the same moonbat garbage they escaped from.

The Other McCain - Biden Just Had Such Bad Luck, Y’all

Why is ["Doctor" Jill Biden's] husband such a helpless victim of bad luck? Why do these “problems of the moment” keep happening? Why are “so many things thrown his way”? Well, of course, it’s not as if the Leader of the Free World is actually powerless to influence events. Consider, for example, the Ukraine war. Robert Spencer notes that Jill Biden “did not address the likelihood that Putin invaded Ukraine because he saw with the withdrawal from Afghanistan that America’s political and military leadership was weak, distracted with wokeness, and both unable and unwilling to challenge him in any significant way.”

The Daley Gator - And then, they came for….Archeology

Leftists wage war on history because they want to impose their twisted ideology retroactively, not only on today’s world but also on the past.

Diogenes' Middle Finger - The Krazy Old Bat Warned Us. We Laughed.

Progressive philosophy is rooted in 19th century Marx and his extreme anti-democratic socialist philosophy, and radical social reformer and education philosopher, John Dewey, who believed education is the fundamental method of radical social progress and reform.

They are rooted early 20th century racist and eugenicists ideas of Margret Sanger, and the mid century sex researcher ∓ homosexual pedophile, Alfred Kinsey. Let's be clear, what progressives put forth is not progress as presented today.

Again from The Other McCain - Crazy People Are Dangerous

No matter how much sympathy one might have for “Tekie” Sundberg, the fact remains that he was armed and had fired shots that endangered this woman and her children. However, the incident that precipitated this standoff was not the first time Andrea Foss-Yarbrough had a problem with “Tekie” Sundberg. According to a GoFundMe page set up by her older sister, Sundberg “had been harassing her and stalking [Foss-Yarbrough] for months.” Gosh, isn’t it strange that the media covering this case haven’t followed up on that clue?

Professor David Yamane at Gun Curious - Light Over Heat #30: Overview of My Work on American Gun Culture. (And you should be reading his work/watching his videos.)

Because I am seeing more people watching these videos coming from outside my existing social networks, I thought I would celebrate #30 by giving a brief overview of my approach to American gun culture and highlight a few of my key works for those interested.

This Ain't Hell, But you can see it from here - Fewer vets recommending the service

A recent survey of veterans shows that we went from about three-quarters of vets recommending the military in 2019 down to less than two-thirds in 2021. I can’t imagine just what happened in those two years that could have driven down morale and enthusiasm.

One last entry from The Other McCain - Aspiring Rapper Updates. The first story is from Chicago.

It’s been a while since we updated our readers on the leisure life of the hiphop community, who have been keeping law enforcement busy.

Da Tech Guy - Reality catches up to Starbucks. Remember when Starbucks went woke and said that you didn't need to purchase anything to hang out? Reality didn't forget.

It seems the liberal owner of Starbucks has had a revelation: Realty doesn’t care how woke you are. This revelation came with a policy tweak:

I also suspect he is smart enough to realize that it is only a matter of time before an employee will be killed or maimed in one of those locations and the company’s national policy blamed and them sued.