Seems the perp may have had a few too many, but that's too be expected when going to a gun show and carrying your own weapon.
“The Evansville Courier & Press says 30-year-old Joshua Wilkinson of Boonville is charged with criminal recklessness.
Police say he removed a round from the gun and applied a flex tie before entering. Show organizer Tom Allman says despite a sign banning loaded weapons, Wilkinson cut off the band and inserted a clip.
Police say Wilkinson had a 0.05 percent blood alcohol level. Indiana sets the level for drunkenness at 0.08 percent.”
Now here’s a story that gun-control advocates will love. It also may rile some alcohol-control advocates. And it probably should get the attention of the country’s dumbass-control advocates. In Indiana, a man at the Tri-State Gun and Knife Show decided to break the rules and load a gun. Shockingly, it then accidentally went off and injured two people. Even more shockingly, the guy was drunk.ShareThis
The West has been misled by both foreign and domestic enemies to believe Islam is compatible with democratic thought, but in truth it is not. It is a political ideology that seeks submission and control, and given that ideology it is the antithesis of free thought and free will, which are the underpinnings of our Western way of life. Moreover, Islamists seek the conquest of the world under the black Islamic flag. In short, they seek either our submission or demise, not peaceful co-existence.
In Europe, Islamists are becoming increasingly vocal about their intentions and less inclined to hide their vitriol toward the European countries that have fostered Muslim immigration. Americans should be paying attention to what is going on in Europe, because the Islamists are honing their message and sharpening their skills there, preparing for what they hope will be their world domination.ShareThis
My federal website clients have begun notifying us to prepare for the potential shutdown of their sites and the correct text to post on the home pages. Billing will most likely cease for the time offline.
This is called trickle down economics.
While the Grand Old Pricks work on a world record for stupid sound bites*, the rest of us are about to experience the full brunt of their follishness. This entire episode is about Republicans trying to create new or re-designed frames for 2012. They, as usual, do not care one bit about the 99.9999% of the rest of us.
* Stupid sound bites with editorial license
Democrats are unwilling to support the troops
Democrats insist on supporting abortion (although the government has not paid for abortions in years)
Democrats don't care about the deficit
Prediction - Obama will cave and give them everything
Don't say the U - word in public because it's offensive. Children should not hear a word like this. WTF?
TALLAHASSEE -- A little thing happened in the Florida House two weeks ago. A Democrat from Orlando, Rep. Scott Randolph, said “uterus” during a floor debate.
No one much noticed, or cared, until word leaked that Republicans told Democrats they couldn’t say the word.
Now people can’t stop saying it.
Randolph, 37, got the idea from his wife.
If she would incorporate her uterus, she said one night over dinner, maybe Republicans would drop 18 anti-abortion measures they are considering during the legislative session.
Republicans, after all, are against regulations for businesses.
So March 25, during a debate about union dues collections, Randolph used his time on the floor to make her point.
“It’s easy to practice an ideology of convenience,” he said. “If my wife incorporated her uterus, you all would say hands off. If my friends incorporated their bedroom, you’d say hands off. But now we’re standing here and we’re saying we’re going to increase regulation on a specific type of membership organization. And that’s unions.”
Watching, Susannah Randolph said: “Oh my God, I can’t believe he used that.”
Every website I normally visit has an O 2012 ad today. And freekin' Huffpo has a full screen thingy before they let you on the site.
It's gonna be a long year and a half. Here's where those ads belong.
Someone, it may have been Hamp, was asking for a picture of this after I had mentioned it in a diary. Hard to tell as they are so intermingled, but there are 5 large hens here, sifting sand through their feathers in total bliss. This not only rids them of any pests like lice that may have come during the long winter months, but it also cleans their feathers.
Other times, they maintain a pecking order, keeping the "lesser" or smaller chickens in their place, but in the dirt bath, all seem to be equal. There are plenty of other areas all around the yard that are sandy and sunny but seldom do the birds bath alone. In the forefront of this picture, one can see plenty of loose sand - space enough for spreading out, but they seem to prefer togetherness as they scratch their bodies deep into the sandy soil, kicking sand up over themselves and the others.
Just when a sense of hope for the awakening of the Islamic world from hundreds of years of religious induced hatred of the freedom of humankind. Just now, religious induced hatred of the freedom of humankind rears its ugly persona in the form of a backward, ignorant preacher from the USA.
One wonders if the flames of freedom spreading across Africa and the Middle East might somehow threaten the power of the literal churches of America. Just as the new generation of Egyptians finally understand that the "Great Satan" is not the real enemy, our own backward religious leaders find a need to fan the flames of hatred for the Great Satan of Islam.
The pessimistic side of me knows that instability in the world, hatred and distrust between Islam and Christians, benefits the same group every time. The ones who get wealthier as our price of fuel rises. Peace, long lasting peace, would bring lower oil prices therefore I have to assume that unknown and powerful forces are behind the Reverend's foul deeds.
Think about it.
Terry Jones, that wrong wing lover of everything red, white and blue. Terry Jones is the worst sort of enemy this country has ever faced.ShareThis
cartoon by Nick Anderson: http://www.dnj.com/article/B2/20110328/OPINION03/303280020/Nick-Anderson-Yuck
Yucca, Yucca, Yucca!
On this last day of Women's History Month, I will belatedly add one more somewhat unknown woman to the list of important women who did great work but did not get the recognition she should have.
Her name was Lise Meitner and she was a physicist, not an easy career path for a woman born in Austria, in 1878. Meitner was a pioneering nuclear physicist who co-discovered nuclear fission with Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassman. Hahn was later awarded the Nobel Prize for their work on nuclear fission, but Meitner's contribution was ignored.
A book published in 1997 about Meitner's life and work -- "Lise Meitner: A Life in Physics" -- rec'd excellent reviews, and I think the easiest thing to do is quote from Kirkus Reviews on Amazon.com.
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On the eve of WW II the physicist Lise Meitner, then living in Sweden, realized that the puzzling results reported to her by her colleagues in Berlin meant they had split the atom.
Big storm heading our way and it's reportedly not an April Fool's joke. Here's a little something for the Yanks and others to try to relieve the boredom of shoveling. Cannot seem to embed anything these days - the pages also seem a bit off - just like the world, but here's the link.
Geraldine Ferraro gone at the age of 75
"Hers was a life of firsts: First woman to chair the Democratic Platform Committee. First female vice-presidential nominee. First major-league Italian-American on a presidential ticket.
As unflinching as she was as a crimefighting assistant district attorney, as indomitable as she was while representing New York in Congress, Ferraro was also -- unapologetically -- a dedicated mother of two daughters and a son.
For her, parenting and politics were both vital parts of her existence-- and through her actions, she proved to America's women that they did not have to choose a life consisting solely of one or the other."
For the life of this great woman, I suggest everyone read her home town papers. The Daily News and the Times.
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5 weeks since hip surgery and she was doing so great. Then tonight, out of the blue she popped the sucker right out of it's socket.
We spent the entire evening in the ER where her doc popped it right back into place. It seems like just a minor bump in the road to recovery but what a pain. Now she has to take it extra easy for an extra couple of months.
We decided it was time to take the new Lexus on a little trip and get some R&R at the beach. Wow, what a spectacular car! The ride was like a dream. Smooth, quiet and when there's someone ahead of you going too slow, zoom! Just effortless speed. Gas mileage was great! Much better than the V6 in my old car.
Tomorrow, the Super Moon will rise over the ocean. I got some pictures tonight and it was almost full and bigger than usual. This full moon, known as the Worm Moon, is much closer to the Earth because it coincides with its closest approach, perigee. That's something that happens about every 18 years. This clip from NASA explains it:
We're staying in a suite with a fireplace and extra-large whirlpool tub at a luxury spa. Breakfast and afternoon tea are included. Our suite is on the concierge floor so complimentary beverages and snacks are always available in the library. The room also has a refrigerator and wet bar plus high speed Internet. I set up my own wireless network for my iPhone and MacBook Pro.
I'm trying out a new Nikon superzoom camera this trip, the new P500, and it seems to be performing really well. The pictures I'm getting in less than ideal circumstances are better than expected. This one was taken from my seat inside a restaurant by the ocean:
After dinner, I set up the camera on the tripod and took this:ShareThis
Torture for the sake of sexiness? fashion? following the herd? This is just one of the ways that women let themselves be led into hurting themselves and their bodies.
Think you look sexy in those stilettos and hot in those heels? It could be at the expense of your health. Here are 7 reasons to ditch the heels and opt for some of the sexy new flat and low-heeled shoes instead.
1. Low Back Pain–“High heels force you to walk with the pelvis arched forward causing hyperlordosis (backward bending) of the lumbar spine,” says chiropractor and acupuncturist Dr. Robert Laquerre at Alta Vista Chiropractic in Ottawa, Canada. This unnatural curvature of the spine places excessive stress and strain on the low back which may result in low back pain.ShareThis
It is common for a woman in an abusive relationship to make excuses for the man that subjugates her. The problem is compounded when the perpetrator of the abuse can point to religious text that supports his abuse. It is what happens too often in Islam.
Tragically, Muslim women (a group targeted for abuse by Islamic fascists) are increasingly being used in jihadist attacks as suicide bombers.
Using women to carry out jihadist attacks fits the mindset of the Islamic-fascists in the Taliban and Al-Qaeda . Women are expendable to them. Moreover, as the photo here shows, the burqa easily covers terrorist equipment, allowing the carrier easy access to public areas.ShareThis
Thank you Newsweek for this outstanding piece speaking to the strength of the woman who has taken the role of conscience for the world. She is truly amazing. Hmm? I may have to subscribe again.
Clinton is paying particular attention to whether women’s voices are heard within the local groups calling for and leading change in the Middle East. “You don’t see women in pictures coming from the demonstrations and the opposition in Libya,” she told NEWSWEEK late last week, adding that “the role and safety of women will remain one of our highest priorities.” As for Egypt, she said she was heartened by indications that women would be included in the formation of the new government. “We believe that women were in Tahrir Square, and they should be part of the decision-making process. If [the Egyptians] are truly going to have a democracy, they can’t leave out half the population.”
A great read here.ShareThis
Our media worked overtime to convince the world that a quest for democratic freedoms was what stirred the hearts of revolutionaries in Egypt. Obama and his State Department played a part in the drama by fanning the flames of the revolution, as if there was an actual chance that democracy could flourish in Islamic Egypt when democracy has failed so miserably in Islamic Iraq and Islamic Afghanistan.
Why did the Media attempt to sell such a cockamamie story and why was the Obama administration involved?
We know the nature of Islam to be undemocratic. Islam brands non-Muslims as inferior to Muslims, and one would have to be living under a rock not to know that women are treated as second class citizens in Islam. Moreover, being a Muslim male isn’t enough to guarantee freedom to a man, as we know from watching Shiites and Sunnis kill each other over the years. Finally, there is the unsavory aspect of Islam and slavery that still happens even today.
They are heads of state and heads of household, angry protesters in the city square and sly iconoclasts in remote villages. With a fiery new energy, women are building schools, starting businesses, fighting corruption, harnessing new technologies and breaking down old prejudices. Whenever a woman or girl gains control of her destiny, the local standard of living goes up and the values of human rights spread. So this year, and every year, Newsweek and The Daily Beast will honor local heroes, and the growing network of powerful women who support their efforts.
This is the cover story from the Newsweek cover down the page. Great collage of all the women that you can roll over and read more about.ShareThis