Hey folks, Happy Halloween! Hope you all have fun and watch out for the kiddies on the way home tonight. . .
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Public Hearing on Licensing Bills Has Been Postponed Due to Red Sox Celebration
So after you read through all the bills listed below you have time to write in to the chairs of the committee or your rep and let them know which ones you like or dislike. . . . The more I think of this I am surprised they didn't go forward with the meeting just to avoid the problems of people actually attending it and telling them what they think of some of these bills. It would be so like MA Lawmakers to pass stuff through without giving us a chance to say anything about it.
For all you folks coming over from Jay G's blog Marooned, thanks for taking the time to stop by!!
Monday, October 29, 2007
On the good side they are trying to make it easier to get ammo by mail again in senate bill 1357 and they are trying to make it illegal for them to take your guns in an emergency like when Katrina hit, which I think they have done on the Fed level but this would be at the state level, that is Senate Bill 1401. Take a look at the list from the NRA.
Here is the list from the NRA on what is coming:
|Friday, October 26, 2007|
On Tuesday, October 30 at 1:00 p.m. the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security is scheduled to hear over 20 firearms-related bills. The hearing will be held at the State House in Hearing Room A-1. Pro-Second Amendment bill S 1401, sponsored by Senator Richard Moore (D-Worcester & Norfolk), “ An Act Prohibiting the Confiscation of Lawfully Owned Firearms During a State of Emergency” and pro-hunting bill H 2315, sponsored by Representative Anne Gobi (D-5th Worcester), “An Act to Allow Hunting on Sunday Within the Commonwealth” are expected to be heard.
H 2281, Rep. Atkins, “Resolutions Affirming the Civil Rights and Liberties of the People of Massachusetts”
H 2387, Rep. Tim Toomey, “An Act Relative to Firearms in the Commonwealth”
S 1357, Sen. Brewer, “An Act Relative to the Lawful Sale of Ammunition”
OK, so the Sox did it again. This is a good thing in my house for two reasons –
1) The wife is a big fan so is now in a good mood (and can get to sleep at a normal time again)
2) (more important to me) I can get the TV back. . . . (ya, I know I will get flack for that comment . . .)
Other than that I found it rather amusing the few times I watched the beginning of the games in
Anyway, now on to the important stuff, watching the Pat’s get another ring!! Once we get through the Colts it is all down hill to the Super Bowl!!! Here’s hoping for an undefeated season!
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Here you can see an orb in the window of the church. Supposedly built over a cemetery.
Another shot in front of the window from the side -
One orb is in back above the ground level widow, the other is on the right over the last grave stone in the front row. . .
Here is a photo taken of the building they put up over the dungeon they put the "witches" in. . .
Looks cool, like a ghost on the left holding the light, but I think it was just the camera moving . . . This photo is another side of the building with lots of orbs . .
And for those of you that think the orbs are just dust here are two photos taken one after the other of a very old prison in Salem that is no longer in use. It has a history of being haunted and they did have executions here. . . Note the orbs in the first photo are not there in the second photo taken less than a minute later. . . too quick for all that dust to settle out of the air if you know what I mean.
Friday, October 26, 2007
OK, here is to an interesting weekend! We are off to
Tonight we hope to get in on a ghost tour, and tomorrow we will wander the town enjoying the
We have Jack’s Christening on Sunday. . . ya, we are doing it. Those of you who know us know we aren’t very religious folks but it does keep peace in the family and it is a good excuse to get together with family and friends. . .
Busy Busy Busy. . . going to be a quick weekend!
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Gun Rights Article
"Flawed Laws Help Stalkers Victimize Women"
By John Lott and Sonya Jones
What do you do when the police can't protect you? Police may be the single most important factor for reducing crime, but there is something the police themselves understand: They almost always arrive at the crime scene after the crime has occurred.
Expecting people to trust the police to protect them and to behave passively is a recipe for disaster.
The last couple of weeks have seen a couple prominent murders where restraining orders did women little good. Numerous news organizations, such as ABC News, have run headlines asking "How Do You Stop a Stalker From Killing You?"
Unfortunately, despite acknowledging that "many women find themselves on their own," the media are drawing the wrong lessons. To simply advise that women "Get the hell away him" often doesn't go anywhere near far enough.
With her tragic murder on Monday on the campus of the
It wasn't like they didn't try, for in January they couldn't even locate Rowan for an outstanding warrant for a drunk driving conviction.
Rowan made Rebecca's life hell. In police reports as well as her request for a restraining order, she described Rowan as a "suicidal alcoholic" who had "punched," "slammed," and "thrown" her to the ground.
To no avail, she moved a couple of times and changed her cell phone number. Nevertheless, on March 7th and 14th, Rowan called her at work, threatening both her and her dog. He then called and threatened Rebecca's older sister.
But restraining orders often aren't worth the paper on which they're written, even when they are served.
For a stalker intent on killing his victim or committing suicide after the attack, the penalty for violating a restraining order is irrelevant. With
With such rampant failures in the system, there is one piece of advice that could have saved Rebecca's life: self-defense, get a gun.
Gun free zones may be well intentioned, but good intentions that is not enough. It is an understandable desire to ban guns. After all, if you ban guns from an area, people can't get shot, right? But time after time when these public shootings occur, they disproportionately take place in gun free zones.
It is the law-abiding good citizens who would only use a gun for protection who obey these bans. Violating a gun free zone at a place such as a public university may mean expulsion or firing and arrest, real penalties for law-abiding citizens. But for someone intent on killing others, adding on these penalties for violating a gun free zone means little to someone who, if still alive, faces life in prison.
Unfortunately, instead of gun free zones ensuring safety for victims, ensuring that the victims are unarmed only makes things safer for attackers.
One of us conducted research with Bill Landes at the
To the extent that attacks still occurred, they overwhelmingly happened in the special places within right-to-carry states where concealed handguns were banned. The
There is no evidence that there are any more accidental gun deaths that occur from right-to-carry laws. Permit holders also tend to be extremely law-abiding.
Ironically, earlier this
Not only did the gun free zones fail here, but it is extremely unlikely that Rowan could even legally own a gun. As a non-resident alien Rowan needed an alien firearms license to even own a gun, something that rarely granted.
There is an even simpler point to make. It is the physically weakest, women and the elderly, who benefit the most from having a gun to protect themselves. The U.S. Department of Justice's National Crime Victimization Survey has shown for decades that resistance with a gun is by far the safest course of action when one confronts a criminal.
Good intentions don't necessarily make good rules. What counts is whether the rules ultimately save lives. Unfortunately, too many rules primarily disarm law-abiding citizens, not criminals.
Article from http://johnrlott.blogspot.com.
Friday, October 19, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Got talking with my brother in law yesterday about guns as my nephew is going to be 21 soon and is talking about getting his permit to carry. Well, things went around as we talked about what we have and what we are looking to get so I decided to post my wish list like so many other gun blogger have. . . .
In order that I will probably get them (when I have the $$)
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Well you have to love
When are the voters of this state going to wake up and kick these bums out of office so we can fix this place. . ..
Saturday, October 13, 2007
A little history lesson. If you don’t know the answer make your best guess. Answer all the questions before looking at the answers.
Who said it?
1) "We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."
A. Karl Marx
B. Adolph Hitler
C. Joseph Stalin
D. None of the above
2) "It’s time for a new beginning, for an end to government of the few, by the few, and for the few ... And to replace it with shared responsibility for shared prosperity."
C. Idi Amin
D. None of the Above
3) "(We) ...can’t just let business as usual go on, and that means something has to be taken away from some people."
A. Nikita Khrushev
B. Josef Goebbels
C. Boris Yeltsin
D. None of the above
4) "We have to build a political consensus and that requires people to give up a little bit of their own ... in order to create this common ground."
A. Mao Tse Dung
B. Hugo Chavez
C. Kim Jong Il
D. None of the above
5) "I certainly think the free-market has failed."
A. Karl Marx
D. None of the above
6) "I think it’s time to send a clear message to what has become the most profitable sector in (the) entire economy that they are being watched."
C. Saddam Hussein
D. None of the above
Answer in the comments
I guess it took her all night to get up the nerve to ask him and he said no and sat down. I tried to tell her it was ok and she handled it well not calling him names like her friends told her to. . . . I then told her she was doing well getting the nerve to ask him to dance in only seventh grade. . . hell, I told her it took me to my junior year in high school to get up the nerve to ask a girl to dance so she was doing better than me. Hell, she may have scared the hell out of him I know I would have been spooked at that age if a girl asked me to dance. . . . Of course the fact that I can't dance factors into that. For me dancing looks more like a seizure than anything remotely like dancing but that is how it goes. . . .
This all reminded me of all the BS I went through in high school with girls. We use to be able to send a flower to someone as a fund raiser and they would get it in home room at the start of the day. I remember watching my friend get the carnation he gave a girl crushed and thrown at him in the middle of class when the girl caught up with him. . . at least the girl I gave one to just didn't bring it to the class we were both in. I did see her with it earlier in the day so I know she got it but at least she had the class not to trash me over it. . . Just made me respect her more but it was not to be as they say. . . .
Kids can be nice or cruel in middle and high school when it comes to "dating" and such stuff. All I can say is I am glad it is over for me and I would never want to repeat the experience. . . It is tough to be a geek in high school
Friday, October 12, 2007
Well we spent five days in Disney World for the Food and Wine Festival at EPCOT. We had a great time and lots of good food, wine and beer. We also got to do the Not So Scary Halloween Party at the
First Epcot. . . They got the wand off the ball thank god so it looks much better. . . Second the Food and Wine Festival was as I said great. We had lots of good food and also tried out eating at
We spent our down time at the Yacht and Beach Club in a pool with quite a slide and a sand bottom. The kids loved it and at least no one got sun burnt.
A good few days that ended too soon. . . .
Now I am all for the good police work and glad they checked it out but this photo is BS. This looks like the kid was armed better than many third world countries. . . read the story and you find out all but three of these are Airsoft air guns! They can't do more than sting a bit if you get hit with the small plastic pellet. He did have a .22 rifle and pistol along with a 9mm semi-automatic rifle (which means it is NOT an assault rifle folks. . . it is not automatic) He only had ammo for the .22s.
Now I am glad he got caught but I am really PO's at the way this picture makes it look. This is another great example of folks blowing the effectiveness of their actions way out of proportion.
1- The cops got him before he could do anything
2 - He did not have much for ammo
3- Most of the guns you see in the photo are TOYS, not real
That includes the AK-47 and shot guns they are showing off. . .
This is how you turn a small story into a big one so you can show off how to mislead the sheep into thinking you have it all under control. . . .
Good catch guys, but you need to admit he was not as dangerous as you are trying to play him. . .
Thursday, October 11, 2007
We lucked out on the last night of our trip. . . The Mitsukoshi stake house was open! It was a soft opening with no announcement but we didn’t care, it was open! We got there and it was packed. . . after a short wait we did get in and I have to say I love what they did with the place. The entrance is much more open, and you can see the sushi bar part of the restaurant. You go down a long hall much like before to get to the steak house section. They have added a number of tables, and it is much more formal looking. The cooks and waiters act more formal too with more bowing and such than I remember. The food is still great stuff, and the Sake was quite good also. The kids and family had a great time. I highly recommend it if you are in the area.
As a bonus the kids also got a candy made by the candy lady that does the demo in