Monthly Archives: March 2007

Default Court Decision Threatens Your Gun Laws: Act Now

Don’t tell anyone, but I’m a spy in my free time. I’m sporting a few subscriptions to e-mail lists from “the other side,” which keeps me abreast of their activities, so I can respond in kind, i.e. letters to my reps saying exactly the opposite of what they want.

Anyway, I just got this message from the Brady Bunch:

We must prepare for an onslaught of lawsuits in which gun laws will be challenged under this new reading of the Second Amendment — a strategy the gun lobby rarely used because of past legal decisions … until now. And, if the U.S. Supreme Court reverses itself and adopts the “individual right to bear arms” view approved by the Federal Appeals Court, all good gun laws everywhere could be at risk …

… from the long-standing machine gun ban … to the 1968 Gun Control Act … to the Brady Background Check Law.

… to your local and state laws … like the ones in California and New Jersey banning Assault Weapons … and many more.

Sounds good to me, bring it on!

Kim’s runner-ups

I wonder how Kim’s shoes, would have placed in this competition?

13-year-old girl is rotten sneakers queen

MONTPELIER, Vermont (AP) — Thirteen-year-old Katharine Tuck’s sneakers smell as bad as they look. Now, at least, the Utah seventh-grader can afford some new ones.

On Tuesday, she out-ranked six other children to win $2,500 in the 32nd annual National Odor-Eaters Rotten Sneaker Contest, stinking up the joint with a pair of well-worn 1½-year-old Nikes so noxious they had the judges wincing.

I bet Kim’s stinky winkey shoes could have gone the distance.

The socks that changed the world

Verging on a long time ago, our family received a box full of goodies from our loved ones in Logan. Inside that box, was a pair of super dooper comfy socks, just for me.

Now, it is a little known fact that I treasure comfy socks above just about any creature comfort in the modern world. Every year, I would throw away every single sock I own, and purchase new ones, just to get that comfy snuggly feeling on my feet.

And here, Kim sends me a pair of padded, fitted, comfy, dri-weave, dual-tone socks, right out of the blue.

It is so inspiring, it makes me want to be a better brother-in-law, brother, son, father, long-lost-relative, friend, friend-of-a-friend, and disinterested third party. I don’t know exactly what I’ll change to accomplish that, but you can bet it’ll be on the top of my mind every time I wear these socks.

Thanks, Kim! You changed the world!

Pinko shows his colors

As reported by MSNBC, the Secular Coalition for America offered a $1,000 prize to the person who could identify the “highest level atheist, agnostic, humanist or any other kind of nontheist currently holding elected public office in the United States.”

A member of American Atheists California nominated Pete Stark, a Democrat who’s been in office since 1973.

When he publicly acknowledged that he does not believe in a supreme being, he was applauded by the American Humanist Association.

He said he was “a Unitarian who does not believe in a supreme being.”

“I look forward to working with the Secular Coalition to stop the promotion of narrow religious beliefs in science, marriage contracts, the military and the provision of social services,” he wrote.

The interesting thing is that Stark is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, which is the U.S. branch of the Socialist International, which was founded by Karl Marx himself.

So we have a Marxist in Congress being applauded by humanists and atheists for his non-belief in a supreme being, and declaring that he will work to demote the beliefs of the majority of Americans in the public arena.

Nice.

The anti-dry pump innovators

As I sat here at work looking out my window at the blue skys outside, a little white box truck drove up to the building next door. Normally, that would not be remarkable, but this one had an interesting caption underneath the company name:

Kashiyama
Screw dry pump innovation

I don’t know what they have against dry pump innovation, but that’s pretty bold to just say screw it right on the side of your truck!