October, 2013 archive
Out in the hill country, it would seem that some think that more guns mean more safety.
After recently declining Bedford Sheriff Mike Brown’s request to place resource officers in all county schools, the Bedford (Va.–ed.) County Board of Supervisors is entertaining a new idea to make campuses safer: asking the state to consider legislation to allow school staff to carry concealed weapons.
I cannot picture my mother packing heat while teaching Algebra II.
Words fail me.
Robitic death raining from the skies.
And don’t tell me how stressful it is to be the gamer on the other end of the controller. That’s a misdirection play par excellence.
He goes home at night.
Preparing the world for a new generation of Oliver Twists.
Remonstrate politely with the neighbors.
And in other news of the polite . . . .
Sally Kalson doesn’t think much of the House Republicans’ hearings on the health care exchange website snafu.
They could save themselves the trouble by looking in the mirror, just as O.J. Simpson could have done to find his wife’s killer. But that would rob them of the chance to grandstand.
Do read the rest.
I bet none of the Congressmen speaks a word of PHP, let alone SQL.
Fred Sanford’s war.
Returning that gear to the U.S. from a landlocked country halfway around the world would be prohibitively expensive, according to U.S. officials. Instead, they are leaving behind $7 billion worth of supplies, a would-be boon to the fragile Afghan economy.
But there’s a catch: The equipment is being reduced to scrap before it is offered to the Afghan people . . . .
There is no up-side for singers who try to “stylize” the U. S. National Anthem at sporting events. At best, it’s not so good; at worst, it’s horrifying.
Brian Greenspun thinks he knows:
Follow the link to learn why.
Arthur Poskocil isn’t fooled:
Blaming Congress as a whole probably appealed to many uninformed individuals as a sensible and concerned position. Unfortunately, it is just such citizens who make it possible for those truly responsible, such as Sen. Ted Cruz and our own Rep. Bob Goodlatte, to exercise the great negative and obstructionist power that they have wielded.
As the shutdown progressed, national polls showed that a sizeable majority of Americans did realize that congressional Republicans were to blame. Yet 30 percent of respondents still blamed the president and his party. That reflects far too many Americans who are utterly ignorant or ideologically blinded, too many Americans taking the side of political terrorists.