Friday, March 13, 2009

Art Which Uplifts

Thursday, March 12, 2009

President John Tyler's grandsons are...

...still alive. I guess it pays to have children when you are rather advanced in age. Well, maybe not exactly pays, but President Tyler and his son must both have had wives a LOT younger than they were when their sons were born. The profile link for the younger one gives an idea how old the coots were at the time.


35 Counties of Shame

According to USA TODAY's map & article, half of the nation's home foreclosures last year occurred in just 35 counties.

Funny how they cluster in the blues states.

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Monday, March 09, 2009

75 year old woman sentenced to 40 lashes...

...and four months in a Saudi slammer for unauthorized mingling.

Al Qaeda, of course, considers the Saudis to be sell outs.

I wonder: While the Saudis ban women from driving, are they allowed to have guns? If so, maybe some should sell their lives more dearly than they do.

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BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation and three Washington, D.C. residents today filed a lawsuit challenging a regulation by District of Columbia city government that arbitrarily bans handguns based on a roster of “acceptable” handguns approved by the State of California.

The District is using this list despite a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court last summer that protects handguns “that ordinary people traditionally use for self-defense.” This scheme could eventually bar the ownership of any new handguns.

Attorney Alan Gura, representing the plaintiffs in this case, noted that District bureaucrats “told Tracy Ambeau Hanson her gun was the wrong color.” Americans are not limited to a government list of approved books, or approved religions, he said. A handgun protected by the Second Amendment doesn’t need to appear on any government-approved list either.

“The Springfield XD-45 is approved for sale in Washington,” Gura noted, “so long as it is black, green, or brown, but her bi-tone version is supposedly ‘unsafe’.”

Added SAF founder Alan Gottlieb, “The Supreme Court’s decision is crystal clear: Handguns that are used by people for self-defense and other lawful purposes cannot be banned, whether the city likes it or not. The city needs to accept the Second Amendment reality and stop this nonsense.”

Hanson, one of the individual plaintiffs in the case, wondered, “Do we really need a gun-fashion police? I just want to be able to exercise my Second Amendment rights without interference from the District government.”

Joining Hanson are Gillian and Paul St. Lawrence. Gillian St. Lawrence’s handgun would once have been allowed, until its listing expired, leaving her to observe, “I didn’t realize that my constitutional rights had an expiration date.”

Her husband sought to own the same type of handgun that the Supreme Court had ordered District officials to allow Dick Heller to possess. However, that particular model is no longer manufactured, and its maker is no longer available to process the handgun’s certification through the bureaucracy.

“The Supreme Court’s decision should really be the last word on whether I can own this model handgun,” said Mr. St. Lawrence.

“The so-called ‘safe’ gun list is just another gun-grabbing gimmick,” said Gura. “This is the same old, tried and failed D.C. handgun ban by another name. The city can’t get around the Second Amendment by declaring most normal guns ‘unsafe,’ and gradually shrinking the number of so-called ‘safe’ guns to zero.”

Valuable assistance is being provided by the CalGuns Foundation.

“CalGuns Foundation was saddened to see the California Handgun Roster adopted in D.C.,” CalGuns Chairman Gene Hoffman added. “Our state has a reputation as being a leader on many fronts. Unfortunately, this has included violating the rights of law abiding gun owners. After nearly a decade of experience with the California Handgun Roster, the CalGuns Foundation is uniquely able to assist in this case.”

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Sunday, March 08, 2009

Not just a boy named Sue

Let's try a school teacher named Marijuana Pepsi Sawyer.

Surprisingly, "Sawyer is not close with her mom these days."

When engineers have dogs...and children...

...and plenty of time on their hands:

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