Saturday, December 03, 2005

This land's not your land...

(Via Worldnet Daily)

The legacy of the Kelo decision continues, as governments get more and more audacious in their abuse of eminent domain:

Seizure limited to 16,000 of 17,244-acre ranch

The only reason they aren't getting the remaining 1244 acres is because they screwed up on their original paperwork. Of course, they can always get it later.

Oh, and it's in California. Like I'm surprised.


Friday, December 02, 2005

Chalk up #1000

Yes, my home state of North Carolina has executed the 1000th person since the death penalty was reinstated. The professionally indignant are, well, indignant. Oh how terrible we blood-thirsty, redneck Southerners are.

Well just hold the phone, Sparky. Your poor down-trodden cause celeb is a murdering scumbag. He shot his wife and his father-in-law to death. Allow me to remind you of the violence of the situation with this little quote from the above referenced article:

During the 1988 slayings, Boyd's son Christopher was pinned under his mother's body as Boyd unloaded a .357-caliber Magnum into her. The boy pushed his way under a bed to escape the barrage. Another son grabbed the pistol while Boyd tried to reload.

And:

"He went out and reloaded and came back and called 911 and said 'I've shot my wife and her father, come on and get me.' And then we heard more gunshots. It was on the 911 tape," Foster [the prosecuter--FH] said.

In The Freeholder's view of things, there are only two problems here. First, it took 11 years to accomplish this simple task. Second, he can't be executed twice.

However, the ever-liberal media has done nothing this entire week but show videos/photos of the murdering scumbag's sobbing family, all opining that "He doesn't deserve to die". No mention of his victims, no "We're sorry for what he did." The above referenced article is the only one I could find that had any description at all of his crime, other than to sanitize it by saying "convicted of murder".

Oh, and we had the obligatory notations that he has "found Jesus" and "turned his life around". Well, I'm glad he found Jesus, and I hope is well and truly forgiven by God for his acts. He still has to pay the price in this world.

Oh, and I haven't seen a single interview with the victim's family. I wonder what they think?

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Like the .45 ACP?

If you're a fan of the .45 ACP, here's a site with some interesting information for you. If you're a fan of other calibers (there are other calibers?), the site has a variety of information on a number of other popular pistol calibers one level up.

Because we can do more than stick a yellow ribbon on our cars

Does the name Jim Scoutten ring a bell? He's the host of Shooting USA and Sighting In, 2 interesting gun programs on the Outdoor Life Network. He also has a son currently serving in the Sandbox--you can see a big portrait of him in the background on every episode of Shooting USA.

He's also started Operation Thank You, a program to get mail (and care packages if you wish) to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan who aren't getting much mail from home. For the price of a stamp, a piece of paper and an envelope, you can make someone's day.

Considering what they're doing for us, is that a lot to ask? Sharpen up your pencils, people.

(Credit Where It's Due Dept.: I've shamelessly stolen their motto for the headline of this entry, because it really says it all.)

OK, so waste 3 minutes of your time

This was sent to me by one of my numerous Internet spies. As he noted, "Someone has way to much time on their hands".

Anyone know what the music is?

Edit: An Internet correspondent reports that the music is "Wizards of Winter" by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. He also notes "I guess this is what happens with a computer/radio techie has WAY TOO MUCH free time and far too many Christmas lights available !!!"

Monday, November 28, 2005

Shot in the foot?

(Via Claire Wolfe)

The dominos of modern criminal science just keep falling. First, we find out that fingerprints may not be a reliable identifier, now we find out that gun shot residue can be passed from person to person. Of course, both of these findings come via the UK, and have no official effect on our courts here.

Unless your Justice Sandra Day O'Conner, of course.

Not to be outdone

Our politicians at the Federal level apparently want to prove that they will not lag behind the State of NC in graft.