Saturday, May 03, 2008
A nanny pulled a 2-year-old girl from the jaws of a coyote when the animal attacked the toddler and tried to carry her away in its mouth, officials said.
And for those who want to argue the "isolated incident" crap, the article goes on to state " ...there was another attack in the area in October when a coyote bit a 3-year-old girl playing in a cul-de-sac...". STFU.
Now, no one at The Freehold wants to see any of the predators (or anything else) made extinct. They have their place in the world the same as we do. However, they all need to learn a healthy fear of humans, especially humans in groups. Californians, methinks you need to start teaching that lesson.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
This has been a poor week for posting--again. Sure, we have O'blah-blah and Pastor Wrong, our current economic spasms, Daddy Freakazoid in Austria and so on and so forth. Important, but just not blog fodder for me--not right now.
Then, out of the blue, I find a story that is just so incredibly sweet and mushy it ought to have me blowing my cookies. But it doesn't. I must be getting maudlin in my old age....
Gary Frederick thought he had seen everything in 40 years at Central Washington University. He'd coached baseball and women's basketball for 11 years, been an assistant on the football team for 17 and athletic director for 18.
Monday, April 28, 2008
Since 2005, there's been a steady increase in applications to buy handguns, capped by a spike so far this year: a 38 percent jump in applications for the first three months compared to the same time a year ago.The article goes on to note that this phenomenon is not specific to Charlotte, but is occurring across the region. This matches with my experience working the last gun show for my shooting range. We noticed that every table where "concealed carry classes" were advertised was swamped, along with a big increase in the number of complete families (Dad, Mod and kids) in attendance. And those families were looking specifically for two things--concealable pistols and AR-15s.
We the People are starting to wake up, and they don't like what they're seeing. We may soon find out if Heinlein was right about an armed society being a polite society.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
First, we have the 101st Airborne (Air Assault) paying Iraq a visit in full ass-kicking mode:
But note that this video isn't all about breaking things and killing bad guys (which is our usual practice). It's also about helping out the long-suffering Iraqi people. And at time index 7:25 you'll also note that it isn't without cost.
Coming to you from the same general neighborhood, with have this missive from the 160th SOAR, otherwise known as the Night Stalkers.
You do not want to be on these folks' bad side.