“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Here is how tough gun control works in New York City:


  1. More (sniff, sniff) compelling news about (sniff, sniff) the faggy doper in spandex tights who needy more and more attention

    An emotional Lance Armstrong described telling his son about his doping and compared his lifetime ban from competition to the “death penalty”, in the second part of an interview with talk show host Oprah Winfrey aired on Friday.
    By News Wires (text)

    Lance Armstrong says he received the "death penalty" for using performance-enhancing drugs and lying about it for over a decade, but the disgraced cyclist still harbors a strong desire to compete and hopes his lifetime ban will one day be lifted.

    In contrast to the impassive confessions to doping Armstrong gave in the first part of his interview with U.S. talk show host Oprah Winfrey on Thursday, Armstrong struggled with his emotions as he discussed the impact his fall had had on his family.

    Eyes welling up and pausing to gather his composure, Armstrong recalled the moment he told his children the accusations against him were true and said the fallout from the affair had left his mother "a wreck".

    The most humbling moment had come when he had to stand aside from Livestrong, the cancer foundation he established, he said.

    "The ultimate crime is the betrayal of these people who support me and believed in me and they got lied to," he said.

    Critics said Armstrong had shown little sign of contrition on Thursday, but in the second part of the interview aired on Friday there appeared to be genuine remorse.

    He gets better with practice at tugging at the emotional heart strings of the vast and vacuous fat-assed class of American dumbos.

    1. Now I realize why I harbor hate and hostility to cyclists who arrogantly take up half the road riding in tandem.

      BTW, regarding delicate egos, I missed the great hissy fit departure. What fractured their inner child?

    2. BTW-2: I have no intention of giving Google my email address or mobile phone number.

    3. You create an email address at google and simply don't give them your mobile number no matter how often they ask.

    4. It may have been something "Gentleman" Doug from Hawaii posted.

  2. More for the feeble of mind:

    It really has come to this: The president and vice president of the United States are trotting out the emotional appeals of ill-informed elementary school children in order to sell the administration's emotional, ill-informed policy response to the Sandy Hook school shooting. Is there a word that combines embarrassing, grotesque, unseemly, and kind of cute? Well, that would describe this campaign.

    Lil’ iHinna, for example, opines that “if there are no guns on the street, no one could get hurt” (just like in England!), and concludes her White House-posted video address with the plaintive, elementary school-style plea for “No guns, no guns, no guns, no guns”:

    Can a culture get anymore stupid? Oh yea!

  3. The concept of a “First Lady” is right at the top of the list, but what do you expect from a culture that produces this?

    Angels don't just sing at Christmastime. For most Americans, they're a year-round presence. A new Associated Press-GfK poll shows that 77 percent of adults believe these ethereal beings are real.

    Belief is primarily tied to religion, with 88 percent of Christians, 95 percent of evangelical Christians and 94 percent of those who attend weekly religious services of any sort saying they believe in angels.

    But belief in angels is fairly widespread even among the less religious. A majority of non-Christians think angels exist, as do more than 4 in 10 of those who never attend religious services.

    Beyond the religious gap, women are more likely than men to believe angels are real, and those over 30 are more apt than younger adults to think they exist.

    The finding mirrors a 2006 AP-AOL poll, which found 81 percent believed in angels.

    1. :)


      Then who, when my daughter's Mustang convertible was going over, said to her, o so clearly, and in a male voice, 'this has to happen, but you will be OK'?

      Course Godmomma Linda, good Catholic, whose advice I sought out on this question, was unequivocal - guardian angel.


      I can understand 'you will be ok' but why 'this has to happen'? That's what I can't figure.

      Let the Father of Western Philosophy 'Rock Your Socks'

      If you don't believe in miracles you are unlikely to ever witness one.

      William Blake: the most important Poet of all time

      Look at those paintings!

  4. Well, what do you expect?

    No wonder this country is in decline- the majority of its citizens lack the necessary critical thinking skills to analyze their ridiculous beliefs. The majority of Americans are convinced of the existence of an afterlife where we will live forever in bliss with deceased loved ones and a man who rose from the dead, invisible angels, a magical deity who performs miracles, a virgin who gave birth, etc, yet they are "unsure" or "question" the possibility that other intelligent life could exist elsewhere in the Universe.

    This is modern-day brainwashing at its best and clearly indicative of the fact that there is no intelligent life on THIS planet.

    Religion is a mental disease and does more harm than Alzheimer.
    It causes ignorance, division, hate, discrimination, abuse, and fraud.

    I fear for this nation, I really, truly do.

    1. I think you must be one of the 'daughters of Rufus' to plow on with such a one horse plow the way you have done here.

      That's not even high school stuff.

      I don't fear for you. You will be OK one way or another, whether here, or 'absent here, present elsewhere'.


    2. All evidence points to the takeover of education by religion excluding ill-educated unionistas co-inciding with the decline in learning and values.

    3. The position of Pope, the big "Holy" shit, is to me Apollyon,ie. A Paul_yawn.
      Destroyer of the spirit.
      Sorry, I can't link to or prove even one spirit exists.
      If you don't believe you have a spirit, well the "hat that you've been looking for is on your head"


  5. That fellow in the video certainly is a poor shot.

    Point blank, three shots, and the victim is doing fine.

    Solution here:

    Life in prison.

  6. Rilke and angels -

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      Jenny got some readin' ta do...


      Throughout human history there are no shortage of tales of poets taking inspiration from angelic figures, and indeed the concept of the poetic “muse” has this derivation. But I’m not aware of another incident in the twentieth century in which an angel appeared and offered the opening lines of a poem—indeed, the first Duinese Elegy, what turns out to be generally recognized as one of the great poems of the century. And while the elegy was dated by various correspondence to a January evening in 1912, Rilke did not in fact put it forward for publication until 1922, just four years before his death, and before the composition of “Komm du.”

      A good working definition of an angel might be in order.

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  7. Whose wife will she be?

    Luke 20:34-38

    King James Version (KJV)

    34 And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage:

    35 But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:

    36 Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.

    37 Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.

    38 For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.

    Thank God Jenny won't be pestering her husband in heaven.

  8. I've been listening to Celtic Woman and their hour long Christmas show again.

    Lots of angels in their songs!

  9. Well, there you have it. QED

  10. Replies
    1. Good night, may the angels guide you in your going and watch over thee.

  11. Perhaps Hoodie's problem there is that he lives in a society that doesn't give any credence to anything beyond the refrigerator and the light spectrum seen by our normal human eyes.

  12. What if "Jenny" IS Rufus, reincarnated here for my displeasure?

  13. Got a great Manti Te'o link in the previous thread.
    He shares more than just growing up in Hawaii w/BHO.

  14. We'll know soon enough if Jenny starts spouting out blue alcohol flames from "her" exhaust package.

  15. ""In retrospect, I obviously should have been much more cautious. If anything good comes of this, I hope it is that others will be far more guarded when they engage with people online than I was.

    Fortunately, I have many wonderful things in my life, and I'm looking forward to putting this painful experience behind me as I focus on preparing for the NFL Draft."

  16. I guess this would be evidence of a sliver of truth in Jenny's assertion about religion:

    Manti Te'o on girlfriend hoax story: 'victim' of 'sick joke'

    Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o's inspirational story about playing in the weeks following his girlfriend's death and subsequent funeral in September turned out to be false after a article revealed Te'o's girlfriend didn't exist.

    In what has been described as an elaborate hoax, Te'o's girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, was an online persona created by Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, a friend of Te'o's and a pastor at a church in Palmdale, Calif.


    If only Rev Wright had a sense of humor instead of all that hatred.

    Kinda weird humor, tho, esp for a pastor!

  17. Alabama won 42-14 over the Fighting Irish-Samoans.
    That musta been painful too.

  18. That racist cab driver probly went on a Mel Gibson type rant.

    Proof that more control of speech is needed for the PC Police.

  19. Hoodie needs some gun control training.

    Wonder if he was religiously inspired?

  20. Obama will lose his fight against the NRA and gun owners, for two reasons:

    1) The NRA is taking the fight to Obama. They are not caving the way our elected "leaders" do.

    2) Millions of Americans own guns and are passionate about keeping them. Meanwhile, his base has lost interest. They have moved on to the big Kim Kardashian-Kanye West news.

    Here's the point: Obama has decided to fight a skilled, determined, and huge opponent, in a battle that no longer interests his base. Big mistake. This one's going to leave a mark.

  21. Doug, you, Gag, and a drive by anon suggested that if you exclude black people from the gun killing stats in the US then the US stats will be similar to other developed nations.

    1. Do any of you have support for this "fact"?

    2. If true, what are the implications?

  22. I think I am on Obama's side with this one. I know it doesn't matter what regulations are in place, if someone is going to shoot and kill it's going to happen, regardless of the weapon of choice. I understand that, I really do.

    I believe there is not one reason that any civilian has the need for an assault weapon of any kind.

    I also think that background checks should be more involved. What is involved in an instant background check? I know it shows whether or not you were institutionalized, but does it show any other mental illness support.

    It really scares me that my 22 year old son, with a mental illness background, can easily walk into a store and purchase a gun.

    I didn't read the whole manual but my son doesn't fit into any one of those 10 categories used for a background check

    1. Your fears, MeL, are not reason enough to deprive your son of his legal rights. Nor does his 'Condition' relieve him of his legal obligations while excercising his legal right.

      Be afraid or suck it up.

      The State cannot protect US from ourselves.

      It is either a feature, or a bug.
      Depends upon who you ask.

    2. You cant ask the dead; those killed while you assert your right, and the gang bangers right, to bare your arms.

    3. We could, however, ask Ash to write a cogent sentence.

    4. Not that it would do any good.

    5. .

      You cant ask the dead; those killed while you assert your right...

      An interesting observation, and some would say applicable in other contexts too.


  23. It will be interesting to find out where these terrorists came from and the source of their weapons.

    AIN AMENAS, Algeria (AP) -- In a bloody finale, Algerian special forces stormed a natural gas complex in the Sahara desert on Saturday to end a standoff with Islamist extremists that left at least 19 hostages and 29 militants dead. Dozens of foreign workers remain unaccounted for, leading to fears the death toll could rise.

    With few details emerging from the remote site in eastern Algeria, it was unclear whether anyone was rescued in the final operation.

    The siege at Ain Amenas transfixed the world after radical Islamists linked to al-Qaida stormed the complex, which contained hundreds of plant workers from all over the world, and then held them hostage surrounded by the Algerian military and its attack helicopters for four tense days that were punctuated with gunbattles and dramatic tales of escape.

  24. My fears are the exact reason why my son should be deprived of his rights. Just because my son fits the criteria of the instant background check doesn't mean that he might not fall into one of those 10 categories.

    All I'm saying is the background check should be more extensive. My opinion has nothing to do with any mass murders that have occurred over the years. The world has evolved over the last 200 years and so have the people in it, and certain things should move right along with it.

    There is already a background check in place. What would be the difference if they took that one step further?

    1. want to cut down on gun violence?

      It's easy...

      Make it illegal for anyone that looks like Obama's son (if he had any) would look like!

      Want to cut down on abortions?

      Make it illegal for anyone that looks like Obama's daughters....


      am i racist?

  25. .

    Religion is a mental disease and does more harm than Alzheimer. It causes ignorance, division, hate, discrimination, abuse, and fraud.

    Religion is a sympton not a cause. Every man is responsible for his own acts. Blaming religion is a cop out. Just as using religion to justify crimes is an excuse or a rationalization. One has to recognize the difference between correlation and causation. It is man who corrupts religion not the other way around.


  26. Here ya go Ash:
    I told you the cause: Govt Policy Encouraging Fatherless Families.

    Communities Struggle to Break a Grim Cycle of Killing

    Homicide victims usually are killed by people of their own race and ethnicity. The pattern goes back at least a generation.

    Bureau of Justice Statistics data show that from 1976 to 2005, white victims were killed by white defendants 86% of the time and black victims were killed by blacks 94% of the time.

    Then there is the matter of who is dying. Although the U.S. murder rate has been dropping for years, an analysis of homicide data by The Wall Street Journal found that the number of black male victims increased more than 10%, to 5,942 in 2010 from 5,307 in 2000.

    Overall, more than half the nation's homicide victims are African-American, though blacks make up only 13% of the population. Of those black murder victims, 85% were men, mostly young men.


    Explore an interactive database of killings committed in the U.S. from 2000 to 2010. You can sort by the race and sex of killer and victim, the circumstances of the killing, and many more variables.

    1. So I guess Chicago style gun bans are saving black youths???


      Excuse me while I piss myself...

    2. Doug says the cause is fatherless families so it must be true, riiiight.

      So, how should we use this information in the gun control debate?

    3. O well, you go head and take a swing at it Ash.

      Obviously what he is saying is it can't be fixed overnight. And not in a generation.

      You are the immediate answer guy. You tell us. Cause you can ban guns in Chicago till the cows come home and it's not going to do any good, till something deeper happens.

  27. Govt Policy Encouraging Fatherless Families

    I agree with Doug, and have meant to cite some stuff from The Biology of Transcendence, which really goes into this. I am lazy. The problem goes back somewhat further than LBJ though, if that is where one thinks to start.

    It goes back to the leaving of the farms, and industrialism, and mobility, and the beginnings of the breakup of the extended family, which, my author argues, is every bit as important as the nuclear family, and supports it.

    It is not a problem confined to any one race. Whites are doing just fine too in this regard, though they got a slower start, for various, clear and understandable reasons, in this breakup of a mainstay of what used to be our ways.

    1. It's not just violence. Most reports are violence has actually gone down some from previous highs, though it wouldn't seem so, given the instant coverage. It's the whole smörgåsbord of problems in the cities, mostly.

      (I always get a tingle when I can use smörgåsbord)

    2. .

      It goes back to...

      The end of the good old days?


    3. Yup, guy makes pretty good case, Quirk. Back in those days, when women were still virtuous, and wishing could still lead to something, and grandpa and grandma were still around, and papa too, and Unca Quirk and the aunts, and Unca Quirk played the piano at Christmastime. These days, what with the improper development of the fore brain, and even with it, we are locking ourselves out of those higher experiences no longer talked about, nor even remembered, except in books, and our vocabulary has plummeted so that today we only point and grunt.

    4. Gaga to perform at inaugural ball...drudge

      The end of days?

    5. Gaga could become a grandmother someday.
      ...or not.

  28. We could reduce homicides by requiring all black babies to be aborted, Ash.
    We already encourage it and are REQUIRED to fund it.
    Free Medical Murder, Inc.
    Obama Cares.

    (Maybe he really hates his Black Daddy more than his White Grandma?

    The Case Against Abortion

    Abortion, by the numbers, is a racist institution. That's not to say that all or even most of those who support abortion are racists. Nor does it imply that there are no racists among those who oppose abortion. This statement has nothing to do with agendas or intent. It has everything to do with the simple, undeniable reality that in the United States, abortion kills minority children at more than 3 times the rate of non-Hispanic, white children. The rate is even worse for black children. The Reverend Clenard H. Childress calls this phenomenon "black genocide", and has built a national ministry around the exposure of what he calls "the greatest deception [to] plague the black church since Lucifer himself". Alveda C. King, daughter of slain civil-rights leader A.D. King and niece of Martin Luther King, Jr., quotes her uncle often when outlining her opposition of abortion. She writes:

    [Martin Luther King, Jr.] once said, “The Negro cannot win as long as he is willing to sacrifice the lives of his children for comfort and safety.” How can the “Dream” survive if we murder the children? Every aborted baby is like a slave in the womb of his or her mother. The mother decides his or her fate.1

    --- | The Truth About Margaret Sanger

    Jan 20, 1992 – Planned Parenthood's legacy of racism and eugenics is firmly established through its founder Margaret Sanger.

  29. "Every aborted baby is like a slave in the womb of his or her mother. The mother decides his or her fate. "


    I hadn't heard that one.

    Not real popular in DC or the MSM these days, JFK's tax cut rhetoric.

  30. There is just absolutely no reason what so ever for anyone to own a car that goes over the speed limit.

    1. Or even own a car without a background check and a special permit. You do know how many people cars kill each year, don't you.

    2. Limit Gas Tanks to 5 gallons.
      7 For Smartcars.

    3. Last March I was in AZ, driving from Flafstaff to Tuscon. The speed limit was 75 mph. I was clocked at 92 mph.

      Do you think that speeding ticket should stand in my way of purchasing a gun? You probably think not, it's just a speeding ticket, right? Wrong…Anything over 85 mph in AZ is considered a criminal offense, and because I live out of state and couldn't appear in court I had to plead guilty. There was a form I needed to fill out and because I didn't get it in on time, I am now considered a felon.

      So according to the instant background check, I am unable to purchase a fire arm because I'm a felon. But that's okay because it complies with the already written rules of the simple background check. I fucked up and now have to suffer the consequence, I know this. Do you think when they run my name for the check it will say, speeding ticket felon or just felon.

      My point is that someone like me, a felon, because of a speeding ticket isn't able to purchase a gun but the person next to me with a history of mental illness, but would never know because he was never officially committed is able to make that purchase. Hmm….

    4. .

      In principal, I agree with the need for tighter checks to cull out mentally ill people.

      However, the real problems occur with the implementation. What do you define as mental illness? Who defines it? It's not exactly something you can check off in a box like race or sex. Is it a temporary condition or chronic, accute or borderline?

      Then there is the matter of what happens with the information that is provided. There is an ongoing effort to link all law enforcement agencies electronically. Does anyone really trust that the information will stay secure or be dumped when required by law? Those that do are naive, IMO.

      You might find that if you filed for a gun permit and were refused for mental problems, it could end up costing you even more problems than that felony conviction in areas like employment, health or life insurance, etc.

      Interesting fact, if you Twitter (I don't) and you don't mark the twitter private, that tweet will likely end up in the Library of Congress. A couple years ago Twitter agreed to turn over their archives of old tweets as well as any new ones to the Library of Congress to store for 'historical' purposes. So from first to last, every public tweet will be stored in the Libray of Congress free to be reviewed by 'researchers'.

      The administration and the National Archives and Records Administration have been pushing federal agencies to better store their social media communications, reports.

      All the info goes in but you will note that nothing ever seems to come out.

      The analogy to a black hole is compelling.


    5. :)

      Driving your husband's muscle car again, I suppose.

      I wonder if you are a felon in Pennsylvania. Or just Arizona.

      Maybe there is a state that doesn't share that Interstate Compact craparoo, like Alaska maybe.

      It's nuts.

    6. Look in the Yellow Pages, there is probably a lawyer that deals in stuff like that in a big city.

    7. Or, you can just remember that old saying, "When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns" and act accordingly.


    8. 'Felony Melody' does have a neat ring to it.

    9. Make a GREAT personalized license plate.

    10. If it is too many letters, you could just go with 'Felody'.

    11. Thanks Qurik. I didn't expect anyone to agree with me but to just understand. I'm not going to get into the depths of my sons condition but I agree with all that you say. I don't want to take anyone rights away. It's about awareness and education. MADD…Mothers against drunk driving, I would say is a pretty big organization. Does it stop people from drinking and driving and killing people. No! But it does make people aware and if just one person or even two get this, then maybe, just maybe that one person could save a families life because they chose to not drink and drive. I'm sure you're gonna say that's a poor example but it makes sense to me.

      And that's a good question about being a felon in just AZ. I'm pretty sure they are on the vehicle national registry but I would think a felon is a felon no matter which state you're in. And don't worry, it's no joke and I am going to see what I can do to get it expunged. But I like that Felody.

  31. This is now a call for smaller spoons...

    1. No knives. Nor even forks.

      Just tiny spoons.

      Or, better yet, straws.

    2. better yet, let's make molars illegal

    3. Except Wisdom teeth, It's all Ash has in that Dept.

      Canines must be ground round.


    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - In a bloody finale, Algerian special forces stormed a natural gas complex in the Sahara desert on Saturday to end a standoff with Islamist extremists that left at least 23 hostages dead and killed all 32 militants involved, the Algerian government said. With few details emerging from the remote site in eastern Algeria, it was unclear whether anyone was rescued in the final operation, but the number of hostages killed on Saturday - seven - was how many the militants had said that morning they still had. The government described the toll as provisional and some foreigners remain unaccounted for.

  33. It is man who corrupts religion not the other way around.


  34. Obama seeks 'fuller understanding' of what happened in Algeria siege...drudge

    Report promised, due out after Benghazi Report, which is still pending.....

    1. now that is funny.,

      let's see, obama helped jihadists rape and kill ole MO...

      Then Obama's friends raided the libyan arms stores

      then Obama helped the jihadists get weapons to syria then they murdered our guy

      Then obama's mali jihadists pals launched attacked in mali while supporting the algerian jihadists...

    2. Investigate the NRA.
      This is just one more reason we need strict gun control Worldwide.

  35. Or maybe I can link to the spirit.

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    2. Edgar's batting average wasn't all that great, truth be told.

    3. That business about Atlantis rising, for instance....

      Cayce had advocated some controversial and eccentric ideas from his trance readings. In many of Cayce's trance sessions he had reinterpreted the history of life on earth. One of Cayce's controversial claims was that of polygenism. According to Cayce, five human races (white, black, red, brown and yellow), had been created separately but simultaneously on different parts of the earth. Cayce also accepted the existence of Atlantis and had claimed that "the red race developed in Atlantis and its development was rapid". Another claim by Cayce was that "soul-entities" on earth had intercourse with animals to produce giants that were as much as twelve feet tall.[26][27]

      Olav Hammer wrote that many of Cayce's readings discussed race and skin color and that the explanation for this is that Cayce was not a racist but was influenced by the occult ideas of Madame Blavatsky.[28] Robert Todd Carroll, in his book The Skeptic's Dictionary wrote, "Cayce is one of the main people responsible for some of the sillier notions about Atlantis." Carroll mentioned some of Cayce's notions, which included his belief in a giant crystal ball used to power energy on Atlantis and his prediction that in 1958 the United States would discover a death ray that had been used on Atlantis.[29]

      It's what you get, and deserve, for hanging out with Madame Blavatsky.

    4. My 2 Elk Reincarnations were simultaneous, on the East and West Coasts, adding 2 votes for the left until my racks filled out and I and I started voting GOP.

    5. hmmmm.....bilocation/multilocation can be 'problematical' - especially during the rut.

      But talk about fun!

    6. hhmmmm again....maybe not so might end up locking antlers with yourself.

    7. I wonder what the average for the Prophets was in there time.
      I mean, if all that was written down was what they got right, how can we tell?
      WIO, any input?

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    9. A prophet worth his salt gets everything right. It may not have happened yet, but you just wait.....

    10. And the waiting is the hardest part.
      sorry, couldn't resist a little Petty joke.

    11. I asked a Roman Catholic once, "Has the Harvest happened yet?"
      To which he replied, "No".
      I replied, "Than why are the servants of the House celebrating?"
      He had no answer.

    12. He could have said, with Edward Cornelis Florentius Alfonsus Schillebeeckx - because it is impossible to be sad in the presence of Jesus, and quoted -

      Mark 2:18-22 (New International Version)

      Mark 2:18-22

      Jesus Questioned About Fasting

      18 Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. Some people came and asked Jesus, “How is it that John’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees are fasting, but yours are not?”

      19 Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom fast while he is with them? They cannot, so long as they have him with them.

      And who, in their right mind, would want to hang with Grim John anyways?

      Or a grim hell fired protestant either?

    13. In the presence of Jesus"

      So he has returned?

    14. I suppose it's open for interpratation.
      Interpretation. One of those is right I think.

  36. Industrial Scale Gun Confiscation in Australia

    Armed robberies up 69 percent

    Assaults with guns up 28 percent

    Gun Murders up 19 percent

    Home invasions up 21 percent

    Home invasions in Britain ten times USA, according to Coulter.

  37. Plane Landing Saved by a Truck

    Airport mechanic drives Nissan pickup under 727 landing with nosegear askew.

    1. That's truly amazing.

      Hell of an ad there for Nissan Pickups.

    2. And for the driver of the pickup, of course.

    3. And you city shlicktters wonder why the good drive pickups.

    4. Try that with your Chauffeur, deuce.


  38. Fuck! are you guys niave!! ummmm, it is a "fictionalization" dudes. And you think we should take your opinions seriously. Yikes!