Wait! Wait!

July 30, 2014

They’re suing the President? What? Did he spill coffee in their laps?

Seriously, I am surrounded by writ twits and none of them understand that lawsuit. And they are damn smart writ twits.

Guess That Dabble in the Arts Didn’t Work Out

July 30, 2014

George Zimmerman saw a painting on Ebay selling for over $120,000 and decided that, “Hell, I can do that crap.”

So, he did.  Let there be crap.

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Sure ’nuff, this crap sold for more than $100,000 on Ebay.

But apparently, George didn’t know any other words to the pledge of allegiance, so his art career took a nosedive.

However, he has found even more ironic employment.

According to a DeLand police report, George Zimmerman has found work as a security guard at Pompano Pats in DeLand.

Pompano Pats is a locally owned store on South Woodland Boulevard that sells firearms, ammunition and motorcycles.

The report stated that the owner of the business asked Zimmerman to guard the store due to a recent burglary.

Oh crap.  I hope he’s not being paid in samples.

Look at this this way – there’s a new pathway to be a successful artist:  cut off your ear or shoot a defenseless kid in the back.

Thanks to Chloe Bear for the heads up.

Dude, It’s the Pope. You Know, the Pope.

July 30, 2014

So, some congresscritters came up with a bi-partisan resolution honoring the Pope.  You know, the first Pope from the Americas.  The Pope who is coming to Philadelphia.

The resolution congratulates the Pope on his election and “his inspirational statements and actions.”  You know, Pope stuff.

But maybe the nice perfunctory resolution is not so bipartisan.  Hell, this congress couldn’t get a bipartisan vote on ice cream tastes good.

Screen Shot 2014-07-30 at 11.39.47 AMOnly 19 of the 221 co-sponsors are Republicans. The dearth of GOP members on the measure could be attributable to assertions that the pope is “too liberal,” according to a Republican backer of the legislation.

The source noted that Francis last year denounced “trickle-down economics.”

Some Republicans believe the pope is “sounding like [President] Obama. [The pope] talks about equality — he actually used the term ‘trickle-down economics,’ which is politically charged,” the GOP official said.

The Pope.  Too Liberal.  Head.  Won’t.  Wrap.

John Boehner, who is a Catholic, even made an open request for the Pope to speak to a joint session of congress.  Hell, I’d pay money to see that.  Can’t you just see some damnfool holler “You lie!” to the Pope?

But, no, the Republicans want a vote on what would normally be considered a slam dunk.

Oh cool, they hate the Pope, too.  He’s acting too much like Jesus, you know.

 

Fun With Guns: Almost A Brain Surgeon Edition

July 30, 2014

Often when I want a cup of coffee, I go to the airport coffee shop and take my AR-15 along with me for company.

You don’t?

1406592383000-Peter-SteinmetzPeter Steinmetz, 54, of Tempe, was booked into a Maricopa County jail on suspicion of two counts of disorderly conduct for displaying a deadly weapon.

The counts stem from when Steinmetz removed the AR-15 from his shoulder and the muzzle faced toward a woman and her daughter in a waiting area in Terminal 4, according to police. Both the woman and her daughter reported fearing for their safety, police said.

Right.  At the Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, Arizona.

When confronted by the police, “Steinmetz said that he went to the airport only to buy a cup of coffee and had no other business there.”

Yep.  I do that all the time.

And here’s the best part: “Steinmetz is director of the neuroengineering program at the Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix.”  He might want to check his own neuroengineering.

Thanks to everybody for the heads up.

Oh For Pete’s Sake

July 29, 2014

Chicago is where the good guys with a gun quickly become the scary damn guy with a gun.

The bad guy with a gun goes in to rob the AT&T store.  The good guy with a gun sees it and keeps other people from going into the store.  Some customers flag down a police officer.

Well, the sight of a police officer makes the good guy with a gun get testosterone overload and he fires a shot at the bad guy, who is fleeing.  The police officer, who did not know about the good guy with a gun, immediately takes cover not knowing who is shooting at what.

The good guy with a gun, who has instantly become a bad guy with a gun, trying to act like Wyatt Earp or John Wayne, says he saw the guy escape and knew there was a police officer involved somewhere and that he was trying to protect the police officer.  He’s just damn lucky the police officer did not return fire.

People who know what they are doing, took over.

Crestwood and Palos Heights police set up a perimeter along the Cal-Sag Canal and arrested the suspect as he ran from the woods, police said.

No injuries were reported.

Note to good guys with guns:  You are not a cop.  You are not trained to be a cop.  Holster that sucker no mater how much you’re just craving to kill somebody.

Thanks to Rick for the heads up.

Holy Cow, Y’all.

July 29, 2014

Mother Jones has an amazing article on one of the NRA’s most influential lawyers.  He is currently general counsel of the National Rifle association.  Wear your old socks while reading this because they’re going to get blown off.

Click here.

I’m too busy to snark it right now.  But, when something stuns me, you know its stunning.

Now you’ll know why this guy stays low key.  And how Harlan Carter had a few secrets, too.