Wednesday, October 31, 2007
LM- "You know, a lot of the women out there have children. I'm... wondering... how you will deal with that."
SH-"Of course I will treat them just as well as I would anyone."
LM- "That's exactly what I was afraid of!"
Sunday, October 28, 2007
I cannot believe that this happened, in MY home pack! In plain view, even of children. What a terrible example to the hunters of the future.
I know, people pawing each other is perfectly unexceptionable.
But these two are married.
To each other!
Hunting is going to hell on a greased skid.
A commenter writes, "Pot Kettle Black".
SO not true. If married people want to be affectionate, there are plenty of places to do that. The hunting field is not one of them. Exhibitions of marital devotion will ruin the reputation we have fu-, er, worked so hard to obtain.
It's bad enough to see these giant mushroom helmets that make us look as though we are afraid of a little more dain bramage.
I once hunted with a Master who was proudly described by the members as "the greatest adulterer in England". If people start thinking we are all devoted and monogamous and stuff, then all we have left of the brand is drink and stupidity. We may as well be football devotees then.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
I wonder if these are firearms in New York?
The OSA sidesteps this technicality by billing itself as a non-lethal weapon, a sort of beefed up BB gun. But BB gun it ain't. The OSA is a bonafide kinetic energy weapon that can cause some real damage at close range. Although it doesn't shoot metal-tipped bullets, it shoots just about anything else: rubber bullets, flares, and small shock grenades (which are capable of blinding and rendering an entire room of individuals unconscious). Any Russian citizen can buy one.
Friday, October 12, 2007
But then I got to the antepenultimate paragraph, and had a question. I thought "magnet schools" were supposed to be success greenhouses?
And then a bigger question. I thought this was AMERICA, and we had done away with public priviledge based upon inheritance. I mean, the NEA is always talking about how great public education is.
So why on earth are highly competed for places at this special first rate school reserved for
siblings of current magnet students, children of teachers and students who are held back?!?!????
Thursday, October 11, 2007
If I had to bet on the accuracy of a NE story over a MSM one, the NE would get the wager.
In my own experience, when I have been personally involved in stories reported by them, the NYT, WaPo, or network's story will contain a mistake- ranging from significant errors to easily fact checked things like names and dates- about half the time.
On those occasions when I have been personally involved in NE reported stories, they have been dead right in every detail. Often their stories are exactly the sort of thing that will cost them millions if they are wrong. They don’t often get sued.
Handling dynamite makes one careful.
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Not a bad epitaph.
But he won't be. No one will write books or make movies about him. No talking heads on the stupidity machine will yammer on and on about his childhood, his difficulties, his motivations. No one will "try to understand" him.
He didn't murder anybody.
"Luke came home, sat in the dark with his mom and cried, saying that he was done going to memorial services and talking about the shooting..."
Monday, October 08, 2007
In trying cases, I often have to guard against jurors' desire to create a mystery where none exists. Sometimes things ARE exactly what they appear to be, and sometimes the mysterious is just random.
Here's an interesting post on that whole idea, starting with a famous naked woman and including Faust, x ray analysis, supermarket displays, and horoscopes.
...take a dull thing, like some broken Chinese plate, and jump from there to talk about the soul.
Yes, I know hunting people's brains are mostly between our knees and our breast bones, but some of my reader could be stuck with nothing to do. So perhaps boredom might inspire some above the neck thought.
Since we're not hunting BECAUSE OF @#$%^&*#$%^&*#$%^&* DEFRA and its evil overresponse to foot and mouth.