Oh dear…

Looks like Erin Palette’s mom got bite by a rattle snake while gardening this morning, and then had the extra joy of having an allergic reaction to the anti-venom and will be in the ICU over night.

Please keep her in your thoughts today, and take this as a lesson as to why it’s a […]

A disturbing trend

Something that I’ve noticed that keeps coming up again and again as I talk to people about the Zimmerman case is that Zimmerman started the altercation when he decided to follow Martin. Martin wouldn’t have attacked Zimmerman if he didn’t feel threatened because this guy was obviously following him. This is pretty disturbing to me.


Of course

The Justice Department says it is looking into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin to determine whether federal prosecutors should file criminal civil rights charges now that George Zimmerman has been acquitted in the state case.

EDIT: WaPo link instead of the now-dead AP link.

East Nashville Hipsters react to Zimmerman verdict

With exactly what you’d expect from folks who got all their information about the case from MSNBC and Twitter:

For all of you parents of teenagers; you are no longer able to tell your children to be wary of strangers following them. The rule now is, do what ever the nice man says, or he […]

Overheard in an IRC channel…

Person A: It’s common fucking sense. we’re defending a moron that created a situation that led to the death of a possibly innocent person. if he hadn’t followed martin, if he hadn’t gotten out of his vehicle would this have happened?

Person B: Yeah, but you’re framing the events of the evening in too short […]

Deliberations begin in a couple of hours

In the Zimmerman vs The Left trial.

There’s a one hour recess, then jury instructions, then deliberations begin for a jury that hasn’t seen their families in two weeks. Late on a Friday is when they’ll get the case, and I’ve heard that often juries just want to go home in circumstances such as these.


Aaaaand we’re back

You know what’s awesome?

When your web host turns off your database completely, then sends you an email asking you to troubleshoot a problem that requires you getting into the database.

Better still is when, after complaining for 24 hours that you can’t get into the database to troubleshoot, you get a snarky “oh, it […]

One more thing on Illinois Carry…

I’m going to go ahead and call this:

If the murder rate in Chicago goes up, it will be blamed on concealed carry and preemption*.

If the murder rate in Chicago goes down, it will be attributed to Rahm Emmanuel’s supreme leadership.

*That’s right, Chicago’s handgun ban, AWB, and several other laws are now kaput


This brought a tear to my eye…

Illinois State Police FAQ on Concealed Carry

And it looks like out of state residents can, theoretically, get Illinois Carry Permits.


Out of state residents must obtain an Illinois Concealed Carry License to lawfully carry a concealed firearm in Illinois. In order for out of state residents to be eligible for an Illinois license, […]

So… this apparently exists…

Even though Erin has tried her hardest, I’m just not going to be a Bronie, but I do remember there being a couple at the Bidet Shoot.

I wonder if they’re aware that there are conventions specific to this particular fandom. Apparently there’s one in my neck of the woods this weekend.

If any of […]