Thursday, February 11, 2016

Should Panera Bread change policy on guns?

The deaths of two deputy sheriffs in Maryland focuses the nation's attention once again on guns, gun violence and crimes against police.

Panera Bread is a self-declared GFZ (Gun-Free Zone). Their restaurants may not be marked with official State-approved signs, but the policy announced by the Panera Bread president a while back is that he doesn't want guns in his company's restaurants.

When Illinois was considering the concealed-carry law, I attended an Illinois Senate sub-committee hearing in the Loop. I sat near two women; one was an ER nurse and the other was a teacher. When I mentioned I was pro-concealed-carry, the nurse asked what I was so afraid of that I felt I had to carry a gun.

I explained that I wasn't "afraid", but she really wasn't looking for an answer to her question. She had her mind made up, as did most of the legislators. It wasn't until a Court ordered Illinois to pass a concealed-carry law "or else" that the House and Senate cobbled together a "bad" version, and then the NRA lobbyist and the Illinois State Rifle Association rolled over and it passed.

Panera Bread isn't a true GFZ, because its restaurants, unless something has changed recently, are not posted against concealed carry. But the concealed-carry crowd knows they aren't wanted, and many avoid Panera Bread and similar businesses that are considered anti-gun.

But what if there had been 2-3 armed citizens in the Abingdon, Md. Panera Bread yesterday morning? They would not have been able to prevent the death of the sheriff's deputy in the restaurant, but they might have nailed the shooter before he could ever get out of the restaurant. And the second deputy would be alive.

An armed citizen will not shoot recklessly, even to defend himself or another person. At the first shot, he would very likely draw his firearm and be ready. If he saw a guy shoot a cop or a civilian, I think he'd probably shoot the guy, if he could do so without hitting an innocent person. The mindset has to be there; those who carry often think through various scenarios. There won't be much time to "think about it" when the action starts, so they have to know what they are going to do - and what they are not going to do.

So, frankly, I don't care about the preferences of the president of Panera Bread. If there is no State-approved prohibition sign on the door, I'll patronize Panera Bread while I'm armed. If the business posts against concealed-carry, I'll go elsewhere.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Hillary's (self) server

More and more bad news, as judged by the rest of us, keeps coming out about the server that Hillary Clinton had at home, while she was the U.S. Secretary of State. Today the news is

Report: Hillary Clinton server contained highly classified intel

That's according to CNN.com Politics.

So why doesn't Obama sic Loretta Lynch and the FBI on Hillary and arrest her?

Let me tell you how long that will take. On January 21, 2017, Obama will wink at the press and say, "You know? I could have had her arrested."

Hillary wants to be Obama's legacy. Okay, everyone. On Three now. Laugh...

Would an arrest on felony Federal charges put a roadblock in her way? Unfortunately, most of the Democrats would just ignore it and vote for her, anyway.

Read Stealing America, by Dinesh D'Souza. He has some interesting things to say about Hillary. And about Obama, too. And about the Democrats.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Solution to Gun Control

A good friend in Texas sent this to me.
In 1865, a Democrat shot and killed Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States .
In 1881, a left wing radical Democrat shot James Garfield, President of the United States - who later died from the wound.
In 1963, a radical left wing socialist shot and killed John F. Kennedy, President of the United States.
In 1975, a left wing radical Democrat fired shots at Gerald Ford, President of the United States.
In 1983, a registered Democrat shot and wounded Ronald Reagan, President of the United States.
In 1984, James Hubert, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 22 people in a McDonald's restaurant.
In 1986, Patrick Sherrill, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 15 people in an Oklahoma post office.
In 1990, James Pough, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 10 people at a GMAC office.
In 1991, George Hennard, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 23 people in a Luby's cafeteria in Killeen , TX.
In 1995, James Daniel Simpson, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 5 coworkers in a Texas laboratory.
In 1999, Larry Asbrook, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 8 people at a church service.
In 2001, a left wing radical Democrat fired shots at the White House in a failed attempt to kill George W. Bush, President of the US.
In 2003, Douglas Williams, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 7 people at a Lockheed Martin plant.
In 2007, a registered Democrat named Seung - Hui Cho, shot and killed 32 people in Virginia Tech.
In 2010, a mentally ill registered Democrat named Jared Lee Loughner, shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killed 6 others.
In 2011, a registered Democrat named James Holmes, went into a movie theater and shot and killed 12 people.
In 2012, Andrew Engeldinger, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 7 people in Minneapolis.
In 2013, a registered Democrat named Adam Lanza, shot and killed 26 people in a school in Newtown, CT.
As recently as Sept 2013, an angry Democrat shot 12 at a Navy ship yard.

Clearly, there is a problem with Democrats and guns.
Not one NRA member, Tea Party member, or Republican conservative was involved in any of these shootings and murders.

SOLUTION:
It should be illegal for Democrats to own guns.
We don't need gun control.
We need Democrat control.
Guns don't kill people, Democrats do!

Source: unknown. Many thanks to the person who created this list, whoever he may be.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Bull Valley - the village you love ...

... to hate.

Anyone from Woodstock, Crystal Lake, McHenry and many other parts of McHenry County knows that, if you must drive through Bull Valley, you had better not speed.

Whatever the posted speed limit is, nail it. If a driver behind you gets impatient, don't get goaded into speeding up "a little". Remember, you will be the one who gets the ticket, not the idiot behind you.

And stop at stop signs. Stop before you cross the stop bar (or crosswalk or near curb line). Stop. S-T-O-P. That means all four tires stop rolling and your car stops moving. "Almost stopped" will get you a ticket.

Recently I came across a Facebook page titled "Justice from Bull Valley Police Department". Head over there and catch up on the latest.

Recall the phrase "The best defense is a good offense"? The moderator of the "Justice" page is now the target of a lawsuit by the Chief of the Bull Valley PD. The moderator is an excellent record-keeper, and that lawsuit and the other controversies about the Bull Valley Police are sure to stay in the headlines.

Head over to that page now and "Like" it.

Personally, I never had a problem in Bull Valley. Maybe that's because I was driving the car at the front of the line, holding up a long line of traffic on Country Club Road by driving exactly at the Speed Limit (which changes 7-8-9 times between Ridgefield and Woodstock).

By the way, don't necessary trust your speedometer. Download an app to your SmartPhone and let it display your correct speed. I have much greater confidence in that display than what my speedometer might show. (Of course, don't get caught driving distracted...)

And watch your speedometer (too), so that you know exactly what it reads, if you do get pulled over. I still recall getting pulled over by a Chicago cop in about 1967 who told me I was going 43 in a 30 zone. I was within one block of pulling out of a parking place. I told him that, if he wrote me a ticket, I wanted him to write on the back that I informed him that I knew exactly fast I was going, because I had looked at my speedometer. He asked me, "How fast?" and I told him that, if he wrote me the ticket, I'd see him in court and tell the judge. He and I knew he was trying to write a bad ticket and he let me go with a verbal warning.

I also recall a story from an Iowa Highway Patrol officer I knew in 1963. He had cited a driver for speeding. After a judge convicted her, the judge told the trooper that he would have let her go, if she had told him that she knew how fast she was going. The driver had admitted in court that she didn't know how fast she was going! So, keep an eye on your speedometer! And watch you say in court.

Monday, January 11, 2016

inept reporting - BART shooting

In the news this morning is a shooting on a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train in Oakland, Calif. It happened on Saturday about 7:50pm.

There is no description of the shooter, other than his clothing - "The suspect was wearing blue jeans, military-style boots and a dark jacket."

Huh? Nobody noticed whether he was black, white, yellow, red, brown?

And the victim, whom a doctor tried to save? Was this a racial crime? A hate crime?

Wait. He couldn't have been shot. Isn't BART, like the 'L', a gun-free zone?

That's the best that CNN can do?

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Obama's Crocodile Tears

Anybody who thinks Obama's tears were real yesterday should consider what would happen if someone gave Obama a "hot foot" on a Tuesday. He wouldn't know about it until the following Monday!That's how connected he is to his emotions!

It was a sleazy political stunt to have the Newtown families with him at his press conference.

Obama doesn't have the integrity or the backbone to stand in front of the cameras and tell the truth - that he wants to take guns away from Americans. Why would he want to disarm the public?

Then they can't resist the Government as effectively.

Then Louis Farrakham can go about killing 10,000 Whites with less fear of resistance.

Then ISIS can take over the U.S.A.

Then illegal immigrants can continue to swarm into the U.S.A.

"Stop one act of evil? One act of violence?" By taking guns away from thousands of otherwise-law abiding people? If I want to sell one gun at a gun show, why should I have to get a Federal license?

Obama said, "And from every family who never imagined that their loved one would be taken from our lives by a bullet from a gun"?

Well, I've got news for Obama! When those thugs and punks in Chicago (and other parts of the U.S.) shoot one of Obama's "bro"s, that person is not taken from my life. Or when the cops shoot some thug who is trying to kill them? I should worry about that?

Obama also said, "Every time I think about those kids, it gets me mad."

A normal, healthy person would say, "Every time I think about those kids, I get mad." But what did Obama actually say? What some dumb speechwriter put in front of him! (Keep in mind it wasn't an illegal gun that killed the kids and adults at Newtown.)

Wayne LaPierre said it well. "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." Think about that the next time you are at the gas station or the ATM or at a family restaurant.

Yesterday I met a woman who is not registered to vote. She told me that God is her authority, and so she doesn't vote. I told her to pray and ask God whether she should vote!

The upcoming primaries are critical. Among the Republicans there is only one with the backbone to stand up for the USA and have people like that dictator in North Korea know that the People in the U.S.A. mean business. And that one is Donald Trump.

And he is the only one who can beat Hillary Clinton. I have said that, if Hillary wins, I'm outa here. I'll do everything I can between now and Election Day 2016 to avoid leaving the U.S. Obama has put us in the toilet, and Hillary is posing by the flush handle.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

What do you think of Obama now?

Where are the limits to venting a personal opinion about the Sleaze-in-Chief in the White House?

Look at Obama's face when he was talking about his new Executive Order on gun control. He doesn't even believe his own words.

There was no energy to his voice. He was sitting down. There is no emotion. Watch his eyes. He's lying, when he says his action is legal.

Obama's Executive Order is only another step along his path to take guns away from everyone. He's not getting mine. It's strapped on right now, and that's where it is staying.

I say, remove his (not-so-)Secret Service detail. No bodyguards for his daughters. None for Michelle. None at the beach in Hawaii next time he blows millions of OUR dollars on a two-week vacation.

How many days remain until the end of the Reign of Terror of Obama?

What can Congress do to overturn, immediately, today's so-called Executive Order?