Having a beer with Bob

For those of you who have never had the pleasure of “Drinking with Bob” allow me to offer you a brief introduction.

Check the video: (click it  twice to open in a new window and check his other vids)

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Guns, Licensing, State Encouraged killing?

First: I really enjoy the blog I’m linking too here. It is often funny and simply fun to read. And I do this for entertainment first and foremost.

Over on the BL1Y Blog there is a very short post, with only a few comments (as of now), that raises some excellent questions.

For those of you living not only under a rock, but wearing earplugs and blinders also, there was a school shooting in Texas.

In the comments of the above first post, which was about a defensive use of a firearm, BL1Y said some stuff that got me thinking.

I think the best solution is to just increase the licensing requirements to include regular gun safety classes, and perhaps even a competency test, similar to a driving exam. If we’re going to let you carry a gun in public, I think we can also demand that your aim be okay. I’d also be in favor of criminalizing possession of a firearm while intoxicated.

I have heard these many times. I’m not going to rehash the arguments of why driving a car is not the same as using a gun (rights vs. privileges). I have a few more interesting things in mind.

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Self-Defense

So, two kids (12 and 13) throw bricks at a house, get scared of when the owner (a 68-year old woman) returns.

They come back and throw bricks at her!

She pulls out her gun and returns the courtesy they are showing her.

Problem#1 :

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Army Officer heading to jail?

Thomas Edward Stowers II, a 35-year old Warrant Officer with the US Army, has been arrested for allegedly engaging in sodomy with a 16-year old. The charge sheet paints a pretty bad picture. He allegedly gave the young man alcohol, takes him someplace, and engages in sodomy with him. but then there is also a charge of Sodomy by force when victim is spouse. So I’m not sure what to make of that.

More, including a picture of the Soldier, after the jump.

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Rick’s list

Was just watching Rick’s List on CNN. They were talking about the ongoing story of Tyler Clementi.

For those who don’t know, he was a freshman at Rutger’s who was surreptitiously spied on making out, and perhaps having sex with another man. Then they did it again. After this second occasion Tyler discovered what happened, he (allegedly) made some comments online concerning the invasion of his privacy. Then the next day he committed suicide.

Now, what happened today was they were discussing it on Rick’s List and Rick Sanchez apparently objected to calling it bullying. That from my understanding he saw it as a mean thing, a hurtful thing, an objectionable thing, but not bullying. I have to agree, without something to show me they were actually tormenting him it was an invasion, but that isn’t bullying.

Some have said this wouldn’t have happened if Tyler was straight. I can only say those people must have, at best, minimal exposure to the internet. Just ask Erin Andrews of ESPN.

Heroine trafficking

This is horrible.

10 people have been busted as part of a heroine trafficking ring.

What is the matter with these people. There are enough heroines to go around, why would they even imagine a black, or even grey, market could exist for heroine.

Wait, they meant heroin. Ahh never mind.

Spell check can be a bitch.

Climate Change Criminals

We live in a very interesting world. A few days ago Ken Lammers over on CrimLaw posted a piece discussing the internet meme of that moment “You have no Quran“-Man. Mr. Lammers brought up the excellent point that one should not be granted nobility for their actions if there is no risk of punishment.

I disagreed with Ken a little on the particulars of this incident, but otherwise I agree 100% with Mr. Lammers on what makes an act of civil disobedience noble.

Now we have a similar situation (at least some will find it similar) which you can read my opinion about after the jump…

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