Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Random Thinks - Tuesday PM

So, it seems like 2 kids were punished for pretending pencils were guns and going pew-pew-pew.

Kinda like the kid that bit his pop-tart into an Idaho/pistol shape...

Of course, the Authorities in both cases over-reacted. (Gee, y'think?)

I don't know if these jerkwads know anything about human psychology, but the more you make a big deal about something, the more attractive it is to kids...
I can see where this is headed...
And I'm going to tell you how to profit by it, it it isn't too late already...
Go down to WallyWorld, Tagret, and S-Mart and buy up all the cheap-assed plastic pistols you can find and ferret them away.
Every cap pistol, water gun, nerf gun, etc- anything with a barrel and a trigger.
In 5 years you will be able to make a killing (heh) on E-Bay with these collectibles.

I can just see a teenager in a trench coat, on a streetcorner near an elementary school in about 10 years...
Saleskid: "Pssst! Hey kid! (opens his coat) Got a dart gun here... comes with 3 suction-cup darts. You in?"
Impressionable 8 year old: "Naahh. I want a cap gun... And not one of those danged six-shooters that use roll-caps. I want the one that takes the plastic yellow ring of caps."
SK: "Oh... a connoisseur! Well Tex,... I have a Western Legends Outlaw- die cast, 12-shot ring caps, comes with a holster."
I8yo: "Perfect! How much?"
SK: "Oh, this fine piece of workmanship will set you back 150 yuan."
I8yo: "100 RMB and 2 supersize Big Gulp cups."
SK: "125, the cups, and you introduce me to your big sister."
I8yo: "Wait a second, this isn't one of the California models... Bright green or orange, right?"
SK: "No... I only got quality stuff here....Look you want it or not?"
I8yo: "Ok... Deal."

We shall draw the curtain of charity of this felony transaction....

Moving on:

From our "It's not my fault; Society is to blame" Department:

Lauryn Hill, an entertainer of some sort, has violated the US tax code and is now in the  defecation of quite some depth... to the tune of a cool million dollars.
(Not enough to make her a candidate for an Obama cabinet post, but still...)
Now poor mis-educated Ms. Hill is going to spend a night or three in some sort of Federal housing for her transgressions, followed by a nice stint of house arrest.

Money (heh) quote:
“I am a child of former slaves who had a system imposed on them,” Hill said before U.S. Magistrate Madeline Cox Arleo. “I had an economic system imposed on me.”
Hmm. I had this economic system imposed on me... Does that mean that I don't have to pay taxes either?

Meanwhile, instead of following the Apostle Timmy Geithner, she instead followed the Church of Wesley Snipes and Willie Nelson...
At the time of her arrest last year, Hill wrote a criticism rejecting pop culture’s “climate of hostility, false entitlement, manipulation, racial prejudice, sexism and ageism.”
Right. So that makes it all okay then.

Personally, I think it is just a matter of magnitude... Apparently she didn't owe enough to warrant that cabinet post, perhaps an ambassadorship or a seat in the US Senate- the usual place you find tax dodgers and thieves.

Oh well.

Next up:

A buncha cool kids (OldNFO, JayG, Jennifer, etc) went to the NRA Convention in Houston. Looks like they had a great time...
I might have to look into going next year.
It's going to be in Indy; One would hope the Hoosier Gunbloggers will rise to the occasion and have a blogmeet of epic proportion, given the possible guest list.

From my "Already Blogged By Better Folk, But I Still Want To Make A Point" file:
From the Palm Beach Post:
"Florida House and Senate budget leaders have awarded Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw $1 million for a new violence prevention unit aimed at preventing tragedies like those in Newtown, Conn., and Aurora, Colo., from occurring on his turf."
“We want people to call us if the guy down the street says he hates the government, hates the mayor and he’s gonna shoot him,” Bradshaw said. “What does it hurt to have somebody knock on a door and ask, ‘Hey, is everything OK?’ ”
 Great googly moogly.
A million bucks...
And his plan?
Ask the good folks of Palm Beach County to inform on neighbors, friends and relatives if they think someone is "anti-government".
Here- here's a tip line for you to call.
Okay... that's about $200 or so, depending on where the Sheriff took the reporter from the Palm Beach Post for lunch to deliver the press release. I wonder what the other $999,800 will be used for?

Now, there is someone with quite an axe to grind with Mr Bradshaw that could probably give a reasonable guess as to where the money will go...
(This website is quite a hoot.)
Guess who will be the first to be "investigated" with the Sheriff's new initiative...

I have a good idea who will be second- I wonder how many of the 'person making anti-government comments, threats or speeches' will be leveled at Palm Beach resident Rush Limbaugh?
Over at The Gormogons, serial commenter Island Dweller riled up The Czar with some interesting observations on this whole kerfuffle, and The Czar, as he is wont to do, broke down the entire situation quite nicely... Go take a peek. Tasty stuff.


All right, enough already.
The highway is a'callin'...



Angus McThag said...

Well, that's about 84 thousand brown dress shirts...

Old NFO said...

Looking forward to seeing you in Indy next year, it's a BLAST! :-)