Morning Reads for Friday, January 11, 2013

January 11, 2013 7:03 am

by Obi's Sister · 11 comments

PSA: Remember the Peach Pundit Wild Hog Road Show is THIS SUNDAY evening (7pm-9ish) at Gordon Biersch Midtown. “We look forward to seeing some of you. Others, not so much.”

Here:
- Delta vs guitars.
- The ASU building that was never built.
- Border war in middle GA.
- Clayton County is just one big, heavy sigh.
- Gift cap vote to come as early as Monday?

There:
- Oh. Magic COIN. I thought he said Magic BEAN.
- That color doesn’t mean what you think it means.
- Hilda Solis (Labor Secretary) to resign.
- Another BidenFlop, but who’s counting?
- NRA adds over 100K new members in the last 18 days. That’s almost 4 applications per minute.
- “Put me in Coach, I’m ready to play” falling on deaf ears.
- Speaking of deaf ears, NRA “disappointed” with WH meeting.

Random Everywhere:
- Ewww.
- Don’t rattle your glass at me, pal.
- Netflix, but for ties. Who knew?
- Words we don’t have in English, that we probably should. Me? I’m a big fan of schadenfreude.

- Just sayin’…

Ed January 11, 2013 at 7:16 am

In what dictionary is “schadenfreude” not a common and accepted loanword?

Also, I would say “gigli” is a loanword now too, although that one’s etymology has something to do with the J-Lo film. I’d imagine its definition now means “career killer” or “colossal mistake,” but I’d have to check my sources.

seekingtounderstand January 11, 2013 at 11:01 am

When Mayor Kasim Reed was quoted as saying that he looked forward to building the democratic party of Ga and that Hillary Clinton would be the presidential nominee for 2016, it occured to me that this gun law changes came as a way to get the attention/news off Hillary and her role in
recent foreign affairs that resulted in the death of Americans. Benghazi would hurt her chances.
The Clintons where experts at this type of politics.
With the medias help and her recent health issues, I would say they have done it again.

Stefan January 11, 2013 at 11:17 am

That’s some silliness. People are going to bring up Bengazi if and when she runs regardless of whether in January 2013 it is a major issue. The gun law changes came about as a response to Newtown, Aurora, etc.

stillaskeptic January 11, 2013 at 12:15 pm

…and Nixon faked the moon landing.

xdog January 11, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Big ass comet coming. May it be more spectacular than Halley’s or Kahoutek.
http://science.time.com/2012/12/20/coming-in-2013-the-comet-of-the-century/

Jerry Brown, lots of donks, cuts and tax increases balance California’s budget, debt to be paid down.
http://www.sacbee.com/2013/01/11/5106731/jerry-brown-says-californias-budget.html

mountainpass January 11, 2013 at 1:03 pm

My friends in Congressional District 11 are very troubled by this:
http://mdjonline.com/view/full_story/21376912/article-Gingrey-says-he%E2%80%99s-open-to-certain-gun-control-measures?instance=home_lead_story

“There are some problems, and maybe these huge magazines even for someone who says, ‘look, I just use an AR-15 for target practice,’ but do you really need to be standing there shooting at a silhouette a shot a second or even quicker with that kind of weapon? For what purpose?” Gingrey asked. “I would be willing to listen to the possibility of the capacity of a magazine.”

Gingrey, who took the time to praise Adventure Outdoors owner Jay Wallace as the gold standard for running a responsible gun retail business, said he is also open to revisions of the so-called gun show loophole.

“What it is basically, if you go to a gun show and there’s somebody out there in the parking lot, and they’re getting out of their car, and they’ve got an A-15 on their shoulder or …. John Q. Public wants to sell a handgun or whatever, then there’s no background check,” Gingrey said. “You know, you’re buying a used weapon from somebody and then basically no background check.”

To close the “gun show loophole” is to de facto create a registry.

Harry January 12, 2013 at 7:03 pm

I agree with the congressman. The big clips are a potential mass murder weapon and not necessary for normal self defense. That being said, what’s the purpose of making them illegal if criminals still can easily obtain them? Government power to enforce laws is truly limited.

mountainpass January 12, 2013 at 8:40 pm

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/history-of-gun-control-is-cautionary-tale-for-those-who-want-more-regulations/2012/12/22/73a07294-4afc-11e2-a6a6-aabac85e8036_print.html

[Glickman, a Wichita native, had recently passed a bill limiting the liability of small aircraft manufacturers. That saved a lot of local jobs. One day, going door to door, Glickman shook hands with a man who congratulated him on the liability bill.

“But I can't vote for you,” the man said.

Why not? asked Glickman.

“Because of your vote on guns.”

Glickman said the law would merely ban assault weapons. Surely the man didn’t need one of those.

“Dan, don’t tell me what I need or don’t need,” the man said.

Glickman lost that November, as did scores of Democrats. ]

The Last Democrat in Georgia January 12, 2013 at 9:46 pm

Don’t believe the far-left rhetoric and don’t get co-opted by the gun-grabbers, Harry.

I’m sure that the woman in Fairburn in South Fulton County who was shot multiple times while hiding in a closet in her own house by a violent robbery crew during a deadly home invasion could have found a very-legitimate self-defensive use for a weapon with a big clip.
http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/police-hiding-woman-shot-during-fairburn-burglary/nTmk3/

Big clips may be a potential mass-murder weapon, but then again so are cars, bombs and even knives…Heck, after banning firearms, the gun-grabbers have stated that their next target for prohibition are knives, no lie…
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/12/31/al-sharpton-next-up-knife-control/

Big clips are just the first step in outlawing ALL firearms for law-abiding citizens. After they outlaw automatic weapons and big clips then they’ll come after semi-automatic handguns with smaller clips. Then after they outlaw semi-automatic handguns, they’ll come after small-caliber revolvers and they want stop until law-abiding citizens no longer have legal access to firearms of any kind.

Though, you can rest assured that, with the multibillion-dollar illegal drug trade in North America that the government already can’t stop or even slow down, that criminals will still have their machine guns, semi-automatics, large clips, revolvers and large knives.

Harry January 12, 2013 at 10:16 pm

That’s my point. While it would be nice to live in a society where there was no need for high capacity defense, unfortunately the government has allowed the situation to go out of control, and they can’t put the cat back in the bag now.

The Last Democrat in Georgia January 13, 2013 at 12:49 am

Government never had control in the first place as the cat always starts out of the bag and government is always reactive by nature.

Government can’t and never could be everywhere at every time to protect us. We as individuals have to be willing to take most of the responsibility for our own personal safety and self-defense and we can’t let the gun-grabbing marxists take that God-given right and responsibility away from us in their attempt to live in some Euro-style utopia that does not exist.

Heck, I just finished watching a news report about a particularly severe rash of break-ins in an urban neighborhood in which one area resident’s house was broken into and burgularized five times in one month. FIVE BREAK-INS IN ONE MONTH!…At the SAME HOUSE!

The government can’t even stop, or even seemingly minorly slow down, comparatively lower-level property crimes, not to mention much more violent and deadly crimes. Just ask the woman in Loganville who shot an intruder while she and her two young children were home in the middle of the day last week.

In one interview, the Walton County Sheriff even remarked that if she had not had that gun for self-defense as the guy heard her on the phone with her husband and forced his way through multiple doors inside the home to find her, the police may have been investigating a triple homicide…a triple homicide of the woman and her two young children. Instead, sense she had a firearm to defend herself and her family, she able to put that savage douchebag where he belongs, which is in an intensive care unit with one foot in the grave.
http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/10/us/home-invasion-gun-rights/index.html

“”Had it not turned out the way that it did, I would possibly be working a triple homicide, not having a clue as to who it is we’re looking for,” he told CNN.”

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