Morning Reads for Thursday, April 11

April 11, 2013 5:05 am

by Bridget Cantrell · 18 comments

Gooood morning from Nashvegas! Up and at’em.




Ed April 11, 2013 at 8:20 am

No music=fail.

Harry April 11, 2013 at 8:42 am

Army ranger and pastor insulted that DOD would label Christians as terrorists

James April 11, 2013 at 10:26 am

Harry, give up the Christian Gestapo crusade. No one cares about crazy extremists.

Harry April 11, 2013 at 12:35 pm

You wish.

saltycracker April 11, 2013 at 9:59 am

Two real stories might be behind the AG Dept. drunken “skinny dip”:
(maybe because, this week, I’ve listened to one too many public paid resort functions)

1. ” … a former employee complained…….”
2. “….. during an agency training session….at a South Georgia resort…”

Tyler April 11, 2013 at 10:18 am

Haha, thanks Bridget! And go Braves! |>/>|>/>

saltycracker April 11, 2013 at 10:19 am

We beat the vet dog story to death in yesterday’s news – the complaining vet needs psychological help.

The USPS is unhappy with congress stopping their plans to deliver mail 5 days and packages 6 days. Personally, weekly on mail and daily on packages would be just fine.

USPS web site: “Although disappointed with this Congressional action, the Board will follow the law and has directed the Postal Service to delay implementation of its new delivery schedule until legislation is passed that provides the Postal Service with the authority to implement a financially appropriate and responsible delivery schedule.”

Bloodhound April 11, 2013 at 11:06 am

We did beat the dog story to death but I believe we did miss the simple logic that if you are so mentally disturbed that you require a dog to determine whether or not you are under attack, an ammo dealer, doing his due diligence, should remove you from consideration as a patron of his business.

MattMD April 11, 2013 at 12:10 pm

You simply have no idea on the service dog vet’s condition. TBI does not necessarily mean you are psychologically unstable. Besides, that doofus Clyde never mentioned that as being a reason for asking the guy to leave. Clyde specifically made an issue out of the service dog.

Maybe it was some Army/Navy thing, I don’t know. What I do know is this is why you put the customer first and avoid kicking over anthills.

Bloodhound April 11, 2013 at 12:58 pm

I didn’t say Mr. Clyde claimed that was why he excluded the guy from the store. I said it was a point that was missed. If the guy is so mentally fragile that he can’t leave the dog behind long enough to go into a store to purchase a box of ammo without freaking out then his healthcare provider probably should have considered excluding him from the gun/ammo market to begin with.

saltycracker April 11, 2013 at 2:12 pm

thought the article said, he said the vet’s dog was causing a disturbance….
Clyde might be a doofus but it is his store and he is entitled to make decisions…even if his requests hurt his business….A real doofus is one who refuses to go elsewhere and instead files suit….that’s nuts….and guerrilla tactics to get righteous.

bowersville April 11, 2013 at 10:39 am

This is a quote from the online manifesto of Anders Breivek. The manifesto was published prior to Breivek committing the massacre of 77 people in Norway.

“In his 1,500-page manifesto that was put online prior to the attacks Breivik stated, “If you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and God then you are a religious Christian. Myself and many more like me do not necessarily have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and God. We do however believe in Christianity as a cultural, social, identity and moral platform. This makes us Christian.”

Not all claiming to be Christian are Christians.

saltycracker April 11, 2013 at 10:59 am

Some 5 million people have died as a consequence of Christian and Muslim conflicts in the past 30/40 years – Nigerian, Sudan, Lebanon, Yugoslavia…..

James April 11, 2013 at 11:30 am

About the gunman who held firefighters hostage: He obviously had one gun, and I suspect he had others in the house. He could have sold those guns and used the proceeds to turn his utilities back on. But then how would he protect himself against the government?

xdog April 11, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Some would say this latest confrontation is an argument for arming firemen.

mountainpass April 11, 2013 at 4:37 pm

Sounds good to me.
About the gunman the Gwinnett paper says he had a history of domestic violence(notice the mugshot), if convicted on that it would be illegal for him to own firearms………not that someone that wants to cause harm cares.

MattMD April 11, 2013 at 4:58 pm

It depends his relationship to the victim on to whether or not he would be forbidden to own firearms. Like I said yesterday, one could get a DV conviction for fighting with a roommate these days.

greencracker April 11, 2013 at 12:07 pm

+1 for use of phrase “kindly get off the pot.”

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