So much for Carson City

Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada called Tuesday for the state’s brothel industry to be outlawed, saying Nevada’s connection with prostitution harmed its image and could damage its ability to bring in investment.

He’s taking one of the best parts about Nevada and trying to destroy it.  Of course he does this just after getting reelected for another six years.  He’s probably hoping that the serfs voters will forget by the time he’s up for reelection. 

It’s yet another example of the government sticking it’s head where it doesn’t freaking belong.  The thought of a business owner refusing to locate a business there because something is legal bugs the hell out of me.  What would you call someone who refused to open a business in an area because they allowed gay marriage.  Who cares, you aren’t being forced to use the brothel, but you have no business telling others how to live their lives.

Imagine that…

The people complaining that the tax payers of their state should continue to pay through the nose for pay and benefits aren’t doing a good job.

Two-thirds of the eighth graders in Wisconsin public schools cannot read proficiently according to the U.S. Department of Education, despite the fact that Wisconsin spends more per pupil in its public schools than any other state in the Midwest.

There are no repercussions for their failure to educate their students.  If one is punished for not doing their job, the union will step in to protect them.  Many unions make contracts that require all new employees to join the union, despite their personal beliefs or feelings.  Others don’t even ask, they just want the employment and don’t care.   Some don’t see the moral issues created by unions.

TMW is now having to fight again because it ends up that the exception her boss was informed about was only for religious reasons.  He is currently working on making sure she is exempted.  This incident however has now restoked the fire in the tinderbox to destroy this forced political contribution for doing a job.  Unions are nothing more than parasites that live on the work of others.

New York City gun permits…

It is so nice when then New York times actually provides us ammunition to use against gun control

Getting a handgun legally in New York is a two-step process. First, applicants must obtain a license, which costs $340, takes about 12 weeks to process, is good for three years and requires a background check by the New York Police Department. In addition, fingerprinting costs about $100.

Those who pass that hurdle then must get a purchase authorization from the police for the particular weapon they intend to buy. One handgun license may list up to 25 weapons (so far, no one has tried to register more than that, officials said), but buyers must wait 90 days between purchases.

So it costs $440 dollars for the ability to ask the New York police department, “Can I purchase this gun?”.  Many, especially in these harder economic times, do not have the disposable income to spend $440 on a weapons permit, especially given the cost of living in New York.

Continuing on through the article they provide a nice list of prominent names that have weapons permits.  Of the entire population of New York City, only 4,000 have permits that allow them to carry a concealed weapon.  That’s 0.0477% of the population of New York.

Compare that to Washington State, where in 2007 there were 258,000 permits, coming to a ratio of 3.9%.

The government can discriminate against who it issues permits to, and lower class individuals are prevented from owning firearms due to the high costs of licensing. 

This also completely disregards the fact that New York released the names of permit holders to the public. While they may have withheld street address, it still provides a shopping list for criminals.

Some are Bat Shit Crazy

It ends up that there is a animal problem in a high school in Louisiana.

Attempts to rid McDonogh 35 High School of bats that have been flying around the third floor are being hampered due to the fact that officials have been told these bats are an endangered species and can’t be exterminated.

Some people seriously lack the ability to think.  The bats present a health hazard to the students and those working in the building.  I’m sure if it wasn’t a public school, OSHA would be breathing down their necks to get money.  Think about that for a second, one agency would require their expedient removal for health and safety, the other would fine them for removing the animals improperly. 

Overall this environmental crap has gotten out of control, the health and well being of people come first.  Especially since it’s not as if the bats were nested there as we colonized America, the school didn’t even exist yet.  Maybe the winged vermin are on the endangered species list because they made some poor habitat choices, including picking a home where a two legged predator lives.

Why do we need the TSA again?

So the TSA today actually harassed a US Representative from Alaska to the point she’s returning home by boat instead of by plane. 

An Alaska state lawmaker is making her way back to the state Capitol after refusing a pat-down search at a Seattle airport, a spokeswoman said.

While our congress critters should be put through this same mess that the rest of us are.  However one should always be sure to never bite the hand that feeds you.  Most likely though our all knowing leaders will just exempt themselves from this hassle while they ensure their serfs constituents are continually abused.  It just another example how every incident involving TSA starts with “The Stupid Asshole”.

Later I discovered an undercover TSA agent showed just how much of A Security Theater the TSA is. 

The source said the undercover agent carried a pistol in her undergarments when she put the body scanners to the test. The officer successfully made it through the airport’s body scanners every time she tried, the source said.

(Emphasis mine).  She tried this multiple times and never failed.  Joe Huffman talked about his experiences with an X-ray machine in  an episode of BB&Gun’s.  The fact is the TSA can be thought of as defensive fortifications.  Tactics and strategies will be formed to get around these defensive fortifications, and because of this they will always be playing catch-up.  The fact is the TSA has never stopped anyone, and the people they abuse are the ones who’s lives are actually in jeopardy and will be the ones to actually stop an incident.

With all the criminals the TSA hires, the way they behave, and their total lack of effectiveness why haven’t our congress critters rendered them impotent?


Worth 10 minutes of your time

The short lady with the grey hair sent this to me this morning.

It’s a great instructional video on government.

When the public is disarmed…

This is the result

From what I saw of the crowd there were no weapons.  Also I didn’t hear anyone return fire from the crowd.  This recent image and post from Oleg comes to mind. 


Blogger Roll Update

I updated the blogger roll today.  I’ve been meaning to for a long time since previously all I had were people I had actually met.  If you’ve added me to your blogger roll, drop me a message so I can return the favor.