atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,
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#2320: Celebs get CCW permits in NYC

New York City has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the United States but if you're a celebrity you can get a license to carry a gun!

They're also just about the only ones who can afford it in NYC:
The NYPD charges a nonrefundable $340 to file an application for a gun permit and between $94 and $106 for the collection of fingerprints, even before a background check is begun.

Gun permits aren't easy to get.
You need to have a permit just to have a gun in your own home. (Come to think of it, it's that way here in IL, too.)

That sounds like an awful imposition on "shall not be infringed", doesn't it? Background check? Fingerprints? What the hell happened to "presumption of innocence"? This is the typical Democrat liberal "you only want a gun because you're going to commit a crime, so we're going to make sure we can catch you!" mindset.

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funny car photos - This Is Why Helmets Are ALWAYS A Good Idea

Wear a freakin' brain bucket, idiots. Particularly when you're doing stunts.

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Francis Porretto gives some good advice: do not feed the libtrolls.

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Union corruption? Im-freakin'-possible!

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The EPA under Obama is putting another 800,000 jobs at risk. WTF, it's not like we're in a recession or anything, right?

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Obama sure is butthurt over the success of Fox News. Then again, all the liberals are butthurt over the success of Fox News. They're butthurt because Fox News doesn't toe the liberal Democrat party line like every other major news outlet in the freakin' world does.

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Surfing WorldNetDaily of late I see ads for etrailer.com, which is a site dedicated to selling trailer hitches and assorted accessories therefor.

...never used to see those until I visited that site, at Og's suggestion, for various bits 'n' pieces of Jeep hitch info.

On the one hand, I'm glad to see an ad for something I'm actually interested in (as opposed to the endless parade of stupid crap I'm never going to buy, ever, like "colon detox" products) but on the other hand I'm all Big Brother GTFO of my computer!

Oh well. Give the cookie time to expire; then I'll be back to "colon blow 3000!" ads.

Like a 43-year-old man with diverticulosis and IBS needs colon detox. Jesus. If I want my colon to be detoxed, all I need to do is wait and it'll detox itself. It's like having a self-cleaning oven, only the "self-cleaning" cycle activates randomly and usually at the most inconvenient times, like 5 AM on Thanksgiving morning when you're just about ready to put the turkey in the oven.

Adding "colon detox" to that is like buying a monkey trained to push the "self clean" button on your oven's control panel. No: it's like buying a monkey with an electrode embedded in the pleasure center of its brain, and connecting that electrode to the "self clean" button on your stove, so the monkey pushes the button over and over and over and over again and you can never bake a goddamned thing because the oven's always on its clean cycle. (And your electric bill is through the roof!)

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To understand what's cool about this, first read the Heinlein short story "The Roads Must Roll!"

funny car videos - Yet Another Reason to Stay The Hell Away From Portland

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So Mom had that procedure today. I tried going to bed at a reasonable hour last night; but I couldn't sleep.

...didn't get to sleep until about 5 AM, and had to get up at 7:15 to take her to the hospital. I managed to get there and back safely, and settled back into bed.

I had just managed to fall asleep when the phone rang: they were canceling the procedure for this-and-that reason. So I got back up and went to get Mom.

*sigh*

But I did get to bed eventually and I did manage to get some sleep, though I'm just about falling asleep here at the keyboard, so I'll be returning to bed soon.

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...other than that, I've really got nothing. Oh well.
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