Be polite at the late-night drinking party.
The gun went off, sending a bullet tore through Critelli’s left hand and causing serious damage to two fingers. Critelli told The Post-Star of Glens Falls that he didn’t seek medical help because he doesn’t like doctors.
Instead, he put bandages on the wound and wrapped it with duct tape.
If you can’t fix it with duct tape and a pair of vice grips, it can’t be fixed.
George Smith chronicles the latest updates from the Secesh.
As Tony Norman points out, it’s no longer a game if you let Barney Fife have the bullet.
Still not too bad.
While a Labor Department report in Washington Thursday showed jobless claims increased by 12,000 to 294,000 in the week ended April 11, readings this low are typically consistent with an improving job market.
The four-week average of claims, a less-volatile measure than the weekly figure, was little changed at 282,750 compared with an almost 15-year low of 282,500 in the prior week.
The number of people continuing to receive jobless benefits dropped by 40,000 to 2.27 million in the week ended April 4, the fewest since December 2000. The unemployment rate among people eligible for benefits held at 1.7 percent. These data are reported with a one-week lag.
Once again, a Libertarian is a Republican who is ashamed to admit it.
I am receiving emails from folks who, thanks to an offhand remark by Jon Stewart, call themselves the “Warren Wing” and want to browbeat Senator Elizabeth Warren into running for the Democratic nomination for President.
Senator Warren has repeatedly declared that she does not want and will not run for the nomination. Who the hell are they to question that?
Also, as a practical political consideration, she can likely do more good as a Senator for many years than she can do as a President for no more then eight. Furthermore, browbeating is seldom a propitious tactic.
I suggest that the “Warren Wing” grow up, live in the Real World where real stuff gets done, and stop tilting at windmills.
One of the failings of many of my fellow lefties is the notion that the only election that matters is the Presidential election. This bunch should go “Warren Wing” themselves a few state legislatures and learn how stuff works.
There is no such thing as a “humane” execution.
Click for a larger image.
Most of the time, folks are sentenced to death, not because of what they have done, but because of who they are.
Certainly, the argument can be made that some deeds are so heinous that their perpetrators forfeit the right to live amongst society–I’ve made that argument myself–but I have realized that, until and unless the justice system stops getting it wrong over and over and over, the death penalty must end.
And this surprises you how?
Two Transportation Security Administration screeners have been fired for conspiring to allow the fondling of attractive male travelerers passing through a security checkpoint at Denver’s airport, investigators report.
Police learned of the illicit activity last month when an official with the TSA’s inspector general’s office contacted them “in regards to a possible Unlawful Sexual Contact” at Denver International Airport, according to a Denver Police Department report first disclosed by CBS4.
Opportunists take opportunities. It’s what they do.
As Will Bunch explains, the “privilege of citizenship” does not mean what you may think it means. A snippet:
In the last day or two, I’ve sensed weary resignation to the alarming realities of the Eric Harris killing. The story of the privileged cop-wannabes and their weekend criminal hunts is just a new spin on same exhausting stories we hear on the news every single day, isn’t it. There is nothing that the circle of power in the country — the fabulously wealthy, the politicians and judges that they buy, and the “good guys with guns” who protect their interests — can’t or won’t do for each other, no matter how important or how trivial. Conversely, there is never a break for the people who don’t have their money or influence or don’t look like them.
Yet another sacrifice to NRA Paradise.
It happened shortly before 5 p.m. in the Tartesso neighborhood in Buckeye, near 311th Avenue north of Thomas Road. Police said the 7-year-old was shot with a handgun.
As of the dateline for that story, police don’t have any idea how it happened or whether anyone else was involved.