Show politeness to others, and the politeness shall rebound upon you.
He pulled the hammer back on the gun to emphasize his threat. Later, he tried released the hammer, but the gun fired while Emery had it pointed at his face.
I’m not surprised, just disgusted.
In the South (and St. Louis is “South,” make no mistake), being white has long been all the reason you need to kill a Not White person.
As much as I deride Twitter for debasing discourse (“Twitter discussion” is an oxymoron, with the emphasis on “moron”), John Cole’s tweet pretty much sums it up.
Michael Dearing suggests that tech companies and the government are rewriting the Bill of Rights. Here is his rendering of the current de facto state of the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution, taken from a presentation by Reed Hundt, “Make No Secrets About It,” November 11, 2014 at Stanford. .
Follow the link; methinks he has a point.
No, I don’t agree with some of the suggestions for a rewritten version, particularly the bit about a right to “secret arms purchases,” but I do think the larger point is worth considering.
Dick Polman asks, “Immigration showdown: Can the GOP keep its zealots under control?”
I submit that that question has already been answered. Not only is the answer, “No,” it is “No, because the zealots are already in control.“
Practice for politeness.
Proctor says Shoemaker was shot in the head Sunday while in a home in an area north of Basye. An adult and a juvenile were shooting targets a few hundred yards from the home on an adjacent property.
The Miami Herald explores the smoke-filled emails of how Republicans gerrymandered Florida. A snippet:
The consultants established a database of lawmakers’ home addresses and overlayed them on some maps. In another case, they considered ways to pack black voters in a Miami-Dade district by creating a district with “some long tentacles to reach out and grab enough black population.”
. . . even though you don’t own it. My local rag describes the scam; here’s a snippet:
Michael Russo, an attorney who handles title insurance cases in Annapolis, Md., calls them “orphaned properties.” In one case, he said, the family of a woman who died discovered she had purportedly sold her property to someone three weeks earlier. By the time they found out, that person had flipped the property to a legitimate buyer. The family had to prove, without her there, that she never made the sale.
Pam Day, owner of Day Title Services in Richmond, said technology is making such crimes even easier. Land records are now on the Internet, enabling thieves to electronically lift and replicate signatures. It could get worse if the industry starts using one electronic signature for closing, which she said some people advocate because buyers and sellers wouldn’t need to sign huge stacks of paper.
“That’s where we are going in the future,” she said, “but unfortunately, you’ve got the World Wide Web of crooks out there.”
According to the Middeltown Press, the three-year-old was taken to the Providence Medical Center where it was determined that his mouth injury was not just a result of force exhibited by a swinging door but was actually a gunshot wound. Following this discovery, the three-year-old was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
The other child involved in the accident is just four years old. It is not yet clear how or why the three-year-old was shot, or even how the four-year-old child may have gotten a hold of the gun.
Jim Wright sums in up (follow the link for the full post–you’ll be glad you did):
And as expected, this morning Republicans are going apeshit.
Because going apeshit is the only thing Republicans can agree on.
Graphic via TPM.