Sunday, July 29, 2012

Quote for the Week

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.

-Plato

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Quote for the Week

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.


-Albert Einstein

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Meet the Stars

Duwayne Henderson (gunboy)
Davis Dawkins (batboy)


Well, here they are.  We talked about what they did in yesterday's post.  Now, we see who they are.

The misunderstood, underprivileged, street thugs who will hopefully have decades to reflect on the proper purpose of internet cafes and their dumb luck in not getting killed the other night.

More information here, along with the obligatory whining from one of the idiots.









Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Robbery Done Right

Two thugs are no match for a "seasoned" bystander/potential victim.  Just ask Davis Dawkins and Duwayne Henderson, both age 19.  Dawkins and Henderson decided it would be a bright idea to rob an internet cafe in Ocala, Florida.

Thankfully, one of the cafe patrons, Samuel Williams, age 71, was armed with a pistol and decided he didn't want to get robbed or killed that night.  He stood up and fired at Dawkins and Henderson, who tucked their tails between their legs, remembered they had somewhere else to be, and tripped over each other on the way to the hospital.  One is currently at guest of the state at the local GrayBar Inn, and the other will head there once the doctors are done plugging up the extra holes he picked up during his adventure.



That, my friends, is how it's supposed to work.

Monday, July 16, 2012

I Owe My Success to the Government


I’d like the President of the United States to name ONE business he has started.


Well, Mr. President, I am a small business owner, something you know absolutely nothing about.  And in this economy, I feel every penny, review every expense.  I sit down with my business partner and create business strategies and marketing plans.  We review the mundane, such as employee schedules, as well as the more theoretical, such as whether a new marketing campaign will pay for itself.  We do research to set pricing, and continually review our internal processes to ensure that we remain competitive.  We constantly (and constantly) have to keep city, state, and federal rules and regulations in mind as we tread the regulatory minefield that is today’s business landscape.

For you to suggest that I should pay more in taxes (or, “do more”) because somehow I owe the government for creating the internet and paving the roads is absolutely nonsensical.  Moreover, I find it interesting that the examples you cite are examples of government involvement.   It’s like you truly believe I owe my success to the efforts of the government, and not due to what I have done (or even the efforts of those in the private sector that have assisted me).

Look, the government is so incredibly inefficient that most people get stuff done IN SPITE of the government.  Think about it.  When was the last time you were excited about the help you were going to get at city hall?  When was the last time you were looking forward to speaking with the IRS?

No, Mr. President, I do not owe my success to the government.  Although I appreciate the infrastructure, I cannot believe you think my business is thriving mostly because of something the government did.

You're completely wrong.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Quote for the Week

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.

-Napoleon Bonaparte

Monday, July 9, 2012

No, You Sure Can't

Overheard on the Scanner:

This event took place over several minutes, with several officers chiming in. They were being dispatched to a stolen vehicle.

Dispatcher:  Hold the air for a stolen vehicle.  [Broadcasts make/model of vehicle and tag, as well as last location/direction of travel]. Also be advised, the vehicle is blue in color and there is a bumper sticker in the cab window that reads "You Can't Fix Stupid."

After several minutes of officers broadcasting locations, the chase turns into a foot pursuit, with the driver giving them the slip.

Dispatcher:  Radio to any K-9 that can switch to channel B and assist in a stolen vehicle recovery.

Shortly after the dog arrives on scene...

Officer:  Radio, be advised suspect is in custody, you can release the air.

-o-o-o-o-o-

Well, whaddya know! It's true!  You can't fix stupid.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Quote for the Week

Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.



-Russel Baker

Monday, July 2, 2012

Irony, Sweet Irony

Gun group takes 'junk' guns to Chicago for trade-in

They used the money "to purchase ammunition and firearms for a youth program that teaches gun safety and marksmanship."

Awesome!

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/07/01/4604242/gun-group-takes-junk-guns-to-chicago.html#storylink=cpy"

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/07/01/4604242/gun-group-takes-junk-guns-to-chicago.html#storylink=cpy

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Quote for the Week

My grandfather once told me that there are two kinds of people:  those who work and those who take the credit.  He told me to try to be in the first group; there was less competition there.

-Indira Ghandi