I guess I ate too much too soon yesterday, because by noon, I was urping again. I’m current with replies and am shooting for tomorrow.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 2:47 (average 4:28). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From NY Times: A growing number of shooting enthusiasts are creating legal trusts to acquire machine guns, silencers or other items whose sale is restricted by federal law — a mechanism that bypasses the need to obtain law enforcement approval or even undergo criminal background checks.
The trusts, called gun trusts, are intended to allow the owners of the firearms to share them legally with family members and to pass them down responsibly. They have gained in popularity, gun owners say, in part because they may offer protection from future legislation intended to prohibit the possession or sale of the firearms.
But because of a loophole in federal regulations, buying restricted firearms through a trust also exempts the trust’s members from requirements that apply to individual buyers, including being fingerprinted, obtaining the approval of a chief local law enforcement officer and undergoing a background check.
Unless you realize that a number of these so-called "shooting enthusiasts" are NRA Republicans bent on committing TEAbuggery, see me about the ski resort I have for sale in the Central Kansas Alps.
From Houston Chronicle: Two U.S. Supreme Court justices – Sonia Sotomayor and Stephen Breyer – took the rare step of admonishing a federal prosecutor from Texas on Monday after reading a racially inflammatory statement he made while questioning a defendant in a drug case.
Sam Ponder, an assistant U.S. attorney working in San Antonio office of the Western Texas district court, invoked race and ethnicity at a 2011 trial.
"You’ve got African-Americans, you’ve got Hispanics, you’ve got a bag full of money. Does that tell you – a light bulb doesn’t go off in your head and say, ‘This is a drug deal?’ " Ponder asked during cross-examination.
I’m assuming that the Fascist Five had no problem with this, because only these two signed onto the separate concurring opinion.
From AOL: In theory it should be possible to be both a loyal employee and a responsible person at the same time. So when bartender Twyla DeVito last week noticed one of the regular customers at the American Legion Post in Shelby, Ohio, enter the bar in a heavily intoxicated state, she felt that it was her duty to alert local police when the patron hit the road. Her reward? She got fired, she says.
Is it any surprise that the Legion gives 86% of their political donations to Republicans?
Even misogyny is bigger in Texas! 😉