Louisiana Governor Advises Women Scared of Serial Killer to Get a Gun

Posted on October 3rd, 2009 by bile
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BATON ROUGE, La.  —  Louisiana Gov. Mike Foster reminded women Thursday that they can pack a gun to protect themselves from a serial killer who has slain three women in the capital in the past 10 months.

“You have the right to get a gun permit,” Foster said. “Learn to use it.”

Foster said during his weekly radio show that he has asked state police to ensure they are helping with the investigation to find the man who slashed Pam Kinamore’s throat, strangled Gina Green and stabbed Charlotte Pace.

Kinamore’s mother, Lynne Marino, called the “Live Mike” radio show to ask the governor to intervene.

“I’m asking you to call in all the agencies throughout the state to assist us in this search for evidence and for the serial killer,” she said. “Not many towns know how to deal with a serial killer.”

The families of the victims have refused to rely solely on the police, sharing information among themselves to see if there’s some small connection between the victims.

Foster touted self-protection until the killer was found.

“Most people don’t ever want to use a gun to protect themselves — that’s the last thing they want to do — but if you know how and you have a situation with some fruitcake running around, like they’ve got right now, it sure can save you a lot of grief,” he said.

Pace, 22, lived three doors down from Green when the 41-year-old nurse was found strangled in her home on Sept. 24. Pace was stabbed to death on May 31, two days after she moved to a townhouse in another neighborhood. It doesn’t appear that the two women knew each other.

Kinamore, 44, was abducted from her home on July 12. The killer slit her throat and dumped her body along a highway 30 miles outside Baton Rouge.

Louisiana police choke man to death for drugs in his mouth

Posted on July 13th, 2009 by beetlbumjl
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Authorities in Livingston Parish, Louisiana say a deputy acted appropriately in trying to arrest a man at a traffic stop who died while in custody.

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MSNBC… you could at least try to hide the bias a bit

Posted on February 25th, 2009 by bile
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Listen closely to Chris Matthews

You’ve got three known statist leftists there blathering on ignorantly. Keith… Katrina was used to show that government isn’t the answer. He said that clearly in the speech. Chris… the Republicans shouldn’t have a healthcare plan. If we make the false assumption the party members are generally for the free market no plan is possible unless you call doing nothing and letting the free market work a plan. Why should I expect anything less than this from the guy who said after Obama won the presidency: I’m going to do everything I can to make this thing work – this new presidency.

As for accepting funds. Louisiana is most definitely a taker state. While I don’t like that I understand it. In some cases people are incentivized to continue their life in dangerous locations because the federal government in particular is willing to give them handouts. Few are ever going to decline “free” money. If they think that very explicitly some of the stimulus money will cause problems more power too them for refusing it. It’s surely better than accepting it all. What I’d love to see is a state ask for all the amount of money which its residents sent in federal taxes and distribute it back to the original owners.

I’d like to also bitch about CNN. This morning some Obama worshiping commentator said something to the effect: “People have seen their ability to get healthcare disappear as the lose jobs or tough times makes it too expensive to keep coverage. Hopefully this will be an in for Obama’s healthcare plan.” 1) They haven’t lost healthcare, they lost health insurance. In no way the same. An it’s not technically insurance either but that’s another discussion. 2) People have the just about the most abundant healthcare system in the world available to them. The high prices are artificial but anyone is able to get healthcare. Whether you can afford it, need to mortgage the house, or ask for charity are another issue. But the access is there.

I originally intended this post to be about this but when search (unsuccessfully) for a clip of it on YouTube I ran across the footage above.

New Hampshire U.S. Senate poll has Libertarian at 7%

Posted on October 7th, 2008 by bile
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On October 6, Survey USA released a poll for the New Hampshire U.S. Senate race. It shows: Shaheen (Dem.) 48%, Sununu (Rep.) 40%, Blevens (Libt.) 7%, undecided 5%.

If Ken Blevens polls as much as 4%, the New Hampshire Libertarian Party will once again be ballot-qualified. It was ballot qualified between November 1990 and November 1996, back when the vote test was 3%. In 1997 the New Hampshire legislature raised the vote test to 4%, but expanded the vote test so that U.S. Senate would count, instead of just Governor. In the entire history of popular elections for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, no independent or minor party candidate for U.S. Senate ever polled as much as 4%, except that Blevens himself polled 4.53% for U.S. Senate in 1996. However, the 1997 law change was written so that Blevens’ polling over 4% in 1996 did not count toward making the party ballot-qualified.

In the entire nation, the best Libertarian showing in a U.S. Senate race with both a Democrat and a Republican in the race was in 2000 in Massachusetts, when Carla Howell polled 11.9%.

The reason I post this story at all is due to what I emphasized above. Many many people think that political rules are uniform and that the reason third parties don’t do better is purely due to lack of interest by the public.

As one can see here, likely as a result of Blevens doing well enough to make a significant impact on an election, the rules were made more strict. The Ds and Rs do their best to keep third parties as insignificant as possible by making asymmetrical laws which are completely biased in favor of those already in the majority. Worse still is the biased enforcement of those laws. Should the Ds and Rs break them the courts rule in favor of them. Should a third party, more often than not, they are ruled against. Take for instance the issues in Texas where the Ds and Rs submitted candidates after the deadline. The Barr campaign took it to court and lost. In West Virgina where the LP was unable to get enough signatures in time for the deadline but did within a few days was disallowed from the ballot. Then you have places like Pennsylvania where the Rs are suing to keep Barr off the ballot and Louisiana were the Socialist party and Libertarian Party were just bumped off. The former not being able to get back on.

Army to be active within the US borders

Posted on September 21st, 2008 by bile
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The 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team has spent 35 of the last 60 months in Iraq patrolling in full battle rattle, helping restore essential services and escorting supply convoys.

Now they’re training for the same mission — with a twist — at home.

Beginning Oct. 1 for 12 months, the 1st BCT will be under the day-to-day control of U.S. Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command, as an on-call federal response force for natural or manmade emergencies and disasters, including terrorist attacks.

It is not the first time an active-duty unit has been tapped to help at home. In August 2005, for example, when Hurricane Katrina unleashed hell in Mississippi and Louisiana, several active-duty units were pulled from various posts and mobilized to those areas.

Ah yes. After Hurricane Katrina. When they went around unconstitutionally taking people’s firearms and checking old women into walls.

As far as I understand using the military for policing was not legal. It had been made legal between 2006 and 2008 but due to the controversy it was repealed. Perhaps the Bush administration missed that.

She fell

Posted on February 27th, 2008 by bile
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