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.

United States Supreme Court to hear Chicago handgun ban case

Posted on October 1st, 2009 by bile
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The National Rifle Association applauds the Supreme Court’s decision, announced today, to hear the landmark Second Amendment case of McDonald v. Chicago. The case will address the application of the Second Amendment to the states through either the Due Process clause or the Privileges or Immunities clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The case has major implications for the legality of restrictive gun laws not only in Chicago, but also in other cities across the United States. The decision to hear the case, which will be argued later this year or early next year, gives Second Amendment advocates across America hope that this fundamental freedom will not be infringed by unreasonable state and local laws.

“The Second Amendment applies to every citizen, not just to those living in federal enclaves like Washington D.C. In the historic Heller decision, the Supreme Court reaffirmed what most Americans have known all along — that the Second Amendment protects an individual right and that it applies to all Americans. The government should respect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens throughout our country, regardless of where they live, and NRA is determined to make sure that happens,” said Wayne LaPierre, NRA executive vice president.

In the June ruling that the Supreme Court will now review, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that the Second Amendment does not apply to state and local governments. That opinion left in place the current ban on the possession of handguns in Chicago.

This is rather big and could have huge impacts on gun owners and supporters of self defense throughout the United States.

Just like the health insurance “fine” proposed in the current mandatory health insurance bill in Congress is particularly unfortunate due to the difficulty in refusing to obey (it seems to me that ‘tax dodgers’ have little sympathy with the public) so too will laws prohibiting guns be difficult to combat through civil disobedience should the SCOTUS rule with the Seventh Circuit.

The Anthony Gregory Song

Posted on March 12th, 2009 by bosco
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Inspired by Liberty Forum and Dave Ridley saying that people should create their own media, I decided to write a song about Anthony Gregory.  You can learn more about Anthony Gregory at his website.  Here you go, lyrics follow after the break:

Anthony Gregory (mp3|ogg)

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Paul Krugman on the role of government

Posted on February 27th, 2009 by bile
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I missed this on Wednesday but it’s worth sharing.


What is the appropriate role of government?

Traditionally, the division between conservatives and liberals has been over the role and size of the welfare state: liberals think that the government should play a large role in sanding off the market economy’s rough edges, conservatives believe that time and chance happen to us all, and that’s that.

But both sides, I thought, agreed that the government should provide public goods — goods that are nonrival (they benefit everyone) and nonexcludable (there’s no way to restrict the benefits to people who pay.) The classic examples are things like lighthouses and national defense, but there are many others. For example, knowing when a volcano is likely to erupt can save many lives; but there’s no private incentive to spend money on monitoring, since even people who didn’t contribute to maintaining the monitoring system can still benefit from the warning. So that’s the sort of activity that should be undertaken by government.

So what did Bobby Jindal choose to ridicule in this response to Obama last night? Volcano monitoring, of course.

And leaving aside the chutzpah of casting the failure of his own party’s governance as proof that government can’t work, does he really think that the response to natural disasters like Katrina is best undertaken by uncoordinated private action? Hey, why bother having an army? Let’s just rely on self-defense by armed citizens.

The intellectual incoherence is stunning. Basically, the political philosophy of the GOP right now seems to consist of snickering at stuff that they think sounds funny. The party of ideas has become the party of Beavis and Butthead.

The intellectual incoherence is stunning. Especially that coming from Krugman. There is no incentive to monitor a volcano because there are free riders? That argument applies infinitely. There is no way to have an interaction with others without effecting them in some way. The free rider problem is the way of the world. There is nothing one can do about it. If you can’t peacefully convince people to pony up a few dollars to monitor the local natural disaster in waiting… it’s obviously not that bad a problem. If the residents learn otherwise… they won’t be living there very much longer. Knowing when a hurricane is coming is great for the Gulf coast settlements… too bad since it’s done at the threat of violence and then combined with other risk reductions not directly felt by the inhabitants you have for generations people living in locations they wouldn’t have otherwise.

Did Krugman ever bother to investigate Katrina? How many private firms went to help and were turned away by the government bureaucrats? How they arrived faster than FEMA? Uncoordinated private action is exactly what was needed. Those closest involved know better than some DC bigwig as to what is necessary. The arrogance of Krugman’s statements would be stunning if it wasn’t for the volumes of statist, know it all opinions on how helpless their fellow man is I’ve read. Why not rely on armed citizens? Does this man forget US history? Has this man ever read a history book? The things he advocate have been shown to be self destructive. Whether it be his Keynesian economic beliefs or his etatist beliefs in the power and role of government.

He makes no argument. No logically consistent statement. No means to prove his examples. What is says is mearly assumed true. Rather obvious to the average sophisticated NYT reader. Order comes from above. Man is helpless without the god State’s protection and guidance.  Spontaneous order is a novel but false idea. Or at least inefficient. Man couldn’t possibly know what is best for him. I am the only one with the knowledge to show them the way. For the betterment of himself and everyone else.

bile talks with Gardner Goldsmith about mortgage defaults and LibertyActivism.info

Posted on December 10th, 2008 by bile
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Gardner Goldsmith covers not only the latest in the news on the auto bailout from the feds, he explains why it’s a bad idea, and wonders why the feds keep using the term Czar for bureaucrats with massive power.

Then, Gard ties the story to the newest wrinkle in the home mortgage bailouts. It turns out that over a third of Americans who got their mortgages re-worked by federal coercion of the mortgage companies, well, they’ve DEFAULTED again! The number of mortgage recipients who are six months late is over fifty percent!

Then, check out the coverage of Bush’s claim to a “safety” legacy thanks to his foreign adventures in two undeclared military conflicts they call “War”. Jeesh!

Want some fun? Listen to the pinheads in Georgetown Mass, as they propose training kids trapped in gubment schools to fight armed intruders, but to fight them not with firearms, or even have parents volunteer to carry the arms, or, God forbid, to ELIMINATE government schools. Nope. The bureaucrats want kids to fight the gunmen with… Books and trash cans. Nice.

Then, take a listen to one of the best, Gard’s guest, BILE, of www.blogofbile.com and www.libertyactivism.info

He is hard at work bringing pro-liberty people together. Check it OUT!

All from Gard and www.libertyconspiracy.com Get Gardner Goldsmith’s controversial book, “Live Free or Die” at amazon and borders.com!

I’ve not yet had the chance to listen to the podcast. Let me know how bad I sound.

Guy who killed a man breaking into his home charged with capital murder, trial to stay put

Posted on November 13th, 2008 by bile
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The trial of Ryan Frederick, the Chesapeake man who shot and killed a police officer during a narcotics raid on his home, will remain in local courts, a judge ruled on Wednesday.

Special prosecutor Paul Ebert had requested that the trial be moved to a different location because of the publicity the case has generated and the passion it has evoked in Frederick’s home town. But Chesapeake Circuit Court Judge Marjorie A.T. Arrington preferred to keep the trial in Chesapeake, though she said if lawyers could not satisfactorily seat a local jury she would consider moving the trial.

Frederick, 29, is charged with capital murder in the shooting death of Detective Jarrod Shivers last January. Shivers, 34, was one of several officers attempting to forcibly enter Frederick’s home on Jan. 17 after an informant told police that Frederick was growing marijuana plants. Frederick has maintained that he thought intruders were breaking into his home and fired two shots through the door in self-defense.

His trial is scheduled to begin on Jan. 20.

Has maintained that he thought intruders were breaking into his home? That’s because intruders broke into his home.

Whatever happened to a warrant and the 4th Amendment?