A restaurant in Durham was hit by armed robbers this weekend. I know. Put away your shocked face. After all, it’s (a) in Durham, and (b) in Durham.
So why is this news? It’s not except for one little bit of delicious irony. You see, the restaurant’s owner has posted a conspicuous “No weapons” sign on the front entrance.
Then how, you ask, could this crime possibly have been committed? It was not only illegal, but doubly illegal because the sign was right there for all to see.
Or was it? I think this was entirely the owner’s fault.
First, he posted the sign with written words in English. Given the state of education in NC, it really is discriminatory against the hardworking criminal class to expect them to be able to read a sign with words longer than three letters. And in English? The owner must be the vilest of racists. What if your prospective thief were, say, Hispanic or Asian? Picture signs only, please.
Second, the sign should have been posted at the back entrance (where the perps entered) as well. Because everyone knows that criminals who are willing to break multiple laws in order to rob a business at gunpoint will definitely think twice when they see a “No weapons” sign and discover they would compound a felony with a misdemeanor trespass. Right?
I’ll never understand the “logic” of advertising your premises as a “gun-free zone,” aka, target-rich environment.
Living in the past while you’re alive in the present is knowingly sacrificing time from your life.
—Greg Gutfeld (The Bible of Unspeakable Truths)
The citizens of NYC have been rocked by a recent wave of vicious attacks by young thugs with hammers. One victim was partially blinded; another lost an ear; yet another will require reconstructive surgery. They’re fortunate to be alive.
But wait, you ask, isn’t that illegal?
Why, yes, as a matter of fact it is. But laws only constrain the law-abiding. In this case, it also turns them into victims. New York’s peaceful citizens have been disarmed by the very government which has proven yet again that it can’t protect them. They are easy prey for a young, strong assailant wielding a deadly weapon.
You can be the one to look the young pregnant victim in the eye and tell her she shouldn’t be allowed to protect herself. That her life and safety just aren’t that valuable.
Me? I want her armed and trained. As my daughter will be. As every citizen of NYC should be allowed the choice to be.
The old generation of bigots that once burned crosses has been replaced by a new generation of bigots that bans them.
It should be further noted that both groups are…Democrats.
Watching Putin play Obama for the amateur he is brings to mind the snarky, dismissive remark our current Bumbler-in-Chief made during the last presidential campaign:
The 80′s called. They want their foreign policy back.
So, Mr. President, have you tried copping that attitude with Vlad? How’s that working for ya’?
I can’t be the only American who wishes for a return to the policies of the 1980s. Or even, say, the 2000s. When America’s allies knew we could be trusted, and our enemies knew we should be feared. Now both alike do nothing but laugh.
Brutality on a monstrous scale. Brought to you by the Religion of Peace™.
If you’re in need of a good laugh, head over to Politico for some prime Pelosi patter.
It’s chock full of great nuggets. I snickered at this:
Pelosi was sharply derisive about the scorn Republicans have for this president.
“You know why it is,” she said. “You know why it is. He’s brilliant, … he thinks in a strategic way in how to get something done … and he’s completely eloquent. That’s a package that they don’t like.”
But this brought on a full guffaw:
“He has been … open, practically apolitical, certainly nonpartisan, in terms of welcoming every idea and solution. I think that’s one of the reasons the Republicans want to take him down politically, because they know he is a nonpartisan president, and that’s something very hard for them to cope with.”
Thanks, Nancy. I needed that.
[Note: ellipses in the original.]
Dennis Prager makes a strong moral argument for America maintaining an active and vigilant military role on the international stage.