Guns on college campuses was a hot topic this week after Kansas state Rep. Forrest Knox said he'd fight to get a concealed-carry law for college campuses in the Sunflower State. This brought out a chorus of commenters with fantasies about taking down a school shooter.
For one commenter, a Biff Malibu, government-controlled concealed-carry laws are a bad idea because Biff argues that anyone who wants to pack heat should be able to do so. Here are Biff's full, unedited thoughts:
Can't wait to see which legislator takes up this cause.
We all know that the Pitch is an entertainment rag, not a journalistic
publication in anyway. Given that, it is surprising that they would
broach such a subject, but then again, after reading the article it's
obvious this slanted, biased piece is little more than gastric release
by your typical bloated lefty, elitist, authoritarian.
citizen is a deterrent to crime and an asset to law enforcement. That
is easily demonstrated. What we need to do is to move beyond
regulation; licensing, restrictions and taxation on those who wish to
carry firearms for the defense of self and others. Kansas needs real
Constitutional Carry, as do all fifty states. There should be no
licensing, no fees, no registration, no inference from the government
in any way. If you choose to carry openly or concealed, so be it. It
is your inalienable right as a human being to possess and to carry the
tools of personal protection where ever you go.
Should the state of Missouri require prescriptions for allergy and cold medicines containing pseudophedrine? One anonymous commenter emphatically answered no.
Keep the knives away from Anonymous.
Hell no. since i don't have insurance i have to rely on allergy meds with this substance in them. i understand limiting my purchases by keeping track, but it would only make my life more difficult. if i had to settle for claritin without the pseudo stuff in it that doesn't actually do anything i'm positive i would cut off my nose to expose my sinus, thus making me the poster child for some decent fucking health care for people down on their luck at the moment. fuck this, fuck them, and fuck allergies.
Kansas City Star columnist C.W. Gusewelle's discovery of Google Maps column was another phoned piece, according to commenter FS Fitzgerald.
Fitzgerald summarizes Gusewelle's career in a strong critique in the comments section of "Star columnist C.W. Guswelle has mind blown by Google Maps, mails in another column":
C'mon, C-Dub. Embrace the controversy.
Gusewelle's problem is that although he often writes well, he almost never writes about anything substantive, so the reader ends up disappointed when the craftmanship is wasted on a inane topic. (Also for someone who allegedly loves Hemingway, he rarely uses simple and clear prose to state what his point is.)
The column he wrote after the election was an exception, and it attracted a lot of reaction, partly because it rattled the cage of tea party supporters, but also because it was so unexpected to have him weigh in on a significant current event. (Oh, look, he really does live in the real world!) This navel gazing and avoiding the controversies of the day have been his modus operandi for 25 years or more, and he has never fit his supposed role as a metro columnist.
Julian Assange needs to watch his back. The latest round of WikiLeaks has expanded the list of people who want him dead, including one Ron Newman:
julian assange is an enemy of all free nation'''''''''''s ,he need's to be stopped!for the good of all nation's!if i had the intel i would kill him myself!Heads of state and government officials, take note. If you want Assange dead, you have a volunteer assassin. Read more in this
week's edition of Rightbloggers.
Crap Archivist Alan Scherstuhl asked earlier today if 1983's Am I Normal? is crap. Scherstuhl was perplexed because Am I Normal? appears to be "well-intentioned" but often comes with bizarre explanations for puberty.
One of the city's best bloggers, JJS in KCK, came through with a concise answer.
"Not crap" for its reassuring tone and honest (if amateur) explanations. "Crap" for its insistence on talking to one's peers as if puberty were as casual a topic as the shop teacher's nose hair."As always, the truth is somewhere in the middle.
Another week, another comment under last week's recap of Kansas' move to outlaw text-messaging for drivers. The careful observer -- someone not texting while reading this blog -- will note that our previous Comment of the Week was under the same post. There's a good reason for this: Omnipotence.
As commenter "Lady in Tights" says:
More than 6,697,254,041 people exist on the earth, three quarters are aware of the bible. One human preaching in one single country, set up it, through word of mouth. Internet users have the internet with which to reach all of those people, all this at your fingertips, you can change anything, go for it bad boys!!!!!!Let's be straight with each other: Chatter on this topic -- anywhere -- has been pretty sleepy. Still, to the Ladies in Tights of the world, we're obliged to keep up that "bad boys" rep because, apparently, bloggers = Jesuses. So here we are going for it. Bless you, Lady.
on the wheel, please.
To recap the week in symbolic legislation: Kansas has officially outlawed text-messaging while driving. But don't pick up your rotary-dial phone and get on the party line to celebrate your newfound safety just yet. Think about what commenter "Brian Nuevo" writes:
on the wheel, please.
Hey at least it is still perfectly legal to play Tetris on my phone, take pictures with my phone, check my calendar on my phone, make and receive calls, use the calculator on my phone, watch YouTube videos on my phone, etc, etc, etc while driving. (all of which should affirmative defenses unless the state can prove you were texting.)
Your move, Kansas.
Doss locked 11-1, causing a mistrial in the 18-year-old's murder trial for the execution-style killings of Andrew Eli and Justin Budreau on
April 18, 2009.
In a videotaped interview with detective Robert Blehm, Doss
confessed that he
went to Eli's apartment with Larry Marshall and Michael
Gunn because Marshall said the "white boys" had good weed and
wouldn't be armed so they could easily rob them. But Doss claimed Eil and Budreau weren't supposed to die. He claimed Gunn shot the two while he searched a bedroom for weed.
How did the jury hang? An anonymous poster came through with the inside dirt.
It is VERY unbelievable! I was on the jury & 11 rational peopleDoss will be retried.
believed very strongly this was first degree murder but one person
choose to believe the criminal/murderer who said he only wanted to rob
the victims. My heart goes out to their family & friends who sat in
court showing dignity while being verbally attacked by the defendants
family. The defendants family is not at all sorry that he was involved
in such a brutal murder! Not hard to see why their family member grew up
to be a cold blooded murderer! I hope one day justice will be done!
Commenters working the Plog switchboard this week were crazy for three things: unintelligible cell-block vigilante Antonio Collins, the PETA stunt hottie pictured here, and this conjugal-stink-absorbing bedding. The three subjects excited people so much that it's been hard to tell their enthusiastic ejaculations apart. See if you can match the comments below with the correct story. Good luck!
(A) "They are so vile, they make your eye tear up and I swear could peel paint off the walls." (Married to Stinky)
(B) "Not all justice can be defined within the law." (Alex)
(C) "Bay Harbor Butcher strikes again." (Anonymous)
(ɹǝʇʇɐɯ ʇ,usǝop ʇı :ʎǝʞ ɹǝʍsuɐ)
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