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October 21, 2005

Common Sense Prevails

It's about time that this is addressed:

Congress OKs Gun Industry Lawsuit Shield

WASHINGTON - Congress gave the gun lobby its top legislative priority Thursday, passing a bill protecting the firearms industry from massive crime-victim lawsuits. President Bush said he will sign it.

"Our laws should punish criminals who use guns to commit crimes, not law-abiding manufacturers of lawful products," Bush said in a statement.

The House voted 283-144 to send the bill to the president after supporters, led by the National Rifle Association, proclaimed it vital to protect the industry from being bankrupted by huge jury awards. Opponents, waging a tough battle against growing public support for the legislation, called it proof of the gun lobby's power over the Republican-controlled Congress.

I have always thought that this was one of the more insane ideas to come to light when the notion of 'gun control' was talked about.

This was something that needed to be dealt with because it's just plain ludicris to go after the manufacturers for what results in the use of their product. Instead of simply draining the makers of money, the people using those weapons should be dealt with instead.

Seriously - would you go after the maker of a blender that was used to mix a margarita that was consumed by someone who subsequently decided to cave in someone's skull with a hammer? No, you'd go after the numbskull directly - there's no difference here. You wouldn't go after the maker of the hammer either.

And the House passed a bill that would also stop insane lawsuits agaisnt fastfood resturants because people get fat from eating that crap. As my kid would say: Doi!!

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October 20, 2005

Air Show Photos II

C-2A Greyhound

F-15 Eagle

AH-1 Cobra Gunship

F-5N Adversary

AV-8B Harrier VSTOL aircraft

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October 19, 2005

Meme Tag

I got 'tagged' by Miller's Time for a meme (sounds like 'dream'....still don't like that phrase) on the top seven people who shouldn't publish or speak publicly.

Here's my list (in no particular order):

  1. Howard Dean
  2. SWWNBN (aka Cindy Sheehan)
  3. Michael Moore
  4. Arianna Huffington
  5. Any or all of the retards from Air America
  6. Any Hollywood star that doesn't have a Master's or a Ph.D in Foreign Relations
  7. Any musicians that also don't have a Master's or a Ph.D in Foreign Relations
And to be a good sport, I'll be tagging the following blogs:

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October 17, 2005

Charles 'F-Bomb' Rocket Suicide

I missed this one:

Ex-'SNL' Comedian's Death Ruled a Suicide

Actor and comedian Charles Rocket, who had roles in a variety of movies and TV series and briefly gained notoriety for uttering an obscenity on "Saturday Night Live," committed suicide, the state medical examiner ruled.

Rocket, 56, whose real name was Charles Claverie, was found dead in a field near his home in Canterbury on Oct 7. His throat had been cut, the medical examiner said.

"An investigation determined there was no criminal aspect to this case," State Police Sgt. J. Paul Vance said Monday.

Rocket was a cast member on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" during the season. The profanity incident happened during a spoof of the "Who Shot J.R.?" plot line on "Dallas," which created a nationwide sensation at the time.

"Dallas" star Charlene Tilton was the "SNL" guest host that week. Rocket, who came on stage in a wheelchair, uttered the profanity after he was asked what it was like to have been shot.

The incident sparked complaints from viewers and prompted NBC to issue an apology. Rocket was later dismissed along with other cast members and writers on the show amid weak ratings at the time.

He went on to appear in numerous TV shows, including "Moonlighting" and "Max Headroom," and provided voices for cartoon series. His movie credits included "Earth Girls are Easy," "Dumb and Dumber" and "Dances With Wolves," according to the Internet Movie Database.

I remember watching that episode of 'Saturday Night Live' when he dropped the f-bomb - I figured it was so late at night that no one (besides me) would have noticed. Of course, they canned him.

The one thing that kind of boggles me is that if the police ruled his death a 'suicide', is it really possible for someone to cut their own throat?

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Air Show Photos I

B-52 Stratofortress

B-1 Lancer

Business end of A-10 Thunderbolt II

C-5A Galaxy Transport

F/A-18C Hornet
(w/ 'digital' camoflage paint scheme)

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October 16, 2005

Miramar Air Show Photos

Just returned from the 2005 Miramar Air Show and downloaded the photos I took onto my computer.

I'll have to geek around with some of them cause I was shooting with a 2.0 megapixel camera and some of the shots leave a little to be desired.

More later...

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