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A feel-good story from my old Pacific Northwest stomping grounds - Crowd packs heat; City Council backs down: http://mynorthwest.com/11/2195317/Crowd-packs-heat-Oak-Harbor-backs-down
70 year old girls basketball coach walking a couple of his players to their car is accosted by gun-wielding choirboys, one of whom puts a gun to coach's head. Coach pulls his own gun and opens fire. Both choirboys hit; one has assumed room temperature. Coach & his players unhurt. Nicely done, coach. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/02/02/armed-70-year-old-womens-basketball-coach-shoots-attackers-while-walking-two-players-to-their-cars/
More stalwart educators - excuse me, meant to say indoctrinators - on the case: http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/01/29/hyannis-5-year-old-threatened-with-suspension-for-making-gun-out-of-legos/
"HYANNIS (CBS) – A mother says her 5-year-old boy was threatened with suspension after he made a gun out of Legos during an after school program.
Sheila Cruz received a written warning recently about her son from the after school staff at the Hyannis West Elementary School because he had been using toys inappropriately..."
Can't be too vigilant with these rat-bastard kindergartners.
Newtown Votes To Request Armed Police Officers In Elementary Schools http://www.mediaite.com/online/newtown-votes-to-request-armed-police-officers-in-elementary-schools/
My great-uncle Satoru served in WW2, and never discussed his experiences there, even with an annoyingly curious nephew. Even my gregarious Aunty Shizu, willing to discuss anything with anyone, deferred to Uncle Sat's reticence. All she would say was that it was difficult for him, and left it at that. It wasn't until years after Uncle Sat died that I became aware (quite by accident) of the decorations he was awarded for his conduct there. Only then did Aunty Shizu become somewhat more forthcoming about Uncle Sat's service. Even then, she provided only the most bare-boned account out of respect for Uncle Sat's feelings about it. It was clearly something he struggled with until the day he died.
You & Mark are the ones leaping to Guler's defense; suggesting his meltdown was justified; that the "validity" of his actions be viewed sympathetically; that Guler was "avoid[ing] abuse" of his property via fraudulent manipulation or disregard of written law (sans evidence); that he and not Metzger is the aggrieved party (sans evidence); that Guler, not Metzger, has engaged in criminal conduct (sans evidence).
People cheat on their taxes, exceed the speed limit, rob liquor stores, pirate DVDs, steal candy bars, scam senior citizens and shoot up elementary schools. If the possibility of violators is the yardstick for measuring the utility of a given law, then we shouldn't bother legislating standards of conduct for any activity. In light of so many crimes routinely committed on a daily basis, it's interesting how your and Mark's outrageously outrageous outrage is so easily provoked by the off chance a Purple Heart recipient may have abused the ADA simply because the possibility exists. It's just as equitable to suggest that you and Mark are rapists because you're both equipped with the relevant tools and it is therefore possible for you to commit the crime. A ludicrous, egregious, and insulting suggestion. The mud you and Mark have slung in Mr. Metzger's direction is no less so.
And of course you guys have evidence of this abuse. Oh that's right - you don't need evidence, not when you can substitute antipathy for a piece of legislation you find objectionable. You don't like it; it is therefore a conduit for fraud. Which you can't document. And Mr. Metzger is a carpetbagger who came to town peddling a “sob story.” A liar, in other words. You could just as easily accuse him of rape, simply because he's equipped with the necessary genitalia. It's possible, so he's guilty until proven innocent. All of which makes Mr. Guler a libertarian hero (who voted for Ron Paul, no doubt). Clearly we need to replace the Carl Howelsen statue with one of Mr. Guler. The plaque could read “Behold Steamboat's Howard Roark.”
We're fortunate you gentlemen are here to set us straight.
No need to push him anywhere. He's doing a fine job of stepping on his own crank without assistance from anyone. For those of us repelled by his conduct, he's on our respective $&!+ lists. Visiting friends & associates will be warned away from patronizing his business.
John Fielding: if there was evidence of an epidemic of fraudulent pet-boarding in fleabag motels via rampant abuse of the ADA, your hand-wringing might be compelling. But there's not, so it isn't.
Congratulations, Mr. Guler. You've managed to paint yourself as a world class miscreant in the eyes of everyone from granola munching lefties like John St Pierre to knuckle dragging right wingers like me. A breathtaking achievement requiring real talent. It's a talent reserved for drooling halfwits, but talent nonetheless. Well played, sir.
I encourage you to pursue an association with the Westboro Baptist Church, assuming you're not already a proud member. You're sure to find oodles of like-minded reprobates within their congregation.
An 11-year old riding the bike he got for Christmas is rushed to the hospital for surgery after being taken down by a trio of pit bulls. A neighbor runs into his house, retrieves his handgun and opens up on the dogs. A police officer opens fire as well; all three dogs are killed. The District of Columbia is going to give the neighbor a medal - NOT.
"D.C. police said they are reviewing the incident and have left open the possibility that the neighbor could be charged with violating the District’s gun laws. "
Bad neighbor. Should've charged into the fray empty handed shouting "bad dogs!" and hoped for the best. As the kid was torn limb from limb & mauled to death, at least his last moments wouldn't have been upset by the sight & sounds of an evil handgun.
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