Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Me: I think if you kill someone, you should be hauled in and charged. WTF is happening to this country?

Commenter #1: someone breaks in my house should expect a lead welcome

Me: And you should expect to answer to the law afterwards.

Commenter #2: answer to the law for protecting his home?????????

Me: Yes. There was a murder. I'd like for murders in my community to be investigated, please.

This is an exchange I actually had with a couple of commenters on Facebook.

We were talking about the case of Renisha McBride, a Detroit woman who was shot to death when she knocked on the wrong door trying to get help after a traffic accident. Authorities know who fired the shot that killed her, but no arrests have been made.

What the "stand your ground" statutes have accomplished is a retreat from the notion that if a person is a suspect in a murder, the person should actually have to be inconvenienced by, say, talking to a police officer.

This country is losing its gravity-bound mind.

Now, as promised:

By my count it's 20 days until Zappadan, and I'll tell you what, I have a few nice things planned for this year. But man, that War on Christmas starts earlier and earlier every year, doesn't it?

Sunday, November 10, 2013


"In gridiron football, encroachment refers to when before the snap, a defensive player illegally crosses the line of scrimmage and makes contact with an opponent or has a clear path to the quarterback."

It can at times offer a team's opponent a 14-point advantage at a crucial time in the football game. See Bills, Buffalo.

In Other News
Remember when Wolf Blitzer was talking to that tornado survivor and was inexplicably all like "you gotta thank the Lord, right," and she's like, "I'm actually an atheist?" Her whole story is actually pretty charming.

Includes kitteh goodness.