Shocking development at zoo

Idiot tries to pet lion, lion takes off her finger! Who could have possibly sen that coming?

In today’s “duh” story of the day, don’t put your hand in a lion cage. That’s what one Michigan woman found out the hard way, and now she’s suing the zoo.

WNEM reports Renae Ferguson was visiting the Sunrise Side Nature Trail and Exotic Park by East Tawas on Saturday when she decided to stick her finger in a lion cage.

“I put my hand down there to pet it and it ripped my finger,” Ferguson said.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/07/31/this-woman-was-warned-not-to-pet-a-lion-what-happens-next-is-not-surprising/#ixzz39CPOXeTb

Government hurts the truly needy, again

Ain’t regulations great?

A Methodist church in West Virginia was stymied in its efforts to help the needy last week when the county health department told them their plan violated state health codes.

The parishioners at First United Methodist Church had decided to install a large refrigerator outside their building that those in need could access at any time. Anticipating concerns about food safety, they planned to stock it with only prepackaged food, and built a cage around it to prevent small children from climbing inside.

“We just wanted a way for more people to have access to food, along with some privacy and a little dignity,” Rev. Shauna Hyde told the Charleston Gazette. “It was just a wild idea.”

Too wild for one bad samaritan, who filed an anonymous complaint with the Jackson County Health Department before the fridge had even been stocked. Two days after they set it up, the man came knocking on their door.

“Attorneys had assured me that on our own property we could have a fridge,” Hyde said. “[The health department] cited so many rules and regulations that it just blew my mind — it was everything from an unmanned refrigerator to different food codes, different FDA codes, and I was astounded.”

Sheila Jackson-Lee dumber than dirt

Good Freaking grief she is a moron

Courtesy of @KatherineMiller at BuzzFeed:

We Never Tried To Impeach Bush,
Says Democratic Lawmaker Who
Co-Sponsored Bush Impeachment Bill

Remember: It is Democrats who are currently raising millions of dollarsthrough fearmongering e-mail appeals that accuse Republicans ofplanning to impeach President Obama. And in June 2008, Dennis Kucinich introduced articles of impeachment against President Bush, a measure co-sponsored by Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), who seems to have forgotten all about that:

I ask my colleagues to oppose this resolution for it is in fact a veiled attempt at impeachment and it undermines the law that allows a president to do his job. A historical fact: President Bush pushed this nation into a war that had little to do with apprehending terrorists. We did not seek an impeachment of President Bush, because as an executive, he had his authority. President Obama has the authority.

Bringing a hammer to a gunfight?

BAD IDEA!

An Indiana burglar is lucky to have escaped with his life after attempting to break into a home in Leesburg.

Michael Samuel Stokes allegedly shattered a window in the home, alerting the homeowner, who walked into the room to encounter shattered glass. The homeowner alerted her son, who grabbed his .45 ACP pistol and went outside to confront an approaching Stokes, who had gone to his car to collect a hammer.

Stokes then ran back to the car he was driving, and attempted to run over the armed son in his escape, prompting the son to fire several times in self-defense.

Has Obama lost Ed Schultz too?

Obama’s immigration fiasco is causing the heart break of butt hurt for Ed!

Ed Schultz isn’t exactly known for being an independent thinker. But the MSNBC host bucked all other voices on his ultra-liberal cable network this week by opposing President Obama’s planned amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants, declaring on Tuesday that “I don’t think any country just hands out work permits to solve an immigration problem” and calling it “a real tough sell.”

The union-friendly cable host already declared his opposition to the impending move on Monday (RELATED: MSNBC Host: Obama’s Amnesty Could Doom Democrats). And during a debate with progressive radio host Mike Papantonio, Schultz doubled down.

“I get a little bit nervous when I even hear the thought, the possibility that undocumented workers — immigrants — would be granted work permits in the numbers of millions,” he said. “Wouldn’t this create more problems that it solves? And legally what does it mean for the president? Can we just pass out work permits to anybody who crosses our border?”

Well, I WAS going to have a salad tonight but………….

I had the salad mix, tomatoes, cucumbers. some really good Greek vinagrette, and some good turkey and ham from the deli. I was going to mic all of those in a big bowl and dig in…………..…………Then, I read this at The Other McCain

From Beca Grimm (@becagrimm):

I fertilized some lettuce I grew with my period blood for @VICE then made/ate a salad: http://www.vice.com/read/i-fertilized-my-salad-with-period-blood-0000400-v21n8 

Everytown makes anti-gun video, with hilarious results

Or, as Bob Owens notes. Bloomberg’s group has even lost The View!

You don’t typically find a more left-leaning group than the cast of The View, but even this group of ladies saw the most recent Everytown For Gun Safety ad spot as a strong argument for woman to be armed.

Geoffrey Dickens at Newbusters has the transcript of the segment, which shows three of the four ladies (Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy and guest-host Juliet Huddy) coming out strongly in favor of women learning how to use firearms, and having safely stored firearms in the home to defend their families.

Even more remarkably, Shepherd and McCarthy attempted to convert Good Morning America co-host Lara Spencer to the side of gun ownership, after she revealed herself as the one lady on the panel who was didn’t want to have a firearm in her home.

Everytown tried to ]make a video further demonizing guns and ended up making an incredibly powerful video that illustrates how a woman is far better to defend herself if she is armed and prepared

LARA SPENCER: I have two kids. I would never want a gun in the house.

[crosstalk]

JENNY MCCARTHY: I’ve been in circumstances like Sherri where, you know people tried to break in and I’m with my son going, “I wish I had something to protect myself with.”

SHERRI SHEPHERD: I think that’s the thing when you’re standing there and if you’ve ever been in that situation where you have children and you go what do I have?

MCCARTHY to SPENCER: I used to think like you.

SHEPHERD to SPENCER: I used to think like you too. When you’re sitting there going-

SPENCER to MCCARTHY: What changed you?

MCCARTHY: That happened to me. They were trying to get in and I felt out of control and I had a child, and I was thinking to myself I wish I had a gun and I wish, you know, I have it very well protected now. There’s no way. Locked up.

SHEPHERD: Locked up, go to the gun range, know how to use it. There was a man who broke into a woman’s house. She was up in the attic. She had her two twins. He, as soon as he put his face in the attic she shot him. I betcha he’ll never try to break into that woman’s house again.

Keep up the good work, there Everytown

What would Stonewall Jackson do?

General Thomas Johnathan “Stonewall” Jackson was a complex man. A doting, loving father, a devoted husband, a Christian, and a fierce warrior, and military genius. I thought of Jackson, and his last battle, Chancellorsville, in which Jackson’s commander, General Robert E. Lee, whose Army of Northern Virginia was outnumbered 134,000 to 57,000 delivered a severe bearing to Union General Joseph Hookers Army of the Potomac In that battle, Jackson performed a brilliant flank attack on Hookers army on May 2, 1863. During the attack, Jackson continually gave his usual admonition for his troops to “press on, press on, press them”. Jackson understood, as did his commander, General Lee that winning a war depended on achieving total military victory.

I thought of Jackson’s words as I read this, from Israeli leader Bejamin Netanyahu

No ceasefire:

Israel will press its air and ground offensive in the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday, preparing his country for a longer and bloodier campaign and dashing hopes that the three-week-old conflict would end soon.
Rebuffing appeals from President Obama, the United Nations and others for an immediate cease-fire, Netanyahu said in a televised address, “We will not finish the mission, we will not finish the operation, without neutralizing the tunnels” through which Hamas fighters have sought to infiltrate Israel. The tunnels, he said, “have the sole purpose of destroying our citizens, killing our children.”
Israel’s antagonist, the Islamist militant organization Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, continued to unleash deadly mortar and rocket fire, triggering air raid sirens across Israel.

Netanyahu, like Jackson, understands that the enemy must be DEFEATED! Obviously, in the case of Jackson, his army was not fighting barbarians stuck in the Seventh Century. He battled against many honorable men, and Jackson, like Lee wanted to achieve peace through military victories that would lead to peace with the North. Israel, on the other hand can have no peace if Hamas is left intact, Hamas, and other terror groups ARE Seventh Century barbarians. Netanyahu grasps that Israel faces life and death every day, a fact seemingly lost on the modern day Neville Chamberlains of the “International Community” and Team Obama. So, I hope, and pray that Israel, as a nation follows the advice of General Jackson, Press on! And, if men like Lee and Jackson, and the Union soldiers of the day  lived today, I am sure be very quick to proudly proclaim that they Stand With Israel. The several thousand Jews in Lee’s army would likely be itching to go to Israel to defend that wonderful, freedom loving nation. I bet the Rebel Yell would be much feared by Hamas

 

What the gun grabbers on the Left do not grasp about prevention

GREAT, GREAT piece at Bearing Arms by Tom McHale

Some gun control mantras make my head explode – and they don’t even use the phrase “for the children!” I’ll venture a guess they will cause you equal frustration. So go find a roll of duct tape. Then wrap your head with it. Done? Good. Now wrap an extra couple of layers, because I’m going to repeat the argument here loved by gun control groups like Moms Demand Alimony From Tyrannical Little Elitist Socialist Mayors with Napoleon Complexes (MDAFTLESMNC).

Concealed carry doesn’t stop mass shootings! There aren’t any examples of mass shootings where a concealed permit holder citizen stopped a mass shooting!

If you read this one slowly while moving your lips and concentrating really hard, you’ll detect some broken logic. The logic flaw boils down to this:

If someone is there to stop (or even disrupt) a mass shooting, the event never has a chance to become a mass shooting in the first place. The whole point is about the benefits of prevention, like blocking Anthony Weiner’s texting plan.

Buying into the exact same logic construct would mean that the Cold War failed. The whole point of the Cold War strategy of Mutually Assured Destruction is to prevent either side from throwing a pre-emptive nuclear missile haymaker. If you decided to evaluate the success of the mutually assured destruction strategy by counting the number of nuclear wars, then you would be well qualified to calculate unemployment numbers for the government.

“Hey! Our Cold War strategy sucked! You can’t name a single example of a nuclear war that was ended by the cold war strategy! Nyah, nyah, nyah! Now go get me a copy of the New York Times.”

Tom does a great job of laying bare the idiocies of the Bloomberg’s Blooming Idiots. Go read the rest

“I am glad you shot him”

Your quote of the day. It comes from the story the news media SHOULD BE covering

The ex-wife of the psychiatric patient who murdered a case worker before being shot three times by his psychiatrist has words of thanks for pistol-packing Dr. Lee Silverman:

‘I just want to meet the doctor and thank him,’ Kimberly said at her tidy red-brick house in a Philadelphia suburb.

‘I am not saying I wish he had killed him, I would never feel that way about anyone, but a world where my ex is not around will be a much safer world.

‘He has been in and out of trouble for 20 years and if he hasn’t been rehabbed by now he never will be. I hope he never gets out of prison — we will all be in trouble if he does.

‘He has never been stable. He is very unpredictable. He can be the nicest person in the world, talking with you and then suddenly he would get the look of evil in his eye and he would put a knife to your throat.’

Richard Plotts pulled a .32 revolver and executed case worker Theresa Hunt after arguing about the Mercy Healthcare System’s “no guns” policy, and then opened fire on his doctor, Lee Silverman. Dr. Silverman ducked for cover behind his own desk and pulled a .32 semi-automatic, firing it over the desk until it ran dry, hitting Plotts three times. Other hospital employees then tackled the wounded Plotts and disarmed him.

Police have credited Dr. Silverman with stopping a mass shooting. Plotts had 39 additional rounds of ammunition in his pockets, and authorities suspect that he intended to murder both Hunt and Silverman as part of a rampage through the hospital.

Imagine if the doctor had not acted, and the madman would have committed a mass shooting.You wanna bet the media would still be yapping about it, doing their usual “we need more gun laws” act? But, when a gun is used to STOP such an atrocity, well, the media is silent

IDF has video proof that Hamas launched rocket that struck hospital in Gaza

Video via The Right Scoop

How I unwittingly saved us all from certain doom Saturday!

So there I was, at Tom Thumb, doing my grocery shopping. A guy, just pushing my shopping cart, one with four GOOD wheels that rolled properly I might add, when I was called upon, possibly by a higher power to make a choice. A choice that, it turns out, saved all of our sorry souls. Who thought that one man, saying no to the evil that IS frozen pot stickers could be so awesome!

Cause “climate change”, y’all!

Frozen Pot Stickers Are Hastening The World’s Demise

Your favorite doughy midnight snack may be a contributing factor to world annihilation. A fascinating article in this week’s Times Magazine shows how China’s rapidly expanding network of freezers is having a huge impact on global warming.

The world’s number one carbon emitter (We’re Number Two!) is experiencing the boom in commercial and residential refrigeration the United States saw some decades ago, but on a much larger scale.

This [refrigeration] is not simply transforming how Chinese people grow, distribute and consume food. It also stands to become a formidable new factor in climate change; cooling is already responsible for 15 percent of all electricity consumption worldwide, and leaks of chemical refrigerants are a major source of greenhouse-gas pollution. Of all the shifts in lifestyle that threaten the planet right now, perhaps not one is as important as the changing way that Chinese people eat.

I would normally say no big deal, but, HEY, I just saved the world, so yes, I will gladly accept gifts and favors, favors, I might emphasize are befitting an environmental hero

And where is the Lefts outrage over these Palestinian children’s deaths?

As i have said before, the only thing consistent about the Left, is their inconsistency

Hamas killed hundreds of children in the construction of its extensive tunnel network, built partly to carry out attacks on children across the Gaza border in Israel. That report–confirmed by Hamas itself–emerged in 2012, not from the Israeli government, but the sympathetic Journal of Palestine Studies, in an article that otherwise celebrated the secret tunnel system as a symbol of Palestinian resistance to the Israeli “siege” of the Gaza Strip.

The article, “Gaza’s Tunnel Phenomenon: The Unintended Dynamics of Israel’s Siege,” was published in the Summer 2012 edition of the Journal by Nicholas Pelham, who writes for the Economist and the New York Review of Books, according to his bio. It is receiving new attention thanks to Myer Freimann of Tablet, an online journal of Jewish affairs, whose post about Hamas’s use of child labor has gone viral in social media.

Pelham wrote that despite the economic success of the tunnels underneath the Egyptian border, which enriched Hamas through a thriving black market as well as arming it with new weapons, there were a few drawbacks. One of these was a “cavalier approach to child labor and tunnel fatalities,” he noted. “During a police patrol that the author was permitted to accompany in December 2011, nothing was done to impede the use of children in the tunnels, where, much as in Victorian coal mines, they are prized for their nimble bodies. At least 160 children have been killed in the tunnels, according to Hamas officials” (emphasis added).

The Lefts war on hunting

Girls Just Wanna Have Guns has the story, and it will frighten anyone who hunts. And it should frighten anyone who, like me, does not really hunt, but cares about liberty, and about the very positive things outdoorsmen do for wildlife and the environment.

There is an organized jihad being waged by radical environmental and animal rights activists against hunting, fishing, and trapping.  Some of this push is overt, while other efforts are subtle yet equally sinister.

These radical groups hope to substitute natural resource harvesting activities (such as hunting) by humans as the long-standing preferred method of wildlife management, and to instead adopt a new approach incorporating a theoretical but unrealistic natural predator-prey environmental balance.

We all area ware of the “unintended consequences” of so many Liberal ideals. This will be no better I suspect, and the animals would suffer greatly, and if they would suffer so would the environment. Here is more

The details of this extravagant theory were first laid out by Earth First co-founder David Foreman. In his book, Rewilding North America ( http://tiny.cc/hkbkjx ) , he says:

“Specific actions that best meet my criteria for continental-scale conservation are the following:

  • Reintroduce carnivores wherever possible
  • Reintroduce beavers and other highly interactive species
  • Establish species recovery goals for ecologically effective populations
  • Generally halt all predator and “pest” control
  • Reform wildlife management to adopt a more ecological approach
  • Select and design new wilderness areas based on ecological principles
  • Protect all large roadless areas on public lands
  • Create larger roadless areas in the East
  • Remove livestock from much of the public lands
  • Reform livestock grazing where it continues
  • Prioritize simple soil and gully erosion control
  • Prohibit big tree logging
  • Develop standards for ecological restoration in wilderness areas
  • Remove abandoned and unnecessary livestock fencing
  • Restrict all motorized vehicles to designated routes
  • Reduce the miles of public lands roads
  • Stop bogus R.S. 2477 (highway right-of-way) claims
  • Establish landscape permeability as a public land management goal
  • Identify and remove or mitigate barriers to wildlife movement
    • Encourage ecological management of private, corporate, and tribal lands important for linkages
  • Identify private lands that should be acquired on a willing-seller basis
  • Restore a natural fire ecology
  • Remove destructive, unnecessary dams
  • Restore or mimic natural, over-the-bank flooding, where possible
  • Establish in-stream flow as a beneficial water use
  • Prioritize removal of exotic species that threaten native species and wildlands
  • Design networks for climate change . . . .”

For the record, I do not oppose the reintroduction of carnivores to areas where they once resided. I think that would be a good step. The rest of that list, however smacks of radicalism disguised as environmentalism.

Common Core-Neo-Marxism in action

Via It Ain’t Holy Water

A few days ago this writer went to his first Minnesotans Against Common Core meeting in Becker Minnesota. This writer was not surprised to hear various concerns the speakers mentioned during the course of this

meeting.
  • Establishing Child Career Pathways beginning in Second Grade;
  • Recording of “Biometrics” of Children in data bases for future Government use;
  • Dumbing Down of the masses;
  • Indoctrination children to make them more compliant to authority;
  • Conditioning Individuality out of Children;
  • Extending the Length of the School Year.

Twitter should tell Je$$e Jack$on to go F#%& himself

Mr. Shakedown is doing what he does best

Jesse Jackson Jr. called on Twitter to release its diversity data to his Rainbow Push Coalition.
PC World reported:

U.S. civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson has called on Twitter to release its employee diversity information, which its Silicon Valley peers such as Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn and Facebook have already done.

The Rainbow Push Coalition, founded by Jackson, has also asked Twitter to signal its commitment to inclusion by hosting a public community forum to address the company’s plan to recruit and retain more black talent.

The coalition and black empowerment group, ColorOfChange.org, plans to launch a Twitter-based campaign to challenge the company, the coalition said in a statement Thursday.

On Friday at the Netroots Nation conference in Detroit, ColorofChange will lead a “Black Twitter” plenary session where activists will push out the petition campaign over Twitter and other social media.

As I said, Jackson has enriched himself by using this tactic, and it is past time an intended target stood up to his bullying tactics. Of course, I would doubt Twitter will.

Man tries home invasion, his end results

He really should have stopped at getting his ass beat on his first try, but noooooo

Benjamin Beaudoin’s friends say that they are also puzzled by his actions Saturday morning, in which he was injured in one home invasion, and then killed in another:

Sheriff Brian Jespersen says 34-year-old Benjamin Beaudoin, of Mendota Heights, died from the injuries after committing two separate home invasions Saturday morning in Ray, Minnesota.

The sheriff says Beaudoin first broke into a home around 5 a.m. about 15 miles south of International Falls. The homeowner retrieved a shotgun and struck Beaudoin over the head several times, breaking the stock off the shotgun according to the sheriff.

The sheriff says Beaudoin then fled the scene to another home a few miles away where a 72-year-old woman let Beaudoin into her home. Jespersen says Beaudoin threw the woman to the ground and began beating and choking her.

Jespersen says the woman’s 48-year-old son went to get a gun from his bedroom where Beaudoin lunged at him and was shot.

It is a strange story, and not just for the obvious reasons. Read the rest at Bearing Arms where Bob Owens has an exit question that will make you think