Tuesday, October 31, 2006

We're the Only Ones Feeding You to the Lions Enough

Click the title of this post for a link to an article that is certain to turn your stomach and boil your blood.

To summarize:

1. Teen walks along sidewalk holding a Bible and a cordless phone shouting, "I want Jesus."
2. Officers approach him and he "becomes combative."
3. They Taze him for not being "compliant."
4. He dies.
5. No one is held accountable and the Only Ones refuse to "discuss the matter further."

So what if I'm walking down the street not shouting something? What if officers approach me and I ignore them and keep on walking? Am I just asking for a good tazing?

I guess I missed the part where we passed laws empowering the police to harrass you at will and force you to comply with their arbitrary orders.

Sometimes it's especially hard to be a Christian. If I was in that kid's dad's shoes, the fact that I am a Christian is the only thing that would stop me from doing a little urban feral pig hunting, if you catch my drift.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

We're the Only Ones Saddled Up Enough

It seems that the good citizens of Rock Island County have one of the Only Ones attempting to get himself elected as Sheriff.

Mike Huff, (Democrat...Union, as his campaign signs read) is squaring off against Republican Kraig Schwigen. The reason I'm posting about this race is twofold:

One: Huff's campaign put a sign in my front yard earlier this year during the primary. I'm not a registered Democrat, nor did I invite his unasked-for signage on my property. Typical Union (thug) tactics.

Two: I received an extremely interesting piece of mail the other day. It was from the Schwigen campaign and detailed the exploits of a younger and (hopefully) less discretionary Huff. You can read about it here.

Looks like our Union (thug) friend gets his kicks pulling his gun on his friends. I'd hate to be his enemy.

Anyone care to venture a guess what would happen to the first citizen/subject to jokingly pull a loaded gun on Huff? Do you think Huff would write it off as "common horseplay?"

When I read about Codrea's Only Ones Carnival over at the War on Guns, I knew had to post on this.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

How Time Flies...

Ok, so it's been nearly two months since I've posted anything at all.

If you still check this blog, I offer my sincerest apologies. It's not dead. In fact, I would expect a healthy amount of activity over the next few weeks.

Something of substance will be posted here before the weekend is over.