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by treadlightly
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: A little history lesson
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: A little history lesson

OlBill wrote:I should have said slavery was regional, not political.


I hit "submit" too quickly!
by treadlightly
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: A little history lesson
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: A little history lesson

OlBill wrote:I'm sorry, but the Democrat party of then is not the same as today. Same for the Republican party.

Racism is regional, not political.


Well, I can see the broad brush, but I think the real regions where racism sometimes take root are the heart and the mind.
by treadlightly
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: General Legislative Discussions
Topic: GOP lawmaker drafts bill requiring journalists to register with police
Replies: 15
Views: 283

Re: GOP lawmaker drafts bill requiring journalists to register with police

I hear what you’re saying, but you don’t need anyone’s permission to be a journalist.

If you want to be picky, the word journalism shouldn’t apply to a weekly or monthly publication. The ‘jour’ root of the word means some who reports daily, not monthly. :biggrinjester:
by treadlightly
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: General Legislative Discussions
Topic: GOP lawmaker drafts bill requiring journalists to register with police
Replies: 15
Views: 283

Re: GOP lawmaker drafts bill requiring journalists to register with police

I get his tactics, but I still hate to see this. As a once small-time penny-ante journalist myself, it bugs me how many people seem to think the press has some kind of special power. We are all free to observe, we are all free to report. Some people do it for a paycheck. There should never be a lega...
by treadlightly
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: Sometimes when seconds count, they really are only seconds away
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Sometimes when seconds count, they really are only seconds away

But that doesn't mean they can read minds, or have criminal intent radar. This evening I went to one of the local zoos - a Wal Mart, in this case - for some everyday low prices. There was a police car, all lights dark, sitting at the edge of the parking lot. Odd. As I crossed the parking lot I heard...
by treadlightly
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: The Left Wants It All
Replies: 15
Views: 882

Re: The Left Wants It All

He's almost got it here: It’s not safe to go to school, to go to a church, a mosque, a temple, a synagogue, to go to a movie, go to a dance. Maybe he meant there's no guarantee of safety. For that, take comfort in your rod, staff, and 2nd Amendment, and take your chances with a song in your heart. A...
by treadlightly
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Belton Gun & Knife Show - not posted 30.06/30.07
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Belton Gun & Knife Show - not posted 30.06/30.07

Country gun shows, although Belton isn't that "country," are nicer that way, I think. I've been to smaller gun shows and asked at the gate if concealed carry was prohibited. I got smiles and a nice welcome to the event. Of course, one does not play show and tell with a defense weapon. It s...
by treadlightly
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Active Shooter
Replies: 254
Views: 9880

Re: Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Active Shooter

Crud, this is going to put a ding in the stats - http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/09/us/las-ve ... index.html

In the deposition, Paddock said he had a concealed weapons license in Texas, but, other than that, there was no discussion of guns.
by treadlightly
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Traffic Violation
Replies: 31
Views: 994

Re: Traffic Violation

I get stopped about once every ten years. I’ll never remember a checklist of what to do. My plan is to hold up my end of the encounter like any polite conversation. Try to see what the other person sees and respect it. Most of all, I’m a good guy being reviewed by another good guy. That should be ea...
by treadlightly
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Active Shooter
Replies: 254
Views: 9880

Re: Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Active Shooter

I don't understand the ak 47. They generally are said to have an effective range of 300 yards well short of the ranges here. Maybe if he aimed it real high he could rainbow the rounds onto target. About 26 inches drop at 300 yards - http://gundata.org/blog/post/7.62x39mm-ballistics-chart/ There is ...
by treadlightly
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Active Shooter
Replies: 254
Views: 9880

Re: Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Active Shooter

Get ready. Even some talk show hosts I like are now in favor of "gun control". Sickening. Curious as to who's on board with gun control. Gun control seems to have actually worked in Las Vegas. It would have been insane, er, problematic to return fire at a hotel, but that doesn't seem to h...
by treadlightly
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Cities improperly posting 30.06 signs?
Replies: 1046
Views: 130779

Re: Cities improperly posting 30.06 signs?

The Heart of Texas Fairgrounds are increasing security. Potential targets may not carry defensive handguns. http://www.kwtx.com/content/news/Heart-O-Texas-Fair-security-tightens-in-wake-of-Vegas-massacre-449167073.html Volunteers started using metal detection wands and checking bags for weapons last...
by treadlightly
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Active Shooter
Replies: 254
Views: 9880

Re: Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Active Shooter

What a horror, and some people will blame freedom for the works of insanity and evil. If you could turn everyone on earth into bouncy little Mousekateers by banning guns and "common sense" idiocy, it would still be a bad plan. With enough restrictions, like proactive solitary confinement f...
by treadlightly
Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Equifax fiasco
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: Equifax fiasco

I just got a call from a credit card scammer. I led him on a little, giving him a test Discover account number. When I gave him a zip code a couple of hundred miles away, he asked if my zip code wasn't actually xxxxx - and he had my correct zip code.

I'm shaken, not stirred.
by treadlightly
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Take a Knee Updated
Replies: 59
Views: 1521

Re: Take a Knee Updated

I don't consider insulting millions of loyal patriots both dead and living as a right. Denigrating the word right by defining what these losers are doing as such is the same as saying someone has the right to steal or murder. I support you in spirit, but not quite all the way in practice. Here's wh...

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