What would happen if you ban guns?

May 26, 2008

Drop knives, Harry Potter actor’s family pleads

THE grief-stricken parents of the Harry Potter actor stabbed to death outside a London bar yesterday made a TV plea for youths to stop carrying knives.

Robert Knox’s father warned: “With knives there are no winners, only losers.”

“If you are a person who carries a knife, think about the consequences and, for my son’s sake, don’t do it,” Colin Knox said.

Rob had just finished work on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, due out in November.

He had a minor role as student wizard Marcus Belby, but was to appear in the next Potter film.

His parents said they hoped their son’s fame would focus attention on London’s worsening knife culture.

Mr Knox, 55, who works in media production, said: “If it serves that purpose, then Robert will have done something else exceptional.”

You can ban guns, but you’ll just have people getting killed by some other method. Look at the Middle East, you can get stoned to death over there. South Africa? I hear getting ‘necklaced’ is back in style. What is ‘necklaced’? Basically, someone puts a tire around your neck and fills the inside with a flammable liquid and sets it afire. Cool, eh?

It’s always sad to see a kid with a future dying. I grew up with a kid that got into a fight and fell down and hit his head and ended up dying. It was accidental but it’s still sad. Even though the guy was a jerk, it’s just not the way or time to go.

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Monday Roundup

May 26, 2008

Nuclear agency accuses Iran of willful lack of cooperation

Javier Solana, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, announced in Brussels on Monday that he would go to Iran soon — hopefully “within the month” — to present a new offer of political, technological, security and trade rewards for Iran if the country halts its uranium enrichment program.

Don’t waste your time. They said they’d never stop. Hello? Anyone listening to what they’re saying??? Morons.

‘Karma’: Actress Sharon Stone Blames China’s Treatment Of Tibet For Earthquake

What? It’s not Bush’s fault? How did that happen?

McCain says Obama should visit Iraq

“Look at what happened in the last two years since Senator Obama visited and declared the war lost,” the GOP presidential nominee-in-waiting told The Associated Press in an interview, noting that the Illinois senator’s last trip to Iraq came before the military buildup that is credited with curbing violence.

He has no real interest in our troops or the war except to appeal to the left about leaving.

“He really has no experience or knowledge or judgment about the issue of Iraq and he has wanted to surrender for a long time,” the Arizona senator added. “If there was any other issue before the American people, and you hadn’t had anything to do with it in a couple of years, I think the American people would judge that very harshly.”

We do.

Obama, who has all but clinched the Democratic nomination, says he will remove U.S. combat troops within 16 months of taking office, though sometimes he shortens it to 11 months.

Make up your mind Obama. Is the math too hard or you just can’t make up your mind? 11 or 16? Pick one.

Obama spokesman Bill Burton declined to respond directly to McCain, saying only: “Senator Obama thinks Memorial Day is a day to honor our nation’s veterans, not a day for political posturing.”

It’s not a time for political posturing when you’ve lost the argument.

“For him to talk about dates for withdrawal, which basically is surrender in Iraq after we’re succeeding so well is, I think, really inexcusable,” said McCain, who has been to Iraq eight times, most recently in March.

Clinton Camp Stokes RFK Flap by Blaming Obama

“If Robert F. Kennedy Jr. doesn’t find offense to it, why is it that everybody else should?” McAuliffe said. “They shouldn’t. They ought to take Robert F. Kennedy Jr. — he did not misinterpret it or misjudge it.”

It must not matter whether the person that would be the most offended by it isn’t. What really matters is that you can politically posture yourself into a better position because of someone else’s statement being taken out of context. Classy. How many times has Obama misspoke? LOTS! Remember Obama, we have 50 States, not 57!

Mars Lander Prepares for 3-Month Digging Mission

The three-legged lander set down Sunday in relatively flat terrain covered by fissures outlining polygon shapes. The geometric cracks are likely caused by the repeated freezing and thawing of buried ice.

Congrats NASA for a successful landing! Great job!!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!


You still want Government ‘Health care’?

May 26, 2008

I saw my Dr. about three weeks ago at the VA and I told him about some heart problems I was having. He ordered a 24 hr monitor to see what’s up. About a week later I called the nurse and she said it was never put in the system and she’d put it in. It’s been a more than a week later and still nothing.

I’m no expert so I don’t know how serious this problem is, but what if it was? I could be friggin’ dead by now.

So really, ya’ll still want the Government to be in charge of your health care? Seriously???

Fix the VA system first! Don’t add another broken system to our Government!