Cops NEVER Use Drop Guns to Justify a Shooting

No that would never happen, especially in a place like Chicago, where the cops have Never crossed any lines. Never ever. </sarcasm> Gun from Chicago buy-back program found near dead gang member in police shooting.

According to an AGG report, William Stewart Boyd traded his father’s old .38 caliber Smith & Wesson snub nose for less than $100 in a gun buyback in 2004. It was supposed to be destroyed, but somehow the same handgun with serial number J515268 was found next to a dead body involved in a police shooting eight years later.

William Stewart Boyd isn’t just an average man-off-the-street. He’s a judge in Cook County. In his quote he seems genuinely shocked to discover that Chicago PD appears to be up to No Good. Maybe he hasn’t been in Cook County very long. (Or he might have heard of Jon Burge and his midnight crew, the Special Operations Section of Chicago PD, the shaking-down of tow-truck-drivers, etc.) Hat tip to Bacon Time, who says This May Be The Worst Gun Story Of The Decade.

How Long Before TSA Bans Lithium-ion Batteries on All Flights?

The backpack was apparently full of electronics. (Which I take to be phone, tablet, notebook.) Backpack catches fire on Southwest Airlines aircraft at Chicago Midway International Airport.

The fire was put out and contained to the cabin on the aircraft, according to Chicago Fire Department. They also said the incident was due to either a battery or charger.

And of course bomb and arson units were called out because terrorism is the new normal.

Lithium-ion batteries catch fire. It is one of their many qualities.

The Easiest Way to Solve This Is for BK to Stop the Vegan BS

Because you can’t please these people. Vegan Man is Suing Burger King Over Impossible Whopper.

A vegan man is suing Burger King because the meatless Impossible Whopper is cooked on the same grill as meat products.

So screw ’em. Stop the vegan BS.

Midweek Link Roundup

I hope your week is going well.

Wombat-socho is Back! Via The Other McCain – In The Mailbox: 11.18.19. (I wish he had better news to report.)

Twitchy: Chick-Fil-A Caves To LGBT Outrage Mob, Will Stop Donating To Salvation Army, Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Louder With Crowder: Jury Sides With Planned Parenthood In Civil Suit Against Undercover Pro-Life Activists.

Claire Wolfe of Living Freedom seems to also be back – Monday links.

Joe Biden’s “kid pro quo.”
Is this a trend? In one NY county, it’s illegal to “annoy” an armed government agent.
Journalists against free speech.

EBL – I Stand With Michelle Malkin

TOM: The Secret of Liberal ‘Success’ What they are doing on Trump, they are doing to Michelle Malkin (just on a smaller scale). The especially galling part is so called TrueConservatives™ [spit] leading the Twitter mob of pitchforks and torches.

MaddMedic at Freedom Is Just Another Word… – News/Gun Bits ...

But know I don’t fight fair…

ANTIFA Thugs Are Bringing ‘Evil Liberal Hate’ From The Streets Straight To Your Door Step…Be Prepared!

Maggie’s Farm – Wednesday morning links.

INDOCTRINATING CHILDREN TO HATE: Leftist Activism Is Now Required in Elementary Schools in Eight States
Mob of Moonbats Crushes Free Speech at Binghamton
Hilarious NYT Video Mocks ‘Cancel Culture.’ If Only the NYT Would Listen

Doug Ross – Larwyn`s Linx: Alexander Vindman Admits Making up Parts of Trump Call Summary.

How to Shut Down the Democrats’ Alternative Universe: Ned Ryun
GOP Rep. demands Schiff explain legal authority to conceal whistleblower: John Gage
Volker and Morrison Testimonies Were Very Bad for Adam Schiff: RS

I leave you with Monday gifdump from Wirecutter and Monday Memes .. and Tuesday Memes… from MaddMedic at Freedom Is Just Another Word… (And you really need to click thru and see the first image in Tuesday Memes…!)

Armed Homeowner Stops Would-be Home Invader

He probably thought no one would be in the home-in-question at 10:30 AM on Monday morning. Sheriff: Homeowner shoots, kills man who attempted to break into house.

Highland County is bit far east to really be considered suburban Cincinnati, but that is where it is… about an hour east, with no traffic. It would be considerably longer during rush hour.

According to officials with the Highland County Sheriff’s Office, a man called 911 claiming he shot a man who attempted to break into his home.

That caller said the man came to his home, threatened him, then attempted to break into the home via the rear entrance, authorities said.

The would-be bad-guy died at the scene. The investigation continues.

The Breakdown of Order in Baltimore Continues

They are on pace for a bad year in Baltimore. Baltimore hits 300 homicides for fifth year in a row.

Two people were killed in front of a grocery store on Nov. 13.

Their deaths marked the city’s fifth consecutive year with at least 300 homicides. The staggering total has become an unofficial milestone in Baltimore’s annual struggle to quell the deadly violence.

For a city Baltimore’s size, that is a staggering number of homicides. (Hat tip to Shot in the Dark.)

And it isn’t just murders. Other crime is also on the rise. Carjackings spike continues in Baltimore, with incidents up 30% from this time last year.

Between 2014 and 2018, the number of carjackings more than tripled, and they’re up again this year.

There have been more than 400 carjackings across Baltimore through Sept. 28, up 29 percent from last year, according to police data. Other auto thefts, while far more common, are down 8.6%.

When do things get so bad, that the people demand a change? I’m sure somehow this is situation is all the Republicans’ fault or Trump’s fault, (according to the Democrats) but that will be hard to sell to anyone who considers that last Republican mayor of Baltimore left office in 1967.

Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V)

Think I’ve already featured all of the “short” songs by Pink Floyd. Most of the reason we listened to Floyd back-in-the-day was because of the longer songs. (“Echoes” from Meddle is one entire side of an LP, or about 24 minutes.)

This is “Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V)” which at 13 minutes, is longer than most people have patience for today, but I did hear it recently on FM radio. (WXRT’s Saturday Morning Flashback show, to be precise.) So get a cup of coffee and enjoy. It is part of the 1975 album, Wish You Were Here. (YouTube. Browser privacy settings. “Unavailable.” Use link.)

That photo was very edgy in its day. No Photoshop in 1975.

Status Quo Ante

So that experiment is changing themes was a bust. And I’ve gone back to where I was before. That theme I had tentatively installed suppressed some HTML. (Strike and Insert being the straw that broke the camel’s back.) The theme I currently have active also suppresses some HTML, around the formatting of lists, which is why I embarked on that exercise in the first place.

I suppose this means I need to pay something for running this blog, if I want to be able to control the Cascading Style Sheets or at least pay for a premium theme. That means, I have to consider not paying WordPress, but paying someone else as well.

I hate it when the free ice-cream sucks.

Grace Slick Singing “White Rabbit”

A bonus musical interlude courtesy of Wirecutter – Well, this is kinda freaky.

Click thru for Grace Slick singing the Jefferson Airplane song “White Rabbit” with all the instruments removed. All you get is her powerful voice.

The full version, with drums, guitar, and bass can be found at this link.

The Finer Things in Life

If you go out to a restaurant, that serves prime cuts of beef, they would charge you 40 dollars for a meal like this. 30 bucks anyway, before drinks were included. And while I don’t cook like this all the time, it is nice to have a good meal once in a while. A meal consisting of…

A prime cut of New York Strip. (Prime is so much better than Choice.) I use the reverse sear method for prime cuts. (Choice can go right on the grill.)

A salad, consisting of…

  • two kinds of lettuce
  • sprouts
  • sliced black olives
  • sun-dried tomatoes
  • Half of a hard-boiled egg
  • peeled and sliced cucumber
  • chopped pepper
  • hearts of hemp
  • ranch dressing

A bit of sweet potatoes left from a “practice” Thanksgiving some friends had over the weekend, since we are all doing the family thing on the actual holiday.

All of that for about what I would have paid for a burger at Chili’s or Friday’s or wherever.

Speaking of drinks… I had a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon set aside for today, but I forgot about it until I was mostly done with the meal. So I am consoling myself for that great oversight with 1 finger of Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old single malt Scotch. Not the greatest, Scotch ever, but certainly not the worst. (Next time, back to the Lagavulin 16.) The Scotch is better than the wine would have been. (And the trick to saving wine, when you can’t drink the whole bottle? VacuVin.)

And my photos of food still end up looking like something out of the Gallery of Regrettable Food.