“Their Business Is War, And They Do Their Business”

John Noonan in the Weekly Standard does his bit to correct a bit of comic historical slander against the French military. The stereotype exists in a realm of pop-history, where many believe that France’s past is littered with dropped rifles and abandoned posts. This stink has clung to the […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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Follow Up

Joe Doakes from Como Park follows up yesterday’s report from the Saturday “gun buyback”: I sent this email to the Star Tribune reporter, [email protected] “Your article “After Strong Response” regarding the Minneapolis gun buy-back stated they handed out $25,000 in gift cards. I don’t think that’s correct. I was […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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I’ll Swim Against The School

A lot of conservatives bag on the President pretty hard for his dedication to his golf game. Kevin Williamson says it’s a mistake, and I agree . There are two reasons. The first: There are some obvious and practical reasons not to discourage President Obama’s sporting pursuits. The most […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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Question

Reading over the story about Saturda’s “gun buyback”, I have a question. By Joe’s count, there were a total of six cops at the South Mpls location, most of them on overtime. Let’s assume the same number at the North Side “buyback”. If I recall correctly, cops get about […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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Buyback Diary

Buyback Diary

The Betsy “The Besty!” Hodges regime in Minneapolis held a gun buyback (via the Pillsbury Foundation, a non-profit that is part of the DFL family in Minneapolis) over the weekend. Kind of. I originally intended to attend – but other events caught up with me on Saturday morning. Fortunately, […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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At Least Metamucil Isn’t Doing Sports Marketing

Tor from “Torwegian” notes with disapproval the ChiSox’ new stadium : With some corporate marketing people, you just can fix stupid or financially desperate. Count among them White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf, quoted by WGN-TV: “We are pleased to find, in Guaranteed Rate, a new naming rights partner founded […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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NARN At The Fair!

Today, the Northern Alliance Radio Network – America’s first grass-roots talk radio show – is on the air! I’l be on live from the Minnesota State Fair from 1-3PM today this afternoon, live at the AM1280 booth on Machinery Hill! . Today on the show: GUESTS Don’t forget – […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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