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Month: June 2018

What will Deerfield do?

In just over a week, the residents of Deerfield, Illinois, will be required to turn in all: … semiautomatic rifles with a fixed magazine and a capacity to hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition, shotguns with revolving cylinders, and conversion kits from which assault weapons can be assembled. And … all the following models or duplicates thereof: AK, AKM, AKS, AK-47, AK-74, ARM, MAK90, Misr, NHM 90, NHM 91, SA 85, SA 93, VEPR, AR-10, AR-15, Bushmaster XM15, Armalite M15, Olympic Arms PCR, AR70, Calico Liberty, Dragunov SVD Sniper Rifle, Dragunov SVU, Fabrique NationalFN/FAL, FN/LAR, FNC, Hi-Point Carbine, HK-91,…


Monday links

  • “The world is full of stupid and angry people, and most of them live in Portland.” Another great opening line — and another great takedown of social-justice pecksniffery — from Kevin D. Williamson.
  • Don’t like hate speech? resist it with free speech says civil libertarian Nadine Strossen (stating what ought to be, but no longer is, obvious).
  • Ever wanted to know how to hire an “escort”? Maggie McNeill tells all. (Well, not quite all; she doesn’t get into prices.) This is part of Reason’s daring “Burn After Reading” issue. 9 Comments
  • Politically incorrect tee-shirt giveaway

    It’s rummage sale season again. This politically incorrect tee-shirt (black, size XL, Hanes 100% cotton, very lightly used) was one of my finds. Not being a grandpa or having pretty granddaughters, I’m giving it away. I’ll give it away at the end of the day this coming Wednesday, June 6. If I get multiple requests, they’ll go into a hat and I’ll draw the winner’s name. Want it? Let me know in comments. Please use a real email address (unless you know for sure I already have a working addy for you) so I’ll know how to find you.


    Thank you for a hugely successful fundraiser

    We made it. YOU made it fantastic. The fundraiser is now over and despite a couple of nail-biting weeks in the middle, it was a roaring success. Best ever. Beyond mere words. Number of donors: 65 — including five who donated twice, one who donated three times, and four or five suffering financial hardship who I didn’t think would be able to donate at all. Total donated: $6,088 in the regular fundraiser + an anonymous match of $5,200. Total: $11,288. Stunning. Largest donation: $5,200 — from Anonymous Wonderman, who had promised to match all other donations up to the original…


    Friday links

  • This is what we’ve come to. Two employees, who did nothing wrong, got fired from their jobs for refusing to serve a woman who entered their business after it had already closed for the night. They refused service to several people, but only the one belonged to the Offended Class. (H/T jc2k in comments)
  • Stockton will become the first city in the U.S. to give out free cash in hopes of ending poverty and inequality. (At least it’s donated cash.)
  • Those new tariffs will harm everyone. Except perhaps a few cronies. 4 Comments
  • Running a little late

    I’m running late this morning (as you probably already figured). I have errands to take care of and won’t make a real post until near midday, PDT. Watch for links and the ultimate fundraiser tally. BUT. I can end the suspense now. Yes, we not only had a thermometer-busting success, but as of this morning, we made it over $6k. (The contribution wasn’t exactly fundraiser-connected, but what the heck; it popped in while I was still drinking my morning tea, so I figure that counts as arriving last night.) Back in a few hours with actual content. In the meantime…

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