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Thursday links

  • For the first time in 45 years, a Texas cop is found guilty for a murder he committed in the line of duty. Now let’s see whether he serves the time any other cold-blooded killer would. UPDATE: Ummmm … nope.
  • It is not a violation of Twitter policy to wish someone would kill the children of NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch — even though it is a violation of Twitter policy to wish for the killing of anybody else.
  • The economy: “Winter is coming.”
  • The Vatican is using Bill Clinton’s playbook to defend the pope against accusations in the sexual-abuse coverup. And these people just dig deeper, more polluted pits for themselves every time they open their criminally clueless yaps.
  • I’m a bit behind, so I suspect you’ve already heard this news. But a judge (speaking of cluelessness) has allowed the ban on 3D gun-printing plans to continue. Apparently because two branches of the fedgov can’t get their act together. Or something.
  • Officer of the year tries to strangle his own son during an argument over marijuana. Said hero is apparently drunk at the time; but that drug is okay.
  • Such a surprise. The rise of warrior cops has done nothing for either officer safety or crime reduction. But of course it’s done a lot for to civil society. (Via Wendy McElroy)
  • Thank you to Christian Mercenary for recommending Basics of Resistance. (This is not a mere book review.)
  • Nathan Barton on politicians eating their own. Why Schumer wants to memorialize Republican McCain and bury Democrat Richard Russell — and how that proposal doesn’t go far enough.
  • LOL! Homeowner hogties would-be burglar then leaves for work.
  • He said/they said. Don’t you sometimes wonder what happens to the funds from those viral GoFundMe campaigns for kind strangers? Here’s a huge one that went badly awry.
  • Fourteen extreme uses for bacon. (I must try those bacon-wrapped tater tots.)
  • Did you think your parents were embarrassing when you were an adolescent? Sure you did. Just be glad you didn’t have this guy for a father.
  • Awwwww for today: A blind dog is rescued from the sea.


  1. Bear
    Bear August 30, 2018 6:00 am

    Yeah, the ban is extended, but the bigger picture is a lot worse.

    I have a project about that in the works. And if the judge does what I’m expecting next… well, TZP has something planned for that, too.

  2. david
    david August 30, 2018 6:20 am

    Wow. In just under 6 months Rain’s college tuition all went down the drain, spent on costuming. That’ll teach him a lesson! 😁

  3. Joel
    Joel August 30, 2018 7:59 am

    Rain’s dad does does have an apparently unlimited costume budget, but I was more involved with whatever is going on with that prosthesis. First I don’t know anyone who actually uses a peg foot but that’s trivial; it might be a big fashion thing all the cool amputees are into and I wouldn’t know. But the peg itself keeps changing subtly and I can’t figure it out.

    Now that’s going to bother me for the rest of the day. Thanks loads, Claire.

  4. Comrade X
    Comrade X August 30, 2018 9:53 am

    “….Claire Wolfe and Kit Perez have done a fine job of detailing this phenomenon and recognizing the difficulty of responding to collectivist resistance in BASICS OF RESISTANCE, which I have read and heartily endorse.

    So instead of complaining that “no one is doing anything” I suggest that one start by reading this book and coming to individual and free-thinking conclusions as to what should be done and by who…..”


  5. Claire
    Claire August 30, 2018 1:29 pm

    I remember the hounding of Seberg. It would have been outrageous under any circumstances, but to have targeted a woman known to be so emotionally fragile was even a worse crime.

  6. Amos
    Amos August 30, 2018 9:36 pm

    Same old cop hater bs.

    Can we call you when there is a mob smashing my door down?


  7. Claire
    Claire August 31, 2018 6:27 am

    The mob most likely to be smashing doors down these days is a SWAT team.

    If we ever reach the point where freelance mobs are smashing down our doors, do you really expect employees of the state to rush to your aid?

  8. Myself
    Myself August 31, 2018 9:24 am

    What is the “same old cop hater BS”?

    To expand on Claire’s point a bit; police rarely intervene to stop crime in progress, mostly they keep themselves safe and wait till after the fact

  9. bud
    bud September 1, 2018 5:15 pm

    It’s an insult to the military to call the badge-heavy jackasses as being warriors. None of them ( and damned few of their normal-weight-badged brethren ) are willing to place mission above personal safety, much less personal survival.

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