Yes, I did read the news today

A New York City cop is in critical condition after being shot while on patrol. A couple of questions come to mind.

  • Considering recent news, was he overly cautious in trying to investigate a man who appeared to be carrying a gun?
  • The man, who had a previous conviction for violence, was carrying a gun. Should that be possible in a rational society?

I hope you will see those as rhetorical questions.


Two men fired shots at a cartoon festival. A security guard was injured; the two men were killed by police. Why, you may ask, were they shooting up a cartoon festival. Here’s part of the story from the Washington Post:

Security was extremely tight for the event: a contest hosted by the New York-based American Freedom Defense Initiative, which promised to award $10,000 for the best cartoon depicting the prophet Muhammad. The group’s president, Pamela Geller, told the AP she had planned the contest to make a stand for free speech following violence over Muhammad drawings.


All this happened in Texas. You remember Texas. That’s where governor Greg Abbott announced

he was ordering the Texas State Guard to monitor a Navy SEAL/Green Beret joint training exercise, which was taking place in Texas and several other states….It seems there is concern among some folks that this so-called training maneuver is just a cover story. What’s really going on? President Obama is about to use Special Forces to put Texas under martial law.

And not a moment too soon.

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