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Point, Counter-Point

Published on June 9, 2014 By bmagnus

Remember when we were told that only a good guy with a gun could stop a bad guy with a gun? Last week, a good guy with a grain of common sense but no gun stopped a bad guy with a gun. Yesterday, a good guy with a concealed carry license was killed by two […]

Not Really Music Monday: Never Forget

Published on May 26, 2014 By bmagnus

Here’s a little bit about the real Memorial Day. A picture says a thousand words. In Closing: background checks; proud of SMU today for giving hope; unsupported; a few follow up items from yesterday; the tiny house; sauce for the goose is good for the gander; from the honest headline department.

I know you’re out there somewhere.

Published on January 23, 2014 By bmagnus

I’m talking to the guy who decided to shoot at another motorist at a busy Vegas intersection during rush hour. What the heck were you thinking? The cops still think it was probably a road rage thing: did he forget to signal? Maybe you were riding his freaking blind spot and he accidentally cut you […]

ZOMG! He’s Asking About the Future!

Published on December 17, 2013 By bmagnus

My local news channel decided to cover some information about the Arapahoe High School Shooter, specifically using this “chilling” — that’s Channel 8′s descriptor, not mine — quote: During a 2010 9NEWS town hall style debate, the then-freshman was selected from the audience to ask a question. “What would you like your legacy to be,” […]

Being Angry at a Black Guy is Not a License to Kill

Published on July 19, 2013 By bmagnus

Maybe there wasn’t justice in Florida. However, Wisconsin is another story. Last year, an angry old white man decided that the people who had broken into his house had to be the black boys that lived next door, despite the fact that his security cameras showed two different black men who had happened to come from that […]

Music Monday: For Trayvon

Published on July 15, 2013 By bmagnus

  After this I hope to shut up forever about Trayvon Martin and/or George Zimmerman. In the meantime, here’s some of the better things that I have recently read. I particularly like this one, since it supports my position that a hip carry law would be preferable to concealed carry (Trayvon and any normal person […]

No Shortie Lives

Published on July 10, 2013 By bmagnus

Ok, just so you know, air quality in Vegas is absolutely awful today because of the massive fire on Mount Charleston. This also means that Vegas’s favorite get-out-of-the-heat spot is closed. So on with the Shorties. A Few Words on Abortion: Don’t want one? Don’t have one. Don’t think others should have them? Support birth […]

Things I learned

Published on May 16, 2013 By bmagnus

  Last night, I completed my first semester of for credit college classes in a couple decades. Over the next few days, I will be sharing a few of the things that I have learned. Let’s start with generalities: This is the sort of college where “admissions requirements” are pretty much “has a valid credit […]

Apples and Oranges

Published on May 1, 2013 By bmagnus

In the wake of Newtown and the failure of Congress to “Do Something Do Anything” about gun laws, various people have suggested bulletproof backpacks or even uniforms for school children, saying  “It’s no different to having a seatbelt in a car.” No. No, it’s very different from a seatbelt in a car. First off, car crashes […]

Medical Problem: the Law of Supply and Demand is Still in Effect

Published on April 2, 2013 By bmagnus

As we all know, all too soon we Americans will be required to purchase health insurance from the highly profitable corporations that got us into the health insurance “reform” debacle. Even people who should know better think we just have to have mandatory insurance to abolish pre-existing conditions because after all “people would buy insurance on […]