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My (California) mail-in ballot arrived today!!


It's going to feel great to blacken the 'Bernie Sanders' oval and drop it in the mail!

Bernie's Tune

So.........in honor of Gerry Mulligan's birthday today, a buddy of mine -- a jazz DJ -- played Bernie's Tune:

Posted by pablo_marmol | Tue Apr 5, 2016, 01:20 AM (0 replies)

Citizens of West L.A. -- protect yourselves with cans of beans and iron skillets!

“The citizens need to know they need to be able to protect themselves because if they call 911, we can’t guarantee we’re going to get there in time to help you,” says Police Protective League President Jamie McBride.


I heard this story on the drive home on KNX tonight!

(Laughing to keep from screaming!)

Attorney General Harris -- another gun control hypocrite

The horrifying ineptitude and dishonesty of so many gun restriction supporters has left me with the sense that nothing should surprise me anymore. That said, this article by Chuck Michel - well cited - found me following one face-palm with another.......with another.......and another:

California Attorney General Kamala Harris, a candidate actively campaigning for the Senate seat that is opening up with Barbara Boxer’s retirement, recently made the news when she tried to shame members of Congress for refusing to enact unconstitutional and counterproductive gun-control laws. “They should have closed the chambers of Congress on the House and the Senate side, and said all you members go in there, only you, and spread out the autopsy photographs of [the school children who were killed during the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting] and [required] them to look at those photographs. And then vote your conscience,” Harris said at Politicon, a political convention held in Los Angeles. Wow! That’s some pretty extreme rhetoric. But is the pot calling the kettle black here?

Harris is the highest level law enforcement officer in California, and the head of the Department of Justice (DOJ). DOJ is responsible for maintaining criminal records, mental illness records, records of those who have become ineligible to possess firearms, and all of the databases used to perform background checks on gun buyers, to register firearms, and to take firearms away from people who are prohibited from possessing them but who still have firearms registered in their name. Those records, and the related databases, are a hot mess. As the California State Auditor has confirmed not once but twice, Harris herself is responsible for maintaining those systems. And she has repeatedly dropped the ball. Under her leadership, DOJ has failed to properly implement, manage, and administer California’s gun laws and associated databases and records.



Mental health treatment is the first line of defense in preventing mass shootings. Recent statistics by the U.S. Department of Health indicate that approximately 11 million U.S. adults, or 4.8 percent of the population, were diagnosed with serious mental illnesses in 2009.16 Critical incidents involving the mentally ill, such as the school shootings in Newtown, Isla Vista and others, underscore the seriousness of detecting and treating mental illnesses. Even President Obama has claimed that increased funding for mental health would reduce violent crimes committed with firearms. But Harris, who has the power to prompt action on this issue, has stood on the sidelines while billions of dollars in funds collected and specifically earmarked for mental health treatment in California remains unspent. Meanwhile, mental health treatment programs throughout the state are chronically underfunded.



Lighten up Francis! (The Transformers & "Gun Control")

Perhaps you'll enjoy this blog post from Blue Oregon as much as I did.

Points made by Jeff Golden have been made here at DU -- but I like the way he lays out his case:


Posted by pablo_marmol | Sat Sep 5, 2015, 01:07 AM (8 replies)

Open carry no big deal for some Democrats

Not a proponent of open carry, but I found this article from April interesting -- and I thought I'd pass it along. Scroll to last page:


Paranoia, or intelligent preparation?

ER physician: Why'd that cop have to shoot him so many times?!

Another instance wherein a "smart fool" would have been better served just keeping his mouth shut. Actual gun fights don't play out like they do in movies. Good move doc -- demonize the cop. Hur.....dur.......dur..........

Posted by pablo_marmol | Wed Jul 8, 2015, 02:54 AM (5 replies)

En banc oral arguments in Peruta vs San Diego and Richards vs Yolo County

I found this very interesting.....and thought that Mr. Paul Clement did a good job presenting our* case.

* Democrats supporting the right to keep and bear arms.

Edited to add: There is no schedule or time limit w/regard to when an en banc decision will be announced.

The Brady Campaign gets their hands slapped - a victim's family gets punched in the face

I wonder if The Brady Bunch is going to pitch in if this victim's family actually has to pay $280,000 in court costs?

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