Hint: It Was a Food Item
UPDATE: We have a winner! Delta nailed it.
I say a full stick of butter?
I say a full stick of butter?
CONCORD, N.H. -- New Hampshire and four other states, including Maine, face a critical deadline this month regarding the federal REAL ID program that could determine whether state residents have a more difficult time flying.
March 31 is the last day for states to ask for extra time to comply with the new federal rules. The post-Sept. 11 security measure would create a tamperproof identification card in all 50 states.
The state may get an extension, but some residents said that's not good enough. REAL ID critics attended a hearing Tuesday wearing guns and colonial garb, which drew security to the hearing room door.
Boston police officials, surprised by intense opposition from residents, have significantly scaled back and delayed the start of a program that would allow officers to go into people's homes and search for guns without a warrant.
Police would ask parents or legal guardians for permission to search homes where juveniles ages 17 and under are believed to be holding illegal guns. Police would only enter homes into which they have been invited and, once inside, would only search the rooms of the juveniles.
If police were to find a gun in a home, they would keep the discovery confidential under most circumstances, police have said.
Officers would not tell officials at the child's school or public housing authorities, unless they believed the discovery amounted to a "public safety emergency," which Driscoll said would happen if police found a plan to use the gun at school or a hit list.
Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier announced yesterday the Safe Homes Initiative, aimed at parents and guardians who know or suspect that their children or other relatives have guns. Under the deal, police target areas hit by violence and seek adults who let them search their homes for guns, with no risk of arrest. The offer also applies to drugs that turn up during the searches, police said.
The program is scheduled to start March 24 in the Washington Highlands area of Southeast Washington. Officers will go door-to-door seeking permission to search homes for weapons. Police later plan to visit other areas, including sections of Columbia Heights in Northwest and Eckington in Northeast.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Gun control puts honest citizens in the position of having to choose between protecting their lives or respecting the law. What kind of government would do such a thing?
VICTORVILLE — With candy sales banned on school campuses, sugar pushers are the latest trend at local schools. Backpacks are filled with Snickers and Twinkees for all sweet tooths willing to pay the price.
“It’s created a little underground economy, with businessmen selling everything from a pack of skittles to an energy drink,” said Jim Nason, principal at Hook Junior High School in Victorville.
This has become a lucrative business, Nason said, and those kids are walking around campus with upwards of $40 in their pockets and disrupting class to make a sale.
“I think it’s original purpose was pretty good, but it doesn’t seem to be making that big of a difference,” said teacher Rolayne Allen of the junk-food ban.
JUSTICE SCALIA: The freedom of speech that was referred to in the Constitution was also "the" freedom of speech, which referred to the pre-existing freedom of speech. And there were indeed some restrictions on that such as libel that you were not allowed to do. And yet we've never held that simply because it was pre-existing and that there were some regulations upon it, that we would not use strict scrutiny. We certainly apply it to freedom of speech, don't we?
GENERAL CLEMENT: Justice Scalia, let me make two related points. One, even in the First Amendment context, this Court has recognized -- and I point you to the Court's opinion in Robertson against Baldwin, which makes this point as to both the First and the Second Amendment. This Court has recognized that
there are certain pre-existing exceptions that are so well established that you don't really even view them as Second Amendment or First Amendment infringement.
JUSTICE SCALIA: Like libel.
GENERAL CLEMENT: Like libel, and I would say like laws barring felons from possessing handguns.
Under Mass law, the Fortune tellers license is $2 per year and is issued by your town. I applied in Acton just for giggles. The selectmen decided that they needed to vote on it. Then they gave me shit because they said that I cost the town $250 to research my application. I had a lot of fun with them thru local newspaper editorials. I rewew it each year just to keep the shaft up their ass.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008 ... Reconsideration (Rep Kjellman): MF DIV 56-249
It is my understanding that she tried to move for a reconsideration, that she "mistakenly" voted wrong on her own bill.
Eighty-one-year-old Robert Jenkins said he loaded his wife's handgun and tried to scare off a burglar in his Tucker home, but he fired when the intruder rushed him, according to a family friend.
DeKalb police said the shooting was justified, and Jenkins will not be charged in the death of the suspect, a man possibly in his 20s who had not been identified Wednesday.
I think the reasonableness standard of the handgun laws in the District, which are not completely banned, because there is licensed handguns in the District of Columbia for law enforcement, retired law enforcement, federal law enforcement, security agencies. So, there is not a complete ban on handguns.
~ Washington DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier
"There are enough handguns on our streets"
~ Washington DC Mayor Adrian Fenty
I think the reasonableness standard of the handgun laws in the district, which are not completely banned, because there is licensed handguns in the District of Columbia for law enforcement, retired law enforcement, federal law enforcement, security agencies. So, there is not a complete ban on handguns.
Midleton Very Rare is better than sex. Not good sex perhaps, but certainly better than what most of us experience.
No 1: New Hampshire
New Hampshire is ranked No. 1 for the first time thanks to impressively low crime across the board. It boasts the nation's lowest murder rate and second-lowest aggravated assault and burglary rates.
Rankings in Crime (out of 50)
Motor Vehicle Theft: 47
If McRINO went to a church that had a white separatist as a pastor, his campaign would be history.
During the search, officers recovered over 150 pills (white, yellow, blue, green, pink in color), over 200 grams of cocaine, an undisclosed amount of crack cocaine, an undisclosed amount of marijuana, 3 firearms (2 pistols and an AK-47 machine gun), ammunition and a stun gun. As a result of the items found, officers arrested Rick Joyce, 37, of South Boston and charged him with Trafficking Class B Drug, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B, C and D Drugs, Possession of Machine Gun, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (2 counts), Possession of Ammunition and the Possession of a Stun Gun.
No doubt he was merely doing an on site, undercover investigation of one of the last marketplaces in NY he has failed to destroy.
WINTER PARK - Florida Highway Patrol says a Winter Park teenager died while riding in a shopping cart being pulled by a sport utility vehicle.
Authorities say 18-year-old Cameron Bieberle was sitting in the cart and holding onto the Cadillac Escalade. The shopping cart overturned when it and the SUV went over a speed bump.
Bieberle was pronounced dead at the scene late Saturday. The highway patrol says charges are pending against the driver of the SUV.
There’s only one thing to do: elect McCain, and at the same time, elect conservative Republicans to Congress, in 2008, in 2010, and in 2012.
I know; McCain’s a total shit, and I loathe him. But in the end, I love my country more than I hate John McCain — and handing over the reins of power to the Left will, with absolute certainty, bring this country down — just as the Left has brought down Britain, France and the rest of Europe.
Not gonna happen. Not while I draw breath.
So a guy breaks into your home while you and your family are sleeping and after ignoring your instructions to leave, he heads toward the part of the house where your children are sleeping. What do you do?
Prochaska sued for damages, simultaneously claiming:
-- Negligence: With badly shaking hands, Rainiero “negligently fired a shot and accidentally hit the plaintiff.”
-- Assault and battery: Prochaska agreed that the defendant, confronted by a burglar, had the right to use force to protect himself, his family and his property. But Prochaska contended that the defendant’s use of a gun was excessive force.
“There is no doubt that the jury would find for the defendant,” Judge James Welker wrote in his memorandum decision. “In fact, it is likely that the jury would prefer the option of throwing the plaintiff down the steps of the courthouse.”
On the negligence claim, a jury would have to weigh Prochaska’s negligence against Rainiero’s, Welker wrote.
Prochaska’s negligence consisted of crawling into a house in the middle of the night with intent to commit a felony and “with the knowledge that startled and confused homeowners may take some action to protect themselves, their families and their property,” Welker wrote, adding:
“Certainly he could not expect that the startled homeowner confronted at night by an intruder will calmly ask the burglar to sit down at the kitchen table, drink a cup of herbal tea and join in a chorus of ‘Kum Bay Yah.’”
JAFFREY, N.H. -- New Hampshire syrups were recently named the best of their kind in New England.
Yankee Magazine tested Class B syrup, the darkest and strongest-flavored syrup New Hampshire producers sell to the public. Coming out on top was Monadnock Sugarhouse in Jaffrey.
The magazine said New Hampshire producers took the top five places in the contest. In second place was Wychwood Farm in Andover, followed by Olkkola Farm in Ossipee, Fuller's Sugarhouse in Lancaster and The Maple Guys of Lyndeborough.
Nineteen containers of syrup from six different states were sent to the magazine, where judges sampled and evaluated them blind.
AUGUSTA - A 34-year-old law affecting some of Maine's most passionate cribbage players is due for an update, according to Rep. John Patrick.
The Rumford Democrat, who teamed up with Gov. John Baldacci to craft the new legislation, testified on behalf of the bill before the Legal and Veterans Affairs Committee on Monday.
"Agree with it or not, when you say, 'I'm going to bet you $5 or 50 cents a point,' that becomes gambling," said Patrick, House chairman of the committee.
Patrick's proposal would allow groups such as the American Legion or Knights of Columbus to pay a $30 annual licensing fee to host games with up to 20 players. Currently the fee is $7.50 per cribbage board.
The bill would also raise the daily entry fee that groups are allowed to charge participants from $1 to $5.
Padded lampposts are being trialled in a London street to protect inattentive pedestrians.
A pilot scheme has been launched in Brick Lane after it was found to have the highest number of 'walking and texting' injuries in the country.
A study carried out by 118 118 found one in ten people has hurt themselves while focused on their mobile phone screen.
The charity Living Streets is so concerned that it has teamed up with the directory enquiries service to test a scheme to wrap up the nation's lampposts.
A poll will be carried out on Brick Lane to gauge the response of locals.
If successful, the concept will be rolled out in Birmingham, Manchester, and Liverpool.
The ITL recommendation was approved by the full House today as part of the consent calendar without a peep from anyone. So it is a dead issue thanks to you and all the other Free thinking Americans who took time to speak out at our hearing against the Bill. Thanks to you and all.
Wednesday, March 5th: Lots of Important Bills Being Voted on in the House
When: 8:30 AM sharp, Wednesday, March 5th
Where: State House cafeteria, Concord
Why: Income tax. Gun rights. Parental rights. Local control of education. Marijuana decriminalization. Medical privacy. Redress of Grievances. Public access to legislative amendments. And much more....
See anything in the list above that you feel strongly about? Maybe... more than one?!
If so, come join us! We'll meet in the State House cafeteria at 8:30 AM sharp -- we need to catch the legislators before they enter the voting chamber. We'll hand out our voting recommendations, also known as "The Gold Standard". By showing up in large numbers, we send the clear message that these issues are important!
Below is a sample of some of the bills; there are many more likely to be on the docket (the official calendar is not released yet)
CACR23 - The State shall not abridge the right of parents to control the welfare and education of their children
CACR24 - No new tax on personal income shall be levied by the state of New Hampshire
CACR21 & CACR29 - Local control of education
HB1623 - Decriminalizing possession of small quantities of marijuana
HB1543 - Citizen's petition for redress of grievances by the legislature
HB1472 - Housing regulation
HB1354 - Banning firearms from the State House [related posts linked here]
HB1208 - Allowing dental hygienists to engage in independent practice
HB1291 - Requiring persons under 18 years of age to wear ski helmets
Please dress (and act) professionally. If you have an NHLA pin, wear it on your lapel. We'll distribute "Defend Liberty" stickers as well.
It is highly likely that this session will carry over into Thursday, March 6th. If you miss us at 8:30, come to Representatives' Hall. We will be outside the House chambers talking to Reps prior to the session, and in the gallery observing the proceedings once the session commences.
Your dog really is your best friend.
If you don't believe it, just try this experiment.
Put your dog and your wife in the trunk of the car for an hour.
When you open the trunk, who is really happy to see you?
Police say three men busted into a home in a quiet new neighborhood. They then shot the homeowner in the arm; the homeowner returned fire and hit one of the burglars, who later died at a local hospital. According to Tucson police, when they arrived, the 29 year-old home owner and his two year-old daughter had taken refuge in a bathroom. The home owner suffered minor injuries and the little girl was not hurt.
Next time you have a chance to kill someone, don't hesitate.
Xerxes: But I am a generous god. I can make you rich beyond all measure. I can make you warlord of all Greece. You will carry my battle standard to the heart of Europa. Your Athenian rivals will kneel at your feet... if you will but kneel at mine.
King Leonidas: You are generous as you are divine, oh King of Kings. Such an offer only a madman would refuse. But the idea of kneeling... you see, slaughtering all those men of yours has left a nasty cramp in my leg. So kneeling is going to be hard for me.
Xerxes: There will be no glory in your sacrifice. I will erase even the memory of Sparta from the histories. Every piece of greek parchment shall be burned. And every greek historian, and every scribe shall have their eyes pulled out, and their tongues cut from their mouth. Why, uttering the very name of Sparta, or Leonidas will be punishable by death. The world will never know you existed at all.
King Leonidas: The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant, that few stood against many, and that before this battle is over, even a god-king can bleed.
Persian General Slaughtered: Spartans, lay down your weapons.
[a spear flies out and impales him through the chest, and he falls out of the saddle, dead]
King Leonidas: Persians! Come and get them!