A few weeks ago the DC government implemented it’s procedure to “allow” DC residents to register handguns, an implementation required by DC’s loss in the Supreme Court case DC v Heller. On the day they began the process, WTOP News’ Mark Segraves wrote in his blog about his journey through the byzantine rules and the [...]
Month: July, 2008
Last night’s meeting of the LCRC saw 2 guest speakers, Grace Marie Turner of the Galen Institute and Joe McCain, brother of Senator John McCain. I made another attempt at using Twitter to report on the event as it happened but 1) I keep forgetting to type as I listen and 2) my thumbs just [...]
Joe McCain, John McCain’s brother, will speak at the Loudoun County Republican Committee this evening. I will attempt, yet again, to Twitter the event. The link to my Twitter site is over there on the right.
The Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia, Jeff Frederick, is calling voter fraud a “widespread problem” and asking for the Governor and state Attorney General to investigate state-wide. Jeff Frederick decried a “widespread problem across the commonwealth” after the arrests in Hampton on election fraud charges of three people last week. He urged Democratic [...]
Looks like it was strong but no widespread damage.
As I mentioned in my post on the subject when the DC government’s plans for how to address the striking down of their handgun ban became publicly known, it seemed that DC was intent on heading back to court. Their process for allowing citizens living in DC to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights amounted to [...]
Another Qantas flight had a problem in the air this month. Last night a Qantas 737-800 had to make a return to the origin airport after a bit more than a half-hour in the air because “[p]assengers said a door opened mid-flight, causing ‘chaos’ in the cabin.” Officials at Adelaide airport are saying that it [...]
This story about a new piece of military/emergency/camping gear wins the “neato” award of the month! The Lifesaver bottle is a water filtration device designed to allow an individual to scoop up 750ml of water from any source that’s available. The filtration system removes all manner of contaminants including bacteria and viruses normally left behind [...]
(* Yes, the number in the title is sarcasm. I have no way of knowing just how low my estimate of the actual number is.) In today’s Washington Post, there’s a column in the A Section called “Around the Nation” that gives little ¼-column briefs on various news items that don’t warrant stories of their [...]
A Return to Common Sense: Seven Bold Ways to Revitalize Democracy. Author Michael Waldman is with the Brennan Center for Justice and is a former speehwriter for Bill Clinton. So what’s he doing on my reading list? Unlike my colleagues on the Left, I do actually try to read the opinions and suggestions of members [...]