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Coffee and Donuts

Some of today’s headlines:
 
Gunman Kills Four in Long Island Pharmacy 

Another glaring and tragic example of “guns don’t kill, people kill.” It strikes me as a little peculiar that in the majority of crimes where multiple murders are committed, the weapon of choice is a handgun. Why is that? Could it be that it’s not that easy to stab or to club four people to death? Maybe we need to end the ‘War on Drugs’ and commence a ‘War on Guns’.
 
Woman pleads guilty to stashing stolen mink coat in her underwear for 3 days

Where do I begin with with this one? How could the police have missed that for three days? Was it a mink coat for a small person or dog? And who in the world would want to wear it after it spent 3 days in this woman’s underwear?

A follow up on an item in yesterday’s Coffee and Donuts segment

ATF acting director may resign over Fast and Furious program

Why is it that when the little guys f@#k up they get fired, but when it’s a higher-up they’re allowed to resign? Kenneth Melson, acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, should be fired along with his superiors who were aware of this boneheaded operation. He should not be allowed to ‘fall on the sword’ for his superiors, collect a pension and then earn another salary as a lobbyist for the firearms industry.

California’s death row: $4 billion, few executions
  
I wonder how many lashes Peter Moskos, author of “In Defense of Flogging”, would deem appropriate in cases of murder. Okay, I’m sure that in every case, murderers would chose flogging over spending twenty five to life in prison. Just food for thought when you consider the cost to taxpayers for housing inmates on Death Row. Similar to that old line I use to hear cops say when they were contemplating divorcing their wives, that “it was cheaper to keep her”. It seems that in the case of the death penalty, it certainly is.

Monday Coffee & Doughnuts News Roundup

I’d like to start off by wishing all the dads a Happy Belated Fathers’ Day, especially the men and women in blue who had to work yesterday keeping the rest of us safe. A special Fathers’ Day shout out to Trooper Bates of the Indiana State Police. Trooper Bates gave me my final Fathers’ Day gift yesterday when he pulled me over on U.S. 31 just outside of Rochester, Indiana. Trooper Bates conducted himself in a professional and polite manner and was kind enough to issue me a warning instead of ‘banging’ me for 15 over the limit. Why do Troopers in uniform always look like they just stepped out of a dry cleaners? How does your uniform not even get one wrinkle on it after getting in and our of your cruiser all day long? Check in tomorrow for what to do if you’re pulled over by a ‘Trooper Bates’.

So onto the news.

Wayward Policy Blamed for Agent’s Slaying

I, for one, would just like to know who was the idiot who thought that “Fast and Furious” was a sound and intelligently orchestrated operation. If Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich had to conduct an investigation to find out what the Mexican drug cartels are doing with illegally obtained weapons, then maybe he should be cleaning toilets instead of prosecuting defendants.

British Man Shoots Off Own Finger with Shotgun

On a final note, I’m happy to report that Americans have not cornered the market on morons and stupidity. It seems that the British also have their share of ‘just dumb’ people. I just want to know what this idiot would have done if the wart were on his penis instead of his finger.