Musings from Brian J. Noggle
Thursday, August 27, 2009
In Thirty Minutes Or Less, No Less
RI highway trooper delivers baby in pickup truck.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009
He Didn't Have Time To Use The Sickle
1 suspect in custody following Dem HQ vandalism in Denver:
    A 24-year-old arrested this morning on suspicion of smashing 11 windows at Colorado Democratic Party headquarters tried to conceal his identity while allegedly committing the crime, according to police descriptions.

    . . . .

    he other storefronts surrounding the building on West Eighth Avenue and Santa Fe Drive in downtown Denver's art district were untouched. But the Democratic posters are scuffed from hammer blows, Waak said.
No doubt if he had gone into the building, he would have damaged the upholstery with a sickle.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009
When You Outlaw Guns, Hoodlums Use Pint Glasses
Britain proves again that ad absurdum defense of gun rights is valid:
    British government plans to curb alcohol-fuelled violence by introducing plastic beer glasses in pubs are unlikely to be popular, the pub industry warned on Monday.

    The Home Office (Interior Ministry) has commissioned a new design for plastic containers in an attempt to stop glasses being used as weapons, reports said.

    The plan is in response to official figures showing that 5 500 people are attacked with glasses and bottles every year in England and Wales.
You see, you cannot prevent violent people from violent acts by outlawing objects. You just limit the liberty of the law-abiding. Outlaw guns, the violent use knives and swords. Outlaw knives and swords, the violent use bottles and beer mugs. Outlaw bottles and beer mugs, what's next? Mandatory manicures and compulsory participation in the British NHS dental system? Wait....

Sunday, August 23, 2009
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Investigates Election Fraud
What, polls kept open extra hours to pour in extra Democratic votes? ACORN-backed fake voter registrations? Problems purging voter rolls of duplicates? No, silly. Election fraud in the 1876 election that split the city from the county:
    Prominent promoters cried foul and rushed to court. Hearings found such likely fraud as a rural precinct that recorded 132 votes against and two in favor, with 128 ballots showing eraser marks. A Butler minion, pressed in court about irregularities, blurted: "I deny the facts."

    The Missouri Court of Appeals, including the vigorously pro-city Judge Thomas Gantt, eventually affirmed the tossing of 5,068 ballots, most of them "no" votes, for an overall victory margin of 1,253. The city declared itself independent in March 1877, and the courthouse crowd conceded.
No doubt, back in the old days, the St. Louis Post and the St. Louis Dispatch both favored the plan, but now that it's a hundred and thirty years later, the city and its cheerleading section (the Post-Dispatch) want to cast a pall over an election to delegitimize it.

Don't worry, the city tells the county. For all the bad things the county has done, the city will take it and its tax base back.

To say Noggle, one first must be able to say the "Nah."