Open Carry Georgia

Georgia‘s Open Carry law, allowing people to carry loaded weapons, including assault rifles, around with them went into effect yesterday, July 2, 2014. I am appalled. People can now carry loaded AK47s with them to church, to school, to the store, and even in bars. Let me be clear about the insanity of this law: I do not trust the… Continue reading

Photographers’ Rights

From Bert P. Krages II’s web site: As the flyer states, there are not very many legal restrictions on what can be photographed when in public view. Most attempts at restricting photography are done by lower-level security and law enforcement officials acting way beyond their authority. Note that neither the Patriot Act nor the Homeland Security Act have any provisions… Continue reading

Bag the Tea Party

Image via Wikipedia I’ve had all of the Tea Party insanity I can stomach. They now want a Constitutional Renaissance. What kind of horse @#$% is that?! They want to revisit the 1st amendment, the 14th amendment, and states rights. Freedom of religion only will apply to the religions they want it to apply to.  The 14th amendment should only… Continue reading

Where Did My Country Go?

This causes me grave concerns! Once again I ask, “How much of our privacy and freedom are we willing to surrender?!” I’ve kept asking where the ridiculous amount of money I pay in taxes is going. And then we can’t balance local, state, and federal budgets?! Is it because those agencies are spending vast sums of money on tools such… Continue reading

In the Good Grief Category

“Former South Dakota State Rep. Ted Alvin Klaudt — presently serving time for raping his two foster daughters — is sending bizarre ‘copyright notices‘ from prison to news agencies and outlets that use his name in print or online, claiming a ‘common law copyright‘ on his name and demanding $500,000 for any unauthorized use.” (Via: Rapist ex-lawmaker claims copyright on… Continue reading

8 Million Reasons for Real Surveillance Oversight

If the US has 8,000,000 criminals using just Sprint as their cell phone provider, then it’s time for me to leave this place! Call me crazy, but our government is out of control! “Sprint Nextel provided law enforcement agencies with its customers’ (GPS) location information over 8 million times between September 2008 and October 2009. This massive disclosure of sensitive… Continue reading

In Piedmont Park

A friend and I had just eaten at one of my favorite mom and pop restaurants that has been in the family for over 60 years now, The Silver Grill, a meat and three veggies on the cheap. After dinner we decided to take a walk through Piedmont Park since the weather was really nice for July. We came across… Continue reading