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March 25, 2019

Good for her

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 9:13 am
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An 80 year old woman uses a gun to defend herself during a burglary.  Bravo.  Guns are the great equalizer for the women and the elderly.

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February 20, 2019

Pistol packin’ (grand) mama

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 12:34 pm
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Good for her.

February 18, 2019

Another one for Jim

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 10:37 am
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As Washington State’s leading libertarian lawyer, I am surprised that superlawyer Jim Bates is not heavily involved in this litigation.  I think an amicus filing is in order.

February 15, 2019

This one is for Jim

Filed under: General — dknights @ 8:07 am
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This story fascinates me.  It has been going on for years.  I recently spoke with friend of the blog, Jim Bates, who lives in the area, and surprisingly he had never heard anything about it.

February 13, 2019

More Venezuela news

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 10:39 am
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As protests continue, this story highlights some of the human cost of socialism.  BUT, never forget, a majority of the Venezuelans brought this on themselves by buying into all the promises socialists made. Promises of an easier life and a guaranty that the government would take care of them.  They always promise this.  They never deliver.

February 6, 2019

Interesting story of the day

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:05 pm
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Didn’t hear anything about this.  Was he a student tourist who made a mistake or a spy who got sloppy and got caught.

January 30, 2019

Great gold heist?

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 3:10 pm
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Is Russia about to move gold reserves out of Venezuela?  (h/t to Jeff “Inch High” Groves for the link)

Movie review: Song of the Thin Man (1947)

Filed under: General — dknights @ 12:34 am
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This is the last of the six Thin Man films and the only one to take place post-WWII.  In this movie, Nick, Jr., played by Dean Stockwell in one of his early roles, is about 10, which places the movie about 5 years after the last film, The Thin Man Goes Home.  In this movie, we come to the end of the Thin Man saga.  Nick and Nora, who were young, newly married and carefree parties have progressed to a middle aged married couple concerned with family life.  In the first film and through the early ones, Nick and Nora go to clubs and enjoy big band music and drinking.  Now, they’d rather be home. Jazz is coming on the scene and Nick and Nora are fish out of water when it comes to the new musical scene.

The movie starts with Nick and Nora on a gambling and booze cruise among a society party.  They are there because Nora wants to try and fit in more with upscale society.  This is a change from the early films where Nora actively disdained high society and liked hanging out with Nick’s lowlife friends.  Of course, there is a murder aboard the ship and the usual adventure ensues, culminating with Nick solving the murder after gathering all the suspects back on the ship.

While many of the critics rate is one of the lesser Thin Man films, I rate it about 3rd or 4th mainly due to the progression shown in the main characters over the 13 year span of the films. (11 years pass in the timeline of the films)  Still better than most of the dreck put out by Hollywood today.

Five stars.

January 16, 2019

Give that man a medal

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 4:27 pm
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Your feel good story of the day.

December 28, 2018

Good for them

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 1:42 pm
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If this becomes more common, crime will continue to fall.

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