User Profile: Tarantulas


Member Since: April 25, 2012


  • December 16, 2014 at 5:29pm

    It’s hard to watch actual conservatives jumping on the “militarized police” hating bandwagon. To me, this is obviously the same type of issue that the liberals had when they coined the term “assault weapon.” If I put a folding stock and a pistol grip on my Ruger Mini-14, it would be defined as an “assault weapon” under the 1994 law. And if a police officer puts on a ballistic helmet and vest and drives a mine-resistant vehicle down the street, the left-wingers start calling him “militarized.” He’s the same guy that he was when he was wearing his police uniform, but putting on the protective gear scares liberals, just like putting that pistol grip on my rifle scares liberals. It’s a cosmetic issue that means nothing in the real world. It just gives liberals an enemy to demonstrate against. It’s in the same vein as as Dow Chemical and GMOs, Dick Cheney and Halliburton, and the “endangered” Monarch Butterfly – fluff and nonsense.

    When officers start carrying hand grenades, using mortars, and calling in air strikes on shoplifters, then we can call them “militarized.” But the people who criticize police officers for being well protected are really on the wrong track. When police officers abuse their power and hurt innocent people, then they can and should be brought to justice. But I have a mental picture of a whole bunch of lefties laughing at us for criticizing the police department’s wardrobe and their motor pool. Really, we have many more important issues to discuss than this

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  • [1] October 31, 2014 at 9:36pm

    Easy – diesel boats run out of fuel and nuc boats don’t. Any other questions?

  • [9] October 28, 2014 at 10:02pm

    You should go and start your own topic about Catholic priests and little boys. It seems to be of great interest to you.

  • [6] October 28, 2014 at 9:59pm

    Your response is off topic for this discussion.

  • [12] October 28, 2014 at 9:57pm

    The difference, as you well know, is that Christians abandoned these practices 2000 years ago, but in Muslim nations these practices are the (shariah) law of the land.

  • [2] October 19, 2014 at 1:33pm

    It’s the Bystander Effect. Sort of a herd mentality. All that’s needed is for one person to show up who does what’s right instead of doing what everyone else is doing.

    For a real-world example, watch as the man in the green shirt recruits a team of bystanders to save a man’s life:

  • October 10, 2014 at 10:34pm

  • [2] September 24, 2014 at 12:46am

    “This video has been removed because its content violated YouTube’s Terms of Service.”

    Meanwhile, the video of the ISIS terrorist lecturing the world in front of a collection of gruesome decapitated heads was reviewed after my complaint and judged to be not in violation.

  • [2] July 25, 2014 at 9:25pm

    Except that’s not what happened. They didn’t have to contact Facebook or his ISP. They have a group of followers called #SocialMediaSlueths who started posting information about his family and his Facebook page. Then apparently someone called in some tips, and the police nabbed him.

    On July 23, 2014, the Anne Arundel County Police Department profiled Roger Ray Ireland during its “#WantedWednesday” feature. Social Media Sleuths (#SocialMediaSlueths) as the police department calls their online social media family, immediately begin sharing Ireland’s picture. Roger Ireland himself then commented on the Facebook thread saying “Y’all will never catch me…” referencing his attempts to continue to elude the police.

    On July 24, 2014, detectives from the Intelligence Unit followed up on some tips received as to the whereabouts of Ireland.

    Detectives were able to locate Ireland in South Baltimore near the Anne Arundel County line at approximately 1:00 p.m. They executed a traffic stop on the vehicle that he was in and he was taken into custody without incident. Ireland was taken to the Northern District and served with an outstanding warrant for violation of probation.

    Here’s their Facebook page:

  • June 20, 2013 at 2:07am

    Tainted, that is a link to the “Lifehacks” YouTube channel, which is all about dating and not about freedom. I was looking forward to another saveuschuckwoolery experience.

  • May 18, 2013 at 11:56am

    I wish no one knew what Michael Moore looked like. It seems to me that we should be opposing his liberal views, but his body mass index shouldn’t be part of the discussion. By calling him fat, we are resorting to the tactics of the left. By discussing numbers and facts, we are discussing things from a conservative point of view. Let’s not allow the “progressives” to keep dragging us down into the gutter to mud wrestle with them on their level. We’re better than that.

  • February 5, 2013 at 3:50pm

    No. This is a “man bites dog” story. These stories are always big news, precisely because they happen so rarely. Unfortunately it is not rare to see the cop-haters come out from under their rocks to bash the police. They don’t get much chance to do that during normal news days. I suspect that many or most of these cop-haters have spent some time involuntarily inspecting the inside of a jail cell. Yes, these officers did bad things. No, most officers are not dishonest and corrupt.

  • January 18, 2013 at 6:20pm

    I saw him on Jay Leno’s show one evening talking about his sleep apnea. He said that he had gone through a sleep study, and the results were that he was waking up 45 times per minute. Of course that is ridiculous, and he meant 45 times per hour. I believe that Tom is so eager to speak that he doesn’t think about what he’s saying. If he sat down and thought about it for a minute, he would probably realize that the hunter he saw didn’t have “hot firepower” after all. Although, on the same show he was talking about waking up with the sleep apnea breathing mask on his face, and when trying to take it off rapidly, he broke his nose. So maybe he really is an idiot.

  • January 10, 2013 at 1:08pm

    They weren’t “marauding” or “brandishing.” They were exercising their Second Amendment rights, just as their detractors exercised their First Amendment rights to criticize them. These guys should walk around armed every day, until the hand-wringers stop being disturbed and upset and accept that open carry is a Constitutional right.

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  • January 8, 2013 at 2:02pm

    “Yes, our shirts are for sale to the public.
    Call Taco Cid (803) 794-4008. Or come see us for lunch or dinner.”

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  • January 3, 2013 at 1:44pm

    I’m submitting your name to the Guardians of the Universe for further processing. In the meantime, enjoy your Marvel comics, such as the Rawhide Kid in “Slap Leather.”

  • December 28, 2012 at 11:22am

    Dorkville, thanks for posting. You’re showing us the problem with stories like these. There are no references given, just assertions. “After a school massacre, the U.K. banned handguns in 1998. A decade later, handgun crime has doubled.” Has it really? It doubled exactly? In precisely ten years? All an opponent needs to do is wander by and say “No it hasn’t” and we’re back to square one because we can’t cite any numbers.

    You’re right that it’s really not useful to compare crime and gun ownership in the US and Australia, or any two countries. Different countries have many other factors that figure into the equation. If someone from the UK says “You have too much gun crime in the US,” we can turn around and say “You should figure out how to stop all those home invasions.” We’re trying to compare things that have so many variables that there’s no way to make sense of the comparison.

  • December 18, 2012 at 2:23pm

    As I understand it, deinstitutionalization is part of the legacy of President Kennedy. It would be instructive to look at the number of deaths that can be attributed to homicidal maniacs who would have been safely locked away if not for JFK’s initiative. After the Tucson shooting, I talked to a psychiatrist who said that Jared Loughner’s actions should have put him behind bars long before the shooting. He said that there had to be multiple failures to report his actions to the proper authorities for him to be walking around free in that mental state.

    Liza Long should be able to tell the police “My son is out of control and I am afraid for my life and the lives of my other children because of him,” and the kid should be instantly whisked away to a supervised and secure mental health facility for evaluation. And if he’s found to be too mentally ill and too violent, he should never be released into polite society where he can hurt people.

  • November 30, 2012 at 3:06pm

    Officers say someone threw something out of a car window at the offices, causing a fire to start.

    The suspect is described as a Hispanic man driving a black Hyundai.

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  • November 27, 2012 at 2:06pm

    Agreed here too. I used to listen to her on one of the Phoenix radio stations, but only for a few minutes at a time. So much of her show was filled with fluff and nonsense. She used to have a segment called the “but monkey of the day.” It was someone she didn’t like who used “but” in a sentence, and she had the sound of a monkey screaming at least twice during the clip. And she would always take the time to make fun of an enemy’s name or hair or clothing, something that no one but her could care about. I don’t understand why she has been on the air for as long as she has, with all the extraneous stuff in the show.