User Profile: Victory Not Vengeance

Member Since: November 29, 2011


  • October 1, 2015 at 1:58pm

    I don’t know how prevalent these are nationally, but a lot of retailers in my area have gift card racks for just about every merchant out there. So if you’re using an EMV card to purchase one-shot cards for online stores, you wouldn’t even be USING your card online.

    I like it.

  • September 24, 2015 at 2:07pm

    This will no doubt receive as much, if not more, airplay than the Freddie Gray case.

    But only in an alternate universe.

    In the universe we’re living in, this story will be summarily ignored by the dino-media and the White House, because the victim is melanin-challenged and has a surname that ends in “-ski.”

    Making a cause celebre out of a DWEM is forbidden in the divide-and-rule playbook, so it won’t happen. I hope I’m wrong here, but sadly, this administration is getting drearily predictable in its rank unseemliness.

  • June 20, 2015 at 11:23am

    Oh, yes. Christians being able to defend themselves, by force of arms, from being slaughtered by an agent of evil. Oh, the horror!

    After all, such a scene might give Christians ideas on how to respond should, you know, an anti-Christian US government one day decide to go after other churches…

  • [9] May 13, 2015 at 7:56am

    Right about the same time they volunteered to serve their country, and risk life and limb, to defend your freedom to make a fool of yourself.

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  • [1] April 13, 2015 at 9:24pm

    What’s being totally lost in the discussion is the geography.

    Pull up a satellite map of Silver Spring, Maryland, and take a look at the intersection of Fenton and Easley Streets, where the kids were picked up.

    Go a couple of blocks east, and you’re in single-family home suburbia. Go west a block or two, and you run into Georgia Avenue, one of the main north-south corridors from DC to the Beltway, as well as Wheaton, Aspen Hill, and and points north in Montgomery County.

    A couple of blocks north on Fenton–once you get past the library construction on one side, and the forthcoming construction on the site of the old First Baptist Church–is Downtown Silver Spring. There are a couple of theaters there, a civic building, and the Filmore, which is the largest non-arena music venue in the DC area.

    It’s not a terrible neighborhood by any stretch…but the catch is that you have to keep your head on a swivel. Downtown Silver Spring has more than its share of crime problems, including a massive brawl on the 4th of July a few years ago that got the county council debating a teen curfew. Thefts are common, robberies are not unheard of, and shootings, while rare, do happen.

    No, Silver Spring isn’t exactly Temple Hills; but it isn’t exactly Potomac, either.

    So I understand why the sight of unaccompanied minors in a borderline area gets the locals wondering.

    THAT SAID: MoCo is BADLY overplaying its hand here, and stories like this will discourage possible future residents.

  • August 24, 2014 at 12:37pm

    A thought experiment:

    What if, instead of a comic book character, the statue in the backyard had been of, say, St. Michael the Archangel? St. Michael is regarded as a protector, and there seems to be something to that: I live near a Catholic church of which he is patron saint, and our area always seems to escape the full fury of some of the natural disasters that have hit our region while I’ve been living here. Anecdotal, yes, but most angel lore is.

    But back to the main question. What if that statue were of a religious figure, and not a pop culture figure? How would this have been different?

    Discuss, civilly. I’m interested in hearing what everyone thinks here.

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  • August 24, 2014 at 12:25pm

    “The Most Interesting Man In the World” is Dos Equis. Keep your beers straight. :P

  • July 2, 2014 at 1:51pm

    Only in Russia!

  • [1] June 15, 2014 at 3:23am

    Oh, they’re transparent, all right.

    Their lies are so blatant that everyone who wants to look can see right through them.

  • [1] June 15, 2014 at 3:21am

    So, either someone’s lying to Congress–which is a crime–or all the backup copies of the emails were knowingly destroyed, which is evidence tampering–also a crime.

    Meaning someone, somewhere, is committing a FELONY in order to hide these emails from Congress.

    You don’t commit an actual crime to cover up an honest mistake.

    Lerner’s emails are GOING to show MASSIVE amounts of criminality when they finally see the light of day.

  • [1] June 5, 2014 at 2:15pm

    God bless any man who can carry a badge and still keep a sense of humor.

  • May 20, 2014 at 3:22pm

    Dude, that was like eleven years ago.

  • May 19, 2014 at 2:42pm

    Все заявления, которые являются политически некорректным в природе должно быть сообщено властям немедленно, так что задержание и перевоспитание может быстро начаться.

    (Note: that is courtesy of Google Translate. I don’t speak nearly enough Russian to get that technical.)

    Tell me we’re not already there, Blazers. My hopes for America’s future are fading.

  • May 3, 2014 at 1:47pm

    A while back, Wheel of Fortune did an open call in my neck of the woods. They told us, point-blank, that they were looking for exuberance, not necessarily puzzle-solving acumen.

    Evidently–and we’ve seen this more than once lately on Whel–puzzle-solving and pronunciation aren’t as important as having the disposition of a rabid chihuahua who just washed down half a dozen No-Doz with two cans of Red Bull.

    That’s the SHOW’S fault, not the fault of society generally.

  • April 6, 2014 at 8:34pm

    In THIS economy? With real unemployment at 12.8%? With 7 million-plus Americans working part-time because they can’t get a full-time job?

    You DO realize how utterly insensitive that comment is, yes?

    I don’t mind a slavish ideologue. I object to a malicious one.

  • April 6, 2014 at 7:31pm

    I’m a bit more optimistic. Growing kids do NOT forget being hungry.

    All the GOP has to do is say, “Hey, kids? You know those starvation rations you get in school? Well, they were passed by a Democratic Congress and signed by a Democratic President.”

    I’d say start hitting them with that now, before they’re even eligible to vote. It will pay dividends down the road.

  • April 6, 2014 at 6:54pm


    Banned “school” lunches? A little too rapid on the rapid response, I see.

    Per the Chicago Tribune, you’re only half right. It’s up to individual schools. And there’s nothing that bars other area schools from imposing similar bans.

    From the Chicago Tribune, 4/11/11:

    A Chicago Public Schools spokeswoman said she could not say how many schools prohibit packed lunches and that decision is left to the judgment of the principals.

    “While there is no formal policy, principals use common sense judgment based on their individual school environments,” Monique Bond wrote in an email. “In this case, this principal is encouraging the healthier choices and attempting to make an impact that extends beyond the classroom.”

    Also in that article is a quote from the school’s principal saying that she wouldn’t name names, but that, quote, “the practice is fairly common.”

    There are a LOT of public schools in Chicago. The idea that it’s “just one” school out of scores, when there’s a financial incentive to do so, and in a system that had to deal with a major fraud scandal last year no less, seems like a stretch.

  • April 6, 2014 at 3:55pm

    I know Chicago public schools ban homemade lunches. There are probably more–I’m looking at one article that’s referencing Hawaii, as well as a preschool–say again, PRESCHOOL–in Virginia.

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  • April 6, 2014 at 3:45pm

    No, it’s not. There are jurisdictions that forbid homemade lunches. Chicago is one of them. It’s either eat the government gruel, or starve.

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  • April 6, 2014 at 3:41pm

    Sorry, your race card has been declined due to insufficient intellectual capital.

    If that’s the only argument you’ve got, then stop wasting our time, and–for your own good–stop making yourself look like a useful idiot.