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Sunday Brunch With The Right Guy: The Inner Circle

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The Knights Of The Right Roundtable



It’s Sunday, and it’s brunch time with The Right Guy and his fellow right knights of the right round table.

Lets start with Bungalow Bill also known as Clay Bowler. When he’s not commenting on the somethign to do with the Beatles, he always has a fair word to say something about our feckless leader and his minions. His latest commentary on the socio-sartorial escapades of Mobama leaves no stone unturned.
Not to be left out, the good Dr. Dave at Feed Your ADHD, had more cutting comments than even The Right Guy. Go Dr. Dave.
Missing from this weekend’s fashion fest was Nickie Goomba. Wherefore art thou Nickie, when we need you?
Over at Land Shark 5150, Land Shark was bubbling over with respect and admiration of the greatest civil right leader of the 19th century (may be extant in this country), the inestimable Frederick Douglass.
Tim over at LCR is also giving like shoutouts to his peeps, and is the inspiration for mine.
And what would any day be without the prolific and profound Libertarian Republican? Eric “The Dynamo” Dondero is currently defending liberty from every direction with his defense of Peter Schiff , who is taking hits not only from every side, but from the church, writing obvious exposés of why we voted for McCain, and reporting on the efforts to repeal the legal drinking age of 21.
The best slogan of the week goes to Smitty, the pseudo-ersatz Stacy McCain at The Other McCain. How can you beat the reaper is cheaper?

Coming round the bend of the table back to me, we have the erudite Dr. John R. Lott, whose vigilance in defending our second amendment rights is second to none, but this weekend, we find him investigating campaign finance reform and the corruption of ACORN.
Missing from this table is Bug, who seems to have lost heart in the blogging pursuits. Where are you Bug?
Lastly, we have William and Chuck cheering from the sidelines as always. Did I mention Black and Gold Fan?
Thank you for reading this blog and have a relaxing Sunday before reurning to the Fabric Covered Box at work.

More Doughnut Taxers, This Time From Texas: Even if the speed limit sign is wrong, so still are you

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From John R. Lotts Blog:

When is a speed trap not a speed trap?

The Texas Department of Transportation has a little mess on its hands. This is a small stretch of highway where the wrong speed limit was posted. Apparently, one sign along the route had a different speed limit posted.

TXDOT knew it was wrong. In June 2008, they put the wrong sign up. The 40mph sign should be 50mph sign. TXDOT told crews to fix it in August, but even with the help of photos and fancy word balloons, the road crew couldn’t figure it out.

It was still there, still wrong, when this ticket was written in May 2009, over 10 months later. While TXDOT apologizes, they say their mistake doesn’t really matter.

“Whatever the speed limit is posted is what drivers should follow. Even if it’s wrong,” said Baker.

Wow. I wasn’t really sure if I got that, so I asked again and sure enough TXDOT says even if they get it wrong, twice, they aren’t really wrong.

“The speed limit is what is posted along the roadway. It doesn’t matter if it’s the correct speed limit or incorrect speed limit,” said Baker.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office agrees with TXDOT that, wrong sign or not, the cops are right.

“Those officers on the street go by what is posted,” said Lt. Dan Norris of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

Not to be deterred, Gadus unearthed records showing at least 600 tickets were written in the area of the wrong sign, maybe as many as 1500. For Gadus, a 30-year veteran cop by the way, that’s way too many. Unless officers had a sinister motive.

“It looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it’s a speed trap,” said Gadus.

When asked about a possible speed trap, Lt. Norris replied, “No, not at all.”

For all his work, a judge recently dismissed Gadus’ wife’s ticket. Now he’s worried about the hundreds of other people who got tickets in the same place, but paid the fine because they never saw what he saw. . . .

H/T and credit to John R. Lott.

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Written by James Lagnese

July 18, 2009 at 2:26 pm

A different type of commercial: All’s well that ends well.

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I wonder if John Lott would approve? 🙂
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Written by James Lagnese

May 5, 2009 at 8:40 pm

Posted in Gun Rights, guns, John Lott