Teacher With a Gun Stops Knife Attack, Saves Life

A teacher with a gun at the Kaplan Career Institute in Swatara Township near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania saw a student being attacked with a knife as he left the school around 10:30 P.M. on Monday night. He drew his gun and ordered the attacker to drop the knife, attacker fled, victim was treated and released from the hospital. Although stabbed six times, his wounds were treatable and are not life threatening. Police say the teacher likely saved the student’s life. Story in The Patriot News.

But hey, we all know that if teachers had guns schools would become killing zones, right? Oh, I forgot. For the most part teachers do not have guns and schools are killing zones now.

How different would the history of Columbine be if teacher Dave Sanders had been armed? Or if Liviu Librescu at Virginia Tech had been? Perhaps both of those men would be alive today, and perhaps a few of the students who died in those killing fields would also be alive. We’ll never know for sure in those cases, but we do know that the student who was attacked last Monday night and stabbed six times by a maniac is alive as a direct result of a teacher having a gun.

Quote of the Day

A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.

—Robert Frost, from The Figure a Poem Makes

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

Mark Penn’s Two Firms Awarded Millions From Stimulus For PR Campaign

Almost $6 Million to “save” three jobs? Story at The Hill.

Mark Penn was Hillary’s pollster in 2008, and I seem to remember that Hillary’s campaign was indebted to Penn for several million. I wonder if he ever got paid.

This transfer of a few million from taxpayers to Mark Penn can’t have anything to do with that…can it?

This Is Too Good To Pass Up

James Taranto does The Best of The Web on the WSJ Opinion Journal page. In this article, The Mystery of Harry Reid, on Reid’s saying Republicans are supporters of slavery for opposing Obamacare, Taranto says,

This, however, raises a question that has long puzzled us about Reid: How did such an unappealing man who says so many foolish things get so far in politics? He has been elected to Congress six times, and the Senate’s Democrats chose him as their leader. Maybe he has exceptional backroom skills, or comes across better in person than on television. And of course the polls show he is in trouble with the voters back in Nevada. Still, his success to this point seems something of a miracle–an inspiration to dour, foolish men everywhere.

Reid is really nuts. Republicans don’t have the votes to stop Obamacare so what does he care if they don’t support it? Moreover, the claim that opposing Obamacare is akin to supporting slavery and being anti-civil rights is weird. Ending slavery and supporting civil rights, both of which were Republican objectives, were movements to expand freedom in America. Obamacare is a movement to take away people’s freedom.

Reid has lots of problems. More of them are on display is this delicious story: Harry Reid’s Armenian Nightmare. Here is the face of Reid’s Armenian nightmare:

Cato Report on EPA Regulation of CO2

The idiotic Supreme Court ruling that CO2 is a pollutant and the EPA announcement of proposed rules to regulate CO2 and other greenhouse gases is a scientifically unsound policy, of which we seem have plenty of these days. The Cato Institute has released an important new paper titled Scientific Shortcomings in the EPA’s Endangerment Finding From Greenhouse Gases by Patrick J. Michaels and Paul C. Knappenberger. It’s a pdf about 12 pages long which Powerline calls must reading.

It certainly is that because this is one of the greatest threats to Truth, Justice and the American Way to come out of the Obama administration. It is a great threat because it is poised to replace democracy and representative government with an administrative state where a regulatory agency will perform all functions of government, executive, legislative and judicial, and it can be done by administrative rule-making when no one is looking. The U.S. may as well join the European Union if we are going to cede our sovereignty to bureaucrats this easily.

Downloading this report and reading it would be a good use of your time, I promise. I won’t say this has to be stopped because it is probably too late. But it has to be reversed by a better Congress under a different president if this generation hopes to leave to its children the sort of country endowed with freedom and prosperity that our parents left to us.

Ammo is Back!

At Cabela’s. [Link may be slow to load because it’s a long URL that takes you to the page in their catalog]

Looks like they have good supplies of Winchester white box but it isn’t cheap. It’s great practice ammo and they seem to have all calibers from .380 to .45 ACP. If you’re a 10mm shooter you still have to roll your own, it appears. OK with me.

I don’t get paid for the attention I give stuff on this page. Dammit.