JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2008/01/i.html (15 comments)

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jsid-1199805930-586029  DJ at Tue, 08 Jan 2008 15:25:30 +0000

It raises an interesting question. Is "being right" an affirmative defense for anything except libel?

jsid-1199811954-586033  Eric von Michigan at Tue, 08 Jan 2008 17:05:54 +0000

I'm daydreaming about how this would've happened in the du Toit household. I'm picturing Son&Heir with a Swedish Mauser trained on the front door, Kim doing the same with his AK, and the women covering their 4 and 8 o'clock positions. SWAT team arrives and are mowed down, pushy paramedics shit themselves, and, being Texas, any and all charges are dropped within 24 hours of being filed.

jsid-1199813456-586034  Sarah at Tue, 08 Jan 2008 17:30:56 +0000

Well, I guess this is one point in Britain's favor. In a country where the system is so overburdened that patients are expected to administer their own care, it's hard to imagine the coppers busting down a door to drag someone to the hospital.

jsid-1199814188-586036  FabioC. at Tue, 08 Jan 2008 17:43:08 +0000

I visualize a country where all the authorities responsible of that inqualificable act will be kicked out of office, tarred & feathered and driven out of town on a rail.

jsid-1199817600-586039  Kresh at Tue, 08 Jan 2008 18:40:00 +0000

Just a sign of things to come in the Socialist Fantasyland of "Universal Health Care."

This would be a justified lawsuit. Where's Edwards when you need him.

/big helping of snark

jsid-1199841166-586052  Bruce at Wed, 09 Jan 2008 01:12:46 +0000

(kicking self for not stocking up when 7.62x39 was going for $125 a case)

jsid-1199845473-586063  Robert at Wed, 09 Jan 2008 02:24:33 +0000

Come now. Charges dropped? In Texas? Don't you mean they would be isolated, gassed and then burned to death?

And then slandered, of course, and any survivors jailed.

jsid-1199845973-586064  Nolan at Wed, 09 Jan 2008 02:32:53 +0000

Anyone seen a line in the sand around here anywhere???

jsid-1199846906-586066  Kevin Baker at Wed, 09 Jan 2008 02:48:26 +0000

Come now. Charges dropped? In Texas? Don't you mean they would be isolated, gassed and then burned to death?

Oh, no, Robert. This was strictly local jurisdiction. No Feds involved at all!

jsid-1199881364-586076  billfry at Wed, 09 Jan 2008 12:22:44 +0000

trailer park? ten kids? now why in the world would anybody think the kids might need to be checked on?

jsid-1199904314-586086  Phil Barker at Wed, 09 Jan 2008 18:45:14 +0000

"trailer park? ten kids? now why in the world would anybody think the kids might need to be checked on?"

What are you trying to say billfry?

You begin first with unliked fringed elements - religious elements if possible. You set the precidence and eventually you can do to anyone as you please.

You and the police begin to frighten me far more than the religious fanatics in this country.

jsid-1199917105-586092  Peet at Wed, 09 Jan 2008 22:18:25 +0000

It is a *hoot* reading the comments on the Post Independent site (other than the pathetic design of the site itself).

You can tell EXACTLY when the story hit the leftist websites.


jsid-1199920326-586093  Dennis at Wed, 09 Jan 2008 23:12:06 +0000

I hope that Mr. Shiflett becomes one of Colorados new millionares!

jsid-1200383016-586376  James in Japan at Tue, 15 Jan 2008 07:43:36 +0000

Everytime I read these comedic yet tragic type of stories in the US, I am sooo happy I am in Japan. Yes, it gets crazy here with all the rules all the time, but there is an underlying common sense among the public that seems to evade American society. The longer I am here the more absurd and embarrassed I am to be an American. I want to love my country warts and all and I am a veteran of the Army reserve and U.S. Navy but shit has just gotten too far out of hand. If it isn't political correctness and affirmative action, it is weird and bizarre things like a SWAT team evac of a kid. Do you all realize that foreigners read sites like this and then approach me and ask me why? I am sick of defending absurdity!

jsid-1200406281-586383  Kevin Baker at Tue, 15 Jan 2008 14:11:21 +0000

Japan has its own problems with police abuse, especially against foreigners. You just don't hear about them in the Japanese media much.

The difference between Japan and the U.S. is more a matter of perception than reality. Our press is far more likely to print stories showing our warts than theirs is.

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