Update: The Steifel Foundation will be matching donations to Camp Quest Oklahoma this week to help offset the back-stabbing by Oklahoma Joe’s #BigotBBQ!
Click here to donate (I just did)!
Oklahoma Joe’s Barbecue decided to go all “Children of the Corn” last night and screw over Camp Quest Oklahoma in the midst of a fund-raiser there. The problem seems to have started with Oklahoma Joe’s sanctimonious CEO, Joe Davidson, and his hill-billy religious discrimination. Those showing up for the cancelled-without-notice fundraiser were met with the sign above and have been expressing their feelings about being back-stabbed like this. Joe, when you kick people out of a long planned fundraiser and then lie about it, well, it pretty much blows any spirit-filled high-ground, doesn’t it? Man, you know you’ve screwed the pooch when even the local Fox affiliate highlights your hypocrisy. You just can’t buy press like that! The crap the BA location served up last night stunk soooo bad that even the (independent) Kansas City location is distancing itself publicly, and Joe had to pull down his Facebook page to avoid the well-deserved public acknowledgement of his little negative publicity stunt last night. I don’t think I’ll be eating there anytime
soon EVER. They are dead to me! “Oklahoma Joe’s: put on your armbands and come on by!”
This link is to a video that illustrates the difficulty of downing a small drone with projectile weapons (starting at 1:18, volume warning!): lots of guns spewing lots of lead before it goes down (maybe try a shotgun?). Today, the Navy released video of a solid-state fiber optic laser system downing a comparably small drone with considerable poise and grace (and lots less noise). The lesson is pretty clear here: if they at least double the laser power, this approach would definitely be tactically significant, and not just for drones. Think artillery shells, missiles, etc.
WikiLeaks has launched a very large searchable database of diplomatic cables from the Nixon/Kissinger years. You might need to boil your eyeballs after reading. This massive database is the first installment of the “Public Library of US Diplomacy”, or PlusD, which a press release describes as holding “the world’s largest searchable collection of United States confidential, or formerly confidential, diplomatic communications.” PlusD holds “2 million records comprising approximately 1 billion words.” Let’s all go and search for dirty words, eh?
In January 1977, Playboy published an interview with an anonymous alleged designer of “assorted nasties” (silencers, explosive bullets, hallucinogens, envenomed felt-tip pens, that sort of thing) for a certain government agency (cough-CIA-cough). Titled “Mr. Death”, it’s just cock full of anti-social Maker info, with all the [deleted] bits easily pieced together if you know your chemistry and so forth. It gives an interesting insight into what was possibly going on in (and deniably outside) our government at the time.
A 4-year-old who picked up a gun at a family cookout killed the wife of a Wilson County (TN) sheriff’s deputy, authorities said Monday. More guns is the obvious NRA answer to the problem of guns being so damned good at killing innocent people that little children can do it accidentally </mournful sarcasm>. Pew-pew-pew, am I right?