Archive for June, 2014

Fun With Guns: High Pressure Salesmanship

June 30, 2014 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

In Good Ole Pennsylvania.  Sometimes you gotta wonder where the good guy with a gun is in situations like these.

BLOOMSBURG — A woman was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to her leg after police say a vendor at the Eagle Arms Gun Show at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds accidentally shot her on Saturday.

Police in Columbia County said vendor Geoffrey Hawk, the owner of “In Case of Emergency,” shot Krysta Gearhart of Orangeville in the thigh with a semi-automatic .380 while demonstrating a concealed carry holster. Usually, the demonstration is done with a plastic model of a gun.

The police were happy to say there was not a magazine attached to the weapon but there was a round in the chamber.

Icing on the Cake?  The name of the vendor is “In Case of Emergency.”

I’m not making that up.

Thanks to pk and Carl for the heads up.



June 29, 2014 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Okay, we are home from the State Convention.

The platform is 65 pages long and it’s a doozy!   It is a document that I am exceedingly proud of.  It will be online within a week.

Gilberto Hinojosa was reelected chair by a vote of 6,999 to 335.   I think that’s a mandate.  My beloved friend Fredericka Phillips was elected vice chair of the Texas Democratic Party.  I got reelected, as did Bubba.  It was a good weekend.

As soon as I get unpack tomorrow, I’ll post some pictures and get my butt back to work tomorrow morning.  As soon as I wade through 1,287 emails.

Here ya go – why I love, love, love Leticia Van de Putte.





Holy Cow

June 28, 2014 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

It is 3:00 Texas time.  I have been sitting in a windowless room since 8:00 am with 30 other people writing the Texas Democratic Party platform.  This is the third day of this.  You damn well better  love the TDP platform.

And The Good Guy With a Gun Was Asleep in His BarkoLounger Unarmed

June 27, 2014 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

So you’re sitting in your own home minding your own business on your own couch with your own wife.

An Oklahoma home was damaged last weekend by a howitzer artillery shell fired from a gun range three miles away.

The artillery shell – which is 14.5 inches long and 3.5 inches across – crashed through an exterior wall, hit the ceiling, and damaged another wall while homeowner Gene Kelley and his wife were in another room, reported KOAM-TV.

“It’s unbelievable,” Kelley said. “Unless you were here to see it or see the pictures I’ve got, you would not believe how huge this thing is.”

Oh, I won’t take much convincing.  This is kinda huge even by Texas standards.  By Oklahoma standards, it’s colossal.



Homeowners say if the shell had not first hit a tree limb and then the ground, the impact would have been a lot more severe when it hit the house.

The gun range owner is saying he’ll pay for the damages but that this was just a “freak accident” and everything they did was perfectly safely.  Obviously not.  I’m no expert on home construction, but that hole does not look safe to me.  That, of course, could just be me because I don’t live in a war zone.  Or Oklahoma.

Next it’ll be, “oops, we had no idea that tactical nuclear weapon would have nay fallout.  We fired it by the instruction book.”

The homeowner, in the understatement of the year, said,”The people that bring these type of weapons need to think about whether it is really safe and an appropriate area to take a weapon of that magnitude and shoot it.”

Ya think?

Thanks to everybody for the heads up.

Friday Toons

June 27, 2014 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized






No. No. No. No.

June 26, 2014 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Sorry, you just have to go look for yourself.  You would not believe me if I told you.

Thanks to Kyle for the heads up.