BTK Suspect Confesses to Murders

It’s a heck of a thing.

It still actually surprises me, how people react to serial killers when they make their confession. Killing people is what serial killers do, they tend to think of it like a job, or a private fantasy. They are the experts in their field, in their own minds at least. So why should it be surprising that they are cold or calm when discussing the murders?

Just because it’s shocking to you, doesn’t mean that it’s all that shocking to a person who’s more than a little messed up in the head. How can you expect someone who kills people for fun to feel remorse, or regret, or any emotion at all for what they did? If there is an emotion to be had on the subject by such people, certainly it would be one that would shock you far more than his calmness in describing the crimes.… [Read More]

Private Property Seized by the Government and Given to Another Private Owner?

Is economic development a public use?

I think this is the real question at issue in this case. It’s a question I’m not sure I have the answer to, or that anyone has an answer to. I know that as a homeowner, I don’t feel that it’s right for my local government to have the power to take my home from me, even with monetary compensation. I’ve worked hard for my home. … [Read More]

Okay.. I’ve tried..

and I can’t do it. I am removing “I Am Charlotte Simmons” from my summer reading list. Tom Wolfe’s writing makes this story about as interesting as watching grass grow (and while my grass has been growing like crazy lately, and it actually has been kinda neat to watch it grow this doesn’t redeem the novel much in any way). The novel has bored me to sleep no less than six times. I guess Wolfe just isn’t for me. Sorry Dave. I’ll return your book tomorrow 🙂… [Read More]

Protecting the Flag?

Ban on Flag Burning has Chance to Pass Senate?

Note again, that I’m a conservative by and large. I don’t favor this initiative. I don’t care who burns the flag for whatever reason, as long as they paid for it out of their own pockets, rather than stealing it from someone else, it’s theirs to do with as they see fit.

Yes, it offends me to see a flag being burned on TV, but it’s not my right to tell that person they can’t and it’s not the government’s job. It is my right to say “Hey! I think what you’re doing is wrong and I don’t like it.” I don’t need congress to speak for me, I can be plenty loud when I choose to be, thank you very much.

The idea that congress feels the need to pass this law offends me almost as much as flag burning itself.… [Read More]