Gun Owners of Arizona via FB
A Chief of Police gets to experience what lawful firearm owners experience everyday. The difference? He is law enforcement and gets an apology. Welcome to our world Chief.
THE WOODLANDS, Texas – A local police chief is reeling after he was refused treatment at a Woodlands doctor’s office Tuesday because he was wearing his gun in his holster.
Conroe Police Department Chief Philip Dupuis said he was also wearing his badge and clearly identified himself to the office manager at Texas ENT who told him to leave.
“She said, ‘Sir, I need you to take your gun out to your car.’ I said, ‘Excuse me?’ She said, ‘Sir, I need you to take your gun out to your car. It’s our policy,’” Dupuis said. “I said, ‘Well, I’m not taking my gun out to my car, give me my driver’s license and insurance back, and I’ll find me a new ENT.’”
Notices posted outside the door of Texas ENT clearly state it prohibits both concealed- and open-carry firearms inside the building.
Texas law enforcement officers are legally allowed to carry weapons inside of private businesses with these notices. However, these notices are rarely, if ever, enforced by the businesses that post them when it comes to law enforcement officers.
Chief Dupuis says he has never been kicked out of a business for wearing his firearm in his 35 years in law enforcement and was embarrassed in front of the other patients in the waiting room.
He acknowledges it is a private business’s right to refuse service or treatment to whomever they please, as it is his right to take his business somewhere else.
A spokesman for Texas ENT told KHOU 11 News an office employee made a big mistake yesterday and said he has personally apologized to Chief Dupuis.
Dupuis said he expected to hear from his physician, Dr. Rosalie Burke, M.D., rather than a manager of the practice. He said she has not attempted to contact him.
Texas ENT released the following statement in response to the incident:
“We regret the situation yesterday involving Chief Dupuis and a member of our staff. We have personally apologized to Chief Dupuis for any inconvenience or embarrassment he experienced. Our team is working diligently to insure that a situation like this does not occur again. Our company values law enforcement officers and first responders for their selfless service and will serve them and our communities with the utmost respect.”
Chief Dupuis said he was not looking for attention but got a swarm of responses after posting details of the incident to Facebook.
© 2017 KHOU-TV
This made me chuckle. Not only because of the absurdity of it, but it reminded me of a long lost memory.
When I worked @ TMCCC (that major credit card company), we had an operations manager who thought she was all that. And then some.
She imposed ‘speed humps’ so not-to-spec in the parking lot, that some employee’s vehicles ‘high centered’, and were even damaged. She was the one who enforced the ‘no guns on the company campus’ policy, to the extent she stated no employees at a company function (even if it were after-hours and not paid!) were allowed to possess weapons. And when the credit card investigations department offered facilities to the regional financial crimes investigation organization for meetings and seminars (including law enforcement) she insisted law enforcement disarm upon entering the building!
Of course, this was scoffed at, and we were told if we wanted to be included in police protection we needed to rescind that order. Which we did.
Later, we offered a rest stop for local patrol officers to reconnoiter in the building, get a cup of coffee, use the restroom, etc. The previous ban on weapons was not mentioned…
The day after this woman left the company, the speed humps were removed.
(The only time the peons saw this woman was if someone was going to be canned. Some folks (I’m not going to say who, specifically) would hum the theme to the Wizard of Oz’ Wicked Witch of the West (under their breath) when she would appear in the area pending someone’s termination. Good times, good times…)
Liveleak unearthed an interview with Maxine
Waters where she admits that because eventually
he would not be in charge, that Obama has created
a HUGE “Secret Database”!
Waters was speaking in an interview on the Roland Martin show when he asked her, “What happens in 2016?
Waters very candidly admits:
“The President has put in place an organization with the kind of database that no one has ever seen before in life,” Representative Maxine Waters told Roland Martin on Monday.
“That’s going to be very, very powerful,” Waters said. “That database will have information about everything on every individual on ways that it’s never been done before and whoever runs for President on the Democratic ticket has to deal with that. They’re going to go down with that database and the concerns of those people because they can’t get around it. And he’s [President Obama] been very smart. It’s very powerful what he’s leaving in place.”
That video only has 13,000 views. This was not done in secret. This video and interview was seen little and talked about less when it came out in 2013.
We are also reporting today that Freedom Watch has uncovered some disgusting information as well.
Our own Nancy Hayes reports that a massive amount of data on 47 hard drives from a government whistle blower was turned over to the Freedom Watch group recently.
Americans should be OUTRAGED! It looks pretty solid that Illegal and unconstitutional electronic surveillance was committed by the Obama administration. Not only did the illegal electronic surveillance involve Obama, it involved several top level officials within the NSA, CIA, DHS, FBI and Treasury Department. Heads should roll! President Trump was right when he said he was “wiretapped” by Obama and “The Hammer” is about to go down.
The information proves Obama and company spied on everyone. He has spied on Trump! He has most likely spied on many of you!
I remember how J. Edgar Hoover had something on everyone. This enabled him to not be fired as FBI Director. When he died (code name Open Territory) everyone scrambled to find the hidden files.
Or maybe that was just a Robert Ludlum book…?
The scary part is people like this keep getting reelected…
h/t Joe for America (in part)
Say, didn’t we do this just a year ago, and the year before that?
And so on, and so on…
Seriously, best wishes for a Happy New Year to my family, my friends, my FB friends and especially my Internet and blog friends!
Most years fail to meet expectations at some point, but 2016 (for me, anyway) was particularly bad.
(There is no need to account for the negative items here.)
Thus, I’ve great hopes for 2017.
It does say something about the human condition, for all the pessimism, depression, war, disease, man’s-inhumanity-to-man, that EVERY YEAR we return to this ritual of celebrating the onset of a new year with positive hope for the future.
Either we’re optimists, or insane. (“Insanity – repeating the same behavior, expecting different results.” ( attributed to Albert Einstein)
Today, right now, I vote for optimism.
What other choice is there?
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
(As posted by Brock Townsend)
Via comment by Quartermain on Clinton’s Censorship Tactics Aren’t Working Agains…
Barbro Sörman, a feminist politician said rapes aren’t that bad when non-Western men do them
In yet another strange twisting of logic, Swedish feminists say they would rather be raped by migrants and refugees rather than saved from rape by local men. They also say rape is worse when Swedish men do it rather than when the immigrants they love so much do it. What a strange, socially engineered world we have entered in the 21st century.
Earlier this year, when around 200 Swedish White Knights attacked rape-fugees to defend Swedish women, these girls spun up a really neat collective hamster rationalization and attacked the men who were defending their honor instead of rapists. Here’s what they did:
Feminists created the hashtag #inteerkvinna (translated as #notyourwoman) where they spewed their hatred over racism, fascism, white men and many other things that can be loosely tied to the events with some cognitive dissonance. In short, they made a collective tantrum on social media over the fact that white European men are standing up to the rape-fugees.
It has been said women invite, men invade. Call it a societal shit test in which women have evolved psychological and sociological behaviors that test to see which group of men has the stronger seed, the invaders or the locals. So far, the invaders are winning and will be the ones women increasingly support and breed with, as they continue to select for brutes instead of nice boys.
The feminists even went so far as to say “It’s YOU I’m afraid of” to Swedish men, the same men who are unbelievably the descendants of Vikings now completely de-balled by their own government. A Swedish feminist politician named Barbro Sörman said it’s “worse” when Swedish men rape than when the wonderful refugees do it:
I think inclusion and political correctness have finally reached critical mass. Sexual assault by someone using their religion as motivation is preferable to being saved from said assault by your own countrymen.
Say WHAT Now?!
Seriously? You clicked on that? *sigh*
Yeah, I’ve got nothing but clouds and rain this morning, as I had nothing but clouds and rain all day yesterday, and I won’t even pretend to be cheery about it. Too early in the day to start drinking, I may go back to bed.
But because TUAK isn’t the government or its MSM joyboy, here’s some truth in advertising:
Border Patrol’s website offers advice on eluding … Border Patrol
Just a hunch that the rank-and-file of the BP are chomping at the bit waiting for the current administration to vacate.
UN – BELIEVABLE !
from Bayou Renaissance Man (in part)
Today’s award goes to the journalist(s) and/or editor(s) responsible for this utterly ludicrous headline:
It is, of course, complete and utter bull. Naturally (and I mean that both literally and figuratively) women are, indeed, the only people who menstruate! It can’t possibly be any other way. Those responsible for this absurd headline are stretching reality in such a pretzel-like fashion that it’s grotesque to the point of ridiculousness.
There’s more at the link.
Look . . . if a woman chooses to self-identify as a man, but chromosomally, genetically and otherwise is female to the point that she still has periods, THEY ARE NOT A MAN. THEY ARE A WOMAN. PERIOD. (Pun intended.) Even if the relevant organs are surgically removed, so that periods are no longer physically possible, that won’t change the reality of the situation.
This is political correctness gone mad, and should be treated as such. To do otherwise would be dishonest – and the hallmark of a doofus. It’s as simple as that.
I applaud Peter for his directly addressing the complete absurdity of this concept!
Having said that, I commend the company for (ahem) thinking outside the box (sorry!) to gain a larger market share. Capitalism at it’s weirdest.
As stupid though it may seem.
Hard to imagine what is, or could be next…
(I shudder at the prospects!)
Mr. B (In the Middle of the Right)
posted the following…
That the Gun Massacres were few and far between until the Gun Control folks began their push?
(Even CNN has noted this ) (via Tam)
And there are so many things that make the Conspiracy folks go crazy in every story. Sometimes I wonder if they are right.
Ferinstance, this guy’s story has a lot of holes in it (starting about 2:40) (“The bullet was as big as my finger and it was sticking out of his leg (shows 6 inches)”)…. Makes one wonder. (Plus admitting that you might have trapped others to die?)
It would seem that the incident of gun massacres are increasing. I am beginning to wonder if they are all real whackjobs (as opposed to staged things) especially when I see “witnesses” like the above…It is odd that we had so few until a few years ago….Almost as if the farther behind the gun grabbers get, the harder they try the murderous gun whackos grow bolder….
I used to know a psychologist (NOT as a patient) with whom I was discussing the PROGRAMMING OF HUMAN BEINGS. The discussion came about not because of the excellent film The Manchurian Candidate (the original, not the poor remake), but because of accusations Sirhan Sirhan (the poor bastard who was convicted of shooting Robert Kennedy from behind, even though he was never behind him!) had been programmed by folks wanting Kennedy dead for his pro-Israeli stance. (Of course, Sirhan DID shoot many around Kennedy).
I had been reading a sketchy book regarding the assassination, and had questions, thinking I would be laughed at for bringing programming up.
The shrink told me we had been involved in programming since the 50’s, and had picked up much of it from the Soviets (this conversation was in the 80’s), who had begun research in the 40’s!!
YES. There are lone nut-jobs out there. And YES, conspiracy theories abound.
But it IS interesting that while any kind of mass shooting now gets increased media attention, that more seem to happen when there is an election looming. And, of course, The Left is there at-the-ready with numerous, poorly-written screeds in an effort to pass more anti-rights legislation (also pre-prepared, well in advance).
Directed against the law-abiding citizen.
“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before.”
– Rahm Emanuel (now Chicago Mayor)
(And, now for something completely different – as promised)
22 VETERANS COMMIT SUICIDE DAILY
Even ONE of these heroes making this choice is unacceptable! (Day #21 of 22)
Only in the USA___________
For those unfamiliar with these awards, they are named after 81-year-old Stella Liebeck who spilled hot coffee on herself and successfully sued the McDonald’s in New Mexico, where she purchased coffee. You remember, she took the lid off the
coffee and put it between her knees while she was driving. Who would ever think one could get burned doing that, right?
That’s right; these are awards for the most outlandish lawsuits and verdicts in the U.S. You know, the kinds of cases that makeyou scratch your head. So keep your head scratcher handy.
Here are the Stella’s for 2015 !!!!
* SEVENTH PLACE *
Kathleen Robertson of Austin, TX was awarded $80,000 by a jury of her peers after breaking her ankle tripping over a toddler who was running inside a furniture store. The store owners were understandably surprised by the verdict, considering the running toddler was her own.
* SIXTH PLACE *
Carl Truman, 19, of Los Angeles, CA won $74,000 plus medical expenses when his neighbor ran over his hand with a Honda Accord. Truman apparently didn’t notice there was
someone at the wheel of the car when he was trying to steal his neighbor’s hubcaps.
Scratch some more…
Terrence Dickson, of Bristol, PA, who was leaving a house he had just burglarized by way of the garage. Unfortunately for Dickson, the automatic garage door opener malfunctioned and he could not get the garage door to open. Worse, he couldn’t re-enter the house because the door connecting the garage to the house locked when Dickson pulled it shut.
Forced to sit for eight, count ’em, EIGHT days and survive on a case of Pepsi and a large bag of dry dog food, he sued the homeowner’s
insurance company claiming undue mental Anguish. Amazingly, the jury said the insurance company must pay Dickson $500,000 for his anguish. We should all have this kind of anguish.
Keep scratching. There are more…
Double hand scratching after this one
* FOURTH PLACE *
Jerry Williams, of Little Rock, AK, garnered 4th Place in the Stella’s when he was awarded $14,500 plus medical expenses after being bitten on the butt by his next door neighbor’s beagle – even though the beagle was on a chain in its owner’s fenced yard.
Williams did not get as much as he asked for because the jury believed the beagle might have been provoked at the time of the butt bite because Williams had climbed over the fence into the yard and repeatedly shot the dog with a pellet gun.
Pick a new spot to scratch, you’re getting a bald spot..
* THIRD PLACE *
Amber Carson of Lancaster, PA because a jury ordered a Philadelphia restaurant to pay her $113,500 after she slipped on a spilled soft drink and broke her tailbone. The reason the soft drink was on the floor: Ms. Carson had thrown it at her boyfriend 30 seconds earlier during an argument.
Only 2 more so ease up on the scratching…
* SECOND PLACE*
Kara Walton, of Claymont, Delaware sued the owner of a night club in a nearby city because she fell from the bathroom window to the floor, knocking out her two front teeth. Even though Ms.Walton was trying to sneak through the ladies room window to avoid paying the $3.50 cover charge, the jury said the night club had to pay her $12,000…oh, yeah, plus dental expenses.
Ok. Here we go!!
* FIRST PLACE *
This year’s runaway First Place Stella Award winner was:
Mrs. Merv Grazinski, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, who purchased new 32-foot Winnebago motor home. On her first trip home, from an OU football game, having driven on to the freeway, she set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly left the driver’s seat to go to the back of the Winnebago to make herself a sandwich. Not surprisingly, the motor home left the freeway, crashed and over turned.
Also not surprisingly, Mrs. Grazinski sued Winnebago for not putting in the owner’s manual that she couldn’t actually leave the driver’s seat while the cruise control was set. The Oklahoma jury awarded her, ** ARE YOU SITTING DOWN ? **
** $1,750,000 PLUS a new motor home. **
Winnebago actually changed their manuals as a result of this suit, just in case Mrs. Grazinski has any relatives who might also buy a motor home.
If you think the USA court system is out of control, be sure to pass this one on.
I don’t think there’s really anything I could add.
or cacti (Phoenix, Arizona)
shooting sites on I-10
PHOENIX (KPHO/KTVK/AP) –
Danger on the freeways.
Valley drivers are on “high alert” after a series of freeway shootings over the weekend. (one week ago)
“Somebody is going to wind up dying,” said motorist Andrew Packer.
Shots have been fired at several vehicles on Interstate 10 in Phoenix over the past few days, with bullets striking four vehicles and injuring one person, according to Arizona’s Department of Public Safety.
“You should be concerned,” DPS Director Col. Frank Milstead said. “We have someone or some people shooting guns at moving cars on Interstate 10. It has not ended in a tragedy but it could.”
Milstead called a news briefing Monday afternoon (one week ago) to emphasize the need for the public’s help in solving the case.
(Click/tap here to watch the briefing)
“We do not know if these shootings are random or related, some type of serialized crime,” he said. “Our intent is the investigation is not compromised, We are gathering statements and evidence as it is found.”
DPS spokesman Raul Garcia said two vehicles were struck between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Saturday. One shooting occurred eastbound at 19th Avenue and the second occurred westbound at 35th Avenue.
A third vehicle was hit along I-10 near 16th Street at approximately 10:30 p.m. Saturday.
A fourth shooting occurred early Monday morning in the area of I-10 and 19th Avenue.
And this just in…
PHOENIX – Officials are investigating after a possible shooting on Interstate 10 on Tuesday morning. (yesterday)
Sources tell ABC15’s Christopher Sign that a Phoenix Police Sergeant was on his way to work when his passenger side window shattered near Interstate 10 and 35th Avenue.
Authorities said it is not clear if the window shattered due to a gunshot or other means, but officials are investigating.
The officer was not injured; he was in an unmarked vehicle at the time of the incident, officials said.
We wonder if this is random violence, a Black Lives Matter thing, or generic police/white persons assassination attempts? Or a serial shooter?
The good news is no one has (yet) been injured or killed in these shootings. And, on a personal note, with my rickety 16 year old car, I don’t drive the freeways!
Who was it who said, “I’m not concerned with the bullet with my name on it – I’m concerned with the one marked ‘To Whom It May Concern’…?
h/t Bayou Renaissance Man
Doppelganger (n.) a duplicate person, as in someone who looks exactly like __________.
I never used to believe in such a thing. I mean, each human being is an individual, there is no one else like them, right?
I have seen three in the past 20 years(!)
About two months ago, I was grocery shopping at the closest market to home. Not because it was my favorite, but because it was close. (Laziness? Heat?)
I’m standing in the checkout line, and five or six folk ahead of me was a familiar guy. Tall. Large. Built familiarly (if that’s even a word?) He turned to push out his cart of groceries, and I almost yelled out his name! He resembled strikingly BOB, my former PI and gun store boss! Except the previous week I was informed by the original Bob that he just has had the lower part of his left leg amputated. And I knew there was no way he would have been across the Valley, 30 miles from his home, and so ambulatory right away. And this guy had more hair, a goatee and a pony tail! Nope – not Bob!
But certainly closer looking to him than his brother!!
Another time, we were in a Mexican restaurant. Because it was cheap, not because it was good. And we were seated by the back door, and could see folks seated outside on the patio. And there was Marla, a former girlfriend. Same figure, same face, same laugh and mannerisms. Except Marla passed away in 2004 – I have a copy of the obituary!
And there was my first observance with a doppelganger. In 1995, about 4 months after the accident. You know where I’m going with this…
The ex and I were window shopping at a large mall, largely because it was late Summer and air conditioned. And a couple walks by with three children. And number-two child looked exactly like Molly, except with blond hair!!!
I’m not normally the kind of man who faints, but I leaned up against the wall and closed my eyes to keep from losing consciousness. And to keep from screaming and crying. And my ex (who obviously had not seen her) asked me what was wrong.
And I nervously pointed. At air.
There was a couple with children. TWO children! And neither resembled our daughter.
To only be able to see her again…