About J.S. Bridges

Ex-schoolteacher, now design engineer (sometimes direct-hire, often contractor/consultant) and CADD instructor. Permanent home in North Carolina. Pro-individual liberty, and strong personal self-defense advocate. Semi-professional gunsmith. Sometime watercolor and glass artist.

Some (Relatively) Good News, For A Change -
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Another “political prisoner” gets to go home: Marine Released From Mexican Jail “A jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns was released Friday and returned home to Florida. The judge … Continue reading

Drawing The Line Of Battle…
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…and laying out the strategies (and logistics) to come – or so one might hope: Sessions: Obama Move on Illegals Would ‘Alter Constitutional Framework’ At – perhaps – some risk of being accused of “dramatic overstatement”, the good Senator lays … Continue reading

As The Democraps, Assorted RINOs And Barky & Co. DREAM On – And On…
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News you can – use?… Report: Thousands of Migrant Children Are No-Shows at Hearings My, my, my…. From the Dallas Morning News: …Eighteen out of 20 unaccompanied migrant children from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador failed to turn up for … Continue reading

CNN Asks Wrong Questions, Sheriff Asks Right Ones
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The always-reliably-Progtard CNN – in the person of Anderson Cooper 360* – questions the publicizing of the presence of newly-arrived illegal aliens by the Sheriff of Pinal County, AZ. within his jurisdiction: Arizona Sheriff Defends Publishing Location for Illegal Immigrants … Continue reading

Another Day, Another “Enemy Action”…
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Another “report from The Front” by “friendly forces”… More Lost Emails: FEC Destroyed Hard Drive of Ex-Lerner Employee How – clearly “unexpected”… In addition to the destruction of former IRS official Lois Lerner’s computer hard drive, the Federal Election Commission … Continue reading

Attention, Global Village: Your Latest Idiot…
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…has, apparently, been mistaken for an “online reporter”, and has managed an “entry” at Rolling Stone… Claims her name is “Kristen Gwynne” – and has purportedly tried to list “The 5 Most Dangerous Guns In America”. As the ancient Yoda … Continue reading

Quick – Get The Silver Boolits!!
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Zombie Politickin': Strong Case for Romney 2016 White House Run Nooo-o-o-o!!! Quick, Henry, get the Flit! Even though electoral history would suggest Romney’s chances are slim, he has the advantage of being the de facto leader of the Republican Party, … Continue reading

The People’s Choice, Redux
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It’s yet another poll, but still, there’s a pretty-solid ten percent margin, so – there’s that: Poll: Voters Support Hobby Lobby Decision By 10-Point Margin Nearly half of voters agree with the Supreme Court’s decision Monday that business owners should … Continue reading

Another Ring Added To The MS Senatorial Circus
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Yet another Hot Hit in the multi-faceted primary elections merry-go-round down in Ole Mississippi…

Thad Cochran’s Campaign Hangs Up on Entire National Media

Sen. Thad Cochran’s (R-MS) top campaign operatives hung up on numerous members of the national media after a press conference call Wednesday. The call was intended to rebut state Sen. Chris McDaniel’s campaign’s allegations of voter fraud in Mississippi’s GOP primary runoff. Instead, it turned into a circus.

Seems that, during the press conference call, questions were supposed to be “held” until after the Cochran campaign’s rep finished with his spiel – but one of the supposedly-invited media folks wanted to ask a (somewhat-racially-rude) “quick question”, and tried to jump in:

“Quick question,” an unidentified man interrupted senior Cochran campaign adviser Austin Barbour on the press call.

“You’ll have an opportunity to ask a question at the end of the call,” Barbour fired back. “Listen, I will give everyone an opportunity to ask a question when we get through. We’ll be happy to answer any questions from any members of the media.”

Whoever it was – which is, apparently, as yet undetermined – persisted…and Barbour tried to ignore the question, and move along:

Barbour again attempted to ignore the question. “So, listen, here’s what we’re going to do,” he told the reporters on the line. “We’re going to keep trying to go through this call, and if there’s individuals who decided that they want to hijack this call, we’ll just let it get through with it and I’ll be glad to answer any of your questions.”

“I just gave you one,” the man interjected yet again. “Why do you treat black people like because they’re black they’re going to vote for Cochran?”

Seemingly unfazed, Barbour trudged onward. “So the members of the national media who participated in this call, you’ve got my cell phone and you’ve got my email address,” Barbour said. “You’ve got Jordan Russell’s cell phone and you’ve got Jordan Russell’s email. Please feel free to give us a call if you have any questions. We tried to do this as a courtesy to the national media, so if you have any questions, please feel free to call us.”

At that point – someone else (clearly NOT the original, pesky questioner) apparently tried to get some point or other clarified – by asking a “quick question” – and:

At that point, one such unidentified male national reporter interjected: “One quick question—one quick legitimate question.”

“I’m sorry but the call is ending,” Barbour said, as he and Russell hung up their phones.

A female reporter then said, as Barbour hung up the phone: “Let him talk!”

“That’s why I tried to interrupt,” the thus-far unidentified reporter, who had tried to ask a “quick legitimate question,” responded.

“If you wouldn’t have interrupted he wouldn’t have ended it,” the female reporter responded.

“He was ending it,” the male reporter said.

“But we were all listening,” the female reporter replied. “We were all listening, and you were being rude.”

“I wasn’t the one that was saying stuff about cotton,” the male reporter retorted. “I didn’t say a word until just now.”

My, my – touchy, touchy, touchy…”Either you play strictly, 100% by our rules, or – no matter how much we really, really want our Vision Of Reality to prevail – we take our ball, and go home – and f**k YOU, you bunch’a media whores!!”

Gee… that’s almost as arrogant as – what one might expect from Democraps

Should play real well with the home-folks, right?

The Flim-Flam Man’s Burden – Or…Maybe Not?
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Over at his place, Ace passes along The Word from Patterico regarding Li’l Barky O’Barfer’s actual view on Presidential vacations- versus, of course, what he previous said about same, at least for an actual elected president… First up… Barky, 2014: … Continue reading

The Latest News From The Boy-King’s Original Homeland…
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From over at Ace’s place, the latest ongoing event from the alleged pResident’s alleged mother-country – Terror Attack in Nairobi Mall Kills At Least 25 The Al Shahab attackers, fully strapped with full-auto AK-47s and grenades, sent all non-Mooselimbs out … Continue reading

Sad News For Readers…
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One of the greats, Elmore “Dutch” Leonard, has gone away, at age 87 Lotta hard-core, hard-nosed fictional entertainment, unforgettable characters and interesting, intricate plots – nobody could beat Dutch for dialogue and scene-setting. His books sometimes made some good films, … Continue reading

Blegging, Blogging And The Current Economy
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I’m not an economist – not even a Gubmint Econo-Wizard (which doesn’t appear, these days, to require any particular, actual economic wisdom or even what’s referred to as “common sense”) – but I do think about economic matters. In today’s … Continue reading

Meanwhile, On The Farm Front…
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Courtesy of Thomas Sowell, just the very latest argument in favor of de-funding, de-frocking and, if possible, de-stroying one more of the all-to-numerous Alphabet Sects of the High Church Of Gubmint-And-Its-Bureaucracy-Rules-All – this time, it’s the Eliminate Production Agency, running … Continue reading

I’m not sure – you tell me…
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Is this a really, really smart – and cost-cutting-effective – move, or – is it more attempted same-old, same-old “bipartisan” sluff-off in a new, go-go, smoke-and-mirrors coverup?… Threats of a government shutdown next week had all but disappeared by late … Continue reading

Nanny Economics: How Gubmint Creates Jobs – Or Not…
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The Not-So-Great (DimTwit) Spouter Peelousey elucidates on how giving those nasty ol’ richie-rich devils does NOT produce any jobs, just “lost revenue”…and just how jobs really, really do get created. Just a matter of cash flow, y’see – And here, … Continue reading

Deranged Dinner Jacket Drivels Delusionally
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How nice… Yet another (hopefully brief) visitation at the U(seless)N(atterers) General Assembly from one of everyone’s least-favorite “heads of state”, the nutty natterer who fronts for the most militant region of the Religion Of Piss (On Everyone Who’s Not Us). … Continue reading

Suspicions Confirmed: Massachusetts No Longer Part Of U.S.A. (?)
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At least, that appears to be the case according to a statement by the MA Attorney General, that peerless paragon of pusillanimity, Martha “Marsha” Coakley. When asked the question a few weeks ago on Worcester radio station WCRN, “Marsha, why … Continue reading

Oh, the Humanity!!…
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(Warning: Following the link may expose one’s sensibilities to Extreme (Simulated) Violence) From Jonathan Turley, the latest report of classroom violence narrowly averted: Terror Tots: Girl Suspended for Terroristic Threat in Pointing Finger At Teacher and Saying “Pew, Pew” Personally, … Continue reading

Way To Stick With The Talking Fun Parts, “Ladies”
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Meanwhile, over at Newsbusters, Jeff Poor reports on an attempt by Joy Behar (on HLN’s The Joy Behar Show – thankfully, not The View, Behar’s other insipid attempt at TeeVee Stardom) at an interview* that rapidly devolved into a stupidity … Continue reading

The Complete List – No, Wait, We’ve Got To Add A Few…
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Like everyone else who spends an excessive amount of time online (Who’s that sayin’ “not guilty”? You’re here right now, yes?…), I have a lot of places I visit now and then, but there’s a more limited list where I … Continue reading

Another Dream World Heard From…
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Kinda sick fun – watching Valerie Jarrett on Meet The (De)Press(ed) trying to explicate how The Obamanation & Co. “…turned the economy around…” in the last twelve months! Nice “deer-in-the-headlights” empty-headed look she had on her pan at several junctures, … Continue reading

Bringing The Heat In Massachusetts -
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The “money bomb” for Scott Brown appears to be turning into “carpet bombing” (moved from Off-Topic – thanks for the link, deanz)… As one commenter pointed out, at this rate, lack of direct support by the RNC is rapidly becoming … Continue reading