Robert Stacey Stacy McCain found the story of a college student, who had to get a restraining order against a very persistent and threatening deranged stalker:
“Eventually it all came to a climax when he attacked, well attempted to attack my then boyfriend in high school when I was 17-years-old and told him he should never speak to me again and threw hot coffee in his face. I got an emergency restraining order. When I returned to work the next morning, he was standing there and chased me back to my car. The restraining order was granted for a period of three years, this was August 2011. He was supposed to be out this month. He continued to contact me. He found me at Dartmouth, at my sorority, he found me at my family’s new home that they moved to. He found me through LinkedIn, Facebook, everything. I tried to delete things, he still found me. He hired a private investigator. We don’t know exactly where he gets his information, all I know is that when I returned home, after 18 months of not seeing this man, I got back to my parents’ house at 1:30 a.m. flying in from Dartmouth and at 8:30 a.m. the next morning he was knocking on my front door,” Woolrich detailed. “When he was arrested by the police, they found what they like to call a rape kit in the back of his car. It consisted of a sweatshirt, firewood, maps of the area, duct tape, a rope tied into a slip noose, hunting knives and various other items. He’s in custody now, because after doing that obvious act of harassment, that became enough for them to press felony charges, felony stalking charges vs. just a simple restraining order violation. When they obtained a search warrant for his house, they realized he had also found my address at school, my parents’ address, my mother’s full-name, he had pictures of me and my fiance that he had scratched my fiance out of.”
Dartmouth’s reaction, when the student said that she wished to carry a concealed weapon was that no, she couldn’t, but would have to call Safety and Security for security escorts, but they became quickly tired of this; she was a burden to them. One wonders: if Miss Woolrich is assaulted in campus, and is unable to defend herself because she’s being denied her Second Amendment rights, will the Dartmouth administrators who took the decision not to allow her to carry a weapon for her defense feel remorse or regret or shame? And would they be held accountable?
Deanna Fisher of the Victory Girls also addressed the story.
Sister Toldjah is taking a three-week summer vacation from blogging. As it happens, your Editor left for vacation this morning, for a week back in the Bluegrass State. A good part of this vacation will be camping, so I won’t have much internet connection.
Karen, the Lonely Conservative, noted that former President Jimmy Carter wants the United States to recognize officially Hamas, a terrorist group. I did a three part review of his book, Palestine: Peace not Apartheid, as well as a review of his We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land: A Plan That Will Work on he older site, and I cannot say that I was anywhere close to impressed. Democrats normally receive close to three quarters of the votes of American Jews, but, despite Mr Carter’s role in securing the Camp David Peace Accords, Jewish voters deserted him in 1980. Apparently, they could see in Mr Carter someone who was no friend.
Of course, many of us have noted that Barack Hussein Obama’s greatest accomplishment was to elevate Mr Carter to being only the second-worst President of modern times; sometimes it seems that Mr Carter is trying to regain his spot as worst ever.
Donald Douglas noted that almost 90% of those who do not get health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will not have to pay the penalty fine tax. As nearly as I can tell, the Affordable Care Act, which has granted exemptions and delays to large numbers of businesses and individuals alike, has succeeded not in getting uninsured Americans covered, but simply in extending federal government regulations over the insurance plans that most Americans already had.
Hube pointed out that the political leadership might have a different take on the illegal immigration problem because illegal immigrants are so rarely a problem for them, personally, or even anybody that they ever encounter.
On Truth Before Dishonor, John Hitchcock tracks another story demonstrating that those people claiming to be anti-Zionist just can’t help themselves when it comes to moving into straight anti-Semitism.
On Le*gal In*sur*rec*tion, William Jacobson is somewhat amused by the withdrawal of Senator John Walsh (D-MT) from the campaign, after it was discovered that he had plagiarized a good part of his masters thesis at the Army War College. Ain’t it amazing how getting into politics brings to light bad things people have done in the past? The obvious lesson: if you have gotten away with some shady stuff in the past, don’t run for, or accept appointment to, public office. Had he been Japanese, the almost expected penalty for getting caught cheating would have been harsher.
Jeff Goldstein waxed sarcastic over the case of Dr Lee Silverman, the psychiatrist who shot his armed attacker, who had already killed one nurse, and was firing at the doctor, because it was against hospital policy for employees to be armed.
William Teach of the Pirate’s Cove notes that the Obama Administration is again seeking to change the tax code without Congress, to keep American companies from reorganizing overseas for tax purposes.
And from Powerline:
Minnesota Cafe Charges “Minimum Wage Fee,” Liberals Outraged
By John Hinderaker
This is currently the most-read story on the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s web site: “Stillwater cafe faces heat for adding ‘minimum wage fee’ to tab.” Minnesota’s Democratic legislature recently voted to raise the state’s minimum wage to $8 an hour, 75 cents more than the federal level. Naturally, that increase is leading to higher prices:
A small cafe in Stillwater has thrown itself into the big battle over Minnesota’s minimum wage increases, inundating the cafe with dozens of phone calls and online comments this week after it tacked on a 35-cent fee to meal tabs.
Oasis Cafe owner Craig Beemer said the fee is needed to offset the 75-cent wage hike that took effect Aug. 1, the first time Minnesota’s minimum wage has increased in a decade. Even with only half a dozen servers, Beemer says it will cost him $10,000 more a year to pay servers $8 an hour instead of the federal rate of $7.25 an hour.
What is unique about the Oasis is that the cafe wants its patrons to know where the higher prices are coming from.
There’s more at the link, including the state Democratic Party’s reaction. But what really upsets them isn’t that businesses have to pass along the additional costs, but that at least one business is telling its customers why prices are being increased. The left want you to think that government can simply mandate higher wages, and somehow, magically, such won’t cause higher prices. What this restaurant is doing is telling its customers exactly why prices are higher. Such notifications have the wonderful effect of educating people on just what impact leftist policies have, and that is something they just cannot stand.