Month: May 2023

When Self Defense is a Crime

The transit system said Fullard didn’t properly deescalate the situation and was not allowed to bring a gun to work.

The transit system says that the drive is now “off the job”.

The bus driver was doing his job when Omarri Tobias decided that he wanted special treatment. That is, he wanted to get off the bus between stops.

When the driver didn’t comply with his wishes, he pulled a gun.

At this point, it is a self-defense situation.

According to ABC News, Tobias “appeared” to point a gun at the driver. Hmm, I don’t care if you are pointing a gun near me or at me. You have drawn your gun as a threat to me. I’m going to shoot you until you are no longer a threat.

Both people were injured. The driver suffered a wound to the arm. The thug took at least one round to the abdomen.

Unfortunately, the driver will get the full legal treatment, as he continued to shoot as Tobias crawled and ran off the bus.

The Charlotte Area Transit CEO, Interim, says We don’t want anyone possessing weapons on our vehicles. As always, the guy sitting in the office with security at the front door wants you to be disarmed. Hoping that if you give up your dignity, your money, or just comply, the evil thug won’t kill you just for laughs.


Being a home owner…

Earlier this week, my wife reported a “sulfur smell” in parts of the house. I was busy, so I didn’t do much more than check in the basement to see if there was anything obvious.

It smelled bad, nothing obvious.

Yesterday, the smell was gone. It seemed like it had gotten better as the rain stopped.

I’m at my desk working, trying to get stdObj’s to do the right thing in the right places, when I expect arrays, and I am getting something else. A frustrating day of digging through my code, trying to finish things up so that everything gets easier.

In perspective, as a programmer, there are things that I know that computers do better than me. I also know that teaching them how to do those things is sometimes painful and time-consuming. When I started doing the legal analysis articles, I would use the <quote> element. But that was designed for something else, and it made everything bold and italic.

This made it hard to read and almost impossible to indicate proper references to cases. I started adding “inline CSS” to each paragraph in a quote to make it look “ok”. It wasn’t great, still it was better.

After a while, I got tired of having to type a long line of stuff each time I wanted to use a quote. I figured out the WordPress methodology for handling site wide CSS. So now I use <div class=”quote”> to get my quotes. I reworked the CSS for the <aside> tag and added a <div class=”aside”>. This has made it much faster to do my articles.

Back to the frustration, I’m writing a plugin for WordPress that does the things I want it to well. Lots of good code to work from, documentation is acceptable. But a new framework for me.

It is frustrating but ok.

Back to the smell, I’m deep in thought, trying to make things work when a pump comes on. That’s to be expected, we have the sump and the pooper shooter (sewage ejector). The pooper shooter is only a couple of years old. We paid a couple of grand to have it replaced a few years ago. It should be just fine.

It isn’t. Normally, it fires off, you hear it. And less than 15 seconds later, it stops.

For those that don’t understand, shit flows down hill. It doesn’t like to go up hill. There are specifications to make sure that the people who install the pipes in your home have all the sewage pipes pointing down hill.

If there isn’t enough slope, things will get stuck in the pipes. Not fun.

The sewage connection point for our house is in the southeast corner. Nice flow from the master bathroom and where the old kitchen used to be. The new kitchen is in the middle of the house, about 50ft from that connection. The slope is a little weak, but it gets the water out of the house.

The “new” bathroom is further west of the kitchen. It is also down three steps from the kitchen. There is no way for the shit to flow down hill from that bathroom to the other side of the house.

The fix for this is a sewage ejector. These are also used if your basement is below grade for the city sewage.

Regardless, this is a plastic/rubber tub, about 40 gallons in size. Poop flows into this. When the tub fills to about the 1/3 or 1/2 level, a pump comes on. It eats whatever solids are in there and shoves it up a 3 in PVC pipe to the floor joists. There it can flow down hill to the other side of the house and out.

The damn thing stopped ejecting.

This means that it filled up.

It filled up with yucky stuff.

When its pump fired off, I had to rush downstairs to figure things out.

It sounded bad. I turned it off and realized that the smell was coming from the fact that the damn thing had overflowed. Not horribly, but enough.

So, this afternoon and evening I was down in the basement with my son trying to get things to work. It is just so much joy when you know that pulling a pipe apart is going to release gross water. It is a dark gray. Not only that, but it has plenty of suspended solids. It stinks. And it splashes.

My son and I did get splashed. It is gross. We tried to pull the check valve. That failed because they did not leave enough space to remove it when they installed it. None of the pipes from the ejector outward are stopped up. It is inside that nasty tub.

Oh, did you notice this is Memorial Day weekend? I can get a plumber out here tomorrow on an emergency call out. Those start at around $300.

For the moment, we’ve put half the house off limit for water usage. Tuesday we’ll get the plumber out here and see what they can do.

The good news is that the stink will go away. The bad news… Yeah, it still smells, and we are washing dishes manually to make sure nothing goes down that pipe.

Hopefully, I’ll get some success today.

Cases being tracked

Please let me know if there are any other cases you think I should be tracking. I have made this article a feedback article, allowing anyone to provide feedback.

Oregon Firearms Federation, Inc. v. Brown

D. Oregon

May 26, 2023, 5:24 p.m.


Lance Boland v. Robert Bonta

C.D. California

May 26, 2023, 2:39 p.m.

United States v. Ervin

M.D. Florida

May 26, 2023, 9:24 a.m.

United States v. Ervin

M.D. Florida

May 26, 2023, 9:24 a.m.

Ronald Koons v. Attorney General New Jersey

Third Circuit

May 26, 2023, 6:30 a.m.

Fraser v. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

E.D. Virginia

May 25, 2023, 3:31 p.m.

Lana Renna v. Rob Bonta

Ninth Circuit

May 24, 2023, 5:09 p.m.

Kipke v. Moore

D. Maryland

May 22, 2023, 3:32 p.m.

Worth v. Harrington

D. Minnesota

May 22, 2023, 3:30 p.m.

Caleb Barnett v. Kwame Raoul

Seventh Circuit

May 19, 2023, 10:02 p.m.

Barnett v. Raoul

S.D. Illinois

May 19, 2023, 4:21 p.m.

Lance Boland v. Rob Bonta

Ninth Circuit

May 19, 2023, 4:09 p.m.

Ocean State Tactical, LLC v. State of Rhode Island

First Circuit

May 19, 2023, 10:59 a.m.


District of Columbia

May 19, 2023, 10:01 a.m.

National Rifle Association v. Commissioner, Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement

Eleventh Circuit

May 19, 2023, 6:14 a.m.

Robert Bevis v. City of Naperville

Seventh Circuit

May 18, 2023, 11:48 p.m.

United States v. Connelly

W.D. Texas

May 17, 2023, 12:48 p.m.


D. New Jersey

May 17, 2023, 12:05 p.m.

Herrera v. Raoul, in his official capacity as Attorney General for the State of Illinois

N.D. Illinois

May 16, 2023, 5:16 p.m.

Steven Rupp v. Xavier Becerra

C.D. California

May 16, 2023, 3:07 p.m.

Bains v. American Tactical, Inc.

W.D. New York

May 5, 2023, 2:17 p.m.

Granata v. Healey

D. Massachusetts

May 2, 2023, 5:24 a.m.

United States v. Ervin

M.D. Florida

April 27, 2023, 1:30 p.m.

Renna v. Becerra

S.D. California

April 24, 2023, 1:59 p.m.

Cargill v. Barr

W.D. Texas

April 19, 2023, 10:06 a.m.

Frey v. Bruen

S.D. New York

April 17, 2023, 9:09 a.m.

Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association, Inc. v. Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security

D. Delaware

April 12, 2023, 7:16 a.m.

United States v. Rahimi

Fifth Circuit

April 5, 2023, 8:20 a.m.

Antonyuk v. Hochul

Second Circuit

March 20, 2023, 7:34 a.m.

Duncan v. Becerra

S.D. California

March 15, 2023, 11:03 a.m.

Ocean State Tactical, LLC v. State of Rhode Island

D. Rhode Island


United States v. Avila

D. Colorado


Antonyuk v. Hochul

Second Circuit


Antonyuk v. Hochul

Second Circuit


Dominic Bianchi v. Brian Frosh

Fourth Circuit


Granata v. Campbell

First Circuit


Scott Hardin v. ATF

Sixth Circuit


Loper Bright Enterprises, Inc v. Gina Raimondo

D.C. Circuit


Granata v. Campbell

First Circuit Never

The date is the last time I received an update on the case. Some cases look like they are in the list twice. They are, sort of. The cases have two different entries in CourtListener, so I have to watch both versions.

Divemedic’s response to a woke biatch

The liberal skank that threatened to come after this website and my job? Thanks to a reader tip and a short records search, I know who she is.

She threatened to contact my employer to get me fired. She contacted this website’s registrar in an attempt to have this blog deplatformed. She tried to doxx me. Turnabout is fair play.

She is Stephanie Tuttle Coccarelli of Freedonia, NY and is 30 years old. She has worked as a recruiter for Venture Forthe since February 2022. She isn’t a nurse, so her profile is a lie.

Don’t Come At Me – Area Ocho

I find funny that somebody with a Bic lighter threatens somebody who plays with flamethrowers.

BTW: Dear Steph, you should not use Sharpie Wide Tip to do your make up.