In keeping with my attitude of “I don’t invite Ebola into my house, so why treat the USSA gov any differently?”, I tend to explore its doings only to the depth of the headlines on the Google News page. However, with the current “shutdown” continuing, discussion of it and the reasons behind it have seeped into a lot of usually less-political commentary I regularly peruse. As a result, I’ve encountered a particular line of reasoning—truly, only for very large values of same—for which I cannot contain my ire any longer.
I carry a gun - Get over it
By Susan Callaway, Editor
July 30, 2012
I carry a gun. All the time, just about everywhere I go except to bed and the shower. Even then, a gun is within a foot or so of my hand all the time. An occasional trip into the disarmed victim zone of the post office, and my last (and I do mean last) trip to California to visit family are the extreme and very temporary exceptions.
This article is from the current issue of The Price of Liberty. I like to think it is one of my better efforts, and have been surprised at how little feedback I've gotten after posting it on a number of freedom and gun rights message boards. A little discouraging.... but I guess that's just life these days. Anyway, thought I'd share it with you here as well. Comments are, of course, most welcome.
I Love My Guns
By Susan Callaway, Editor
April 02, 2012
Some recent comments on various message boards frequented by shooters indicate that a few people are either changing their minds or are bowing to the politically correct pressure of the day. They have begun to assert that they do NOT "love their guns" and only view them as necessary tools.
While I couldn't agree more that guns are simply tools, pretty much like any others, I don't know why that would make them unlovable. Most men love their tools, all different kinds, and men have always loved their guns. I'm certainly not ashamed to join those men.
But, you might ask, just what is it that we (who still profess it anyway) actually love about guns? Aren't they killing machines, good only for harming others? We hear that a lot.
So, why do I love my guns? Let me count the ways.
What a ridiculous question that is, right? After all, I’m quite certain no beavers or termites are among the seven regular readers here. Still, some of you might be consuming cellulose from wood and not know it.
Creating a live–action movie from a book must be an amazing, arduous process. The director probably likes the book to even consider such a project. So it would stand to reason that certain details provided by the author would be preserved, insofar as such things are possible. I guess the only explanation is that Hollywood reason is like no other reason I know.
As we were a couple of weeks ago—it appears one of the gold–standard methods is most often just gold plated.
It is mostly an OK piece, but for the most part it treats Latin America as a monolith, which it is not, and it neglects to mention several "Elephants in the room".
I’ll put this video on in the library since it has some language those of you with sensitive ears might not wish to hear:
I have a lot of conversations with folks who understand the growing problems and potential for disaster. Many of them are already well down the road to preparations for survival, many have just started, and most are somewhere between. Unfortunately, a few still cling to the idea that - if "we" ALL just would pay attention and DO SOMETHING - the old US Constitution could be resurrected, we could elect the "right people," and the police state would be gone.
I ask the question not from the context of the reality that the current health care system is shot through with socialism; but from the context of reading that Our Great Leader and his minions object to that term being applied to his proposals. Simply examining the process reveals how completely the socialist model suffuses it.
I can’t really say I was surprised to see it; after all, as information dispersal transitions from (relatively) expensive and slow to essentially free and fast, people need to adjust their thinking as well as their business models. But I was surprised to see how much control some designers think they should have over their knitting patterns.
Hell, civilized individuals wouldn’t let their enemies garden like this!
Okay, most of us have probably gotten our April 15 frustrations vented by now. I have a couple of recent stories to tell regarding other ways the state’s agents are coming up with to rob us.
So, somehow the other day I ended up at Thomas.loc.gov—in case anyone reading is unfamiliar with it, that’s the part of the online Library of Congress where federal legislation is warehoused (it’s named in honor of Thomas Jefferson, which I rather doubt he’d find much of an honor). The link went to an expired version of some bill, so I spent a bit of time trying to track down the current crapola. Dunno that I ever got there, though ... what I saw while wading through the muck was quite off-putting.
The Washington Post has oh-so-helpfully laid out how the stimulus bill—now waiting for the thief-in-chief’s signature—divvies up the spoils, in a five-page article How Will the Government Stimulus Plan Affect You?. Five pages sounds like a lot, but each page is fairly short. Personally, I like David Gross’ take on it: “Congress has decided to play double-or-nothing with our money in an attempt to get the economy reinflated ...”