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L. Neil Smith's
THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE
Number 741, October 14, 2013

Having an election without republicans is
like going deer hunting without an accordion


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Neale's Weekly Gun Rant Volume 29
by Neale Osborn
nealebooks@hotmail.com

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Yes, we still do give a damn about it. Link. It's still on the agenda of the Victim Disarmament crowd, still a priority of the dictator-in-chief, and still a Constitutional, civil, and individual right to own, carry, and use weapons of any type for defense against criminals, and in extremis, the government (just as our forefathers did in 1776).

This has been a light week for gun stuff. With the government "shutdown" (13-17% isn't a shutdown, more like a slowdown), stealing firearms from legal owners, or violating the Constitution by passing new Victim Disarmament laws, has been low on the totem pole. Which, in a way, has been good for us. But there IS some good news out there.

Like this. Link. Colorado voters have finally awoken from their apathy, and remembered what Colorado has been—a bastion of individualists and freedom lovers. And Evie Hudack may learn, to her dismay, that once a sleeping giant IS awake, they don't fall asleep again easily. It seems little Evie has barely squeaked into office her last two elections. And her voting for the gun control travesty has slipped her over the line from barely tolerated to openly despised. And of the required 18,900 signatures are raised, she will face a recall election.

With not a lot out there to deal with, I think a little fun is in order. So I announce our biggest contest to date/ Okay, it's our only contest to date.... I want YOUR version of famous (or not so famous) quotes turned to the good side of the gun argument. The original quotes may be from individuals, historic documents, fictional characters, religious texts, or any other source. Here is an example of one based on the 2nd Amendment, with an addition to drive home the false interpretaions of same deliberately foisted off on us by the lamestrem media and Victim Disarmament scumbags.

"Quality orchestras being of value to the culture of the state, the right of the people to own musical instruments shall not be infringed. Clearly, I have just said that only orchestra members can own musical instruments."
—Neale Osborn (to view this as a greme, see the link below referencing the definition of a greme)

Use your imagination AND your sense of humor. Post them to the forum this appears in, or use the contact the author button, or e-mail me the quotes. Entries will be judged on how much milk I snort on the monitor (SMOM), creative use of another's quote, and the rate of "zinggggg!" the quote has. The prize will reflect the importance of the contest. You will win an all expense paid trip to your own kitchen for a frosty in-stock beverage. Please include the original quote, properly attributed, with your entry. make it a "Greme" and receive extra credit. What's a "greme"? Go to the link and see! Link. Rex, the creator of the Greme referenced, is the artist responsible for the "Baloo" cartoons that have appeared in magazines all over the place. Enter early, enter often. The contest will close in two weeks, (when Rant 31 is published) and the winners announced and printed in Rant 32. To all the anti-gunners out there—do your worst, you never know -- make me SMOM and even an anti-gun quote might win you something.

Since the slowdown, where much of the effects are discretionary, our beloved dictator in chief has chosen to make the slowdown hurt in places never before done in the previous 17 shutdowns over the last 55 years. Like trying to close private businesses located on government lands. Or closing the parking lots to the privately owned Mt Vernon museum, because the parking lot is run by the feds. Or kicking the owners of private homes located on federal lands out of their homes, allowing people to take clothes and perishables out, but forcing senior citizens to go to hotels for the time being. But this one takes the cake. Link.

Pat Vaillancourt went on a trip last week that was intended to showcase some of America's greatest treasures. Instead, the Salisbury resident said she and others on her tour bus witnessed an ugly spectacle that made her embarrassed, angry and heartbroken for her country.

Vaillancourt was one of thousands of people who found themselves in a national park as the federal government shutdown went into effect on Oct. 1. For many hours her tour group, which included senior citizen visitors from Japan, Australia, Canada and the United States, were locked in a Yellowstone National Park hotel under armed guard.

The tourists were treated harshly by armed park employees, she said, so much so that some of the foreign tourists with limited English skills thought they were under arrest. When finally allowed to leave, the bus was not allowed to halt at all along the 2.5-hour trip out of the park, not even to stop at private bathrooms that were open along the route.

"We've become a country of fear, guns and control," said Vaillancourt, who grew up in Lawrence. "It was like they brought out the armed forces. Nobody was saying, 'we're sorry,' it was all like— " as she clenched her fist and banged it against her forearm

The linked article. published on NewsVine, has links to a local news source detailing the events. Thanks to A. Leon for the heads-up. It is absolutely disgusting what is being done to American citizens and foreign visitors under the guise of the slowdown to make things look worse. And I love the accompanying photo.

A short-ish rant today. My return to work has left me less time to work on the rants. But it will get better. Aloha


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