Attribute to L. Neil Smith's The Libertarian Enterprise
This week, Mama Liberty starts us out right. Although I bet some
of you will (incorrectly) think she's harsh.
Not my problem. I'm sure a lot of people would consider that a harsh
thing to say, but if you'll stay with me a bit you should easily see
that it is the only real answer to the whole "politically correct"
thing sweeping this country and, incidentally, the world.
"You made me mad. You didn't make me happy. I'm offended." You can
probably add a hundred more such phrases people use to control what
you do, say and even what you believe. That's exactly what happens
when a few people can choose any word or object, assign a specific
(often NEW and ugly) meaning to it, and then demand that nobody use
that word or object because it "makes them feel"... whatever.
Let's look first at the premise that someone can actually "make"
another person FEEL anything. How does that work, exactly? Vulcan
mind meld? Is it not a fact that each person simply REACTS to outside
stimulus, and the perception of sad, mad, happy, etc. is actually
their own response? That response can most certainly be painful, even
harmful psychologically in vulnerable people, but the person who
supplies the stimulus is not, therefore, actually responsible for the
feelings because he/she has no control over what another person
perceives or what their response will be. The person with the
feelings is actually the responsible person and, to a great extent,
chooses the response based on their own beliefs and preferences.
History is replete with every kind of race, tribe and ethnic
conflict, but none of it can shift true responsibility from the
person with the feelings to someone else.
You KNOW what I'm going to suggest—so just do it. I agree with
This is MY kind of Dad. Although I suspect the guy WOULDN'T have
still been breathing when the cops showed up.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP)—A Daytona Beach father beat an
18-year-old man unconscious after finding him sexually abusing his
11-year-old son early Friday morning, police said.
The father called 911 around 1 a.m. after he walked in on the
alleged abuse, police said. When officers arrived, they found Raymond
Frolander motionless on the living room floor. He had several knots
on his face and was bleeding from the mouth.
"He is nice and knocked out on the floor for you," the father told
the 911 dispatcher. "I drug him out to the living room."
The Daytona Beach
News-Journal reports that the father—who was not identified by
police—told investigators he walked in as Frolander was abusing
When asked by the 911 dispatcher if any weapons were involved, the
father said "my foot and my fist."
The father has not been charged with any crime.
The police said he was just a Dad acting like a Dad. Good cops,
As has become more and more customary for me of late, I shall now
digress (sorta) a wee bit. I am not feeling particularly comfortable
with the way the various governments around the world are
deliberately aiming us for WWIII (or WWIV if you consider the Cold
War a World War). And this one is going to suck. I do not want my
kids drafted to fight for assholes like Obama's mistakes, or to stop
shitheads like Putin, ISIS, or whatever other officious government
asshole decides he needs to expand his power base. The problem is,
too damn many petty dictators, terrorists, and other nation/states
have nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, and they are all
dying to use them on their un-human enemies. We know their enemies
are not human, because NO government considers it's enemies human—
domestic OR foreign enemies. What IS going to happen is that
someplace like Israel, Iran, Syria, or India is going to feel too
"Threatened" by a subhuman threat, and decide the only way to stop
them, and defend "The Motherland/Fatherland" and lob a single nuke at
them. Then a coward somewhere (Obama? Putin?) will fire one back, or
to "help" an ally, and then it will be the beginning of the end. I
THINK the only up side to this is that the chances of picking up some
nice pieces from local battlefields might be good. And honestly,
that's not even CLOSE to a good reason to wipe out half the world.
And that's if we're lucky. We've foolishly allowed a
cowards to run our lives, and now, risk ENDING them. War is a waste—it
wastes resources, it wastes time, and it wastes people. The
next Einstein, Pasteur, or Gaugin will probably wind up bleeding his
last on a battlefield (or glowing in a nuclear ruin of a city). Now
that I have depressed myself, I shall return to the rant.
I need to cheer up, and my Mom just gave me the way. Mom and Pop
own a 3 family house in New Jersey, and they live in a separate home
on the property. They rent out the three apartments in the front
house, one of them to Diane, my sister. Diane is back with Mom,
talking, when the new tenant comes by to borrow the phone—it seems
his girlfriend locked all their sets of keys in the car, and while
Mom was getting him the spare set, he called a cab to take him to
work, and a locksmith to stop by and open the car. He BS'd with Mom
for a few minutes, then left to get something out of the house. He
soon returned the keys, and as he headed to the cab, Diane left the
house as well. She watched him get into the cab, then headed to her
apartment. As she passed the car, she noticed the driver's side
windows were rolled down. ALL THE WAY DOWN. So were the passenger
side windows. She reached in, took the keys off the dash, and had Mom
call him at work.
And still more proof that Americans cannot ever defend themselves
or their property with firearms. [Link]
There is NO WAY this 89 year old WWII vet actually defended himself
with a gun.
WAKE FOREST, N.C.—The Wake County District Attorney's Office says
it will not file criminal charges against a World War II veteran who
killed his neighbor in Wake Forest.Calvin Anderson Ray, 89, said a
former tenant was upset about a broken A/C unit when the situation
got out of hand Saturday on Jordan Lane in Wake Forest.Ray has a new
door after he said his former neighbor and tenant, 47-year-old
Jeffery Mitchell, kicked it in."He broke in my house, he broke the
lock, he knocked and knocked at the door," Ray said. "When I opened
the door he came up to me and that's when I shot him."
REALLY? He couldn't have run away, or called the police to protect
himself? Liar! (For the brain dead idiots who didn't realize it, my
comments on this article are sarcasm.)
I'm going to have to spend a little time on this, because, well,
we ALL need to laugh our asses of at the absolute imbeciles who write
for Rolling Stone Magazine.
[Link] The incredibly
knowledgeable Kristen Gwynne starts off her drivel with this-
Contrary to what those who defend the right to own high-powered
assault rifles believe, not all guns are created equal. Due to a
combination of availability, portability and criminal usage the
following five types of guns are the country's most dangerous.
Typical of Anti-Constitutionalists, but not too bad. But wait!
There's more! She then tells us what the 5 most dangerous guns in
America happen to be. And this is most informative.
* * * * *
Popular among handgun-owners, pistols are defined by their
built-in barrel and short stock. They are the most commonly recovered
firearm type reported by the ATF. With more than 119,000 pistols
found at crime scenes in 2012, this handgun model holds an
unfortunately solid first place in criminal weaponry.
* * * * *
Revolvers, named for their rotating chambered cylinder, placed
second in the ATF's ranking of guns found at crime scenes more than
46,000 recovered in 2012, the most recent year for which statistics
Some grenade launchers, shotguns, and rifles also have rotating
barrels, but the term "revolver" is generally used to describe
handguns. Revolver types include single and double-action firing
mechanisms, the latter of which does not require a cocking action
separate from the trigger pull.
* * * * *
Law enforcement agencies pulled more than 39,000 from crime
scenes in 2012, firmly establishing this weapon—designed to be
fired from the shoulder—in third place on the ATF's trace list.
Pulling the trigger of a rifle fires one projectile at the intended
target, as opposed to the shotgun's ability to spray. According to
FBI latest publicly available homicide records, in 2012 rifles were
used to murder more than 320 people.
* * * * *
Like rifles, shotguns are fired from the shoulder and may release
a single projectile. Unlike rifles, however, one pull of a shotgun's
trigger may also spray the target with round pellets, or shot.
Additionally, the explosive that creates the energy to fire the gun
occurs in the fixed shell of a shotgun rather than the metallic
cartridge of a rifle.
Derringers, small pocket or palm-sized pistols with one or two
barrels, have no strict legal definition, but are included in the
ATF's trace form as a category of firearm. With just more than 2,000
recoveries in 2012—a small number compared to the other firearm
types listed above, largely because it is a subset of the
highly-popular pistol—derringers are the fifth most-cited firearm
in crime scene recoveries.
So basically, her list is "If it goes bang, it's one of the five
worst guns in America. But did you get some of her stupidities in the
definitions? I THINK this is my favorite line for defining her
stupidity: "Additionally, the explosive that creates the energy to
fire the gun occurs in the fixed shell of a shotgun rather than the
metallic cartridge of a rifle." This is pathetic.
This is just too rich. And I doubt we'll ever see many MSM stories
about this poll's results. [Link] The
poll asked a simple question, and for once, gave three simple, not
slanted responses to choose from. The Question—Do you think
people should be allowed to carry guns in public? The results
were astounding. To liberal gun haters.
Broken down the results look like this...
88% YES! The Second Amendment guarantees it.
8% No, it's too dangerous.
4% Only for self defense.
Even MSNBC's readers are finally getting it—The Constitution IS
the law of the land.
The Peoples' Republic Of Kaleefourneeyah has decided that due
process is a thing of the past. And even some gun grabbers oppose
this law! [Link]
According to the authors of the bill, AB 1014 would help to create
de-facto gun restraining orders. The bill would let police officers
seize a weapon based solely off the testimony of an immediate family
member or health care professional and hold it for up to a year
without any due process being extended to the gun owner.
The only merit the accusation needs is for the court "to believe
that the subject of the petition poses a significant risk of personal
injury to himself, herself, or another by having under his or her
custody and control, owning, purchasing, possessing, or receiving a
The bill is so out of control that even groups like Taxpayers for
Improving Public Safety (who normally support drastic gun control
measures) said the bill was full of "significant constitutional
The bill has already been passed by the California Senate Public
Safety Committee, and is now heading to the legislature for a full
When people who want to destroy the 2nd Amendment claim this bill
is bad you KNOW it's gotta suck!!
Now THIS is what cops are supposed to do... NOT!
[Link] This is beyond
disgusting. This is one of those times I rethink my stance on the
death penalty (other, of course, than at the hands of the intended
victim, at the scene of the intended crime). It makes my skin crawl
to think that this is a
Connecticut ANY cop.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP)—A Connecticut state trooper has pleaded
guilty to charges he stole cash and jewelry from a dying accident
The Connecticut Post reports 45-year-old Aaron Huntsman entered a
guilty plea Wednesday to charges of larceny and tampering with
evidence under the Alford Doctrine. That means he does not agree with
the state's case, but concedes there is enough evidence to secure his
Prosecutors say Huntsman, a 19-year veteran of the state police,
was caught on video from his cruiser's dashboard camera stealing a
gold chain and $3,700 from 49-year-old John Scalesse as the
motorcyclist lay dying on Sept. 22, 2012.
Scalesse was fatally injured when his motorcycle crashed on the
Merritt Parkway in Fairfield.
Huntsman faces 18 months in prison when he is sentenced on Oct.
To watch die and to rob. The new motto of the
Connecticut State Police.
Und we finish, as usual, with some nice "Quotes of the
"The society of the late 20th century America is perhaps the
first in human history where most grown men do not routinely bear
arms on their persons, and boys are not regularly raised from
childhood to learn skill in the use of some kind of weapon, either
for community or personal defense. Ours also happens to be one of the
rudest and crudest societies in history, having jubilantly swept most
of the etiquette of speech, table, dress, hospitality, regard for
fairness, deference to authority, and the relations of male and
female and child and elder under the fraying and filthy carpet of
politically convenient illusions. With little fear of physical
reprisal, Americans can be as loud, gross, disrespectful, pushy, and
negligent as they please. If more people carried rapiers at their
belts or revolvers on their hips it is a fair bet that you would be
able to go to a movie and enjoy the dialogue from the screen without
having to endure the small talk, family gossip, and assorted bodily
noises that many theater audiences these days regularly emit." Samuel
Francis, in "Chronicles"
"I have over the past thirty years been one hundred percent in
favor of Gun Control—achieved through proper stance, controlled
breathing, and smooth trigger squeeze; applied repeatedly until the
threat is neutralized." Fred D. Haggard, Kansas City
"19 April 1993 was the first time since the Spanish Inquisition
that people have been burned alive for their religious beliefs." Alec
McCol, in Soldier of Fortune
Thus endeth the lesson.