Luckily, I have a good woman to play alongside me.
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I have enjoyed The Art of Manliness blog for a while, and particularly like the illustrations. I sort of figgered the other guys who read it were manly types… boy was I ever wrong.
So, today, Brett puts up a pretty good article detaining some of the best firearms for home defense. Get a load of some of the comments from readers:
Do you want to have blood on your hands if an idiot reads your blog buys a gun and then hurts somebody?. Everyday, 8 children and teens in the U.S. die of gun violence. Please be a bit more thoughtful next time… (Jimmy)
Must agree that this post left me feeling really uncomfortable. .. in many countries, such as mine, obtaining firearms like these is nearly impossible – Thank Goodness! (Drew)
I’m not sure I like this blog so much any more, please write less about the best way to kill or threaten people. (Tom)
The best weapon for home defense is a phone. If bad people try to get in: call the cops. (Pieter)
And these were just the first few responses. Luckily, the tone improved immensely as I got further down in the comments. Seems most of the girly comments were from Europe, too. It’s a damn shame what’s going to happen to these people when the dead rise to walk the earth… or the next time the Germans come over the border!
“I think it’s fair to say, No. 1, any of us would be pretty angry,” Obama said. “No. 2, that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home. And No. 3—what I think we know separate and apart from this incident—is that there is a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately, and that’s just a fact.”
This whole incident just proves to me that Obama is not about moving past race- he is, in fact, all about race. Let me be blunt: President Barack Obama made a snap judgment, based on race, without having the facts. By his own definition, he is a racist.
The State Sovereignty movement is great, as far as it goes. All across the country, state legislatures are finally doing what is right and putting the Federal Leviathan on notice. States are beginning to waken from the slumber that has gripped them since the 1860s. Patriots applaud the sudden advent of spine in representatives that have traditionally been but an extension of Washington bureaucracy.
Why then, isn’t Obama scaling back his plans for applying the screws to whoever will hold still?
The answer is ‘Nullification’.
Tenth Amendment Resolutions and Firearms Freedom Acts are wonderful things, and I applaud them. I want every State to have one. But they are only the first step. You can tell your neighbor not to let his dogs shit in your yard, but what will you do when he sends his dogs over to lay logs on your grass? You can either roll over and take it — or you can whip the damn dogs and promise to kill them next time.
Shaking a stick means nothing if you aren’t willing and able to use it. If your State legislature can pass a Tenth Amendment resolution, they’d better be willing to pass a Nullification when the time comes. And it’s coming.
Look, I’ll admit that I know less than nothing about Honduras and its politics. And I will also admit that it is seldom ‘legal’ when the Army decides to kick out the head of state. BUT…
Everyone in the fucking hemisphere now knows this bastard was trying to make an end run around the constitution he swore to uphold. Everybody with a pulse knows he was going to declare himself Supremo-for-life. Everybody knows he’s close pals with every Commie in Latin America.
Everybody, that is, except Barack Obama.
Our President. May the Lord God protect the Republic.
By way of a commenter at Front Porch Republic, I ran across this great piece by H.L. Mencken, written in 1920. The whole article is great, and worth remembering in the days when the Union is about to finally dissolve and the Republican Party meanders to its deserved grave. This small taste, regarding the Gettysburg Address:
The doctrine is simply this: that the Union soldiers who died at Gettysburg sacrificed their lives to the cause of self-determination—”that government of the people, by the people, for the people,” should not perish from the earth. It is difficult to imagine anything more untrue. The Union soldiers in that battle actually fought against self-determination; it was the Confederates who fought for the right of their people to govern themselves.
I ran across it by way of The Gunslinger.
After being at my duty post every duty day since Thanksgiving, and living on 24/7 dispatch, I am enjoying a week away. I was able to cut back some brush in the cool of the morning, and I have a slow-spinning Maytag washer to look at this afternoon.
Copious amounts of web-surfing will be done, hours of Warcraft and Total War whenever I want. and above all – the relaxation that comes from being unplugged from a high-stress workplace. I have a room-sized closet to build and a couple thousand mp3s to sort thru.
When I go back to work, I will have a new credo: Your problem is not my emergency. I will help you in any way I can, but I can no longer risk health and sanity to clean up your mess. I do not expect you to pull me out of my ditch, either.
Let’s face it, you’re not going to be successful at fighting zombies with a katana. I don’t care how many movies you’ve seen, learning to fight and win with any kind of edged weapon takes lots of training. Unless you’re going to spend a year of weekends studying the art of the blade, the first zombie to shuffle by is going to have you for lunch.
By all means, have a pistol and a rifle. You might get lucky and headshot a zed way out there with your .223, and a good pistol or large-bore revolver slows them down up close. But real zombie hunters know – it’s the 12-gage or nothing.
Can’t have too many, either. I keep one for myself and my wife, as well as one per vehicle. Pump shotgun, 12-gage, everybody needs a couple. Puts the dead back in Undead.
… I am around my fair share of deputies. None, in 18 years of my exposure to law enforcement personnel, would follow an order from the feds to begin confiscating guns…
I don’t think that’s a concern, Checkers. The evil men who control Obama aren’t stupid enough to try a trick like that. There are three hard, cold facts that all politicians know-
Those who now control the government know that the quickest way to put an end to all their dreams is a detour down Gun Control Highway. Yes, there will be further restrictions, don’t get me wrong, but a gun grab is off the table. Opposition to Obama has coalesced quicker than anybody thought it would – it was a year before we got to this point with Clinton. That sorry bastard admitted that it was the Assault Weapons ban that cost them the majority in ’94 and shut down the Utopian dream.
I expect Obama will take a much more certain path to socialism and slavery.
Can you think of any other thing that will cause the nation to rise up against those who would be masters? Any one thing, or two things, that every patriot agrees on, and will unite them to oppose tyranny?
I would say that there is no single issue that can cause a widespread resistance. Therefore, so long as they permit us to keep the security blanket of one gun, they will have their way. Bring on the abortion mills. Limit each citizen to one gun a month, a year, a lifetime. Run up a gluttony of debt and let the welfare queens breed on the carcass of the hapless taxpayer. Keep the borders open, let crime and criminals run rampant, shout down the preachers, hold kangaroo courts for anyone with the courage to call a turd a turd.
So long as the majority have TV, Pepsi, and a single muzzleloader, they can drag us all to the prison of utter governmental control without a struggle or a groan.