Luckily, I have a good woman to play alongside me.
More Funny Graphs
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.