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sometimes i give people what they want

Especially when they are so vociferous about it. 

I could kind of look the other way when James Grant arbitrarily proclaimed, based on his own limited, purely-anecdotal experience, that all “teabaggers” (his words, not mine) are racist, while simultaneously proclaiming that the movement is universally comprised of old white people, because sometimes people cannot help themselves from being jerks.  But watching him tell veterans that, unless they are active duty, they should “sit the [...]

destroying your faith in humanity, one tweet at a time

If there is one thing Twitter is good for (and there may be only one), it is exposing the somewhat filthy, naked underbelly of those who work to deprive us of our basic human rights. 

Take, for example, this friendly chap: 

@ConstantGeek:  Or, maybe rather than build a border fence w/Mexico, we build a Thunderdome-style fence for retrogressives. #MadMax #politics

Of course, by “retrogressive”, he means anyone who is not a progressive, and [...]

gunauction.com does not understand the internet

Yesterday, I received this email, twice, with the subject of “we want your blog – http://wallsofthecity.net”: 

Dear [Linoge],

My name is David Smith and I work for GunAuction.com. Your website, http://wallsofthecity.net has sparked our interest. Recently we have realized that we are in need of high ranking blogs about guns. Our company is working to build a blog network that will be seen by millions. With gun rights under attack, we want to create [...]

a result of careful conditioning

On occasion, you will see the words malum prohibitum and malum in se crop up at this site, and, like so many other Latin phrases that continue to linger in our lexicon waiting for someone to feel the urge to sound educated, it may not be immediately obvious what they mean. I think this situation sums them up nicely.

In short, malum prohibitum simply means that something is bad because it is prohibited, or, to [...]

those who do not learn from the past

The last time something like this happened:

…this happened:

And does anyone recall what the only redeeming factor of that Day of Infamy was? The fact that none of our carriers were in port. Unfortunately, we no longer have battleships, which means the only things underway when that picture was taken were "small boys".

In fairness, that picture was taken during a Christmas stand-down, one of those ships is currently [...]

horse. barn door. etc.

Apparently the Federal Government is still operating under some marked delusions as to how the internet works and what they can or cannot actually control. Granted, this time it is the Department of State Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance, rather than the White House, but you would think they would at least share notes.

Anywise, by now, you have all heard that the above office demanded that Defense Distributed remove the plans for [...]

if a hypothesis is wrong once

This is, at least nominally, a firearm-related weblog, but it is worth delving into politics every once in a while.

The topic of homosexual marriages has come up recently – understandable, given the associated Supreme Court case – and the usual useful idiots have crawled out of the woodwork proclaiming that we cousin-humping, gun-toting rednecks universally hate teh gayz.

Y’know, except not.

My position on homosexual marriage is quite simple:

First, [...]

quote of the day – h. beam piper

For words written in 1963, they surely do resonate poignantly today:

You were there; you saw what’s happening. The barbarians are rising; they have a leader, and they’re uniting. Every society rests on a barbarian base. The people who don’t understand civilization, and wouldn’t like it if they did. The hitchhikers. The people who create nothing, and who don’t appreciate what others have created for them, and who think civilization is something that just [...]

james yeager proves his cowardice

Courtesy of a comment over at ENDO, I have discovered that James Yeager has made his "James Yeager is a coward?" video private and unviewable by the unwashed masses. In other words, he ran away from the impressively colorful conversations breaking out in the comments section of the video; one can hardly blame him, though, considering the number of large, strapping young men who took him up on his offer.

I guess that answers his [...]

james yeager violated the tennessee constitution

… and now “shall be punished otherwise, in such manner as the Legislature may prescribe.”  No, seriously. 

After yesterday’s post documenting how James Yeager is a coward, not based on his actions in Iraq, but rather his actions here in America, I was planning on leaving this whole topic alone for the foreseeable future, but this is just too much comedic gold to pass up.  As was pointed out to me by WizardPC, dueling [...]

james yeager is a coward

… and a disgrace to the great state of Tennessee, unfortunately.

No, the title of this post does not stem from James Yeager’s questionable behavior during his time in Iraq – I was not there, and I cannot comment on it – but rather his recent behavior here, in these United States.

To begin with, James Yeager is voluntarily on-record as saying he will "break your f—–g back" if you call him a [...]

be careful what you ask for

This is why I will never have any respect for modern "unions":

Hostess Brands — the maker of such iconic baked goods as Twinkies, Devil Dogs and Wonder Bread — announced Friday that it is asking a federal bankruptcy court for permission to close its operations, blaming a strike by bakers protesting a new contract imposed on them.

And what is this horrid new contract that the union simply cannot abide?

The new [...]

wounded warrior project zumbos themselves

Well, since the Wounded Warrior Project does not want my money or any money from firearm owners or firearm-related corporations, I guess I will be donating more to Soldiers’ Angels in the future. 

Of course, if Leslie Coleman, the “public relations director” for WWP wants to explain how this sentence: 

WWP does not co-brand, create cause marketing campaigns or receive a percentage or a portion of proceeds from companies in which the product [...]

we all must look alike

I am really, really trying to sum up some outrage over this recent bout of idiocy from the Democrat National Convention, but, really, all I can manage is a complete and total lack of surprise, coupled with almost predictable acceptance:

While retired Adm. John Nathman, a former commander of Fleet Forces Command, honored vets as America’s best, the ships from the Russian Federation Navy were arrayed like sentinels on the big screen above.

These [...]

saying what our glorious president will not

Killing a United States Ambassador, at his consulate no less, is an act of war. Period. Dragging his corpse through town (graphic image warning) is simply a shining example of the depravity of these people.

Rioters storming an embassy, taking down its flag, and burning that flag is an act of war. The United States Department of State apologizing for people hurting the “feelings” of radical Islamics is simply a shining example of the [...]

is his mouth open?

People have asked me why I choose to support Gary Johnson in his current bid for the Presidency, rather than the arguably more-familiar third party candidate with approximately the same leanings, Ron Paul.

This is why:

Paul is occasionally right, but he is always a loon.

(Courtesy of Chris Byrne.)

do not go gentle

No, this weblog will not be participating in the "National Day of Blogger Silence".

As I have already expressed at other sites, people who participate in that non-event (how can it be an "event" if you do not do anything?) are giving convicted-bomber-and-now-political-terrorist Brett Kimberlin and his despicable supporters exactly what they want – yet another conservative / libertarian / anti-authoritarian / individualistic weblog silenced and suppressed, only this time, you are doing their [...]

this is why we cannot have nice things

To be perfectly honest, I do not watch the news any more. I do not even go to news sites terribly often, nor do I listen to the radio, nor do I read the newspaper. And, yes, this blackout is pretty much self-imposed – I get frustrated and depressed enough with what little information I do consent to expose myself to that any more would just be gratuitously pointless. This is not to say I [...]

it did happen here

In honor of George Takei giving one of the best "Peace, y’all, I’m outta here" monologues I have ever seen come out of a reality television show after his firing from The Apprentice last week, I thought I would take a moment today to remind my readers of a piece of American history that most people probably were never taught, and most of the rest probably try to actively forget:

Once upon a time, [...]

quote of the day – martha boggs

Well, this whole Martha Boggs kicks Stacey Campfield out of her restaurant thing has been… enlightening, if nothing else.

Apparently, for some people, some discrimination is a-ok so long as they disagree with the person being discriminated against but it should be strictly, legally verboten in any situations they feel appropriate (in other words, logical/internal consistency fail), while those those same people (and others) have no problems misrepresenting other people’s positions and words.

This is [...]