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a welcome breath of fresh air

Any long-time participant in the ongoing debate surrounding "gun control" and the unjust abrogations of our basic, Constitutionally-protected human rights will be familiar with the phrase Reasoned Discourse, but for those newcomers to the field, allow me to give you a short-and-sweet summation of the idea.

Of late, and in the past, "gun control" supporters have been crying that they want to have a "debate" / "conversation" / "discussion" about the future of "gun [...]

lou gagliardi wants to kidnap your children

But she wants someone else to do it for her, so that is ok. 

Unfortunately, the following Twitter conversation will be somewhat disjointed and I will be unable to adequately link to all of the various tweets.  Why?  Because Lou Gagliardi is a spineless coward who, upon realizing what she said, Memory Hole’d the tweets I managed to keep screen captures of. 

Why did she delete these tweets?  Why do you think – [...]

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 [...]

another anti-rights blog, another case of reasoned discourse

A few days ago, yet another anti-rights cultist made some bleating tweet about how Americans needed to have a "conversation" about "gun violence" and "gun deaths". Obviously, we have already had this conversation (hint: the anti-rights cultists lost, and rightfully so), but this "conversation" schtick is the current "gun control" talking point, so all of the useful idiots are out in droves harping on it as hard as they can.

Anywise, I pointed out [...]

the truth about the truth about guns and robert farago

Unless you are prepared for a veritable skyscraper of text (over 9,000 words) and a serious airing of grievances, you should probably go ahead and plan on skipping this post.

That disclaimer dispensed with, here is how it is. Over the past few years, Robert Farago – the editor of The Truth About Guns – has functionally leeched off of, exploited, stabbed in the back, maligned, abused, lied about, misrepresented, stolen from, and infringed upon [...]

how to fail at a debate, courtesy of will spencer

Just take a look at this conversation:

@willspencer: Most "Libertarians" want Obama to win, because they are angry at America. @RedheadAndRight @glennmw @KurtSchlichter @tnacgal

@linoge_wotc: I assume this was sarcasm. RT @willspencer Most "Libertarians" want Obama to win, because they are angry at America.

@willspencer: Unfortunately, no. Instead, it is an honest evaluation of what I am seeing. @linoge_wotc  [Note: Tweet successfully Memory Hole’d. Replicated from memory.]

@linoge_wotc: Your perception is wrong. I suspect [...]

sam colt, and the internet, made them equal

Remember that video of me going to town with my Saiga-12? (I mean, it is only a few posts down from this one.)

Well, it turns out that single, solitary video, posted six days ago, has had more views than the 33 most-recent videos the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence Ownership put up… combined (and some of those videos have been up for four months now). Even better, neither "likes/dislikes" nor comments have [...]

dear gabe suarez,

Kindly print out this article about the shooting of Jose Guerena.

Then, please print out this article about the shooting of Kathryn Johnston.

Next, print out this article regarding a "raid" executed on the Berwyn Heights, MD mayor’s home.

Finally, start printing out these 471,000+ Bing results.

Once you have finished all of that, kindly take the reams of paper you have created, fold them until they are all sharp corners, [...]

telling them not to be dicks would be a waste of time

It is disappointing when an ostensibly pro-rights forum sinks to engaging in reasoned discourse simply because the member in question had the temerity to question a supposedly pro-rights organization’s stance on open carry in Texas. Unfortunately, this behavior does not appear to be unprecedented at the forum in question.

It is even more disappointing when an ostensibly pro-rights competitive shooter and low-grade attention whore sides with two grade-A attention whores* when they decided to [...]

caution: fragile bubble of delusion ahead

Say you hold to a belief, or set of beliefs.

Say you are 100%, unequivocally convinced that those beliefs are the correct beliefs to hold.

Say you know it is just a matter of time until you convince everyone else of the correctness of your beliefs.

Given that set of operating hypotheses, why would it matter if disbelievers spoke up against you? You know you are right, and you know that is [...]

almost like clockwork

I suppose I should be thankful that some things in this world will remain constant, no matter how much everything else around us changes.

It would appear as though wanna-be gunblogger and certified attention whore Robert Farago is still being a dick, and a rather ineffective one at that.

Color me surprised.

Someone who stoops to arbitrarily deleting comments and then lying about the content of those comments, misappropriating and misrepresenting others’ [...]

don’t be a robert farago

My opinions regarding Robert Farago are not exactly state secrets – the man is an attention-whoring, victim-blaming, content-thieving, fuddish jackass who has latched onto the Second Amendment as his new "golden goose" after he drove The Truth About Cars into the ground and played the part of a rat leaving a sinking ship – but I was more than happy to let him wallow in his own self-delusions after the whole, "ZOMG, ebil CONSPIRACY!" fiasco… [...]

why are they so eager to expose their bigotry?

Thank you, dear Twitter gods, for giving the willfully ignorant, narrow-minded, and bigoted a place to demonstrate their shortcomings freely and without limitations to the rest of the world.

Sincerely,

Someone who enjoys blogfodder.

Now that we have taken care of giving thanks, let us turn to the matter at hands. This morning, I had the… privilege… of engaging in the following conversation with an anti-rights cultist who, as her words will [...]

these posts almost write themselves

By now, you have almost undoubtedly heard about the 80+ people murdered in a shooting in Norway, and I would like to extend my heart-felt sympathies and prayers to the families and friends of those killed or wounded in this heinous act. 

Unfortunately, rather than leave it at a comment like that, the various anti-rights cultists across the world started spooling up their spin engines before the first body had even completely cooled yet, [...]

the reasoned discourse of the csgv

Has anyone else noticed that the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has posted all their various vicious attacks and malicious threats against firearm owners on their Facebook page, where you have “Like” their malignant organization in order to comment on the posts? 

In short, they are practicing “Reasoned Discourse” of the purest variety… either you agree with them, and their vindictive hatred of pro-rights advocates, or you are not permitted you voice your opinion.  [...]

the logical fallacies of @iamboogie

This is a prime example of why, by and large, attempting to argue with anti-rights nuts is fruitless and frustrating for all people involved – when they realize they are losing the conversation, they shove their fingers in their ears, start screaming nonsense, and run off into the horizon:

iamboogie: Wow. “Some polls have indicated that 67 percent of Texans are against guns on campus.” And yet. http://j.mp/icBunr #noguns #TXlege

wotc_linoge: @iamboogie If 67% [...]

reasoned discourse, a history thereof

It is funny the things you forget…

In our discussion of Baldr Odinson’s not-so-pitiable whining, Miguel noticed that I threw up a “(TM)” after “Reasoned Discourse”, and surmised that I had somehow managed to trademark the actual phrase – fortunately or unfortunately, this is not the case, and I was simply putting the abbreviation there as a continuation of the internet meme of arbitrarily adding those letters after common phrases, like God’s Green Earth [...]

in the interests of baldr odinson’s dishonesty

Yesterday, very shortly after posting my revived version of the poll Baldr Odinson took down, I dropped a comment at his anti-rights weblog inviting him and all of his hoplophobic buddies to stop by and vote.

Since then, multiple other comments left by other people have been approved for “public consumption”, but mine is still in the nether void of Reasoned Discourse (TM).

What does Baldr fear? Why would he not be interested [...]

sad panda alert

By now, regular readers should know my position regarding using polls as support for further “gun control” legislation, so this post is not even going to go into the fallacy of believing that individual rights are, or should be, subject to the whims of popular opinion; instead, I am mostly just going to sit around and point and laugh.

Everyone remember Baldr Odinson of the new anti-rights weblog “New Trajectory”? The narrow-minded, passive-aggressive, wounded-martyr, [...]

compare and contrast

We have talked about this before, but it bears repeating as often as the opportunity presents itself.

Anti-rights nuts have a particular propensity for ironically playing the “victim card” by claiming to have received threatening, abusive, or otherwise aggressive comments, but there is a problem with that habit: invariably, these anti-rights nuts also practice Reasoned Discourse (TM) and can therefore claim whatever their little hearts desire without anyone being able to verify or substantiate [...]



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