Do not expect much of a post from me about the shooting at the school in Newtown, CT last Friday; I, for one, do not believe in using the blood of victims as a fuel to further my political goals, unlike your average "gun control" fetishist. My thoughts and prayers are unquestionably with the families of those killed in this horrific crime, though, and if you do want something to read, you should read this. [...]
"Gun control" extremists get terribly upset when I accurately refer to them as anti-rights cultists, but I have made my case for that phrase, and, impressively, no one has found fault with my logic, not even the cultists themselves.
However, those poor, misunderstood, persecuted, downtrodden, and otherwise marginalized cultists get even more terribly upset when I accurately refer to them as "fetishists"; unfortunately for them, that shoe not only fits, it appears it was [...]
Why do I have an increasing dislike of nearly all things government?
Because of idiocy like this:
Horace Burgess of Crossville opened "The Treehouse The Way," a popular, 100-foot tall structure in Crossville, as a ministry.
On Aug. 30, state authorities closed it as a safety precaution.
Better Half and I had the distinct pleasure of stopping by The Treehouse on the way to Oleg’s one day, and I have to admit that [...]
[Update] Please see updated information regarding this story here. In short, Chick-Fil-A has NOT posted itself as a “gun-free zone”.[/UPDATE]
Well, now, this is interesting.
As regular readers will remember, I went to Chick-Fil-A on the first of this month to support them and show my disdain, to put it politely, for those governmental lackeys who would tell a private corporation where it can and cannot build based off nothing more than the personal [...]
The scumbag murderer solely responsible for the Aurora, Colorado theater shootings and murderers started his rampage somewhere around 0100 on 20JUL12.
Some time before 1930 on 26JUL12, Senators Chuck Schumer, Frank Lautenberg, Barbara Boxer, Jack Reed, Bob Menendez, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Dianne Feinstein decided it would be a great idea to punish all Americans for the actions of one murderous whackjob:
Democratic senators have offered an amendment to the cybersecurity bill that would [...]
… Every day.
The murders and shootings that transpired in the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado less than a week ago were unquestionably horrific and tragic, but the honest truth is that one person and one person alone bears the full responsibility and accountability for those events: the shooter behind the guns. The movie theater is not responsible for the shootings (though they are responsible for forcing their customers to remain defenseless while on [...]
By now, all of my readers are unquestionably aware of the shooting in a theater in Aurora, Colorado during a screening of the new Batman movie, so I will not go into any real specifics regarding that – I know nothing that is not in the news, and there is not much information I would consider to be "factual" floating around there yet.
I would, however, like to say two quick things.
So here is a random thought…
According to the great and all-knowing Federal Government, I am sufficiently mature, trustworthy, law-abiding, and responsible to safely and lawfully operate items regulated by the National Firearms Act, up to and including fully-automatic firearms, suppressors, and even grenades.
However, according to the sheriffs and other law-enforcement entities of San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, California (among other cities there), Maryland, New Jersey, Illinois, and Hawaii, I [...]
Better Half and I were out shopping for (or at least trying on) laptops yesterday (speaking of, if anyone is aware of a <5 pound, <$500, >14" laptop that would probably hold up for a few years, feel free to sound off), and we were in our local blue-and-yellow big-box store while one of the employees there was busy gearing up for the upcoming tax-free weekend here in Tennessee. As he walked by on one [...]
There is no way around it – the bombing and mass shooting in Norway this past Friday were horrific events indeed; however, like all such events, it also offers a unique perspective on a thankfully rare and irregular event… a perspective that is made all the more valuable by that rarity. And given how unusual first-hand information on situations like these is, we would be fools not to try to learn something from this one. [...]
Officer Matt Lyons, you are a credit to the Oceanside Police Department, and I would like to thank you for your courteous, professional, and responsible handling of a California resident recently unloaded-open-carrying.
On a somewhat related note, I, personally, have no problems with identifying myself to police officers, just like I have no problems with people not identifying themselves to police officers (so long as that action is lawful in their respective states/towns). Tennessee, [...]
Over the weekend, after over two years of relative silence on the topic, and between his non-stop golf outings and one of the largest natural disasters in recent history, Our Glorious President apparently decided to give that political third rail of “gun control” a good firm lick.
Except he did not. At least not really.
What he actually did was more-or-less parrot what pro-rights advocates have been saying for decades, interspersed with the usual unending [...]
I have been saying things like this for about as long as I have been weblogging, but, as usual, throw a pretty girl into the equation and the comments suddenly become that much more attention-grabbing… At any rate, Oleg Volk wins today’s first quote of the day by way of the afore-linked graphic, quoted below:
Collective Responsibility is a Totalitarian concept.
I will not be held responsible for misdeeds committed by people who look like [...]