Friday, July 06, 2012

Happy Birthday!

To the AK-47. Not my favorite gun; I don't even own one of the civilian versions. (Yes, I have shot the civilian version. The thing is an ergonomic disaster for me.) But it's place in the history of firearms is undeniable.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Occassionally, the ACLU gets it right

(Via the Drudge Report)

While the (probably) vast majority of police officers are the sort of stand-up folks we'd all want them to be, there are enough of them that aren't that, for your own protection, you need to watch your back. Now, thanks to the ACLU, you can not only watch it, you can tape it.

More niceness from our government

(Via the Drudge Report)

Are you "reverent of individual liberty"? Do you think that a large, centralized government is a Bad Thing?

I know I do. Know what that makes me? Yep, I'm a terrorist. Again. Sing it with me---once...more...time!

I'm a terrorist,
He's a terrorist.
Wouldn't you like to be a terrorist too?

The difference between Obama and Romney is a bucket of warm spit

Seriously.

I want someone (*cough* the NRA *cough*) to tell me one more time that we need Romney to so we can appoint conservative justices to the Supreme Court.

I want someone to tell me again that Romney is really conservative. Hell, the jackass's own people are mouthing "It's a penalty! just at the point where our only reasonable hope is that "It's a tax!"

I want someone to tell me one more effing time how I should vote for the most conservative person running who can be elected, because something is better than nothing.

It's page 605 in Atlas freaking Shrugged, and I am over it. Over every damn bit of the lies I've bought into for years. And I'm over people who I otherwise respect telling me to keep doing the same old thing over and over again when it provably doesn't work.

Sure, I'll go vote, just on the off chance it helps. As a matter of fact, I did it yesterday--early voting in a runoff election. And you know what? I voted for the most balls-out conservatives running. The people who at least are saying that they're for individual liberty, less government and all that other good stuff. And in the contests where that choice wasn't presented? I didn't vote--left 'em blank. That's because it doesn't matter who gets elected when we're being presented with a false choice.

On this high holy day in the history of freedom, think about it for a bit. In between the ballgames, the BBQs, complaining about the heat and whatever else it is you have planned, please stop and consider the future. Where is it you want to grow old? Where is it you want your kids to grow up? Where is it you want to take your grandkids to the range to shoot, or the lake to fish, or out in the backyard to play?

Because, boys and girls, if you want it to be America, you'd damn well better get off your ass and start doing something for your and your posterity's freedom today.

Edit, 2117: Now Romney says it's a tax. Flip-flopin' so-and-so. I wouldn't dislike him half so much if he just actually acted like he believed in something.

Hey, they say a .50 Barrett can shot down an airliner...

(Via the Drudge Report)

I have to wonder how it would work on a drone. Just thinking out loud, mind you.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

"Forget everything we've taught you for the last 10 years"

That seemingly innocuous quote from this article on the TSA's "trusted traveler" program tells us more about what has really been going on with that crowd than we may have ever wanted to know.

It's an interesting juxtaposition just one day before Independence Day.