The road to Robb Elementary
"Tactical" is the new go-to word for "gear" (everything from flashlights to utility knives) that is supposedly "military" but is in actuality intended for Suppression Of The Dusky Hordes. As always.
Why do I feel a strong need to go back and read more books about Weimar Germany?
I'm thinking of buying up a bunch of camo condoms(pretty sure they exist- not going to check) labeling them "Tactical " If I buy small-sized and label them XL I won't be able to keep them in stock.
We need to come up with a liberal version of Southern Baptists . Think of how satisfying it would be to believe that rotten fucks like the people promoting this poison are going to burn in hell for eternity.
I know the stats say there are actually more guns in America than people (something like 350 million) but I also remember seeing that gun ownership is pretty tightly clustered: A few years ago WaPo commissioned a study that determined 25% of Americans own a gun. And I forget the actual statistic, but I think it’s something like less than 10% of the population owns 75 to 90% of the guns. So basically you’ve got a few hundred thousand self-styled Rambos who could arm several platoons, then you’ve got the rural guys who own one or two rifles or shotguns, then everyone else.
And although that less than 10% may resemble a “militia” when armed, I highly doubt they are well-regulated. The whole situation is beyond fucked up.
We went to our youngest’s high school graduation last night and looking down on that sea of mortar boards we had to say, “We did it; made it through three kids and 18 years of public education without a mass homicide.” To celebrate we’re going to New York and maybe ride a subway.
My standing offer to gun-loving Second Amendment Patriots everywhere:
You can have any weapon you like--up to and including a grenade launcher--along with as much ammunition as you want. Now, just try to hold off a single platoon of regular Army.
Because when the Big Liebral Government decides to take your weapons, they're not sending a bunch of elderly liberals or soft emo college kids. It's going to be the US Army knocking down your front door, and likely knocking down the rest of your house, too.
“…with lurid militaristic imagery…”
I do believe that describes a shit ton of GOP candidates’ commercials.
“These people are mad and must be stopped.”
Well, since they’re the only people outside the “special interests” who dictate what our leaders do and are an essential part of the GOP electorate (needed to complete the party’s lock on power), that isn’t happening. So, you know, instead of worrying about stopping those people, maybe no little energy should be going into planning for the world that’s coming in the next couple of years. I mean, continuing to mock them and their leaders, god knows, is fine, but of instead of focusing on the not-happening, maybe their should be focus on the necessary.
A little off topic, but I watched "Seven Days in May" last night. Haven't seen that one in years, but it's disturbingly on target 50 years later.
Somewhere in the archives I have a PDF of that NRA mailer, which must indeed be seen in its entirety to be believed (I note that it’s available at the link Roy has provided). If I recall aright, the thing was actually withdrawn after its initial publication. That wouldn’t happen today, of course, and I’m surprised it hasn’t been updated and re-released (dig the stubbly gams of the “animal rights terrorist” on page eighteen!—the classics never go out of style).
Variations of this have been said many times, but maybe, just maybe, a bunch of guys who were admittedly intelligent men in their time but who also owned other human beings, thought leeches were good medicine, and would have been puzzled by a vacuum cleaner and terrified by an airplane should not actually have the final word on every aspect of how we order our lives.
I am having a very hard time with the news about 40 minutes before law enforcement got to the shooter. There is a lot of outrage and confusion, partly because we're still gathering information so there's stuff we don't know. I think I have to not think about it until someone I trust, like one of y'all, can help me understand. No pressure or anything. Gah.
"I’m gonna keep on saying it: These people are mad and must be stopped."
You could sum up the last 50 years of our political history by observing that this truth was ignored by so many for so long that all the means of stopping them short of 2nd Amendment options no longer seem viable.
I'm no expert on 1776, but I don't think shopping figured so heavily in it.
"If you’re not sure why Tactical Shit celebrates the Day of Remembrance for fallen soldiers with heavily-armed hot chicks, maybe you haven’t been watching enough action movies."
The push-up bras are always a lovely touch. As I learn by watching movies, we've had them since cave times and will continue to wear them even after the Apocalypse.
You are one of the few who keep hammering the nail i see sticking up: Fear. All the anger, paranoia, resentment, victimhood, irrational assertions offered as argument, it's all Fear. Fear of losing their position, their security, their culture, their "quiet" dominance of everything not like them. They are all turning into the Jimmy Cagney character in White Heat, "top of the world, Ma!" and they'll burn it all down if that's their only way to stay on "top".