Rants and Raves (News and Views)

Gun bill in one state includes warrant-less police searches.  What’s WRONG with you people?  have you read the Constitution and the Bill of Rights? Did you understand a single blessed word?  Are you utterly clueless about why those freedoms are in there?  Have you really no idea?  Rhetorical questions, sigh.

Most of this is about Benghazi and the White House cover-up, which, yes.  Again, I ask, What’s WRONG with you people?  Only this time I am asking the media and anybody who thinks Benghazi is a non-issue, or at least a ‘resolved’ issue.  But really, look at the last paragraph or so where McCain says that yeah, the guy Obama nominated for Sec of Defense is unqualified, but we shouldn’t keep holding up his confirmation.  This kind of nonsense is why McCain was a horrible candidate.  How irresponsible can you get? (don’t bother answering that question, either).  What kind of clunky thinking does it take to rail about the trainwreck of criminal proportions that was the handling of Benghazi from start to finish (including Hilary Clinton claiming to know nothing of Stephenson’s earlier expressed concerns for the safety of the Americans there), and THEN to follow that up with a blithe recommendation that we go ahead and choose a Defense sec who is unqualified for the position. I’ll answer that.  It’s the clunky thinking of somebody who sees politics as his business, as a game, even, not somebody who should ever have had a nomination to run for President.  The Republican party- well, I won’t finish that sentence. I’d have to wash my hands.


CO Democrat: Even if you feel like you might get raped, you may not, so no guns for you; Simply appalling. The most unsafe I think I have ever felt was on a state University campus in Nebraska where there was a sign in the women’s bathroom that said: “Warning. Rape is against the law.” Or something like that. Can you just picture the numerous would-be rapists hiding out in the women’s bathroom waiting to assault some poor female who were suddenly deterred by reading that scary warning? Neither can I. Unless they were unable to go through with the crime because they collapsed from laughter, allowing the victim to escape, or shove her foot down his throat, whatever. But it’s the same sort of mindset. It’s deeply arrogant, disdainful of women, and utterly lacking in anything remotely like self awareness.

Also, Joe Salazar (D) thinks women are pea-brained idiots with the emotional restraint of toddlers and all the critical judgment skills of hopped up crack addicts:

“It’s why we have call boxes, it’s why we have safe zones, it’s why we have the whistles. Because you just don’t know who you’re gonna be shooting at. And you don’t know if you feel like you’re gonna be raped, or if you feel like someone’s been following you around or if you feel like you’re in trouble when you may actually not be, that you pop out that gun and you pop … pop around at somebody.”

Hmmm- yet another EPA official forced to resign for illegal use of private email accounts to conduct official EPA business.

So, did you hear about how the CBO revised ObamaCare costs UP by 29%
? No? Then chances are you must get your news from the mainstreamers.

Universal preschool is bad for everybody.

Assault weapons ban unlikely to have effect on gun violence says… the DOJ?

You want to know the very first things I ever remember hearing about guns? I will tell you anyway.

All guns are loaded.
Never point any gun at a person.

I heard it so long ago that I don’t even remember how old I was, but I know that it was already very old news by the time I was five. I knew it so well that as a child I never even once pointed toy guns at people and if I am in the room with a gun, toy or real, I am instantly and constantly aware of where that gun is pointed, much to my son’s chagrin.

Now most gun owners would amend those rules to ‘never point a gun at a person you don’t mean to shoot,’ but I think those rules were adequate for a five year old. And gun owners who also play airsoft, like my son and husband, regular point and shoot their airsoft guns at people, but they do know the difference between airsoft guns and guns that fire real bullets.

I knew those rules and followed them back in the dark ages before I knew much of anything, before I could read or write, before I could wash my hands in the bathroom sink without standing on tippy toe. So why is David Frum so clueless?  Clueless is actually dangerous (more dangerous than guns):

along comes super-genius David Frum, who knows less about guns than the other things he knows nothing about but nevertheless sees fit to lecture on, and advocates for something that is less safe than current best practice engaged in by people who know what they’re doing.

Note to Frum: My H&K USP carry gun has a loaded chamber indicator. It’s meaningless to me because I always treat the thing like it’s loaded anyway.


The part of Frum’s CNN piece spawning this ignorant tweet that deals with gun manufacturers can best be described by analogy: He’s asking for a pen that doesn’t misspell words.

Of course, this is classic Frum trolling of the right and I wouldn’t pay much attention to it but for the fact that there are people who may actually mistake him for a serious commentator on the issue. As Jeff Jacoby points out, there is real danger in letting emotion and ignorance override fact and reason when it comes to gun laws.




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  1. Lady M
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    All guns are loaded. Never point any gun at a person.

    Same rules in my house from the time I was small. Dad had a rifle (technically unloaded) that stood leaning against the wall by my parents bed. I never touched that rifle, for fear of consequences from Dad, until he took my Mom & I to the gun range with it when I was 21.

  2. Posted February 20, 2013 at 6:58 am | Permalink

    That first item? Yeah, they read it. They just think you probably haven’t, and if you have, what are you going to do about it?

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