Friday, September 30, 2005

Differences in Worldview

I guess their point is that this is a bad thing? According to Sarah Brady's Bunch:

The new Florida Shoot First law eliminates the duty to retreat and allows a person not engaged in unlawful activity who is attacked in a public place to "stand his or her ground" and use deadly force if "he or she reasonably believes it is necessary to do so to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or to another person or to prevent the commission of a forcible felony." Thus, even if the shooter could have safely avoided the threat by walking away or seeking refuge elsewhere, the Shoot First law permits him to shoot the assailant and gives him immunity from criminal prosecution and civil suit if he does so.

So, the standard liberal answer: Run Away! Cave in! Don't stand up to "evil"! It is just a difference of opinions, anyway, not worth fighting for, killing for, or dying for. It figures that they don't understand Iraq, Afghanistan...and are working to blow it in Iran. No wonder they look with shame on our actions in WW2, Vietnam and Korea. Either honor is worth more than life, or life than honor. How you answer that dilemma grows directly from your worldview.

Lesson over. Any questions?

Sunday, September 18, 2005

More humor

Heh. The best take on the Flight 93 memorial fiasco and the BK jihad fiasco: BK's new ice cream.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Humor of the day

Watching C-Span today, I laughed until I almost pulled a "JB": soon-to-be Chief Justice Roberts had to explain to Sen. Feinstein a lawyer joke (scroll to the end, and then continue here). She did look a bit confused when he mentioned Shakespeare. I wonder what they are teaching in schools in California these days... Obviously not Henry VI, and probably not Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet or King Lear.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Spot the idiot 3

This one has too be seen to be believed. The First Amendment, cherished window to the moron, strikes again. Fox News made the mistake of asking one well-dressed fellow what he "wanted to have happen", what he thought the government should be doing. Not much thought seems to have gone into the reply:

What I would like to happen? I would like for them to give us at least $20,000 apiece so we can, you know, get our life together. You know, we didn't ask to come on that bus, slave. It's like a slave ship. It's just like, you know, back in history, you know, they put us on a slave ship. They separated us from our family. They did it--you know, just modern-day slavery, you know? Just give us what the f--- we deserve.

And thus he earns my STI award. We, by the way, seems to include his companion, of obvious female persuasion and melaninaly challenged, who said not a word. Maybe she was his lawyer? The way she smiled when he said "at least $20,000 apiece" makes me wonder...

So, Mr. For The People, congratulations.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Gun Safety

Note the proper safety gear. However, we are still working on not flinching and smooth follow through.


JB and Gloria are good little troopers. JB is an active participant in our dove hunts. Gloria usually has other things on her mind.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Spot the idiot II

Wow. This storm has really brought them out. Check out the comments on Michael Hyatt's blog. The main criticism of Thomas Nelson Publishers seems to be that Bibles are not as much help to those in need as food. However, his point is that people hunger for both spiritual and physical food in this world. Jesus understood the same thing, and fed the 4000. But He did not stop there... He gave them (and us) Himself, saying, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him.

John 6:53-56

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Spot the idiot

Bill O'Reilly has joined the idiot chorus. A basic understanding of 1) the Constitution, 2) economics and 3) disaster planning he sadly lacks.

On the first point, he seems to believe that whenever the mainstream media gets a good video of something tragic or sad, the Constitution and the Law should simply be ignored. His understanding of marshal law--non-existent. His comprehension of the legal powers of the police, the national guard and the military is abysmal.

On the second point, tonight he espoused the absolutely brilliant idea of encouraging people to not buy gas on Sunday, to penalize the eeeevil oil companies who are (gasp) making money. Ok, folks! Make sure you fill your tanks on Saturday, so you don't have to buy on Sunday. Yeah, that'll teach them a lesson. And later, he said that companies should immediately renounce 20% of their profits. And that is supposed to do...? If the problem, as he seems to believe, is too much demand, a decrease in price (reduced profits) will cause consumption (demand) to do what? Yes Johnny, go to the head of the class... Demand will increase! The guy is a genius!

On the third point, he seems to believe that the most important place/person for 'officials' to deal with is whoever he has on the phone or on the camera right now. Bill, it is called 'triage'. It is in the dictionary. Look it up. You want a military operation? You will get a ruthlessly effecient plan to take back the city from looters block by block. Some sections and neighborhoods will be sacrificed for others. The decisions on life and death will be made, not on the basis of tear-jerking camera shorts, but on cold calculations and a commander's best training; if you ask for it, be prepared for the consequences.

Which brings me back to the first point. He asked why the 'authorities' were not more prepared. Well, the evac order was given. He seems to think that every time there is the threat of a major storm, the Marines should go in and remove, by force, people from their homes and places of business. Think about it Bill...this disaster is an act of God. The response, the 'failure' of the government, is the price of freedom. Cuba, China, Iran, even England have the authority to take citizens from their homes, or take the homes from their citizens (yes, I know about Kelo), but look at the costs...