Family life has been busy of late. That means when I wasn’t roused to blogging about the Second Amendment, I didn’t blog much at all these past few days. My lapses, though, haven’t stopped interesting things from appearing, some to do with Newtown, and some involving other stuff altogether. In no particular order, I now present “a little of this and a little of that”:
If you think that “gun free zones” can also be called “human turkey shoots,” you are correct.
Mental health — or the lack thereof — combined with our Progressive refusal to deal with mental health issues (“Cause, hey, man!? Like, what’s reality?) also contributes mightily to mass murders. I would add to the list of mental health problems “murder while under the influence of Islam.”
I knew he was a great actor, but never realized that Gérard Depardieu has the heart of a poet: “Despite my excesses, my appetite and love for life, I am a free being, Sir, and will remain polite.” You made the right choice, Gerry, my boy. France doesn’t deserve you. (I wonder if Belgium does?)
Because grim times can be defeated with a little righteous humor, America’s Sergeant Major shares with us the wonders of his guys and gals.
And while we’re laughing, I miss living in the South (although Texas is pretty much in a class by itself).
Helloooo, all you sheeple out there! Just wanted to remind you that wolves exist. You can either de-sheepify yourself, or you can accept the guard dog’s willingness to put himself between you and danger. And if you’re going to cede to him your self-defense responsibilities, you better be willing to allow him arms.
Are you upset that Jon Hammar, a former American Marine, is shackled to a bed in a Mexican jail cell for trying to register a weapon? If you’re not, you should be. By the way, think hard upon the fact that Mexico has amongst the strictest gun control laws and the highest violence rate in the world. Of course, all the gun control laws in the world can’t stop a U.S. Attorney General determined to ship illegal arms into your country.
Israel must be the only country in the world that feeds and supports an enemy determined to destroy her and kill her citizens. Sometimes you can carry goodness to the point of insanity, I think. If you want to know how this exceptionally altruistic insanity works on the ground, the IDF gives you some facts.
The wages of gun control. In that regard, I’ll note that a 60 Minutes interview with the nurse at the school in Newtown revealed that this woman took shelter under a desk, only to have the shooter stand right in front of the desk, where she saw his feet. Had she been harmed, he would have been dead or seriously injured. As it was, he turned around, walked away, and began some serious killing.
Yes, banning assault weapons is a dumb idea. Frankly, banning any weapons is dumb, because the bad guys will always get them. I’m struggling to think of an analogy. How about this: It’s 1942 America has entered the war. Rather than becoming the arsenal of democracy, she closes her factories and ships the raw materials to Germany and Japan.
Michelle Malkin lists six simple things parents can do to protect their kids — and none of them involve legislation or government mandates/prohibitions.
Who needs written editorials? Just look at Michael Ramirez’s editorial cartoons. His ability to translate complex ideas into simple illustrations — without ever dumbing down the ideas — never ceases to amaze.