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The Angry Man

February 13th, 2017 . by Cary

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to actually write a political post that hasn’t raised my blood pressure and caused me to have very un-Christian thoughts about the administration. Things have changed. I’m still watching, but with more interest and willingness to get involved again.

Fred posted this over at Texas Fred’s and I think you should read it – either to understand how we got Trump, or to understand why we got Trump:

The Angry Man is difficult to stereotype. He comes from all economic backgrounds, from dirt-poor to filthy rich. He represents all geographic areas in America, from sophisticated urbanite to rural redneck, Deep South to Yankee North, Left Coast to Eastern Seaboard.

No, Fred didn’t write it, but he got it from an old friend of his. From where I sit, it’s describing me to a “T”.

Chat ya later…

cary

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Complacency Will Kill You

September 14th, 2015 . by Cary

Well, it will try, anyway. I’ve been riding a motorcycle for my commute since June. In the early morning hours, here in Phoenix, it is usually hot and dry. Hot enough to make you not wear a jacket while riding a bike. Or gloves. And really, who wants to wear heavy boots all day in an office? Sneakers it is …

It rained last night, a long, soaking rain that we have needed for some time. This morning was warm, but not hot; but very humid. The breeze as I was riding was very enjoyable.

My commute takes me east on Bethany Home Road, and I turn southeast onto Grand Ave. The light was red at Grand, so the turn lane started out from a dead stop. The three vehicles ahead of me made the turn – and stopped. I was into the turn when there was nowhere to go. The pavement, it turns out, was a little damp right there. I have good brakes.

I also now have a scratched up engine guard, some scratches on my helmet, minor scrapes on my right knee and right elbow, and a twisted right ankle. The bike landed on my right foot, the saddlebag kept it at an odd angle. I used my left foot to push the bike up enough to free my right ankle. A guy appeared, asking if I was OK – turns out he was the reason everyone stopped; he was crossing Grand in the crosswalk with the light. He picked up my bike, and pushed it over to the side while I attempted to stand up. My ankle doesn’t seem to be able to take full weight right now; but it’s not broken. I’ll see what a little ice will do for it.

I will also be wearing my riding gear from now on, regardless of weather. Lesson re-learned. (I had gone down a long time ago, low side, and didn’t come out of that one nearly as well off as I did this time.)

Tomorrow morning’s commute will feature yours truly wearing his ballistic jacket, road gloves, and boots. The sneakers will be in the side bag, for use in the office. If I had full leathers, I would wear that, and change once I got to the office.

All The Gear, All The Time.

Chat ya later…

cary

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It’s For The Children!

June 8th, 2015 . by Cary

Obama(THHO)’s buddy, the “Reverend” Michael Pfleger, has this to say about the large number of violent deaths in Chicago, while neatly sidestepping the issue of who is pulling the trigger:

“I’m tired of funerals of babies, while [the] NRA, manufacturers, and [gun stores], run to the bank making profits from death. … At the end of the day you can argue with us [and] you can call us names, but you got to deal with God. And the blood of our children is on your hands. And you will pay for the murder of our children.”

Notice he also sidestepped the issue of abortion-on-demand, which annually kills more than 3 million children, which is many times more than the “children” who have died in Chicago through firearm-related deaths.

Just sayin’.

Chat ya later…

cary

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No Basis? No Fact.

June 2nd, 2014 . by Cary

“The opinion of ten thousand men is of no value if none of them know anything about the subject.”
Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD)

Corollary: It doesn’t matter how many people think it’s “normal”, if there is no solid reference point to compare to (unchanging truth) then the opinion is useless.

Chat ya later…

cary

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Second Amendment

January 6th, 2014 . by Cary

“It is the manners and spirit of a people which preserve a republic in vigor. A degeneracy in these is a canker which soon eats to the heart of its laws and constitution.”

Thomas Jefferson (1781)
The Patriot Post – Founder’s Quote Daily

Random mention of Obama(THHO), but not because I think he’s a canker or anything like that. No, really.

Two items from the world of the Second Amendment today:

Magpul Industries, formerly headquartered and manufacturing in Colorado, was not happy with the political, “feel good” decisions made by several Colorado State legislators to impose unconstitutional limits on magazine capacity. Promising to move, they announced this week that they are moving their manufacturing facilities to Wyoming and their corporate headquarters to Texas. As a side dish of “eat my votes” several of the above mentioned legislators lost their positions through nasty recall elections. Liberal Left East Coast money was poured into the losing defenses of the legislators to no avail.

I view this item with mixed feelings – good for the owner, because he is standing by his opinion. As a company, I have said before that businesses should stay out of social and public dispute. I feel OK by this one, though, because the business is moving to a place where they can continue to be profitable – which is the bottom line for businesses.

In Detroit, there’s a new chief in town. James Craig started his law enforcement career in the city of Los Angeles. There, he formed his basic opinion that an unarmed society is a safer society, in spite of evidence to the contrary. He was selected as the Chief in Portland, Maine. His first official act was to start rejecting a stack of concealed carry permit applications. He had a small epiphany and realized that the state he was in, with the large number of concealed carry permits already issued, had fewer homicides per year than any single week in Los Angeles. He stopped rejecting the applications, and started seriously considering them. Chief Craig is now the Chief of Police in … DETROIT! Last Thursday, he announced a 7% drop in violent crime in 2013, and called for the arming of more citizens. Not a bad turn-around for someone who used to think no one should be armed …

Anytime a lefty can be made to see the light, that’s a good thing. Supporting the constitution trumos “feewings” every time.

Chat ya later…

cary

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