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… And the Aftermath

November 6th, 2014 . by Cary

“The principle of the Constitution is that of a separation of legislative, Executive and Judiciary functions, except in cases specified. If this principle be not expressed in direct terms, it is clearly the spirit of the Constitution, and it ought to be so commented and acted on by every friend of free government.” –Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, 1797


Did you VOTE on Tuesday? Thank you.

A key phrase in the quote from Thomas Jefferson is “every friend of free government.” I submit that we do not have many friends of free government in the current administration, and Obama(THHO) is certainly included.

I get quotes like the one above from a wonderful little email newsletter (free, but with a lot of advertising) called The Patriot Post. Go here if you would like to subscribe; it’s very good reading. The newsletter usually expounds on the topics of the day, and include several quotes from contemporary sources also.

I am not compensated for the previous paragraph, I’m just letting you know where to go if you wonder where I stand on something.

Remember that one time when “Elections have consequences” was spoken by the then-president elect, and the conservatives of this country were beaten with it for a while? Remember when the newly minted Speaker of the House changed the rules so his party with a simple majority could ram things through without the “other side” – for example, the Affordable Healthcare Act? Remember when it was called a “Mandate of the People” when the current administration was voted in? Yeah, good times.

The left doesn’t remember any of that. In fact, they’ve done nothing but whine, cry, and deflect blame ever since it became clear that “their side” pretty much lost the election BECAUSE of Obama(THHO). Oh, and carry on like they can force every thing through in the next two months …

One leftist “representative” even called for civil war, with the illegal immigrants taking on the law-abiding citizens of this country. Yeah, declare war against a group that is pro-gun, while you are patently anti-gun. Good call. Let me know how that works out for you.

Chat ya later…

cary

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Vote. Or Shut Up.

November 4th, 2014 . by Cary

“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual — or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.” –Samuel Adams, in the Boston Gazette, 1781


Did you execute your solemn duty, as office holder of “Citizen” today? Did you vote for the candidates that best represent what you believe in? Did you tell the representatives at all levels of the government what you expect from them?

My wife, TMBWitW, and I are registered to vote by absentee ballot. Not because we are too lazy to go to our polling place (although, in the fourteen years we have lived in this district the polling place has changed 16 times. yes, twice just before election day on two separate occasions) but because we like to sit down with the internet at our disposal and really comb through the final candidates. Yes, we’ve done preliminary investigations of their background/beliefs/voting record, but there’s nothing like a solid [search_engine_of_your_choice] session to solidify your reasoning behind your vote.

Failure to vote is an agreement to be enslaved.

A vote for ANY demoncRAT is, essentially, a vote against the principals of this nation, since any vote for a demoncRAT is a vote in support of Obama(THHO) and his policies.

Think about this: Are you more likely to be beheaded, ignored during a hostage situation, or exposed to a deadly virus now than you were six years ago?

Chat ya later…

cary

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Red Friday, Wise Words

September 19th, 2014 . by Cary

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From the Patriot Post:

“The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained.”

George Washington, First Inaugural Address, 1789

When the eternal rules of right and wrong are ignored, and man insists on imposing his own rules of wrong and right, do not ask “Where is God when ____ happens?”, for you have kicked Him out by insisting on creating your own universe. Good luck with that.

Chat ya later…

cary friday

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Gun People Will Get This

August 27th, 2014 . by Cary

From the Interwebs:

AK47: It works, though you have never cleaned it. Ever.
AR15: You have $9/oz special non-detergent synthetic Teflon infused oil for cleaning.
Mosin: It was last cleaned in Berlin… 1945.

AK47: You are able to hit the broadside of a barn from inside.
AR15: You are able to hit the broadside of a barn from 600 meters.
Mosin: You can hit the farm from two counties over.

AK47: Cheap magazines are fun to buy.
AR15: Cheap magazines melt.
Mosin: ya mean clip?

AK47: Your safety can be heard from 300 meters away.
AR15: You can silently flip off the safety with your finger on the trigger.
Mosin: safety?

AK47: Your rifle comes with a cheap nylon sling.
AR15: Your rifle has a 9-point stealth tactical suspension system.
Mosin: Your rifle has dog collars.

AK47: Your bayonet makes a good wire cutter.
AR15: Your bayonet is actually a pretty good steak knife.
Mosin: Your bayonet is longer than your leg.

AK47: You can put a 0.3” hole through 12” of oak—if you can hit it.
AR15: You can put all 30 rounds through a tiny hole in a paper target at 100 meters.
Mosin: You can knock down everyone else’s target with the shock wave of your bullet going downrange.

AK47: When out of ammo, your rifle will nominally pass as a club.
AR15: When out of ammo, your rifle makes a great wiffle bat.
Mosin: When out of ammo, your rifle makes a supreme war club, pike, boat oar, tent pole, or firewood.

AK47: Recoil is manageable, even fun.
AR15: What’s recoil?
Mosin: Recoil is often used to relocate shoulders thrown out by the previous shot.

AK47: Your sight adjustment goes to “10,” and you’ve never bothered moving it.
AR15: Your sight adjustment is incremented in fractions of minute of angle.
Mosin: Your sight adjustment goes all the way up to 12 miles… And you’ve actually tried it.

AK47: Your rifle can be used by any two-bit nation’s most illiterate conscripts to fight elite forces worldwide.
AR15: Your rifle is used by elite forces worldwide to fight two-bit nations’ most illiterate conscripts.
Mosin: Your rifle has fought against itself and won every time.

AK47: Your rifle won some revolutions.
AR15: Your rifle won the Cold War.
Mosin: Your rifle won a pole vault event.

AK47: You paid $350.
AR15: You paid $900.
Mosin: You paid $59.95.

AK47: You buy cheap ammo by the case.
AR15: You lovingly reload precision crafted rounds one by one.
Mosin: You dig your ammo out of a farmer’s field in Ukraine and it works just fine.

AK47: You can intimidate your foe with the bayonet mounted.
AR15: Your foes laugh when you mount your bayonet.
Mosin: You can bayonet your foe on the other side of the river without leaving the comfort of your hole.

AK47: Service life, 50 years.
AR15: Service life, 40 years.
Mosin: Service life, 100 years—and counting.

AK47: It’s easier to buy a new rifle when you want to change cartridge sizes.
AR15: You can change cartridge sizes with the push of a couple of pins and a new upper.
Mosin: You believe no real man would ever dare risk the ridicule by his friends by suggesting there is anything but the glorious 7.62x54R.

AK47: You can repair your rifle with a big hammer and a swift kick.
AR15: You can repair your rifle by taking it to a certified gunsmith and it’s under warranty!
Mosin: If your rifle breaks, you buy a new one.

AK47: You consider it a badge of honor when you get your handguards to burst into flames.
AR15: You consider it a badge of honor when you shoot a sub-MOA 5-shot group.
Mosin: You consider it a badge of honor when you cycle all 5 rounds without the aid of a 2×4.

AK47: After a long day the range, you relax by watching “Red Dawn”.
AR15: After a long day at the range, you relax by watching “Blackhawk Down”.
Mosin: After a long day at the range, you relax by visiting the chiropractor.

AK47: After cleaning your rifle, you have a strong urge for a stiff shot of Vodka.
AR15: After cleaning your rifle, you have a strong urge for hotdogs and apple pie.
Mosin: After cleaning your rifle, you have a strong urge for shishkabob.

AK47: You can accessorize you rifle with a new muzzle brake or a nice stock set.
AR15: Your rifle’s accessories are eight times more valuable than your rifle.
Mosin: Your rifle’s accessory is a small tin can with a funny lid, but it’s buried under an apartment building somewhere in Budapest.

AK47: Your rifle’s finish is varnish and paint.
AR15: Your rifle’s finish is Teflon and high tech polymers.
Mosin: Your rifle’s finish is low grade shellac, cosmoline and Olga’s toe nails.

AK47: Your wife tolerates your autographed framed picture of Mikhail Kalashnikov.
AR15: Your wife tolerates your autographed framed picture of Eugene Stoner.
Mosin: You’re not even sure if there were cameras around to photograph Sergei Mosin.

AK47: Late at night, you sometimes have to fight the urge to hold your rifle over your head and shout “Wolverines!”
AR15: Late at night, you sometimes have to fight the urge to clear your house, slicing the pie from room to room.
Mosin: Late at night, you sometimes have to fight the urge to dig a fighting trench in the yard to sleep in.

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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