Wednesday, April 13, 2011

In the ramble seat

I'm getting to it here boss ...

Do people who see this clip from It's A Wonderful Life today react like I did upon seeing it for the first time as an adult back in the 80's?  It's where George Baily is seeing what life would be like, had he gone ahead with his planned suicide.  His wife Mary has no idea who he is; the police are called - he punches the cop (Ward Bond),  who promptly draws his .38 Police Special and tries to shoot him as he flees.

Shoot him dead.  For running.

When I saw it on Turner Broadcasting, ca. 1984, I had the same reaction I do today when I hear someone say "Merry Christmas" on Christmas day television.   It's a culture shock. Here's how I believe  Frank Capra's 1946 audience reacted.

1946 audience reaction:
Today's audience reaction:
None, really.  He hit a cop and ran.  Drawing-down on a man who created a disturbance and hit a police officer was expected.
Police Brutality - Quick, call a lawyer. Can't we all get along?
The public attitude about crime and criminals underwent a quick change after the uber Liberal Warren court's Miranda decision in 1966.  We've been on the slippery slope to Liberal Nirvana ever since.  Think; how many times have you heard Liberals cite English jurist William Blackstone's  platitude,"Better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer" since then?   I'm not saying it's a bad ideal; something to strive for (within reason).  It's about who does the preaching, and when..  How many times have you heard the same Liberals say "It's better that 100 people die in gun accidents than we lose our Second Amendment rights?"  Hmmmm?  never 

I'm getting to the point here.  Which is -- Liberals operate in a state of self entitled, disconnected from all reality, delusion. We're talking about, for example ....
  To my Republican friends: take back your party. So that it doesn’t matter so much who wins the election, because we have shared values about the education of our children, the growth of our economy, how we defend our country, our security and civil liberties, how we respect our seniors. Because there are so many things at risk right now -- perhaps in another question I'll go into them, if you want. But the fact is that elections shouldn't matter as much as they do...But when it comes to a place where there doesn't seem to be shared values then that can be problematic for the country, as I think you can see right now.

Mr. Pelosi

Stuff for everybody

Something for everybody

A veritable feast

Cat Burgled

Do you recognize this cat burglar?

A playful pup

Is that ...? Nah.

Michell's puppy

Can I borrow your stapler?

In our defense ..
a shotgun approach

A working group within the BATFE has recommended that any shotgun (semi-automatic, pump-action or any other) that has any one of 10 specific features should be banned from importation, on the grounds that such shotguns are not “generally recognized as particularly suitable for a readily adaptable to sporting purposes.”

The features in question are a folding, telescoping, or collapsible stock; a magazine of over five rounds or a drum magazine; a flash suppressor or a muzzle brake that also suppresses flash ...
What was that movie called?  Oh, right, "The Never Ending Story."  At the crux of the Heller decision [that struck down D.C.'s gun control law] is  our right as an individual to keep and bear arms in the defense of life,  liberty and property.  And that not only includes defense of our liberty against our own government, but is central to it.   If we are then to protect ourselves, it stands to reason that we must have available weaponry equal to that which despots can bring to bear against us.  Oui?  That includes automatic grenade shotguns.  But, God helps them what help themselves, so ... step one.

Comments to the BATFE may be submitted by e-mail to, or by fax to (202) 648-9601, and must be received by May 1, 2011.  Faxed comments may not exceed 5 pages.  All comments must include name and mailing address.

Maryland, My Christmas Tree

Maryland Moves to Pass Controversial Tax & Alcohol Laws ...
Brilliant Maryland Voters
  Maryland has passed two hotly debated measures raising taxes on alcohol and extending in-state college tuition breaks to illegal immigrants, officials said.

The increase in taxes on alcohol is the first such hike in more than a generation, while the tuition bill makes Maryland the 11th state to approve tuition breaks for illegal immigrants ... .

As you know, I abhor the idea of a civil war.  One of just a few alternatives left to us is to expel certain states from our union [and then declare war on them.]  Maryland must be included in any such list.

Young stars bare it all to prove ‘maturity’

Hey Megan
Megan Mulligan. Title: Executive Editor at The Daily Caller
,  I think we're doing too much politics.  Here's an idea...

Young stars bare it all to prove 'maturity'

  High School Musical” star Ashely Tisdale wants to shed her Disney-darling persona, and unsurprisingly decided posing nude would be a good way to do it. Tisdale is the latest addition ...

The Power of Words

Because I love her accent