Friday, August 29, 2014

... just too damned much of it.

Walkin' along, pulling one's pud ...

The most common criticism I get about what I write and send out is that it's generally pretty good stuff but there's just too damned much of it and it takes too much time to read.  So, today, as has been of late my wont, I disdained TV news and went to CNN and FoxNews sites to read about the happenings.  Here are some major stories and my reactions to them:
  • Britain PM Cameron says ISIS is fucking nuts and Britain should be scared shitless of 'em -- About time!
  • Two more Americans killed fighting with ISIS -- Good!
  • Russian soldiers infiltrating Ukraine --  Yawn!                                                       
  • Nidal (Ft. Hood shooter) wants to become citizen of ISIS Caliphate --Fine!
  • Nidal still sucking air -- Why?
  • Marine still prisoner in Mayheeko for no good reason --HFC!
  • PotUS has no strategy for handling potential enemies and threats to America -What's new?
  • Soetoro ANNOUNCES to enemies that he has no strategy for dealing with them --Fucking rookie!
  • Brangelina married -- WGAFF!
  • FBI National Domestic Threat Assessment omits Islamist terror threat -YGBSM!
  • Mitch McConnell is a fucking jerk -- Surprise, surprise, surprise!
  • Romney prepares for 3rd run at presidency -GOP takes aim at foot
  • White House staff in damage-control mode after Obama strategy remark -- And this is news . . . how?
  • More volcanoes spewing ash and smoke into atmosphere in New Guinea -- It's Bush's fault
  • Joan Rivers in hospital in critical condition after surgery snafu --My givadam's busted
There.  Those brief enuf for ya?      


Two Arts

art is everywhere                                                   


Whereas a despotic government no longer operates with the consent of the governed,

Whereas ....

Monday I ran across this letter to the editor in our local rag, The Capitol; which, now that it's been purchased by the Sun Papers, truly deserves that sobriquet.  The author, Mr Clement, hath I think eloquently captured, in form and substance, my own long held view that the citizenry must be allowed to arm themselves equally with such police (and I include the military) that can be used against them by a despotic government.

I don't know Mr. Clement, but I imagine he looks something like this

As a staunch supporter of the right of the people to keep and bear arms, even in this age of WMD, I think I have found a small foothold on the slippery slope of gun control where I might safely and permanently stand.  I offer a proposition.

   Whereas the purpose of the military is defense against foreign enemies, and
   Whereas the purpose of the police is enforcement of domestic law, and
   Whereas a  government is despotic which turns its military against its people, and
   Whereas a despotic government no longer operates with the consent of the governed,
Now, therefore, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall be limited only to the extent that these same limitations apply to all police forces having jurisdiction over the citizen.

Simply draw up a list of that subset of weaponry which the police may use,  and you  have a list of authorized weaponry for the common citizen. Some lament that such a proposal leaves the police "outgunned."  Our founders knew otherwise.

   "… all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, then to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations...".

   A public armed  as herein described poses no threat to the civil society but, rather, is the key check to that unbridled power which inevitably leads to a long train of abuses and usurpations.

William Clement, Arnold, MD
The Capital, August 25, 2014