Archive for February, 2018

“Kill The NRA!”

20 February 2018

Well ain’t that just grand! I would like the libtardian geniuses blathering that the NRA is responsible for “gun violence” to show me one – just one! – NRA member who has committed any sort of mass shooting or other such atrocity with their legally-owned, well maintained firearm(s). Just one. I’ll wait right here…

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What? No takers? There’s a reason for that. If you use concealed carry permit holders as a surrogate for NRA membership*, and you analyze actual crime statistics – and I’m not saying just “gun violence”; all crimes – the number of NRA members that have been convicted of crimes is an absolutely trivial component of US crime statistics. And, as a percentage of total membership, it minuscule when compared with the percentage of US citizens convicted of just gun crimes. And the VAST majority of those CCP/CPL holders on record will have been charged with “procedural” violations of their permit, such as carrying in an establishment in which alcohol is sold, or carrying in a venue seating more than XXXX people – things simply designed to trip the permit holder up.

So let’s kill the NRA. Let’s kill an organization that promotes gun safety, and provides gun safety training – especially to children. Let’t kill an organization that promote wildlife and wildlife habitat conservation. Let’s kill an organization that protects our right to bear arms, which is the right which protects all of the others. Don’t believe that last bit? BLIMEY! You have only to look to Britain where citizens are regularly fined and jailed over what they’ve said or written – most recent case in point, a woman arrested for leaving a note on an ambulance. Total gun confiscation certainly has its benefits to the “ruling class”, and that’s why it is all you hear from the leftist-controlled media and our “betters” in the DNC. It ain’t bout your safety. And it ain’t about the children (if they were interested in the children, there’d be guards in every school and no abortionists). It’s about POWER OVER YOU. Power that’s hard to gain when the armed civilian population is far greater in number than the military.

And last, this: There have been more people affiliated with the DNC who were responsible for mass murder than there have been those affiliated with the NRA. Notably, the DNC is well known for their support of gun control, up to and including confiscation. It’s part of their platform. Let that sink in for a minute or two…

-Pateratic

 

 

* No-one is asked if they are a NRA member when arrested, but a CCP/CPL is public record, and the majority of CCP/CPL holders are affiliated with organizations such as the NRA. Also, through personal experience, every fellow CPL holder I’ve met are also members of NRA, NAGR, or state/local 2nd Amendment-supporting organizations.

Here we go again…

15 February 2018

Another maniac opens fire in a school, and the conversation devolves into one of “getting guns off the streets” and of “gun violence” and similar. Notably, these efforts are not possible,  nor are they likely to prevent some imbalanced yahoo from going on a killing spree.

Why won’t these talking heads and other gun control advocate entertain the more rational approach of having armed protectors in the schools? What about educating the teachers and children into effective means of defending themselves and each other – or, simply, means of evacuating the premises?

Why will we entertain the argument that someone with a firearm shooting back may hit the innocent when THE PERSON FIRING ON THE INNOCENT IS MOST DEFINITELY HITTING THE INNOCENT? I personally am sick to death of this “societal norm” that thinks it better that our children be sitting duck than there be someone with them to, at the very least, limit the effectiveness of some lunatic with a gun.

So, fellow parents, grandparents, and rational citizens of this fine country: can we please turn the conversation in a direction that will preserve lives instead of promoting gun control? Please?!

-Pateratic

What happened?

13 February 2018

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed round

I can’t help but wonder what has become of the US postal service. From carriers who, instead of walking up to the porch with your package and ringing the bell to obtain a signature, pop a notice sheet in your box saying you need to go to the past office to pick it up, to those too skittish to deliver mail from the window of their vehicle into your mailbox because they’re afraid to get stuck in the snow. What happened? When did they become these mewling panty waists?

And they wonder why they’re deemed uncompetitive. Never once has FedEx, UPS, DHL, or Purolator, refused to deliver. Never once have they simply slapped a tag into my mailbox rather than performing the due diligence required of their jobs.

Maybe it was just a run of lousy employees the last several years, as I see the delivery person today is not the same as the last several months (who was not the same as the one from the past several years), but I doubt it.

Ah, well.

Pateratic

9 February 2018

“When the Democrats are in power, Republicans appear to be the conservative party. But when Republicans are in power, it seems there is no conservative party.” —Sen. Rand Paul

There is only ONE possible response to such a statement: Amen, brother. Amen…

-Pateratic

The Irony Is Palpable…

6 February 2018

“The reason Congress is facing a 5th stop-gap budget bill is because the Republican majority is incompetent.” —Nancy Pelosi

Oh? So what does this make the democratic majority which couldn’t formulate a budget for six years? Why only six, you ask? Because there was a Republican majority in the House beginning with that seventh year, and you, Nancy, were ousted as speaker.

Nancy, thy very name is incompetence. Go stare at yourself in the mirror. If your image doesn’t terrify you into a deeper stupor than you seem to be in lately,  perhaps you can spend some time in quality introspection. Or, at least, get whatever that is from between your teeth. You know: that thing you were working at during the entire SOTU speech…

-Pateratic