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Rule by credit cards…

23 March 2018

So now, we are to be ruled by leftists within credit card companies? “What do you mean?” you ask. This: https://www.yahoo.com/news/citi-seeks-restrict-gun-sales-retail-clients-155435830–sector.html

So CitiGroup believes they should legislate and restrict choice by financially strong-arming their clientele. I call bullshit. Granted, Citi<Corp/Bank/Group/Card/Whatever> has the right to pick and choose who they do business with and how they conduct that business, but they also must accept any repercussions of those decisions. I, for one, have immediately divested myself of any and all CitiGroup financial vehicles (which will piss my employer off since their corporate card is issued by Citi. Cash only on company business for this boy from here on out…). I recommend that any business engaged in the sale of firearms move to another bank. If CitiGroup wants to rule the country, let their country be only the idiot factions that agree that banks should be able to interfere with the rights of consumers without repercussions.

Now, if legal gun owners would only take a page from the LGBT playbook and sue CitiWhatever for refusing to do business with them, we’d be all set. After all: though the US PC culture does not respect the rights of anyone who is not within one of their favored “protected classes”, there IS precedence…

-Pateratic

 

Russian Collusion – Remember Thus Gem?

10 March 2018

Something occurred to me this morning as I sat sipping my coffee. With all the talk of Trump and alleged “Russian Collusion”, I remembered an incident from well before the 2016 election. I’ll just leave this here. https://youtu.be/XsFR8DbSRQE

-Pateratic

Øbama on Netflix? Count me out.

9 March 2018

So all the news this morning and last night was trumpeting that Netflix, my favorite entertainment venue, are “in talks” with Fearless Leader for some kind of a “production deal”. Just what we need: another venue for that jackass to tell us how it should be.

How about this: let’s take a page from the left’s playbook and start a grass-roots (a REAL grass roots) effort to turn them away from such a thing. Let’s write their CEO and let him know that we wish them NOT to engage in provide this preachy uber-leftist a platform through Netflix. Let him know that we had quite enough of The Øne, and would rather not have to sift through his drivel to find what we wish to entertain ourselves with. Let him know that if Netflix begins producing Øbamamentaries of any sort, we’ll walk our watchful selves away from Netflix and onto Prime or some streaming service.

Here is a link to his contact information.

-Pateratic

And one “Aw Shit” wipes the record clean…

1 March 2018

“Take the guns first, go through due process second.” – Donald Trump

And, with one foolish statement, Trump loses my support.

NO right is less important than any of the others, no matter how popular or expeditious such an unconstitutional ranking may be. ALL citizens are entitled to due process before having a right wrested from them, no matter what public or personal opinion holds against said person – until they are charged with a crime (due process), or legally deemed mentally unfit (due process), you cannot legally, constitutionally take away any of their rights. Period. No matter how popular doing so will make you with the left.

As you have said yourself time and again: we are a land of laws. Those laws are documented and voluminous (and, frankly, most are unconstitutional “regulations” emanating from bureaucrats, but I digress…). They are to be followed no matter what the circumstances; no matter how inconvenient or, sometimes, seemingly illogical.

If you wish to withhold due-process, then you need an amendment to the Constitution to allow you to do so. And good luck with that…

-Pateratic

Let’s help them dissociate with the NRA…

27 February 2018

Several companies have decided to play illogical politics (read: liberal politics), and have withdrawn their support from the NRA and from us, the NRA’s members. So, let’s show them what happens when you decide you don’t want to do business with an organization having 4.25 million members: let’s help them with their goal of having nothing to do with the NRA by simply not doing business with them any longer.

Here’s the list of those highly intelligent businesses that apparently espouse the belief that the NRA – an organization whose members are legal gun owners; an organization whose members have never been implicated in any high profile act of violence using firearms – is somehow responsible for those who are clearly not NRA members, and practice none of the NRA’s guidelines for firearm use:

  • Symantec/Norton software/Lifelock
  • Delta Airlines
  • United/Continental Airlines
  • Enterpise/Alamo/National Car Rentals
  • First National Bank of Omaha (Stop using your NRA card NOW! They’ll find another bank, I’m sure.)
  • MetLife
  • Hertz Car Rentals
  • Avis/Budget Car Rental
  • TrueCar
  • Best Western
  • Wyndham Hotels
  • Chubb Ltd.
  • Starkey Hearing Technologies
  • Paramount Rx
  • Sirva/North American Van Lines/Allied Van Lines
  • Simplisafe
  • Truecare

So get out there and give ’em what they asked for – it’s the least we could do!

-Pateratic

“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