Saturday, February 20, 2010

I Think I Need To Chill

I posted this as a response over at Conservative Scalawag concerning this topic. It turned into a rant that I figured I might as well post here.

The night before he had a guy on his show. Bill O'Reilly was talking to him about his (Bill's) belief that 10% of the Tea Party is wackos. He then asked the guy if he knew of any groups that represented that 10%.

The guy was careful not to say they were (Oath Keepers), but did say they "could" be down the road, or that they were close. Bill said he was going to call them up and have someone on to give their story. Needless to say I was proud there were guys out there, in their positions of authority, and couldn't wait to hear from them the next night.

Long story short, I was pissed at Bill after seeing that segment. First, the guy from the Oath Keepers did a good job stated the reasoning behind the group and their objective, and how they swore an oath to the Constitution first and foremost. His goals were that they educate military personal and LEO's this insight.

Second, Bill always blasts people over how certain laws open doors for further actions down the road (slippery slopes). The part where he's saying (or implies) that the Government would/or only would take guns in situation were they really needed to, really, really pissed me off. And then said the Sheriff in NC, and the actions in Katrina needed to be done to "control the situation". The first thing that came to my mind was how the redcoats probably thought the same thing.

That's enough for now I was pissed at him Thursday night over this (or which ever night it was), I need to enjoy the rest of today.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I Bet You Would Like That

I've become too depressed to blog lately. Story after story, of stupid, nonsensical, idiocy surrounds me. Check out this story found over at Survivalist News ( FOR HERMIT).

I bet this guy would like to see the Americas in some sort of union, modeled after the European Union. Even as the EU teeters on disaster, this joker wants us to give it a try. Germany is still reeling from absorbing East Germany back into the country. Even though this isn't a perfect example, we would suffer significantly through a America Union (or whatever they would call it).

As Americans, we differ from others in the present age. We're individualists, and don't like big governments (at least for now the majority don't). Much like the Greek city states we wish to be governmened locally where we have a say.

I can only hope that much like the Jews who cry "Never Again", we Americans will use the Revolutionary War as our rallying cry, and proclaim "Never Again" will we succumb to rulers foreign and/or abroad.

Friday, February 12, 2010

It's Getting Kinda Of Hectic

As an electrician, this kind of story scares me. I need to do more research, but I can't figure what they thought they would get from electricians. The truck, tools, or perhaps credit cards? It just seems a lot of work to only get someone's credit cards, but it's not a bad idea when used the right way (and you suspend legalities).

This is exactly why I carry at least until the point I have to go into the crawl space or attic. The last thing I want to do is lose my firearm in the insulation (by the way, I once lost my keys off a carabiner after my belt loop broke without me knowing it) and have to go back with a magnet.

I have to admit there have been times where I've carried into someone's house and thought about how they might have felt about me if they knew I carried. And then considered putting my firearm back into the truck. These are the stories that strengthen my resolve. Please consider this event if you hesitate in exercising your 2nd Amendment.