Posts Tagged ‘guns’

Survivor: Washington

Monday, September 15th, 2008

In a comment to a post on this blog, I’ve received the following joke:

?What?s the difference between Sarah Palin and Barack Obama??

?One is a well turned-out, good-looking, and let?s be honest, pretty sexy piece of eye-candy.

?The other kills her own food.?

You say that as though it’s a bad thing?

Tell you what… Let?s give Palin and Obama each a rifle, some ammo, and a hunting knife, and see who makes it off the island.

[Update — Lileks did it way better (from 2004):

You have Bush. You have Saddam.

One is a meglomanical dictator with a small moustache who killed millions, gassed ethnic minorities, annexed a neighbor state and paid underlings to kill Jews.

The other is Hitler.

I know I?m an unsophisticated partisan blinded by ideology, but something about that equation just strikes me wrong.

I love that quote. :)]

Mayor Daley Vows to Fight Coming Plague of Law-Abiding Gun Owners

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Not much to add beyond the headline, except: why do so many people fear those who obey the law?

With leftist politicians, the answer is plain: They don’t like the “little people” having too much power, and they certainly don’t want them to be too self-reliant. Liberals’ er… socialists’ entire power base is built on people depending on government for what they need. The “public safety” claims are a sham, repudiated time and time again by real-world crime statistics anywhere gun control laws have been instituted or loosened. Ban guns, violent crime goes up. Allow concealed carry, violent crime goes down. Why? Criminals prefer disarmed victims, because they don’t like getting shot.

And to the Mayor of Washington, DC: Thank you for being a damned fool and pushing Keller all the way to the top.

Give him a speedy trial and then hang him

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

Via TJIC:

So, you get a gun.

You get ammunition.

You load the gun.

You call a cab to pick you up at the end of a dead end street ? even though you don?t need to go anywhere.

When the cab arrives, you point the gun at the driver?s head and say something like ?give me your money or I?ll kill you?.

And then – ?even though you didn?t mean to? – an ?accident? happens, and the gun ?goes off?.

Ooops!

The post title contains pretty much everything I have to say about this. “Accident” my ass — what, you weren’t expecting him to struggle or something?

Even if he didn’t intend to actually pull the trigger in the end, that distinction is inconsequential.