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Respect, Disrespect and Self-Respect: I Do NOT Think These Words Mean What You Think They Mean.

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Respect Is Earned, NOT Demanded.In the aftermath of the Michael Brown / Officer Darren Wilson grand jury findings, the focus of the rage in Ferguson Missouri and across the country has begun to morph. As the EVIDENCE comes out, it overwhelmingly supports the version of events as told by Officer Wilson, multiple witnesses and the forensic evidence. With no evidence of police misconduct or racism, the unrest has begun to focus on the issue of respect and disrespect. A perceived lack of respect of the black community in general and the seemingly disrespectful way that Michael Brown’s body was handled after the shooting. All of which seems to be the result of ignorance and lack of self-respect.

So, once again we saddle up the “words have meanings” dead horse and beat it to death again.

Respect: a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.

Disrespect: lack of respect or courtesy or to show a lack of respect for; insult.

Self-Respect: pride and confidence in oneself; a feeling that one is behaving with honor and dignity.

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Did We Expect Anything Less

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Did We Expect Anything Less?It seems Obama‘s recent “stay the course” speech to the Ferguson rioters has provided an immense amount of media fodder for both sides of the political spectrum. Liberals calling him a genius who understands the problems of the oppressed while conservatives call him a “race baiter”. This would make me ROFL, if I didn’t have a dog that sheds like an old man, I would already be on the floor.

 

First I would like to say that my thoughts and prayers go out to all those in and around the Ferguson area, who may be affected by this insanity. Stay frosty and make good choices.

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Snowpocalypse? Or Just Life?

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SnowpocalypseI really don’t get the news media’s sensationalization of this snow storm in the Northeast. When we lived in Aberdeen, South Dakota in the mid to late ’60’s, 5-6 feet of snow over night was not unusual, in fact was actually the norm once a month or so. People in Canada are ROFL.

My Dad often had to dig out a “path” to be able to get the snow mobile out of the garage to go to work on. Somewhere I have a picture he took where he rolled up the garage door, and there is a narrow black strip along the top that is the night sky; the white is the snow that was about 7 feet deep in our driveway.

The National Guard and the Army Corps of Engineers would go around bulldozing streets, parking lots and using skip loaders to clear driveways. Almost everyone had some kind of tractor or Bobcat they could use to dig themselves out, and helped those neighbors and relatives out who for whatever reason didn’t have their own.

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Ok Fems, you finally did it! I’ll bite…

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Ok Fems, you finally did it!

I’ll bite…

You finally did something to stir up the masses and get just about everyone taking about you and your agenda by employing the shock factor. Congratulations!! I’m sure right now you are relishing in all the drama created over your video featuring sweet little innocent Angels using profanity to attract attention to your “cause.”

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Dependence Day: The other 364 days of the year.

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There will be a multitude of politicians giving flowery speeches about American Independence who will be diligently working the rest of the year to grow the welfare roles, to pass legislation that gives them more control over We The People and bashing those of us who truly believe in the principles and values that America's Independence was based upon.

It’s the night before the 4th of July, my holiday weekend plans are set and here I sit, just a few hours sleep and a wake up away from the festivities. In this late hour, winding down from the hustle and bustle of the day, it hits me that Independence Day has lost a lot meaning over the last several decades. Now don’t get me wrong, this holiday is very near and dear to me, it has not lost it’s meaning WITH ME.

When I say it has lost it’s meaning I am talking about to the nation as a whole. There will be millions of people celebrating Independence Day while their daily lives are almost entirely DEPENDENT upon the largesse of the Federal and State governments. There are people who will be celebrating Independence Day while believing that the our forefathers who won our independence were nothing more than rich, white racist slave owners. There will be a multitude of politicians giving flowery speeches about American Independence who will be diligently working the rest of the year to grow the welfare roles, to pass legislation that gives them more control over We The People and bashing those of us who truly believe in the principles and values that America’s Independence was based upon.

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Gun Snobs: Anti-Gun Allies

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Gun Snobs See ThisThe recent coverage of the Open Carry movement in Texas has brought the “Gun Snobs” out in full force. What is a “Gun Snob”, you ask? A Gun Snob is someone who claims to support the 2nd Amendment, BUT… They typically criticize other gun owners and advocate for a variety of issues from the open carry vs concealed carry debate to “tactics” employed in advocacy. The long-gun open carry movement in Texas is a prime example. Criticism has ranged from, “You’re hurting all gun owners” to, “Can we at least get someone under 400 lbs. to be the poster child for the movement?” One comment on a Facebook thread I was reading likened it to Rosa Parks and the civil rights movement, saying that many black Americans criticized her for “Rocking the boat”, saying she wasn’t “Helping their cause”;  of course the rest of that story is now history.

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If Gun Control Doesn’t Work, We Need MORE Gun Control

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This is the overriding message we are hearing from the gun control camp since Saturday.  It doesn’t really make any sense, does it?  It’s like the old saying, We lose money on each item, but we make it up in volume!  

Of course, to cover up their illogic, the gun control advocates like to obfuscate and prey on the ignorance of the masses. That way, many of the people blaming the NRA won’t actually know what laws were in place where and when. They won’t know that this person underwent a background check, or that all of this happened in a gun control utopia state. The grabbers also expect their supporters to be lacking middle-school civics knowledge about Federalism and how State and Federal law interacts. 

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Ruled by Right Not Privilege

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Over the last month I have been watching a growing momentum building against “white privilege,” which I first noticed when a trending article caught my attention of a Princeton University Student’s response after being told to “check his privilege“

Now at first, I shrugged it off as an obviously leftist attack against someone trying to achieve their own individual success, which they don’t deserve because of their skin color. We have known the Left has based its values on Privilege rather than Unalienable Rights, regardless of whether they are honest about their values or not. Every agenda of the Left promotes the premise that success and opportunity are subject to permission based on your social or economic background.

The mission of law is not to oppress persons and plunder them of their property, even thought the law may be acting in a philanthropic spirit. Its mission is to protect property.” ~Frederic Bastiat

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Gun Control Advocates Have Their Captain Queeg Moment

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How many of you are familiar with the movie and book, The Caine Mutiny?  The film has a famous scene where Humphrey Bogart, playing Captain Queeg, breaks down on the witness stand. His true character is dramatically revealed as his full insanity lets loose where everyone in the court can see it. Video of Scene. This weekend, the Gun Control Advocates had their Captain Queeg moment. 

After a horrific series of murders, half of which occurred by knife, not gun, and all of which occurred in the Gun Control Utopia of California, where they already have enacted everything on the “common sense” gun control checklist, the gun control advocates STILL tried to exploit the killings. It brought them to a new level of frothing incoherency. I have a lot of problems with the gun control advocates. As a general rule, I find them varying degrees of incorrect, inconsistent, illogical, and hypocritical.  And yet, even with those low expectations, they managed to shock, surprise, and disgust me this weekend.

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Don’t Think They’ll Stop with “Common Sense” Restrictions

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Just when I think I’m used to gun control advocates using every trick in their book to limit our freedoms, they still manage to shock and disgust me.

In the wake of Saturday’s horrible killing, you would think they’d learn that their “common sense” restrictions don’t work. Or at least, that they can’t make a case to exploit out of this murder. I mean, California has the wish-list of gun reforms requested by Obama to address gun violence. This killer passed the background check. We are told that is apanacea if we made it “universal.” It has a 10 round magazine ban. It has an “assault weapons” ban. It all but prohibits CCW licenses (especially in the community where this took place), and it was in a giant gun-free zone. According to the first line of attack for Obama, Feinstein, and Moms Demand Action, they had everything one could hope for in “common sense” gun laws. You know, the ones they tell us they can enact while respecting our Second Amendment rights.