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9-11, 10 years of my life and counting

So much has changed.  I’ve lost family and wept bitterly.  I’ve gained family, and wept tears of joy.  I’ve seen pain and sadness as well as joy and great passions.  10 years have passed like a blink of God’s eye and I’ve slept through so much of it, praying for Friday.

But the time was mine to do with as I pleased.  It was my choice to smile or frown, to walk or run, to wonder or wander.   

2996 people had that choice taken from them 10 years ago.  We close our eyes and pray for them today.

T! S! A! T! S! A! Cheer On Security Kabuki

A New Hope and a Modest Proposal.

A Giggle For The Gunnies

I have a new holster.  I love it.  These guys were super nice and really cool.  Who digs for a holster they’re kidna sure they might have in one of the dozens of boxes they’ve brought to a Gun Show when they are already selling stuff like hot cakes and it’s the last hour of a show on the last day?  People who want a repeat customer, that’s who.  http://www.dmbullardleather.com/  Will be buying from them again. 

Anywhoo… that’s not the funny.  The funny is that this is the first holster I’ve had with a J-hook.  I like the versatility that it gives me and am quite happy with it.  But I’m accustomed to regular clips that grab onto anything.  Including pants that don’t have a belt on them. …like I usually have on at home. 

HINT!  You can’t draw a gun from a molded holster that is hung on pants using a J-hook if you have no belt.  You will only draw the holster out of your pants. 

Put the holstered gun on, went to do a brass check, and ended up with the smokewagon, skin and all.  *BlinkBlink*  LOLLOLLOL  Glad life provided me with that lesson free of charge.  I assume I’d have put two and two togther at some point.  I hope.

A Rupture In The Blog-Time Continuum

Have to deal with work insantity.  Expect cross posts from other blogs while I save the universe; one client at a time.

July 4th… Just Couldn’t Feel The Love.

Job taking all the joy out of writing.  I don’t have much time to comment on anything.  A lot has happened in the past several weeks, but then again, a lot of smarter people than I have been out there commenting on these things… so nu?

I have only one comment on the recently past Independence Day.  I sat in Mass on Saturday listening to the opening and closing hymns that thundered about America and spacious skies and God… And you know all I could think was, “Hog wash.” 

Don’t get me wrong, I love this country.  I think The USA was the best shot humanity had for something approaching true justice and freedom.  But I just can’t shake the feeling that possibility died a long time ago.  I just feel like I’m watching an aging actor or actress who’s trading on the image of what they once were, but after too many face lifts, too many affairs, and too many times believing their own press clippings, just can’t bring the thrill to the performance that they once did. 

Or maybe it’s that old outfielder who just can’t quite cover the corners like he used to and can’t quite get to that low outside fast ball because of too many beers.  He can still rock the fences with a tape measure job if you put one in his wheelhouse, but his time as the unbeatable threat is gone.  He could probably get a few more years if he really tried, but he stopped trying when the love of the game was traded for appearances on ESPN and interviews in SI. 

I don’t mean to be a cynic.  I’m just doing the math and don’t see a way out that doesn’t involve a miracle.  I see two parties who are either completely miscalculating or willfully misinterpreting the masses.  I see 40% of the country being an active hindrance to change, not just a dead weight.  I see people who should be working together, bickering even in victory.  I see the elites snickering into their martinis, pinky extended, self satisfied that they have tied up most of the avenues to power and can prevent meaningful reforms.  Reforms that could cost them power. 

Maybe it’s because I talk to too many people in a day and listen to how deluded they are.  I talk to too many idiots on the left who can’t understand why Socialism is a bad thing.  I talk to too many idiots on the right who still think that truth alone will win the day.  I talk to too many Democrats and Republicans who don’t get just how f’ed up our Economy is and how just plain scary the math looks.  Feh!   Maybe I’m just bipolar and I don’t know it.  But I do know when someone starts singing songs about America, begging God to shed his grace on thee, I get a little worried about what God will send when He’s blue in the face sending grace that keeps getting rejected.   

Perhaps things will turn around soon, but I just don’t see it happening.  The need to call “HARD STARBOARD!” was yesterday and the jagged rocks of the social and financial reality are looming in front of us while our leaders play games (literal and figurative) and smile too sweetly telling us not to worry our pretty little heads.  Well… My head, not so pretty as it is, is worried.  Very worried.  Too worried to sing and pretend it’s all going to be OK.

Welcome to the DH spot, America.  Next stop, crappy local car commercials with loud voiceovers and over emphasized graphics.

Do What The MSM Wants You To Do. …Sort of.

The Dems and the MSM what us to forget about Obamacare and go on with out lives like it doesn’t matter.  Lay back and think of England, as it were.  Honestly, that’s not a terrible Idea at its core.

This coming week, I Dante, do resolve to no listen to the news, to not talk politics with anyone, and to enjoy and celebrate Easter as best I can. 

I’m going to try and post only Non-political stories this coming week and, as Roger DeBris from The Producers suggests, “Keep it light, keep it bright, keep it gay.” 

I may even try to hammer out a range report for my LCR.  It’s been fulfilling its role as a dry fire trainer so far, but I feel it needs some lead down its pipe.  I also need to take my MK9 out and make sure it’s still ship shape after I had to detail strip the upper to make sure I got all the water out of its innards.  No, that is not a story I will post.   Not anytime soon anyway.  Too embarrassing.

I suggest you all do the same and give yourselves a reprieve from the simpering sycophants in the media.  This past week sucked for anyone who loves liberty.  But there’s not much we can do about it just yet.  We’ll have to wait until November to see if we can effect any change.  And until they try and ram Instant Samnesty down our gullets, we can’t really do anything about that either. 

The Spineless weasels who voted for Obamacare think that we’ll “Cool Off” by November.  I have news for them.  We already have.  You see, those guys on the left need anger to make them move.  We don’t.  We have a little thing called the Truth on our side.  It doesn’t need false crises to gin up action.  It keeps burning with a gentle flame like the pilot light in an old gas oven.  It doesn’t need to be stoked, it is what stokes.  Rest assured in September when the elections draw near, we will turn on the oven and the fires will be there.  They will feel the heat one way or another.

We are about to go into the Easter Season.  That should be a good reminder that even things that are dead can be reborn.  So let’s put it all on the back burner for a few days and remember what is really important.  They’ll be time enough to go back to sharpening the pitchforks* come Monday the 5th

*or whichever toys you plan to bring to the party.  🙂

Ok… One Last Rant For The Day.

I DON’T CARE ABOUT MARCH MADNESS!  OUR COUNTRY JUST GOT NUT PUNCHED IN THE CONSTITUTION!  I DON’T CARE IF YOUR BRACKET SUCKED!  I DON’T CARE ABOUT A BUNCH OF KIDS PLAYING SO SPONSORS CAN MAKE A MINT AND SCHOOLS CAN FORGET ABOUT EDUCATION! 

DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND???? THIS COUNTRY WAS JUST THROWN UNDER THE BUS AND WE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME! 

And we wonder why we are in the shape with are in.

Oh, FWIW, the previous post where I talk about the Moderates who frosted the hell out of me in the last election with their naiveté and high mindedness in the face of facts… they are many of the people who are carping about March Madness like it matters one damn whit.

None of you get to use any of my guns when the Zombies attack.  NONE OF YOU!


Dante…

Conservative, educated, understands history, distrusts government, distrusts politicians, dislikes pop-culture, and carries a firearm. In short, I'm what The Framers of The Constitution were counting on and everything your government wants you to fear most.

The only thing I don’t have to complain about is some GI taking up space in my living room. I’ll let you know about the Civil Courts if someone ever owes more than $20 to me. ---If you didn’t get that one; sue your Civics or US History Teacher.


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