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“Remorse is left for the next generation, they'll have the leisure for it.” Go. Read. This. Seriously. It covers so many possible thought processes with so many quotables that I cannot even begin to do it justice. The only thing I can say is that it explains why I have no qualms about using violence to protect myself & my family – primarily because I know, beyond any shadow of a doubt, that violence is our default mode. The guy wanting my TV so bad he’ll break into my house has no...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/22/2014 11:38:09 AM | Feedback (4)
From Markos Holding up paper signs with hashtags isn't "doing something." It's demanding that someone else do something.— Marko Kloos (@markokloos) May 8, 2014
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/8/2014 9:36:48 AM | Feedback (11)
I give credit to Ubu for this, and while I have no idea if it was her intent or not, I’d like to expound on her beautiful statement in the way I take it Guns don't save people. People save people. Disagree with her on many points if you want, but she’s totally right here and I think we need to really remember this particular phrase because sometimes I see us lean a little to heavy on the “Guns Save Lives” meme. Because they don’t. People save lives. People protect their children. People fend...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/10/2014 1:54:31 PM | Feedback (6)
Hank Rearden, is that you? So why do we do it? Why do we build these towers that fall down upon us? Why do we toil and strain and risk our precious time, which is the only real wealth we possess? Because the world needs what we're building. It needs it desperately. If that matters to you, as it does to me, then hold to that thought. You will see through the smoke, and your wounds will heal.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/25/2014 2:37:14 PM | Feedback (0)
Don’t read if you suffer from depression Resisting totalitarians cannot simply be an electoral activity. In a system of democratic political elections, the ballot box becomes the weakest element in defying totalitarians who can always find ways to buy elections, steal elections or convince the people that if they don't vote the wrong way then the sky will fall and the oceans will rise. Those who follow no laws have many options; those who follow them have only a few. Emphasis mine.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/20/2014 3:36:36 PM | Feedback (15)
From Caleb regarding his SHOT experience So many tactical beards. It’s like I’m surrounded by hipster-operators: My ops are so black you’ve probably never heard of them
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/21/2014 1:50:59 PM | Feedback (3)
Gotta love arm chair revolutionaries @LawSelfDefense @aweiser278 @soulbamako @vdanifu Tania is a "Chic" revolutionary. She spout the slogans but don't touch her Keurig.— Miguel (@GunFreeZone) December 6, 2013
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/6/2013 11:20:34 AM | Feedback (6)
Kindness is not the socialist's intention—it's his cover story. #tcot #p2 #ccot #pjnet #lnyhbt #teaparty— Andi Benghazi Silver (@andilinks) November 7, 2013Can I get an AMEN SISTER?????
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/7/2013 4:22:05 PM | Feedback (3)
From Arthur Kimes, on Twitter, talking about how federal cronies built and botched healthcare.gov Ayn Rand lacked imagination. That our current state of affairs is making Atlas Shrugged look more like a ‘best case scenario’ is depressing, to say the least.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/14/2013 8:03:54 PM | Feedback (3)
From Twittspace BlueSheepdog ‏ @ItsRobbAllen I'm too old to be reeducated and too young to go quietly.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/2/2013 9:02:54 AM | Feedback (15)
From Sultan Knish But this isn't really about stopping shootings; it's about the belief that the problem isn't evil, but agency, that if we make sure that everyone who has guns is following government orders, then control will be asserted and the problem will stop. Read the entire article. It’s really, really good.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/25/2013 10:10:18 AM | Feedback (1)
From Stuart the Viking on the whole Starbucks kerfuffle "please quit setting up your soapbox in our lobby"
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/18/2013 1:39:35 PM | Feedback (1)
This illustrates why there is no party affiliation on my voter card Neither party did the right thing when they were in power.  Both parties changed their tune when they weren’t holding the reins. I readily admit to being wrong and supporting the Patriot Act insofar as I did not lash out against it like I should and thought it an overreaction that would quickly be knocked down by the courts. Hence, I was blasé about it and thus gave my full acceptance to it. Regardless of my past sins,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/13/2013 1:10:28 PM | Feedback (4)
From Ace People are monsters and government is worse, as the government is the internet of people -- it permits us to vent all of our hatreds and resentments behind the wall of anonymity and free of the typical social restraints that exist in face-to-face encounters. I’ve said this before, although not as eloquently. People use the force of government because they lack the will to do things themselves. Don’t like [behavior]? Instead of shaming those who do [behavior], which requires personal...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/4/2013 4:59:09 PM | Feedback (4)
from the Tweet place Turns out both lawyers used bad jokes: Zimmerman's lawyer with the knock-knock joke, the prosecutor with his case. #ZimmermanTrial— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) June 28, 2013
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/28/2013 11:26:09 AM | Feedback (3)
Remember, a nice person with a gun makes guns nice for everyone. A jerk with a pistol makes guns seem scary. From ExUrban Kevin
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/14/2013 10:46:19 AM | Feedback (1)
Talking with JayG regarding the loss of shooters’ businesses in Colorado Jay G.: what I know from my (admittedly limited) time in CO is that there are many areas that ABSOLUTELY depend on hunters and sportsmenRobb (gmail): Yup.Jay G.: You kill that, you've got Detroit with elk.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/2/2013 11:40:46 AM | Feedback (4)
Talking about McCain’s senile moment where he got all angry about Rand Paul stepping in his yard, telling people that they should fear their government "American citizens have nothing to fear from their government." To which was replied the QotD Wasn't (isn't) the entire point of the Constitution is that we do? Amen.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/8/2013 3:43:21 PM | Feedback (6)
From a commenter on Facebook Due to the Sequester budget cuts Biden now advises firing only one of your barrels in the air to ward off the postman.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/2/2013 12:42:36 PM | Feedback (1)
Because we have facts and all they have are penis jokes, this one made me chortle “Officer, I was in fear of my life so I dicked my assailant to death.”
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/7/2013 8:26:42 AM | Feedback (3)
Megan McArdle An ADHD day trader with a cocaine habit and six months to live has considerably more long-term planning skills than our current congress.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/9/2013 11:28:45 AM | Feedback (3)
From Ace of Spades But is as usually the case, people have the strongest opinions when they have the least actual knowledge. Which brings up my favorite word – ultracrepidarian
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/3/2012 2:33:45 PM | Feedback (2)
From an email to a fellow Florida Carry board member. Well, you've just made me happier than a kitten following a leaky cow!!!!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/30/2012 12:40:27 PM | Feedback (3)
Looking through my log visits, I ran into something I said a while back about the GOP qua Democrat Replacements and their slower march to socialism It's a case of out of the frying pan and into the crock pot. So far, that doesn’t seem to be working out for them. Think they’ll learn? I’d not bet a penny on that one.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/7/2012 8:25:52 PM | Feedback (0)
From the lady who sits on the other side of the wall from me, apparently on a phone call with one of her kids "Yes we have extra cash, it's in the gun safe. No, I'm not giving you the combo to the gun safe. Being irresponsible with your money sucks, doesn't it?"
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/1/2012 12:04:47 PM | Feedback (5)
Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters. - Benjamin Franklin
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/30/2012 2:10:32 PM | Feedback (5)
Iowahawk (Twitter) With the Obama administration, the future is always certain; it's the past that's unpredictable.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/26/2012 3:30:04 PM | Feedback (0)
The Captain’s Journal You see, it isn’t the caliber of the weapon that one is holding that’s the problem.  It’s the caliber of the one holding the weapon. I am so stealing that line and using it every chance I get.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/16/2012 2:46:40 PM | Feedback (1)
From the comments regarding living in a really, really small house There's no better way to "stick it to da man", than not to need him in the first place. Careful. You’ll have progressives wanting to convict you of a hate-crime with that kind of speech.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/26/2012 2:18:35 PM | Feedback (4)
From Sean Caranna in regards to the fact that I do not have a scale in my house to weigh some boxes for shipping Note to self: Buy Robb scale...   Secondary note to self: Make damn sure scale is not addressed to Robb's wife...  Tertiary note to self: Scale purchase plan too dangerous, destroy notes one and two.  Send local unlicensed pharmaceutical distributor to Robb's house to weigh boxes, those guys always have accurate scales... Technically speaking, I’ve got scales,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/6/2012 3:08:15 PM | Feedback (3)
But what she says here is spot on Innocent people dying was the objective of Fast and Furious, not collateral damage. It would be as if the Bush administration had implemented a covert operation to dump a dangerous abortifacient in Planned Parenthood clinics, resulting in hundreds of women dying — just to give pro-lifers an argument about how dangerous abortion clinics are. That's what Fast and Furious is about. Hat Tip Shall Not Be Questioned that other white guy, Smallest Minority
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/16/2012 11:53:03 AM | Feedback (6)
In regards to Joe Biden not being able to fill the NAACP seats Who wants to watch a ventriloquist act if only the dummy shows up?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/12/2012 4:53:42 PM | Feedback (1)
JayG I swear on a stack of MidwayUSA catalogs That’s funny
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/11/2012 8:33:07 AM | Feedback (4)
From Caleb in a chat (1:55:19 PM) Caleb: I wanted the WRX (1:55:24 PM) Caleb: my ex-wife wanted the Forester (1:55:29 PM) Caleb: so we compromised and got what she wanted It’s funny because it’s true
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/5/2012 1:57:29 PM | Feedback (8)
I saw this on a bumper sicker the other day and it struck me as rather profound (although I have no idea what the owner’s intent was) Don’t believe everything you think For me, this is important. As I’ve said before, I’m more concerned with shifting my views and beliefs to align with reality vs. “being right”. I’m not a gun rights advocate because I’m rationalizing my hobby, I’m one because logic and reason has shown that a well armed citizenry is an effective check against tyranny and...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/27/2012 8:58:56 AM | Feedback (5)
From a chat session regarding Unix-Jedi driving his Citrus Green Honda Insight Unix-Jedi: Now that I got a 10 day tag for the Insight, when dixie and dixielet napped after dad left yesterday, I went to to practice driving Unix-Jedi: Fuuuuuuuuuuuu. Unix-Jedi: Manual transmission with a 60 HP engine = not good Unix-Jedi: But getting onto the main road, I have to tell you, I got severely tempted to try and sell the Insight and make $3k or so on it pdb: why's that? .
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/4/2012 11:01:53 AM | Feedback (11)
Tam When the only tool you have is a statute book, then every problem you see is just an act waiting to be criminalized.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/15/2012 9:02:52 AM | Feedback (1)
I’m chatting with a coworker who’s in a band, talking about how stoked I was that I mastered the notes B, C, D, E, F, & G last night and could totally rock Ode to Joy. Me: Of course, last night I'm looking up effects processors and, watching the videos of guys who have been playing for centuries rip up the fret board, I almost felt like quitting... Coworker: keeps you humble.  yngwie malmsteen Me: Not because I didn't think I'd ever be able to play like that mind you,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/4/2012 12:09:13 PM | Feedback (2)
From Mr. Breda  That is why it so often seems we are speaking a different language when we argue with gun control supporters – they say, “ban the guns”, and we break out the facts, figures, and logic, never realizing the argument is not about guns – it is not even really an argument with us, but an internal dialogue by a pitiful human being frantically trying to convince himself he is a good person. We’re only spectators in the process.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/23/2012 12:58:27 PM | Feedback (2)
From FarmDad in #gunblogger_conspiracy ***FarmDad has found that murphy is a motherfucker , and he seems to have a personal grudge It seems he holds grudges against many people.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/29/2012 10:20:45 AM | Feedback (1)
From A Girl and Her Gun, responding to my post about her post I prefer the smile lines over the worry ones. These guns have given me one and relieved me of the other. As someone said elsewhere, she’s definitely one of us now.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/6/2012 12:12:09 PM | Feedback (2)
From commenter BobbleHead  Mike Seems to me, if you get robbed at gunpoint, shoot back, you should take the dead goblin's wallet/purse. That makes you a goblin. Then you get a candle too. Two candles! Everybody gets a candle today. That’s Brady logic for you!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/19/2012 11:53:25 AM | Feedback (1)
From scooter in #gunblogger_conspiracy Less Penn State, more state pen.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/10/2011 3:03:52 PM | Feedback (3)
From Facebook If you missed the Emergency Alert System Test, it will be in Hulu later today and Netflix On Demand by the end of the month.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/9/2011 3:23:04 PM | Feedback (0)
Hell, maybe the quote of the year so far. From Walls of the City where Geoffrey Asher is discussing the difficulty he’s had bringing charges against the cops who robbed his house If you can’t understand why no charges will brought against these scumbags, just understand that the Wicked Witch doesn’t smack down her monkeys unless they shit on her hat.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/20/2011 1:01:57 PM | Feedback (0)
Say Uncle I love cock sauce. However, his sauce looks yummy. I love Sriracha, and this explains why quite well
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/14/2011 10:47:27 AM | Feedback (4)
Sebastian has a post up where the PSH crowd is engaging in, well, PSH because the Pima County GOP is being insensitive and raffling off the very gun used to shoot Rep. Giffords  a Glock pistol. To which I replied Would these people have a problem with a car dealer on Chappaquiddick Island raffling off a car? Sad that it makes a funny joke, because it’s totally grounded in reality. What one madman does with a gun / car / shovel / santoku knife has nothing to do with the gun / car /...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/2/2011 1:11:22 PM | Feedback (7)
When an honestly mistaken man sees the truth, one of two things happens: (1) he will either cease to be mistaken, or (2) he will cease to be honest. For he will either accept the truth or he will reject it. If he accepts it, he is no longer mistaken; if he rejects it, he is no longer honest. It is as simple as that. Source This came up in #gunblogger_conspiracy during the discussion of the recent Gibson Guitar raid. Let’s look at the multi-level fail here. Gibson was being raided...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/29/2011 11:33:58 AM | Feedback (14)
Michael Z. Williams I cannot state enough that reporters are by and large contemptible, lazy, and worthless, which is why most of them don't even earn enough to pay income tax. Still, it keeps them from working at McDonald's, where they'd probably be unable to follow health code rules, and might set themselves and others on fire.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/17/2011 2:52:37 PM | Feedback (4)
from Sci-Fi in #gunblogger_conspiracy (2:46:31 PM) SCI-FI: 0bama's been office so long, my AAA batteries have been downgraded to AA+ batteries.....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/12/2011 2:48:16 PM | Feedback (2)
From yours truly on #gunblogger_conspiracy (1:31:35 PM) JP_: wow, theyre saying that haboob over Phx a couple weeks ago was 40 some thousand feet high (1:32:45 PM) RobbAtWork: Yeah, and it would have been higher had the Republicans allowed Obama to raise the peplosphere limit
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/19/2011 1:35:20 PM | Feedback (0)
From Caleb in #gunblogger_conspiracy regarding his arrival to the Sunshine State and I walked out of the terminal yesterday and my sweat started to sweat Welcome to the land of hanging chads, blue hairs, and sweating sweat.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/15/2011 10:20:22 AM | Feedback (2)
My buddy Jeff (Xrlq) was posting on Facepalmbook his interaction with the author of this doozy of a story from the Colorado Springs. Jeff writes Your editorial at http://www.gazette.com/articles/fires-120225-started-forest.html contains this whopper: "The vast majority of illegal immigrants are not criminals, but are mistaken as such because of the term “illegal.” Being in this country “illegally” is a civil infraction and nothing approaching a crime. If we trespass on railroad...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/23/2011 8:52:12 AM | Feedback (5)
From the comments here If you want to keep guns out of the hands of thugs, just attach job applications to them.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/3/2011 11:31:43 AM | Feedback (4)
From the Corrupted Fact Sphere in Portal 2 Dreams are the subconscious minds' way of reminding people to go to school naked and have their teeth fall out
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/2/2011 1:03:08 PM | Feedback (7)
Larry Correia  Obama eats crises like that for breakfast. Then he poops clean energy and free healthcare! I wonder what the offspring of Tam and Larry would be like?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/26/2011 3:34:19 PM | Feedback (4)
Glad someone else knows how to put it “Being a classical liberal means being a conservative when you need to preserve liberties you already have, a radical when you have to gain liberties you don’t have yet, a reactionary when you need to regain liberties you’ve lost, and a revolutionary when you can’t be free any other way. And always progressive, because without liberty, there can be no progress.” – Carlo Cardasco, European director of Students for Liberty (via Oliver Cooper) From...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/18/2011 1:24:15 PM | Feedback (3)
From FarmDad in #gunblogger_conspiracy (who got it from here) Hillary Clinton notched her highest job approval rating ever in the Gallup Poll Friday at sixty-seven percent. She's twenty-five points ahead of Obama's number. President Obama is so unpopular that Kenyans have begun claiming he was born in the United States.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/11/2011 10:20:59 AM | Feedback (1)
From the comments in this Reason article Mr Whipple©®™|3.31.11 @ 7:46AM|# It's a good thing that speech doesn't kill. Hey, you got a permit to say those things? Eve Entuality|3.31.11 @ 8:12AM|# Many people are carrying concealed thoughts. Heh.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/6/2011 2:52:16 PM | Feedback (4)
Tam, who probably generates more QotD’s than 1/3rd of the world’s populace put together Wind turbines are nothing but prayer wheels for suburbanite Buddhists
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/15/2011 9:18:11 AM | Feedback (6)
JayG brings the funny And remember, you can't spell "schadenfreude" without consulting a dictionary. For me, it’s the F7 key for spell check, but otherwise I concur.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/9/2011 10:05:25 AM | Feedback (1)
From #gunblogger_conspiracy <rjoiner> There's a nobel prize for attempted presidency. *SNORF*
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/3/2011 11:11:17 AM | Feedback (1)
From me, in comments elsewhere regarding looking after each other You brush my wookie-suit, I’ll comb yours. I draw the line at picking out the nits though…
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/18/2011 11:04:43 AM | Feedback (4)
Unix-Jedi on #gunblogger_conspiracy <Unix-Jedi> ... you know, I wouldn't have thought it possible, but it's harder to herd wookiesuiters than cats. <Unix-Jedi> at least cats will follow salmon flavored soft food
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/17/2011 3:32:27 PM | Feedback (1)
Caleb on his Facebook page The older I get, the more libertarian I become. Sitting in the DMV today, I thought "why exactly do I need th government's permission to drive a car?" Then I realized that I was wearing my new wookie suit. Here you go, buddy
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/16/2011 9:42:17 AM | Feedback (3)
Douche Ex Machina. Fitting.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/3/2011 4:25:05 PM | Feedback (1)
From Volokh Yes. For those enamored of gun control legislation, the law’s intent is often unrelated to it’s effectiveness. The discussion revolves around guns in churches, but the irony is that the religion revolves around gun control.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/25/2011 9:23:30 AM | Feedback (1)
Penn Jillette, from his Twitter account Fuck Civility. Hyperbole, passion, and metaphor are beautiful parts of rhetoric. Marketplace of ideas can not be toned down for the insane. But that’s exactly what our political ‘masters’ are planning – Limits on free speech to the point of anything they deem might make an insane person do something insane will find you in the pokey. How nice it will be to be able to arrest your opponents rather than have to debate them. Right or left, this should...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/11/2011 8:55:48 AM | Feedback (0)
RobertaX  Bad things happen. The only part of it you have effective control over is your reaction to them.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/9/2011 11:03:47 AM | Feedback (0)
JeffG Very sporting of them. And sadly, too many of us let them get away with it — a little smoking ban here, and little soda tax there…. To borrow a formulation, pretty soon we’re talking about real moneyliberty. Ayup.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/7/2011 11:40:00 AM | Feedback (0)
From an email conversation discussing having to mail a pistol to an FFL and pay for a ‘transfer’ if you simply want someone else to try it That’s retarded, with a piquant bouquet of predictability and a faint aftertaste of bureaucracy. I’d say the aftertaste is overwhelming, but yeah, like that.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/9/2010 10:42:45 AM | Feedback (0)
From the esteemed Tam The FBI is beginning to remind me of a guy I used to know who would mutter "I just saved your life!" every time he drove past a pedestrian in the street.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/9/2010 10:16:04 AM | Feedback (0)
From an anonymous, offline conversation The bad guys on the Right poach deer. The bad guys on the Left attempt to travel to Pakistan for jihadi training, and attempt to plant bombs next to Pioneer Courthouse Square to blow up Americans celebrating the lighting of the annual Christmas tree. Not 100% true, but funny in a ‘huh’ kind of way. The left would love to paint the Jihadi’s as right wing religious whackos if only they were white and a majority.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/30/2010 2:17:04 PM | Feedback (1)
From JayG, and mostly because it’s Greek to me yet I still got the punchline It's just so arbitrary, I think that's my big problem with it. We have such a hard-on for solid explosives yet there are dozens if not hundreds of other items that can cause similar destruction that you can purchase without a second thought. 50 grams of PETN is a federal felony; 20 pounds of C3H8 and no one bats an eye. You put PETN, RDX, styrene, butadiene, n-octyl phthalate, and n-phenyl-2-naphthylamine together...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/24/2010 11:22:19 AM | Feedback (9)
From Alan If you need a grief counselor because you lost an election then perhaps politics isn’t your thing. Maybe you can coach those soccer games where everyone wins? I think we can replace the entire artificial sweetener industry with the sweet, sweet tears of the Democrats. Hopefully in 2012, we can offer the GOP some grief counseling as well.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/9/2010 11:31:28 AM | Feedback (2)
One of the comments to the post I just linked to regarding purchasing a first gun You’ll find, as you go deeper down this particular rabbit hole, that guns cause friends…not crime. Good going JRebel!
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/26/2010 11:19:50 AM | Feedback (5)
From #Gunblogger_Conspiracy <caleb_3Ninjas> I saw 10mm defensive ammo in a gun store today <RobbAllen> Yeah, scary ain't it <montieth> 10mm? <montieth> really? <montieth> wow <RobbAllen> How much? $50 for 25? <caleb_3Ninjas> You could get it for 0 down, with 5.9% APR after 6 months
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/11/2010 3:48:14 PM | Feedback (7)
"You can't go around building a better world for people. Only people can build a better world for people. Otherwise it's just a cage." Terry Pratchett, Witches Abroad We cage animals in the zoo because we know how to provide for them better if only we can control the extent of their wanderings. As long as they exist within the confines of their little artificial worlds, we provide them with a 'better life'. And a cage is exactly what the progressive mind wishes to build for...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/30/2010 10:57:42 AM | Feedback (11)
From PDB in #gunblogger_conspiracy, discussing how Daily Kos got snookered by Research 2000 and how Research 2000 is countersuing <pdb> it's kind of like the iran-iraq war <pdb> it's only sad that one of them has to lose
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/30/2010 9:18:51 AM | Feedback (2)
When 13 year old kids are afraid to play outside, the gun controllers don't protest in front of the gang and drug houses. They protest in front of gun stores, Starbucks, and NRA meetings. And that is why I will forever question the motives of the gun controllers. They claim to be working to prevent gun violence, but you never see them anywhere near those who are committing the violence. The anti-gunners love to play the &quot;It's for the Children&quot; card, but they do not mean it. If.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/17/2010 11:44:34 AM | Feedback (5)
Like Kevin Baker, I'm probably going to have a lot of these from John Gatto Forced training was for slaves. Among free men, learning was self-discipline, not the gift of experts. I cannot explain why that is so profound to me. I know for a fact that if I want to learn something, I do. Quickly. Easily. I equate forced Health Control Care to be the realm of slaves too.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/27/2010 1:21:02 PM | Feedback (0)
Just wrote this in an email worthless as Dennis Hennigan at a Bill Of Rights Recital. I crack myself up.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/23/2010 11:14:26 AM | Feedback (0)
Since I can't seem to find it in me to come up with my own. Doc Zero The people of an orderly nation surrender the business of vengeance to the government, replacing it with the rule of law. They cannot be expected to surrender the right of defense. The right to protect yourself, and your family, from injury and death is an essential part of your dignity as a free man or woman. And that is exactly what the Brady Bunch and their ilk want – you to surrender your ability to defend...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/3/2010 7:16:39 PM | Feedback (1)
"Justice Sotomayor, States may have grown accustomed to violating the rights of American citizens, but that does not bootstrap those violations into something that is constitutional". Alan Gura, Arguing before the Supreme Court on McDonald V. Chicago
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/2/2010 3:07:02 PM | Feedback (6)
John Bergstrom (who I hate because he can draw well) you're all familiar with the broken clock that is right twice a day. ron paul is like a strange broken clock that is right 23 hours a day. then you get to some foreign policy midnight, and  in stead of chiming, it barks and smears itself with poo. That's my issue with RP – I agree with the vast majority of his views, but then he goes off on near-truther level 9/11 stuff, speaks in isolationist foreign policy terms, and ruins the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/25/2010 8:23:22 AM | Feedback (13)
Geek with a .45 on James Cameron's Avatar script saying "TROOPERS issue automatic weapons and magazines to a long line of mine workers. The miners lock and load like the redblooded redneck NRA supporters they are." Mr. Cameron, you ought to get down on your knees and thank whatever passes for your dear and fluffy blue $DEITY for the restraint that real flesh and blood redneck NRA supporters who don't inhabit your fantasy world have historically shown, and continue to show, in the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/14/2010 9:24:49 AM | Feedback (6)
From me, nonetheless, in a chat session Racism is an ugly thing. But not so ugly it trumps being a Democrat
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/11/2010 11:08:15 AM | Feedback (3)
The Hockey Stick is now a Fudgesicle. From the comments here.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/24/2009 9:09:50 AM | Feedback (2)
Noel over at Cold Fury brings us this LOL moment I’m even beginning to think that yelling at Obama for failing to protect America is like yelling at a six-year old for failing to make a dentist appointment, open a 401k and install vinyl siding on the house.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/23/2009 3:09:37 PM | Feedback (3)
From a friend on Facebook Someone explain to me why a tax free weekend is such a big deal. I wouldn't rush out and buy a bunch of stuff it there was a 7% off sale.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/30/2009 1:31:58 PM | Feedback (7)
The Vicodin assisted unconsciousness kicked in before the show started, but on last night's Gun Nuts show Caleb and Breda had Michael Brendzel of Zel Custom Manufacturing, makers of the Tactilite .50 BMG AR upper on the show. Not only did I apparently miss a good show, I missed this priceless quote A .50 BMG upper makes Josh Sugarmann look at his bottle of whiskey and sleeping pills and think "maybe tonight is the night" I'm telling you, I need to find a bit of extra outside...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/15/2009 7:45:20 AM | Feedback (2)
Joe Huffman So far, part way through the prologue, he is just complaining that the gun control movement has trouble getting any traction and all the pro-gun people have is bumper stickers. It seems to me that if your opposition is able to hold you down with a few bumper stickers then perhaps your vehicle is lacking substance under the hood. Poor Dennis Henigan. Can't get any traction because his opponents use (his words) &quot;arguments in the arcane language of academia and in mounds.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/8/2009 1:35:11 PM | Feedback (3)
Guillotines are carbon neutral and non-partisan. From a report on the economy killing Cap-and-Trade bill that passed the House last night.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/27/2009 8:50:43 AM | Feedback (1)
Ayn Rand The difference between a welfare state and a totalitarian state is a matter of time. Just something to think about.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/18/2009 7:26:44 AM | Feedback (0)
I'm starting to realize that the Gunblogger's Conspiracy chat channel (#gunblogger_conspiracy on irc.slashnet.org) is a bad influence on me (1:58:26 PM) RobbAllen: If I had a holodeck, I'd never leave. (1:58:26 PM) RobbAllen: 'Cept on occasion to grab a mop
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/18/2009 2:07:18 PM | Feedback (1)
Billy Beck, via Say Uncle regarding Twitter and texting Because, like Billy once said, texting is like trying to start a fire by rubbing two lighters together. Seriously, if you need to get a hold of me and you're using your PHONE to send messages to my PHONE, I'd just as much prefer that you, you know… call me.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/14/2009 8:46:51 AM | Feedback (9)
Jay G Holy Mary, mother of G-d. This has got to be the pants-shittingest, fear-mongeringest, blown-all-to-hell-out-of-proportionest headline I have ever seen in my entire life. "Killer flu" - there has been one reported death in the US, meaning that this flu has killed the same number of people as Ted Kennedy. Yet they don't refer to Fat Teddy as "KILLER SENATOR"...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/30/2009 12:10:42 PM | Feedback (3)
Over at Uncle's place In Texas, we have over 2300 separate felonies alone….including 11 involving oysters. Great. Another state I'm not welcome in.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/23/2009 8:59:37 AM | Feedback (4)
From comments to this post at Tam's Sheep only have two speeds, grazing and stampede.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/25/2009 11:27:25 AM | Feedback (0)
From a conversation with Greg (2:31:18 PM) Me-Gmail: Heh. Just commented over at Tam's place. The Turing word? snoammo. As in, there snoammo anywhere to be found. (2:31:42 PM) Greg: Haha. (2:34:35 PM) Greg: I like how all the blogspot captcha words are pronounce-able now (2:35:06 PM) Me-Gmail: Well, there's a direct correlation to how easy a word is to type and how pronounceable it is. (2:35:33 PM) Me-Gmail: That's a scientific fact I just pulled from my nether regions,...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/24/2009 2:39:19 PM | Feedback (0)
From Wait a second... you want to blame ME for the financial crisis? on AR15.com (via Ry) Let me just tell you, Congressional/Executive Branch Scumbag, Esq., if you do this… if you take this turn… I won’t even think twice. I will move my firm to Switzerland, or to London before the year is out. Those employees who do not follow me, I will have to fire. The corporate taxes I pay will no longer be yours. Instead, they will go to something useful, like a nice tunnel through a mountain for high...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/23/2009 11:51:21 AM | Feedback (1)
From Caleb in chat (8:52:26 AM) Caleb (gtalk): at least you have a job (8:52:30 AM) Caleb (gtalk): i'm a semi-employed writer (8:52:49 AM) Caleb (gtalk): which is like, one rung up on the employment ladder from "guitarist"
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/19/2009 8:54:09 AM | Feedback (2)
Tam How come when I put my AmEx bill on my Visa, it's stupid, but when the government does it, it's stimulus? Snark. She makes it look so easy.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/18/2009 10:12:28 AM | Feedback (2)
From Reason, regarding the Brady Campaign's blood dance The kid in Germany whacked 15 people with a 9mm Beretta handgun. VaTech was 32 dead with a 9mm Glock (he had a .22 handgun, too, but I don't know if anyone was actually killed with it). So this demented hillbilly with his "assault weapons" couldn't match the work of two young men with common handguns. So what was proved this week about the extra danger from "assault weapons" again?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/12/2009 3:21:26 PM | Feedback (3)
Phil at Random Nuclear Strikes In my world, when life gives you burglars, you make corpses.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/16/2009 10:13:18 AM | Feedback (1)
Mike nails it a trillion dollar crap sandwich so obviously doomed to failure you’d need a PHD in political science not to see it.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/5/2009 1:44:00 PM | Feedback (1)
From Greg, in IM Greg: yeah. dude, caleb is like a dozen over-caffienated squirrels in a pillowcase.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/15/2009 1:48:09 PM | Feedback (4)
My 3 year old, while trying to get her dressed and teaching her a new word at the same time I'm not modest, I'm cute!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/2/2009 9:35:39 AM | Feedback (2)
Over at Tam's, discussing Obama as "The Light Bringer" The light he brings will remind us of CFLs: Really bright, expensive, and hard to read by. Oh, and toxic when broken.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/24/2008 10:01:55 AM | Feedback (0)
From Armed Canadian over in a rather spirited discussion at Sebastian's about the term "Fudd" the only difference between a hunting rifle and a sniper rifle is the target. A good point to hammer home in the heads of Fudds hunters who don’t mind banning weapons they don’t use.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/18/2008 3:14:26 PM | Feedback (7)
Again, from Greg during a conversation discussing taking Irelyn with us to the gun show Although an elk-jerkey and candied-pecan fueled three-year-old tearing through a gun show with purloined Nazi paraphernalia would certainly be a sight to see.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/14/2008 8:23:51 AM | Feedback (0)
Speaking with Greg about the IDPA match on Sunday and if he'd like to come along Greg - I wish these matches weren't on Sundays. Its really hard for me to decide whether I want to cling to my guns, or my religion.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/8/2008 8:44:47 AM | Feedback (2)
From a blog post discussing electric cars and their place in NASCAR - If NASCAR goes electric, CNN wonders, will fans stick around? Do they love the roar or the engines or the speed at which the cars move? Will they be satisfied with one but not the other? One commenter has his finger on the pulse of humanity I am 100% sure that as soon as the first crash happens and all you can hear is the car being shred to pieces accompanied by the death cry of the driver that fans will not want to go...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/7/2008 1:40:39 PM | Feedback (0)
Breda speaks, I listen America has a new hero - and she wears heels.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/4/2008 11:19:20 AM | Feedback (0)
From Sebastian's picture of me "Robb giving us the glamour pose" Justthisguy says: Y’know, I was thinking about saving Joe’s chimp-typing pic of Robb to my hard drive, to show to Robb’s kids later so they could use it for blackmail data (ed - he's talking about the last picture here), but then I thought; how can you blackmail somebody who does not understand the concept of shame?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/25/2008 9:03:02 PM | Feedback (0)
From Greg this entire para thing is gonna generate a cloud of sarcasm/snarkiness so dense that you'll need infrared goggles to get from the hotel to the range Greg's talking about the natural instinct of gunbloggers to be sarcastic and Para's possible shock at said tendency.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/20/2008 1:18:26 PM | Feedback (3)
From an IM conversation Gregory says:if you can't laugh at yourself, what can you laugh at?Robb Allen says:YouRobb Allen says: Retarded kids Robb Allen says:The handicapped Robb Allen says:It's easy, actually
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/15/2008 10:27:38 AM | Feedback (11)
Justin sayeth If your goal in a gunfight is to remove your attacker’s ability to form short term memories or solve complex math problems then by all means, shoot for that forehead.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/15/2008 8:51:47 AM | Feedback (1)
Bill Quick reads a bunch of whiney journalists and comments on their horrid spelling and lack of basic grammar skills In what other field are the basic tools of your trade so improperly grasped? To which SteveF replies Software development. It's funny because it's true.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/4/2008 2:19:47 AM | Feedback (0)
Guns really are terrific equalizers. They make us realize that we are all just people - fingers on triggers, a breath between silence and noise. Breda
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/24/2008 1:31:02 PM | Feedback (0)
Coworker (showing the GPS feature on his new iPhone): See, it uses GPS and shows you where you are. Of course, it shows me as being in the parking garage. Me: Close enough for a Hellfire...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/16/2008 7:45:54 PM | Feedback (0)
From XRLQ “Then again, maybe the law of supply and demand is just another one of those failed policies of the past that the new kind of politician audaciously hopes to change.”
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/19/2008 3:38:18 PM | Feedback (0)
From an IM conversation with Greg i just finished reading the internet last week... nothing left to surf
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/22/2008 10:56:34 AM | Feedback (1)
From Greg, commenting on the 6.8 I have to say, I was honestly expecting the 6.8 to feel significantly different from a .223. Other than the sound, there really isn't that much difference. Well, that's a lie. The difference you feel is just in your wallet instead of your shoulder.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/2/2008 1:04:21 PM | Feedback (0)
From my previous post trust me, there's no such thing as an "attempted suicide" with a .44 Magnum
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/30/2008 6:39:22 PM | Feedback (0)
So Xavier pointed out this rather bizarre camera which I then emailed to several of my photography oriented coworkers. 4”x5” camera made from Aluminium, Titanium, Brass, Silver, Gem Stones and a 150 year old skull of a 13 year old girl. Light and time enters at the third eye, exposing the film in the middle of the skull. My coworker responds I'll wait for the 18 year old skull model to come out before I buy. The prices should come down by then.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/24/2008 10:00:04 AM | Feedback (3)
Kim DuToit, wordsmith Remember, this is not “taking the law into your own hands”—the law has never left our possession, we just delegate its enforcement to others temporarily; and if those people are incompetent, we just take it back. This is a point that is so lost on people that sometimes I fear we may not be able to repair this country. The law is what we, the people, make it. Being a vigilante means you go and seek out the bad guys, not that you protect your self or your community....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/23/2008 9:47:08 AM | Feedback (1)
From John R. in the comments here From a strictly practical point of view, if someone's goal was to inflict fatal injuries, a shotgun is a much more ferocious weapon. Machine guns have better PR.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/22/2008 7:52:18 AM | Feedback (1)
But remember, human rights are inherent. Governments may make the free exercise of them awkward but they can only impede; even when penalized or barred, your rights exist. Such a great point. Hobsonian as the choice may be, you still can exercise your rights at any time.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/20/2008 8:20:20 AM | Feedback (2)
From an IM chat with Greg, discussing who to vote for this election cycle. Gregory says: Yeah, i've had the same thought.  I'm still probably going to end up voting for Paul though.  If the country is ready for a socialist dictator bitch, it is also ready for a batshit crazy libertarian.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/23/2008 10:09:58 AM | Feedback (0)
"I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters." "A free America... means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it." "Toleration and liberty are the foundations of a great republic." Frank Lloyd Wright
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/5/2008 9:20:28 AM | Feedback (0)
In response to another "The Founding Fathers couldn't have foreseen advances in firearm technology" letter In counter, I'd like to suggest a five-day waiting period on publication, while the government background checks facts for accuracy, after which time Hammerle can spout off in a paper he prints with lead type and distributed on horseback, just as our Founders intended. Emphasis mine.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/23/2007 10:18:50 AM | Feedback (1)
Oleg considers the new ban on light bulbs Some days I wonder if I got lost on my way to America and ended up elsewhere... No, buddy. You made it here. But here is slowly moving somewhere else under our feet. This is what I was talking about when I discussed how our freedom is slowly eroding away. A light bulb here, transfat there, a specific "looking" firearm all around. Slow boiling of the frog.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/21/2007 11:38:57 AM | Feedback (2)
I like this turn of phrase A gun is a joy of engineering.  It is a nifty machine that throws a rock in a straight line.  It is classically civilized. It's an interesting (albeit a bit morbid) article that talks about the difference between knife and gun fights. It's actually a good read to understand why personally I think crimes committed with a knife are worse than those with a firearm. With the knife, it's personal.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/19/2007 7:50:52 AM | Feedback (1)
Matt Sanchez, as interviewed by Right Wing News' John Hawkins Personally, I'd settle for gays serving, if Congressman John Murtha would stop outing himself as a Marine
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/12/2007 8:05:20 AM | Feedback (1)
Statistics say that the average human has one breast and one testicle. Bithead quoted over at Q&O (who do not have anchors that I can link to in the comments)
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/9/2007 11:09:45 AM | Feedback (4)
From a conversation I'm having right now about shotguns and ammo Gregory says:exactly.  I mean your supply of 10mms is a good thing for normal evil people, but you really need 3" magnum buckshot to deal with the undead. Robb Allen says:True. But I've also found that a great way of dealing with zombies is to indicate that it's election day. They'll then amble around looking for a polling place so they can vote for Democrats.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/6/2007 9:33:56 AM | Feedback (5)
So I'm sitting at a coworker's desk when another guy walks up. Guy B is pretty "progressive" as well as a Grade-A Rabid Democrat and my buddy and I... well, we're not. Anyway, the conversation slips into magnets (I was playing with a rare earth magnet on his desk). Guy B shows off his magnetic bracelet. Coworker: Why do you have a magnetic bracelet? Guy B: It helps with blood circulation. Coworker: You believe that? Oh yeah, you vote Democrat. (you can switch parties on this joke, it's just as...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/31/2007 3:38:12 PM | Feedback (5)
From an email exchange with Greg Yeah, Oleg's a lucky dude.  Hot chicks.  Insane talent.  Access to a ridiculous array of guns.  And he gets paid.  What a life. About this Oleg I'm still trying to figure out how to start a career that pays well and allows me to shoot things.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/29/2007 12:56:32 PM | Feedback (2)
From a comment I left over at The Bitch Girls concerning a link about Ron Paul And the very 2nd comment was about how Ron Paul is The Only Man Who Can Save America! If Jesus came back today, he would ask Ron Paul for tips on getting such devoted disciples.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/23/2007 11:29:02 AM | Feedback (1)
From Boing Boing of all places, on a story about Italy regulating blogs #5 posted by flamingphonebook , October 22, 2007 4:59 AM: Just as with guns, the pattern is registration -> regulation -> confiscation.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/22/2007 10:02:44 AM | Feedback (0)
From Slashdot Statistically, less than half the humans who have been born have died. So chances are you'll live forever. This message brought to you by the Society for the Brutal Abuse of Misleading Statistics. So that's where the Brady Bunch gets their data!
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/17/2007 2:45:32 PM | Feedback (3)
'Cept in these cases *There are only four ex-marines living or dead: two are convicted spies (the only two marines ever convicted for betraying their country), one killed the president, and the other is a congressman.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/29/2007 9:30:06 AM | Feedback (1)
It's okay to ban handguns as long as rifles and shotguns are permitted. The D.C. Circuit, for good reason, called that argument "frivolous." "It could be similarly contended," wrote Senior Judge Laurence Silberman, "that all firearms may be banned so long as sabers were permitted." After all, D.C. does not ban home possession of knives or hatchets. Does that justify the city's handgun ban? Could publication of cookbooks be barred under the First Amendment as long as restaurant guides were...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/27/2007 1:21:44 PM | Feedback (5)
The Brady Campaign wants you to have a handgun the way PETA wants you to have a hamburger. From a commenter on Dave Kopel's article Brady II: The Objectives of the Gun Control Lobby:
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/24/2007 7:40:41 AM | Feedback (0)
It isn't a gun free zone if you get shot The whole concept of a "Gun-Free Zone" is so laughable, yet millions of people buy into the idea that if you put up a sign, it will stop criminals in their tracks. Gun control is based on the same concept as "healing crystals" - that an inanimate object has some sort of magical properties that cause a human being to do things against their will. Most rational people laugh at the idea of chunks of pretty rocks having magical powers, but shape that rock...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/19/2007 8:24:00 AM | Feedback (1)
Stacy nails it So, Sally Field thinks when mothers run the world there won't be any "goddamned war," eh? Just who the hell does she think raises all these suicide bombers? And a two-fer "Come back with your shield or on it," ring any bells?
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/18/2007 9:51:20 AM | Feedback (1)
You do not rise to the occasion in combat, you sink to the level of your training. Do not expect the combat fairy to come bonk you with the combat wand and suddenly make you capable of doing things that you never rehearsed before. It will not happen. Seen here. For all the "guns turn people into killers" drones out there, how do you explain this? You may think that it is easy to kill, that a person only has to walk onto the battlefield and he will become a killer simply because he has been...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/29/2007 4:01:04 PM | Feedback (6)
You know why I like reading newspapers? They remind me what I read on the blogs yesterday.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/22/2007 9:29:49 AM | Feedback (2)
"Do not suppose that abuses are eliminated by destroying the object which is abused. Men can go wrong with wine and women. Shall we then prohibit and abolish women?" -Martin Luther I hope I need not explain my views on this.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/20/2007 1:00:16 PM | Feedback (0)
“When seconds count between life and death, the police are only minutes away.” Emphasis mine. From Pro-Gun Progressive and you should read the rest.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/20/2007 8:21:22 AM | Feedback (0)
From Joe Huffman's blog Henderson's second insight was that despite the right belonging to "the people" in the amendment, it actually belonged only to the militia as an organized military force. To believe this, you have to believe that the United States is the only nation on Earth that felt a need to guarantee its government, in writing, the right to have an army -- which is possible, I suppose, if Jefferson foresaw the attitude of the modern Democrat party towards the military. The Second...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/5/2007 10:01:26 AM | Feedback (5)
As I grow older time seems to be whizzing by at an alarming rate, but Bush has done something unique—he’s managed to make four years seem like an eternity. From commenter KZ at Daily Pundit
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/4/2007 2:25:20 PM | Feedback (2)
“Al-Qaida have a 100-year plan,” Thompson said. “We have a plan until the next election.” and this little gem He told the crowd last night that, when asked why he left the Senate, he responds: “After eight years in Washington, I long for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood. That’s no joke, my friends.” Fred hasn't announced yet, but he wins, hands down against anyone else the RINOs can pull out of their nanny-state asses. Gulliani, McCain, Romney - all POS's I wouldn't bother showing up to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/25/2007 10:33:06 AM | Feedback (4)
A toilet that can’t handle an above-average job is no toilet at all. It's really about lightbulbs, but the analogy fits. The low volume flush was the worst thing ever fostered on the public. I waste more water hitting the plunger 2 or 3 times. Fluorescent bulbs are the same. They don't light worth shit, and I could see me buying 5 of them to get the same light that I would out of a gold old 60 watter.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/24/2007 1:46:36 PM | Feedback (2)
As the anti-self-defense lobby has been telling us for decades, the best way to deal with killer asteroids is to “put up no defense — give them what they want, or run.” Any attempt to defend Earth against an asteroid will just make the asteroid more angry. Hat Tip Lastango
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/20/2007 5:11:31 PM | Feedback (0)
A US military sniper is not going to accept a mission to assasinate a US political figure, and they are not going to accept any mission that requires them to attack a target in the US. Period. If you want that job done, you find a police sniper... (Link) Pardon me for paraphrasing Battlestar Galactica, but at one point in the series, Adama was asked to use the military as police. His response was that the military was used to defeat the enemy and when used as police, the people become the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/13/2007 10:14:44 AM | Feedback (0)
From Liberty Belles People in the United Kingdom are looking to government for help in reducing the incidences of muggings. The government created this situation in the first place by banning gun ownership. The government was nowhere to be found when it came to keeping 24,000 children safe last year. The government appears to be nowhere when it comes to catching criminals. There seems to be a direct correlation between the lack of gun ownership and the lack of personal responsibility. This is...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/14/2007 9:14:19 AM | Feedback (2)
Barry Goldwater, my type of real Republican "I have little interest in streamlining government or in making it more efficient, for I mean to reduce its size. I do not undertake to promote welfare, for I propose to extend freedom. My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them. It is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel old ones that do violence to the Constitution or that have failed their purpose, or that impose on the people an unwarranted financial burden. I will not attempt to...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/1/2007 3:46:10 PM | Feedback (0)
What many in the anti-gun movement are trying to do is to get one to believe that if you put racing stripes and decals on your dad’s Oldsmobile you can take it out to the NASCAR track and compete equally. Rick Schwartz, discussing how most 'assault rifles' are simply cosmetic in nature. Read the whole comment, it's very enlightening.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/26/2007 2:44:55 PM | Feedback (0)
How a politician stands on the Second Amendment tells you how he or she views you as an individual… as a trustworthy and productive citizen, or as part of an unruly crowd that needs to be lorded over, controlled, supervised, and taken care of. — Representative Suzanna Gratia Hupp (TX)
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/16/2007 8:24:47 AM | Feedback (1)
You cannot arm slaves and expect them to remain slaves, nor can you disarm a free people and expect them to remain free. Don Cline - USCCA Member
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/7/2007 1:52:39 PM | Feedback (0)
Lileks, responding to the Ass Plow known as Billy Arkin of the WaPo It’s almost as if the actual troops think they have some sort of absolute moral authority to have an opinion, and this gives them the right to express themselves without considering  the impact that might have on people who disagree. They do have a moral authority, but only when they’re killed, and it transfers immediately to the closest relative who disagreed with the mission.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/1/2007 5:33:23 PM | Feedback (1)
When the government's boot is on your throat, whether it is a left boot or a right boot is of no consequence. — GARY LLOYD For my friends on both sides of the political isle.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 2/1/2007 1:36:19 PM | Feedback (0)
To be civilized is to restrain the ability to commit mayhem.To be incapable of committing mayhem is not the mark of the civilized,merely the domesticated. – Trefor Thomas From my new found friend Kevin over at The Smallest Minority This is something that I think is wrong with our society as a whole. Pacifism is a self-defeating premise. There will always be someone willing to take advantage of the weak. I'm not saying violence solves all problems and I'm definitely of the mindset that it...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/26/2007 1:51:21 PM | Feedback (0)
Not used to seeing this kind of dry wit on a technical post As you can see above, I am looking to see if the connection is currently open, as beginning a transaction on a closed connection is like a gay couple trying to conceive.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/20/2006 1:53:37 PM | Feedback (0)
It's only kinky the first time! Work with me here folks.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/9/2006 3:30:25 PM | Feedback (0)
The kids on the ground are the ones paying for diplomacy where none is warranted. From Tree Hugging Sister, who sums up my frustrations with Iraq and the way the administration has handled and is handling it.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/20/2006 2:09:14 PM | Feedback (1)
President Bush said that if illegal immigrants want citizenship they’d have to do three things: pay taxes, hold meaningful jobs, and learn English. Bush doesn’t meet those qualifications. PJ O’Rourke
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/16/2006 3:00:06 PM | Feedback (0)
From Q&O, discussing the horrible fact that concealed carry permits have lowered crime instead of turning the states that have them into Wild West 2.0 Sometimes the truth hurts, but not as much as a well-placed bullet.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/26/2006 10:24:24 AM | Feedback (5)
From Dave at Garfield Ridge regarding Paris Hilton's DUI arrest "I had one margarita (and) was starving because I had not eaten all day," she said. "Maybe I was speeding a little bit and I got pulled over. I was just really hungry and I wanted to have an In-N-Out Burger." No, sweetheart.  You were starving because you had not eaten all month.  Splenda packets and semen are NOT considered a nutritious breakfast.  You have to add some bacon to that or something. People at work think I'm nuts...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/7/2006 3:00:38 PM | Feedback (1)
And from my own comments, nonetheless Rocket science isn't what it used to be. For most of the really nasty math, I use computer programs or just put the launch pad far enough away in case something goes wrong....
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/30/2005 1:02:00 PM | Feedback (1)
Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part to us, do they? George Carlin
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/12/2005 1:44:00 PM | Feedback (0)
The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis. Dante Alighieri
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/7/2005 9:52:00 AM | Feedback (2)
Paris Hilton is one of those people who, if through some odd freak of physics, was sucked into a wormhole, I'm not sure I'd care. 'Cept for the wormhole thing. That'd be cool.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/9/2005 2:16:00 PM | Feedback (0)
Depression is just anger without enthusiasm.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/13/2005 8:47:00 AM | Feedback (0)
Morality And The Will Of The Masses Whether it's witch-burning, political re-education through gulag vacations, or forcing the reduction of debt to umpteen dozen countries located in luckless Africa, the will of the masses is not always a good thing - particularly if you are a witch, a Russian dissident or an American taxpayer.  
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/7/2005 1:42:00 PM | Feedback (0)
Jon Henke over at Q & O on the plan to build a hotel on Justice Souter’s property The tree of liberty can also be refreshed from time to time with the deeds of tyrants.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 6/29/2005 8:03:00 AM | Feedback (0)
Paul, from Wizbang Hillary was wrong. It doesn't take "a village" to raises a child. It takes responsible parents. When the government can figure out how to fill all the potholes and eliminate crime, THEN maybe we can discuss them raising children.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 5/3/2005 3:50:00 PM | Feedback (2)
From his interview with KerrySenator John Kerry: “That’s what he says, yes.  But as you know, the Vice President’s daughter is quite gay.  A lesbian.  Likes the poon."
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/2/2004 1:15:00 PM | Feedback (0)
Well, at least up until 8:11 AM EST. From Vodka PunditNews has always been a dog-eat-dog business. The blogosphere just makes it more so, and with a nonstop feeding schedule. CBS's problem is, they seem to be determined to act like a Milk-Bone™ instead of a dog.Hat Tip - The Puppy Blender
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/14/2004 8:12:00 AM | Feedback (0)

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