Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Cars kill people, will you ban them too? - A cowards cop out.

OK...let's try this one on for size. I'm a legal gun owner. But when the discussion goes to; "hey cars kill people everyday. Are you going to ban them too"...I just have to roll my eyes and cringe at the stupidity. Guns are made for the specific purpose of maiming and killing. They were not made to be paper weights and they weren't made for target practice. Target practice was invented to become proficient in using a gun accurately So lets just get that out of the way.

There are nuts in this world. That's just a cold reality of life, but we can't all become stupid just because we have a Constitution and a 2nd amendment. We may not be able to stop all of them but we may be able to reduce the frequency of these types of horrific and deadly events. Common sense and critical thinking must override anyone's sense of a Constitutional right to own stock piles of guns, or silencers or armor piercing bullets. It's all getting a bit absurd. And, there is a reason the government doesn't allow people to have fully automatic machine guns unless they are federally licensed fire arms dealers or law enforcement. It's called public safety and the good of the people.

So to think making adjustments, conversions, or additions to guns to make them operate as if the were fully automatic is OK without a good reason (and it better be because our shores have been invaded and they're shooting)...Most sane people I think would agree it isn't OK...(and no...you don't get to keep them just in case)...

There is no innate right of the public to possess armament such as silencers, bazookas, armor piercing bullets, automatic weapons, military or military style weapons and devices designed for the soul purpose of killing and maiming. Again, that's what weapons were made for and it's in the public's best interests to restrict and deny if necessary access and availability to the public domain.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

In my best "Jimmy Dugan" voice...There's no silencers in hunting!

There are no silencers in hunting you cowards. If you want silent hunting, try using a bow! Someone actually elected the idiots that wrote this legislation. If not, some idiots at the NRA wrote it, and gave it to the idiots who were elected. Either way, it's deadly wrong. The idea that silencers are manufactured, marketed and sold as a product to "protect the hearing of users" is absurd on it's face. There are ear plugs and other ear protection devices on the market now for that. No device, marketed as "hearing protection" or otherwise, should be allowed to be sold to the public, in which the hearing protection or a lowering of the decibel level of a fired weapon is the result of the weapon's projectile passing through a device affixed in any manner or form to the end of a weapon.

 Armor piercing bullets? You people watch too many movies. I will admit, it might be fun to have target practice on a nazi or isis vehicle...but that's about as far as it goes...start a business...buy a tank...get a federal firearms license and rent it out as a shooting gallery. Provide armor piercing bullets for realism, AND be accountable for every one of them. Because if you can not account for a single projectile, you will lose your federal firearms licence, forfeit all assets, and go to jail for not less than 20 years for the first offense. Exactly why the hell does anyone need armor piercing bullets? Because they can? Sorry, armor piercing bullets do not belong in the public domain and should be restricted to military and in certain emergency circumstances to the police. The fact that we have a Constitution with a 2nd amendment doesn't mean we must all now become stupid.

PS, I am a registered gun owner who is not a member of the NRA and I stand with other responsible gun owners against any bill this stupid. There are no special interests and there is no amount of money that makes this bill sane. To even think about bringing such a bill forward shows enfeeblement of mind and an unfitness for the office to which they were elected.

Monday, October 2, 2017

The Damaged Psyche of a Broken Nation

This tragic event in Las Vegas is deplorable and brings to the forefront of discussion the reality of America's broken psyche. Almost daily we hear of tragic events occurring around the country. Our jails are full but the echos of pure evil go unheard. No place in this nation is immune. We suffer natural disaster, murder, poverty and worse, a government that is ill equipped to address the root causes of our plight. Our vanishing humanity, our gullibility, our anger and distrust of others, reinforced daily by massive media bombardments of breaking news containing dubious information whose relevance and credibility are just as dubious.

Congress has certainly exacerbated the issue. Political divisiveness, our lack of a national, comprehensive health care system that includes a mental health component, gun control or lack thereof, the poor, the jobless, the sick, there is much blame to go around. Our republic is crumbling because the scales of humanity have tilted and evil's ability to overcome good is at it's mightiest. Our own shores have become those teaming with wretched refuse and our nation grieves between wallowing in our shame.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Corporate Tax Breaks - National Genocide

I simply can not believe we are going through this again. We've had trickle down economics since before Reagan, then we had eight years of unpaid tax breaks for the rich during Bush. They said corporations would use the tax breaks to create millions of jobs. Instead, few jobs were created, employee wages staggered, operations were move offshore, they used their tax break win fall to pay corporate dividends and eventually, the entire economy crashed.

Bottom line? I will never again believe giving billions of dollars in tax breaks to corporations creates jobs, helps the economy, or the middle class. This country needs tax reforms, but corporate tax breaks for the reasons above isn't reform, it's national genocide.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Thought of the Day - Self Imposed Mediocracy

As long as we allow our political parties and our system of elections to put forth mediocre candidates, the outcome can only result in mediocrity. We deserve better and we cannot allow it to continue into our next elections. This goes for local, state, and federal elections as well. Mediocracy begins at the source. We can not again as a nation afford to choose unwisely and we can never again allow poor choices to be our only choices.

Friday, September 29, 2017

What happened? We happened.

It's devastating to learn that foreign elements have exploited vulnerabilities in our elections. However, the real problem can't be solved with hardware, software, or censorship. Their biggest achievement was the exploitation of a single human vulnerability.

Zbigniew Brzezinski (that was Mika's dad) had it right when he said and I'll paraphrase; "we've lost our ability to reason and to think critically". If there's 2 things to take away from this it's; "There were no foreign agents in the booth with us while we voted, and the government can't protect us from our own gullibility. In the meantime, the 12th person in the Presidential Line of Succession has resigned in disgrace and virtually the entire administration is under investigation by special prosecutors for the DOJ/FBI. Exactly how does a nation undo the damage done by it's gullibility?

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The Roy Moore election and democracy in America

The election of Roy Moore clearly illustrates the danger America faces. You can not wrap a political platform of racism and religious fanaticism in the flag of nationalism and call it democracy or say that it's right for America. Be that as it may, his primary opponent was just as dangerous.