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Remember, folks: whenever a woman says "die for me because you are a man," just look her in the eye and say "my body, my choice."
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Monday, February 11, 2013

If Anybody Wonders Why I'm Trying to Build Bridges...

... between my 2nd Amendment friends and my MHRA friends, it's because they have so very much in common - a love of Freedom, as extolled in the Declaration of Independence and as described in the US Constitution.

*link:
http://adaptivecurmudgeon.wordpress.com/2013/02/11/internal-inconsistencies-of-life-which-i-will-not-abide-part-i/

"  Internal Inconsistencies Of Life Which I will Not Abide: Part I
“There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.” Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy
I’ve been told to believe too much inconsistent nonsense and it’s bad juju.  Therefore I’ve sifted through a small sample of bullshit which has been shoveled my way and started a list (in no particular order) of “concepts which piss me off” (TM).   "
Go read the rest of it!

(IMH - and unscientific - O, the main sticking points seem to be thus:  Many 2A activists still buy into the myth of traditional chivalry, and some MHRAs still buy into the myth that restricting guns will reduce violence.)

3 comments:

  1. I actually rather like most of these. I think the sticking point with guns is that a cheap gun makes it easy for someone to simply buy it on a whim rather than thinking about it...it's kinda like, well, people get depressed and suicidal, let's make deadly drugs and rope and razors and guns easy for them to access, so that in that moment of ultimate despair, it won't be too inconvenient for them. But the problem is that for a suicidal person, the ultimate despair moment will directly injure them. It'll ripple and hurt a lot more people, but directly, the gun, rope, razor, or whatever will only kill one person. While someone, male or female, could get incredibly angry, and riding a wave of anger, go to the store, grab a gun, and use that tool to possibly hurt a lot more people than just that one suicidal person.

    Basically, I have nothing against guns and I support the right for sane, responsible people to have them, but the possibility of Jane or John Doe having a huge argument with their spouse and being able to get a gun that night without any chance to cool down...

    Related note:
    Hi! Sorry, school is ridiculous, and I'm actually trying to do really well in my classes so it's even more ridiculously difficult. I have a paper due tomorrow, actually, that I still need to polish up. I don't really spend much time online at this point unless I'm researching. Just thought I'd pop by and say hello.

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    1. Good to see you Jessica! I hate to sound like such a mom, but I'm glad you're trying to make the most of your education - it's going to be tough out there when you graduate.

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    2. Believe me, I know. It's a scary thought. My solution? Stay in school as long as I can, get the degrees that will make people want to hire me, and work my butt off. I'm currently working a 40-hour week, taking 15 credit hours, tutoring for an hour a week, go to church for an hour a week, and I'm in two clubs (one meets every week, for about two hours. The other is every other week for an hour). The co-president of the weekly one asked me to apply for the open secretarial spot because I have yet to miss a meeting. I managed to catch a free showing of The Princess Bride (possibly one of my favorite movies ever) last Friday, and spent some time with a friend afterwards.

      So yeah, I'm to the point where I'm about to pencil in time for breathing, but I am surviving and thriving. I do really well when I'm under so much pressure (it's harder to put stuff off when you know that you have nowhere to put it off to), and a whole buttload of well-rounded and work experience doesn't hurt either. I have reached the point where I have to say no to any other commitments that pop up, though. I like eating and sleeping too much.

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