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I must admit that I have been waiting for one of Gaius’s thoughtful posts to liven things up but I understand the rigors of the daily grind and children, so I’ll give you a rounding of what is happening in the news.
LoCo wants to close 4 schools they own outright, which will save 2 million a year in operating costs. Meanwhile, 68+million will go to LCPS for fiscal year 2015. The tax rate went down .05 cents and my assessment went up 100k. That means it will only cost me another $1,000 in taxes. What a deal. And they have cut back many services in savings already. Hmm. Where is that Silver Line?
–Fast&Furious……crickets.
–Benghazi……crickets.
–IRS……crickets.
–NSA……crickets.
–Immigration reform…Dem….active.
–Equal pay for women….Dem….active.
–Koch brothers…..Dem….active.
–Bloomberg 50 million towards curtailing gun rights….Dem….new.
–Holder and Obama targeted with racism…..Dem….active.
–ObamaCare……GOP….semi-active (becoming obscure with diversions)
We have a guy feeding cows on federal land who won’t pay the Feds grazing rights. It got heated and civilians are toe-to-toe with armed Feds. Was getting ugly and not over yet. Meantime Putin is land grabbing more of the old USSR while everyone else in the world wags fingers. Ever notice that when big wars bring down aggressors, that nations go into downsizing mode with their military. The focus changes and the eye goes off the ball. During that period of non-focus, aggressors re-emerge upon the scene. Isn’t what keeps them in check are strong military nations at the ready?
Gas is up right when I am getting ready to go fishing. Why are we spending $2 for crop and processing to make $1 of ethanol, just so we can continue to ruin the internal combustion engines that use it? And food is going up. We feed ourselves and others with wheat and corn staple, yet there isn’t enough because of what is wasted as “alternate fuel”. If we took the same amount of corn and distilled it, we could save money, have less vehicles on the road and feel good about being anally raped. I guess being drunk has advantages and savings too. But, heh, ALL food is up. Steak is up (because they feed them corn I guess). I see new taxes on all my utility bills. What’s up with that? What is more important:desert turtles (who don’t like solar farms) or smelts that are nothing more than Egret food? Ever notice where many of the supermarket meats come from lately? Do you really like brushing your teeth with toothpaste that comes from the same country of massive pollution and lead paint toys that cause suicide in supervisors?
And we don’t need another 4 years of a woman president. It has been too long since we had balls in the White House. And we need more testicles in Congress too. A poster here thinks we need to build locally politically and move up. I agree, but I also agree that with a good role model at the top working down that you meet in the middle and get there twice as fast.
Out of all this news (or lack there of), that situation in Nevada with the cows has got my focus. The guy is wrong in his understanding of things. Should it have gotten out of hand? Yes, because the government is involved and that has rallied the people. The underlying theme here is freedom from government and in this case it doesn’t matter if the issue is right or wrong. It is a cause for the people and it will escalate. Could be the beginning of the people’s revolution. Someone is going to die and then all bets are off. Citizens have reached their breaking point and need a circumstance. I’ll be fishing and watching. If need be I might need to extend my vacation and visit the southwest although I’m pretty sure the uprising will come to a neighborhood near me in time. Until then I’ll be starving, going broke with taxes and healthcare. If you feel for my plight and to keep me off the government dole, you may send contributions to me here at NVTH. I promise that any excess funds will be used to buy more worthwhile things…….like bullets.

It appears that 2 people won Mega-Millions on Friday. Some lone individual in Florida will be taking showers with over 500 million dollars (before taxes I believe) and I, with many others, won our own lottery. The biggest and most contested race at the convention was the Lt. Governor’s race. Everyone one had their opinion and favorite candidate, as I had mine. One thing for sure, Jeannemarie Davis was knocked out on the first vote, as was delegates intentions. Republicans are getting back to principles again (sort of) and purging those with questionable conservative credentials. JD is bad on gun rights (Yes, I said rights) and was dealt with accordingly. How it should be.

A field of seven took 4 votes to determine a winner by the rules. 2 at a vote were knocked off until a clear winner ensued. Funny thing is, all 4 votes proved one winner by a 2 to 1 margin or better, yet 50% + 1 was necessary. Go figure. Voting started at 1pm yet a winner wasn’t announced until 10:30 pm. There was some “glitches” of which I don’t want to speculate on, which caused a great time lapse between votes. With idle time comes boredom and the paper airplane air force engineers plied their trade. One guy really knew his craft. It so offended the convention staff that an announcement was made to cease, because of the chance of an airplane destroying one of the gazillion dollar trin-a-tron TV screens. What this did do is help speed the vote process, which I was thankful for. I believe Va. blue laws don’t allow voting on Sunday (I just made that up).

Bottom line is, a non-establishment outsider won. His name is E. W. Jackson. It disturbed those who wanted a party “insider” to hold the slot but this time the system worked. With some poutiness and bruised egos from other candidates, a real champion for the people, who hasn’t been tainted by the system, will go up against the D and I candidate. The D candidate will be whatever sucker they can find that is willing to be humiliated in the public forum and the I candidate will be someone from a town of population 2000 who hopes he/she can get votes from family members and have something to tell the grandbabies.

Although long, it was a good time seeing good friends and some unexpected old acquaintances. Many there applied their right of gun carry and no one was in fear of anything. Well, almost anyway. It seems that Eric Cantor was there to provide words to members attending Friday night’s dinner (supper for Southerners) and he was caught in the convention area RACING, with his contingent of armed protection plus one State Trooper, down the hall, probably looking for the safety of his armored Featherlite (in this case feather HEAVIER) where he could re-compose himself. This squish has a fear that people are out to do him harm. Thorozine might be of some use here. Maybe a day of reflection and looking in the mirror might help resolve his issues. With this type fear, guilt is usually a driving force. His day of political theatre is coming to an end. Other than that, I return unscathed back to you, albeit someone tired and a bit achy. I am really psyched over the outcome of this convention. The future of Va. is in very strong and capable hands if we win the day at election. I know many of you will be doing your part for our future. I will be.

My daughter sent this to me. I have read articles by Larry and I like him. He knows what he is talking about and doesn’t back down from talking about what he knows. The article is VERY long and may as well be considered a book. He addresses EVERYTHING about guns, gun use, gun crimes, gun laws and all the ridiculous anti-gun talking points that are nothing more than “feel good” clap trap and have no use or place in the discussion. While you are there, check out his blog roll and check some of the sites. Plenty of good articles there also.

We have discussed about every issue (repeatedly-why thick headed people can’t comprehend is beyond me) on this blog over the years and all of it is put in one place and IN ITS PLACE with Larry’s article. If he doesn’t know, he says so. If he does know, try to pay attention this time. Anti-gunners just don’t have a leg to stand on. This article will show you (liberals) where you err in your arguments. Good reading!

You’re probably saying to yourself, “no way that number computes. It has to be false”, and you would be right. Just like the 90% touted by news organizations that say gun owners are on board with further background checks. It just ain’t true. I was at the Expo gun show this weekend and found many changing things. Cars in the parking lot had flyers on them stating how Obama didn’t get his way because the Senate still holds the 2A as being dear. It mentioned the 5 Dems who voted against the bill, gave their e-mail and asked for people to send a message thanking them. They received many replies to the good for their votes.

I noticed the usual buys of ammunition but not such intensity over gun purchases. Many black rifles were being paraded around by private owners, hoping to make a sale. Those that stopped by our table shared their experience there with me. One woman wanted to experience buying a rifle for her son. She was so elated and we had a good conversation. She even bought some militaria for her husband from me. My partner told me she came back on Sunday and asked about me. I find that many customers are like that. I get excited for the people as they are for the experience. Most had a mis-conception of what guns and gun people were all about (probably by listening to ANTI-gun people) and find it to be a pleasurable time. They also mention “feelings” to me and realize that haste, without logic or reason, most assuredly is waste. What makes it worth while is when these anti-gun people become enlightened, and then pass their beliefs and experience on to others. Their truth becomes greater than mine since they realize that lies kept them in the dark.

One thing is sure: when you have more 2A proponents, you have more voices to uphold the law. If nothing else, it’s not “leave my guns alone” as it is “enforce the laws we have”. And then they vote.

There are no mirrors in the White House, otherwise Obama wouldn’t say this crap, right? Listen to this video where he talks about shame, lies and politics. He seems to be projecting since this is exactly what he does, but the shoe (again) is on the other foot and now he pouts. Poor baby. He shamed the American people, he lied about what this type law would do, and he is always using politics about these issues. He’s mad cause he didn’t get his way, plain and simple. Can we go back to the shame, lies and politics of Obamacare?

Wow. What do police think about gun control? Listen to elected law enforcement, and you would think the line law enforcement officer would be convinced that restricting guns would help them. Oops. Read the link. Read the questions and answers. The biggest positive influence to reducing the tragic results of active shooters, according to those that actually are the paid professional responders, would be to have more civilians armed and carrying.

Doesn’t this administration understand the uniqueness of our country and why we don’t/no longer follow suit. This deal with the dictator policy of universal worldwide gun registration VIOLATES (and will trump) our 2A rights. Even most lefty/liberal Senators know this (but there are some Repuhs that don’t) and won’t have anything to do with it. Problem is, if this administration signs on to it, it only needs a time when 2/3 Senate majority ratifies it (open ended for the future) and we all know how political cycles go. With so many things being administered wrong in this country, why would we even allow this show to go on the road? I, personally, don’t want to envision dictates from the UN (and every depot/socialist/communist/anti-freedom/anti-American country) on how my life will be run here in the US. Isolationism was something I subscribed to back in my younger years and others who were “more savvy” changed my mind by making me “see the light”. My conclusion is……that initial gut feeling will always serve you best!