An eclectic, haphazard, some times light hearted collection of essays, photos, rants and musings. All photos shown and opinions expressed are mine alone, unless otherwise attributed. I’m no expert, I’m just, well--opinionated!
Monday, November 10, 2008
10 November, Marine Corps Birthday
On 10 November, 1775, the Continental Marines began recruiting at Tun Tavern, in Philadelphia, Pa. The United States Marine Corps has honored that date as its birthday ever since.
In honor of my Marine brothers, both present and past, we're flying the flag today at blog648.
"But I think it is an imperfect document, and I think it is a document that reflects some deep flaws in American culture…it also reflected the fundamental flaw of this country that continues to this day."– Barack Obama on the U.S. Constitution
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.--Mark Twain ______________________
There can be no more fundamental civil right than the right to self-defense, because in some circumstances it *is* the right to life. If someone doesn’t recognize the RKBA [Right to Keep and Bear Arms], they don’t recognize an individual’s right to life, period. Those who talk about "Society’s" rights have no concept of - and thus place no real value on - the worth and dignity of the individual. People like that build re-education camps and gulags.--Voolfie, a blogger
There is danger that, if the Court does not temper its doctrinaire logic with a little practical wisdom, it will convert the constitutional Bill of Rights into a suicide pact.--Justice Robert H. Jackson in Terminiello v. Chicago (Emphasis added.)
"We must reject the idea that every time a law is broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions." --Ronald Reagan
This is my choice for everyday concealed carry and self-defense. It’s affordable, concealable, 100% reliable, and comes with a lifetime warranty. New stock ships with two double stack 13 round magazines (10 shot magazines are available). The first shot is double-action, subsequent shots are single action and it has an ambidextrous hammer de-cocking safety and slide release. It’s designed for easy take-down for cleaning and quick and easy reassembly. It has an automatic firing pin safety and will not fire accidentally if dropped or bumped. Recoil is minimal and easily handled. I took my daughter shooting and we fired 4 different handguns. This was her favorite.
"I don't think you can criticize the President for trying to act on the belief that they have a substantial amount of chemical and biological stock. ... That is what I was always told."–William Jefferson Clinton as quoted by Joel Siegel in the New York Daily News, 4/16/03
My daughter-in-law Susan has gone into business for herself. She is so crafty and creative. She handcrafts and sews baby blankets, quilts, pillows, handbags, shopping bags, diaper bags, baby clothes, you name it. Check out her blog and website linked directly below. If you like what you see, be sure to tell her I sent you. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org .
Freedom of speech does not confer upon anyone the right to be published. Nor does it impose on other citizens the duty to listen or to acknowledge the speech. Most importantly, it does not grant an immunity from criticism for the speech one gives -- because that would also constrain free speech.--Ed Morrissey at Captain's Quarters
...Columbia University won't allow U.S. military recruiters on campus because "Don't ask, don't tell" discriminates against homosexuals, but it will invite Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose government beheads you if they think you're bebottoming.--Mark Steyn
"Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms. … The right of citizens to bear arms is just one guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard, against the tyranny which now appears remote in America but which historically has proven to be always possible." --Hubert H. Humphrey
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Utah has issued more than 100,000 concealed weapon permits. That means, whether you like it or not, about one out of every 25 people you meet on the street, in the mall or on campus, could be carrying a gun.–John Hollenhorst, KSL News
"...the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."--Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights