31 May 17 “Government cannot ‘love you,’ and any politics that presumes it can, is destined for no good.” Jonah Goldberg And they call it “progress:” In Chicago over the Memorial Day weekend, the toll is a “mere” five murdered and forty-nine shot that didn’t die (that we know of). The true figure of non-fatal […]
The Bitter End!
29 May 17 “Poker Rules are strict, but simple: Poker asks, nay, commands all its adherents to cut the BS and embrace reality. It will toy with the deluded (those who have everything ‘figured out’) with the playful cruelty of a cat toying with a mouse. So, bring all your convictions and credentials, your anger […]
26 May 17 “We have cleansed and purged the world. Now, we must build. Build plenty of coffins … that’s all you’ll need!” Dialog between Neville (played by Charlton Heston) and Matthias (played by Anthony Zerbe) from the 1971 feature film, “Omega man.” A 2007 remake (“I am Legend”) starred Will Smith. Buried in today’s […]
24 May 17 Another success story, due to a constant state of personal alertness: “We arrived at the Tesla Charger just before 9:00pm. It was in a downtown, underground parking garage. While the car charged, we walked to a local café for a burger. They closed at 9:00pm, so we just made it. We noticed […]
22 May 17 There is an immeasurable distance between late, … and too late! Og Mandino Today’s events in the UK: Another terrorist suicide bombing, this time at the entrance to a packed entertainment arena, just as a popular concert ended. At least nineteen dead on the spot (a number sure to go up), twenty […]
Life in CA!
21 May 17 “Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.” Oscar Wilde CA, “leading the way,” once more! CA’s AG maintains a “Roster of Handguns Certified for Sale.” As you might imagine, the list of handguns that may be legally purchased in CA is continuously […]
19 May 17 Trends: From a friend and colleague in MD: S&W’s M&P 2.0 in 45ACP has really caught-on here in MD, along with the SIG 320 in the same caliber, and SA’s XD/S in the same caliber, and also the Kahr PM45! All address a specific political issue when you live in a state […]
19 May 17 “Never open the door to a ‘lesser evil,’ for greater ones invariably slink in after it.” Baltasar Gracián Comments on my last Quip, from a colleague and Rabbi: “Centuries ago, Rabbi Hillel (of so goes the legend), was asked by a skeptic if he could succinctly define his religion, all while standing […]
18 May 17 “Lectures you deliver may be wise and true, Yet, I’d rather get my lesson by observing what you do. For I may misunderstand you, and the high advice you give, But, there’s no misunderstanding the way you act and live.” Edgar A Guest Flawed “heroes:” It has always struck me as curious […]
15 May 17 “Where, oh where, can my pistol be? Liberals took it away from me I’ve gone to heaven, because I tried to be ‘good’ I didn’t have my pistol with me, so I had to leave- yeah- this world” With sincerest apologies to J Frank Wilson & The Cavaliers in “Last Kiss,” from […]
Cars and “Gender Equality!”
12 May 17 Next Step? When liberals here promote the banning of guns, one retort is that, if liberals were really interested in protecting citizens, they would want to ban cars too. Liberals have always recoiled at the suggestion, saying that the two issues were “not related.” Until now! An editorial in the popular Swedish […]
11 May 17 Trucks! Of all exportable terrorist attack methods, using hijacked trucks to plow into groups of pedestrians is among the most effective and easiest to put together. There is no lack of “recent converts to Islam” who can be recruited to carry-out one of these attacks, and one needn’t look very far to […]
The Political Promotion of Violent Crime
9 May 17 “In these modern times, many are wounded for not having weapons, nor knowledge of their use.” Achille Marozzo, 1536 The man charged with Boston’s double murder last weekend, Bampumim Teixeira, had been previously (recently) convicted of two bank robberies. Upon his conviction for armed robbery, he served a total of ONLY NINE […]
Life and Death!
8 May 17 “Safe” places and “safe” Neighborhoods! Last weekend, two prominent physicians, living in the “high-rent district” of Boston, MA, were victims of a home invasion. Both were tied-up by a single, armed burglary suspect. Then, while thus helpless, both had their throats slit and subsequently bled to death! One of them, prior to […]
Can you spell H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-S-Y?
4 May 17 Can you spell H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-S-Y? Many of America’s perpetually unproductive/unemployed neo-Communists, masquerading as “liberals,” have unhappily discovered that their hallmark bullying, threatening tactics, particularly at colleges and universities, are only effective when there is no resistance. Recently, some of the other side have morphed into “hard targets,” and the left is horrified and […]
3 May 17 “Excellence is an Art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue and excellence, but rather we have those, because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle Do “sleazy” people have less of […]
2 May 17 Another success story! “I am writing to thank you for your training. I found myself putting it to use far sooner than I ever imagined! Last week, my family and I were visiting in-laws, and we were out on the town, walking to several local attractions. As we walked down a pier, […]
1 May 17 “At least once, everyone should have to run for his life, so he will know and understand that eggs don’t come from stores, that safety does not come from police, and that ‘news’ is not something that happens to other people.” Robert Heinlein A “success story,” from a student on the East […]